Just back from Korat Immigration and annual renewal of Retirement visa ( 800K in bank option )....
Firstly - We see the same staff there as the last 2 years but a new boss is on board we were told.
Secondly - With Visa all went well, No Issues - no mention of $$'s staying in account or check in 90 days time.
Thirdly - For the previous 3 years my wife had been told because she owns her house NO TM 30 is required.
However Today, wife was quietly told from now on she must submit a TM 30 form
No fine would be payable on this occasion today, but in future = Yes.
If Wife reporting - fine = 800 Baht or if I am doing the report - fine = 1,200 Baht ( go figure )
Fourthly - Things appear to be changing fast - we called in 2 months ago to pick up the correct paperwork in advance.
However today, a couple of forms needed had changed ( bank account details ) and one other was surplus.
Fithly - The Uni girls no longer do the photocopying for you, Now you are redirected across the road to a private shop.
This made it not such a great experience.
VisraExtension and Re-Entry Permit All approved there and then... but seriously next year I may let it all slide and just get a Visa form my home country Thai Consulate..... a much easier, cheaper and less painful route.