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evadgib

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

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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 expected to peel off your photos and complete their version by hand. To save yourself any problems I suggest picking up copies of their version a few days beforehand or during a 90 day report so that you can complete them at home rather than trying to elbow your way onto the (6' x 2') surface where others are doing same.

 

The only other change is that payment is at the desk at the point of applying (it used to be afterwards) and passports are available the following week (used to be the same day).

 

Embassy letters (issued by the four that discontinued the service on 01 Jan) are being honoured.

 

HTH

 

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

A factual first-hand account aimed at dispelling some of the myths that have arisen in recent months.

 

1.       Prepare a double sided TM 7 including photo. Sign and date it on the day you apply.

2.       Print and sign the Bio Page, entry page and all previous pages of passport since your visa was issued/entered the Kingdom. Do same re your departure card (TM6). 2 sets are needed if applying for re-entry permit (double sided TM8 plus photo) too.

3.       Print a Satellite Map with GPS coordinates and an arrow to your house. An A4 sheet showing a Satellite image (top) with a map (below) has been accepted for my last 6 extensions.

4.       Print copies of your Rental agreement, House book & Landlords ID.

5.       Include any further financial proof that has cropped up of late.

6.       Copy all pages of your bank book and add them to your file. Have the book with you incase asked to show it.

7.       Include an original doctor’s letter from a hospital. Thai Inter provides them in 15 mins @THB 250.

8.       The correct fee is THB 1,900 plus an additional THB 1k or 3.8k if applying for single/multiple re-entry permit.

9.       The office opens @0830hrs but is quite uncomfortable until the aircon kicks in therefore it’s advisable not to arrive too early. 1045hrs is fine and you’ll be out before midday & given a date in which to return the following week to collect your passport.

 

Other Considerations

 

-          TM7 TM8 Templates: Samui IO’s templates differ slightly from the ones downloaded from the main office in Bkk & completed electronically therefore it’s advisable to pick some up a few days beforehand & complete them by hand at home.

 

-          Data/Security: It is advisable to redact or otherwise protect some of the above documents, particularly passports and bank books. CROSSING them as per a cheque isn’t ideal but may reduce the chances of your data proving useful to 3rd parties.

 

-          Creature Comforts: A small bag containing 2 clipboards, a pen & a glue-stick makes all the difference, as does a bottle of water. 1 Clipboard contained my completed application while the other contained any spares I felt might be necessary. None were needed this year.

 

-          There is ample parking behind the building. The road has been concreted.

 

-          Passports are returned a week later. Applicants are given a ‘raffle ticket’ in lieu of a receipt.

 

      Eva

      22 May 2019

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Replacement for the old pinned topic that's outdated. 

Samui immigration check list here. 

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Marriage extension. 

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Note. 

Photos must include one with adress showing, one in living room, one sitting in the bed. 

 

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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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There are now two versions of the TM7 form.

 

I was at Immigration this morning doing my annual Extension of Stay. I had previously picked up TM7s and TM8s from the boxes on display on the right hand side of the office last week when doing a 90-day report. I handed in my completed TM7 (and paperwork), and the nice lady said "Sorry that's the wrong TM7, this one for 30 days!", and then leant behind her chair and  retrieved a blank one from a tray and asked me to go away and fill that one in instead. I had no time to compare the two thoroughly, however, the one you want for an annual Extension of Stay has overleaf two boxes at the top of the form, one for your email address and the other for your telephone number. All the ones on the shelf in the boxes did not have these on the reverse side of the TM7.

 

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

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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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Posted (edited)

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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