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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by lomuamart » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:45 pm

The extension can be applied for 30 days before the expiry of the current one (some offices now allow 45 days but I'm not sure if HH is one of them). You don't lose any time applying early. Your next year will begin when the current one ends.
You can't apply for the extension late. When your current year expires, that's it.
The 90 day report can be done either 15 days early or 7 days late.

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by golferstu » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:39 pm

Does anyone know if it is possible to apply for 90 day VOA (visa on arrival), or if it is better to apply outside the country, before entering.

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Post by lomuamart » Tue Jun 27, 2017 1:58 pm

There's no such thing as a 90 day visa on arrival. Some nationalities (mostly non western) can get a 15 day VOA. Most western countries get a 30 day visa exempt stamp.
A 60 day tourist visa or 90 non immigrant visa has to be obtained from a Thai embassy or consulate abroad.
The exception to that is that a 90 day non imm visa can be got by upgrading from a 30 day stamp or a tourist visa as part of the annual extension process. In that instance, it's applied for at an imm office within Thailand.

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by SunandFun » Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:23 pm

StevePIraq wrote:
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:59 am
Can anyone advise the period before and after for renewing the annual retirement visa, mine expires 12 days after my next 90 day report and I would like to do just one visit if that is possible.
I just renewed my annual retirement "extension to stay" at Cha Am. Mine was due/expired July 21, 2017 and my 90 day expired July 8, 2017. I did my 90 day, 1 year renewal and multi entry all at the same time.

I do not know how early but hope this helps.

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by StevePIraq » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:34 pm

Perfect answer, thanks so much
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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by jungle » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:04 am

I will apply for a yearly extension next week and on the TM 7 form it asks for reason for extension, do we put retirement in there. I this sounds a daft question but on the sample they have filled out at the immigration office it has " tourist" written in that section of the form.

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by Dannie Boy » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:58 am

jungle wrote:
Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:04 am
I will apply for a yearly extension next week and on the TM 7 form it asks for reason for extension, do we put retirement in there. I this sounds a daft question but on the sample they have filled out at the immigration office it has " tourist" written in that section of the form.
I originally had an O-A visa and that's the reason I use and has always been accepted without any comment.

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by lomuamart » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:10 am

Yes, put retirement (assuming that's the case as opposed to a marriage ext etc).

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Re: 'How To' - Requirements for visa extensions etc

Post by jungle » Thu Jul 06, 2017 9:14 am

Thanks guys your help is always appreciated

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