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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 08:13
maybefitz

Retirement Extension Refused, CM today.

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19 hours ago, Moonlover said:

 

You have read correctly. Madam Moon and I were married in Bangkok 5 years ago. But we were able to get a KOR 2 from an Amphur in a small town in rural Issan.

 

It's a simple process that only took about 30 mins. (and 400 THB)

 

Good luck with the re-app @maybefitz

Mine was 20 baht also

 

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Just bite the bullet & stick 800,000 Bht in the bank here.

Sooner or later it will be the only accepted way

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18 hours ago, Ron jeremy said:

I spoke with several expats in udon Thani who are now having the same problem, it seems they want the $800 in the bank. Not accepting the monthly income for many now. 

I'm surprised they aren't recommending an agent, that they might know that can help put things together, for a fee of about 20,000 to 25,000 baht, now I didn't say the immigration officers get anything out of that, now did I 🙂

 

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20 hours ago, maybefitz said:

including going back to the Amphur where we were married, to get a ‘Tor Ror 2’

Kor Raw 2, available at any amphur office, just show your marriage certificate, costs 20bht.

CM immigration always want that for marriage extension.

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18 hours ago, Moonlover said:

Yes you are right fishtank it is 20 THB. But my wife is ever a generous soul and always hands out 'a little for eat', as she calls it.

 

A wife that's generous with your money, always worth having.

My (former) wife would have sworn blind it was 400bht, and pocketed 380bht (if I had given her the chance).

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2 hours ago, gamini said:

all these years I was reading on this forum that getting a marriage visa was a hassle and I've stuck with a retirement visa, Because of the new financial requirements I found that I was obliged to apply for marriage visa. Getting it was a breeze. It took just over half an hour and the immigration officials were friendly and helpful. I only had to keep 400 K in the bank for two months and I didn't need to go back and pick up the extension a month later. A friend of mine was able to do this for me. So there is really a lot of misinformation on this forum and most of the problems with immigration are because of not having the right documentation or sufficient funds. 

The first time I applied for the marriage visa they told me that I needed to do the retirement extension as it would be given on the spot and the marriage one if I applied would have to go to BKK and take up to a month, so I went with this.

 

I wasn't happy with this, but as I was granted an extension on the day, I made sure I lodged for the marriage extension the following year, they tried to talk me out of it again, but I dug my wifes heels in and they took the paperwork reluctantly, to this day, I don't know why, maybe less of a hassle, e.g. file the retirement extension paperwork away with no one checking the paperwork, verses BKK going for the cross the T's, dot the I's approach on paperwork submitted. 

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including going back to the Amphur where we were married, to get a ‘Tor Ror 2’ verification of marriage,

You can go to any Amphur, well at least for Korat application.

 

Cost 20 baht, show them original document and wifes ID card.

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3 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Kor Raw 2, available at any amphur office, just show your marriage certificate, costs 20bht.

CM immigration always want that for marriage extension.

Sorry, you are wrong. To get ours, we drove the 100k to our own Amphur in Phrao. No, they said, must be where all the paperwork is at the Amphur where you were married. So, drive the 100k back to central CM only to find the office has now moved to the Government complex at Mai Rim. Sorted it out and paid 40 baht for 2 copies.

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14 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Kor Raw 2, available at any amphur office, just show your marriage certificate, costs 20bht.

CM immigration always want that for marriage extension.

First year you need to give original copy (two of them given) and just gave them one. Next year they just took a copy from us.

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10 minutes ago, maybefitz said:

Sorry, you are wrong. To get ours, we drove the 100k to our own Amphur in Phrao. No, they said, must be where all the paperwork is at the Amphur where you were married. So, drive the 100k back to central CM only to find the office has now moved to the Government complex at Mai Rim. Sorted it out and paid 40 baht for 2 copies.

It's held on the national Amphur database and linked to her ID card and thumbprint.

They just gave you the runaround.

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Simple really just have dead cash pf 800k in a thai bank for foreigners! To that end i find it really odd that foreigners have to show an income of 65k when a national Thai if lucky gets a pension of 15k month. it's also reported that the average wage on Bangkok is 25k month! It's screw the foreigners for sure

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The answer is staring you right in the face, get an agent to do it for you, Immigration officers will not refuse anything where money is concerned, and it does not have to be "illegal"".

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