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On 2/3/2020 at 12:51 PM, deej said:

One can have their Re-Entry Permit  done at the Airport within  minutes 

The desk is directly  to  your left  of the luggage clearance.  and before you pass Customs .

 

 

The problem with doing re-entry permit at the airport is that you might forget to bring certain documents or even forget to apply for one if you are late to the airport. 

 

It's too risky to invalidate our visa if we forget to apply and exit Thailand.

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1 hour ago, Gweiloman said:

By any chance, are you able to make an educated guess on the nationalities?

Based on the huge numbers probably covered every country on earth and beyond.

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1 hour ago, EricTh said:

The problem with doing re-entry permit at the airport is that you might forget to bring certain documents or even forget to apply for one if you are late to the airport. 

 

It's too risky to invalidate our visa if we forget to apply and exit Thailand.

And, of course, not everyone leaves via an airport.

 

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2 hours ago, EricTh said:

The problem with doing re-entry permit at the airport is that you might forget to bring certain documents or even forget to apply for one if you are late to the airport. 

 

It's too risky to invalidate our visa if we forget to apply and exit Thailand.

If that is your case.  with respect 

You are not up todate with a simple procedure (re-entry visa) very easily obtained at 

Cmai Airport as posted  on this thread by CmaiBob and myself

which will releive you of your severe nightmare experiences at Cmai Immgr Dept that you have posted on this thread.

Smell the coffee. nice aroma

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Anyone recently done a 1yr extension based on 800,000bt deposit, do they now want 12 months of bank statements or will copies of pass book do? They still want the bank letter of course. 

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15 hours ago, roo860 said:

Anyone recently done a 1yr extension based on 800,000bt deposit, do they now want 12 months of bank statements or will copies of pass book do? They still want the bank letter of course. 

They want letter from the bank, copies of your bank book (and take original just in case) AND the last 6 months statement. Costs 100 Baht in Bangkok bank and obtained in as long as they take to print the letter.

 

This is as of 3 weeks ago.

 

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39 minutes ago, briley said:

They want letter from the bank, copies of your bank book (and take original just in case) AND the last 6 months statement. Costs 100 Baht in Bangkok bank and obtained in as long as they take to print the letter.

 

This is as of 3 weeks ago.

 

Cheers 

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I recently went to CM immigration to extend my retirement visa based on the 800k in the bank.  I was told by the first agent that I needed one year of statement from the bank.  I went to get it but BKK Bank said they only do six month statements but if I made a booking for it, in 3 to 5 working days I could get a one year statement.  I decided to try with only the six month of statements and a photocopy of the entire passbook going back one year.  That time, nothing further was said about needing a one year statement, so the six months with passbook copy etc was good enough.  It makes me wonder if it depends on luck of the draw with which officer one gets.  I went at 09:30 and the queue was huge, if I had gone at 11:00 I would have gotten in very quickly.

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Went yday morning, arrived 6.30am, given ticket 37, (for checking docs). Docs checked at approx 9am, given ticket number 36 for 1yr extension desk. Was called about 11.30am to desk number 5, 2 female officers went through my 6 month bank statements very carefully. Also wanted my updated bank book, had copied all pages. 

Had to wait till 1pm to recieve passport (lunch break for staff). Needed re entry permit as well, left office at 1.15pm. 

During my time there it was chaos, mainly tourists wanting 1yr extensions, at one time it got very heated between them and immigration officers.

Afternoon now seems to be a good time to go, assuming they still have numbers to give out.

Ps,

Last year went at 7.45am, ticket number 5 given, was out by 9.15am with re entry permit as well.

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I have recently received my Affidavit to Marry and today I used a Visa Agent to translate and remit to D.F.A for certification the cost B3000. During my time in the office I asked about doing my next 1 yr. extension. My visa is OA based on retirement and I have been doing extensions the last 10 yrs based on retirement. Knowing I must show insurance if I extend based on retirement the next time. I asked the agent this- Does a person need insurance when applying for a 1 yr. extension based on marriage from a original OA visa and she said Yes! Many posts on this forum have argued the exact opposite! Many posts about being successful changing to marriage. Who is correct?

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1 hour ago, cnxgary said:

I have recently received my Affidavit to Marry and today I used a Visa Agent to translate and remit to D.F.A for certification the cost B3000. During my time in the office I asked about doing my next 1 yr. extension. My visa is OA based on retirement and I have been doing extensions the last 10 yrs based on retirement. Knowing I must show insurance if I extend based on retirement the next time. I asked the agent this- Does a person need insurance when applying for a 1 yr. extension based on marriage from a original OA visa and she said Yes! Many posts on this forum have argued the exact opposite! Many posts about being successful changing to marriage. Who is correct?

Agent is WRONG. I went to IMM a month ago and went over with the officers what are the requirements to extend a permission to stay on the basis of marriage from an original O-A visa based on retirement. I posted on this topic the document IMM provided to me #11).  No insurance is required for extension of stay based on marriage for the O-A visa. 

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Anyone getting hassled about providing a 'long term' housing lease by Immig?

I was told last year when applying for extension to O visa that lease was required, yet i do not find anyone on these pages needing to show a lease to IO.

 

The lease was, in a sense, bogus coz i could cancel the lease anytime without penalty. Immig continues to be a microcosm of Thailand: my desk, my rules!

 

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My “root” visa is O-A.  My initial one year extension of stay expires February 15th.  After consultation with an agent and payment of a 7900 fee, I applied for an extension of my stay based on marriage.  It is very clear there is no health insurance requirement in this context.  After I assembled all my documents, my agent vetted them and made an appointment at Chiangmai immigration.  The agent walked me (and my Thai wife) across the street for the appointment. It went very smoothly, took about half an hour.  They gave me 30 days while they are considering my application. The following week two agents came to visit us at our rented home. I am quite confident that when I keep my next appointment at immigration February 28th I will receive my one year extension. The agents who visited our home told me as much.  So, assuming you are legitimately married to a Thai, and living with him or her, you can get an extension of stay on a “root” O-A visa with no requirement for health insurance. 

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