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Hi good morning,I'm on retirement extension with re entry permit.I will fly for few days to Australia.Do I have to show funds to immigration at Don Muang?IF yes,do I need cash or they let me go to ATM or how is that working.Do I have to show embassy letter with pension?Should I take marriage certificate(married to thai) or birth certificate(thai daughter) of daughter because immigration thinks I work here or whatever?I'm over 20 years in Thailand and never had to show anything but I read so many reports here of 'refused entry'.I start to feel scared to travel out of Thailand with all those negative post about immigration of Thailand

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Extremely unlikely as you are living here. The requirement is really for tourists.

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Better safe than sorry.

 

You probably won't need the cash or the papers you mention when you return, but - given that you live here & have family & possessions here (your life!) - it's not going to cost you anything to have the funds & papers at the ready in case you need them when you reenter Thailand.

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1 hour ago, helloagain said:

If you have been here you should know what you need to show NOTHING APART FROM WHAT'S IN YOUR PASSPORT. Ive lived here 15 years and that is what i always show just that. 

In the past I agree,but now with all that changes nothing is sure anymore

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The 20k requirement is only for tourists. If you have a valid non immigrant visa or retirement extension, you don't need to show funds (you have already done that in order to get the visa/extension). Likewise, you don't need to show proof of onward travel or a hotel booking, which again are only for tourists. The only thing you need to show is your passport with the appropriate visa/extension and reentry permit. That's it. 

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I have lived in Thailand for 12 years and was actually in the process of renewing my visa [marriage extension and passport stamped 'under consideration' ] when I had to go to Australia.  Due to a family problem I have to stay here until mid November when both my visa and re entry have expired.  We are advised by Chiang Mai immigration that I should return on a tourist Visa  for 30 days, then go to Laos and get a type O visa , then return to Chiang Mai and re start the application for a Type O ext for marriage all over  again.  This will now expose me to all kinds of unknowns.  Insurance, proof of income.  What a pain.  No  credit for a long stay.  No flexibility.

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32 minutes ago, peterpop said:

We are advised by Chiang Mai immigration that I should return on a tourist Visa  for 30 days, then go to Laos and get a type O visa , then return to Chiang Mai and re start the application for a Type O ext for marriage all over  again. 

You can get a single entry non-o visa while in Australia. You can do it by mail to the embassy or the official consulate in Sydney or in person at one of the honorary consulates.

 

32 minutes ago, peterpop said:

This will now expose me to all kinds of unknowns.  Insurance, proof of income.

No insurance needed and no changes to the proof of income either.

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3 hours ago, jackdd said:

 

 

Why are you guys spreading wrong information?

This document clearly says that people on a non-immigrant visa need to have 20k THB (or the equivalent in another exchangeable currency) in cash with them upon entering Thailand: http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2543/E/053/4.PDF

So if you want to be safe you carry 20k THB in cash with you (there are no ATMs before immigration), an IO can ask you for it (even though he will most likely not do this) and in case you don't have it he can deny you entry.

Have you ever heard about anyone on a retirement extension being asked to show funds at any airport? 

I don't think so. You seem a bit paranoid. 

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23 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

Have you ever heard about anyone on a retirement extension being asked to show funds at any airport? 

I don't think so. You seem a bit paranoid. 

Just because it's unlikely doesn't mean it's impossible.

So the people who say this is only required by tourists, either have a lack of knowledge (that's ok, nobody is expected to know everything),

or they know the official requirement, consider it to be unrelevant and thus give wrong information, which they should not do.

I think it's reasonable to give somebody who asks a specific question the full details, and not only some.

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Never been asked to show funds in the last 38 years and 100s of entries but I always dress like I have no problems with money. Arrivals include visa free entry, tourist visa and Business visa.

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