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I have got a lot of great info and help at this site which helped me prepare for my first extension of stay done on my own at CW today. So, hopefully, this account will help the next person.  

I did my extension last week at CW.   Fill in the form, copy of passport, bank passbook with copy of entry, letter from bank, done day before as was updated passbook, show map of where u liv

Just to stick my oar in, I would never give any documents that aren't required or asked for in any dealing with immigration, I personally think it's asking for trouble. If there is something unsatisfa

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Why did you provide bank statements.

All I have ever supplied is copy of pages of bankbook along with bank letter and activity on the day of application.

With appointment there is no queue #. Just go straight to L office as indicated on your confirmation email. 

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

Why did you provide bank statements.

All I have ever supplied is copy of pages of bankbook along with bank letter and activity on the day of application.

With appointment there is no queue #. Just go straight to L office as indicated on your confirmation email. 

I rarely update my bank passbook. In fact, there are about 20 entries total since I opened this account in 2018 when I have done hundreds of transactions. So, it wouldn't be  possible for someone to say from just looking at my book if I had the right balances throughout.

 

The reason I mentioned queue numbers is that a panel outside L1-32 showed queue numbers. Probably something else. I agree it doesn't make sense to give a queue number to someone with a confirmed time slot.

 

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

What 12 months of passbook/Bank statements is required? 

12 months since last application date? 

12 months to renewal date? 

12 months to new application date? 

 

Hmm, good question. For safety I would say take statements from the date of the previous application all the way to the date of the next application, which period could actually be somewhat less or more than 12 months (because you can apply  up to 45 days in advance of the extension expiry).

 

And then make sure you're 800k+ for 3 months starting the old app date and 800k+ for 2 months up to the new app date and 400k+ in between.

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6 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

What 12 months of passbook/Bank statements is required? 

12 months since last application date? 

12 months to renewal date? 

12 months to new application date? 

 

@ubonjoe is there a specific rule on this? seems a bit vague from what I've read

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

@ubonjoe is there a specific rule on this? seems a bit vague from what I've read

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But there is no specific rule for proving it

1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

12 months since last application date? 

It is to prove you kept the 800k baht for 3 months after you applied and then at least 400k baht until you apply for your next extension. It would also be proof you have had 800k baht in the bank for 2 months.

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8 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

Why did you provide bank statements.

All I have ever supplied is copy of pages of bankbook along with bank letter and activity on the day of application.

 My understanding is either is accepted. Its up to whether you want to keep updating bank book regularly showing every single transaction or get and end of year statement for 200THB. I find the statement method a lot more convenient, others don't.

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5 hours ago, homeseeker said:

No need for bank statements.

It is not that simple. I once showed my bank book at CW IO and they told me to go and get a bank statement as the book did not itemize every transaction daily.

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45 minutes ago, Hamus Yaigh said:

Why did you provide bank statements.

All I have ever supplied is copy of pages of bankbook along with bank letter and activity on the day of application.

Same here. 

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14 hours ago, Why Me said:

I have got a lot of great info and help at this site which helped me prepare for my first extension of stay done on my own at CW today. So, hopefully, this account will help the next person.

 

I made an online appointment 3 weeks ago for a 3-3:15pm slot today. The booking site is here. Mind that the email confirmation can end up in your spam folder. I arrived at CW at 2:30 and went straight to the counter (office really) L1-32 indicated in the email and stood outside the door with a couple of people already there (should I have gotten a queue number first? I don't know but it didn't matter). The IO was busy and then when she got a break came out and talked to us. She briefly looked at my folder of docs and told me to go to L1-27 for "document check". At L1-27 they looked at my stuff and gave me a few additional docs, mostly regulatory stuff like "I acknowledge there is a penalty for ..., blah, blah." I took these back near L1-32 and sat and filled them out - didn't take more than 5 mins. as it was all enter name, PP number, nationality etc.

 

The IO called me in at about 3:15, took my bunch of stuff, seemed generally okay with it as she didn't say anything, took my pic with me holding a doc under my chin, did her thing with stamps, collected my 1900b. fee and told me to wait outside. I was in her office about 15mins. After waiting outside 20 mins. another IO who was seated in the same room called me in, made me sign a couple more docs and handed me back my passport and bank book. Done.

 

Most useful info might be the docs I took with me to CW:


1. Printout of appointment confirmation email.
2. Passport with at least 1-year validity, Non Immigrant O Visa stamped inside, adequate blank pages and original TM.6 departure card and last 90-day Receipt of Notification (the two should always be with the passport).
3. Photocopies of photo page of passport, page showing visa, page showing last extension of stay and page showing last entry date into Thailand.
4. Photocopies of both sides of the TM.6.
5. Photocopy of the 90-day Receipt of Notification.
6. Completed extension of stay form, the TM.7, printed on a SINGLE SHEET front and back. Attach a 4cm x 6cm photo and write your phone number by your signature. TM.7 fillable form is available here.
7. Proof of funds:
NOTE: 800k must be held for 2 months before application, 3 months after, and at least 400k rest of the year.
a. Bank letter (certifying you have account no. xyz with xyz bank holding xyz amount on date xyz).
b. 12 months of bank statements from/certified by the bank.
c  Updated passbook on the day of the application after a token 100b. deposit transaction. Photocopy all pages as well.
NOTE: a, b can be a couple of days before as they may take time to prepare.
NOTE: I got a, b and c done on the same day (today) morning at my local Kbank branch. Apparently, you can get them from the Kbank branch (other banks too) ground floor CW as well.
8. Proof of address: copy of rental agreement and TM.30 Notification from House-Master (applies to renters), copies of utility bills (I had 3BB and AIS) and map/pic of residence (Google maps will do).
9. Application fee of 1,900b.
10. The additional regulatory forms (given me at "document check") are easy to fill so no need to prepare before though I believe they are available online.
NOTE: Sign all photocopy pages in blue ink.

 

Reentry permit? You can go get one at CW right after the extension of stay is approved but I didn't see the point of doing that today as it's not clear how much of the 1-year validity will be eaten up by the virus. In any case, from my notes what you need for the RE permit are:

1. Same as 2 and 3 above.

2. Completed form, the TM.8, printed on a SINGLE SHEET front and back. Attach a 4cm x 6cm photo and write your phone number by your signature. TM.8 fillable form is available here.

3. Application fee of ฿1,000/single and ฿3,800/multiple.

 

Presumably the absence of any reference to the mandatory health insurance requirement means that your original visa was of the non-O variety?

 

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1 hour ago, Hamus Yaigh said:

 My understanding is either is accepted. Its up to whether you want to keep updating bank book regularly showing every single transaction or get and end of year statement for 200THB. I find the statement method a lot more convenient, others don't.

With Bkk Bank, and others I believe, if you do not update your bankbook every 20 transactions or once a month, you get a combined entry, which will not show a foreign tansfer, FTT,  if you are using that method.

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Renewing our retirement has always been a nightmare and it will get even worse with more and more requirements. The next step is to be Covid-free.

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