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any experience, names (PM) of trustworthy and not super expensive visa agents in/around Bangkok ?

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In no particular order:

1. Thai Visa Center

2. Bangkok Buddy

3. TSL Associates

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or you can go to  ur local immigration after you get the visa an file a Tm 28 and move ur registered address to......

or file ur 90 day online

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I contact some ... this is plain scam/thieves/robbery... 50.000 baht for their "help", consisting in br...ng some imm...ion off....r

 

well... don't want to be banned for telling the truth

 

 

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On 5/11/2020 at 7:31 AM, BritTim said:

Take care! Most Bangkok agents will not want to process any extensions through Chaengwattana, though they will not warn you of this. When they return your passport, you are liable to find that you have a dodgy (but legal) extension issued in Jomtien or some remote office in Isaan. You then probably need to use the agent for 90-day reports.

Nonsense. I used one of the agents listed above for my first retirement extension just to be sure. I went with him to CW and he took care of everything including sorting out with the IO some issues with the paperwork from my old office. And I did the 90-day report after that on my own.

 

A reputable agent won't screw you over. They want repeat business and word of mouth.

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3 minutes ago, Why Me said:

 

 

A reputable agent won't screw you over. They want repeat business and word of mouth.

 

 

Yes... and there is plenty of competition/choice out there.

 

 

Just appraise yourself of the 'going rate'..................... in Pattaya I have heard of 13,000 to 20,000+ Baht being charged.

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6 minutes ago, hotandsticky said:

Just appraise yourself of the 'going rate'..................... in Pattaya I have heard of 13,000 to 20,000+ Baht being charged.

Yep, I paid in that range. But here in Bkk/Chaengwattana.

 

Added: That is the range if your case is "clean". That is you have the funds, etc. It will be more if not.

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Op needs to be clear if he wants a cough cough "Burger with the works " ? Otherwise you will get advice on posters using agents just for convenience

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10-20.000?

 

so how did I get a quote of 50.000+ baht

 

with MY OWN MONEY IN THE BANK

 

they are crooks that prey on people in need and I am convinced that most of them are RELATED to an Imm.....n Of.....r  and know if they get caught, the will not suffer anything, but their clients will be investigated and possible deported, fined, jailed....

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8 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

10-20.000?

~15K w/o your own money - only the extension, in Pattaya.  More, if you need the Non-O 90-Day visa, first (10K to 15K more).

 

8 hours ago, Bender Rodriguez said:

so how did I get a quote of 50.000+ baht

 

with MY OWN MONEY IN THE BANK

Retirement or marriage-based?  Marriage has to be approved at the division-level, so another fat-envelope is required.  Retirement is easier.

 

And do you have a Non-O entry already?  If not, you are paying for 2 services - one for the Non-O 90-day stamp (which gets division-level approval), and another for the extension itself. 

 

For marriage-based, including the Non-O Visa starter - no interrogation, no home-visit, no "undocumented requirement" surprises - 50K sounds about right.  Retirement should be less, though.

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Grace still keep sending me email for 14K for retirment visa. I think most people know who Grace is

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19 hours ago, Why Me said:

Yep, I paid in that range. But here in Bkk/Chaengwattana.

 

Added: That is the range if your case is "clean". That is you have the funds, etc. It will be more if not.

 

Last August I used Asia Visa Tour...

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://asiavisatour.com/&prev=search


Total cost worked out to be exactly 16,000, this included... 

  • 2,000 THB for them to do my TM30 (This was August when it was a very hot topic so might not be needed now)
  • 8,900 for the extension (includes 1,900 for the immigration fee)
  • 5,000 for a multi re-entry permit (Next time I'll do this myself for 3,500) 
  • 100 for the Bank Letters (get on the day from the branches in the basement at CW, all of the banks seem to have a branch there).

If you just wanted the extension then it's 8,900 (7,000 for their services + 1,900 for the extension itself). 

 

For this they do all of the paperwork (including the map to your place :)) and you still have to visit CW in person.

 

I met them at their office (1/2 way down Soi 24) at 10:00AM and they drove me to CW, got there just before IO closes for lunch to get an early afternoon ticket

 

Spent 1 hour having some lunch downstairs & went back at 1PM, got in front of the officer around 1:30PM and was out by 1:45PM 

 

2 days later I went back to their office to pick my passport up.

 

All legit/above board & would recommend them/will be using them again in August. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Mike Teavee said:

All legit/above board & would recommend them/will be using them again in August. 

Great to hear, Mike. And the rate seems very good. I just went to their website http://asiavisatour.com/

though and it's all in Japanese (? Chinese?). Is that because they cater mostly to Asian expats? But I am guessing you dealt with them in English. Can you say about this please?

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All that money just to fill a form in. 

Bizzare!

Costs 1,900 baht if you do it yourself.

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