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Anyone knows when retirees could return?  I came to Laos on holiday in March when the lockdown occurred, and is now still stuck in Laos. My apartment and belongings are in Thailand.

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I really have no answer to your question.

From Laos maybe sooner than others it they open the border crossings under an agreement between the 2 countries.

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Maybe more news end of this month, beginning of next month. 

But also if you might be able to return, then probably 2 weeks quarantaine in Thai hotel.

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23 minutes ago, thelovedone said:

I am overseas and  cannot return to my home in Thailand.The lack of information is so frustrating....Does the government want retirees to leave Thailand permanently and look at other countries  to live in?

I cant get a timeline from anyone or the Embasy on Non O Visa retirees returning.

Surely we could be given the same consideration as Married Visa status to return to Thailand.

Myself and many others must be  in the same situation.My Retirement Visa expires in a few weeks. Lease on my condo will expire in a month. I am locked out of Thailand with no information on a possible  return date.

After 10 years of living in Thailand the only option I see for  now, is to abandon my personal items and transfer my money out of Thailand.

Really hoping the Gov't will give us retirees a timeline so we can make a plan to return. 

 I had looked around myself recently. I was making back up plans just incase IO was a problem Much to my surprise for my situation of having good monthly most all the options prefer cash deposits,

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55 minutes ago, thelovedone said:

After 10 years of living in Thailand the only option I see for  now, is to abandon my personal items and transfer my money out of Thailand.

Oh, we could probably think up some other options if we really tried to. Renew your lease, leave your money in Thailand. Get someone to put your junk in storage, leave your money in Thailand. Rent another room remotely, move your junk to that room, leave your money in Thailand. Take out some of your money, leave the rest in Thailand. Etc. Next.

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Supposed to be information today about phase this afternoon June 20th

see if there’s any good news

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Im in a similar situation as well,  I think things may get clearer in August or September......  frustrated and waiting as you are...... 

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2 hours ago, thelovedone said:

I am overseas and  cannot return to my home in Thailand.The lack of information is so frustrating....Does the government want retirees to leave Thailand permanently and look at other countries  to live in?

I cant get a timeline from anyone or the Embasy on Non O Visa retirees returning.

Surely we could be given the same consideration as Married Visa status to return to Thailand.

Myself and many others must be  in the same situation.My Retirement Visa expires in a few weeks. Lease on my condo will expire in a month. I am locked out of Thailand with no information on a possible  return date.

After 10 years of living in Thailand the only option I see for  now, is to abandon my personal items and transfer my money out of Thailand.

Really hoping the Gov't will give us retirees a timeline so we can make a plan to return. 

There are loads of retirees on retirement visas/extensions who comes and go all the time. Many doesn't stay here all year. That differs a bit from married retirees. I am retired in Thailand since years back but I stay put. That's imo what you do as a retiree. 

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54 minutes ago, Max69xl said:

There are loads of retirees on retirement visas/extensions who comes and go all the time. Many doesn't stay here all year. That differs a bit from married retirees. I am retired in Thailand since years back but I stay put. That's imo what you do as a retiree. 

Many who did not stay year-round previously used TR entries, but Immigration started threatening them with denied-entry.  There is no rule in immigration-law upon which to make such threats, but Immigration does not operate by "rule of law" - just raw-power.

 

Given this sad reality, many part-time over-50 visitors went to the trouble of obtaining "retirement based" extensions, to avoid being illegally denied-entry based on lies.  The only other option, was to fly into Laos or Cambodia, then enter by land at land-border crossings which were known to be following actual immigration law.

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18 hours ago, 363885 said:

Non immigrant O Retirement visa

Anyone knows when retirees could return? //

Non-O visa must not be very high on Immigration priority list of visas.

It's just a short stay visa (90 days). Barely worths more than a Tourist Visa. :unsure:

 

I would think that retirees using yearly extensions have far better chances.

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I understand your frustrations, but you must also understand theirs.

They had/have no better idea on what the next month held in the way of the virus situation.

They have issued as & when they can an update to situations & I think your category will come up for consideration late July. August could be a possibility with still quarantine for 14 days.

Try to extend your lease for 3 months, I am sure your Landlord will be understanding

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I would want some info as well in your case, and can understand how frustrating it is for you at the moment.

The situation is the same in many countries, not just Thailand. You can't get into most of the EU from outside as well if you are not a national of one of the EU countries. 

 

Since they are now allowing married and working visa holders to come back, i suspect the next step will include the retirement extension holders. August or September seems like a reasonable time frame. 

 

Still in Thailand myself , we (GF and myself) wanted to visit Europe in May but that has of course also been cancelled, she can't get in and i can't get out. It's just a very weird time at the moment. Good luck and see you soon in Thailand.

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