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Type O visa options at Savannkhet Consulate

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I am putting this  question on behalf of myself and another expat in a similar situation.

We are both on extensions based on retirement on original O A visas. We  both have annual applications  coming up for renewal in early around mid February. Neither of us wants to buy into the sad Insurance option . We both would prefer to eventually resume extensions to stay based on retirement rather than marriage. Our idea is to go to Savannakhet  accompanied by our  wives to apply for a Type O visa. Is there an option there based on retirement and already having the nominated funds  for long stay retirement? I have not found any really definitive information as yet about possibilities.

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Hi , yes , there is a non-O multiple entry visa based on retirement, I got mine in Dec. 2018 and will be going , like you guys in Feb. also to make a new one.

the requirements asked of me , when I applied last time were , Letter of State Pension award and Letter from Thai Bank showing balance.

fairly straightforward, drop of in the morning , collect the following afternoon.

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On the Thai consulate Savannakhet website it only mentions single entry visas for type 'O', no multiple entry.

 

Can anyone confirm that they are still doing the ME for type 'O' based on marriage?

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4 minutes ago, RC8 said:

Can anyone confirm that they are still doing the ME for type 'O' based on marriage?

Yes they are still issuing them.

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OP @DumbastheycomeWhy dont you send a PM to @Peter Denis. He will send you a roadmap of exactly what you need to do. I hope you dont mind me refering the OP to you Peter.

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21 hours ago, a3tsw said:

Hi , yes , there is a non-O multiple entry visa based on retirement, I got mine in Dec. 2018 and will be going , like you guys in Feb. also to make a new one.

the requirements asked of me , when I applied last time were , Letter of State Pension award and Letter from Thai Bank showing balance.

fairly straightforward, drop of in the morning , collect the following afternoon.

I take it that means the combination of income and  deposit?

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4 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

The pension letter was for proof of retirement that the consulate requires not to prove an income for a combination of the two.

Interesting. I  am retired but I do not receive a pension. At age 66 I can only qualify for a pension if I were to reside in country of origin for more than  6 months of  every year.

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2 hours ago, Dumbastheycome said:

Interesting. I  am retired but I do not receive a pension. At age 66 I can only qualify for a pension if I were to reside in country of origin for more than  6 months of  every year.

Retired without receiving a pension? 

What country do you come from? 

Without an official letter as proof of retirement it will be difficult to get the Non-immigrant O Visa based on retirement in Savannakhet. Maybe better go for based on marriage instead. Here's the link to the consulate:

http://www.thaiembassy.org/savannakhet/th/services/9736/106949-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O"-(For-the-purpose.html

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1 hour ago, a3tsw said:

on Monday/Tuesday of this Week.

How long were the queues?

Monday usually more applicants?

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KhunBENQ  approx. 40 people on both days.

The Monday , the queue moved quite slow , as the document check takes longer , but not longer than 30 minutes. I arrived at just before 09:00 and about 15 in front of me.

Tuesday , again arrived, just a few minutes before opening time , 14:00 , to collect my passport , wait less than 10 minutes.

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5 hours ago, a3tsw said:

KhunBENQ  approx. 40 people on both days.

Thanks again.

I am interested because I will likely go to Sav. later this year.

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19 hours ago, a3tsw said:

Just to confirm , Did my renewal at Savannakhet of my 1 Year non-O multiple entry visa for retirement purposes on Monday/Tuesday of this Week.

Documents provided :-

 

1) 2 copies of Passport photo/data page

2) 1 copy of UK State Pension letter.

3) Thai Bank statement.

4) 5,000 Baht

 

This is the same as I presented 15 Months ago when I last applied.

I am not sure whether 3) is a requirement or not , I was asked to provide this last time , so did so again this time , as also my State Pension does not amount to 800,000baht/pa , so the Bank statement makes up for the shortfall. 

HI a3tsw,

Are the requirements/conditions for extension similar as for the 1-year ME Non Imm O - marriage Visa?

I.e. 90 days stay allowed per entry, which can be extended by 30 days at local IO?

No financials to be proven?

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