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Hi,

 

In 2 years, i need to move from Thailand elite to Retirement visa .

 

 

I want to ask :

 

 

I need to leave Thailand or i can doing it with some agent here  ?

 

Need the Police Check ? 

 

Need Covid insurance or other kind of insurance ?

 

 

Thank you

 

 

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You cannot change a Thai Elite visa entry to a 90 day non-o visa based upon qualifying for a extension of stay based upon retirement. It can only be done with a visa exempt or tourist visa entry.

A extension of stay based upon retirement does not require a police clearance, insurance or a medical certificate. Those are only required to a apply for a OA or OX visa at a embassy or official Thai consulate in your home country.

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42 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You cannot change a Thai Elite visa entry to a 90 day non-o visa based upon qualifying for a extension of stay based upon retirement. It can only be done with a visa exempt or tourist visa entry.

A extension of stay based upon retirement does not require a police clearance, insurance or a medical certificate. Those are only required to a apply for a OA or OX visa at a embassy or official Thai consulate in your home country.

So he need to leave the country, or take the risk of using a visa agent? 

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56 minutes ago, Tagged said:

So he need to leave the country, or take the risk of using a visa agent? 

Leave and re-enter the country is the best option. Either a visa exempt entry or with a tourist visa or even better a single entry non-o visa from a nearby embassy or consulate.

A agent probably would not be able to do it either.

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Don't go to agent. You can do it yourself. Prepare well. Ask immigration what documents to show and how many copies of each. Easy peasy. You get used to it. Agents are a pain in the ads. They ask a lot of money for easy jobs. Don't wait for their turn, pay of officials. No respect for them.

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I guess the best thing is to go to your emigration and make a direct request, they are useally very helpful and direct when you arrive at their office. I have recieved good information at this forums when it comes to convert visas, but when I arrive at my local imigration, there is something missing, or I have a bounch of documents they do not need.   

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3 minutes ago, Tagged said:

I guess the best thing is to go to your emigration and make a direct request, they are useally very helpful and direct when you arrive at their office.

Immigration would tell him the same thing that I wrote. This from the requirements to apply for a non-o visa at immigration.

 

"1.1 FormTM.86 for the foreigner, who has Tourist or Transit Visa and want to applies for a change of type of visa (from Tourist Visa or Transit Visa to Non-Immigrant Visa); or

1.2 FormTM.87 for the foreigner, who enters the kingdom of Thailand without visa, but is allowed to stay in the kingdom with a permit of stay for a period of 15 days, 30 days, 90 days and want to applies for non-immigrant visa."

 

A Thai Elite visa is neither of the above.

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