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I think the point some of us are making is that it's not necessary to transfer a visa to a new passport.  It's nice, but not required.  

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56 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

Every embassy provides this "letter". It authorizes Thai imm to transfer stamps such as last entry and and reentry permit. Without letter from embassy nothing can be transfered.

Visas are not transfered. 

It is possible to present both passports to exit and reenter. Many do this when next annual extension in near future. 

An added note...reentry permits can only be transfered at place where issued. For eg..you obtain reentry permit at airport then Thai imm office will not transfer..

Overall you are NOT correct, VISAS are transferable.... Maybe not in certan cases but i.e. VISAS that are the basis for an existing extension are being transfered to new passport..

 

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56 minutes ago, wgdanson said:

I got a new UK passport at Liverpool last June, no letter with it. Entered Thailand showing the re-entry in my old one, stamped in on new one.Went to my local, Phitsanulok, Immigration two days later. The 'visa' was transferred, no charge, 15 minutes.

You were lucky. Try CW

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3 minutes ago, glegolo said:

Overall you are NOT correct, VISAS are transferable.... Maybe not in certan cases but i.e. VISAS that are the basis for an existing extension are being transfered to new passport..

 

glegolo

I don't think the debate is IF they are transferrable, but if they are required to be transferred to a new passport ... Which is not required.  

 

Even my wife's 10 year US visit visa doesn't need to be transferred as long as she presents both passports.  

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17 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

You have a habit of posting such incorrect info. The info relating to original visa perhaps long time expired is noted. The visa can not be transfered. So many incorrect posts. Perhaps ubon will be along to advise that VISAS are never transfered. 

Geezuz

Herrn ubersturmfuhrer, be nice plse.....

My own Non Immigrant O from originally 2008, Have been passed down via 2 earlier passports to the present one. And I can see the stamp saying non immigrant O on the opposit side of my extension of stay based on retirement.

 

So take that back you mean person...

 

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15 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

You have a habit of posting such incorrect info. The info relating to original visa perhaps long time expired is noted. The visa can not be transfered. So many incorrect posts. Perhaps ubon will be along to advise that VISAS are never transfered. 

Geezuz

Yep. If the 'visa' was issued 5 years before and someone now holds an 'extension' it is based on the idea that you need a visa so you can 'convert' to an extension.

When the 'extension' is transferred the details ie number and type of the original visa are noted purely to prove that your extension is issued on a legal basis. The original visa has expired on it's use by/enter by date.

You can call a goose a big chicken but it's a goose.

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1 minute ago, glegolo said:

Herrn ubersturmfuhrer, be nice plse.....

My own Non Immigrant O from originally 2008, Have been passed down via 2 earlier passports to the present one. And I can see the stamp saying non immigrant O on the opposit side of my extension of stay based on retirement.

 

So take that back you mean person...

 

glegolo

So all the visas I've had at different times over the past 30 years can be extended?

Wish I'd known that before.

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2 hours ago, Rob4 said:

Thanks for all the comments.

Visa (full page print) was issued in Laos, last extension stamp issued in Surathani (all of them).

I think by law indeed they can’t transfer the last extension stamp to the new one.

 

So, is my embassy wrong and I just leave with 2 passports + letter in Bangkok? (I should expect a question why didn’t you transfer the stamp right? )

I guess the question is if you have a re-entry permit for your current extension and intend to use it when you come back to Thailand. If yes, you should get your stamps transferred in Surat Thani before leaving. If no, you can just show up at the airport with both passports and the embassy letter.

 

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27 minutes ago, overherebc said:

So all the visas I've had at different times over the past 30 years can be extended?

Wish I'd known that before.

Who said that??? Are you OK??? In case not, can explain to you that it is the permission of stay that are being extended. So there you go, join the others now...

 

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Mine, they transferred the visa from the old to the new passport at the airport when I left the country.

Thus to keep the visa valid upon returning to Thailand if still within the date on the visa.

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I have certainly come in with two passports before now...I get my UK passports in the UK and when I fly back show them the new passport and the old one with the visa in it. I have never had any problems at all.

 

You have to go to the embassy though to get a letter saying your passport is genuine despite having been issued in Britain by the UKPLA. Thai Immigration will then transfer the visa extension and re-entry.

 

I get my passports in Liverpool because you can get them in 4 hours guaranteed for a very small fee.

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You will be fine. Present both passports, allow an extra 15 minutes just in case they want to have a committee meeting

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I remember a few years ago going to Khonkaen immigration to get my renewal of my retirement extension and my multi re- entry.

 

My passport was nearly, but not quite full. I did have another passport with me unused because I carried two passports for the UK at that time.

 

I was informed that I was at the wrong immigration office for Kalasin and I needed to go to Sakon Nakhon which, at that time, dealt with Kalasin.

 

He saw I wasn't too pleased with that option and I politely made it clear that wasn't my best choice as I was already sitting in an Immigration office and Sakon Nakhon was a very long way for me.

 

He took my passport and asked to look at the other one and then asked would I like the whole lot transferring over to my new passport, which, of course I did. He was in a jovial mood.

 

He did it all there and then for me, so it just shows they can do as they please at Immigration, regardless of the law and whatever province you are supposed to report in and who to etc.

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1 hour ago, glegolo said:

Overall you are NOT correct, VISAS are transferable.... Maybe not in certan cases but i.e. VISAS that are the basis for an existing extension are being transfered to new passport..

 

glegolo

Again so incorrect. The info relating to original visa is transfered, which is completely different to the visa being transfered. Stop posting incorrect info. 

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