In today's video, I speak with 20-year expat Tom, who almost found himself unable to re-enter Thailand after attempting do a pseudo-visa run. Find out what transpired after several problems with immigration he finally managed to get back into the country.
Another story from a former expat and why he decided to move back to his home country of the United States of America.
Here’s a dozen tips and pieces of advice to help you on your journey to becoming an expat, mostly for the younger wanna-be expats who desire to some far-away, foreign land. Some of these suggestions apply for travel in general and as I said, to anyone considering becoming an expat, young or old.
Remember, anything can happen and proper planning not only means being prepared to live in a foreign country but also being prepared in the event you need to leave. Last but not least, Some guys say they will never marry and don’t ever want kids. For whatever reason, one day they end up married with children. Expect the unexpected, think the what IFs and plan accordingly.
In this video I’m going to discuss why one fed up, long-time American expat has decided to leave Thailand. For years Thailand’s immigration department has been scrutinized by expats. One of the most common objectives to how Thai immigration handles foreigners is to simply state, “They don’t want foreigners here. They want us to leave. They only want our money.” Why else would they want you foreigners moving to their country? Because they want to brag about how many westerners love to retire in their country? It’s a business, plain and simple and if you have what they consider enough money to stay here, they want you here. They don’t want foreigners costing the government money, they want foreigners spending money, which is fair enough. With every change to the immigration system, every proposal, with every new law implemented, expats question, “Is it all too much. Is it still worth it?”