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A friend of mine in Pattaya is having trouble getting his tourist visa changed to any other type of visa, because of a one day overstay (not his fault, but because immigration not accepting his application on due date, but telling him to come next day).

 

Can anybody suggest a reliable visa agent in Pattaya to help him with this issue, because I think it will entail a lot of visa related stuff like perhaps a border run, another Thai visa for entry, and then also perhaps a conversion to retirement (he is 61 years old).

 

Thank you all!

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5 minutes ago, sungod said:

Many people happy with Maneerat on Soi Post Office

Can you please provide contact info? (email preferrably)

 

I am looking for a visa agent in either Bangkok or Pattaya willing to handle extensions in Prachinburi. So far all have said no, but hope springs eternal....

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1 hour ago, CanadaSam said:

A friend of mine in Pattaya is having trouble getting his tourist visa changed to any other type of visa, because of a one day overstay (not his fault, but because immigration not accepting his application on due date, but telling him to come next day).

It doesn't hurt asking agents about this, but I wouldn't get my hopes up on this one. Jomtien has long been known not to issue non-immigrant visas to those with an overstay stamp in their passport, no matter how short or whose fault. 

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18 hours ago, Sheryl said:

Can you please provide contact info? (email preferrably)

 

I am looking for a visa agent in either Bangkok or Pattaya willing to handle extensions in Prachinburi. So far all have said no, but hope springs eternal....

If other suggestions don't work out, try Bangkok Buddy in BKK. She (Tanya) was able to help a friend with visa/extension with Korat address. 

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Think twice before using a visa agent...easy to do oneself for 1900 THB (if you quality). Another one of the reoccurring visa agent scandals blowing up currently, with foreigners paying massive fines and some others being forced to leave and blacklisted from returning for a year. Google "Phuket visa agent scam." 

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42 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

Think twice before using a visa agent...easy to do oneself for 1900 THB (if you quality). Another one of the reoccurring visa agent scandals blowing up currently, with foreigners paying massive fines and some others being forced to leave and blacklisted from returning for a year. Google "Phuket visa agent scam." 

As stated, make sure you really "have" to use an agent and are not using one simply because it's "easy" or "convenient" or "all the cool kids are doing it" because sometimes it ends all rather badly.

https://www.thephuketnews.com/expats-caught-up-in-phuket-visa-scams-face-being-forced-to-leave-the-country-84812.php

 

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58 minutes ago, skatewash said:

As stated, make sure you really "have" to use an agent and are not using one simply because it's "easy" or "convenient" or "all the cool kids are doing it" because sometimes it ends all rather badly.

https://www.thephuketnews.com/expats-caught-up-in-phuket-visa-scams-face-being-forced-to-leave-the-country-84812.php

 

And, if any of the expats referred to in the Phuket News article have used agents to circumvent the mandatory health insurance requirement for retirees with original non-OA visas, then they are even bigger mugs as Phuket Immigration is one of the few offices (if not the only one) which does not enforce this particular requirement in their case! 

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1 hour ago, scubascuba3 said:

easily avoided by choosing a long established and highly recommended agent

Until they aren't 😆

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20 hours ago, jaideedave said:

An agency near the Visa office said the fee was 12,000 baht. I moaned a bit and she said she only got 1k of that. All the rest went directly to the IMM officer.

Because producing a document is worth 12k THB 🤔

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2 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

Because producing a document is worth 12k THB 🤔

extension is 1,900, bank needs a cut, agent needs a cut, Immigration take a big cut, shared amongst staff

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22 hours ago, CharlieH said:

 

 

A well known Agent in Pattaya, mentioned by many: ( not an endorsement or recommendation as I havnt used them personally)

 

Key Visa:

 

 

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RECOMMENED 100 %

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10 minutes ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

I wouldn't know...money in the bank, a few passport page copies, some bank documents, and 1900 THB and 30 minutes does it for me.

