Sorry to say that Tour groups have stopped coming to Thailand until the 4th Feb 2020 in an attempt to contain this virus.
I have been reading about it for a week now and in particular the CDC reports and some old SARS reports from people that were closely involved 17 years ago.
What can you do?
There are a combination of things however with a virus some advice is to wash your hand all the time. Try not to touch your face or eyes. I have been avoiding places that host tourists and tours ie hotels, tourist attractions, etc.
Personally, it reminds me that we will not be here forever and so get your house in order. Meaning that you should have documents that direct others to your wishes should something happen to you.
I know this sounds like a cheap plug for us and thats why I say you do not have to make your Wills with Thai888 Law. You can go anywhere but please make something.
If you dont know how to make one or what to say, contact me for a checklist.
Regards Kelvin Bamfield
CEO Thai888 Law Company
Abroad Funerals Pattaya Thailand
Office: View Talay Building 5D Office Number 10 & 12,
Ground Floor Thappraya Road, Jomtien, Nongprue,
Banglamung, Chonburi Thailand 20150
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living Will and last Will is a must have in Thailand – its much cheaper than laying in hospital racking up huge bills
Its only Jan and such bad news – air breathing mask
Wow trying to stay positive however the air quality is very very bad and so you should have a breathing mask if you are outside for any length of time.
Air purifier for home or office
These are good machines as they detect bad air and filter it – you will sleep better and also give your lungs 7-8 hours to recover.
Air pollution, Chinese Corona Virus, Economy
Not looking good at all – many expats doing it tough as their currency is down against the Thai Baht. This means some are cutting back on necessities. However you should make a Will – this is cheap compared to the costs incurred if you don’t have one
This is happening now. A young man laying in hospital in a coma from a bike accident. There is no Living Will or Thailand Last Will, therefore no one can make decisions about this young mans future. There is no next of kin (NOK) and so the Embassy has to nominate someone to make decisions for this man via a power of attorney POA. The person nominated may be simply getting on with their life and may not need this responsibility. They may not want to travel to Thailand to take care of this case. Because when you think of it there is added expense, work and family disruption, airfares/hotel/taxi/translator and doing extremely difficult legal work in Thailand. The cost per day in the ICU hospital is 70,000 baht per day however if this young man had of made a Living or Last Will then someone could have managed this situation. For example the patient could have been moved to another (international) hospital at 40,000 baht per day. But unfortunately this is not the case. No documents and the patient just lies there.
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Making a Last or Living Will is not about age as this person is in his 40’s and I have another friend in hospital with a stroke (age 43) – If you are riding a motor bike in Then this is the number 1 killer on the roads – you are gambling and need to make preparations with a Will – its not expensive. You may say “oh I dont have anything” and this is not true. You have your body and if something happens like the above someone needs to make decisions for you.
You may think “oh its easier for someone else to look after” not true as the situation above is costing 70,000 baht per day. This burden belongs to someone
You need to contact me mailto:email@example.com NOW.
follow the link as WordPress has a limit on space https://www.facebook.com/thai888LAW/videos/10161274844255113/?t=1
Hello and thank you to all our existing and new clients. This year we did not have our traditional party for you all. The main reason is that Thai888 Law has grown and we felt that it was time to give back to the needy and so each week at the Pattaya City Expats Club we have been donating some money for Christmas presents for the children.
There are dozens of other charities to and so instead of giving to one we have been trying to give to the ones we feel are more worthy. The ones with small overheads so that most of the money goes to the children.
How about you?
Its very good Karma to give in a Buddhist country and so I ask you to give something back to the country that allows you to stay.
Every little bit helps.
Merry Christmas to you all and see you next year.
Although we will still be in the Pattaya area we are planning to have lunch on the 25th and the staff will not return until the 3rd Jan 2019.
Our client wanted to post this however did not have a Google account and so they have allowed me to post it here.
Hello again Mr. Bamfield,
It is my pleasure to hear from you again, and my honor to write a review for you. I am going to send you the review, in red, in this email, for you to look over.
So my question to you is: is there somebody in your Thai888 Law and Funeral Services Company / office that can post this review using their Google account? My review is truly heartfelt, and will come across as such, so I do not think that the user name would be an issue. I think any first name would be fine, without the need to use a last name. If that is a problem, I will get another SIM card and open the Google account. I want to do this and I will get it done, so please inform on this point.
Here is the review. I put much thought into this because I wanted the review to have an impact.
Thank you also for the Pattaya City expat club recommendation. I will urge Diane to attend it on Sunday (I am currently in Rayong, as Diane went to Pattaya for an art class).
