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On 3/15/2020 at 12:24 PM, Mapguy said:

Chiang Mai Immigration Office requirements for conversion to NON-0 (retirement) status from tourist visas are apparently changing and becoming more onerous and time-consuming.  The office has previously issued a written list of requirements which mirrors the national requirements except for requiring at least 21 instead of 14 days processing time.  Attached in such a list dated when obtained.  What changes are being made, what new documents or requirements -- not simple errors of submission that need to be corrected -- are being demanded, and is such direction verbal from an officer or in written (and dated) form?

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I'm not understanding this one:   " a letter from the bank stating the specific deposits labeled ‘FTT’ (foreign transfers) in your bank book are actually in your bank passbook (even though you and they can see them in your passbook) " What is the difference between Bank Book and Bank Passbook? 

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It is quite evident from SilverHawk's post that CM immigration is making it more difficult to change to a Non-O visa to escape the health insurance requirement.  I recently encountered problems reporting my TM.30 after returning from the U.S. and staying at my same residence of eleven years.

 

What more will they be doing to us long-time expats?

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Sorry to hear you had a problem. See the new CM TM30 thread below. You sound like you have something to add!

 

Who has and can post a (Hopefully) dated new list or documents and requirements for NON-O conversion in Chiang Mai, only for Chiang Mai,

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Sorry folks but my flight to HK cancelled and now i must scramble to do my 90 day report.  Too late for mail-in, online won't work for me so off to Promenada i will go.

What do i need to show to the 90 day IO?  Do i need a TM30 from my hotel? A problem coz they are very slow to provide one and i have limited time.

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1 hour ago, cchhrriiss said:

Just went to Immigration to extend my Non-O visa and wanted to let everyone know how it went given the change over the past few months along with the virus.

 

5:50 arrived at airport. 30th in line

7:00 about 60 people in line, parking lot almost full, man wearing volunteer sweater started going down the line reviewing paperwork. 

7:15 the doors opened and they started the queue

7:50 got my queue number (O20, 21, 22 family of 3) and sat down to wait for the rest of the officers to arrive. It was just the 3 officers at the queue desk at that point. 

8:30 the rest of the officers arrived and started taking numbers and processing applications. 

10:00 our number was called to turn in documents

10:30 passport with extended visa returned and out I went.

 

At the time I left (10:30) the queue numbers being served were: O28, TF7, RE3, C4, 

 

Overall, it took a while  (4.5 hours) and if you don't arrive early 5:30-6:30 you probably won't be finished before lunch. But it went smoothly (we had all the documents we needed) just be prepared to wait and sit a while, but there wasn't any confusion/yelling/issues as I have read about before. All the officers were polite and respectful. At about 8:30 another "volunteer" arrived who was helping people get the right paperwork while they were waiting/before they got to queue desk. He was a westerner and seemed to be very knowledgable and helpful to people. There were still a fair amount of people coming with applications that needed to be done at promenade mall, they were notified of the switch and left for the mall.

 

There were officers going around taking temperatures and recording them on your applications. Don't know what they did if you have a fever, but they seem to be taking it into account.  

 

Why go 5.50 am , come on too many people do not think and complain, go mid afternoon and you will still get what ever required or go online for 90 days or TM30

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Thanks Chris

Your info was very helpful. As I intend to try my luck tomorrow. Probably early!

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1 hour ago, Petrus said:

Thanks Chris

Your info was very helpful. As I intend to try my luck tomorrow. Probably early!

Good luck. Please let us know how you get on. My Extension renewal is on the horizon....

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90 report in person at promenda.

 

arrived prom 12:40, filled form TM47, available on-site.  had passport but no other doc/photos/forms etc. 

 

took a number, sat and waited 15 mins, was processed easily.

 

big crowds for tourist extensions, other needs, but 90 day went smooth.

 

what is curious to me is if Thai Immig is so concerned about where i am, why do they permit me to claim, with no proof, my living location?  but who am i to question 'ultimate thainess'.

 

and as a secondary comment i saw lots of farangs milling about in a small crowded place, most with no mask, jostling for queue position, some arguing for priority, etc.  i thought, in view of the current chinese virus, such a scene was not the best to be amongst.

 

see you again in june.  or not!

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4 hours ago, chingmai331 said:

90 report in person at promenda.

 

arrived prom 12:40, filled form TM47, available on-site.  had passport but no other doc/photos/forms etc. 

 

took a number, sat and waited 15 mins, was processed easily.

 

big crowds for tourist extensions, other needs, but 90 day went smooth.

 

what is curious to me is if Thai Immig is so concerned about where i am, why do they permit me to claim, with no proof, my living location?  but who am i to question 'ultimate thainess'.

 

and as a secondary comment i saw lots of farangs milling about in a small crowded place, most with no mask, jostling for queue position, some arguing for priority, etc.  i thought, in view of the current chinese virus, such a scene was not the best to be amongst.

 

see you again in june.  or not!

Or you could do it online or by post which would be even more sensible considering the Covid-19 situation?

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On 3/18/2020 at 9:07 PM, Pesky said:

Good luck. Please let us know how you get on. My Extension renewal is on the horizon....

Thanks Chris and mine is also on the horizon.  I have all the documents prepared aside from 400k+ bank funds document which I usually do the same day I go to immigration to request my extension.  I know how the system works from doing it in the past but is at anyway now possible to submit the documents online to avoid waiting in that confined space with other people at immigration?

 

I do my 90 day reports online and curious if there is an option open for doing your visa extension online as well now.  Or even if there is just a way to get a time and submit your documents and come back after the immigration officer processes everything.  That would be much preferred to sitting around and waiting around with a queue number.  (P.s.) last year I think they were also experimenting with an online queue system app.  Does that work at immigration now?   Basically you would pick up your queue number in person but could download and app on your phone showing you updates in the queue system so atleast if this is working properly now you could leave the immigration building and go somewhere with a bit more isolation from the crowd.

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Sorry if this is becoming repetitive, but could someone please kindly re-post the link for the current CM 90 day report by mail address. Thanks in advance. 

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2 minutes ago, Dmaxdan said:

Sorry if this is becoming repetitive, but could someone please kindly re-post the link for the current CM 90 day report by mail address. Thanks in advance. 

Chaing Mai Immigration

71 Sanaambin Raod,

T Suthep A Muang

Chiang Mai 50200

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14 hours ago, Dmaxdan said:

Sorry if this is becoming repetitive, but could someone please kindly re-post the link for the current CM 90 day report by mail address. Thanks in advance. 

The more correct address should be written like this (you can skip the bracketed Thai line if you wish):

 

NOTIFY 90 DAYS

CHIANGMAI IMMIGRATION

71 MOO 3  SANAMBIN ROAD

[71 หมู่ที่ 3  ถ. สน่มบิน]

T.  SUTHEP, A. MUANG

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND  50200

 

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