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I need to do my first OA extension soon. My current permission to stay expires 26 Jan and I believe I can apply up to 45 days before. I'm trying to compile a checklist before attempting this. Here what I have so far:

 

800k in Thai bank acc at least 2 months prior
TM7 application form
Passport photo
Passport original
Passport copy of ID page & stamp showing last extension of stay, Visa, Latest entry stamp
TM6 copy
Bank book original (on day of application – do an ATM transaction and update passbook)
Bank book copy showing pages for the 2 months prior to application date
Bank letter original - attesting to Name and Account Number for the Bank Account – dated on the day of application or, if applying early in the morning, the previous day
12 months bank statements on bank headed paper
Copy of Proof of Residence documents (Rental Agreement, Housebook etc.)
Sign every copy with blue pen
Thai health insurance with cover commencing on day new extension starts.
Extension Fee – 1,900 Baht


What have I forgotten ? Will I be required to show any TM30 reports ?

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Don't know about the 12 month bank statements. Your using money in bank method. Just the bank letter and photo copy of bankbook pages.

Also a map of where you live. Some members suggest hand drawn. I use a flyer from my condo works at CW.

As for tm30 best to have one. The last one. I did one for my last entry to Los prior to attending CW on Oct 8. Imm officer did not want it. Another io may have.

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A map of where I live, and a hand drawn one at that lol

That's a new one on me. I can't help wondering what they gain from that.

Anyway thanks...

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3 hours ago, britishjohn said:

What have I forgotten ? Will I be required to show any TM30 reports ?

I suspect as you are using 800k seasoned you will not need the 12 month statements.

 

Where will you report... ? I did not need a TM30 a few days ago but some places are different. Didn't need  map either. (Jomtien)

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I'm in Bangkok. I assume it is 45 days before which means I can go pretty soon.

How many copies of each document are required ?

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34 minutes ago, britishjohn said:

I'm in Bangkok. I assume it is 45 days before which means I can go pretty soon.

How many copies of each document are required ?

Just one copy. Yes CW you can attend up to 45 days prior. You are aware that all the main banks are located in CW. You can obtain the bank letter and make small deposit on the day. Good idea to obtain your que ticket then go downstairs to obtain letter. They do them every day and doesn't take too long.

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15 hours ago, britishjohn said:

A map of where I live, and a hand drawn one at that lol

That's a new one on me. I can't help wondering what they gain from that.

I think it's wanted in the event they make a home visit (mostly done on marriage extensions). I was asked too, but it's less bother than the other requirements, took me all of ten seconds to scribble one out in front of the IO as I live near the bts. A local Google map print-out might also be accepted, or else give you something to copy. 

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I applied for my 2nd extension in October at CW. I got my bank letter on Saturday and applied on Monday -  no problem. I withdrew 1000 baht at an ATM downstairs and then updated my bankbook. The hand drawn map is a real thing. Just do it before you go. You can base it off a Google map but I’ve heard they don’t want a printout of a Google map. I live in a condo and have never given them a rental contract though I always keep one with me just in case. I brought just 3 months of bank statements and they did accept them as part of my pile of documents. They did take my bank passbook while examining my documents. I did my application before the insurance requirement so I don’t have experience with that.

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2 hours ago, condobrit001 said:

Thai health insurance is NOT required for extensions, only for the original application.

That's obviously not correct.

Although there is no clear guidance or 100% clarity yet on the issue, it seems from many reports from all over the country that the Certificate as evidence that you have thai-approved health-insurance is now required when doing extensions of stay from an original OA Visa for reason of retirement.

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Medical Insurance is required by Hua Hin Immigration for an extension of stay from an original OA Visa for reason of retirement. I have been to do my extension in the last few days. 

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13 minutes ago, Nemises said:

“All over the country” ??

Wasn’t the case for me last month at Khonkaen province. No mention at all was made of health insurance whilst successfully extending stay for another 12 months from an original OA Visa for reason of retirement. 

Thanks for posting your experience.  It gives some hope that health-insurance for extensions of stay based on an OA Visa for reason of retirement, might not be required at every IO.  Afaik yours is the 3rd case of an approval (the 2 others were at CW and CM).

But the large majority of cases are denials, with those denied grudgingly buying the expensive and basically worthless insurance or going the conversion road to an OA - Marriage or an O - retirement.

Could you provide some additional detail from your case?  E.g. date of application, validity date of the original OA Visa, date of expiry of permission to stay.

 

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2 hours ago, condobrit001 said:

Thai health insurance is NOT required for extensions, only for the original application.

 

it is currently being required at most IOs. Even for OAs issued m,any years ago.

 

Definitely Chiang Mai, Jomtien, Bangkok, Hua Hin, Prachinburi.

 

I do not offhand know of any not requiring it though there may be some.

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17 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

Just one copy. Yes CW you can attend up to 45 days prior. You are aware that all the main banks are located in CW. You can obtain the bank letter and make small deposit on the day. Good idea to obtain your que ticket then go downstairs to obtain letter. They do them every day and doesn't take too long.

So this bank letter/report is not something that needs to be ordered from the bank in advance ? I can just walk in and get it the same day as doing my extension ?

 

One other question regarding passport expiry date. Mine expires Mar 2021, so I have about 15 months left on it. I assume that's not a problem ?

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