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Non O, 1 year, father of thai child : report from Penang

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I was under the impression you did it from Penang no 400k in the bank required? What is the benefit of doing a child visa in Penang as opposed to in Thailand other than you do not have to prove legitimacy of the child (other than a birth certificate) if you are not married to the child's mother?

 

Was it a 1 year visa or multiple entry Ie need leave the country every 3 months

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36 minutes ago, Kenny202 said:

Was it a 1 year visa or multiple entry Ie need leave the country every 3 months

It was a multiple entry non-o visa that only allows 90 day entries for a year from the date of issue.

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I find Penang a nicer trip than to savannakhet as it's more developed.

Even though I often have the cash available I still go to Laos.

I remember a year or 2 ago the embassy in Penang put a cap on the number of applications they process a day or something.

So based on that it seems quite a gamble to go there if they might just tell you to come back another day.

I do wonder if I understood that correctly but from memory it didn't specify what type of visas or if all were capped. Could be wrong?

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33 minutes ago, sikishrory said:

I find Penang a nicer trip than to savannakhet as it's more developed.

Even though I often have the cash available I still go to Laos.

I remember a year or 2 ago the embassy in Penang put a cap on the number of applications they process a day or something.

So based on that it seems quite a gamble to go there if they might just tell you to come back another day.

I do wonder if I understood that correctly but from memory it didn't specify what type of visas or if all were capped. Could be wrong?

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

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1 hour ago, Kenny202 said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

He may not qualify for the extension of stay due not being the legal parent of his child by marriage or legitimization of his parenthood.

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1 hour ago, Kenny202 said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

I asked exactly the same question to members going abroad to get a multiple non O visa based on marriage (similar to have a Thai child)...and I am still waiting for an answer...

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I don't qualify for the marriage extensions because my landlords house book is in his companys name and not his so they don't accept it.

I travel overseas often as well so it makes little difference to me.

Only annoyance is the road to residency is cut.

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4 hours ago, Brunolem said:

I asked exactly the same question to members going abroad to get a multiple non O visa based on marriage (similar to have a Thai child)...and I am still waiting for an answer...

Not all fathers is retired or married.Many of us is actually working abroad and to have an extension instead of a multi entry is just stupid in the first place.

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HI

 

At Penang can you use the monthly income method of 40,000 per month to apply for a NON -O for Thai child? You need to have copies showing the 12 months of 40,000 right ( Bank Statment )  Then if you get it you have to do border runs every 90 days is that correct?  Thank you for your replies. Jasper

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4 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

not legalized, exploring neighboring countries, plan B
freedom

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33 minutes ago, marqus12 said:

not legalized, exploring neighboring countries, plan B
freedom

You messed up the quote. I did not write that.

This is correct.

6 hours ago, Kenny202 said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

You have to go back to the original post that was quoted or it shows the person that did the post.

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6 hours ago, Kenny202 said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

 

(apologies for my late answers)

 

Because :

-i'm not maried

-i'm under 50 years old

-and my son is still too young (just 4 years old) to do all the "the legitimation of a child" process stuff (justice)

 

... So it's a little bit like a "grey area".

 

This is why the Penang way is perfect for me.

 

But I have to admit that perhaps it would be possible to do an extension in Thailand... But i really think they would ask for the "legitimation" papers.

 

So since the Penang way is working fine, I didn't want to experiment and take the risk to get a refusal. 😉

 

For the moment, and because i travel quite often, this visa makes my day (no problem with the need to exit Thailand after maximum 3 months).

 

But of course, I won't do that forever. I will switch after to a "retirement visa" (extension).

 

As for the question about the "monthly income" way (40 000 per month), I've got no idea, I've never asked. But since I do it with Jim, it has always been 400 000 THB in the bank.

 

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7 hours ago, Kenny202 said:

I still dont see the benefit of ME visa for a child. So expensive even going to Laos. Why wouldnt you just get a 1 year extensin in Thailand based on having a child?

The issue sometimes is a rogue local immigration office that imposes conditions that make it almost impossible to get the extension. Some reliable members have described this experience.

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On 1/15/2020 at 9:46 AM, Brunolem said:

I asked exactly the same question to members going abroad to get a multiple non O visa based on marriage (similar to have a Thai child)...and I am still waiting for an answer...

I hav e been doing Savanhket and HCMC o visa marriage multiple reentry for the last 6 years

Because it is easy 

not have to deal with local immigration office

Have a trip away once every 15 months and the 90 day border run is a 1 hour trip

Did extionsion way once and the wanting of graft peed me and the wife off

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