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This year they have kicked it up a cog ie place of residence - TM28/TM30

The TM28/TM30 have been required for longer than you have been extending your visa. The good news is that once they are properly filed, you can get a "yellow Book". from the Amphur. This is a painless procedure and not at all expensive. This will establish your "residence" to everyone, including the Immigration Service.

I have NEVER seen mention of TM 28/30 being required before, and NEVER had to provide such myself.

I believe that not everyone can obtain yellow book.

Yes. everyone can

You are wrong, "Thaibeachlovers" is correct..

I have tried 3 times at the Kweng in Nong Hoi without success. the head man kept moving the goal posts.

I am here on a retirement visa (extension) since 2010, have a Thai wife, we bought a house, we built a house, complied with his his requirements but they kept changing.

We saw him issuing yellow books to Farang Condo owners, helped by their selling agent, so my wife approached the agent and the head man.

He finally said that if we had children he would issue me with a yellow book...at 72 years old !!!!!!!!!!

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Every time I have applied for a retirement extension at C M I have been required to jump through new hoops, and none of the "new" requirements have been written in the information they themselves issue to clients. Seems to me that they just want to make it harder, for no real reason that I can understand, other than they don't want us to live in LOS.

How many years have you been doing your retirement extension?

I have done four and the requirements have been the same every year. Never have I felt that I was having to jump through hoops to get my stamp, it has always been completely painless.

3 First time straightforward, no extras. Second time, had to go to bank to get bankbook updated on the day, third time, had to provide proof of residence. Nowhere was it written in THEIR OWN list of requirements that such was required.

Because they invent things to ask for means that none of us knows exactly what is required when we go.

Now they apparently want TM 28 and 30. One has reported having to bring an official from their area.

Just because you have been lucky doesn't mean everyone is so fortunate.

Where did you go for yours?

I have never used the bank deposit system but even I know that your letter from the bank is supposed to match your bank book. It only makes sense. You can go in get your letter one day and the next dy tak it all out. It is just a little stp to keep you honest.

Yes the proof of residence is a hit or miss thing. I see you have been here 8 years and were asked to comply with the banking system only once and the proof of residence only once. I hardly call that changing the system and new hoops every year.

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Every time I have applied for a retirement extension at C M I have been required to jump through new hoops, and none of the "new" requirements have been written in the information they themselves issue to clients. Seems to me that they just want to make it harder, for no real reason that I can understand, other than they don't want us to live in LOS.

How many years have you been doing your retirement extension?

I have done four and the requirements have been the same every year. Never have I felt that I was having to jump through hoops to get my stamp, it has always been completely painless.

3 First time straightforward, no extras. Second time, had to go to bank to get bankbook updated on the day, third time, had to provide proof of residence. Nowhere was it written in THEIR OWN list of requirements that such was required.

Because they invent things to ask for means that none of us knows exactly what is required when we go.

Now they apparently want TM 28 and 30. One has reported having to bring an official from their area.

Just because you have been lucky doesn't mean everyone is so fortunate.

Where did you go for yours?

All done at CM Immigration near the airport....however, I use the income letter method (from British Embassy)

Hopefully everything will have been sorted out at Promenada by next June for my next extension...

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Extension of retirement visa - AIRPORT branch?

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I have never used the bank deposit system but even I know that your letter from the bank is supposed to match your bank book. It only makes sense. You can go in get your letter one day and the next dy tak it all out. It is just a little stp to keep you honest.

Yes the proof of residence is a hit or miss thing. I see you have been here 8 years and were asked to comply with the banking system only once and the proof of residence only once. I hardly call that changing the system and new hoops every year.

What if the bank gave earned income between the time of the bank letter and the Immigration appointment? What if the person got the letter one day, made his Immigration appointment the same day, then went to the bank and emptied the account? I have Thai bank books that haven't been updated in years. That does not change the balance today. I don't use those at Immigration either.

How do you know how long this person has been here?

In my opinion, asking for the bank book and the letter to match does not prove anything. How long the person has been here is not relevence on "changing the system". The system could change without that person being here - and it has.

Personally, I don't have a problem with "the system".

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Extension of retirement visa - AIRPORT branch?

Retirement Extension of stay done for four years at the Immigration Office located near Chiang Mai Airport...you remember...where we used to go before they moved to Promenada Mall...

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Extension of retirement visa - AIRPORT branch?

Retirement Extension of stay done for four years at the Immigration Office located near Chiang Mai Airport...you remember...where we used to go before they moved to Promenada Mall...

EXTREMELY SURPRISED!

But, I like it TOO much!

Have other members achieved this dream?

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Telephoned a visa agent.

