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CM Immigration Q&A (2018)

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15 hours ago, Bill97 said:


If you used the U S Consul letter, that was proof of residence according to what an agent told me.


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I've never had to use a US Consul letter or show any other proof of residence; but have been required to show the TM30.

 

And in re to the comment on extensions of stay based on retirement "If it is a joint account immigration will want to see 1.6 million to accept the account when applying for the extension. Some offices will not accept a joint account no matter how much is in the bank."

This thread is about CM & CM Immigration. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT acceptable to CM IMM to present a joint account. Period. It can only be in the sole name of the applicant so it is not merely a requirement to "avoid problems".

 

In re to the comment on extensions of stay based on retirement "Home country consulate letter affirming adequate appropriate pension income"; income is not limited to just pensions- it can be investments or trusts, etc.  The monthly amount required to be affirmed to (and proven if requested)- it's 60,000THB per month- which will be calculated by CM IMM based on the USD amount you are affirming to, at the exchange rate CM IMM applies. Be careful here; my last extension CM IMM applied an exchange rate of $1=32THB, even tho the bank rates were all higher than 32THB at that time.

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4 hours ago, jeffandgop said:

 

I've never had to use a US Consul letter or show any other proof of residence; but have been required to show the TM30.

 

And in re to the comment on extensions of stay based on retirement "If it is a joint account immigration will want to see 1.6 million to accept the account when applying for the extension. Some offices will not accept a joint account no matter how much is in the bank."

This thread is about CM & CM Immigration. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT acceptable to CM IMM to present a joint account. Period. It can only be in the sole name of the applicant so it is not merely a requirement to "avoid problems".

 

In re to the comment on extensions of stay based on retirement "Home country consulate letter affirming adequate appropriate pension income"; income is not limited to just pensions- it can be investments or trusts, etc.  The monthly amount required to be affirmed to (and proven if requested)- it's 60,000THB per month- which will be calculated by CM IMM based on the USD amount you are affirming to, at the exchange rate CM IMM applies. Be careful here; my last extension CM IMM applied an exchange rate of $1=32THB, even tho the bank rates were all higher than 32THB at that time.

When did the monthly income requirement change to 60,000 Thai baht?

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9 minutes ago, hml367 said:

When did the monthly income requirement change to 60,000 Thai baht?

My typo, sorry.  The monthly amount is 65,000.

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I talked to an agent today about getting my Extension of Stay - Retirement.  Since my last Ext. was done at Chaengwattana, Bkk, I was told I would need to be examined by IMM to prove why I moved to Chiang Mai.  Anyone else have this experience?

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4 hours ago, Tracyb said:

I talked to an agent today about getting my Extension of Stay - Retirement.  Since my last Ext. was done at Chaengwattana, Bkk, I was told I would need to be examined by IMM to prove why I moved to Chiang Mai.  Anyone else have this experience?

Is your money etc all seasoned/monthly income and or accounted for both during your last extension and this one (i.e. not using an agent to bypass the Financial requirements)?

If it is all above board there is no reason for any I/O to ask for "Proof".

 

PS; is it a CM Agent?

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1 hour ago, scottiejohn said:

Is your money etc all seasoned/monthly income and or accounted for both during your last extension and this one (i.e. not using an agent to bypass the Financial requirements)?

If it is all above board there is no reason for any I/O to ask for "Proof".

 

PS; is it a CM Agent?

Not only that, but if a TM30 has been properly filed, that would seem to be "proof" enough of having taken up residency in Chiang Mai.

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54 minutes ago, NancyL said:

Not only that, but if a TM30 has been properly filed, that would seem to be "proof" enough of having taken up residency in Chiang Mai.

Not only that but I assume a TM28 has also been done prior to the TM30.

If so my comments in my previous post re funding etc mean there should be no further "proof" required.

I am still interested to know if this is a CM agent or perhaps an agent at the previous "address" making this claim of "proof".

