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BANGKOK 18 April 2019 23:56
vogie

Next Years Marriage Extension

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Yesterday I renewed my Marriage Extension for the last time using proof of income from the British Embassy with very little trouble, one of the photos didn't meet with their requirements. Anyway we came back home, took some more photos and returned and completed the extension process. Today at 1600hrs the immigration are to visit our house for inspection. My Immigration Office is Jomptien.

 

Next year I want to go down the monthly payments route, correct me if I'm wrong but this will be 40,000baht per month and not 400,000 divided by 12.

If say one month the payment falls just short of the 40,000baht by interest rate fluctuations etc, can it be made up the following month.

And at the moment there appears to be a bone of contention with the Kasikorn bank issueing bank statements showing that the funds came from abroad, my statement for my gov pension states domestic payment. How would one navigate around this problem? Thanks in advance.

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It is 40k baht a month not 400k baht divided by 12.

The rules for an extension based upon marriage allows for an average income of 40k baht per month for the year which means your annual income would have to be at least 480k baht.

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From posts by members I have seen the problem with UK pensions being directed deposited to a Thai bank that they transfer them via CitiBank which causes them to be show as a domestic transfer. I can recall a post that you could get something from the source of your pension to prove it was direct deposit to your account.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

 

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ubonjoe,

 

Can your please show me your source for the clip you show?

 

Just looking for the full requirements for marriage extension but finding it difficult to locate.

 

Thanks.

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1 minute ago, ellobo said:

Can your please show me your source for the clip you show?

That is from a amendment done to cause 2.18 of the police order that only changes the proof of income requirements.

1 minute ago, ellobo said:

Just looking for the full requirements for marriage extension but finding it difficult to locate.

You can download the relevant police orders for extensions of stay here and look at clause 2.18 in this topic.

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/981135-laws-regulations-police-orders-etc/

 

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Thank you for your response ubonjoe.

 

Please allow me to ask my question in another way, having clicked my way through all the topics on the thread referenced above with no answer.  Maybe I just missed it.

 

Due to the US Embassy's decision to not issue income proof, I have decided to do a marriage extension rather than the retirement extension.  I know that the marriage extension requires more hoops through which to jump such as maps, house photos, etc.  

 

I would like a list of these hoops.

 

Thanks.

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Thank you ubonjoe, exactly for what I was looking.

 

I think I will be applying at the same office, or at least the same district, KK.  I am down Phon way. 

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6 minutes ago, ellobo said:

Thank you ubonjoe, exactly for what I was looking.

 

I think I will be applying at the same office, or at least the same district, KK.  I am down Phon way. 

The Khon Kaen office is friendly. Your report back date will be 30 days from when you current permit to stay ends which is standard here in the North East. 

My office is here in Ubon.

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18 hours ago, vogie said:

If say one month the payment falls just short of the 40,000baht by interest rate fluctuations etc, can it be made up the following month.

Based on the written rules, probably. But you shouldn’t rely on that and try an make sure at least 40K appears in your account each month.

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23 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It is 40k baht a month not 400k baht divided by 12.

The rules for an extension based upon marriage allows for an average income of 40k baht per month for the year which means your annual income would have to be at least 480k baht.

image.png.5e22ecd059f234e0ae6df5cdbd7875d5.png

 

From posts by members I have seen the problem with UK pensions being directed deposited to a Thai bank that they transfer them via CitiBank which causes them to be show as a domestic transfer. I can recall a post that you could get something from the source of your pension to prove it was direct deposit to your account.

Is there anyone who can elaborate on what is required from source of pension ie, does the DWP have a special form form this? Thanks

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3 minutes ago, vogie said:

Is there anyone who can elaborate on what is required from source of pension? Thanks

Zero, nada, zilch. You have to show money being banked from abroad. That's it.  I suspect the Thais equate pension with "regular income stream that is not salary" which is why they use it, but no evidence of origin is required.  It could be an inheritance from your grandma or payout from lottery winnings for all they care

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23 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

From posts by members I have seen the problem with UK pensions being directed deposited to a Thai bank that they transfer them via CitiBank which causes them to be show as a domestic transfer. I can recall a post that you could get something from the source of your pension to prove it was direct deposit to your account.

That's incorrect.

UK state Pensions paid directly into a Thai bank account are handled by Citi bank who transfer through Bank of Thailand using the BAHTNET system. These deposits are coded as BNT in the Passbook, or BAHTNET on a statement.

They are International transfers.

 

Perhaps some members are reporting 'domestic' transfers when they are manually transferring their UK state pensions from their UK banks, depending on their method of transfer, but when paid directly by the UK government they are certainly not coded as domestic.

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2 minutes ago, ThaiBunny said:

Zero, nada, zilch. You have to show money being banked from abroad. That's it.  I suspect the Thais equate pension with "regular income stream that is not salary" which is why they use it, but no evidence of origin is required.  It could be an inheritance from your grandma or payout from lottery winnings for all they care

 

23 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

I can recall a post that you could get something from the source of your pension to prove it was direct deposit to your account.

Thanks for the reply.

I was just querying U/J response about him recalling another post about getting evidence from the source of the pension.

Is there anyway to prove to Immigration my pension came from the UK to my Kasikorn acc in Thailand, I think I read that people that bank with Bangkok Bank don't have this problem.

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1 minute ago, Tanoshi said:

That's incorrect.

UK state Pensions paid directly into a Thai bank account are handled by Citi bank who transfer through Bank of Thailand using the BAHTNET system. These deposits are coded as BNT in the Passbook, or BAHTNET on a statement.

They are International transfers.

 

Perhaps some members are reporting 'domestic' transfers when they are manually transferring their UK state pensions from their UK banks, depending on their method of transfer, but when paid directly by the UK government they are certainly not coded as domestic.

Tanoshi, the DWP pay my pension into my Kasikorn acc and it does show up as 'domestic' ☹️

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