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Update:

So I went to immigration today to file a TM30 and try to get a re-entry permit.
TM30 went fine after 3 hours in queue (as expected).

Then it was time to try for a re-entry permit, it was refused by split decision. One officer say ok, can do. But two of them said cannot. So in the end I did not get a re-entry permit.
Will try it again in the airport next time I leave. Will update this tread when I do. Although I am not sure when that will be, stay tuned.


Thank you for the update.

Just to clarify, they didn't question the validity of your stay permit right? As it is uncharted territories, any info can be helpful.



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10 hours ago, Granit said:

Update:

So I went to immigration today to file a TM30 and try to get a re-entry permit.
TM30 went fine after 3 hours in queue (as expected).

Then it was time to try for a re-entry permit, it was refused by split decision. One officer say ok, can do. But two of them said cannot. So in the end I did not get a re-entry permit.
Will try it again in the airport next time I leave. Will update this tread when I do. Although I am not sure when that will be, stay tuned.

 

That is interesting, I'm using the 'extra year' on my now expired 5 year visa since entering Thailand in April. I flew out well inside my membership duration (it expired in June) and got s 2 year stamp when I returned, this is an extra 10 months on top of the membership length. I made sure to go before the membership expired as well as the visa, just in case.

 

When I did my 90 day report in July (a month after my visa expired) they noticed the expired visa and mentioned that if I want to leave the country whilst my entry stamp is still valid but before I get my next visa then I will need to get a re-entry permit.

 

I not planning on going anywhere for the next few years anyway.

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13 hours ago, Granit said:

Update:

So I went to immigration today to file a TM30 and try to get a re-entry permit.
TM30 went fine after 3 hours in queue (as expected).

Then it was time to try for a re-entry permit, it was refused by split decision. One officer say ok, can do. But two of them said cannot. So in the end I did not get a re-entry permit.
Will try it again in the airport next time I leave. Will update this tread when I do. Although I am not sure when that will be, stay tuned.

So do you believe 2 of the IOs felt a re-entry permit could not be issued in accordance with the Permit To Stay stamped date? Normally, in the early years of a PE, a re-entry permit would not be necessary.  On an entry just prior to expiration, and subsequent stamped one year Permit to stay, they are checking the PE Visa expiry date, and if expired, no further entry (Re-Entry)  based on that expired Visa, is allowed. 

Interesting feedback. 

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Another update:
So I tried going to a different immigration office, and they issued me a multiple re-entry permit without making any fuss about it. Next will be to try and re enter the kingdom using this re-entry permit.

I never had a re-entry permit in the past, can anyone advise if I need to show the original, now expired visa also, or just the re-entry permit? my original visa is in an old passport.

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13 minutes ago, Granit said:

Another update:
So I tried going to a different immigration office, and they issued me a multiple re-entry permit without making any fuss about it. Next will be to try and re enter the kingdom using this re-entry permit.

I never had a re-entry permit in the past, can anyone advise if I need to show the original, now expired visa also, or just the re-entry permit? my original visa is in an old passport.

You should carry the old passport with the visa too as the IO may well want to see it.

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I wonder if Thailand Elite would refuse additional 5 year visas for someone who used the 'extra year' then went to renew? I was thinking of doing the extra year myself if I decide to get the 5 year visa instead of a longer one but I wouldn't want to have trouble down the road. 

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1 hour ago, wasabi said:

I wonder if Thailand Elite would refuse additional 5 year visas for someone who used the 'extra year' then went to renew? I was thinking of doing the extra year myself if I decide to get the 5 year visa instead of a longer one but I wouldn't want to have trouble down the road. 

I doubt it — they want/need the money. 
 

IMO if many people do this they will close the loophole and stop people getting the extra year.

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On 10/25/2019 at 12:58 AM, Granit said:

Another update:
So I tried going to a different immigration office, and they issued me a multiple re-entry permit without making any fuss about it. Next will be to try and re enter the kingdom using this re-entry permit.

I never had a re-entry permit in the past, can anyone advise if I need to show the original, now expired visa also, or just the re-entry permit? my original visa is in an old passport.

My PE is also coming due, greatly appreciate if anyone could PM me locations that approves multiple re-entry or try to get re-entry upon leaving at BKK/DMK airports?

 

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On 11/15/2019 at 8:42 PM, wasabi said:

I wonder if Thailand Elite would refuse additional 5 year visas for someone who used the 'extra year' then went to renew? I was thinking of doing the extra year myself if I decide to get the 5 year visa instead of a longer one but I wouldn't want to have trouble down the road. 

Definitely not, I renewed mine during the 6th year, no problems. I pointed out that I'm in the 6th year and apart from that it wasn't mentioned at all.

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