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"Go to Bangkok Bank at Kad Suan Kaew branch, they have handled many retiree cases like yours. I am not sure whether they can accept your rental agreement without residence cert but you can try first."

 

If one is still on a Tourist Visa it could be a problem.  I opened my Bangkok Bank account at this location 6 years ago but I was on a Non OA. .  

 

It is worth a try  at the KSK branch and ask for Jakarin Sutjarritrak Tel 053-225465-7 Ext 1302. He works the new accounts desk, speaks excellent English and has always been very helpful.  

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10 hours ago, milldav said:

Thanks Eric, good to know about the 500b to speed things up. If I can get an account opened and the money deposited by next weekend I'll be ok.

I was using the Bangkok Bank branch in Airport Plaza, they were very helpful but insisted on the certificate of residence.

Anyway, go and apply for the residence cert tomorrow and see how it goes.

 

Do bring along your passport,  passport size photo, photocopies of your visa and passport pages,  white arrival card and rental agreement.

 

The branch at Kad Suan Kaew has the most number of foreign retirees in Chiang Mai so it's better to open your account at that branch just in case there's any problems in the future. 

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Once I'd obtained a certificate of residence from immigration I opened an account at the Bangkok Bank branch on Thapae Rd (it's more convenient for me to go there than KSK). No problem with me holding a tourist visa once I explained I would be applying for a retirement visa. The woman who dealt with me was aware of the process and the fact I'd be moving 800,000 bht into the account.

The Bangkok Bank branch in Airport Plaza had previously said I'd have no problem opening an account at that branch on a tourist visa once I had my certificate of residence.

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I just renewed my retirement extension today , from the bank opening

at 9.30 to get letter , driving to immigration office ,near airport , out the

door by 10.50 , everyone helpful , no hassle ,they even did my 90 day report

for me without asking,  well done Chiang Mai immigration , I remember

the days at the old offices  😒 and going to Promenade at 5 in the morning

to get queue number,  

regards Worgeordie

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11 hours ago, worgeordie said:

I just renewed my retirement extension today , from the bank opening

at 9.30 to get letter , driving to immigration office ,near airport , out the

door by 10.50 , everyone helpful , no hassle ,they even did my 90 day report

for me without asking,  well done Chiang Mai immigration , I remember

the days at the old offices  😒 and going to Promenade at 5 in the morning

to get queue number,  

regards Worgeordie

Did they require bank statements as well?

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2 hours ago, Raindancer said:

Did they require bank statements as well?

12 months bank statements , some banks can take up to 7 days

to get a statement , ie  Bangkok Bank , others you can get straight

away.

regards worgeordie

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24 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

12 months bank statements , some banks can take up to 7 days

to get a statement , ie  Bangkok Bank , others you can get straight

away.

regards worgeordie

Many thanks.  I have all my bank statements for my appt today.   A neighbour of mine stated that he did not produce any bank statements for his extension on retirement.  Didnt argue, just left me puzzled.

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This is a report on a Covid-19 extension at Chiang Mai Immigration.

 

USA passport

entered the country 22 December 2021 on CR30 visa exemption

current visa extension through 19 June 2022

 

Today I went to extend under the May 24 expiry knowing it had been extended.

Chiang Mai Immigration would extend but advised me they could only extend for 60 days from TODAY's DATE.

My prior extensions had been in Chiang Rai and they consistently added 60 days from the end of my existing visa.

 

I opted not to extend and get some advice here. Is this consistent with the CM Immigration office position or did I get a bad agent and should return for another attempt?

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Just an oddity - today I got an email from Immigration telling me my 90 day report was due.  Mr K didn't get one and I did it online for both of us, I think I did his first.  The only difference is that he is the main visa holder and I am on spouse Non-O.

 

Anyway, nice to get a reminder BUT we've just come back from overseas and don't need it, so obviously the 90 day report section of immigration doesn't get up to date info on people going out/into the country. 

 

It really wouldn't be so hard to link the data, but hey - what do I know.

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Used the new 90 Day Report system for the first time today: excellent and completely painless - submitted the form at 15:00 and got the approval at 17:00 with the part to keep in my passport as an attachment.

 

At last.....

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I did my extension of stay based on marriage today at Chiang Mai immigration and received great service.  Arrived at 8:45 and was out the door by 10:00.

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On 5/23/2022 at 12:28 PM, Konini said:

Just an oddity - today I got an email from Immigration telling me my 90 day report was due.  Mr K didn't get one and I did it online for both of us, I think I did his first.  The only difference is that he is the main visa holder and I am on spouse Non-O.

 

Anyway, nice to get a reminder BUT we've just come back from overseas and don't need it, so obviously the 90 day report section of immigration doesn't get up to date info on people going out/into the country. 

 

It really wouldn't be so hard to link the data, but hey - what do I know.

Funny. I encountered the same message. I was out of Thailand for a short time then came back in.

 

I thought 90 days is reset once you enter Thailand again? Can anybody confirm?

 

But I did update my TM30 white card at immigration.

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On 5/31/2022 at 3:17 AM, GregTN said:

I did my extension of stay based on marriage today at Chiang Mai immigration and received great service.  Arrived at 8:45 and was out the door by 10:00.

How is the situation at Chiang Mai Immigration now that it's July and that Thailand has opened up?

 

Should I arrive at 5 am, 7 am, or 9 am?

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10 hours ago, RamenRaven said:

How is the situation at Chiang Mai Immigration now that it's July and that Thailand has opened up?

 

Should I arrive at 5 am, 7 am, or 9 am?

Why not book an appt on line??

 

Absolutely no hassle.

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Need to renew the retirement extension and if I recall correctly there is a web page where you can download the forms required. Can anyone provide the link?

 

Thanks

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Thanks for posting the above. For Chiang Mai retirement renewal the 3 forms required are:

 

3.   TM7

26. STM2

27. Overstay.

 

The first 2 are the same as we use in Chiang Mai and the third form here has place for 2 signatures but the text is the same.

 

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