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My wife and I are planning to move back to CM in the near future.  We were married prior to her getting an immigrate visa at the embassy in BKK.  I had a retirement visa for five years and it was a pain to keep up with changes.  I would also be eligible to get a marriage visa upon returning.  We have been gone for several years.  Which one would be easier to live with now?

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Depends greatly on nationality with the new system of some countries not providing income letters.  But marriage requires wife each time so for some that can be an issue (working or ill).

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56 minutes ago, Balance said:

Which one would be easier to live with now?

For a extension based upon retirement it depends upon which financial proof you are using. If using the money in the bank option the 800k baht has to be in the bank for 2 months before your apply apply and then for 3 months after then it can be lowered to 400k baht until you top up the account to 800k baht for the next extension. If using the 65k income option it depends upon whether you can get proof of income from your embassy or not. If not you have to prove the 65k baht is going into a Thai bank from abroad to apply.

For marriage it is still 400k baht in the bank for 2 months or proof of 40k baht by way of proof from a embassy or going into a Thai bank from abroad every month.

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Much easier to get the retirement visa (immigration even said this to me) but if you need to spend your 800,000 then marriage visa is the best option. this is what is required. please note num 14 on the list. IMG_1417.thumb.JPG.99df1109480d946aabb11781c063feb2.JPGIMG_1418.thumb.JPG.d4c053e9869b71c112c6e000d826371f.JPG 400 k in the bank for 2 months is a better option for me even having to jump through all the hoops, now i can buy that fence for the property,new smart tv,tyres for the car etc. etc.......

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Does it have to be Thailand?  There are easier countries to immigrated too.  Just saying.

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First of all if you come on an O-A visa then you can stay up to 2 years on that visa. You report to Immigration for 90 day reports.

 

I just got married and intend to stay on my retirement extension of stay because I think it is easier. I leave 800,000 in the bank to meet the financial requirement. When I go for my extension it requires some documents and a half day at the Bangkok Immigration office but I leave with my extension and passport that day.

 

I believe that for a marriage extension you leave your passport and it is under consideration for 30 and very likely requires a home visit by Immigration during that time.  

 

 

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