i have 800k in the bank also but it's good we have the agent option if need be

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Greetings to all you visa agents processing a single country single passport issued farang application

 

Wish to introduce a dual country dual passport citizen of two countries farang visa application problem

 

Ok one passport Immigration temporary rubber stamp visa inside one country passport but not inside the

other country passport. Immigration offer one country passport entry paper rubber stamp visa not two and

today Immigration is the GOD LAW of rubber stamp passport demanded to identify a bank account

 

So what and why bother with DUAL passport paper rubber stamps? Some lucky people have a pension

government issued from their country passport identity direct deposited to their Thailand bank account

that was open demanded by Immigration visa rubber stamp just to open the passport identity account

 

What I am talking about is if you do not have a rubber stamp retirement visa all the banks in Pattaya refuse

today to open a bank account. You can not even open a ATM DEBIT account that is cash deposit secured insured in all banks! zero theft or loss to a bank! In the past you deposited cash and was given a ATM account

number ATM DEBIT card that was charged user fees and maintenance fees and closed if you spent all the cash

TODAY all has changed under word of mouth un documented  extensions of  Immigration bank visa demands

 

The Immigration Visa retirement stamp has been out of control ever since some criminals borrowed money to prove financial responsibility and forged one year retirement stamp.  Immigration started to lock up all bank accounts to lock down bank money before and after receiving a retirement stamp renewal.   extended  out

where the bank book update  print out is not enough Immigration want 399 Baht letter of proof from the bank attached to bank book print out every year and so locked up your bank  cash bank account number deposit....

 

This is not a bank account issue this is a Immigration visa issue because nobody has educated all the bank

branches that a separated isolated cash deposited insured ATM DEBIT card has nothing to do with Immigration

rubber stamps policy. There should be no logical reason why only retirement identification stamp can open a bank account.  DEBIT ATM is a cash secured deposited ATM service DEBIT card profit, 

 

Some farangs with Thai relatives get CREDIT but Farangs do not get CREDIT cards unless they have a  pay check backed up sponsor or a business or a collateral every farang is treated as  an expired  DEBIT ATM  card with

available bank cash secured  account No threat to Thai banks and nothing to do with Immigration unless you

are one farang who locks up 800,000 Baht secured 3 months before and three months after Immigration rubber stamp inside your ATM DEBIT card? .

 

DO NOT  MOVE TO BANKING  because in order to open a RETIREMENT Immigration bank  account 3 months before and 3 months after the retirement TM7 visa rubber  application you must have a rubber stamp in your

passport. The word of mouth rumors was twisted by Thailand bank branches no rubber stamp no bank acount

 

So can you Immigration visa experts re educate and inform and instruct Thailand Immigration to stop spreading

non documented non legal laws to open a cash deposited cash secured DEBIT ATM bank account for use

traveling and buying Thailand business services using a ATM DEBIT card no loss to any bank charging fees

to service an ATM DEBIT card.

 

ATM DEBIT cash tool travel card has nothing to do with Immigration rubber stamps an d should allow a dual passport citizen to receive retirement pension every month from a ATM DEBIT bank account opened with a

second other country  passport having no rubber stamp.  Why the hell not both passports describe identical

bio metric integrated circuit facial date of birth place of birth etc data but only one has a rubber retirement stamp

so the Thai banks refuse to open a bank account having no visa on same human identity

 

Digest all this before jumping around it is an isolated problem and up to the visa experts to educate massage

the word of mouth under educated legal minds of  Thailand bank branches following non documented word of

mouth rumors spread from distorted false  never regulated loose  evidence rumors

 

The bottom line to all this rambling is there a visa agent expert who can verify

a second passport of a dual citizen with two passport so that the passport with no rubber visa stamp can open a ATM DEBIT bank account?

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39 minutes ago, exant said:

The bottom line to all this rambling is there a visa agent expert who can verify

a second passport of a dual citizen with two passport so that the passport with no rubber visa stamp can open a ATM DEBIT bank account?

That cannot be done. 

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