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Process to change from Non-Imm B with Work Permit to Non-Imm O Retire

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Question is at end of employment contract with WP/extension of stay from One Stop in Bangkok, convert to retirement and stay on.

Basically need to know which forms, procedures and bank info required.

Have heard must cancel WP in morning at Chamchuri and convert visa(or extension?) at Chang Wattana in afternoon?  Is this even possible?

A bit clueless here, so all advice welcome.

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Your extension of stay based upon working will have to be canceled at the one stop center before you and apply for one based upon retirement at Chaeng Wattana.

Have you got the financial proof needed for retirement ready. If using the 800k baht option it will have to be in the bank for 2 months on the day you apply. 

If the one stop center would post date your extension cancelation by a day or 2 would  be easier for your do your new extension.

It would be possible to get the cancellation done early morning and then the new application afterwards as long as you got a queue number before 15:30 at Chaeng Wattana.

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13 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Your extension of stay based upon working will have to be canceled at the one stop center before you and apply for one based upon retirement at Chaeng Wattana.

Have you got the financial proof needed for retirement ready. If using the 800k baht option it will have to be in the bank for 2 months on the day you apply. 

If the one stop center would post date your extension cancelation by a day or 2 would  be easier for your do your new extension.

It would be possible to get the cancellation done early morning and then the new application afterwards as long as you got a queue number before 15:30 at Chaeng Wattana.

Thank you. 

 

800k in bank for 1 year.  Is photocopy of bank book needed, as well as stamped and dated balance statement from bank.  Can this be done the day before and is there any special format.

 

Are they any other special immigration forms to fill out (with download link if possible).

 

Thanks again.

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20 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Your extension of stay based upon working will have to be canceled at the one stop center before you and apply for one based upon retirement at Chaeng Wattana.

Have you got the financial proof needed for retirement ready. If using the 800k baht option it will have to be in the bank for 2 months on the day you apply. 

If the one stop center would post date your extension cancelation by a day or 2 would  be easier for your do your new extension.

It would be possible to get the cancellation done early morning and then the new application afterwards as long as you got a queue number before 15:30 at Chaeng Wattana.

Does anyone know the form name/numbers for:

 

1.  Cancel work permit

2.  Transfer visa from nonimm B to nonimm O retirement

3.  Template for bank letter.

 

Much appreciated.

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1 hour ago, mirtl said:

1.  Cancel work permit

2.  Transfer visa from nonimm B to nonimm O retirement

There is no special form for either of those.

For the cancel you go to immigration and request the cancelation and show your termination letter.

You will use a standard TM7 form to apply for the extension of stay based upon retirement. You are not transferring any visa category.

1 hour ago, mirtl said:

3.  Template for bank letter.

The bank should know what you need to prove the 800k baht in the bank. Most banks have branches on the ground floor of the immigration building at Chaeng Wattana. 

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When I switched to extension by retirement from a B visa some years ago, CW also wanted a confirmation letter from my employer that I was no longer working there.  You may want to bring that along to CW.

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3 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

There is no special form for either of those.

For the cancel you go to immigration and request the cancelation and show your termination letter.

You will use a standard TM7 form to apply for the extension of stay based upon retirement. You are not transferring any visa category.

The bank should know what you need to prove the 800k baht in the bank. Most banks have branches on the ground floor of the immigration building at Chaeng Wattana. 

Thanks to all for the advice and helping clear the stress and confusion.

Will the extension of stay be granted up to the current extension of stay date or is it a completely new one with a "fresh" 12 months?

The reason I asked about the bank letter is that it would be from a small city branch, not from CW.  It is usually easier just to show them a template. Also is a stamped bank statement for the last 12 months needed or just the letter?

Thank you.

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2 hours ago, mirtl said:

Will the extension of stay be granted up to the current extension of stay date or is it a completely new one with a "fresh" 12 months?

If will start from day your current extension was canceled.

 

3 hours ago, mirtl said:

The reason I asked about the bank letter is that it would be from a small city branch, not from CW.  It is usually easier just to show them a template. Also is a stamped bank statement for the last 12 months needed or just the letter?

You will need your bank book updated on the day you apply showing the 800k baht has been in the bank for at least 2 months.

Here is sample bank letter from Bangkok Bank. bank letter.pdf

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1 hour ago, ubonjoe said:

If will start from day your current extension was canceled.

 

You will need your bank book updated on the day you apply showing the 800k baht has been in the bank for at least 2 months.

Here is sample bank letter from Bangkok Bank. bank letter.pdf

That's great.  Thank you.

 

Btw, was informed by others of 2 methods and a required "Form for Work Permit Cancellation"

 

1.  If done by Employee, require the form (plus copies), work permit, and Power of Attorney.

2.  If done by Employer, same as 1 plus some company documents

 

It appears there could be a form?  Googling the name shows a form, but not sure if that is current?

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On 9/17/2019 at 3:20 PM, mirtl said:

That's great.  Thank you.

 

Btw, was informed by others of 2 methods and a required "Form for Work Permit Cancellation"

 

1.  If done by Employee, require the form (plus copies), work permit, and Power of Attorney.

2.  If done by Employer, same as 1 plus some company documents

 

It appears there could be a form?  Googling the name shows a form, but not sure if that is current?

Just to reply to myself, I found 2 websites including an old thread on TV which show a "Form for Work Permit Cancellation".  Could someone kindly confirm if such form is still in use and if the procedures below are correct?

 

https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1091639-work-permit-cancellation-process/

includes form

http://www.thailawonline.com/images/documents/wp_cancellation.pdf

shows a procedure and a form

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That is for a work permit cancelation not a extension of stay. You were asking about a form for the extension cancelation previously.

Your employer should complete the work permit cancelation form.

This is the one I posted. work-permit-cancellation.pdf

There is no form for an extension cancelation.

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On 9/21/2019 at 9:28 AM, ubonjoe said:

That is for a work permit cancelation not a extension of stay. You were asking about a form for the extension cancelation previously.

Your employer should complete the work permit cancelation form.

This is the one I posted. work-permit-cancellation.pdf

There is no form for an extension cancelation.

Thank you for clarification!

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