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Does anyone know a good agent for retirement extension of stay?

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The OP is asking for agent for application made at CW

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57 minutes ago, Pilotman said:

13K, I need to get into this agent business, it's money for old rope. The process is so easy and straight forward that it is a joke for anyone to take money to do it for you.  My advice would be to get to Jomtien immigration and get the most up to date information on your actual situation. After that you can make an informed decision regarding your next step. 

13k is a "no money in the bank" extension.

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1 hour ago, Pilotman said:

13K, I need to get into this agent business, it's money for old rope. The process is so easy and straight forward that it is a joke for anyone to take money to do it for you.  My advice would be to get to Jomtien immigration and get the most up to date information on your actual situation. After that you can make an informed decision regarding your next step. 

Its easy if you have 800k

 

13k  fee is for people that don't have 800k. or don't want to put 800k into a thai bank

 as in the agent supplies the 800k and does all the legwork

 

so at 13k inc thats  11k more than  diy.   less than 917 bt a month.  or 211 bt per week .  cheap IMHO  

 

setonal beat me to it.

 

 

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On 5/18/2019 at 10:10 AM, Pilotman said:

13K, I need to get into this agent business, it's money for old rope. The process is so easy and straight forward that it is a joke for anyone to take money to do it for you.  My advice would be to get to Jomtien immigration and get the most up to date information on your actual situation. After that you can make an informed decision regarding your next step. 

Keep in mind - that's about 11K after the retail-price for the extension, then the IO's portion comes out of that?  These cheaper outfits seem to operate on volume.  

 

On 5/18/2019 at 11:13 AM, DrJack54 said:

The OP is asking for agent for application made at CW

Yes - so figure more like 25K, based on reports I've read.

 

On 5/18/2019 at 11:06 AM, SEtonal said:

In January, a poster was told by Jomtien Immigration that the combination method with a pension would not be accepted. However in April, an extension based on retirement was successful at Jomtien using the combination method and a pension (NO embassy letter was used).  I will link both reports.

 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1080537-my-trip-to-jomtien-immigration/

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1093988-extension-of-stay-for-retirement/

Note that successful one had 401K Baht for the "in the bank" portion plus proof of a "state pension" as secondary evidence.  Some have suggested 400K could be the "bottom limit" for any combo - at least at some offices.  Other reports indicate proof of a "state pension" is needed for income (combo or stand-alone) at some offices. 

 

The new rules do not require either of those things, but ...

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On 5/17/2019 at 8:40 AM, ubonjoe said:

What do you expect the agent to do for you?

If you started transferring 65k baht from outside the country now you could do your extension based upon income. Chaeng Wattana will accept just a few months of transfers to apply for the extension this year.

Or you could put a 800k baht in the bank for 2 months before the date you apply for the extension.

Or if you have transferred less than 65k baht every month then you could use the combination of what you have transferred in with money in the bank to reach a total of 800k baht. For example if you have been transfering in 50k baht that would be a annual income of 600k baht and then you would need 200k baht in the bank for 2 months.

I read they may be understanding this year but from the stories I am hearing they are not.   I have never used an agent so not liking the idea, but I do not want to go through repeated attempts, or not get the nenewl and have to start all over 

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On 5/18/2019 at 11:15 AM, SEtonal said:

13k is a "no money in the bank" extension.

Hope he knows more about planes.

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On 5/17/2019 at 8:40 AM, ubonjoe said:

What do you expect the agent to do for you?

If you started transferring 65k baht from outside the country now you could do your extension based upon income. Chaeng Wattana will accept just a few months of transfers to apply for the extension this year.

Or you could put a 800k baht in the bank for 2 months before the date you apply for the extension.

Or if you have transferred less than 65k baht every month then you could use the combination of what you have transferred in with money in the bank to reach a total of 800k baht. For example if you have been transfering in 50k baht that would be a annual income of 600k baht and then you would need 200k baht in the bank for 2 months.

thought the combo method was dead ?

 

if not what seasoning is required  ?

 

e,g - if I transferred a minimum 50k a month for 12 months

 

Jomtien is my office

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2 minutes ago, smedly said:

thought the combo method was dead ?

You thought wrong. Or listened to some false rumors.

 

2 minutes ago, smedly said:

f not what seasoning is required  ?

 

e,g - if I transferred a minimum 50k a month for 12 months

The funds part to reach a total of 800 baht has to be in the bank for 2 months.

That would be 200k baht in the bank with 600j baht of annual income.

 

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8 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You thought wrong. Or listened to some false rumors.

 

The funds part to reach a total of 800 baht has to be in the bank for 2 months.

That would be 200k baht in the bank with 600j baht of annual income.

 

cheers, read a the above link after my post, seems jomtien are a go base on that report from April

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4 minutes ago, Henryford said:

A "good agent" isn't that an oxymoron?

Absolutely not - - I love having an agent filling out all the forms, making the appointments, even driving me to and from IMM... they provide a VIP service and make my life easier... they even call to notify me when to stop into the office... of course, I can do any of it myself, but I pay a reasonable fee for ease and peace of mind and not having to write my address over and over - amongst other things... 

 

sometimes i drive myself, sometimes I take a taxi - other times, a limo is a pleasure... 

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1 hour ago, kenk24 said:

Absolutely not - - I love having an agent filling out all the forms, making the appointments, even driving me to and from IMM... they provide a VIP service and make my life easier... they even call to notify me when to stop into the office... of course, I can do any of it myself, but I pay a reasonable fee for ease and peace of mind and not having to write my address over and over - amongst other things... 

 

sometimes i drive myself, sometimes I take a taxi - other times, a limo is a pleasure... 

If you are happy being ripped off then that is your choice of course.

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14 minutes ago, fishtank said:

If you are happy being ripped off then that is your choice of course.

Ripped off??? Not even close - I am paying for a service... They do exactly what they say... I find the price fair. 

 

There are many apt comparisons in life - I have an accountant to fill out my tax forms. sure, I could do that myself too, but what a pain. 

 

Have you never paid for a service before? 

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2 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

Ripped off??? Not even close - I am paying for a service... They do exactly what they say... I find the price fair. 

 

There are many apt comparisons in life - I have an accountant to fill out my tax forms. sure, I could do that myself too, but what a pain. 

 

Have you never paid for a service before? 

laundry maybe. Hate ironing.

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39 minutes ago, fishtank said:

If you are happy being ripped off then that is your choice of course.

It isn't being ripped off if you would not get an Extension without their help. Usually the price is up-front.

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