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10 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

 

You could contact a reliable agent and have them do it.

You will have to mail your passport/documents to them and of course pay a fee.

You still have to apear for photo shot. How do you get your passport stamped if you mail it in. He will need to get a new visa before coming back.

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That would not be possible since the passport will show he is not in Thailand. I don't care how good the agent might be it would not be possible.

You could contact a reliable agent and have them do it. You will have to mail your passport/documents to them and of course pay a fee.

It depends. But, I will leave it at that. 🙂

Surely if the ban on foreigners flying in continues then immigration would put measures in place so that passports out of country in this period would be allowed on return to Thailand to renew retirement visa I.e. extension to visa even although the renewal date may have passed.

 

That would be a sensible and equitable solution but immigration don't work for our benefit and may prefer the extra income and inconvenience from starting from scratch.

 

I am in UK. If when I am able to return it is past my renewal date with no provision I will not reapply. Game over doesn't bother me as lost a lot of my love for Thailand.

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17 hours ago, timendres said:

You are correct that you must present yourself at immigration to renew your extension. They even make people wheel in sick, half-dead retirees to complete their extension.

...'colinneil' had a terrible experience..he will tell you all about in his interview.

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The bigger question is, in light of the total Thai government and Immigration fiasco, resulting from this situation, why bother to return to Thailand, for retirement, at all? Surely, there are better, cheaper, more sensible alternatives to consider. 

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You apply for a one year retirement visa from the Thai Embassy in your home country. 

 

It must be done once a year with full documentation.

 

Period.  End of discussion. 😘

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14 hours ago, twix38 said:

Surely if the ban on foreigners flying in continues then immigration would put measures in place so that passports out of country in this period would be allowed on return to Thailand to renew retirement visa I.e. extension to visa even although the renewal date may have passed

And perhaps surely not. 

You never know what they might come up with, but so far, despite some provisions emerging, it appears they are unwilling to go very far towards the problems. 

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13 minutes ago, SiSePuede419 said:

You apply for a one year retirement visa from the Thai Embassy in your home country. 

 

It must be done once a year with full documentation.

 

Period.  End of discussion. 😘

That a non O-A and you can obtain 2 years out of it. However now requires a useless Thai insurance policy. The op is best off to apply for a non O (based on retirement). That can be obtained at nearby consulate or he could enter Thailand, after this crisis on visa exempt and obtain non O inside Thailand.

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Regarding extension of retirement visa, my retirement visa will expire on June 25,2020. I currently have permission to stay until 12/08/2020. My plan was to take a trip over Songkran, and come back to Thailand and obtain a new permission to stay until April 2021. With corona virus, those plans have changed. I plan on leaving the first week of June. 

Does anyone know if Immigration would allow me to apply for an extension before I leave even tho my visa doesn't expire until 6/25/20?

If they will not, than I will have to obtain a reentry permit if I plan to come back before 12/08/2020. 

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11 minutes ago, TBKK said:

Regarding extension of retirement visa, my retirement visa will expire on June 25,2020. I currently have permission to stay until 12/08/2020.

You would not be able to apply for the extension before leaving the country. The will not accept an application more than 45 days early or 30 days at some offices.

12 minutes ago, TBKK said:

If they will not, than I will have to obtain a reentry permit if I plan to come back before 12/08/2020. 

That is correct.

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5 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

You would not be able to apply for the extension before leaving the country. The will not accept an application more than 45 days early or 30 days at some offices.

That is correct.

Thanks for that information.

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On 4/2/2020 at 3:16 AM, SiSePuede419 said:

You apply for a one year retirement visa from the Thai Embassy in your home country. 

 

It must be done once a year with full documentation.

 

Period.  End of discussion. 😘

This might be a solution for US citizens. For most other citizens (e.g. European countries) this is not possible. They can renew only at Immigration in Thailand, and they must do it personally.

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57 minutes ago, michel7752 said:

This might be a solution for US citizens. For most other citizens (e.g. European countries) this is not possible. They can renew only at Immigration in Thailand, and they must do it personally.

That is not correct. A OA long stay visa can be applied for in any country they are a citizen of or a legal resident.

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On 4/2/2020 at 8:16 AM, SiSePuede419 said:

You apply for a one year retirement visa from the Thai Embassy in your home country. 

 

It must be done once a year with full documentation.

 

Period.  End of discussion. 😘

Yes you must get an O-A visa in your home country but at the end of the first year you can apply for a 1 year extension of stay while in Thailand. 

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