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can i apply for retirement visa under my current status which is amnesty visa?

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can i apply for retirement visa under my current status which is amnesty visa?

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You  should be able to.  Some visa agent will ask you to give them 2 weeks to 20 data before your visa expire which is July 31 if the amnesty is not extended.  Cost for retirement or non immigration O is from 22,000 to 30,000.  It may depend on your specific situation to some extend

 

some agent just need a couple of days before the visa expiration date.

 

Good luck.

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What visa did you use to enter the country that allowed your current permit to stay that has been "automatically extended" under the amnesty.

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7 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

What visa did you use to enter the country that allowed your current permit to stay that has been "automatically extended" under the amnesty.

hi i used tourist visa

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Interested in this too.. Hearing both sides from different places. Some say you can go ask for an extension of stay, others saying that once the permission expired, then you are no longer able to do it on the overstay amnesty. 

 

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OK..I just got back from Immigration Office in Kalasin.. the good news is... YES.. anyone on visa extension (Amnesty) to the end of July can apply for change to Non O visa without leaving Thailand 🙂 ..  After July 31st you would have to leave the country..  90 day extension given.. time enough to season the 400K if you act quickly.. Good luck...

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On 7/11/2020 at 10:03 PM, JohnBZ said:

You  should be able to.  Some visa agent will ask you to give them 2 weeks to 20 data before your visa expire which is July 31 if the amnesty is not extended.  Cost for retirement or non immigration O is from 22,000 to 30,000.  It may depend on your specific situation to some extend

 

some agent just need a couple of days before the visa expiration date.

 

Good luck.

Why use an agent? Please tell! 

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1 hour ago, Laza 45 said:

OK..I just got back from Immigration Office in Kalasin.. the good news is... YES.. anyone on visa extension (Amnesty) to the end of July can apply for change to Non O visa without leaving Thailand 🙂 ..  After July 31st you would have to leave the country..  90 day extension given.. time enough to season the 400K if you act quickly.. Good luck...

Thanks for confirming that at the Kalasin IO, an application for a 90-day Non O Visa will be accepted, even if your current permission to stay expired and you are now already on the Amnesty-extension.

Two questions:

- I presume the above is also applicable when applying for a 1-year extension - can you confirm that?

- When applying for that new Non Imm O or for the 1-year extension, would Kalasin IO do this from date of application, or would they 'back-date' it from the date your permission to stay expired?

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Firstly, there's no such thing as a "retirement visa".  What you need is an extension on a non-tourist visa based on retirement.

You need to be over 50 and have 800,000 in a Thai bank, or a proven 65,000 a month remitted to Thailand, for 2 months before applying for that extension.

Apply for a Non-O visa.

When you get it, apply for a 3 month extension.

During that 3 months, as soon as you have had your money in the bank for 3 months, apply for your retirement extension.

 

Agents do make things easier, but aren't necessary.  It depends if you want to spend money with an agent, or time to do it yourself.  One advantage though is that immigration staff won't find niggly reasons to deny your application if it comes via an agent.  Up to youuuu.

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On 7/11/2020 at 10:03 PM, JohnBZ said:

You  should be able to.  Some visa agent will ask you to give them 2 weeks to 20 data before your visa expire which is July 31 if the amnesty is not extended.  Cost for retirement or non immigration O is from 22,000 to 30,000.  It may depend on your specific situation to some extend

 

some agent just need a couple of days before the visa expiration date.

 

Good luck.

The cost of a retirement extension is 1,900 Baht.

You don't need an agent.

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19 minutes ago, DefaultName said:

During that 3 months, as soon as you have had your money in the bank for 3 months, apply for your retirement extension.

There are couple offices that require 3 months the rest require 2 months prior to application.

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37 minutes ago, DefaultName said:

Firstly, there's no such thing as a "retirement visa".  What you need is an extension on a non-tourist visa based on retirement.

You need to be over 50 and have 800,000 in a Thai bank, or a proven 65,000 a month remitted to Thailand, for 2 months before applying for that extension.

Apply for a Non-O visa.

When you get it, apply for a 3 month extension.

During that 3 months, as soon as you have had your money in the bank for 3 months, apply for your retirement extension.

 

Agents do make things easier, but aren't necessary.  It depends if you want to spend money with an agent, or time to do it yourself.  One advantage though is that immigration staff won't find niggly reasons to deny your application if it comes via an agent.  Up to youuuu.

Once you have the 90-day Non Imm O Visa, in the last month of those 90 days you can apply for the 1-year extension of stay.

The bank-balance check after being 3 months in the 1-year extension of stay is only required at some rogue offices like Jomtien, SriRacha, UdonThani, PathumThani and maybe a couple more.  At the majority of thai IOs such a bank-balance check is not required.

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42 minutes ago, Malawi said:

The cost of a retirement extension is 1,900 Baht.

You don't need an agent.

Yes, correct.

EVERY application for an extension of stay costs 1.900 THB.

Be it for 30-days, 60-days or 1-year, and irrespective of the reason for that extension.

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this is a quick question, didn't want to make another post about it, can one use any immigration they want to appy for a 1 years extension on married, i live in bangkok but currently staying in phuket relative vacation home, not planning to come back to bangkok anytime soon, can i use phuket immigration to do you 1 years extension

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On 7/12/2020 at 2:36 PM, cobyco said:

hi i used tourist visa

You must apply for a non-O visa for 3 months first based on retirement, and then extend by one year after that if you meet the financial requirement.

 

 

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