Important Immigration Announcement
Foreigners Living In Thailand during Corona Virus Epidemic.
Please make sure Immigration are aware of wear you stay at all times.
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE 26TH MARCH 2563
BREAKING NEWS: DEAR CUSTOMERS TRANSPORT OFFICE IN PATTAYA WILL BE CLOSED FROM TOMORROW DUE TO CORONA VIRUS, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES.
Mots Services Christmas and New Year Opening Days.
Closed 25th December
Open 26th & 27th December (9am to 5pm))
Closed 28th to 5th January
Open 6th January
(Mots Services will offer a limited service for Motor Bike Rentals and Consultations from the 2nd to the 5th January by appointment only)
Immigration & Transport Office will be closed over the New Year Period.
DLT QR Licence App
(Electronic Driving Licence)
You can make your life easier by downloading the DLT Driving Licence App on to your mobile phones. This means you can save a copy of your Thai driving licence on your mobile phone and the Royal Thai Police will accept this as proof of driving licence at Traffic Stops.
Be Legal - Be Safe
27th November 2562
PATTAYA 24/7 2019/2020 FACEBOOK GROUP APPEAL FOR THE BAAN KRU JA ORPHANGE
CURRENT APPEAL TOTAL 1100000 BAHT
Mots Services is delighted to be an official supporter of Pattaya 24/7 Charity Appeal for the Baan Kru Ja Orphange. Please take a minute to read about their wonderful efforts over the last few years and this years plans to make childrens lives better.
In 2017 Pattay 24/7 Facebook Group raised a very decent 68,000฿, in our first appeal and we gave it all to the Pattaya Orphanage. We bought essential items and delivered them one afternoon along with a small children's party.
In 2018, we decided to change the way we collected money and chose 3 selected charities to support. We raised over 460,000฿ again with a Just Giving Campaign and selling t-shirts locally in 2 restaurants. The group, now much larger, really embraced the Appeal with 3 members alone donating 14000฿, 23,000฿ and probably the most expensive t-shirt ever sold in Pattaya, a whopping 44,000฿! We donated 30,000฿ to the excellent Hand in Hand Foundation funding eye glasses for school children, another 100,000฿ for the Pattaya Orphanage and our biggest achievement yet, building a new Dormitory, allowing us to rescue 12 young homeless girls from the streets and give them a place of safety and love, along with installing new showers and a huge games enclosure, at the massively underfunded Baan KruJa Orphanage. This remains the best 330,000฿ we have spent to date. And we threw 2 fantastic parties for the kids too..
Pattaya 24/7 guarantees that we will account for every penny we raise via an INDEPENDENT AUDIT and will be appointing an Orphans Oversight team, consisting of a group of well known, trusted expats as we did last year.
This year there is not as much money around as last year, and the Exchange Rate is worse, so we will really have to go some to break that record. But we will endevour to raise as much money as we can regardless. Thanks to Scooters kind sponsorship of every shirt, and a new Worldwide mail order set up, also thanks to them, we will give it our best shot. As someone pointed out, we only need to sell 250 shirts at last year's average donation of 2000฿ to achieve our goal.
Our fantastic new 2019/20 Appeals shirt are now available in Scooters Bars from Monday, and a worldwide mail order will commence on Tuesday. Let's build as many new Dormitories as possible, and change as many young, stressed, innocent lives as we can.
Grab a T-Shirt or make a donation at either Scooters Bar Soi 6, Scooters Bar Soi Buakhao or online at the link below and help us to help the Orphans. 100% of your money will go to them.
Please join Pattaya 24-7 Facebook Group and donate what you can for a fantastic cause. Every little helps put a smile on a childs face and a secure roof over their heads.
Thankyou Mot, Bomb and La. 4th November 2019
IMMIGRATION UPDATE TO TM30 REPORTING IN PATTAYA
New rule from Immigration. Any Persons coming into PATTAYA on any form of visa, Tourist (hotel or condo must register) or Non O, Retirement, Parent, Marriage, or ED visa must report to Immigration for TM30 Check every time they re-enter Thailand.
This also affects anyone with a multiple entry visas. They must also do a TM30 Check every time they re-enter even if their address is the same as the last time of reporting.
BE LEGAL BE SAFE
WELCOME TO MOTS SERVICES
Mot would like to introduce you to her new staff members. La and Bomb have both gained excellent customer service skills in Office and Customer Service Industries.
Bomb is intelligent and has a friendly and fun personality to be with. Bomb's favourite food is Sea Food. She likes to spend time at home and watch movies in her spare time. Her favorite drink is Jager. JAGER-BOMB
La is very self confident and likes to have fun with the customers whilst taking care of their Customer Service needs.
La's favourite food is Noodles. She likes to go out and be with friends in her spare time. La's favourite drink is Jack Daniels.
