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Application for 60 day extension on multi-entry NON-O (effective 26th September)

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Yes, another visa amnesty thread, sorry about this. Anyway, I’ve read that it’s possible and has been advised that we apply for extensions before the 26th September deadline so as to avoid queues at immigration offices. In theory, I still have the option to receive a 60 day extension on my non-o multi as I have not yet done. Does anyone know of any first hand reports of such a 60 day extension (effective from 27th September) being issued yet, and if so which office? It’s just that as 26th September looms closer, I’m worrying about the local IO misinterpreting the rules and throwing my life into further chaos.

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I can recall one report of a person getting an extension that did not start until September 27th.

It is a little early to be expecting reports of people doing them now.

Officially the new extension did not start until August 1st.

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6 minutes ago, sandyf said:

You are quite right to worry about interpretation, but who has got it wrong.

I went to immigration yesterday on the same basis as suggested in the OP but was told I could not submit application for 60 day extension as it was more than 60 days since my permission to stay had expired. I brought up the announcement about extensions being dated from the 27th and was told that would only apply to 30 day extensions based on medical or letter from the embassy.

You are also right to be concerned about income deposits. When I asked if it would be 2 or 3 transfers for the extension based on income, I was told 12 deposits. I said i thought only 2 or 3 for first extension and she just pointed to a previous 12 month extension in my passport.

At SiSaKet IO they confirmed to an applicant with a Non Imm O-A Visa and expired permission to stay, that he can apply till 26 September for the 60-day extension of stay and that it will be provided with start-date 27 September. 

He needs the time as he only has a Village Marriage, and will thus have to arrange his official thai marriage in the coming weeks.  That 60-day extension will then provide him again with more time, so that he can meet the 2-month seasoning for his financial funds (which he didn't start yet) required when applying for his FIRST 1-year extension of stay based on that Non Imm O-A Visa.

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So, it might - as ubonjoe says - be early days yet, but already we have confusion and dispute about what the rules are. Is anyone surprised?

 

9 minutes ago, sandyf said:

was told I could not submit application for 60 day extension as it was more than 60 days since my permission to stay had expired.

I thought our permission to stay had automatically been extended by the amnesty to 31st July and then to 26th September. Therefore, permission to stay has not expired. Is this yet another case of an IO not knowing or not wanting to implement their own rules?

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Do we have to show 400,000 baht for the 60-extension on a non 'O' ?...I've always done border runs for the 90,obviously circumstances have changed.

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1 minute ago, HaleySabai said:

Do we have to show 400,000 baht for the 60-extension on a non 'O' ?...I've always done border runs for the 90,obviously circumstances have changed.

No, only for the 1-year as far as I am aware.

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9 minutes ago, Peter Denis said:

At SiSaKet IO they confirmed to an applicant with a Non Imm O-A Visa and expired permission to stay, that he can apply till 26 September for the 60-day extension of stay and that it will be provided with start-date 27 September. 

He needs the time as he only has a Village Marriage, and will thus have to arrange his official thai marriage in the coming weeks.  That 60-day extension will then provide him again with more time, so that he can meet the 2-month seasoning for his financial funds (which he didn't start yet) required when applying for his FIRST 1-year extension of stay based on that Non Imm O-A Visa.

I do not live in Sisaket. It is up to people to check the local requirements rather than rely on what gets posted here.

At the end of the day applications have to be accepted and a stamp put in the passport.

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4 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

I thought our permission to stay had automatically been extended by the amnesty to 31st July and then to 26th September. Therefore, permission to stay has not expired. Is this yet another case of an IO not knowing or not wanting to implement their own rules?

Perhaps confusion in definition. 'Permission to stay' is related to one's personal visa,no?....and of course 'Amnesty' is the granted grace period from the Gov.

In my case, my non O expires Aug.26....should I get the 60-day extension before that date or ride it into Sept. past the expiration date?   Sounds great if the 60-day will be post-dated to end of Sept.

I too in the same boat as the IO, need that 2months past extension to shore up the 400,000 for the 1yr.......oh ya, gotta open a bank account too - Chow!

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11 minutes ago, HaleySabai said:

In my case, my non O expires Aug.26....should I get the 60-day extension before that date or ride it into Sept. past the expiration date?   Sounds great if the 60-day will be post-dated to end of Sept.

You non-o visas expiration date means nothing now since you are already in the country. It is only the last day you can use it to get a new 90 day entry.

Only your last permit to stay from an entry counts now plus the "automatic extension" under the amnesty.

Put your money in the bank and apply for the 60 day extension in September. By then all the immigration offices may be fully aware of what can be done.

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20 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

So, it might - as ubonjoe says - be early days yet, but already we have confusion and dispute about what the rules are. Is anyone surprised?

 

I thought our permission to stay had automatically been extended by the amnesty to 31st July and then to 26th September. Therefore, permission to stay has not expired. Is this yet another case of an IO not knowing or not wanting to implement their own rules?

You have obviously misunderstood the amnesty. Nobody has had their permission to stay extended unless they have been to immigration and got a new stamp. The amnesty is on "penalty", people are being allowed to remain without being penalised for doing so, a subtle difference.

My visit to immigration came about because DLT refused to make an appointment for driving licence renewal because I had no valid stamp.

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42 minutes ago, HaleySabai said:

Do we have to show 400,000 baht for the 60-extension on a non 'O' ?...I've always done border runs for the 90,obviously circumstances have changed.

No need to prove any financials when applying for the 60-day extension of stay for reason of visiting your thai wife or thai dependant child.

Just the regular fee for handling an extension of stay > 1.900 THB.

Attached the requirements for such application below.

 

The 60-day extension of stay can be done for ANY type of entry or extension of stay.

See excerpt from police order 327/2557, and note that it does not mention Visa type.

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When you apply for the 60-day extension of stay for reason of visiting your Thai wife, she will have to be with you when you apply and has to bring her ID-card and a copy of it.  You will also need to bring the house-book (as well as a copy of it) from the place where you and your Thai wife are staying.

To prove you are still married, you need to bring the original Kor Ror 3 (Thai marriage certificate) as well as a copy of it. And most offices will also want a recent printout (not older than 1 week) of your Kor Ror 2 (certificate of Thai marriage registration), which can be requested at any Amphoe and will be issued on the spot (cost between 5 and 20 THB).

You will also need a completed TM7 form with a 4 X 6 cm photo attached, as well as copies of your passport photo page, Visa sticker, entry stamp (with permission to stay date) and your TM6 departure card.

 

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