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  1. I don't want to start another TM30 thread, so hope its OK for me to tag my qus onto this thread (as it's more TM30 confusion!)

     

    I recently spent the night at a hotel, they took my passport details, so I presume they will report my stay. However, the hotel was in the same province as my home address and I was away from my home for less than 24 hours. Was I meant to report my stay away to immigration on the TM30? (too late now, but I'd like to know, so that I'm prepared for when I do my extension of stay!)

     

    Cheers.


  2. 37 minutes ago, sanemax said:

    Lots of Dengue fever going around at the moment

    😞 Hope its not that!

    34 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

    Not for 60 day or normal extension (even if not allowed).  Do not believe they will accept flu type symptoms letter as reason to extend but you can try if doctor will provide letter you are not fit to travel - you must have made reservations already so would be inclined to try to make the trip and obtain new visa myself - believe HCMC is still quite low key and easy process if you have the paperwork (and USD for fee).

    Yep, all booked and paid. Problem is I seem to be getting worse, so dont want to get stuck there!

    20 minutes ago, madmen said:

    Flying with a cold especially he should say his ears are blocked. That can easy lead to burst eardrums due to pressure changes ,any doctor will write a no fly letter.

    Thanks, good point.

    3 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    You can an extension for medical treatment if you can get a letter from a doctor stating you are unable to travel.

    OK, might visit the docs tomorrow then.

    3 minutes ago, tabarin said:

    If you try to play a game that would be accepted in Western countries, I guess replies above could help. 
    What is too ill? Just feeling sick and having a fever does not qualify.

    Other than that, man up and get your extension done. Otherwise you will be the one losing anyway (overstay, fines, more papers needed).
    What you state about your local immigration sounds weird to me, you can also just go to another office near by.

    Game! Why would I want to play any games with Thai immigration. I know the consequences, that's why I'm asing for the options available. As far as I know, you can only use your local immigration office, otherwise I'd be more than happy to go elswhere!


  3. Hi

     

    My non-immigrant O obtained from KL a few months ago expires tomorrrow. I was due to fly out to Ho Chi Minh Ciy tomorrow to get another non-O (multi), but unfortunately I seem to have come down with the flu or simlar bug, so travelling is going to be difficult. Will my immigration office extend my visa due to illness? I'm guessing that they would need a letter from the Doctors if this is an option?

     

    I know that most immigration offices will give a 60 day extension for a non-O visa, but unfortunately this is not the case with my office (I have tried before).  They (Si Racha) have their very own interpretation of the regulations!

     

    Thank for your help.

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  4. On 3/21/2019 at 8:49 AM, ubonjoe said:

    Kuala Lumpur will issue a single entry non-o visa based upon marriage. But they will want to see financial proof.

    "6.3 Bank statement (last 6 months) in Thailand with recommended balance of 400,000 Thai baht (if any)"

    Source: http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/contents/images/text_editor/files/12_1 Non Immigrant O Dependant(1).pdf

    The also require an appointment but it is much better than Vientiane's IMO. https://linistry.com/Customer/ServiceMenu?branchId=127&parentId=1383

     

    Sorry, one more question. I now have the 6mnth bank statement, but my appointment (in KL) is 6 days after the statement date. Will this be ok?


  5. 25 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    Kuala Lumpur will issue a single entry non-o visa based upon marriage. But they will want to see financial proof.

    "6.3 Bank statement (last 6 months) in Thailand with recommended balance of 400,000 Thai baht (if any)"

    Source: http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/contents/images/text_editor/files/12_1 Non Immigrant O Dependant(1).pdf

    The also require an appointment but it is much better than Vientiane's IMO. https://linistry.com/Customer/ServiceMenu?branchId=127&parentId=1383

     

    OK. That's good to hear. I've booked the appointment for next week, so now just need the get the bank statement.

     

    Thanks ubonjoe.


  6. 11 hours ago, JonoM said:

    Unfortunately, Vientiane is booked out for weeks ahead, so it's a no-go. 

     

    I've been thinking about trying Kuala Lumpur, but then I read a thread on this forum that mentioned that they do not issue non-O visas (for me based on marriage) if you are over 50! (I'm 51). Does anyone know if this is actually correct? Seems no logical reason for this to be the case, which makes me think that it might be true! 

    Just had another thought! If the above is true, then would it be possible for me to instead apply for a non-O based on being the parent of a Thai child?


  7. On 3/18/2019 at 2:15 PM, ubonjoe said:

    For a single entry non-o Vientiane would be an easier trip. You can fly to Udon Thani from Don Mueang and then get a van to the bridge in Nong Khai. You have to make appointment for the application. See: https://thaivisavientiane. 

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    Unfortunately, Vientiane is booked out for weeks ahead, so it's a no-go. 

