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15 hours ago, nightfox said:

Anybody know what the going rate for extending a Non O visa based on marriage for 12 months through an agent is these days?...I was quoted 40,000 bht+ from couple agents in Pattaya a few year ago. It might be a last resort for me as cant come up with the 400k requirement. 

 

I will give the 40k monthly income for 2 month a try and hope IO accepts it. If not and if the boarders don't open in the next couple months, its agent time.

exact same boat as you.

trying the 40k for 2 months method. if that does not work when i go apply at end of month im then screwed.

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14 hours ago, scoupeo said:

the only smart method is wait and do nothing until they extend again ! hard to guess, right ?

 

 

And I guess you must have a go back in time machine , if needed to do something you should have done 2 months before expiring date ? …...depending how the I.O.'s go interpret the new grace / amnesty ext. individually  

 

Your only smart method is jus a gambling method ..... but you could be a winner …..or a looser ...just like in any gambling 

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If the borders are still closed after 26 Sept, then the only way to stay in Thailand will be if you already have a Non B/O visa.  No one believes the borders for Thai Embassy will open any time soon. I already saw a statement from the US Embassy stating they will not be issuing any letters for an extension.

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Pay cash for a long term visa 555+ if not go back your country 😂

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I have heard some offers that for few tens of thousands of Bahts you will get a new Visa inside Thailand but how does that work if you go out next year and there is an used new visa in the passport without going out...

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3 hours ago, Timwin said:

I have heard some offers that for few tens of thousands of Bahts you will get a new Visa inside Thailand but how does that work if you go out next year and there is an used new visa in the passport without going out...

There is a mechanism for getting a Non Immigrant visa from immigration in Thailand, under some circumstances, which is immediately used to give you a 90-day permission to stay. It is sometimes possible without the services of an agent. An agent is not infrequently needed to smooth the way when, for some reason, you cannot 100% satisfy the official rules for the granting of the visa.

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13 hours ago, Timwin said:

I have heard some offers that for few tens of thousands of Bahts you will get a new Visa inside Thailand but how does that work if you go out next year and there is an used new visa in the passport without going out...

The only visas you can apply for inside Thailand is a non immigrant visa if you qualify for certain extensions of stay. They can only be applied for if you are on a visa exempt or tourist visa entry. As soon as the visa stamp is put in your passport they do a 90 day entry stamp and the visa is stamped as used.

Or you can apply for Thai Elite membership and get a PE visa sticker purt in it at immigration and do a one year entry stamp;.

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On 7/31/2020 at 9:45 PM, EricTh said:

Paying 25,000 baht is much easier than putting 800k in a Thai bank or take a one year Thai course.

But not easier than paying 12500-15000 to an agent I suppose if one qualifies for the 800k Retirement Ext.

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6 hours ago, jacko45k said:

But not easier than paying 12500-15000 to an agent I suppose if one qualifies for the 800k Retirement Ext.

Is that agent fee for those who have put the 800k in the bank, or those who want to get it without putting money in bank?

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22 minutes ago, JimmyJ said:

Is that agent fee for those who have put the 800k in the bank, or those who want to get it without putting money in bank?

The latter unless one is being taken advantage of.

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4 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Is that agent fee for those who have put the 800k in the bank, or those who want to get it without putting money in bank?

Get the visa without putting any money in the bank.

 

The money goes into the pocket of the agent and the immigration officer. Is it 50-50 or 90-10 split? lol

 

But if the higher up finds out, these visas are going to be invalidated.

 

I think that was what happened when Big Jok stepped in.

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What are guys on retirement visa extensions that expired doing to continue living in Thailand once the Amnesty is over?  If your retirement visa extension expired from March-Now and you needed to go to Thai Embassy to renew but now stuck in Thailand and can’t leave the country, how do you get a new Non O-A without overstay after Amnesty is up?

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7 minutes ago, acenase said:

What are guys on retirement visa extensions that expired doing to continue living in Thailand once the Amnesty is over?  If your retirement visa extension expired from March-Now and you needed to go to Thai Embassy to renew but now stuck in Thailand and can’t leave the country, how do you get a new Non O-A without overstay after Amnesty is up?

Who or what is stopping you leaving the Country?

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5 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

Is that agent fee for those who have put the 800k in the bank, or those who want to get it without putting money in bank?

You normally pay when you don't meet the requirements. I haven't heard about more than 25,000 baht (maybe someone knows), but that means you aren't close to meet the financial requirements. Maybe up to 19,000 baht goes straight to immigration. If people just need help,because they haven't got a clue how to do it, you just pay a fee to the agent. I know people who pays for having a TM30 report done, and that's easy, and even pay a small fee for the 90 days report which is free. Go figure. 

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38 minutes ago, EricTh said:

Get the visa without putting any money in the bank.

 

The money goes into the pocket of the agent and the immigration officer. Is it 50-50 or 90-10 split? lol

 

But if the higher up finds out, these visas are going to be invalidated.

 

I think that was what happened when Big Jok stepped in.

Every officer, even boss's at immigration offices knows about the money paid for extensions. It's never 50/50 more like 70/30 in immigrations favour. I was once offered 15 months for 19k, but I prefer paying 1900 baht/year and I even get a receipt. 

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