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I have lived here for many years on an Extension of Stay Based on Retirement.

For the first time I have found that my next and last 90 day report is due 27 days before the renewment day.

When I did my last 90 day ( 14/08 ) the officer at the KK office said I could apply for Extension of Stay at the same time as when my next 90 day was due.

In the past I have done the new application a few days early and the date stamp has always been the initial retirement application date.

As my next 90 days is for 11/11 and my Extension of Stay is 07/12 it would be 27 days early.

If I applied so early would they start my new Retirement visa from 07/12 ?

Although I don't live in KK my local bus is only an hours journey.

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26 minutes ago, Speedo1968 said:

If I applied so early would they start my new Retirement visa from 07/12 ?

Yes

New xtensions of stay always start from the date the existing one ends.

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On Samui you can do it up to 1 month before that does not mean you lose a month

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6 hours ago, Speedo1968 said:

ould be 27 days early.

If I applied so early would they start my new Retirement visa from 07/12 ?

They add one year onto your current extension of stay ( it's not a retirement visa) regardless of when you apply.

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In Chiangmai, you can renew your annual extension up to 45 days before the expiration date.  And, as others have stated, the date of renewal and expiration date will always remain the same regardless if you renew 1 day before or 45 days before.  Apparently some Immigration offices will only allow renewal up to 30 days prior to expiration (although there are a few reports of people being allowed to do it earlier than that if you'll be out of the country for that 30-day time period (and can show them proof of airline tickets or whatever). 

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7 hours ago, Speedo1968 said:

I have lived here for many years on an Extension of Stay Based on Retirement.

For the first time I have found that my next and last 90 day report is due 27 days before the renewment day.

When I did my last 90 day ( 14/08 ) the officer at the KK office said I could apply for Extension of Stay at the same time as when my next 90 day was due.

In the past I have done the new application a few days early and the date stamp has always been the initial retirement application date.

As my next 90 days is for 11/11 and my Extension of Stay is 07/12 it would be 27 days early.

If I applied so early would they start my new Retirement visa from 07/12 ?

Although I don't live in KK my local bus is only an hours journey.

KK is regon 4 and they will accept up to 30 days before your current extension finishes (not 45). As others have said the new extension (not visa) is always dated from the expiry of your current extension so you loose nothing by applying early.

 

This is unlike the 90 day report which runs for 90 days from the day you report.

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Thinking of switching from retirement to a marriage visa....

Can that be done at any time; as I would like to be able to change the annual dates as it's cutting into our long term out of country travel/life.....

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10 minutes ago, pgrahmm said:

Can that be done at any time; as I would like to be able to change the annual dates as it's cutting into our long term out of country travel/life....

You have to ask your local immigration office about it.

Many will tell you do it when your current extension of stay is near the end of it.

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Recent word from Jomtien. 30 days early of course. 45 only I'm case of emergency which I assume you need to document somehow. Not sure about 60.

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In Khon Kaen you can apply up to 45 days early.

 

You can with marriage extensions anyway.

I assume retirement would be the same.

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2 hours ago, Suradit69 said:

They add one year onto your current extension of stay ( it's not a retirement visa) regardless of when you apply.

It's an extension of stay based on retirement. That's why it's called a retirement visa. If Immigration ask you for your visa, it's not the extension they ask for, they ask for the initial visa, normally the Non-immigrant O Visa based on retirement, or maybe an O-A Long Stay Visa. 

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Many thanks to all for their comments.

 

I have always found KK Immigration helpful.

As one post mentioned - going early gives time for any changes in policy regarding documents - which is why I always report a few days early.

At least the documentation is far far less than that which was required when I was working here, the company personnel officer always came with me.

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