They stamp a new visa that says non O ? Or extend your existing one?
90 Day Reporting
Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:20 PM
Let me get back to you tomorrow on this.
The 'O' bit is bothering me.
Its non immigrant visa but let me check more details, I don't have it to hand right now
Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:07 PM
Posted 12 October 2011 - 08:11 PM
Penang tightened up for dudes without a real reason to be in Thailand.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 06:29 AM
I have extended it each year for a further 12 months.
This was done in the Thai immigration office by filling in the appropiate forms and by proving I had 800,000 Baht in the bank or by supplying a Stat Dec signed by the Australian Embassy in BKK stating my income was in excess of 65,000 baht per calendar month.
The stamp reads-
UDON THANI IMMIGRATION
APPLICATION TO STAY IS PERMITTED UP TO DATE............
APPLICANT MUST LEAVE THE KINGDOM WITHIN THE DATE
SPECIFIED HEREIN, OFFENDERS WILL BE PROSECUTED
TO KEEP YOUR STAY PERMITTED RE-ENTRY PERMIT
MUST BE MADE BEFORE LEAVING THAILAND
NOTIFICATION OF RESIDENCEMUST BE
MADE EVERY 90 DAYS.
A further stamp in red stating RETIREMENT is overstamped on the permission to stay stamp.
Posted 13 October 2011 - 08:53 AM
Posted 13 October 2011 - 10:58 AM
If you arrive at the airport with a 1 year Non-O visa you will get a stamp in your passport showing that you can stay for 90 days. You are supposed to convert your Non-O to a 1 year Retirement (over 50) or marriage visa by that date, it will cost 1900 baht and starts from the date you entered the country. You then have to do the 90 day reporting (free) and when your retirement visa expires you take the forms and paperwork with 1900 baht and you get your retirement visa extended for a further year,
If you need to leave the country get a re-entry visa first, so that your 1 year visa is still valid when you return, otherwise you're a tourist with only 30 days.
Posted 14 October 2011 - 10:29 PM