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Offline thaiga

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1yr retirement ext.prepare for a wait
« on: November 19, 2014, 02:35:34 PM »
Here's how my day or should i say 2 days unfolded at d/k.

Yesterday arrived at 10.40.ticket machine was off, lady at reception desk checked i had the right documents and handed me a number and said come back at 1 pm.

I arrived back at 12.30 and they had closed for lunch.I sat and waited till they came back, my number was called around 1.30 pm.

I've never had such a thorough check of documentation like this at immig in all the years i have been in thailand.

Top right hand of the form it asked where you filled in the form i put KORAT as usual, No it should be Nakhon Ratchasima he said, hard word for me to spell i said Jokingly as he tippexed it out and changed it.
Further down the form it say's PORT OF ARRIVAL i put bkk airport as usual, he said there are two airports in bangkok, i said smiling suvarnabhumi airport, but another hard word for me to spell, out come the tippex with a growl.
Then mrs.t said to break the ice. each mistake i make i should pay 50 bht, The 100 was slid into the drawer and a smile arose.

Then another 2 forms to fill in, in thai + 1 for mrs.t.

Then he said the boss is not here to sign the p/p so leave your passport and come back tomorrow to collect it.

Today got there at 9.30 waited only 1 hr. All ok done the 90 day also. smiles all round. total mileage 320 kilometers.

I noticed the people applying today were told to come back to pick up there passports in the afternoon.

Well it's only once a year - Good luck.
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Offline Roger

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Re: 1yr retirement ext.prepare for a wait
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 06:36:37 PM »
Frustrating Thaiga - I think they always close at 12 -1pm for lunch so if you arrive 10.40am you'll be caught up in that wait. The Korat/BKK quibbles - surely a joke.
Having to come back the next day if the Boss ain't there - dodgy as it's a regional office.
Yes it is a very detailed process and I am always impressed by the number of rubber stamps involved !
I'm fortunate to live close by so it's no hassle for me.

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Re: 1yr retirement ext.prepare for a wait
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 07:26:15 PM »
I will be heading down there to apply for conversion from o to oa extension

Any advice you old timers can give me ??

Please

Offline Johnnie F.

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Re: 1yr retirement ext.prepare for a wait
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 10:14:42 PM »
I will be heading down there to apply for conversion from o to oa extension

Any advice you old timers can give me ??

Please

The difference between Non-Immigrant "O" and "OA" is, that OA is only issued outside of Thailand, usually by a consulate in the home country. The"A" in "OA" stands for "APPROVED", that means the first one year extension has already been approved by the issuing consulate.

Converting O to OA is therefore not possible. Once you got an "O"-type you'll have to seek extension-of-stay at the immigration in Thailand. If you want to stay longer than one year you'll have to get the OA extended the same as the O.

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Re: 1yr retirement ext.prepare for a wait
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2014, 09:02:10 AM »
Where I live in Korat about 6 weeks ago there were 4 Immigration pick ups parked here every night, I think about 8 Immigration were staying here, they had been sent down from BKK no doubt to sort something out.