Why not go to Thailand for permanent residence – a review of a Russian tourist!
On average: 4.02 out of 5.
Many Russians are leaving for permanent residence in Thailand. The degree of rupture with the historical homeland is so complete that they sell everything that is, including housing. However, being with the whole family in this exotic country, some of them very quickly realize that the plaque of romance and brilliance is extremely thin, and underneath it there are sharp everyday reefs. Only now it is very difficult to admit to making a mistake, even to myself. Therefore, there are still stereotypes about easy and serene life in Thailand, embarrassing and confusing other credulous people from the true path.
Where will we work?
Let’s begin the narrative of his recall with the “ease” of obtaining a visa for life in Thailand. If the tourist for 3 and 6 months to receive is not very difficult without the right to work for hire, then working – it is almost impossible. Thanks to the list of banned specialties, almost all hired labor for foreigners (pharanges) is closed, and in order to obtain an official work permit, it is necessary to obtain approval from the local company in the form of a certificate for the migration service.
Who can work without an official permit? The answer is simple – by no one. Russians in Thailand for permanent residence can fearlessly work only freelancers, because to prove the implementation of such activities is very difficult. You ask: “What about the work as a guide or photographer?” After all, these are almost the most encouraging points on which the Russian hopes, who dreams to leave for Thailand for permanent residence.
Some details of employment when moving to permanent residence are listed in the article “How to find a job in Thailand.”
Yes, a guide can be arranged. However, not only does this work require a high level of moral preparedness, because it is also illegal, and is constantly monitored by Thai police in the form of raids on tourist sites. And corruption in the law enforcement agencies of Thailand – a permanent phenomenon, the minimum bribe from the farang is $ 1000. But if it does not work out, you will have to experience all the delights of life in a Thai prison.
With photographers, too, things are not so sweet because of the illegality of this specialty and high competitiveness. If you decide to work not through the company, but on yourself, then it will be very difficult to develop among a large number of professionals.
Freelancers who decided to move to live in Thailand will have their difficulties, which we will describe in the next article. Anyway, this is the most suitable (and therefore popular) specialty for the prosperous life of the majority of Russians in this country.
It is much simpler for permanent residence in Thailand for those who have behind their back one or more properties that can be leased. In this case, with the best scenario you can not work at all and be with money. But that is another story.
We will continue our subscriber’s response from one stereotype that the Russian language is the most complex in the world. There is nothing more difficult than the languages of the peoples living on the Indochina peninsula. They are phonetic. A slight change in the tone of the spoken word can turn a courteous greeting into a dirty curse. Read the article revealing the secrets of the key of the Thai language.
Yes, Thailand has a well developed network of language courses, where you can learn English. Only those who wish (or rather can) visit them among the Thais a little. Local traders and guides are content with a limited supply of foreign words that make possible their communication with the farangs. The rest of the Thais will not understand you, even if you really want it. Even their sign language is different.
But even if you learn the language of local people more or less, you will never become a part of their society, as it can happen in Germany or France. On your way there will be differences in mentality.
Local Themis and the Thai mentality.
Before you leave to live in Thailand, be prepared to accept without insults and complexes a simple truth: the farang is always wrong! Even though the budget of this country is 6% of the money that tourists bring with them. And the fact that official policy is aimed at cultivating friendliness and hospitality. For Thais, the tourism industry is a parallel universe, with which they do not want to have anything in common except money.
Even after moving to permanent residence and having lived in Thailand for several decades, you will not cease to be a farang, a source of enrichment. Only after seeing a European, a trader raises the price by half, so it is important to be able to bargain in the Thai markets. This is similar to how they treat the Muscovites in the province, only much more blatantly and blatantly. For the local corrupt tourist police you are also a source of income. The amount of bribes they will explain to you, but it’s very difficult to prove their innocence and correctness, even if there is incontrovertible evidence (about this in the next article).
Just forget about the law that protects consumer rights, for farangs it does not work. Bought a substandard thing? This is your problem, exchange for another or get back the money will not work. Well, with special perseverance, local police will definitely get acquainted.
About moving with children.
And those who came to Thailand for permanent residence with children, and have already acquired them on the spot, say that the children in this country are extremely comfortable. Of course, what can be better for a growing organism than the abundance of heat, natural fruits and a gentle sea? But, in addition to comfort, the child should communicate with peers. And this opportunity will be very limited. Just go out into the yard and play it impossible (if you do not live in a Russian village near Pattaya), you must go to the kindergarten, get into Russian schools, and also arrange family meetings with compatriots.
Another argument “For” is the view that the child will learn many languages. Perhaps, the child will learn Thai and the rest of the European languages will be mastered much worse than in the usual Russian school. After all, many teachers received knowledge on the same linguistic courses, because of which errors and distortions multiply many times.
The level of general education in Thai schools, the language does not turn to say qualitative, therefore additional lessons with tutors are inevitable.
Now you know how the Russians live in Thailand and can appreciate how crazy the idea of moving here from Russia. Just do not confuse the move with the winter, spending 2-3 months in the Country of Smiles during the winter, you will not have time to feel all about what was retold feedback of our subscriber, the continuation of which you will find in the article “The difficulties of working as a freelancer in Thailand” .
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Coming to live in the country, you must be prepared for the fact that there is not everything as in the house. Show dissatisfaction with the fact that the Thais have a complex language, and Russian they do not want to teach – at least it’s ridiculous.
And why do you speak Thai? English use. Of course, not all Thais speak English, but you need to talk to them about what?
I would still live in Thailand if I had the opportunity. But it does not cost small money.
In difficult situations like this, I always weigh all the pros and cons. What is more, I make this decision.
Moving even to the neighboring district is already a problem, what to say about another country. A lot of red tape with papers, a problem with sources of income, the difficulties of the language barrier, all this will wait for you, but there is always BUT!
A wonderful climate, great food and hundreds of smiles are much more than minor troubles. If you are gathered, you must go.
Well, such a stupid article. Firstly, in cities it is already impossible to let some children play in the yard. Yes, they do not want to, they sit at home on devices. Family meetings are planned this is true, but in Russia, what is not planned, pinned on a visit without a call? Normal well-bred people make a preliminary appointment. In large cities, the air is poisoned in Russia, the food is not fresh and the general population is sullen. All my friends who live in Thailand are happy with children, language schools are full, children usually speak 3-4 languages. Work in Tae is only officially, either open your business, or make a student visa, or a pension, or Tai elite. On moving to permanent residence, in any case, first you need to come and just live and look around.
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