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Offline Baby Farts

Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:35:15 PM »
Subject says it all.  This is the new year and I'm a bit curious what the immigration here is asking for.
 

Offline koratbob47

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 08:23:06 PM »
I did one at the end of October and it was the same old, same old but there is one fairly new ugly bitch that gave me a hard time last year about having a house book. I explained I am a farang and cannot own a house so no house book. Told me to call my wife. I explained I have a wife but I do not need a wife for a retirement visa. Ended up bringing my wife. That was Oct 2015. After that I went and got a yellow book and brought it with me this year and had no problem.
My passport expires Jan 2018 so they said I must get a new passport before next retirement visa in Oct 2017.I asked why and they said they cannot give me a visa that extends past the passport expiration. Strange because when I got this current passport I had to bring it and my old one to transfer the retirement visa from old into the current one ,,,,,,, weird !!
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 09:01:36 PM »
My passport expires Jan 2018 so they said I must get a new passport before next retirement visa in Oct 2017.I asked why and they said they cannot give me a visa that extends past the passport expiration. Strange because when I got this current passport I had to bring it and my old one to transfer the retirement visa from old into the current one ,,,,,,, weird !!


If you're happy with an extension of stay only to the date of expiry of your passport, you don't need a new one. But if you want a full year extension, you need a passport that is valid at least until the date you want the extension to. Without a valid travel document called "passport" you won't be able to stay legally in Thailand as foreigner, anyway. As simple as that. You were given helpful advice!

As to the requirement of housebook or the wife to come along, that could have had to do with the enforcement of the TM30 reports they ask for now:

http://koratfart.com/official-stuff-laws/visiting-another-province-for-more-than-48-hours/msg39772/#msg39772


 :cheers

JF
Fun is the one thing that money can't buy
 
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Offline nan

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 11:09:52 AM »
but there is one fairly new ugly bitch

what does her looks have to do with you obtaining your extension of stay,if she never asked you for the extra paperwork would she still be an ugly bitch,of course not. you must eat humble pie with the people whose hands your destination of stay belongs. not only that they read the forums and an insult might make it harder for your fellow expats to obtain one.
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 
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Offline sowhat

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2017, 06:18:54 PM »
well now we know

TIT you should not call other people these animals in Thailand.
Dog "măa" [หมา]
Buffalo "kwai" [ควาย] 
Creature "sàt" [สัตว์]
Pig "mŏo" [หมู], unless it's the person's actual nickname of course

it is offensive to call someone a female dog ("bitch")   :salute
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: retirement visa - too sick to go to immigration
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2017, 05:56:23 PM »
Interesting thread maybe we learned something.     BUT ... Nobody has answered B/F
what the immigration here is asking for As far as i know there are no changes, but as you know everyone's application is different, just as the rules might differ from office to office. Didn't buffy go for his ext. a while ago, maybe he will step in n tell us.

too sick to go to immigration

What happens if your too sick to travel to the immigration, anyone know, certainly something we should know about, just in case the situation did arise. I have a friend who i visited today who has contracted a vagas nerve disease including parkinson's, he cannot walk or control his bowels, his wife does his 90 days for him, but she tells me she had to put him in the truck and take him to immig where they come out to the car park and took his photo for his 1 yr ext, she done the rest for him. Surely a doctors letter would cover you. Lets hope we don't need it.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2017, 06:03:23 PM »
Last year I had them come to my car.  I didn't even have to leave my vehicle.  I told them I had gout, which I did.  Called my friend who is a colonel and he organized it all for me.  Took fifteen minutes.
 

Offline nan

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2017, 08:09:58 PM »
well there's your answer to the thread. phone the colonel,he is sure to know ;D
let us know how you get on
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 08:40:46 AM »
Couldn't get a hold of him.  He's in China.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 03:43:09 PM »
Nah he's in Bangkok
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 
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Offline nan

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 06:59:39 PM »
i read on another forum and although not a subject any of you expats really like to discuss,but is vital should the situation arise, the choices you might have,although it's an old post,some still might apply. (apart from the visa runs)

Another party can obtain a retirement visa extension,if the visa holder has signed a power of attorney for the other party,there is a doctor's note that the visa holder can't come to Immigration and the also,they want to see photos of the visa holder,looking sick and handicapped.

If someone is here on a tourist visa or an O visa where they have to do border runs but physically can't,then it's possible to obtain a medical extension. Again,this requires a doctors letter and are good for just 90 days max -- some doctors won't write them for more than a month, especially if the ill person isn't paying their medical bills. Speaking of which -- if someone pays their medical bills, chances are good they will be able to remain here forever, provided someone is helping them with their visa maintenance.

If someone is old, bedridden and doesn't have 800K any more, then medical extensions are an option. Also, frankly, sometimes people in this condition just go on "permanent overstay" provided they remain under the radar. Immigration isn't out beating the bushes looking to deport someone in this condition.

hope this may help although no mention of gout ::)

note: why is the colonel not wearing a helmet
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 

Offline Baby Farts

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 08:04:34 PM »
Good one Thaiga!  I got it today although my visa doesn't expire until march 27th.  Still, they stamped me until March 27th 2018, so I didn't lose the month. 
 
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Offline thaiga

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 08:31:25 PM »
Nice 1 B/F

I have been told you can apply for the 1 year renewal  of ext. up to 45 days before the old one runs out.

                   :cheers
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.
 

Offline nan

Re: Anyone do a retirement visa lately?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 11:33:41 AM »
well done B/F and thanks for an interesting thread :salute

and how easy it is for a retirement visa/ext for you expats in korat,yet some still moan about the paperwork needed. basically it's 3 things. passport info,bank info and verify your abode.if you was thai and was applying to go to usa or uk,then there is room for complaint. the people that have abused the system has not helped.

what happened to the 90 day online.
ignorance does not help your post one bit but it probably says an awful lot about you.
 
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