Retirement extension - Minor Query

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Giggle
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Re: Retirement extension - Minor Query

Post by Giggle » April 22, 2018, 12:47 pm

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Nong Khai Immigration does not accept affidavits from any embassies. Only proof of money in a Thai bank. Period.
Applicants are also required to bring their wives (with all accompanying paperwork) including bedroom photos, for their retiree extensions. It's a more exclusive place to live. :roll: :lol:

Also, to renew driver's license in Nong Khai, applicants must visit immigration to have them sign a release (yes, even if you have a yellow book). That release takes days to complete so applicants must go back to pick it up, only to carry it back to the license people who give you an "appointment" for their video and brake test -- some days in the future. Minimum of three visits assuming nothing gets $@*&ed up.

Ahhh paradise.

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Re: Retirement extension - Minor Query

Post by BobHelm » April 22, 2018, 1:05 pm

I believe that the use of the above form has been running for at least a year in Nong Khai Giggle ?
Have you heard of any difficulties/problems with retirees going back to Immigration this year?
Or is everybody just complying with the transfer & proof??

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Re: Retirement extension - Minor Query

Post by Giggle » April 22, 2018, 2:26 pm

I know a few people who do not meet the requirements and must leave the country every few months. I know a few others who get their annual extensions from a paid *ahem* fixer because of this requirement. I put the required funds in a Thai bank several years ago and don't think much about it until my renewal rolls around. The lesson is that requirements differ from province to province, from day to day, and from one interpretation to another. It's intentionally vague.

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