I came to Thailand visa-exempt, I am 50+ years, and am getting ready to apply next week for my Non-O at Chiang Mai Immigration.
Just wanted to run by you my plan - everything seems pretty straight forward:
1.) I apply at least 14 days before my visa-exempt status expires (I hope Chiang Mai is not one of those places that requires 23 days)
2,) I prove that I have 800k in my bank acounts at Bangkok Bank with a letter from them and copies of my passbooks printouts that show a total of 800k in international transfers coming in during the years of 201