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My one year retirement extension expires end of this month.  Can I renew it now or do I have to wait to Aug 1?
 

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They are business as usual for retirement extensions. Well they were the other week when I picked up the forms for when I do my one in Jul. There were a number of people being processed.

 

So far as I am aware the 1 Aug (well-3 Aug) thing does not apply to extensions (in Phuket), especially with the sub-district lockdowns lifted.

 

Our resident man on the spot may may be able to confirm, if not pop in and ask- they are not overly busy at present.

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I did my retirement extension in Phuket Town on Tuesday. Yesterday was a holiday, so I am picking up my passport today.

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32 minutes ago, macahoom said:

 

I did my retirement extension in Phuket Town on Tuesday. Yesterday was a holiday, so I am picking up my passport today.

Thank you!
 

were there any new documents required, or same documents/procedure as last year??
 

Thanks again!

 

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1 hour ago, RickNew said:

Thank you!
 

were there any new documents required, or same documents/procedure as last year??
 

Thanks again!

 

 

Happy to help you.

 

No new documents, and procedure same as last year.

 

Very quiet; I was the only person applying.

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7 minutes ago, macahoom said:

 

Happy to help you.

 

No new documents, and procedure same as last year.

 

Very quiet; I was the only person applying.

Such great news!! Thank you for helping relieve my annual anxiety trip!!

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27 minutes ago, macahoom said:

 

Happy to help you.

 

No new documents, and procedure same as last year.

 

Very quiet; I was the only person applying.

Did they renew your 90 day report?

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Do you have to show you have health insurance for a new retirement extension especially for Covid-19?

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26 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

Did they renew your 90 day report?

 

I didn't try. But I'll be trying today when I pick up my passport.

 

I'll report back this afternoon and let you know.

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Just now, marvin1950 said:

Do you have to show you have health insurance for a new retirement extension especially for Covid-19?

 

No mention of health insurance.

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6 hours ago, Old Croc said:

Did they renew your 90 day report?

 

6 hours ago, macahoom said:

 

I didn't try. But I'll be trying today when I pick up my passport.

 

I'll report back this afternoon and let you know.

 

Just got back from Phuket Town Immigration.

 

Picked up my passport, didn’t look at it and went to the drive through to do my 90 day report. The officer was going to do it, no problem - but when he looked at my passport he realised my 90 day report had already been done two days ago, as a matter of course, along with my extension.

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18 hours ago, macahoom said:

 

 

Just got back from Phuket Town Immigration.

 

Picked up my passport, didn’t look at it and went to the drive through to do my 90 day report. The officer was going to do it, no problem - but when he looked at my passport he realised my 90 day report had already been done two days ago, as a matter of course, along with my extension.

That's what they always do (as you pointed out) and you lose a day (in your case two!) All the stamps and papers are in the passport normally within 20 minutes of submitting it. The delay is so the senior officer upstairs can sign off on it once all the paperwork has been done.

 

I counter this if I need to slide my 90 day reports by using the 7 day grace period. I'm normally away early July and need the 90 days slipped as close to my renewal date as possible. Its another thing I personally find handy instead of online reporting.

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The trouble with 90 day reports is that 4 of them only amount to 360 days when everyone knows extensions are for a full year (365 days). Even letting it slip for a few days doesn't help because the IOs reset it from the previous expiry,

 

Oh the dilemma!  Going backwards in your reporting period 5 days every year could drastically alter everything! In just 18 years you will have to have done an extra report just to get things back on track! The income and health insurance requirements pale into insignificance in light of this major ripoff. 

They really should change it to 91 1/4 day report

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On 6/4/2020 at 9:13 AM, macahoom said:

 

No mention of health insurance.

The health insurance requirement is only relevant when you started of originally with a OA Visa.

In all other cases the health insurance is not required.

 

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10 minutes ago, merijn said:

The health insurance requirement is only relevant when you started of originally with a OA Visa.

In all other cases the health insurance is not required.

And it is only required when you apply for a 1-year extension based on your original O-A Visa for reason of RETIREMENT.  When you apply for reason of marriage or dependant child, it is not required.

Also, as this topic is on the Phuket Forum, it is worthwhile to mention that since March Phuket IO does not enforce the thai IO-approved health-insurance requirement anymore.  This has been confirmed by 3 reports of Non Imm O-A Visa holders applying for the 1-year extension of stay for reason of retirement.  Phuket IO (and it seems also PhangNga IO) will evaluate their current 'non enforcement' practice in October, but till then the requirement will not be enforced.

Hopefully they will continue with that non-enforcement practice also after October, and it would be grand if also other IOs would follow the Phuket example.

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