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I have a 12 month non immigrant visa based on marriage. I'm planning a divorce will the visa become null and void once I get divorced or can I finish using that visa. If it becomes null and void will I have an issue getting a new visa that i qualify for at a embassy to stay here. I'm American I know I get visa exempt for 30 days. 

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When you divorce your permission of stay ends.

Are you 50+.

Would your wife be agreeable for you to change to extension based on retirement when your current permit ends. 

You could exit after divorce and reenter visa exempt or

obtain tourist visa.

How old? 

 

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do you have a visa normally issued outside Thailand, or a years extension issued at local immigration office

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23 minutes ago, PattayaKevin said:

I'm 40 years old. Don't qualify for the retirement visa due to my age.

Working in Thailand? 

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25 minutes ago, PattayaKevin said:

Visa issued from outside of Thailand. 

The question was about your situation.

You either entered on a non O or multiple entry non O.

Are you currently on an extension from a non O? 

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8 minutes ago, PattayaKevin said:

Currently on a 12 month multiple entry visa where I exit every 90 days and come back in. I do not work, I retired early.

OK clear now.

When does that visa expire. 

You need to look for options after divorce. 

If you could do an exit and reenter prior to divorce that would give you a 90 day permit. 

 

One of the most common questions in AseanNow is "I'm under 50 and not married, how to live in Thailand".

At 40 a PE visa (elite) is good option

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

When you divorce your permission of stay ends.

You mean when he gets his divorce the district office  or the law firm will then run to inform the I.O.  that someone was on a Married Visa and now isn't married.

He can not renew the visa, but I am sure he would be able to see it out.

 

 

A divorce agreement can be made at the district office or in a law firm.

There is no format required about this agreement but the important thing

is both parties understand and agree to make a divorce

/thailawonline.com/en/family/divorce

 

 

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6 minutes ago, sanuk711 said:

You mean when he gets his divorce the district office  or the law firm will then run to inform the I.O.

I was not stating how in reality it would work.

At that point I assumed the guy was on extension to a non O marriage.

In that situation a divorce means your permission of stay ends. In reality a lot depends on individual situations. 

If wife dies then his current permit is valid till stamp date. 

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2 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

When you divorce your permission of stay ends.

Are you 50+.

Would your wife be agreeable for you to change to extension based on retirement when your current permit ends. 

You could exit after divorce and reenter visa exempt or

obtain tourist visa.

How old? 

 

How would the immigration know about his divorce?

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I'm pretty sure that if you have a multi-entry non o - you are allowed to use it until it expires - I did. If you're part way through a 90 day stay, you can certainly stay until the end of that.  Just remember that you will no longer be able to extend a 90 day stay by 60 days - your wife has to go to immigration with you for that.

 

Who would know anyway? If your wife will know you're still around, tell her you've got a different type of visa - ED or Volunteer BEFORE the divorce. Much better if you're unlikely to see her.

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1 hour ago, PattayaKevin said:

Currently on a 12 month multiple entry visa where I exit every 90 days and come back in. I do not work, I retired early.

Your visa will continue until it's expiry date. 

The divorce does not affect it.

IF you are on an extension of a visa, that will expire the day of your divorce being finalized

Been through the same process myself.

Got divorced, had a one year visa issued from Canada, not affected by the divorce.

I'm over 50 and have a child so a new visa was easy to obtain.

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14 minutes ago, DrJoy said:

How would the immigration know about his divorce?

I'm just stating the rules.

Think the OP in one post mentioned plan to remarry soon.

"Nothing worse than scorn of a woman"

Think I first asked situation with soon to be X wife.

Initially not clear if OP was on extension or ME non O visa

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1 hour ago, sanuk711 said:

He can not renew the visa, but I am sure he would be able to see it out.

Yes, I entered and left at least 5 times after a divorce. His biggest potential problem is his wife.

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10 hours ago, PattayaKevin said:

My visa expires early next year.

I looked into getting the elite visa before, that's still a possibility.  I am planning on getting married again though in the near future after the divorce.  Hopefully will be my last marriage.

we all said that

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Ok, he divorced but says wants to remarry soon. How long must he wait and does he still require the free to marry statement from his embassy as it was a Thai marriage. I'm in a similar situation

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45 minutes ago, EvetsKram said:

Ok, he divorced but says wants to remarry soon. How long must he wait and does he still require the free to marry statement from his embassy as it was a Thai marriage. I'm in a similar situation

There is no waiting period to register a marriage after getting divorced for a man.

A freedom to marry statement from a embassy would still be needed.

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17 hours ago, PattayaKevin said:

I'm 40 years old. Don't qualify for the retirement visa due to my age.

Become a youtube star in Thailand.
Seems that everyone now runs an own channel 🤣

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10 minutes ago, RafPinto said:

Become a youtube star in Thailand.
Seems that everyone now runs an own channel 🤣

Good idea. AFAIK there's no "I was a serial husband in Thailand" YouTuber, blogger or other internet influencer yet.

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18 hours ago, PattayaKevin said:

My visa expires early next year.

I looked into getting the elite visa before, that's still a possibility.  I am planning on getting married again though in the near future after the divorce.  Hopefully will be my last marriage.

Your VISA is still valid after divorce.

It's only extensions that are questionable.

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21 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

I'm just stating the rules.

Think the OP in one post mentioned plan to remarry soon.

"Nothing worse than scorn of a woman"

Think I first asked situation with soon to be X wife.

Initially not clear if OP was on extension or ME non O visa

If extension of stay then , does the 'nai amphur' call the immigration on the spot after divorce?

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4 minutes ago, DrJoy said:

If extension of stay then , does the 'nai amphur' call the immigration on the spot after divorce?

Think as mention in thread by few posters....

When there is a divorce and chap has extension based on marriage the permission of stay ends, however in reality nothing would happen .......unless x wife made it an issue. 

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