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BANGKOK 27 June 2019 13:34
Myshkin

New passport transfer of retirement extension stamp

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This was covered some time ago and as far as I know, the rules until now haven't changed:

 

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Immigration makes the following annoucement:

Announcement

 

According to the New Regulation from August 13, 2013,
when submitting application for Visa Extension if the validity of passport of the applicant is not longer than one year left before expiry,
the extension of stay will be permitted not exceeding the expired date of passport.
After the renewal of your passport of obtaining a new passport,
you have to re-apply for Visa Extension by submitting required document and paying extension fee ( 1,900 Baht ).
In case of overstay, the fine is 500 Baht per day
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Source: http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/intro1.html

In the past when your passport expired, you would get a permission to stay until the expiry date of your passport. When you had a new passport you returned to immigration to transfer the details to the new passport and get the remainder of the extension of stay placed in your new passport for free.

The new policy means that now when you get a new passport because the old one has expired you have to apply for a new extension of stay, with all the accompanying paperwork and of course pay the usual extension fee of 1,900 baht.

This will mean more paperwork and a better preperation for people who's passport is about to expire.

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The difference now (according to IO sources in Hua Hin) is that because the rules that came into effect this year, a shortened extension of stay is no longer possible as the financial qualification covers 12 months.  Therefore, I'm told that unless you have 1 year validity in your passport, an extension of stay will not be allowed.

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16 hours ago, Jbrin said:

Hi

For some reason I can’t work this out ( age?) so any help would be gratefully received

My passport expires May 2020 - my extension to stay via retirement
Expires Jan 2020 - I intend to renew the passport Oct 2019

If I go to CW in Jan with both passports will they put the new visa in the new passport or do I need to move the existing visa prior to Jan 19

Thanks for your help

John


When they transfer to the new passport, they put stamps in with your visa history, and details of your old passport and current extension. Takes up the first two pages in my passport.

So yes, you do need to go through the transfer process before you do a new extension, but I don't see any reason why you can't do both on the same day.

Save the old passport. I have heard tell of, but have no personal experience of, people being asked for copies from this for future extensions. You should not be asked for them, but it is as well to be able to provide them if you are.


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Edited by CMoldie

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16 hours ago, Jbrin said:

Hi

For some reason I can’t work this out ( age?) so any help would be gratefully received

My passport expires May 2020 - my extension to stay via retirement
Expires Jan 2020 - I intend to renew the passport Oct 2019

If I go to CW in Jan with both passports will they put the new visa in the new passport or do I need to move the existing visa prior to Jan 19

Thanks for your help

John






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When you take both passports to Immigration, they will place stamps in your new passport that shows your current history, i.e., the last visa used to enter Thailand and each extension of stay based on entry under that visa. I say "history" because the stamps used are not the same as the original entries into the old passport.  When I did mine, the several pages of stamps were reduced to stamps only on one page.     At time of renewal of my one year extension of stay (often referred to as renewal of visa), I only needed to copy the face page and one page of stamps that showed the "history" along with copy of Departure card, photo, and application for extension.  No need to show the old passport.

 

However, I am not sure, but if I recall correctly from other postings, if your old passport has a Re-Entry stamp that has not expired, it will not be transferred to the new passport, thus the old one may be needed if one departs and returns before their extension (visa) renewal date.  If I'm incorrect on that, I'm sure someone will most likely point it out.

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Soisanuk

Thank you for your response

John


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Cmoldie

Thank you for your response

John


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14 hours ago, soisanuk said:

However, I am not sure, but if I recall correctly from other postings, if your old passport has a Re-Entry stamp that has not expired, it will not be transferred to the new passport, thus the old one may be needed if one departs and returns before their extension (visa) renewal date.  If I'm incorrect on that, I'm sure someone will most likely point it out.

I went to immigration today for the transfer of the visa from old passport to new passport, and they did transfer the single re-entry stamp in the new passport as well.

 

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On ‎5‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 8:40 PM, Raymond Hoskings said:

Did the transfer of retirement extension  from old passport to new in Chiang Mai today, just gave them copies of all pages with Thai stuff on them and also front page of new passport and old passport and latest entry stamp and filled in the form, no problems although after an hour holding the number one ticket and never seeing anyone at the desk I did remind them that I was there, all good.

Thank you for your useful input. I did mine today and took along all the copies you mentioned, signed by me. I just had to fill the form they presented me. Was in and out in one hour. All fine.
Now, I will see if I can do the 90 days online next time, or if for the first one I will have to do it in person at the office, as some people have reported. I've been doing it online successfully since it was introduced a few years ago.
 

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