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BANGKOK 18 March 2019 20:29
Nigan

Extension of Retirement

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Hello everyone,,

I must apologise for bothering you over this but an acquaintance of an acquaintance assures him that as he is married he need only show 400,000 baht to apply for his retirement extension and that this has always been the case..

He further attests that if you earn sufficient to meet income requirements and are a UK taxpayer, by merely printing off your annual tax statement from HMRC’s website, this document alone is sufficient for Thai Immigration.

If you have the time, your take on both of these would be very much appreciated. 

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Other than it would actually be an Extension based on marriage not retirement that is correct. There are quite a few hoops to dance through though.

If you get a retirement Extension based on deposited money obviously income proof is not an issue. But at the moment income proof is required to be a Thai bank letter and statements showing deposits into a Thai bank from overseas. Whether HMRCs tax statements are acceptable is uncertain, but edging on unlikely.

 

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Neither is correct or possible. Your acquaintance must have an extension based on marriage and the HMRC statement will not be accepted by the Thai immigration service

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Only 400,000 is required for an extension on the grounds of being married (as long as it''s to a Thai). The above mentioned "hoops" are no big deal, a couple of photos and a visit from immigration officers is not exactly arduous.

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Some find the yearly photos of you sitting on the bed etc a bit humiliating, then they can demand you take in Thai neighbours to vouch for you, the whole process then gets put on hold for a month while they consider if you are worthy of an extension. Apart from the money they make it more difficult than an on the spot retirement stamp.

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8 minutes ago, Blue Muton said:

The above mentioned "hoops" are no big deal, a couple of photos and a visit from immigration officers

Depends where you do it. A retirement extension is far simpler. And as the OP specifically asked for that worth mentioning. You fail to mention any 'proof of the marriage' requirements. Also that it cannot be approved by any regional offices. 

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Just now, wgdanson said:

It is the actual 'getting married' which is a pain.

And the requirements to getting an Extension based on it have remained consistent. 

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32 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Some find the yearly photos of you sitting on the bed etc a bit humiliating, then they can demand you take in Thai neighbours to vouch for you, the whole process then gets put on hold for a month while they consider if you are worthy of an extension. Apart from the money they make it more difficult than an on the spot retirement stamp.

How many people do you know who have been denied an extension when "they" have considered them to be not "worthy of an extension"?

 

Why the scaremongering?

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Marriage extension is pretty simple to do .

Don't believe all the rubbish spoken on here.

Photos sitting on the bed? Never been asked for one in 13 years.

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2 minutes ago, Justin Side said:

Photos sitting on the bed?

Hopefully no photos involving the bed!

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8 hours ago, jacko45k said:

Whether HMRCs tax statements are acceptable is uncertain, but edging on unlikely.

It’s certain that they are not accepted as proof of income.

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11 hours ago, Blue Muton said:

How many people do you know who have been denied an extension when "they" have considered them to be not "worthy of an extension"?

 

Why the scaremongering?

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