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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:21 pm

Can't be stated publicly, however many on here now the system for renewing your retirement visa without complying with the rules, naturally there is a cost to this.
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by fft100 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:08 am

The cost for a signed/stamped 6 month statement from Kasikorn is 200 baht. takes 5 minutes. Don't think this is a deal breaker for people getting a retirement/marriage visa.

What is interesting is that if you leave a gap of more than a month before updating a bank book it only gives a summary of money in/out (which immigration/visa depts. will not accept) , whereas when you get the 6 month statement from the bank it gives all the txns. Would be nice if the bank book update always printed all the txns.

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by 404cameljockey » Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:21 pm

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The cost for a signed/stamped 6 month statement from Kasikorn is 200 baht. takes 5 minutes. Don't think this is a deal breaker for people getting a retirement/marriage visa.

What is interesting is that if you leave a gap of more than a month before updating a bank book it only gives a summary of money in/out (which immigration/visa depts. will not accept) , whereas when you get the 6 month statement from the bank it gives all the txns. Would be nice if the bank book update always printed all the txns.
I'd go through bank books like anything if they showed every transaction, as I use the debit card for day to day living. As you say, the 200 Baht isn't the end of the world.

If anyone wants to know how to get the retirement visa without fulfilling the monetary/marriage certificate obligations, I'm guessing a private message or two to users on this forum could put him in touch with the right channels.

Otherwise go to Immigration Dept. and talk innocently to a high ranker.

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by Dannie Boy » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:13 pm

fft100 wrote:
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:08 am
The cost for a signed/stamped 6 month statement from Kasikorn is 200 baht. takes 5 minutes. Don't think this is a deal breaker for people getting a retirement/marriage visa.

What is interesting is that if you leave a gap of more than a month before updating a bank book it only gives a summary of money in/out (which immigration/visa depts. will not accept) , whereas when you get the 6 month statement from the bank it gives all the txns. Would be nice if the bank book update always printed all the txns.
what about the situation where you have the account just for keeping the 800k in it for visa renewal - I have a separate account to cover living expenses. Although I get the bank book updated at the time I get the bank letter, the number of entries are normally just 1 or 2, so is a separate statement still required?

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by PET » Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:09 am

You can also , with Kasikorn, print off a statement - bottom of page will give date this is done, so long as you register for on-line banking
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by Nereus » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:21 am

Dannie Boy wrote:what about the situation where you have the account just for keeping the 800k in it for visa renewal - I have a separate account to cover living expenses. Although I get the bank book updated at the time I get the bank letter, the number of entries are normally just 1 or 2, so is a separate statement still required?
Yes, good question. I do the same and there was no question with my last extension in October. I believe what immigration are trying to do is catch people working without a permit. It is not difficult to get a printout from a Bank if they are going to insist, but as I hobble in there on a walking stick, if they ask me I think I may just "invite" one of them to go with me to the Bank!
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:38 am

Nereus wrote:
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Dannie Boy wrote:what about the situation where you have the account just for keeping the 800k in it for visa renewal - I have a separate account to cover living expenses. Although I get the bank book updated at the time I get the bank letter, the number of entries are normally just 1 or 2, so is a separate statement still required?
Yes, good question. I do the same and there was no question with my last extension in October. I believe what immigration are trying to do is catch people working without a permit. It is not difficult to get a printout from a Bank if they are going to insist, but as I hobble in there on a walking stick, if they ask me I think I may just "invite" one of them to go with me to the Bank!
My renewal is not due until early June, so hopefully it will become clearer by then.

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by europtimiste » Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:11 pm

I don't understand this excitement, anyway you have to show your passbook and give a copy to prove that you had the required amount since 3 month on your account. So what is new ?

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by StevePIraq » Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:33 pm

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I don't understand this excitement, anyway you have to show your passbook and give a copy to prove that you had the required amount since 3 month on your account. So what is new ?
Totally agree, complying with requirements is easy, why make such a fuss over it, off course this is only possible if you know the requirement's beforehand. If you don't want to follow the requirements there are always other ways.
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by buksida » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am

Because this is an information website, with the purpose of informing and advising people when requirements have changed, which in this case they have. Nobody would have known the requirements had changed (which they do often) without reading this topic or going to immigration, which is why it is pertinent to share experiences.

Advising people they can do it illegally on a public forum is not really the smartest thing to do. :idea:
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by Nereus » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:32 am

buksida wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am
Because this is an information website, with the purpose of informing and advising people when requirements have changed, which in this case they have. Nobody would have known the requirements had changed (which they do often) without reading this topic or going to immigration, which is why it is pertinent to share experiences.

Advising people they can do it illegally on a public forum is not really the smartest thing to do. :idea:
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by 404cameljockey » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:32 am

buksida wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:29 am
Advising people they can do it illegally on a public forum is not really the smartest thing to do. :idea:
Because this being Thailand, nobody would have ever expected that to be possible?

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by europtimiste » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:34 am

I will go with the requirements as I always did. Let's see what they will have to say.

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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by Big Boy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:44 am

Yes, you've said it a few times. You're retired, in no rush to go anywhere. I guess an extra trip to Immigration won't bother you whatsoever.
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Re: New demands from Hua Hin immigration for marriage extension

Post by fft100 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:02 am

Big Boy wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:44 am
Yes, you've said it a few times. You're retired, in no rush to go anywhere. I guess an extra trip to Immigration won't bother you whatsoever.
Not sure you should be getting a retirement visa unless you are retired :) Or, at least, don't advertise it :wink:

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