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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:08 pm

Yes it is done 1st visit if you provide everything they ask for, if you do not have something it will require a second visit. My last extension I had my bank letter with a date 1 day before my bank book update and immigration would not accept so I had to go back to the bank for a new letter. There a second visit to immigration.
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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by HHTel » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:15 pm

Sorry, Steve. The wording of your post suggested that a second visit was normal.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by europtimiste » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:46 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Yes it is done 1st visit if you provide everything they ask for, if you do not have something it will require a second visit. My last extension I had my bank letter with a date 1 day before my bank book update and immigration would not accept so I had to go back to the bank for a new letter. There a second visit to immigration.
In an extension 2 years ago, I needed another document, I asked if the bank statement would be still good for next day. I was told that it's good for a week. So all stories could be real unless some brain failures.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by dundrillin » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:07 pm

Big Boy wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:47 pm
I did mine 2 weeks ago. I needed my Passport, Yellow Book, My wife's Blue Book, Embassy Letter, 1 Passport Photo, Completed form and 1900 Baht. I always let the lady at the photocopy machine work out what photocopies are required.
The photocopy lady is probably the most efficient person in HuaHin

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by PeteC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:09 pm

^ A few should chip in and get her a New Year's basket when the time comes. You'll probably be well rewarded over the year. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by GroveHillWanderer » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:03 pm

I've done two extensions of stay based on retirement so far - never taken a map and never been asked for one. As far as I know, you should only need a map if you're doing an extension based on marriage.

I took my passport, my daughter's blue book, letter from bank, bank book, 1 passport photo and the completed form. I let the photocopy lady make copies of all the documents/pages she thought necessary.

I was in and out in 25 mins.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by DSB » Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:57 pm

Can I get a retirement visa straight off a 30 day entry visa, or do I have to get a non immigrant O from abroad?

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by lomuamart » Sat Jul 07, 2018 12:09 am

You can upgrade your entry stamp to a non O within Thailand but you must have 15 days of your entry left and be in the financial position (65K income/800K in Thai bank or combination) to do so.
You'll get the visa and then within the last 30 days of that permission to stay, you go back and prove financials again and get the extension.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by Trevtherev » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:42 pm

Great Forum and just to add more to the mysteries surrounding immigration requirements and the retirement visa.
I have been on a retirement visa living in Hua Hin now for coming up to 6 years, and today I just popped into the main Immigration Office to pick up a letter to register a new vehicle. To my surprise I had to complete two sets of forms, supply more passport photo's, passport copies, house blue book copies, most of this had never been the case before just to get such a vehicle registration letter. When I enquired why so much paper this time to get a single letter I was told that my address in Thailand had not been officially registered within the back of my passport. It would appear this was a new law passed within the last two years, so it would seem it will be normal now to find at the back of one's passport two fold out pieces of scrap paper, these being one for the 90 day extension of stay validation, and the other will be for the notification of your address in Thailand. I must confess that all of the staff at the Immigration were extremely helpful and seemed so happy to take care of these matters in about 30 mins. However, I remain completely baffled why this drop off was not been picked up before during the last two renewals/extensions done at the same Immigration Office, or during the many times I have passed through BKK over the past 24 months. I can only suggest that everybody who is residing in Thailand on the retirement visa should check to make sure they have these two pieces of folded up paper stapled into their passport. Nevertheless, I remain happy and content with the service offered today, to have contributed THB 500 to the Immigration service and to witness this main office for the first like a ghost town. Possibly why everybody was so happy and very helpful. Not sure if others have experienced this, or its just me missing something important again.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by PeteC » Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:52 am

^ Yes, it's called the "24 hour report" you are supposed to report to immigration and fill out the necessary forms within 24 hours of arriving in Thailand, or even within 24 hours of arriving back at your house from a trip within Thailand when you stayed/registered at a hotel or other place that reported your location electronically to immigration HQ. It's pretty much in place all over the country now and appears it will be a permanent fixture, even though many of us thought it would live a short life and disappear. :banghead: Just another insult a foreign long term resident is forced to endure. :roll: Pete :cheers:

Edit: As a side note, having a Yellow Book residence registration with your local town government makes no difference, you still have to do the immigration 24 hour report.
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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by Dannie Boy » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:30 am

I know this rule has been around for years, but I think I only ever reported to Immigration within 24 hours of arrival during my first year here and have never been questioned about not doing it.

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Re: Requirements for retirement visa HuaHin

Post by caller » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:59 pm

At the airport bus station there is a new (to me) notice from immigration reminding travellers about the 24 hour visa requirement. It's pinned against the refreshment kiosk.
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