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Extension of Stay Based Upon Marriage Done Today Here In Ubon

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Did my first one 8 days ago in Cap Choeng. Had the house visit today. 
 

Only thing they asked for that I didn’t have was 4 pictures of me and the wife literally pointing at our bedroom, living room, kitchen, and mailbox. We were standing there but no, you’ve got to literally point at it. 
 

House visit wasn’t bad. 40 minutes at the kitchen table. We had 2 witnesses. 
 

I got an under consideration stamp for what appears to be 6 weeks when I applied. Is that normal?

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2 minutes ago, Mama Noodle said:

I got an under consideration stamp for what appears to be 6 weeks when I applied. Is that normal?

Yes it is normal here in Issan. The start the 30 days from when you current extension or permit to stay ends.

Mine is about 6 weeks from today since I did mine about 13 days early.

No complaints about my photos.

Also no home visit for me since this is my 13th one.

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This year I'm switching from my O-A Retirement extension of stay to an O-A Marriage extension of stay.  Will do this at CW/Bangkok immigration.   Wanted to do a border run to kill off the O-A and then start the process to switch to a Non-O within Thailand....but hey, COVID blew that plan out of the water.

 

Anyway, just to reconfirm, on the day you apply for your marriage extension of stay that date will be the start date of your extension upon extension final approval with the end date one year later.   It's not based on the end of the under consideration period.  Correct?

 

And then next year to renew the marriage extension if I apply say 13 days early for renewal then I lose 13 days off the current extension since it's not like renewing a retirement extension of stay where if you apply for renewal early you don't lose any time.  Correct?

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6 minutes ago, Pib said:

Anyway, just to reconfirm, on the day you apply for your marriage extension of stay that date will be the start date of your extension upon extension final approval with the end date one year later.   It's not based on the end of the under consideration period.  Correct?

No

It will normally start when the current extension ends. At the end of the under consideration period they will do the one year extension stamp backdated to when your extension ends.

But when you change the reason for your extension from retirement to marriage they will start it on the day you apply. When doing a change they consider your current extension as being canceled when you do it.

 

6 minutes ago, Pib said:

And then next year to renew the marriage extension if I apply say 13 days early for renewal then I lose 13 days off the current extension since it's not like renewing a retirement extension of stay where if you apply for renewal early you don't lose any time.  Correct?

No

You can still do your extension up to 45 day early and you will lose no days. There is no difference between the 2 types of extension other than the under consideration period. At CW they start the under consideration period on the day you apply.

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ubonjoe,

   Wow....thanks for the clarification....that good news to my ears.  Somehow over the last dozen years of only doing renewal of my retirement extension of stay I got it in my head for a marriage extension of stay you lose time if you renew early each year.  Example,  apply for renewal 10 days early and your new extension starts from that date after all the under consideration/approval period.  And if doing that year after year your extension date keeps moving backwards.      

 

   One more question if I could...it regards the pictures.  I know I need one showing me and the wife pointing/standing in front of our house number/address.  But what do the remaining pictures need to be?  Us setting on our bed, standing in front of our clothes closet, standing in the kitchen, etc.  Thanks.

 

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11 minutes ago, Pib said:

 One more question if I could...it regards the pictures.  I know I need one showing me and the wife pointing/standing in front of our house number/address.  But what do the remaining pictures need to be?  Us setting on our bed, standing in front of our clothes closet, standing in the kitchen, etc. 

Not sure pointing is required in Bangkok. Just both of you and your wife with the house number shown.

I do one photo showing the mail box with the house number on it with my family in it.  And one from the street showing the house.

And one with my wife and I sitting on the bed and another one of us sitting on the sofa together. Both show some the room we are in.

You might want to do a few more in the house since I am not sure exactly what CW want.

 

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I always have 2 pictures in front of my condo (So you can see the room number) and 2 pictures in the living room.
There was never a complain that there have to be a specific picture in bedroom or something!
I do my extensions in CW Bangkok. But I do the pictures on different days, so we were different clothes!

Ohhh, I print all 4 pictures on 1 A4 side. And the last few times it was accepted.

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Hope this is not off topic, mod if it is please move to the correct place. I'm in the process of getting divorce and my NON-O base on marriage visa will be cancelled. Have a kid, and went to Imm to understand what has to be done; was told, to switch, to parent of a Thai National, they need, the Divorce Certificate, and the court order to see who has custody, and everything else as the marriage visa extension, with the addition of, child school address, letter & photos.  

I will like to know what are the requirements of the Elite 5 Yrs Visa, and what are the Pros & Cons of this visa, instead of Parent of a Thai National. I prefer this route, if I do not have to go each year to renew this Elite Visa.

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1 hour ago, node said:

I will like to know what are the requirements of the Elite 5 Yrs Visa, and what are the Pros & Cons of this visa, instead of Parent of a Thai National. I prefer this route, if I do not have to go each year to renew this Elite Visa.

I am not aware of any cons for the Thai Elite visa other than the cost of it.

The visa is valid for 5 years and allows unlimited one year entries to the country. No need to apply for a extension unless you do not leave and re-enter the country for a year.

Info about them is here. https://www.thailandelite.com/#/

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Photo requirements always seem to change at Jomtien. Last year put 4 on one a4 and was told Max 2 per a4. This year gave them 6 each on individual a4 and they gave back the kitchen one and kept a historic one with son and dog. They did like an additional one showing street. Last year wanted proof of source of funds. This year didn't want anything.

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19 hours ago, Pib said:

One more question if I could...it regards the pictures.  I know I need one showing me and the wife pointing/standing in front of our house number/address.  But what do the remaining pictures need to be?  Us setting on our bed, standing in front of our clothes closet, standing in the kitchen, etc.  Thanks.

It can vary slightly from office to office.

One outside the house with a clearly visible number.

Another outside the house clearly showing a full frontal view of the property.

One sat in the lounge.

One sat on the bed, is what I always supply.

 

Two photo's per A4 sheet.

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6 minutes ago, Tanoshi said:

Slight disagreement with UJ.

I guess you missed this in my post.

 

19 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

But when you change the reason for your extension from retirement to marriage they will start it on the day you apply. When doing a change they consider your current extension as being canceled when you do it.

 

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