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    Non Imm O Visa (not married)

    a good friend of mine has just come out to live here....he has 2 x 60 day multi-entry tourist visas from AUS atm....and i have told him to put 800K baht in a bank account which he has done

    so a couple of questions.....

    just on the multi-entry..can he go out of the country at the end of the first visa and come back in on the same one and automatically get another 30 days (provided it is still current and he is still within the 60 days) or does he have to extend/renew that here before going out

    and on the O Visa (retirement).....can anyone tell me how this works...I got mine in AUS so not sure how it works from here....I imagine at the end of his money seasoning period he goes to Immigration and applies to convert from the multi to Non-O...but can anyone tell me...

    1. can he do that here or does he have to go outside the country

    2. if it is outside the country which is the easiest nearby place to go

    3. Exactly what paperwork is required...I imagine he needs the completed Non-Imm O form (with a copy).....copies of his passport front page, entry card and visa stamp he is currently on with last entry date stamp... bank passbook and copies showing seasoned money..

    is there anything i have missed here?

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    Briefly - a letter from the bank manager verifying he is the customer (day before attending).

    1. He can do this in country.

    Updated June 2013
    CHECKLIST FOR RETIREMENT EXTENSION This checklist summarizes the latest information we have on the documentation requirements by the Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office to extend your stay in Thailand on the basis of retirement (commonly referred to as a “retirement visa”).
    NOTE: If you did not enter Thailand using a Non-Immigrant Visa – Click here for a checklist for getting a Non-Immigrant “O” Visa from Thai Immigration, which you will be need to get before doing the following steps for the extension of stay.

    More detailed information on extending your stay can be found here. The following is the documentation required, but remember, the Immigration Office, at their discretion, can ask for more documentation.

    1. Application for Extension of Temporary Stay in the Kingdom, TM.7 (click here for a blank copy: - Word version or PDF version). Be sure to complete and sign both the front and back of the form. NOTE: you can print in 2 pages or front & back – Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration accepts the 2 pages stapled together.

    2. One photograph – 4cm x 6 cm (if needed there is a photo/copy shop next door to the Chonburi Immigration office that opens at 8am – Immigration opens at 8:30am)
    3. Application fee of 1,900 Baht
    4. Passport (original)
    5. Photocopy of passport pages
    a. Identity page(s) showing picture, name, and date issued, etc.
    b. Page showing the original Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” or “O” (if you renewed your passport since then, the page in new passport where Immigration transferred information from your previous passport will suffice)
    c. Page(s) showing each subsequent one year extension, if applicable (see comment in b. above if you have changed passports)
    d. Page showing the last entry stamp into Thailand (Note: a member reports that on his renewal in late August 2012, they wanted something new - a copy of the page with his entry stamp for his first entry on the original Non-Immigrant Visa (b. above)– if you are renewing, you may want to have a copy in case they ask for it).
    6. Photocopy of Departure Card, TM.6 (the card is usually stapled in your passport upon arrival).

    Updated June 2013

    7. Documentation of Meeting Financial Requirements
    a. If using 800,000 Baht in a Thai Bank or a combination of bank balance and monthly income:
    i. Original Letter from your Thai Bank certifying your account and showing your balance (the letter should be dated within the last 7 days – most obtain the day before applying).
    1. If using 800,000 Baht+ to meet financial resources:
    a. First (Initial) Application - Needs to show funds have been on deposit at least 2 months before applying.
    b. Subsequent (renewal) Application – Needs to show funds have been on deposit for at least 3 months before applying.


    2. Using a combination of income and bank balance, no time requirement on how long funds should have been in bank. The monthly income shown in the Embassy letter x 12 months added to the bank balance should total 800,000 Baht or more (remember, exchange rates fluctuate, Immigration uses the rate in effect on the date of application).

    ii. Photocopy of your bank passbook Identity page showing name and account number and page(s) showing funds on deposit for the required period if necessary – see i.1. above. NOTE: Have your original passbook with you in case the Immigration Officer wants to verify the photocopy.

    b. IF you are using monthly income in total or in part to meet the financial requirements, an original “Embassy Letter” from your country’s embassy attesting to your monthly income. The letter should not be more than 6 months old1. (Thai Immigration will use the exchange rate in effect on the date of application to convert the monthly income into Baht).

    8. Evidence of your current address– if you rent, a photocopy of lease/rental agreement – if you own a condo, a photo copy of your house book or other evidence of ownership (although we have received some reports that this information was not requested, we have received far more reports that it was required – therefore we have included it in the checklist and suggest you have copies available as you are most likely to be asked for it).
    REMEMBER to sign each photocopied page (this is your certification that the photocopy is a true copy of the original).

    1 In April & May, we received reports that the validity period was now to be 15 days; however after concerns were raised by several Embassies on the hardship this would impose on many retirees, Immigration revised this policy to allow Embassy letters that are no more than 6 months old – for more information and copy of Thai Immigration internal letter dated May 29, 2013 click here.



