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Currently here on a tourist Visa, can do 60 days with another 30 day extension. I intend to apply for a retirement Visa at some point, but with these Covid extensions I'm wondering if I should ride out these out and wait to apply for the retirement Visa later.

 

Thoughts?

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3 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

Get a non O based on retirement.

I'm confused, I thought the seasoned 800K was a requirement for the retirement Visa. 

Sorry , I'm still trying to understand all of the Visa options.

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7 minutes ago, Suphawk said:

I'm confused, I thought the seasoned 800K was a requirement for the retirement Visa. 

Sorry , I'm still trying to understand all of the Visa options.

The seasoned 800k is for 'extension based on retirement'. It is not a visa. It's a permission of stay that you renew every year.

The non o (retirement) is a visa. Giving permission to stay 90 days. Prior to that permit to stay ending you apply for your 12 month extension.

When you apply for that visa you will need the 800k in the bank on day of application. No seasoning needed.

However you will need to show that the money in bank came from o/s.

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1 hour ago, Suphawk said:

Currently here on a tourist Visa, can do 60 days with another 30 day extension. I intend to apply for a retirement Visa at some point, but with these Covid extensions I'm wondering if I should ride out these out and wait to apply for the retirement Visa later.

 

Thoughts?

Keep a weather eye out on your passport. Otherwise you may find yourself in the unenviable position of scrambling about for a new one in this Covid situation. As formerly mentioned: "Why Put It Off?"

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2 hours ago, Suphawk said:

Only to defer the expense , that is all.

But I understand now, get it sorted sooner

 

All extensions cost the same, so the Covid-19 extensions actually add up to being more expensive, as they are only for 60 days each. Also consider that you need to go to immigration twice for each one (at most immigration offices).

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if ur here on a tourist visa, you 1st need convert it to a NON O visa, valid for 90 days,

than you need put 800,000 in ur bank or have international transfers showing 65,000 baht/month ( varies how many months u need show at immigration offices so ask) 

 

Must be in ur account for 60 days before you apply for ur 1 year extension..

 

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21 minutes ago, Caldera said:

 

All extensions cost the same, so the Covid-19 extensions actually add up to being more expensive, as they are only for 60 days each. Also consider that you need to go to immigration twice for each one (at most immigration offices).

3x actually.  once to get consideration, once to get reviewed, once to get your passport back from review.

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5 hours ago, Suphawk said:

Currently here on a tourist Visa, can do 60 days with another 30 day extension. I intend to apply for a retirement Visa at some point, but with these Covid extensions I'm wondering if I should ride out these out and wait to apply for the retirement Visa later.

 

Thoughts?

I could see Thai Immigration keep extending until end of the year or even next year since tourist numbers are super low. It benefits Thai economy by have some tourists vs no tourists. "High" season is almost gone and it's down hill until end of the year. If you don't want to park your money(800K baht) in Thai bank  with Non O , keep extending with your tourist visa. You can always convert to Non O later but prepare in the event visa policy changes again.

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44 minutes ago, Dart12 said:

How does one get a new passport book if you run out of pages?

You apply for a new passport at your embassy.

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