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4 minutes ago, stoolpusher said:

And here I was thinking how tricky it was to get my retirement Visa last year, that I have to do all over again in January 

A 1 year extension of stay based on what is commonly referred to as a retirement visa is actually pretty simple.

You need to show that you have 800,000 baht in a Thai Bank account for 3 (maybe 2) months before renewal and then keep the 800K in that account for 3 months after renewal and never let the account go below 400K if using the money in the bank method.  Don't know too much about the ins and outs of the 65K per month retirement income method such as do you need to transfer 65K a month into the Thai bank every month, or do it on a yearly basis.

But in either case the rest is simple. A bank letter. proof of residence, a picture, copies of your bank book and 1900 baht.

But you really need to double check everything as yur visa could be slightly different than mine with somewhat different requirements. 

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18 minutes ago, Pdoggg said:

A 1 year extension of stay based on what is commonly referred to as a retirement visa is actually pretty simple.

You need to show that you have 800,000 baht in a Thai Bank account for 3 (maybe 2) months before renewal and then keep the 800K in that account for 3 months after renewal and never let the account go below 400K if using the money in the bank method.  Don't know too much about the ins and outs of the 65K per month retirement income method such as do you need to transfer 65K a month into the Thai bank every month, or do it on a yearly basis.

But in either case the rest is simple. A bank letter. proof of residence, a picture, copies of your bank book and 1900 baht.

But you really need to double check everything as yur visa could be slightly different than mine with somewhat different requirements. 

Thanks Mr. P 

 Nong Kai immigration gave me a printed out list of what I need and also gave me the website name "  https://immigrationbangkok.com/thailand-immigration-forms/ " , mine is the TM 7 form according to the big wigs .

   It all looks simple enough and I have already got every thing sorted except the bank statement as that needs to be done on the day of application .

 

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3 minutes ago, stoolpusher said:

It all looks simple enough and I have already got every thing sorted except the bank statement as that needs to be done on the day of application .

The bank book must be updated and the bank letter must be dated on the day of the application.   Sometimes there is nothing than can be updated (if the bank book was updated recently) and if this is the case a workaround is to deposit a small amount in the account and immediately itdraw that same amout so the book can be updated and the amount in the bank book matches exactly the amount on the bank letter.

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Well I don't see any topic heading"s on New Years greetings so I will put one here.

Happy New Year and all the best for an upcoming year that hopefully is a lot better than 2020!.

Mind you looking at news items on Thai News is does not look really positive. I saw a statement from the tourism minister saying it might be 2022 before things are moving properly.

I have a weird theory. I wonder if after a few years of trying, that the government is taking the opportunity to use the Covid thing to totally disrupt Pattaya and turn it into what they see as a more "respectable"place. If this thing goes on for a long time, the "naughty bars will slowly disappear änd all the girls retreat back to Isaan and neighbouring countries, leaving the properties to be scooped up by "respectable"owners and turned into premises more attractive to an Asian audience. I understand that there are people in power who have interests in Pattaya property. Who knows what they might concoct?.

Is that being too conspiracy minded?.

From what I understand the local are shit scared of Covid, stirred on by the government, so that allows things to happen that may not occur in other times. Mind you they are not Robinson Crusoe there!.

Lets hope my theory is wrong and things improve over the next few months.

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Its been common knowledge for a few years now that they want to close walking street as it is prime real-estate and the same for soi 6 so your Idea 

sounds spot on Woodie , what a perfect time to get the dozer in but leave soi Pothole just the way it is.   

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1 hour ago, stoolpusher said:

Its been common knowledge for a few years now that they want to close walking street as it is prime real-estate and the same for soi 6 so your Idea 

sounds spot on Woodie , what a perfect time to get the dozer in but leave soi Pothole just the way it is.   

Soi Pothole, where is that??.

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