    Updated June 2013
    CHECKLIST FOR OBTAINING A NON-IMMIGRANT “O” VISA
    FROM THAI IMMIGRATION
    This checklist summarizes the latest information we have on the documentation requirements if you also need to obtain a Non-Immigrant “O” Visa -- NOTE: The checklist below is for those that are applying for the first time and DO NOT ALREADY HAVE A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA – Foreigners that qualify for retirement extensions can obtain a Non-Immigrant “O” Visa from Thai Immigration within Thailand receiving a 90 day permitted stay. Usually immediately after receiving the Visa, you apply for a one year extension of stay – click here for to go back to the checklist for applying for the extension, which you will need to do once you receive the Non-Immigrant “O” Visa (NOTE: For item 7, go ahead and make two photo copies as you will need the second set to attach to your Application for Extension Form)

    1. Application Form
    a. If you entered Thailand as Visa Exempt (30 day permitted stay) - TM.87 Application for Visa (click for blank Word Copy OR pdf Copy)
    b. If you entered Thailand on a Tourist Visa (60 day permitted stay) – TM.86 Application for Change in Visa (click for blank Word Copy OR pdf Copy)
    2. One photograph – 4cm x 6 cm (if needed there is a photo/copy shop next door to the Chonburi Immigration office that opens at 8am – Immigration opens at 8:30am)
    3. Application fee – 2,000 Baht
    4. Passport (original)
    5. Photocopy of passport pages
    a. Identity page(s) showing picture, name, and date issued, etc.
    b. If applicable, Page showing the Tourist Visa and if also applicable, your extension for another 30 days
    c. Page showing the latest entry stamp into Thailand
    6. Photocopy of Departure Card, TM.6 (this arrival/departure card was completed at time of entry into Thailand – the departure portion should have been stapled in your passport)
    Updated June 2013
    7. Documentation of Meeting Financial Requirements
    a. If using 800,000 Baht in a Thai Bank or a combination of monthly income and money on deposit in a Thai bank:
    i. Original Letter from your Thai Bank certifying your account and showing your balance (the letter should be dated within the last 7 days – most obtain the day before applying).
    ii. Photocopy of your bank passbook Identity page showing name and account number and page(s) showing funds on deposit – Chonburi Immigration usually asks for at least 3 months of activity or all activity if account has not been open that long.
    NOTE: To apply for an Extension of stay when using the total 800,000+ Baht on deposit in a Thai bank, the funds must have been on deposit at least two months before applying for an extension. If it has not been on deposit the prescribed period when applying for the Non-Immigrant “O” Visa, Chonburi Immigration usually issues the visa, which is good for a 90 day stay and tell you to come back and apply for the extension after the money has been on deposit for the required time.

    b. IF you are using monthly income in total (equal to at least 65,000 Baht per month or in part (monthly income x 12 months plus money on deposit in Thai bank is equal to at least 800,000 Baht) to meet the financial requirements, an original “Embassy Letter” from your country’s embassy attesting to your monthly income. The letter should not be more than 6 months old2. (Thai Immigration will use the exchange rate in effect on the date of application to convert the monthly income into Baht – so it is a good idea to have a “cushion”).
    NOTE: When using a combination of monthly income and money on deposit, there is no requirement for the money to have been on deposit a specified period of time. Consequently, when the Non-Immigrant “O” Visa is issued, you will proceed to step 2 – applying for the extension of stay.

    8. Evidence of your current address– if you rent, a photocopy of lease/rental agreement – if you own a condo, a photo copy of your house book or other evidence of ownership (this item may or may not be requested as part of the process, so we have included it in the checklist and suggest you have copies available if you are asked for it). Make two copies as you may need to also include with your application for extension.

    REMEMBER to sign each photocopied page (this is your certification that the photocopy is a true copy of the original).
    Last edited by K2; 20th September 2013 at 00:08. Reason: Unauthorised links removed. Thanks for useful info Baz.

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    Tell him not to forget the Re-Entry Permit or he'll have to do it all again if he leaves the Kingdom.
    (check list on the site listed).
    Last edited by Evilbaz; 19th September 2013 at 22:57.

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    ^ thanks Baz...this is for Khun Graeme

    so he in precis he completes a TM.87 and applies for the conversion to Non Imm O Visa which is valid for 90 days...and then during that time (the 90 day period....and once the money in the bank has seasoned) he applies to extend that out to a ONE YEAR Non Imm O

    that about it?

    PS...gotchya on the re-entry....i know that one at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelsonone View Post
    ^ thanks Baz...this is for Khun Graeme

    so he in precis he completes a TM.87 and applies for the conversion to Non Imm O Visa which is valid for 90 days...and then during that time (the 90 day period....and once the money in the bank has seasoned) he applies to extend that out to a ONE YEAR Non Imm O

    that about it?

    PS...gotchya on the re-entry....i know that one at least

    Yes mate - the one year is an Extension (Retirement) based on the Non-Immi O.

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