You would be the only one @ Airport re O-A extension application..

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I have never used the bank deposit system but even I know that your letter from the bank is supposed to match your bank book. It only makes sense. You can go in get your letter one day and the next dy tak it all out. It is just a little stp to keep you honest.

Yes the proof of residence is a hit or miss thing. I see you have been here 8 years and were asked to comply with the banking system only once and the proof of residence only once. I hardly call that changing the system and new hoops every year.

What if the bank gave earned income between the time of the bank letter and the Immigration appointment? What if the person got the letter one day, made his Immigration appointment the same day, then went to the bank and emptied the account? I have Thai bank books that haven't been updated in years. That does not change the balance today. I don't use those at Immigration either.

How do you know how long this person has been here?

In my opinion, asking for the bank book and the letter to match does not prove anything. How long the person has been here is not relevence on "changing the system". The system could change without that person being here - and it has.

Personally, I don't have a problem with "the system".

You can check on his home page. I believe he came here in 2008. Just go into the bank the day you come in and make sure they match. I believe your letter can only be three days old. Not sure on that. Plenty of ways to cheat the system.

I just report what many have posted. The had two different figures and had to go back and make them match. Thai immigration doesn't give a hoot about your opinion or my opinion.

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You can check on his home page. I believe he came here in 2008. Just go into the bank the day you come in and make sure they match. I believe your letter can only be three days old. Not sure on that. Plenty of ways to cheat the system.

I just report what many have posted. The had two different figures and had to go back and make them match. Thai immigration doesn't give a hoot about your opinion or my opinion.

Regarding his home page: if you are talking about his member page for ThaiVisa, yours says 2013. Is that correct? My point is unless you know this person you cannot tell on ThaiVisa unless they post it.

My point on the bank letter and the bank book matching is that it is not relevant. The letter from the bank verifies it as of the date stated on the letter. I am not trying to force my opinion on Immigration or anyone else. However, saying that because the bank letter and bank book match does nothing about preventing "cheating". This is different than it was in the not too distant past. They only asked me for the bank letter and a copy of the bank book and they didn't have to match.

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You can check on his home page. I believe he came here in 2008. Just go into the bank the day you come in and make sure they match. I believe your letter can only be three days old. Not sure on that. Plenty of ways to cheat the system.

I just report what many have posted. The had two different figures and had to go back and make them match. Thai immigration doesn't give a hoot about your opinion or my opinion.

Regarding his home page: if you are talking about his member page for ThaiVisa, yours says 2013. Is that correct? My point is unless you know this person you cannot tell on ThaiVisa unless they post it.

My point on the bank letter and the bank book matching is that it is not relevant. The letter from the bank verifies it as of the date stated on the letter. I am not trying to force my opinion on Immigration or anyone else. However, saying that because the bank letter and bank book match does nothing about preventing "cheating". This is different than it was in the not too distant past. They only asked me for the bank letter and a copy of the bank book and they didn't have to match.

"I just report what many have posted. The had two different figures and had to go back and make them match. Thai immigration doesn't give a hoot about your opinion or my opinion."

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So, what are the problems for expats @ Promenada & what can I do to avoid them?

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Telephoned a visa agent.

You would be the only one @ Airport re O-A extension application..

I suspect you misunderstood my post...

It was not a post for your information...

I was replying to "thebeachlovers" question as to where I had done my extensions without problems. I answered "At CM Immigration near the airport".

Which I did for 4 years until June this year. Then immigration moved to Promenada for for extensions.

I was not saying that I will be going to the office near the airport, but that I did go there for 4 extensions.

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So, what are the problems for expats @ Promenada & what can I do to avoid them?

Fang -- as I asked a few posts ago -- aren't you going in soon for your retirement extension? Haven't you decided to use an agent? You keep asking the same questions over and over, for what seems like several months. Surely you've have time to sit down and have a good read of the previous thread about Promenada and this one, too.

As they say in the Nike ads -- just do it!

(I, for one, am waiting with bated breath for what I'm hoping will be a detailed report of your experience in obtaining your retirement extension.)

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So, what are the problems for expats @ Promenada & what can I do to avoid them?

Fang -- as I asked a few posts ago -- aren't you going in soon for your retirement extension? Haven't you decided to use an agent? You keep asking the same questions over and over, for what seems like several months. Surely you've have time to sit down and have a good read of the previous thread about Promenada and this one, too.

As they say in the Nike ads -- just do it!

(I, for one, am waiting with bated breath for what I'm hoping will be a detailed report of your experience in obtaining your retirement extension.)

(I, for one, am waiting with bated breath for what I'm hoping will be a detailed report of your experience in obtaining your retirement extension.) clap2.gif

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