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When applying for a visa through marriage, can you use money from working online to qualify?

Do they ask what it is for?

Might there be any problems due to not having a work permit, even though technically not working in Thailand, i.e. a US company.

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You can use money from overseas. 40KBaht/month or 400KBaht in a Thai bank in your name. Be aware that you can be required to evidence the source of the money.

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To apply for a non-immigrant visa category O for the purpose of travelling to Thailand to visit your spouse, not all Thai embassies and consulates have the same requirements and you should consult the website of the consulate where you plan to apply.

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The important thing is to transfer at least 40K to your Thai bank from abroad every month.

 

If immigration ask for the source of income and it originated in the US you should be ok. 

 

I doubt they would accept any income they knew originated from illegal work in Thailand.

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52 minutes ago, Maestro said:

To apply for a non-immigrant visa category O for the purpose of travelling to Thailand to visit your spouse, not all Thai embassies and consulates have the same requirements and you should consult the website of the consulate where you plan to apply.

I mean to apply in Thailand.

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If your country still provides income-affidavits, you may need to use this to show your income.

If your country no longer provides income-affidavits, you will need to show monthly international transfers to a Thai account exceeding 40K Baht.

 

Some offices will ask for proof of the source of funds as secondary documentation, to which you could try showing deposits into your foreign bank-account.

A few offices will insist the income can only be a "pension," and insist on seeing a pension-letter or similar.  If your office is one of these, you are out of luck - or would need to use an agent.

 

Then, there are the standard requirements - wife with you when you apply, your original marriage certificate, updated Kor Ror 2, and pictures around your home with your wife.  All of those with copies of passport-pages, the application form, etc.

 

Then there are per-office "extra" requirements, which could include a witness attending (and may or many not need to be in some of the pictures), and several documents from your landlord, unless you are living in a condo you own.

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1 hour ago, Neeranam said:

I mean to apply in Thailand.

You cannot apply for a Visa in Thailand.

 

You can apply for a 12 month extension of stay.

 

As your Embassy no longer provides income letters you will need to show monthly transfers of at least 40,000 baht a month into your Thai bank.

 

Or 400,000 deposit.

 

They don't care where the money comes from.

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13 minutes ago, Justin Side said:

You cannot apply for a Visa in Thailand.

 

You can apply for a 12 month extension of stay.

If you have entered Thailand without a non-O visa you can apply for it at the immigration office as the first step of the two-step process to get a marriage extension, ie an extension of stay for the reason of living with your spouse in Thailand.

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Posted (edited)

The op is currently staying in Thailand with an extension based on his work.

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2 hours ago, Justin Side said:

The op is currently staying in Thailand with an extension based on his work.

Nothing in the OP suggests that.

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16 hours ago, elviajero said:

Nothing in the OP suggests that.

Yes, I am currently living in Thailand on yearly extensions of stay bad in my work.

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18 hours ago, Justin Side said:

You cannot apply for a Visa in Thailand.

 

You can apply for a 12 month extension of stay.

 

 

So, if I already have an extension of stay, I can't change to a visa based on marriage?

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3 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

So, if I already have an extension of stay, I can't change to a visa based on marriage?

It will depend on the office and the category of non immigrant visa you have. If you have a non 'O' you will have no problem changing the reason for your extension to being a spouse at the next renewal.

 

If you have a non 'B' they could let you change, but they might insist you go outside Thailand and get a non 'O' visa and extend the new 90 day entry.

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1 hour ago, elviajero said:

It will depend on the office and the category of non immigrant visa you have. If you have a non 'O' you will have no problem changing the reason for your extension to being a spouse at the next renewal.

 

If you have a non 'B' they could let you change, but they might insist you go outside Thailand and get a non 'O' visa and extend the new 90 day entry.

I see, thanks. Leaving the country is not an option as I'm in the process of naturalization, which required continuous visas. Do you think using a visa agent would help? 

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2 hours ago, Neeranam said:

I see, thanks. Leaving the country is not an option as I'm in the process of naturalization, which required continuous visas. Do you think using a visa agent would help? 

If the office do insist on a non ‘O’ it’s possible the right agent could help.

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