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Non-B under OHEC in Cambodia

Discussion in 'Visas and extensions of stay' started by GanDoonToonPet, 5 Sep 2016.

  1. Hey_ewe

    Hey_ewe Well-Known Member

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    I know of a several teachers, who don't have a degree and who are on marriage visas.
    They have a work permit as a resource person or education consultant, so they do not need any paperwork from KSP. I believe this requires quite a few strings to be pulled at the local education office.
     
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  2. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    You got it ! Also works the same on a non B for 'some teachers' whether their KSP waivers have run out or, in the odd case, where a teacher has (cough) a degree (cough a bit more) that hasn't been gained from a recognized bonafide university on their database.

    Say no more:angry3:runaround:cursing
     
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  3. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Well, it looks like the Cambo option has bitten the dust as well. I picked up the docs early & made my way to BB, located in rather pleasant but a 'bit off the beaten track' Sukhumvit Plaza.

    Tanya looked at the docs & the expression wasn't good. I dialed up HR, passed the phone to Tanya who then began a lively discussion. She seemed happy but decided to check with the PP consulate. I'm guessing their expression was the same as they said they had to check & to call back in 10 minutes. She called back but they said to call back in 10...this was half an hour before they closed.

    I asked Tanya whether she had successfully processed a B visa from PP before. She said yes but it was for a 'teacher' who had the WP3 & criminal check; exactly the things I don't need. :confused

    She suggested Penang as an easy option but with the short notice & unfamiliarity with the process, I'm a bit apprehensive. Of course, there's always the Laos run but can they do it? I'll call tomorrow...

    BTW, I've searched all over for the exact B doc requirements for a 'professor' (under OHEC); the search continues...
     
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  4. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Last time I stayed at 'The Diamond', back in 2011 when it piss easy to get visas from Cambo, I had to walk through the casino to get to the 'restaurant' for the vouchered food; I didn't partake of either...:smiling
     
  5. Stamp

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    I've never found any explicit written requirements for a visa for foreigners working in universities other than the extension of stay requirements. In the extension of stay requirements, the only difference is the waiver or teacher license from KSP. The same applies to work permits.
     
  6. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    I've got an example from my local Immigration how my school had to write the contract being a trainer. ( Isn't that funny to get such documents from your Immigration and then it turns out that it's a friend'd contract who told you that he's making 45 K, but in the contract is 38?)

    But it's better not to believe a pathological liar.

    Please page me if you want a copy as an example. Approved by the Ministry of labor in Sisaket.
     
  7. Hey_ewe

    Hey_ewe Well-Known Member

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    I think if the school really want to keep you on, then they'll use their influence to smooth over any paperwork issues. There's always a way in Thailand! I'd imagine in places where there are fewer foreigners, they will be more willing to do that. As with all things to do with bureaucracy in Thailand, what the immigration and labour department will and will not accept, changes day by day and from office to office. I do know of a few people who have had to move on from Thailand because they can't work here anymore. If you're a young single person, then that's not to much of a hassle but if you're married with kids then then that's a massive upheaval.

    The general trend does seem to be that its harder for chancers to work here. As far as those teachers who already have a degree are concerned, Khrusapa are at least offering an attainable avenue to become fully licensed teacher, via the various postgraduate education courses being offered. Even those without a degree could take a bachelors degree with St. Roberts. There are a lot of people who decide to sit back and 'wait it out' as the Khrusapa requirements change so frequently but I don't think that's a good idea for anyone here long term, as one thing has been quite consistent since I've been in Thailand, it's harder each year to jump through the bureaucratic hoops.
     
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  8. DavidUSA

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    I have gone to both Vientiane and Savannakhet for the Non-B. Savannakhet was better: fewer people, shorter wait times. I like Laos; I thought it was interesting. Savannakhet can be very pleasant, and I enjoyed the food. In Savannakhet you only wait one day. On this website there are many posts on how to get your Non-B in Laos.

    Get yourself to Mukdahan, wake up early, take the 50 Baht bus across the river, and it is not hard to do what you have to do. One way to get to Mukdahan is to fly to Nakhon Phanom and then the bus there (a 2 hour ride).
     
  9. Hey_ewe

    Hey_ewe Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine who went to get a Non B in Vientiane earlier this year, around February time I think, was refused because he didn't have a Police check. They gave him a tourist visa and he had to come back to Thailand and get a Police check in Bangkok.
     
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    I see. Times are changing. If I ever go back there for that purpose, I will be sure to brush and floss too.

    If anyone needs a US police check, they can find how to do so on this website. It is not that hard.
     
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    Yes, I think they are tightening up on the existing requirements at Vientiane. I think he was originally sent back because they wanted copies of his transcripts, then a second time for the police check or maybe it was all at once. Either way it was a 3 trips to Vientiane. They should be asking for a police check from your home country but they seem to be happy enough with a Thai police check, for the time being. I have heard people say that Savanaket and Cambodia are less stringent but I have no experience of any of these places.

    As you've said it's easy enough to get your police checks, I don't know about other countries but the UK police checks are quite expensive.
     
  12. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from the Vientiane, Laos run. The only documents I gave them were:

    1. Letter to the consulate
    2. Contract
    3. Director's licence

    No criminal check or WP3. According to the visa company, I only got it because I work for a 'good university'. :smile
     
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  13. Stamp

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    Congratulations, Pet.
     
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  14. bahn_farang

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    good news on another hoop jumped
     
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