     

    I've been thinking about trying Kuala Lumpur, but then I read a thread on this forum that mentioned that they do not issue non-O visas (for me based on marriage) if you are over 50! (I'm 51). Does anyone know if this is actually correct? Seems no logical reason for this to be the case, which makes me think that it might be true! 


  8. 25 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    For a single entry non-o Vientiane would be an easier trip. You can fly to Udon Thani from Don Mueang and then get a van to the bridge in Nong Khai. You have to make appointment for the application. See: https://thaivisavientiane.com/#

     

    Which office? That is certainly not required for the non immigrant visa application.

    Thanks ubonjoe. I will look into Vientiane.

     

    It's the Si Racha Office. I specifically went into the office with my wife last month to check their requirements for the Non O visa and they insist on the 2 month requirement for the 400k (which is why they would not let me apply for the visa there and then). I tried to point out to them that I did not think this was the case, but they disagree. I've given up trying to argue the point with them!


  9. 13 minutes ago, elviajero said:

    Semantics, but their prerogative.

     

    That’s correct for applying for the 1 year extension. But before you do that you need a non immigrant visa, and if you apply for that in country the funds only need to be in your account on the day you apply.

     

    Whatever you choose you’re going to need a non immigrant visa/entry. It’s usually far less hassle to apply for that outside of Thailand and would solve your concerns of being denied VE entry.

     

    I don’t think you will be denied, but take a copy of your marriage certificate, wife’s ID and Tabian Baan in case they do question your reason to visit.

    Thanks for the advice elviajero. With regard to the funds, they insist that funds have to be in my account for 2 months!


  10. 39 minutes ago, Leaver said:

    A little off topic, but why are you flying to Phnom Penh, where you have to pay for a visa?  Why not fly to KL, where they also have a visa exemption stamp?  The flight with Air Asia, to and from their KL hub, is probably cheaper as well.

     

    Back on topic, from what I have been reading, you might be pushing your luck looking for another visa exemption.  

     

    I was thinking of Phnom Penh, as my wife flies there often for work, so I can easily join her on one of her trips.

     

    42 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    You could of gotten a single or multiple entry non-o visa based upon marriage at the consulate in Savannakhet Laos with no financial proof.

    Rather than getting a visa exempt entry it would be best get single entry non-o visa in Vientiane or Savannakhet.

    Or you could get one in Penang Malaysia by showing the 400k baht you have in the bank (no need for the 2 months).

    Before you apply for the extension you will need a non-o visa entry. You could of applied for one at immigration with the 400k baht in the bank since there is no requirement to have it in the bank for 2 months for the visa application.

    Yes, I've been thinking about Savannakhet, Laos. It's just a bit of a trek to go there and back (20hr+ travel time & overnight stay). My local immigration office insists that the 400k baht must be seeded for 2 months!

     

    40 minutes ago, elviajero said:

    You might be able to extend that by another 60 days to visit your wife without any financials. 1,900 baht.

     

    At the end of the 60 days — as long as you have 15 (maybe 21) days left — you can apply for a non-immigrant visa if the 400K is in your account (no seasoning required). That will give you another 90 ish days; and you can apply for the 1 year extension within the last 30 days of that 90.

     

    Probably not. But if you’re going to leave the country again you’re best bet is to get a Single Entry Non ‘O’ Visa, which are available in the region without the need to provide financials. You’re going to need one prior to extending again.

     

    They would not let me extend for 60 days as they said that I was not visiting my wife, but that I was living with her (which is true). They insist that the 400k must have been in the bank account for 2 mnths!

     

    For the reasons I've given, I still think that flying to Phnom Penh and back will be the easiest option for me, but I really don't want to end up being refused entry. Will the fact that I am travelling with my wife give them less reason for me to be refused. I had thought that as I am arriving by air that I would be OK, but I am still unsure!

     

    Thanks for all your replies.

     


  11. Hi

     

    I’ve been living in Thailand for the last 8 years with my Thai wife. I’ve mostly been staying here on a Non ‘O’ visa based on marriage, but at the end of last year I was unable to extend it due to financial reasons. I am presently here on an extension of my 2nd Visa exempt entry for the current year, obtained at the Cambodian land border crossing.

     

    I understand that I cannot enter Thailand again at a land crossing using visa exempt, but I can enter up to 6 more times by air. So, at the end of March when my extension expires my plan is to fly to Phnom Penh and back to Bangkok on the same day to get a further 30 days visa exempt entry.

     

    At this time I will then have had the required 400,000 bht in my Thai bank account for 2 months and can apply for the Non-O in Thailand. (I cannot apply at the moment as the funds have not been in my account for 2 months.)

    All I really want to know is, will there be any problems with me entering Thailand for the third consecutive time with on a Visa exempt entry, but this time via air? From what I’ve read there shouldn’t be, but I just want to double check!

