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BANGKOK 23 April 2019 14:53
haymanpl

Re Entry Visa Phuket International Airport

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Does anyone know if its possible to get a re entry visa ( For 1 year retirement visa ) from Phuket International Airport ( Outside Business hours ) ?

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You can get a re-entry permit as you leave Thailand at all the international airports.

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35 minutes ago, BritTim said:

You can get a re-entry permit as you leave Thailand at all the international airports.

at any time, he asked??

 

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15 minutes ago, glegolo said:

at any time, he asked??

 

glegolo

Any time because immigration is open there any time. They ask you to go to Phuket Town if possible though.

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I screwed up there because i emailed the Thai Embassy and they told me i didn't need one. Now my retirement visa is cancelled with more than 11 months remaining, i'm on a 30 day tourist visa and i have to get a Non O and the then reapply for a new retirement visa.

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Unless you got a multi entry visa, you'll need a re-entry permit to avoid something like that. But how did you do all this in about an hour?

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I left the country while i had a valid retirement visa and didn't have a re-entry permit so when i came back, my retirement visa was cancelled and i was given a 30 day tourist visa.

 

See attachment

 

What happened was i got dengue fever and wanted to see a doctor outside Thailand so i flew out late on Friday night, something i regret.

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21 minutes ago, haymanpl said:

I left the country while i had a valid retirement visa and didn't have a re-entry permit so when i came back, my retirement visa was cancelled and i was given a 30 day tourist visa.

You did not have a retirement visa. You had a extension of stay based upon retirement which is what the stamp states it is.

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1 hour ago, haymanpl said:

I left the country while i had a valid retirement visa and didn't have a re-entry permit so when i came back, my retirement visa was cancelled and i was given a 30 day tourist visa.

Your confusion is a common one. In many countries, there is no distinction between a visa and a permission to stay. In Thailand, they are quite different. Your permission to stay (optionally extended) ends when you lave Thailand. To protect your permission to stay (normally what you want if you do not have a valid, unexpired visa) you need a re-entry permit.

 

If you ask an official whether you need a re-entry permit when you have a valid one-year visa, they may just tell you "yes" without verifying whether you really mean a visa. Also, if you ask a consular official about an extension of permission to stay from an immigration office inside Thailand, they are quite likely to give you incorrect information anyway. Only trust what Thai officials say about the services they provide themselves.

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16 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

retirement visa. You had a extension of stay based upon retirement

Whats the difference between a retirement visa and a extension of stay based upon retirement?

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31 minutes ago, haymanpl said:

Whats the difference between a retirement visa and a extension of stay based upon retirement?

There is really no visa called a retirement visa but a OA long stay visa issued by a embassy or official consulate in you home country comes close to it.

A extension of stay based upon retirement is an extension of a permit to stay you got from a visa. A visa only allows you to enter the country.

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19 hours ago, haymanpl said:

Whats the difference between a retirement visa and a extension of stay based upon retirement?

Firstly a Visa is obtained at a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside the country.

An Extension is obtained in country at an Immigration office.

 

There isn't, per-se, a Retirement Visa, but a group of Visas (Non ImmO categories OA, OX etc) are used by retirees to stay long term in Thailand.

 

Sadly, Extensions of Stay based on retirement (obtained at Immigration Offices) are frequently referred to as Retirement Visas, by many people, including Visa Agents and Immigration Officer too. It causes occasional confusion.

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23 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

There is really no visa called a retirement visa but a OA long stay visa issued by a embassy or official consulate in you home country comes close to it.

A extension of stay based upon retirement is an extension of a permit to stay you got from a visa. A visa only allows you to enter the country.

Ubonjoe

Re_entry

What happens if you not return as date stamp on your Re-entry indicated date but later ?

Thank you

 

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3 minutes ago, ICELANDMAN said:

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What happens if you not return as date stamp on your Re-entry indicated date but later ?

If you have a re-entry permit it has expiration date on it. If you enter after that day you will only get a 30 day visa exempt entry if you qualify for one,

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