Sorry to go back to an old topic but have just been to Phetchabun IO for the 90 day report but asked about the 60 day extension to visit the wife, and then the 1 year marriage extension. The officer told me that if I apply for the 60 day extension I could not later apply for the marriage extension. The reason being that my original visa was for retirement and that you can only change the reason for an extension once from the original reason. A bit was lost on me as her English was only passable. Is it you opinion that the officer is right or wrong.
Secondly, she said that I could apply for the 1 year marriage extension now (current retirement extension expires on 7 March) and that she would cancel the current extension/permission to stay immediately. The 30 day under consideration period would start from the day of application, not the 7 March. This would work for me as the date of my operation in Australia is now 2 April and I would not have to leave Thailand until the end of March.
This is different from my understanding from reading all of the recent topics on marriage extensions. Your opinion please, knowing that each office can be different.