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Divorce when you're on a marriage extension

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I've just had the Labour Department ask for my marriage certificate and wife's ID for my work permit, the first time in 28 years. I'm on a Non-O which wasn't based on marriage because I got that visa in 1992 and didn't have a legal marriage until 2005.  I'm getting divorced shortly so I'm wondering if I'm going to run into problems next year.

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I was just shocked to hear that if you end up getting divorced, they want you out of the country immediately!

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28 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

A total stranger starts talking about his divorce...

Best people to talk with, as long as they don't know your name or address.

A bit like posting on ThaiVISA.

 

Best advice to the German, don't divorce her, what's the rush?

Let your extension run out first, or maybe even renew.

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If he has children here he can get an extension of stay based on that. Correct me if I'm off on terminology Joe.

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28 minutes ago, SteveK said:

 

I was just shocked to hear that if you end up getting divorced, they want you out of the country immediately!

Why should you surprised since you signed the acknowledgement of the terms and conditions for the extension when you applied for it

 

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They don't expect you to leave on the same day and as I wrote a divorce does not happen overnight. You have time to leave the country to get a visa and etc or apply for a different extension. I have suggested to people getting a divorce to go to a nearby consulate to apply for a multiple entry non-o visa before it happens that would remain valid after the divorce.

 

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37 minutes ago, fredwiggy said:

If he has children here he can get an extension of stay based on that. Correct me if I'm off on terminology Joe.

Yes he could but he would have to at least have joint custody of his child from the divorce.

Even applying for a 60 day extension to visit them would be possible if more time was needed.

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15 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

They don't expect you to leave on the same day and as I wrote a divorce does not happen overnight. You have time to leave the country to get a visa and etc or apply for a different extension. I have suggested to people getting a divorce to go to a nearby consulate to apply for a multiple entry non-o visa before it happens that would remain valid after the divorce.

 

In Thailand the divorce happens when you sign the papers at the amphur office, so it effectively is overnight.

 

Then they want to boot you out? Felt a bit sorry for the guy.

 

 

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9 hours ago, SteveK said:

We got talking and he told me that he was getting divorced from his Thai wife and that meant that he had to leave the country the same day! Please tell me this is not true.

if he goes to amphur in a no contest divorce, then YES, unless he goes to immigration to give him 7 days for 1900 baht, normally...but with amensty ...

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