Jump to content
BANGKOK 19 August 2019 08:40
peterpop

O Visa Marriage Extension Renewal

Recommended Posts

Today I was reminded how Chiang Mai Immigration and visa renewal are the low spots in my year.  Yet again, and I have been here 12 years, they astound me with their unnecessary paperwork and their unpublished changes. I knew the immigration officer and she greeted me and then checked all the details of my marriage certificate that had not changed of course in 12 years.

I renewed early but within the 45 day early limit so that I could travel to Australia to help out with a family problem.

Immigration want copies of my Air Ticket and a letter explaining my reason to leave the country.

I presented them with 12 months of bank statements signed  and stamped by Kasikorn Bank, with foreign revenue highlighted.  Immigration said they wanted copies of all the entries in my Bank Book, a letter from Kasikorn Bank stating that the last 3 months of overseas revenue were genuine entries, and stating the amount.  They gave me a sample letter that Kasikorn in both Hang Dong and Central Airport Plaza had never seen before.

Unlike last year they again want ALL the pages of my passport copied.

I am now awaiting the letter from the very helpful girls at Kasikorn Bank which will take 3 days to prepare. However the same girls had no idea how to recognise a foreign deposit and even the call centre at Bangkok talking to me in good English was initially unable to do so.  I had to help them with the deposit references.

All together there are 76 pages of A4 to be presented [inc duplicates]

Next year the letter from the bank must state the TOTAL AMOUNT OF FOREIGN REVENUE for 12 months

I will return on Friday expecting another change.  You could not make this up.

Edited by metisdead
ALL CAPS removed from topic title.
  • Confused 1
  • Sad 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To the OP:  I renewed in a similar timely way as you as I'm going abroad very shortly too.  Did she give any credible explanation for asking for travel details?  I can't even begin to see what relevance it could have for an extension application as long as you're going to be returning before the "consideration period" expires. 

Edited by Greenside
(lousy grammar checking)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They do seem to come up with new requirements on a yearly basis now.
I applied for my marriage extension at CM about 3 weeks ago and they wanted copies of my wife's divorce certificate from her previous marriage! We had our marriage certificate, a new Kor Ror 2 and her change of name certificate but somehow that still wasn't enough.







Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go with the expectation that if they ask for more paper you will provide it. Do no go thinking you are very smart and have it all together. Realistic, no disappointments.


Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Feel your pain...I will run the immigration gauntlet in a couple of weeks...will give it my best shot with the documentation...not going to get my panties in a wad if I fail on the first attempt...😊

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have my marriage extension visit on Thursday.

 

I think I have everything together and my agent is coming over tomorrow afternoon to check, but I am scared witless that there will be problems.

 

We are going away on Friday so if they need anything else I will not be able to provide anything until the middle of the following week.

 

I suppose it's fortunate that I am doing it a week in advance....but still dreading it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to IO yesterday TM 30,boarder run,and to get the 60day extension to my Non Imm O M so I can apply for Marriage extension.Officer at the counter "You don't need the 60days you have 90days all ready" .Old mate my visa runs out tomorrow.I understand that the 90days is permission to stay and that the visa is a separate issue.Explaining the visa expiry "You've 90days to apply for your Marriage Visa,plenty of time" So the question is,has he put in a position where I have to get another Non Imm O M before applying for the Marriage Visa extension or can I just apply.For mine I don't understand how you extend something that no longer exists?He gave me a check list which does not mention current Non Imm O but this not as I understand it.Clarification please.Regards Kim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by kimincm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, peterpop said:

their unpublished changes

We  actually  go  in  a  few  days  before  due  to  ask  an  officer "whats  due this year" then  go  off  and  prepare it  but YES unpublished  is  the  real  issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
46 minutes ago, kimincm said:

I went to IO yesterday TM 30,boarder run,and to get the 60day extension to my Non Imm O M so I can apply for Marriage extension.Officer at the counter "You don't need the 60days you have 90days all ready" .Old mate my visa runs out tomorrow.I understand that the 90days is permission to stay and that the visa is a separate issue.Explaining the visa expiry "You've 90days to apply for your Marriage Visa,plenty of time" So the question is,has he put in a position where I have to get another Non Imm O M before applying for the Marriage Visa extension or can I just apply.For mine I don't understand how you extend something that no longer exists?He gave me a check list which does not mention current Non Imm O but this not as I understand it.Clarification please.Regards Kim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you have written is not clear so what you discussed with the IO may not have been also.

 

You say your visa runs out tomorrow.

 

When does your permission to stay run out?  

 

What is the "Admitted until" date stamped in your pp?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 minutes ago, Dante99 said:

What you have written is not clear so what you discussed with the IO may not have been also.

 

You say your visa runs out tomorrow.

 

When does your permission to stay run out?  

 

What is the "Admitted until" date stamped in your pp?

Visa expires 14/8/2019

Permission to stay 9/11/2019

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Immigration said they wanted copies of all the entries in my Bank Book, a letter from Kasikorn Bank stating that the last 3 months of overseas revenue were genuine entries, and stating the amount."

For a marriage extension?

Do you have 400K in the bank, or are you using the monthly method?

We have plenty of cash in a savings account in my wife's name for the better interest rate, and moved some to my account this year in preparation for my extension in November, as the pound is so low at the moment.

Am I going to have to transfer 400K from the UK to a separate account and leave it untouched to satisfy Immigration every year, so that we can manage our money from our Thai assets?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, kimincm said:

Visa expires 14/8/2019

Permission to stay 9/11/2019

So the IO was correct, you have about 90 days to do your paperwork, until 9/11.

 

You went asking to extend your visa, they do not do that.  They do however when applicable extend your permission to stay.

 

You wasted your time and their time on something you could have learned easily by reading a bit.  If that is not possible, get an agent.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, peterpop said:

Immigration said they wanted copies of all the entries in my Bank Book, a letter from Kasikorn Bank stating that the last 3 months of overseas revenue were genuine entries, and stating the amount.  They gave me a sample letter that Kasikorn in both Hang Dong and Central Airport Plaza had never seen before.

Just leave the money in the bank if you can. This appears to be the only way that they know how to do things. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A off topic inflammatory post and replies to it have been removed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...