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Asking this for a friend who is doing a 1 year retirement renewal using monthly pension (60k + difference in bank) from overseas with Embassy letter. The documents are all okay but Immigration asked for 1 year bank statements. Last year they asked only for 2 months bank statements. The bank said it takes 7-10 days to get them done but the visa is expiring in 3 days. What to do? Is there any sort of temporary extension to get while waiting for the bank statements?

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Having stumbled into the '12 months of Bank statements' at my last renewal I now enter all incoming payments onto an XL spreadsheet each month which can automatically be totaled up when I next apply. 

Just download the mobile banking app, you can get a 1 year sytatement in minutes..

Not acceptable. Needs to have banks official stamp

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They are wanting proof this year that full the full amount of the money in the bank stayed in the bank for 3 months and then half of it for the remainder of the year.

Apparently that is Bangkok Bank since they are the only one needing a week to get them as far as I know. If it is Bangkok Bank and he is near Bangkok he could go the to the main office on Silom Road and get it while he waits.

There is no extension he can apply for. But there would be no overstay fine until after the 31st. But he needs to talk to the office where he is applying about doing his extension a few days late.

 

 

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They probably also require evidence of regular monthly pension transfers (1 per calendar month) into his Thai account as part of the "combo" method. I use the 65k monthly income method for my retirement extension applications in its entirety, and what I do is to obtain Bangkok Bank statements over the counter (with no waiting period) every 6 months for this purpose. While these have proved acceptable in the case of my immigration office (Rayong), I would strongly advise your pal to check with his office whether 6-monthly statements would also be acceptable in their case (as part of a conversation with them about the possibility of delaying his retirement extension application) should he be minded to follow suit.

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5 minutes ago, OJAS said:

They probably also require evidence of regular monthly pension transfers (1 per calendar month) into his Thai account as part of the "combo" method.

That is not needed since he has proof from his embassy.

 

9 hours ago, patrickl said:

Asking this for a friend who is doing a 1 year retirement renewal using monthly pension (60k + difference in bank) from overseas with Embassy letter.

 

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Is Jomtien immigration requiring this?

 

800K baht account based extension.

Bank book copies going back over a year.

 

If so can Siam Commercial Bank provide this on the spot?

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4 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

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Apparently that is Bangkok Bank since they are the only one needing a week to get them as far as I know. If it is Bangkok Bank and he is near Bangkok he could go the to the main office on Silom Road and get it while he waits.

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Joe…. Normally your spot on with your advice/information, but sorry to advise you that on this occasion the part of your statement which I have highlighted above is not correct.

 

Bangkok bank HQ (on the Silom Road in Bangkok) are not able to issue a statement covering the past years transaction while you wait.  Like their branches, you must order the statement and then collect it, which in the case of HQ is two days later - cost 200 THB.

 

I have a foreign deposit account and a standard THB savings account registered with Bangkok bank’s HQ.  Last year for my extension of stay I requested the past year’s statement for my foreign deposit account in order to show transfer of funds from overseas.  I was surprised that they could not produce the statement there and then, it had to be ordered and the request sent to another department within HQ to be process.  I had to collect it two days later.

 

As someone has already pointed out, Bangkok bank HQ can produce a statement covering the previous six months while you wait – cost 100 THB.  So, for this year’s renewal I obtained two statements, one six months before the extension renewal date and a second statement covering the previous six months a couple of weeks before I submitted my renewal of extension.  My local immigration office (Nakhon Pathom) accepted the two statements without any questions.

 

There is an alternative for those who have a foreign deposit account with Bangkok bank HQ.  If you have signed up for notification of deposit of funds from overseas you will receive an email from the bank confirming receipt of transferred funds.  Attached to the email there is a pdf copy of your credit advice note which provides all the details of the transfer.  If you save the twelve months credit advice notes and then print these out and take them to the bank (HQ), they will produce a letter/statement itemising the twelve transaction which is also accepted by my local immigration office – cost 200 THB.

 

FYI – Bangkok bank HQ will also provide you with a letter for immigration confirming the account holder’s details and balance at that date – cost 100 THB.

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17 minutes ago, 007 RED said:

Bangkok bank HQ (on the Silom Road in Bangkok) are not able to issue a statement covering the past years transaction while you wait.  Like their branches, you must order the statement and then collect it, which in the case of HQ is two days later - cost 200 THB.

I can recall somebody stating they got one quickly. Two days is still be better than a week or more in the OP"s case.

 

20 minutes ago, 007 RED said:

There is an alternative for those who have a foreign deposit account with Bangkok bank HQ.  If you have signed up for notification of deposit of funds from overseas you will receive an email from the bank confirming receipt of transferred funds.

He is not doing transfers to prove his income. He needs the statement to prove his money in the bank never went below the required amount since his last extension.

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I got a six month statement at my local Bang Yai, Nonthaburi branch in about 10 minutes. Next year however, I will go to Silom a week early to get my twelve month. Too many variables. You almost really need a 12 month + to include both last year's application month and this year's latest. I'm guessing you can ask for 13 months ?

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9 minutes ago, tonray said:

I'm guessing you can ask for 13 months ?

Yes you can.

I use the income option but the 13 months don't help me due to the week delay puts me closer to my extension ending date than I feel comfortable with. I get the one year statement the month before and then a one month statement to show my transfer for the month I apply,

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IME. CW  - ext stay/ret/inc. - asked for copies, and the originals, of my BBL passbooks for the previous 12 months. (I did have two sets of six-month statements in hand, not asked for.) The originals were returned with my passport.

 

I guess I would see if passbooks will be sufficient, assuming the "friend" has them.

 

 

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My experience with BBK bank is that it depends on the branch.  I don't need a letter confirming annual deposits but the main branch in Buriram will produce a letter on the day confirming my foreign account (at head office) balance on the day.  Yes, the usual 100 baht charge applies.  I have had less happy experiences with other branches, other towns,  in the past.

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I happen to transfer my multiple pensions twice a month roughly in equal amounts so I don't get caught out with sudden exchange rate fluctuations. Do Immigration offices allow that?

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