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I've been working as a teacher with a non immigrant B visa and work permit for nearly 20 years and it's soon time to retire. I was planning on switching to an extension of stay based on retirement with 800k in my Thai bank account, transferred from the UK. That money has just entered my account.

I was planning on leaving at the end of our summer camp on April 10th (the 800k then in the bank over 2 months) but I've just been told numbers for the camp are so small this year there will be no work for me after term ends on March 4th.

This leaves a gap of a few weeks before the two months are completed.

I have a good relationship with both the owner and the manager at my school so I'm thinking of asking them if I can stay 'employed' until the end of the summer camp, helping other teachers with materials, etc, just to stay on the books.

They might refuse though, having had a bad experience with another teacher, the school ended up getting fined 20,000 baht if I remember right.

If I have to leave on March 4th, yet the 2 months of deposit don't kick in till the end of March, what are my options, without going back to the UK?

Thanking any replies in advance.

 

 

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In 2010, my situation paralleled yours, or perhaps yours might parallel mine. That was the year of the street war in Bangkok, and my school was in the "war zone". I left on vacation, came back, and was unable to return to my school, which would have been fruitless anyway, as it was completely closed with no one there. I left Thailand and came back in a week or two later on a tourist visa. After convincing "first level" and "second level" Immigration officials to show some leniency, I got refused at the "third level". 

I had had my B 800,000 in the bank for what was the requisite 3 mo. at that time.  They put me on an "O" visa, for what I think was either 60 or 90 days, and told me to come back within the last 30 (?) days to switch to Non-B (Retirement). I did, and have been on Extensions of same ever since.

An important note for you:  Immigration gave me a hard time, demanding to know where my B 800,000 had come from, with an unspoken allegation that I must have been engaged in some illegal activity. I produced 5 year's of past income tax returns, and told them in fluent Thai that I had been teaching here for fifteen years, which was the truth. This was enough to convince them that I had saved the B 800,000 from my work in Thailand.

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15 minutes ago, allane said:

In 2010, my situation paralleled yours, or perhaps yours might parallel mine. That was the year of the street war in Bangkok, and my school was in the "war zone". I left on vacation, came back, and was unable to return to my school, which would have been fruitless anyway, as it was completely closed with no one there. I left Thailand and came back in a week or two later on a tourist visa. After convincing "first level" and "second level" Immigration officials to show some leniency, I got refused at the "third level". 

I had had my B 800,000 in the bank for what was the requisite 3 mo. at that time.  They put me on an "O" visa, for what I think was either 60 or 90 days, and told me to come back within the last 30 (?) days to switch to Non-B (Retirement). I did, and have been on Extensions of same ever since.

An important note for you:  Immigration gave me a hard time, demanding to know where my B 800,000 had come from, with an unspoken allegation that I must have been engaged in some illegal activity. I produced 5 year's of past income tax returns, and told them in fluent Thai that I had been teaching here for fifteen years, which was the truth. This was enough to convince them that I had saved the B 800,000 from my work in Thailand.

Isn't the 800,000 baht supposed to come from outside Thailand?

Mine was transferred from the UK, part of an inheritance.

 

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41 minutes ago, bannork said:

This leaves a gap of a few weeks before the two months are completed.

Ask them if they can give you a leave of absence to give you time for it to be in the bank for 2 months.

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3 minutes ago, bannork said:

Isn't the 800,000 baht supposed to come from outside Thailand?

Proof of legally earning it here will be accepted instead of proof it was transferred from abroad.

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Go to Vietnam for a coupe of weeks. Wont cost more than £200 and get some fresh air. 

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All the best with your retirement!

I just quit as a teacher, after many years.

Got 200k from social security, which was nice bonus. Got to wait 12 years before getting my UK Pension.

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Pro Tip:  To ensure correct information and the best course of action, many people on Thai Visa will agree that taking the advice of UbonJoe ... is a "sure thing."  Best of luck in the next portion of your life in The Kingdom!

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3 hours ago, Neeranam said:

Got to wait 12 years before getting my UK Pension.

Been paying your stamps?

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9 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Been paying your stamps?

I recently paid back 10 years, class 2, for just 1500 pounds.

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2 minutes ago, Neeranam said:

I recently paid back 10 years, class 2, for just 1500 pounds.

Class 2 are for self employed aren't they? And shouldn't you have to pay Class 4 as well? My class 3 ones are about 70 pounds a month and you get them for 12.50 a month ???

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