New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

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New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by NokNok » August 19, 2019, 6:20 pm

I am in a hotel for a few weeks while I look for an apartment or house to rent.

I went to TMB today with GF who has account there, they said as a foreigner to open an account, I have to do it in Bangkok in the headquarters office.
I'm new to this but understand finding a bank that will let me open an account is a bit of a wild goose chase.

Which banks and locations should I try?

I'm hoping to build up the 800K in a thai bank in the next year or so. Am i going to be able to find any bank to do this while in a hotel, or will I need a lease and residency permit?



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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by saint » August 20, 2019, 1:56 pm

Try Bangkok Bank , Phonsi road , their main branch .Most international of all Thai banks .

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by parrot » August 20, 2019, 2:03 pm

Siam Commercial Bank on Phosri Rd is also expat friendly. If you go in an just stand near the seating area, someone will come to assist you. Just say you want to open an account with 800k. Smooth as silk I'll guess. Remember, single owner only for immigration purposes.

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Post by jackspratt » August 20, 2019, 2:58 pm

A lot of people have also found Kasikorn to be accommodating.

Hint: If the first branch you try says no, just move on to the next branch, or bank.

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Post by semperfiguy » August 20, 2019, 3:23 pm

Nok Nok, email me at semperfiguy68@hotmail.com and I will give you a sure contact at Bangkok Bank that will help you, and she is very good and speaks excellent English.
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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by pipoz4444 » August 22, 2019, 6:50 pm

Try KASIKORN Bank at Central Plaza.

You will need an Address and or Rental Agreement in place, plus copy of your Passport with Non IMM O-A visa.

On another note, as you are new to Udon Than, I presume you have done your TM 30 at the Udon Thani Immigration office, since arriving.

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by udonfox » August 26, 2019, 4:06 pm

I had no problem opening an account at SCB on Phosri rd.But that was13 years ago.I also had no problem with Kasikorn,that was about 7 years ago.Times have changed though.All the best !

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by mickojak » August 26, 2019, 4:34 pm

I went to Bangkok bank at Boonthavorn on the western side of ring road.
Open a "be 1st" account with debit card.
All international deposits will be marked as such for proof of sending funds to yourself from overseas.
If doing international transactions i use transferwise.
Banks will rape you on exchange rates and fees.
English speakers and is very easy.
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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by rick » August 27, 2019, 7:51 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
August 22, 2019, 6:50 pm
Try KASIKORN Bank at Central Plaza.

You will need an Address and or Rental Agreement in place, plus copy of your Passport with Non IMM O-A visa.

On another note, as you are new to Udon Than, I presume you have done your TM 30 at the Udon Thani Immigration office, since arriving.

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Do not need to do a TM30 while staying at a hotel, should be done for you automatically after you have presented your passport to them (can always ask). If staying anywhere else, you will need to do one.

If having problem proving your address to a bank, immigration MIGHT help you with a letter (about 500 baht).

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by glalt » August 27, 2019, 10:18 pm

A friend of mine retired here and had that problem. I took him to an immigration office and explained the problem that he wanted to deposit 800,000 baht for a retirement visa. The immigration tore off a piece of scrap paper and wrote something in Thai and told my friend to give that note to the bank. He gave it to the bank official and fifteen minutes later he had a bank account and an ATM card.

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by Domat » August 27, 2019, 10:28 pm

I opened a bank account last December at Bangkok Bank. I had to bring a resident certificate from the immigration, after no problem, deposit 1000 baht. Have a ATM card to,

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Re: New to Udon, have non o-a, want to get Thai savings account

Post by tamada » August 29, 2019, 11:00 am

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