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BANGKOK 23 January 2019 22:24
OZEMADE

Chon Buri Immigration Today 11/12/2018 Renew Retirement Visa TM7

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4 minutes ago, OZEMADE said:

I was told that this was the last time I could use an Embassy Stat Dec for Income purposes.

They stated I would have to have THB 800,000.00 in a Thai Bank for three months prior to applying to renew my retirement Visa next year. No excuses.

Thanks forr mentioning that, now it's just waiting for the usual deniers from the related threads to come here and read it.

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3 minutes ago, janclaes47 said:

Thanks forr mentioning that, now it's just waiting for the usual deniers from the related threads to come here and read it.

No problem mate, I can only pass on what I was told first hand by the Immigration officer that handles renewing retirement visas.

 

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Another Immigration Office  with  their own interpretation of the Immigration  law.  This is not what people have been told at CW or Chaing Mai or  Korat or Mukdahan.   At least they accepted the  Embassy Letter.

Glad you got your extension. Cheers

 

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Yes, of course it will be the 800,000 b.

Like I have said many times TI is not going to decipher your financials.

Money in the bank or agent pick your poison..

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Based on your report, it would seem that folk need to be prepared to use the 800k in bank method at some point. Think this would be a more simple process in any event. Keep in mind the 800k only has to be in bank 3 months. Then use it to live off next 9 months. Repeat. Not hard. I wonder if some people have included all costs for monthly deposits into Thai bank, with banks poor exchange rates just to name one. Bit more warning would have been nice for some xpats to organize the funds, however its not a huge amount. Not possible to come up with 800k, as I've said many times use an agent. Not huge cost per year.

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1 hour ago, Thaidream said:

Another Immigration Office  with  their own interpretation of the Immigration  law.  This is not what people have been told at CW or Chaing Mai or  Korat or Mukdahan.   At least they accepted the  Embassy Letter.

Glad you got your extension. Cheers

 

British, USA, Australian and others Embassys have already notified their patrons that they will NOT be issueing Embassy letters for financial purposes, check out their sites for confirmation. Australia stops on the 7th January and the Australian notice is clearly posted on the wall at the Retirement counter number 8 at the Chon Buri Immigration office. Chon Buri also stated they will not be accepting them and they will only accept THB 800,000.00 in a Thai Bank.

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1 hour ago, Thaidream said:

I have the required funds in the Us and I have no intention  on bringing 800K into Thailand to sit in a Thai Bank. Unless there is no other choice.  I  can prove  a monthly income above 65K per month with no problem and I am prepared to do that.   The current Police Order states that these funds can be in any bank and that proof of income is required.  One letter from my pension provider should do it backed by a direct deposit statement into my bank.   If Immigration cannot look at 2 added pieces of paper- there is something radically wrong and I have every reason to believe I would be referred to an agent  whom i have no desire to deal with.

 

I shall wait for the guidance from immigration Central before I make any move and then see what immigration offices decide to comply.

British, USA, Australian and others Embassys have already notified their patrons that they will NOT be issueing Embassy letters for financial purposes, check out their sites for confirmation. Australia stops on the 7th January and the Australian notice is clearly posted on the wall at the Retirement counter number 8 at the Chon Buri Immigration office. Chon Buri also stated they will not be accepting them and they will only accept THB 800,000.00 in a Thai Bank.

I dont like your chances definitely at the Chon Buri office

an update on the 3 Embassys.

AMERICAN EMBASSY

NOTICE: The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to offer a full-day of notary services on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Service will be provided by appointment only. There will be approximately 300 notarial appointments available.
Please visit us here to make an appointment.

Beginning January 1, 2019, U.S. Embassy Bangkok and U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai will no longer provide the income affidavit.
We will not notarize previous versions of the income affidavit. For more information, please refer to our Fact Sheet (PDF 266KB) and Frequently Asked Questions(PDF 419KB). We will continue to notarize income affidavit forms through the end of 2018. Thai Immigration Bureau officials confirmed that they will support early visa renewals for U.S. citizens during the transition period.

 

British Embassy Announcement

From 1 January 2019, the British Embassy Bangkok will no longer be providing British Nationals with letters confirming their income. This letter has previously served as a supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa. The British Embassy Bangkok is stopping the certification of income letters because it is unable to fulfil the Thai authorities’ requirements to verify the income of British Nationals.

British Nationals should now demonstrate that they have an amount of at least 800,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 65,000 THB transferred into an account in Thailand. For marriage visas British Nationals should demonstrate that they have an amount of at least 400,000 THB in an account in Thailand for no less than three months prior to the visa application, or a monthly income of at least 40,000 THB. A bank statement should be used as the supporting document for obtaining a Thai retirement or marriage visa.

All British Nationals concerned should note that the last date for applications is 12 December 2018. Further information

 

AUSTRALIAN Embassy announcement

Consular Notarial Services Update

As of 7 January, the Embassy will no longer witness statutory declarations that declare income or bank balances for Thai Immigration purposes. (More)

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I would have slipped in, but it's OK if I use an agent right? Just to which him stutter his way through the reply

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10 minutes ago, madmen said:

I would have slipped in, but it's OK if I use an agent right? Just to which him stutter his way through the reply

Obviously cost you. Agent arent cheap anything up to THB25000 no questions asked.

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Obviously cost you. Agent arent cheap anything up to THB25000 no questions asked.
Of course. I can see business booming for both immigration and these guys but good that's it's still an option for now

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saw a lot of people knocked back today in relation to NOT having enough cash in the bank, NOT having the cash in the bank for 3 months and one American even with his letter from the US Embassy knocked back as his money did not tally up and cover his monthly expenses.

 

 

Really?.......You stood out side the immigration office and interviewed people as they left to get info on exactly what was going on with them?

 

Yea right..... 

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