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HI all, i am thinking of obtaining a yearly married extension at mataput immigration office for the first time. regarding the family photo's can they just be taken on a phone and printed on A4 paper maybe 3 on a page in black ink only, or do they need to be in colour and single photo's.

 

From local gossip mataput don't seem too keen on married extensions, anyone on here obtained one in mataphut, any tips would be helpful

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Have no connection to that office, but if you say they are know for not beeing keen to marriage extensions, then maybe you should only print 2 photos per page. Everywhere I´ve heard of marriage extensions it is okey to print out the photos on regular A4 paper.

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My marriage extension at Maptaphut is currently 'under consideration'. The lady processing the application is thorough but does not like to be questioned.

 

She accepted 4 photos per printed page and wanted 8 in total.

 

If it is not too far I strongly suggest you pay her a visit before doing the application for real.

 

As for the attitude towards not wishing to do a marriage extension, I was not aware of any negativity.

 

Good luck.

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You can take the pics and print them out in color. I print my 4 photos needed as 5 X 7 inch on two sheets of photo paper.

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OP, it comes down to the local requiremments, in Pattaya its any size paper etc but they have a thing about selfies, no selfy stick in the photo.

 

If switching to a marriage extension its worth getting a cheap printer/scanner, then you can do however they want.

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1 hour ago, Matzzon said:

Have no connection to that office, but if you say they are know for not beeing keen to marriage extensions, then maybe you should only print 2 photos per page. Everywhere I´ve heard of marriage extensions it is okey to print out the photos on regular A4 paper.

I have only ever put 2 photos on a A4 page with glue.

I just get them done at the local developers from my phone SIM.

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1 hour ago, Peterw42 said:

OP, it comes down to the local requiremments, in Pattaya its any size paper etc but they have a thing about selfies, no selfy stick in the photo.

 

If switching to a marriage extension its worth getting a cheap printer/scanner, then you can do however they want.

i only have a laser mono printer as the ink jets fail after a period of not being used, but no problem to go to a shop for the printing to be done.

 last year Mataphut would not renew a 'retirement' extension issued in Pattaya ( Mataphut had refused to do a conversion to non O, 2 years ago)  to a 'married' yearly extension, so i came this year with a fresh non o visa for being married issued in Hull. tm30 all done, money in bank.

 

i will go and have a word. last time i visited for my tm30 my wife asked at the counter for paperwork for a married yearly extension, they gave us a wad of paper, but no list of requirements just the forms to complete together with a check list that the IO ticks, but nothing about photo's.

 

thank you all for your input.

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1 hour ago, oxmermaid said:

My marriage extension at Maptaphut is currently 'under consideration'. The lady processing the application is thorough but does not like to be questioned.

 

She accepted 4 photos per printed page and wanted 8 in total.

 

If it is not too far I strongly suggest you pay her a visit before doing the application for real.

 

As for the attitude towards not wishing to do a marriage extension, I was not aware of any negativity.

 

Good luck.

hi what photo's did they need, house number, living room etc. was she in an office on the right hand side

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At Maptaphut I was applying for an extension based on marriage to a Thai using the monthly overseas income method.

 

On my pre application visit I took all the original marriage and residential documents for both of us and a sample of one month's income i.e. UK bank statement highlighting the transfer entry, transferwise receipt (2 pages) and credit advice reciept and a kbank statement for that month again highlighting the transfer entry.

 

I also provided proof of UK state pension and UK pensions and annuities.

 

These were all checked and approved.

 

A shed load of paper on the actual day of application with EVERY page of non original documents signed by me and the marriage documents counter signed by my wife.

 

ALSO the entire wad of documents had to be copied and signed as these copies stay at Maptaphut whilst the others are sent to Bangkok for considerstion.

 

We also had to bring a friend along as a witness.

 

The next day they sent out a colleague to fill in forms and have his photo taken with the three if us (wife, witness and me) in the lounge and outside by the house number.

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Re photos showing both of us sitting at dining table, on sofa, in kitchen, outside by house number, in front of car with registration plate, sitting on bed, by an open wardrobe showing wife's clothes and finally another wardrobe showing my clothes.

 

Yes the office is on the far right.

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1 hour ago, Andycoops said:

I have only ever put 2 photos on a A4 page with glue.

I just get them done at the local developers from my phone SIM.

Excuse me? What are you talking about. I was replying regarding printing out pictures on A4 paper. If you have a printer you can do it at home, or if not at a photoshop or an Internet Café.

Again, what are you talking about? Who mentioned glueing real photos to a paper? More than you, that would say?

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At Jomtien tried 4 per A4 sheet to save ink and IO said no and wanted 1 per sheet which in duplicate drained my printer

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It's different every time ... as they wish & like it.

 

Silly 'setup' pictures with your self, wife & witness in all sorts of different & dull combo's/combinations.

Nicely setup in front of the house, living room, etc. 

 

Next time they want 'real life acting' pictures, being together on a motorbike, events etc.

 

Next time you bring 'real life acts' pictures ... nope, this year they want the 'setup' pictures again.

 

Then they must be all single photos ... next time all on pictures on one A4 sheet. God knows what next year?

 

This year no witness needed at immigration at all ... brought the witness for nothing. They come for a home visit. And need

to organize the witness again, to be there on time for the immi home invasion show.

 

I think I had all possible combinations by now ... until they come up with a new one again.

 

You can be as well prepared as you want, it's a given that there will always be something wrong with the pictures and

they have you running around to the next photo shop.

 

They love playing that picture game ... that's the one you can't prepare a 100% for and know what they want this year.

 

 

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, oxmermaid said:

At Maptaphut I was applying for an extension based on marriage to a Thai using the monthly overseas income method.

 

On my pre application visit I took all the original marriage and residential documents for both of us and a sample of one month's income i.e. UK bank statement highlighting the transfer entry, transferwise receipt (2 pages) and credit advice reciept and a kbank statement for that month again highlighting the transfer entry.

 

I also provided proof of UK state pension and UK pensions and annuities.

 

These were all checked and approved.

 

A shed load of paper on the actual day of application with EVERY page of non original documents signed by me and the marriage documents counter signed by my wife.

 

ALSO the entire wad of documents had to be copied and signed as these copies stay at Maptaphut whilst the others are sent to Bangkok for considerstion.

 

We also had to bring a friend along as a witness.

 

The next day they sent out a colleague to fill in forms and have his photo taken with the three if us (wife, witness and me) in the lounge and outside by the house number.

Very pleased to see that yet another 'proof of income' using TransferWise has been approved. There was a lot of doubt in many people's  minds regarding T/W transaction slips as evidence, but that doubt is being firmly debunked now. No issues with the transaction codes on your bank statements I trust @oxmermaid

 

I know what you mean about 'shed loads of paper!'

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