DRIVE LEGALLY IN ASEAN 03.07.2562
Did you know? Thai Driving Licences are valid in Mynamar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines which, together with Thailand, make up the 10 country ASEAN economic grouping. So by making a Thai Driving Licence you can have the freedom to drive through South East Asia beig covered and free from police fines. BE LEGAL BE SAFE
JOB VACANCIES 01.07.2562
Mots Services are recruiting 2 new Customer Service staff for their expanding team.
Thai Nationals only.
• 2 Positions Available
• Must speak English
• Must drive bike or car
• Must have happy personality
• Customer Service experience
Job is Monday to Friday on shift basis
06.30am - 16.00pm or 8am – 17.00pm
Salary Negotiable (11000 baht – 14000 baht) and pay rise after 3 month probation period.
Commission and Sales Bonus available
Government holidays included
Company Uniform included
CONTACT MOT ON 0846571100
Or send Message via Contact Page.
MEANDERING TALES by Kim Waddoup
Please take a minute to check out www.meanderingtales.com. A Great website that gives you fascinating information on Expat and Tourist Life in Thailand. This website is written by Kim Waddoup an expert in Travel and Tourism in South East Asia. This website is a must read for those of us experiencing Silver Haired Living. Full of interesting subjects and money saving tips this website helps you navigate life around Thailand and gives you an insight into this wonderful country.
TRAFFIC FINES - NEW ANNOUNCEMENT
From October 1, vehicle owners to pay all traffic fines or they will be denied the right to secure round stickers that have renewed their registration. Car signs and displays on the vehicle Many drivers have ignored traffic tickets issued by the police. Now a deal with the Land Transport Department (LTD) "Our system is now linked with the traffic fine database," LTD deputy director general Chantira Purutpat said.
HEALTH INSURANCE FOR RETIREMENT VISAS
Currently this new ruling only applies to those applying for Retirement Visas overseas in their home countries.
The Thai Government has announced that proposals are in place and agreed that all Retirees over 50 must have medical insurance if they are to make a new Retirement Visa or renew their current Retirement Visa.
This is to relieve the stress of Thai Hospitals for unpaid medical bills from Expats living in the country.
It also means that Expats will be covered for Health Care and have piece of mind if they are to be struck down by illness in Thailand.
The new rules stipulate that the Insurance package must cover the Retiree up to 400000 baht for inpatient treatment and 40000 baht for out patient treatment.
There are currently ongoing talks between Agencies for Retirees who are unable to get Health Insurance for pre-assisting conditions or because of age restrictions on policies . The Government Agencies will be looking for alternative solutions for Expats that full under this criteria. One example already suggested would be a larger amount of money in the Expats bank account on renewal of Visa.
Mots Services will continue to update you when Immigration announce how they will role this policy out.
Currently this new ruling only applies to those applying for Retirement Visas overseas in their home countries.
APRIL FUN WITH SONGKRAN Everyone loves Songkran and the fun you can have with the biggest water Festival On Earth. All over Thailand people enjoy themselves and make new friends in the April Festivities. Pattaya 2019 will celebrate Songkran from April 12th to April the 20th. Please note Immigration and Transport Office will be closed for the Songkran Holidays from the 12th April to the 16th April. Mots Services will be operating on those days. Please feel free to contact Mot with any requests you may have. Please be careful on the roads and dont drink and drive. BE LEGAL BE SAFE.
February Announcement Mot Services has added another great service to her portfolio by joining with one of Pattayas largest insurance brokers to direct you to the best Insurance service that suits your needs the most. With the current Immigration proposals to implement a compulsory Health Insurance Requirement to all 1 year Visa Applications (Retirement visas, Marriage Visas and Dependent Visas) Mot felt it necessary to offer her customers a one stop shop to all Insurance Solutions from Health Insurance, to Car Insurance, Travel Insurance and many other Insurance schemes.
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2019 PROMOTION
If you use one of Mots Services in Jan/February and then recommend a Friend to Mots Services you will be given a 500 Baht Food/Drinks Voucher for the best Swimming Pool/Restaurant-Bar in Pattaya. LA PISCINE SOI KHAO NOI. Daily Food and Drinks Specials and a 5 Star Swimming Pool with great staff.
01.2019 Father Ray Foundation - Cash Back Giver Charity Based On Line App
Mot is very happy to announce a partnership with the Mobile App, Cash Back Giver.
The App is designed to help charities by Business Users and Companies donating a percentage of their income to their Chosen Charity. Mot has decided to support the Father Ray Foundation in Pattaya.
The Father Ray Foundation provides a home, an education, nutritious meals, medical assistance and the opportunity for our children and students to reach their full potential and become independent and decent members of society.
The Father Ray Foundation believes that every child or student, regardless of age, sex, race or ability, has, at all times and in all situations, a right to feel safe and protected from any situation or practice that results in a child being physically or psychologically damaged. The welfare of the child and student under the care of the Father Ray Foundation is paramount and all children and students, without exception, have the right to protection from abuse.
