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800,000 TBH seasoning requirements-Retirement ext.

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Re 800K seasoning: Is this correct:

800K; minimum 2 months for 1st application

800K; minimum 3 months seasoning (all subsequent RET extension renewals).

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Ok, thanks for the reply.

 

Anyone have a link to an official immigration document with the latest requirements for retirement extension or should this be obtained from the local immigration office?

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35 minutes ago, i84teen said:

Ok, thanks for the reply.

 

Anyone have a link to an official immigration document with the latest requirements for retirement extension or should this be obtained from the local immigration office?

Seemingly this doesn't exist... online that is, here is the best I could find. 

https://www.thethailandlife.com/the-thailand-retirement-visa-guide

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Honestly, just leave it in there indefinitely.

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2 minutes ago, mike787 said:

Honestly, just leave it in there indefinitely.

If you have to. If you can show evidence of 65,000 baht monthly for retirement or 40,000 baht monthly for marriage, I would do this and not thai (pun intended) up your money in a worthless low interest thai bank account. 

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1 minute ago, Tounge Thaied said:

If you have to. If you can show evidence of 65,000 baht monthly for retirement or 40,000 baht monthly for marriage, I would do this and not thai (pun intended) up your money in a worthless low interest thai bank account. 

I agree with you.  Ubonjoe is the Oracle.  What he says is true.  Your dissapointemnt is one of the crummy downsides to Thailand immigration that has made the visa issue a pain.  I can make at least 15-25% return on investment, why leave it as you said in a thai bank??  For what???

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11 minutes ago, Tounge Thaied said:

If you have to. If you can show evidence of 65,000 baht monthly for retirement or 40,000 baht monthly for marriage, I would do this and not thai (pun intended) up your money in a worthless low interest thai bank account. 

 

7 minutes ago, mike787 said:

I agree with you.  Ubonjoe is the Oracle.  What he says is true.  Your dissapointemnt is one of the crummy downsides to Thailand immigration that has made the visa issue a pain.  I can make at least 15-25% return on investment, why leave it as you said in a thai bank??  For what???

By all means, go the way of 65k per month. Just don’t complain if you encounter problems on your next renewal. 

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53 minutes ago, i84teen said:

Ok, thanks for the reply.

 

Anyone have a link to an official immigration document with the latest requirements for retirement extension or should this be obtained from the local immigration office?

You already have all the information you require from UJ’s reply. Why bother reading anymore official documents? If anything, it will confuse you further. 

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1 minute ago, Gweiloman said:

 

By all means, go the way of 65k per month. Just don’t complain if you encounter problems on your next renewal. 

I get your sarcasm... but can you tell us your frustrations or experiences on this? I have had no trouble at the Buriram office providing evidence of 40,000 baht for 12 months for my marriage O extension. 

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Couple of questions if I may related to the OP:

 

1. Does the lump sum 800k in the bank for retirement extension have to be from a foreign transfer?

 

2. The thethailandlife.com link above mentions a "bank letter". I assume this applies to the monthly method only. For the lump sum method just the updated passbook is needed to show that the 800k/400k has been in the account for the requisite amount of time (per UJ's post above) and no bank letter, correct?

 

If not, it would nice to see a (redacted) version of such a letter to know exactly what it contains. Presumably, major bank branches would be familiar with the process.

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1 hour ago, Why Me said:

Couple of questions if I may related to the OP:

 

1. Does the lump sum 800k in the bank for retirement extension have to be from a foreign transfer?

 

2. The thethailandlife.com link above mentions a "bank letter". I assume this applies to the monthly method only. For the lump sum method just the updated passbook is needed to show that the 800k/400k has been in the account for the requisite amount of time (per UJ's post above) and no bank letter, correct?

 

If not, it would nice to see a (redacted) version of such a letter to know exactly what it contains. Presumably, major bank branches would be familiar with the process.

1. No

2. Bank letter needed for 800k/400k in the bank.

The bank will know what to provide.

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13 hours ago, Tounge Thaied said:

I get your sarcasm... but can you tell us your frustrations or experiences on this? I have had no trouble at the Buriram office providing evidence of 40,000 baht for 12 months for my marriage O extension. 

I think it is obvious not taking sides but all the reports for the last year have indicated every office is different glad you had luck at Buriram. Not everyone is as sharp as you, I use the Jomtien office some don't think like me but I kind of enjoy waiting at times being a people watcher it is entertaining as hell at times better than a reality show? 

 

Each year 15 now I apply I cross all my T-I's yet I still get nervous like a box of chocolate you just don't know what you are going to get?😎

 

This year I used the bank method, top it off to 3 million because I have it joint, forget the Will and Trust stuff the legal system is useless. I continue to have all my pensions deposited into Charles Schwab take whatever I need each month, then still got investment with Vanguard. 

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57 minutes ago, thailand49 said:

then still got investment with Vanguard. 

Can you receive funds from Vanguard through Bangkok Bank, New York?

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