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Hi All

I have a 5 year PE visa that is about to expire shortly, according to the written date on the visa (26th August).
However it seems like my membership expired already, unknown to me my membership started one month before actually getting the visa.

Elite membership service is now telling me that visa is invalid due to membership expiry date even though the date on the visa itself is still within date.
Does anyone know if this could indeed be the case? That my visa is invalid even though the date written on the visa is still good?
I think they are trying to pull a fast one me for me to fork up some more money already, but it would be an unwelcomed surprise if I try to enter using the visa and get denied.

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Your visa is still valid for one more one year entry on or before the  26th of this month.

I think they start the membership when they do the welcome letter. Probably not unusual for the the membership to expire before the visa. The only thing you have lost is the perks you get from membership.

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2 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Your visa is still valid for one more one year entry on or before the  26th of this month.

I think they start the membership when they do the welcome letter. Probably not unusual for the the membership to expire before the visa. The only thing you have lost is the perks you get from membership.

Thanks ubonjoe, I thought so.
They are trying to pull a fast one. Referencing immigration regulation, not specifying any further then that.

I'll update here again in a few days after I have arrived if anyone else encountering the same thing.

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5 minutes ago, Granit said:

Thanks ubonjoe, I thought so.
They are trying to pull a fast one. Referencing immigration regulation, not specifying any further then that.

I'll update here again in a few days after I have arrived if anyone else encountering the same thing.

If you go out / in before 26 August you should get another year on the visa.

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1 hour ago, Granit said:

Does anyone know if this could indeed be the case? That my visa is invalid even though the date written on the visa is still good?

I suppose TE could ask immigration to cancel the visa and any permit to stay as you’re no longer a member, but the visa is valid for use until expired or cancelled.

 

Immigration at passport control would have no idea, or way of knowing that, your TE membership has expired and should give you a new 1 year stay permit.

 

I am sure TE are not happy that someone can get 6 years out of one visa, and wouldn’t be surprised if they do something about that in the future now many of the initial 5 year visas are starting to expire.

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When looking at the official rules: http://web.krisdika.go.th/data/law/law2/%a402/%a402-2e-2556-a0005.htm

It does indeed look like they are right, you should not be able to get a one year permission to stay from your visa after your membership ends.

But in reality the IO just sees your visa which is still valid and will stamp you in for another year.

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