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BANGKOK 19 June 2019 06:42
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Retirement Visa Renewal

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Read a statement from the Thai Immigration Chief that for Visa Renewal you need to have 800k in a Thai bank 2 months prior to renewal application.

Some say it is 3 months before application. Does anyone have recent experience to clear up this issue? 

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Thank you for the info. Motdaeng it seems from your post that 2 months is the official position. I wonder if anyone has tested this recently?

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I believe that is only for the VERY FIRST renewal.

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10 minutes ago, scorpio1945 said:

I believe that is only for the VERY FIRST renewal.

I was of the understanding two months is for when the O-A converts to a retirement visa. Three months thereafter for succeeding renewals. Ubon Joe is the authority in this field, PM him if he doesn't pop up.

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3 hours ago, Xmas said:

Thank you for the info. Motdaeng it seems from your post that 2 months is the official position. I wonder if anyone has tested this recently?

Yes, I did recently, for my first retirement extension. 

 

The I/O I got had to ask the I/O at the next desk what the seasoning policy is, and she was quoted the old/former one.  2 months for the first (Ret) extension, 3 months for subsequent years.  Clearly I, and they, hadn't paid attention to the new police order, which says 2 months before. Period.

 

With the current level of inconsistency on this and other policies across the Kingdom, asking an I/O at the Immi Office you intend to use, is the smart play, IMO.

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6 hours ago, Xmas said:

Thank you for the info. Motdaeng it seems from your post that 2 months is the official position. I wonder if anyone has tested this recently?

i think the OP was asking for this answer ...

 

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Was the above piture taken at the Chiangrai immigration office?

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50 minutes ago, Xmas said:

Was the above piture taken at the Chiangrai immigration office?

yes ... pic was taken at IO Chiang Rai ... 

 

just for your information:

at immigration in chiang rai, you can apply for retirement extension only on monday or wedensday!

 

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the new law is : you Need have the 800x 2 months before make the visa and after 3 months you Need reshow  it again...what means you cant touch the 800x for 5 months

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Has anyone successfully received a renewal using the 2 month rule?

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I sure wouldn't want to be the first one to test the two month rule.

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7 hours ago, peterpan2501 said:

the new law is : you Need have the 800x 2 months before make the visa and after 3 months you Need reshow  it again...what means you cant touch the 800x for 5 months

Also the law says you can not spend down below 400k in the non seasoning months

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