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8 hours ago, Tracyb said:

I talked to an agent today about getting my Extension of Stay - Retirement.  Since my last Ext. was done at Chaengwattana, Bkk, I was told I would need to be examined by IMM to prove why I moved to Chiang Mai.  Anyone else have this experience?

the odd part is the "Why" which nobody has addressed

 

Why should one have to prove why they moved? And how can one prove it if it is just subjective/personal choice?

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On 9/14/2018 at 6:17 PM, scottiejohn said:

Not only that but I assume a TM28 has also been done prior to the TM30.

If so my comments in my previous post re funding etc mean there should be no further "proof" required.

I am still interested to know if this is a CM agent or perhaps an agent at the previous "address" making this claim of "proof".

Hi...  This was an agent in CM.  In BKK I always did the ext. of stay myself at CW.  This is the first time I used an agent, mostly because I was just not interested in queuing up at 2am or hiring a line sitter.  The CM agent was clear that IMM would want to interview me.  They elaborated further and explained that CNX IMM have begun this inquiry process in the past month because they have found applicants in CM with Previous BKK extensions who were not “entered into the computer system.”  I got the impression after further conversations with agent that IMM was more interested in whether or not I actually did live in BKK on the date of my last ext. of stay.  Apparently some unscrupulous agents have been using someone with a stamp from the BKK jurisdiction for fake extensions. 

 

I guess they’ll look me up in the system and when they find my info they’ll approve my extension.  I also have some documents that can substantiate my prior residence in BKK.

 

 My tm30has been in place since I relocated here several months ago.  When I filed it I also tried to file the tm28. They told me that I didn’t need to and just took my tm30.  That was at the end of 2017 so I can’t vouch for what they may be asking for today...  

 

I am using income.... not seasoned funds.   I did provide further documentation to verify that my income is legit along with the consulate letter.  Everything went to immigration office for “processing” and I’m now waiting to hear back.  I’ll keep you posted as this develops.

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Went to the new/old offices yesterday.

There seems to be quite a lot of parking allocated for visitors at the front of the building and if as they said parking is also available at the spa over the road then probably adequate. Did not appear to be any specifically for handicapped but may have missed them.

Mynamar, Cambodia.Laos workers etc will still be serviced but at the refurbished old buildings to the right as you enter.

 

There was also a sign for a cafeteria, didn't see one for any agent(s)-yet. ?

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Hello everyone.

 

I hope I'm right here. My question is very simple, but the answer seems to be very hard to find for me, unfortunately. So, I hope that you nice people here might be able to help me ?

 

I am from Germany and planning to go to Thailand for 3-4 months (tourist visa + 30 day extension + maybe one visa run) for the first time in a condominium/apartment instead of a hotel. How should I report my stay at the immigration office so that I don't get any problems when extending if I live:

 

- in a condo rented via airbnb.com

- with my girlfriend who is renting a condo in a big condominium complex (so, she is not the owner)

- or something else you could recommend me?

 

Thanks a lot in advance ?

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Last year when I did my marriage extension I had to photocopy the map I had drawn onto a special ‘map’ form

 

To get ahead of the game this year I thought I would get the ‘map’ form before hand (and pick up a TM 7)

 

When I asked the young chap outside about it today he said there is no need to draw a map anymore, all they wanted was a copy of the TM30!

 

Can anyone who has done a marriage extension recently confirm whether or not maps are still required?

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2 hours ago, narkeddiver said:

Last year when I did my marriage extension I had to photocopy the map I had drawn onto a special ‘map’ form

 

To get ahead of the game this year I thought I would get the ‘map’ form before hand (and pick up a TM 7)

 

When I asked the young chap outside about it today he said there is no need to draw a map anymore, all they wanted was a copy of the TM30!

 

Can anyone who has done a marriage extension recently confirm whether or not maps are still required?

Did ours last month and the Boy chucked out a few photo's and said we had too many but, nothing said about map and the Female Officer took everything including map.

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