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We were there at 4.30am this morning, third in the queue. The first one there was a young boy who was representing the visa agents, he said he had three passports to deal with, but when the time came he was replaced by a woman who only had one customer with her, so as number 3 We were done by 10.15 and have been told to return after 1.30pm to collect my passport. If I am in and out in ten minutes I will be a very happy chappie, but I doubt that will happen.

From what I observed 90 days and re-entry desks were running smoothly and they were getting through the numbers very swiftly.

But what pissed me off was that the ONE woman doing retirement extensions did not actually start processing any until well after 9am, she was there from 8.30, just doing nothing but talking on her mobile!!It also appears that some people still had internet appointments as one was called before me, so I can only imagine that these had been booked a long time ago?

Good report Thai Pauly.

Did they distribute all 20 retirement queue tickets today?

Did you happen to note what queue number went to people who showed up at, say, 7:30 am or even 8:15 am?

And yes, it still has been less than 100 days since they took down the on-line queue, so there are people with on-line appointments to be processed.

I was also there today for a retirement extension, and had a 1:30 pm appointment. I was finished around 1:50, but had to wait to get my passport back at 4:30 pm. Like earlier years I wasn't asked for proof of address.

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well pauly looks like the agents did not like it that i beat them all out tuesday . they where surprised i was there already , we came in the back entrance . i guess the security guard would not let them in until 5 30 am. they did ask what way we came in .

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We were there at 4.30am this morning, third in the queue. The first one there was a young boy who was representing the visa agents, he said he had three passports to deal with, but when the time came he was replaced by a woman who only had one customer with her, so as number 3 We were done by 10.15 and have been told to return after 1.30pm to collect my passport. If I am in and out in ten minutes I will be a very happy chappie, but I doubt that will happen.

From what I observed 90 days and re-entry desks were running smoothly and they were getting through the numbers very swiftly.

But what pissed me off was that the ONE woman doing retirement extensions did not actually start processing any until well after 9am, she was there from 8.30, just doing nothing but talking on her mobile!!It also appears that some people still had internet appointments as one was called before me, so I can only imagine that these had been booked a long time ago?

Good report Thai Pauly.

Did they distribute all 20 retirement queue tickets today?

Did you happen to note what queue number went to people who showed up at, say, 7:30 am or even 8:15 am?

And yes, it still has been less than 100 days since they took down the on-line queue, so there are people with on-line appointments to be processed.

I was also there today for a retirement extension, and had a 1:30 pm appointment. I was finished around 1:50, but had to wait to get my passport back at 4:30 pm. Like earlier years I wasn't asked for proof of address.

Sophon

well pauly looks like the agents did not like it that i beat them all out tuesday . they where surprised i was there already , we came in the back entrance . i guess the security guard would not let them in until 5 30 am. they did ask what way we came in .

It appears that the agents put their "beach towels" on the chairs to secure a position even if they are not there until tickets are issued.

Anyone tried putting their own "beach towel" on a chair(s) at close of business of Promenada 9.30pm? They may not be there next morning though I would guess.

No, I am not going to try.

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In Singapore they just use these small tissue paper packs to reserve a table. Try that, not really a loss biggrin.png

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We were there at 4.30am this morning, third in the queue. The first one there was a young boy who was representing the visa agents, he said he had three passports to deal with, but when the time came he was replaced by a woman who only had one customer with her, so as number 3 We were done by 10.15 and have been told to return after 1.30pm to collect my passport. If I am in and out in ten minutes I will be a very happy chappie, but I doubt that will happen.

From what I observed 90 days and re-entry desks were running smoothly and they were getting through the numbers very swiftly.

But what pissed me off was that the ONE woman doing retirement extensions did not actually start processing any until well after 9am, she was there from 8.30, just doing nothing but talking on her mobile!!It also appears that some people still had internet appointments as one was called before me, so I can only imagine that these had been booked a long time ago?

I was also there today for a retirement extension, and had a 1:30 pm appointment. I was finished around 1:50, but had to wait to get my passport back at 4:30 pm. Like earlier years I wasn't asked for proof of address.

Sophon

well pauly looks like the agents did not like it that i beat them all out tuesday . they where surprised i was there already , we came in the back entrance . i guess the security guard would not let them in until 5 30 am. they did ask what way we came in .

It appears that the agents put their "beach towels" on the chairs to secure a position even if they are not there until tickets are issued.

Anyone tried putting their own "beach towel" on a chair(s) at close of business of Promenada 9.30pm? They may not be there next morning though I would guess.

No, I am not going to try.

I am not normally a thief but there are times where it is justified.

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Presumably, when the last of the online appointments has been processed, which should be in a few weeks time, they will be able to issue 30 tickets for retirement extensions.

Presumably? I wouldn`t hold your breath if I were you, but nice to keep it optimistic.

