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An Idiots Guide to the Retirement Extension process at Samui Immigration Office


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Yes thanks - was all in order and once I was inside immigration it took less time than me asking the question here for the paperwork being done. It really was unseen efficiency! Glad I got it done bef

Residents that prepare templates electronically at home should note that Samui's TM7 (annual extn)  and TM8 (re-entry permit) are slightly different from the online versions therefore you will be expe

Notable observations while renewing this year   -          Samui Specific forms: Having collected blank TM7 & TM 8 templates during my last 90 day report I was surprised to learn that th

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Mine took three or four days when I last did it in January, so it looks like it is taking longer and longer.

 

A pain if you do need to travel for any reason around the time of renewal.

 

Mind you, I did my 90 day report yesterday, and was in and out iin five minutes.

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For both extensions. 

"Documents for notification of the residence of foreigners" is the TM30. 

TM30 is supposed to be filed by the housemaster within 24 hours after arrival from abroad or face a fine. 

 

Samui immigration has been leniant so far with the fines, if your landlord has not filed it you will have to to get it done. 

You need to have a receipt stamped into your passport. 

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Thank you Eva for this helpfull update guide...

 

Does anyone apply recently for a retirement extension of stay using the 800k bath deposit method in Samui Immigration ? 

 

If yes, did they wanted seasoning period "2 months before and 3 months after" according to the new rule (Samui Check List Section 5.1) OR "3months before and 3 months after" ?

 

Thank you for your testimony...

 

 

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2 hours ago, NickNick said:

She also said to me "Mister when you come for 90-day report, now you bring statement and letter from bank."

Ouch, one hour and 200 baht at the bank. 

I see many going for marriage extension now. 

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On 6/17/2019 at 10:35 AM, NickNick said:

There are now two versions of the TM7 form.

Wow, I've never ever used a TM7 form at Samui immigration. I have a small permanent sticker on my passport with my address, and that has worked for years until two month ago.

 

Its the same with extension of stay application, the form you can pick up won't work for application for annual extension. You need an identical form, but with a line for E-mail address at top. And its not enough to write the E-mail address on top on a filled out form, it has to be remade on another identical form, however with a dotted line for E-mail address...🤨

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You would think home-prepared documents are easier to read and more presentable but as usual common sense goes out of the window leaving many wondering why they bother...

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1 hour ago, khunPer said:

Wow, I've never ever used a TM7 form at Samui immigration. I have a small permanent sticker on my passport with my address, and that has worked for years until two month ago.

 

Its the same with extension of stay application, the form you can pick up won't work for application for annual extension. You need an identical form, but with a line for E-mail address at top. And its not enough to write the E-mail address on top on a filled out form, it has to be remade on another identical form, however with a dotted line for E-mail address...🤨

The TM7 is the application form for extension of stay. 

The sticker in your passport is in liue for the TM47 form for 90-day reporting. 

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14 hours ago, PoorSucker said:

The TM7 is the application form for extension of stay. 

The sticker in your passport is in liue for the TM47 form for 90-day reporting. 

Thanks, I shall remember to drink more coffee – and read and understand the posts clearly – before I comment...🤨

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On 5/22/2019 at 6:18 PM, PETERHOF said:

Thank you Eva for this helpfull update guide...

 

Does anyone apply recently for a retirement extension of stay using the 800k bath deposit method in Samui Immigration ? 

 

If yes, did they wanted seasoning period "2 months before and 3 months after" according to the new rule (Samui Check List Section 5.1) OR "3months before and 3 months after" ?

 

Thank you for your testimony...

 

 

They accepted the 2 months deposit and didn't mention the fact that the money has to stay in the bank for 3 months after. No doubt they will check when we do our 90 day reporting.

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On 6/25/2019 at 8:03 AM, delgarcon said:

They accepted the 2 months deposit and didn't mention the fact that the money has to stay in the bank for 3 months after. No doubt they will check when we do our 90 day reporting.

Thank you very much for your helpful answer !

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On 6/17/2019 at 3:35 PM, NickNick said:

She also said to me "Mister when you come for 90-day report, now you bring statement and letter from bank."

Did a 90 day report today, was not asked for bank statement and neither told to bring such for next report.

 

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Hi Guys last week 18 June I travelled over to Koh Samui along with the wife to do our yearly extension of stay . We used the bank method as the BE no longer do the letter of income. We travelled over from Koh Phangan on the Raja cost of ferry including car 1,300 baht return . Samui have issued a single sheet of requirement which I will 

OST for all to see . We arrived at 13.00 hrs very quiet maybe 15 of us with 20+ staff handed all documents as per the instruction in and given number the girl told us it would be an hour before being called back , sure enough one hour later our number is called and we are asked to pay for the 2 extension of stays + re entry stamps paid up as asked no receipt given and told to come back on Monday 24 June ask if I can come back alone not possible we have to come back together . Monday 24th June back on the Ferry another 1,300 baht arrive Samui IM at 1300 hrs only to find that they now have a new system , you now have to queue in a line to collect a number ,take a seat and wait to be called when I got to the front I presented my ticket number from the week before she told us to sit down and we would be called , 5 minutes later  our number called and after a pic was taken at the desk we had our new extension of stay . Nobody mentioned about bringing a letter or bankbook back when we do the 90 day report so I will go get a update in my bankbook . All in all everything went fine and the staff were very pleasant my only issue is having to go twice within a 7 day period this happened last year as well but it becomes expensive when you live on a neighbouring island even on the 90 day report Samui doesn’t allow on line reporting which is annoying 

 

 

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