Attorneys, dentists, and mechanics : We all need them, but negative stereotypes and past experiences have led us to subconsciously to avoid them, until absolutely necessary. As overseas expats, this problem is compounded by both the language barrier and general unfamiliarity of being in a foreign country.
In the West, people hold their breath nervously, as each second that passes in consultation with a lawyer costs serious money (along with any follow-up correspondence from even low level people). The exact opposite is true here: I was quite surprised at how generous Kelvin was with his time, out of basic human kindness. In fact, Kelvin even contacted local authorities about a unique situation that I had, without even being asked to do so, at no cost to me. All costs were more than reasonable, and spelled out clearly. Other law offices that I had misfortune of dealing with wanted exorbitant fees for even the simplest of paperwork, simply because they could get away with it in a foreign land, and because they spoke English.
Of course, having the job done correctly is the primary concern, and I was impressed with his attention to detail. My gut feeling tells me that this will be done right. I also know that he is reachable and responsive at all times, should I need to contact him. Kelvin has been here for 19 years, so he knows the lay of the land quite well. Did I mention how genuinely warm, friendly, and human he was? Again, that is one of those gut feel issues that intuitive people latch onto.
I never thought that I would be honored to write an upbeat appraisal for someone doing this Probate work, but here we are. Now if I could only find an honest dentist…?
Yes, Thai888 Law has 2 offices and one is for Wills, funerals and probate – and everything in between.
Now we can offer a whole range of options and prices – also sea burials.
Thai888 do not do pre planned payments for your future plans as there is no trust or Escrow in Thailand to hold this money. So consider this carefully.
The way Thai888 structures a Will guarantees that there is money for your future plans.
So plan carefully and see us for any questions you may have and this will ensure there is no mess left for your family or friends.
Also Thai888 Law and funeral has several years more International Probate experience than other companies – something to consider as this will save money and time.
Trying to get some more news on this as it doesn’t
seem to be gazetted yet.
From Phuket gazzete
on 27 March 2018, the Emergency Decree on Non-Thais’ Working Management (No.2) (2018) (“Decree No. 2”) was issued. Decree No. 2 amended Decree No. 1.
Section 70 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “a person who is granted permission for working may not carry out the work of the type, with the employer, in a locality or on any working condition that is different from that specified in their work permit unless permission under Section 71 is obtained.”
Section 71 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “a person who is granted permission for working, and who intends to change or add the following particulars, must obtain permission from the Registrar: (1) type of work (2) employer (3) location or (4) working conditions.”
And Section 73 of Decree No. 1 (and the Act) provided that “no person may allow a foreigner to work in a manner different from the requirements specified in the work permit.”
However, and very significantly, Section 37 of Decree No. 2 repealed Sections 70, 71, and 73 of Decree No. 1.
Furthermore, Section 28 of Decree No. 2 provides that a work permit holder may engage in any work that is not specifically prohibited to all foreigners on the “Official List” of work prohibited to foreigners.
I did a presentation at the Pattaya City Expats Club on Sunday regarding Probate and the pitfalls.
As soon as the video is available I will post it as there was some good facts in there and 4 case studies on what can go wrong with Wills and Probate.
Thai888 Law is now a complete office for making Wills, arranging funerals and cremations, applying to the courts for a Grant of Probate, repatriating funds back to the Beneficiaries.
The last 3 clients did not even come to Thailand and simply instructed us via email, SKYPE, phone to carry out their wishes. Family and friends can not always come to Thailand to arrange things and so we make sure everything is taken care of.
Embassy, hospital, release letters, translations from the Dept of Foreign Affairs, bank accounts, selling assets, selling house and condominiums are some of the issues we control from our 2 offices.
Contact us should your need our services. Thai888.com
Thai888 Law is grateful to have a link with one of the oldest expats club in Thailand.
Pattaya Expats Club has given us a link here http://pattayaexpatsclub.info/useful-links/member-discounts/
Thai888 Law are also offering full funeral and cremation services from one of their two offices in Jomtien. This is one office that can make a Living or Last Will, arrange a full funeral, get docs from embassies, police, morgue and hospitals. Letters of release, next of kin letters to the Embassy, notarisation and translations from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Apostille Docs, International Legalised Docs, repatriation of remains or ashes, apply for a Grant of Probate, Act as your Executor or Surrogate, sell assets in the estates and send money back overseas to the Beneficiaries.
This is all arranged and managed by Thai888 Law Company Thailand.
Thai and Australian English speaking staff.
5 star service