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I need to renew my extension of stay based on retirment in the next days at Jomtiem IO

 

i usualy use the 800 000 bhts in bank method, never had a problem and i was happy to do it again this time

but i am back from the Jomtiem immigration office and i see they require now 800 000 bhts at least 3 months

prior to application (It was 2 months one year ago, and  i was thinking now wrongly that it was 2 months before AND 3 months after)

 

Because of some personnal issues my bank account was around 700 000 untill the 13 august, and at more 800 000 since

(My actual extension is valid until the 14 october) and never go under 800 000 since.

 

Also they ask a document showing my actual adress, and i have none of the documents required as i rent from a thai citizen

(I have did a TM 30 some days ago and i have the receipt in my pp, is it enough?)

 

Am i screwed ?

If yes what is the best way to resolve the problem? Use an agent? (I am not very enthousiast this this option)

thank you in advance for your advises. 

 

i put the form here with the documents required

as you can see the title is ''documents required to extend visa for senior citizens in case of other 50 years old''

interesting because i have seen in a lot of posts the fight about the extension of stay is not a visa, nor an extension of any visa.

In fact my initial Visa was an OA visa delivered in Paris 6 years ago and now largely out of date.926880684_renouvellementvisa005.thumb.JPG.2511ca74e4315fd5eadadda0c313ca01.JPG

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Just now, Jingthing said:

Where and when did you get that page?
The rules changed.
It's now two months before for first time and subsequent and three months after balance must not go below 800k. After that never under 400k.

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I just have this page today morning at the reception desk of Jomtiem immigration office.

And yes i was not worry untill today because i was thinking the same

2 months before and 3 months after

but now....

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Thank you for your quick and precise answer

i wonder why they give outdated lists 🤔

also the 2 months required for the funds are in my case from 13 august

to 14 october (Date of the end of my extension) or from the 13 august to 

the day i ask the letter to the bank and i go to the IO ask for a new extension? 

(In the later case i am forced to wait the last day or just 1 day before to ask for a new extension)

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Very weird they are giving out that dated list. Doesn't inspire confidence.

I'm pretty sure that I have read reports about the new rules being honored there but the proof is actually doing it on the day you do it.

For now I would ignore that list and proceed with confidence with the new rules.

If the front clerk pushes back which is doubtful insist on seeing the retirement desk. Politely of course.

 

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4 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

Thank you for your quick and precise answer

i wonder why they give outdated lists 🤔

also the 2 months required for the funds are in my case from 13 august

to 14 october (Date of the end of my extension) or from the 13 august to 

the day i ask the letter to the bank and i go to the IO ask for a new extension? 

(In the later case i am forced to wait the last day or just 1 day before to ask for a new extension)

It think somebody at reception picked an old list. Many reports of them accepting 2 months on the day you apply for the extension.

In your case it would be the 13th of August if that is day you topped up your account.

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2 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

Very weird they are giving out that dates list.
I'm pretty sure that I have read reports about the new rules being honored there but the proof is actually doing it on the day you do it.
For now I would ignore that list.

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Yes very weird 

i just hope the bank letter (Kasikorn) be accurate, if someone have

the good list then i can print it and show it when i ask to the bank

(Just in case the bank employee don't know what i want exactly)

thank you in advance again

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2 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

It think somebody at reception picked an old list. Many reports of them accepting 2 months on the day you apply for the extension.

In your case it would be the 13th of August if that is day you topped up your account.

Yes i have topped up my account the 13 of august, so i have to wait 60 days (Or 2 months?)

to go to the bank and ask for the letter of guarantee, it should be the wenesday 11 october if i am right?

12 and 13 october are saturday and sunday, then my last limit should  be monday 14 (My extension of stay is valid until the 14 october, i hope the day of the 14 is included)

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22 minutes ago, kingofthemountain said:

Yes i have topped up my account the 13 of august, so i have to wait 60 days (Or 2 months?)

to go to the bank and ask for the letter of guarantee, it should be the wenesday 11 october if i am right?

12 and 13 october are saturday and sunday, then my last limit should  be monday 14 (My extension of stay is valid until the 14 october, i hope the day of the 14 is included)

It is 2 months from the day you topped up your account to 800k baht which is October 13th.

You will not be able to apply for the extension until October 15th since the the 14th is a holiday. No overstay fine for doing it on the 15th due to immigration being closed on the 14th.

I suggest you try doing it on the 11th. Immigration might do it then since you likely will not get your passport back until the 15th (Jomtien immigration procedure).

You could go to the bank on the morning of Friday the 11th so you could use the letter on 15th if denied.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

It is 2 months from the day you topped up your account to 800k baht which is October 13th.

You will not be able to apply for the extension until October 15th since the the 14th is a holiday. No overstay fine for doing it on the 15th due to immigration being closed on the 14th.

I suggest you try doing it on the 11th. Immigration might do it then since you likely will not get your passport back until the 15th (Jomtien immigration procedure).

You could go to the bank on the morning of Friday the 11th so you could use the letter on 15th if denied.

Thank you so much

yes i am going to try this way, 11 october morning first and if doesn't work i try again the 15

and of course i will give the result here on this thread next month

 

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15 hours ago, kingofthemountain said:

Jomtiem immigration office and i see they require now 800 000 bhts at least 3 months

prior to application (It was 2 months one year ago, and  i was thinking now wrongly that it was 2 months before AND 3 months after)

There have been numerous reports here that Jomtien is happy with 2 months pre-seasoning.

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3 hours ago, jacko45k said:

There have been numerous reports here that Jomtien is happy with 2 months pre-seasoning.

Happy to see that confirmed again as my upcoming application will be based on 2 months, not 3. That said it's understandable that people are concerned whether their office will actually be following the newer rules or not as some offices have reportedly not updated their requirements. 

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On 9/24/2019 at 12:02 PM, Jingthing said:

Happy to see that confirmed again as my upcoming application will be based on 2 months, not 3. That said it's understandable that people are concerned whether their office will actually be following the newer rules or not as some offices have reportedly not updated their requirements. 

It's 2 months seasoning before applying at Jomtien Immigration. No need for more posts about that requirement. 

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1 hour ago, Max69xl said:

It's 2 months seasoning before applying at Jomtien Immigration. No need for more posts about that requirement. 

Thank you for your unhepfull post but you have probably missed the point at the begining

of the trhead when a dated list requiring 3 months has been given to me by the Jomtiem immigration office (You can see the document in the attached file in my first post if you take the time to read it)

anyway things have been cleared in the first hours with the help of some nice guys.

have a nice day

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