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Retirement extension for 65K month option group: bankbook and copy of same and letter from bank:

I know someone, dealing with an agent , did not need to prepare any of these three. ...... Is this procedure general at CNX

for everybody in this group, or just for clients of some agents?

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Retirement extension for 65K month option group: bankbook and copy of same and letter from bank:

I know someone, dealing with an agent , did not need to prepare any of these three. ...... Is this procedure general at CNX

for everybody in this group, or just for clients of some agents?

It seems to me these 3 requirements are unnecesary, unless on is going with the 888

0K option.

But I have alway met this requirements, simply showing as little sometimes as 2k Bhat.

Perhaps in this case, Immig. simply wants to know one has a bank account.

Would like to drop preparing these 3 itms if not needed.

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Retirement extension for 65K month option group: bankbook and copy of same and letter from bank:

I know someone, dealing with an agent , did not need to prepare any of these three. ...... Is this procedure general at CNX

for everybody in this group, or just for clients of some agents?

The requirements for the marriage extension are much more less. Doesn't matter who your agent is.

If you have the prof of income you do not need the bank statement. If you have the proper bank statements you d not need the proof of income. Some one is jerking you off.

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Hi,

I have a 1 year non imm O visa from Penang and when I arrived in Chiang Mai in Oct I was stamped in until Jan. There is no other paperwork in my passport other than the TM7. Does this mean I have to leave the country every 90 days or can I change it to a 90 day reporting visa.

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Retirement extension for 65K month option group: bankbook and copy of same and letter from bank:

I know someone, dealing with an agent , did not need to prepare any of these three. ...... Is this procedure general at CNX

for everybody in this group, or just for clients of some agents?

The requirements for the marriage extension are much more less. Doesn't matter who your agent is.

If you have the prof of income you do not need the bank statement. If you have the proper bank statements you d not need the proof of income. Some one is jerking you off.

If you are doing your retirement extension based in income of 65K baht per month, you need a letter of confirmation from your Embassy. You need to provide the Embassy with confirmation of your income from your provider.

Immigration do not normallyy require to see the confirmation of income from your provider, or bank statements, or a letter from your bank, however, they may, in some circumstances ask to see them. so have them with you just in case.

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Hi,

I have a 1 year non imm O visa from Penang and when I arrived in Chiang Mai in Oct I was stamped in until Jan. There is no other paperwork in my passport other than the TM7. Does this mean I have to leave the country every 90 days or can I change it to a 90 day reporting visa.

Russ, if you have a one-year multi-entry O visa from Penang, then you need to leave the country every 90 days.

You can change it into one where you don't have to leave the country if you qualify for a one-year extension of stay based on marriage or retirement. Do you? Both have financial requirements.

In the case of marriage to a Thai lady, you need to show an income of 40,000 baht/month or an account in a Thai bank over 400,000 baht, solely in your name.

In the case of retirement, you have to be over age 50, you an income of over 65,000 baht/month, or an account in a Thai bank over 800,000 baht, solely in your name or a combination. No combo allowed in marriage applications.

The money in the bank has to be "aged" -- 60 days for the first extension application, 90 days for subsequent applications.

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I have both a marriage certificate and I will have more then B800,000 in the bank when I return in January.

When is the best time to change over as I already have plans to leave the country in January for a few days.

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I have both a marriage certificate and I will have more then B800,000 in the bank when I return in January.

When is the best time to change over as I already have plans to leave the country in January for a few days.

Russ, I'll send you a PM, because your question really isn't about conditions at Immigration Promenada.

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Has anyone used the G4T agency recently and has anybody ever used them to extend a tourist visa? I wouldn't want to pay 3,000 baht for a 30-day extension but was wondering if they dealt with them and if so, what the cost was.

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You don't need to use an agent to obtain a 30 day extension to a tourist visa unless you have a problem where you can't fill in a form and talk to a few people in English and stand around the Immigration office for an hour or so. Extension of a tourist visa is really quite easy to do at the Promenada Immigration office.

You can arrive just about any time before, say 2 pm, to get it done. (They're closed from 12.00 - 13.00) 10 am would probably be a good time to come.

That being said, when I've talked to G4T about their rates, they didn't mention a lower rate for extension of tourist visas. For them, it's the same amount of work to do an tourist extension vs. a retirement extension -- same form, photo, etc.

The difference is for US -- no need for proof of income with tourist extension and no long queues with people competing for a limited number of queue cards for a tourist extension.

Oh -- bring something that has has your current address, in writing -- the complete address, including street address, tambon, amphur, province. That seems to be the biggest stumbling block for people applying for a tourist extension. They don't know where they're living and I've seen Immigration officers using their smart phones to look up the address of their guest house. That's something the folks at G4T will do to earn their 3000 baht.

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