01.12.2018 The Perils Of Getting A Thai Driving Licence
Have you wondered about getting a Thai Driving Licence? Have you banged your heads against a brick wall with the procedures and processes with Immigration and The Transport Agency?
I always have people telling me quite rightly that they can do it themselves and it only costs 800 baht to 1500 baht depending on what service and type of Driving Licence you require, when you pay all the necessary fees.
Let me tell you about my daily experiences with Immigration and The Transport Agency.
First Immigration. Every day I see people getting fined for not having done their TM30 Check within 72 hours. This can be up to a 1600 baht fine. And Immigration are not concerned that it’s the Landlords responsibility. If you want your Residency Certificate you have to pay the fine and then of course you have to pay for the Residency Certificate. Then I see people get sent home because they have not got the correct rental contract or they have not been notified that immigration have changed the rules again and only accept different versions of rental contracts or the House Books data is not correct.
Up to 2-3 hours later and once you have navigated the Immigration Desks you have your trip to the Transport Agency to look forward to. The drive is a 30 minute drive from Central Pattaya.
3 Phrases to describe the Transport Office. Organised Chaos, Daunting, Zero Patience !!
The Traffic Police have ramped up there multiple 24 Hours Check Points and the Traffic Fines are ever changing. This has convinced Thais and the Expat Community that Thai Driving Licences are the way to go.
So when you finally find the Transport Agency and you think you have made good time, you will see a line of people waiting not so patiently in the hope of getting a ticket. On a bad day the line snakes round the walls of the Transport Agency. You see, the Transport Agency only give out a certain amount of tickets daily to Thais and Westerners and if you miss out on a ticket you are told “ Go home, come back tomorrow”. Don’t even think of begging or explaining you have driven through torrential rain at the crack of dawn. Because they will say, “ Go home, come back tomorrow”. Another favorite of the LINE GUARD is to tell you, “Go home, Come back tomorrow. You wear wrong tee-shirt”. Yes, there is a dress code.
When the doors finally open the crush begins. Everybody, man woman and Soi dog’s crashes through the doors and gets to waits on the Ground Floor looking up at the Digital Number Boxes waiting for their ticket number to appear in Bright Red Neon Lights.
Your number appears and you are thinking I made it. Hahahahaha. So wrong !!
You troop up the stairs and you are confronted with the Headmasters Desk. Paperwork Check time!! Wrong papers, not enough copies, wrong Licence, Licence not translated, and wrong size photo all receives the same monotoned advice. “Go Home, Come Back Tomorrow “. “Why you ask” ? “ Paper no good” they reply. “Why you ask?” “Go home, come back tomorrow”. Anger boiling inside you are quite rightly thinking, Help !! You see with the amount of people waiting to be processed and the Transport Agency Staff English Language skills they do not have the time or will to help you !
If you make it through the Headmasters checks you then wait patiently for your eye tests. Normally Thais go first. You are then confronted with the Eye Tests. Color Blind and Depth Perception Tests. If you do not listen clearly or you are the 58th Person In The Queue you may not here the garbled instructions clearly or be able to see the demonstration. If you fail and they are busy, guess what? “Go Home, come back tomorrow”.
You get through the eye tests. Depending on what type of licence service you require that day. Either making a new Licence, Transfer your home country Licence, or Renewing your Thai Licence you are either taken off to a room to watch the Thai Safety and Road Laws Videos, or carry out the Theory Test’s for car and bike (45 out of 50 for pass) or you wait again patiently for your Picture to be taken for your new Licence. You are told to go to several desks to get this process done.
If you are unlucky enough to have to do the manual driving tests or have to sit the Theory Test for car and bike (Car and Bike Theory Tests are different and you must get 45/50 to pass), make sure you llisten clearly and keep up with the Instructions as you make your way round the Driving Course or Sit in The Computer Room. One mistake, “Go Home, Come Back Tomorrow”.
So finally you have your Licence when you have completed this Obstacle Course of Tests, Checks and more Tests. You have lost a few hours of your life, your blood pressure is elevated and you hope never to see the Transport Agency Again.
So in Summary, you can do it yourself or use an agent. If you want a stress free life, Mots Services will check your papers and immigration status and prepare all your paperwork (Immigration Residency Certificate and Medical Certificates included) so when you get to the Transport Office everything has been double checked. Mot will pick you up at your Residence and drive you in comfort to the Transport Office. On arrival, you can sit and enjoy a coffee while Mot gets your Entry Ticket and deals with the Headmasters Desk. Mot will explain everything in detail, the process, and the test instructions for each individual test and will be there to hold your hand through the entire process. If you have to do the Theory Test, Mot will give you the Theory Test Questions and Answers to learn before you go and other learning materials are included. Mot will walk you round the Driving Course and explain the course in good, clear English. And when you finally have your shiny new Licences without all the stress, Mot will take you home and you can drive legally on the roads of Thailand. BE LEGAL BE SAFE !!!