     

    Thanks

     


  12. Hi ubonjoe,

     

    Thanks for your full answer. I'll double check with the local immigration office as to whether they need my marriage certificate legalized, hopefully not, as I don't have the old affirmation anymore!

     

    Just want to double check. I had my previous extension of stay extended by 2 months (no financial proof required), which they said they only allowed because I had not had this type of extension before. Will this extension prevent me from having the 30 day extension of my 30 day visa exempt entry?

     

    Thanks again.


  13. Hi there

     

    I’ve been extending my stay in Thailand for the past five years based on being married to a Thai wife (originally visa was a non-immigrant O). This year due to various reasons I didn’t extend my stay, but instead left the country for a visit to the UK and then returned to Thailand under the visa exempt rules and given 30 days stay.

     

    My first question is can I now go (before my 30 days are up) to my local immigration office to apply for a new Non-immigrant O Visa based on marriage if I have proof of income (40,000 THB credited for 3 separate months into a UK bank account)?  And will they give me 1 year or 90 days?

     

    Secondly, I remember having to get a letter from the UK Embassy confirming that my UK marriage certificate was valid, even though I had also registered the marriage at the local Amphur Office. Is this still a requirement?

     

    That just above covers all I need to know for now. Thanks for your help.


  14. Hi

     

    Just recently moved from Korat down to Si Racha. I"m staying here on non-immigrant O based on marriage, which I extend every year and then do the 90 day report via the web. 

     

    Phoned up Si Racha Immigration to ask what was required following my change of address and they advised that I didn't need to do anything other than keep doing the 90 day report via the web as before (and presumably come to them next June for the extension). This doesn't seem right to me! Can anyone please confirm if the correct procedure or not? I can't remember when I fill out the 90 day online report, whether there is a section for informing of COA? If this is the case then maybe this all I have to do?

     

    Thanks for your help.


  15. Hi there

    My UK passport is expiring in June this year. I'm here on a Non-immi O based on marriage visa (with 3 extensions) and I'm doing my 90 report on Monday and have an appointment on Wednesday at the Trendy Building to apply for a new passport.

    I plan to visit the UK in April and am slightly worried that I may not get my passport back in time. My question is, is if I have nt received a new passport in time can I apply for an Emergency Travel Document from the UK Embassy and if I can, will I still be able to get a Re-entry Permit and return to Thailand using the Emergency Travel Document and re-enter under my Non-immi O visa ?

    Another possibility would be to renew my passport in the UK using their fast-track service. Is it possible to do this and re-enter Thailand (assuming I have a re-entry permit in my old passport) under my Non-immi O visa and then transfer the extension of stay/visa across when back in Thailand.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jono

    (Does anyone know the latest turn around times for UK Passport Renewals?)


  16. Hi

    I just have a question regarding the extension of my Non-immigrant O Visa based on marriage which I obtained just over a year ago in Kuala Lumpur.

    I’ve read the list of requirements and I’m still not sure about the requirements in respect of the marriage certificate (we married in the UK before having a ceremony in Thailand).

    In KL all that was required was a copy of my UK marriage certificate.

    If I understand correctly for the extension I need to also have the marriage certificate translated into Thai?

    I assume that I do not have to register the marriage in Thailand, as we are already married?

    I’ve also read that I need a letter of evidence from my embassy. Is this correct and what is it?

    How soon before the last date I can stay in the country can I apply for the extension?

    Is there's anything else I've over looked regarding the marriage certificate?

    Thanks again


  17. Hi

    In a few months time I will be applying for for an extension of my Non-immigrant O Visa based on marriage. The visa was obtained in Kuala Lumpur.

    For proof of income I will be asking for a letter from the UK Embassy in Bangkok. Just had a few questions about this.

    1) Has the monthly amount increased from 40,000 baht to 65,000 baht? (I've seen the figure of 65,000 mentioned elsewhere on the web, but not here!)

    2) How many months of the required income do they need to see on your bank statement?

    3) Do they take the months as a total and average them out, so that if I am slightly below for the required amount for one month, above on another, but on average above the required amount, will it be OK?

    4) Do I just turn up at the Embassy and ask for this letter? Can do it by post?

    Thanks for your help

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  18. Thanks for the replies.

    Just to confirm a successful mission. I handed in the following:

    Passport + 1 photo

    Copy of wife's ID card (signed by her)

    Copy of Household Registration (signed by her)

    Copy of UK Marriage Certificate (signed by us, translation to Thai not required)

    Letter from wife requesting issue of visa

    UK Bank Statement, which was printed out over the Internet. Necessary funds were deposited a couple of days before.

    Payment in cash 550 Ringgit

    Arrived at Thai Embassy just before 9.30am, 45 min wait, handed in documents, I wasn't asked for any further information. Went back the next day at 2.45pm and walked straight to the counter to collect the Visa and all was done. Simples! :)

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