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95 years bedridden with non-imm visa

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My 95 years old friend is now bedridden.

 

I don't see how he could go to Chaeng Watana to make its one year non-imm visa extension.

 

He should extend his visa now. Of course, there is the amnesty so he's not in a hurry but we have to find a solution.

 

I guess there is a measure like "authorized 3 months delay with medical certificate" Right ?

 

What about several such delays ?

 

My friend can die tomorrow or within 5 years. I hope it will be 5 years.

 

If it's just a question of months, we can expect he dies before immigration come to make troubles.

 

A possible immigration doctor would be able to note he cannot move but do such doctors exist ?

 

An immigration officer can also note the situation.

 

Of course, if he cannot move to Chaeng Watana he cannot move to France nor to the immigration jail.

 

He's not a problem for Thailand as he has money, staff to take care of him and health insurance.

 

My question is: What should we do ?

 

Thank you

 

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45 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

You should approach and speak to CW on his behalf explaining his condition.

Avoid going down the route of 90 day medical extensions on a long term basis.

The ideal solution would be for CW to allow a nominated person to process his annual extensions.

 

This is possible under extreme situations. 

Thank you

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18 minutes ago, sirocco said:

Hello,

If it is proven that he is unable to move and that a move could worsen his situation (medical certificate from the attending physician, hospital) of course he can request a waiver to be represented or to bring in a immigration to his home.
It goes without saying that this has to be done in advance and that all the papers must be ready.
Good luck to this gentleman.

Thank you

Of course an immigration officer is welcome.

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15 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

With a letter from a doctor that he cannot make the trip to do it himself you can do it for him. 

Not that hard to arrange. It is done all the time.

Thank you Joe

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true, this only applies to temporary (short-term) or visa-free visas.
Most of us are very confused.

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1 hour ago, jayboy said:

Agreed but this does not apply to the gentleman who is the subject of this thread who has made sure he has the financial resources, insurance cover and support network to allow him to spend his days in a country like Thailand. The concern is a minor practical one relating to Immigration Department administration which, as has been shown, can easily be sorted out.

 

There are however many other elderly expatriates who, whether through their own fecklessness or some other reason, are not in the same position.So your advice is very relevant to late middle aged expatriates of limited financial resources who have the chance to forestall disaster now.In most cases that means going home.Most however will not.

 

Hmmm, I'm not sure if this is the case with this gentleman. If I had all the means and resources mentioned, I would not be "bed-ridden" in Thailand or any other places except my home country, and definitely not have to rely on the kindness of a friend "who cares" who has to seek advice on an expat forum to tend to my legal matters which happen to be under the jurisdiction of a foreign country. I would have my agent/lawyer take care of this "minor practical" formalities pronto, especially at this time of covid, immigration laws and regulations are particularly fluid and uncertain regarding whether this can "easily be sorted out." 

 

Again this is neither a criticism nor praise regarding the subject. Simply my observation based on whatever info that has been disclosed thus far. My point is year or decade-long passage of time can make one be procrastinating on important matters, until one day one wakes up - either on both feet or all four - and realize that it has become much harder, or near impossible, to get up on one's own, either physically or mentally, and nobody is around to avail help. This can happen anytime anywhere in old age, regardless of places. It's not simply a question of "going home."

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Geovalin,

 

Form TM7 (one year extension application) states...

 

1. ผู้ขอจะต้องยื่นคาขออนุญาตด้วยตนเอง
APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT THE APPLICATION IN PERSON
เว้นแต่ ผู้ป่วยหรือผู้พิการที่ไม่สามารถมายื่นด้วยตนเองได้
WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF HANDICAPPED PATIENTS OR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

 

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