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    Thai visa extension based on having a legal Thai spouse.

    Further to a reading a similar thread dealing with visa extensions requirements (retirement):

    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Can the monthly income for retirement Visa extension come from a Thai bank?
    and a link provided by Pragmatic:

    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Extension based on retirement - thailawonline
    The same company provides a similar page when the extension is based on being A Member Of A Thai Family, which one assumes is up to date:

    Extension based on marriage - thailawonline

    Which is well worth a read for anyone who is applying on that basis.

    Plenty of info tips, procedures, required "paper work" and the usual suggestion of visiting your designated TIO for any clarifications.

    There is also a copy the Thai Ministry regulation/police order number.

    THE REGULATION

    ================================================== =
    Police order 777/2551

    2.18 In the case of a family member of a Thai (applicable only to parents, spouse, child, adopted child or child of his/her spouse):
    Permission will be granted for a period of not more than 1 year at a time.

    (1) The alien has obtained a temporary visa (NON-IM)
    (2) Proof of family relationship
    (3) In the case of a spouse, the marital relationship shall be dejure (legitimate) and de facto;
    (4) In the case of a child, adopted child or child of his/her spouse, the said person must not be married, must be living with the family, and must be less than 20 years of age; or
    (5) In the case of a parent, one of parents must have an average annual income of not less than 40,000 baht per month or a money deposit of not less than 400,000 baht for expenses within a year.
    (6) In case of marriage with a Thai lady, the husband who is an alien must have an average annual income of not less than 40,000 baht per month or a money deposit in a local Thai bank of not less than 400,000 baht for the past 2 months for expenses within a year.

    (the paragraph about “husband” should be considered as “husband” or “wife”.)




    Last edited by OhOh; 23-08-2020 at 10:27 AM. Reason: Thank you TheRealKW commas removed
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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Which is well worth, a read, for anyone who is applying on that basis.

    The commas are superfluous.

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    hmmm... contributing to the thread eh?

    Go ahead let 'im know No Commas No Extension Simple as that

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    The commas are superfluous.
    And your correcting him on that point is superfluous. WGAF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    The commas are superfluous
    Thank you for you suggestion and for proof reading, my post #1.

    Updated to suit.

    However I feel obliged to add, to clarify my comma usage here on TD, that the following web site suggests a more flexible attitude:

    English Grammar Today on Cambridge Dictionary

    Informs me that comma usage is acceptable when utilised thus:

    "We use commas to separate words or phrases that mark where the voice would pause slightly:

    I can’t tell you now. However, all will be revealed tomorrow at midday.


    We had, in fact, lost all of our money.


    James, our guide, will accompany you on the boat across to the island."

    Punctuation - English Grammar Today - Cambridge Dictionary

    Having been responsible, to my then employers, to speak at international conferences and ensure all, including those whose native language was not English. I found pauses, assisted them all to understood my presentations and allow them time to write them down, add O/H presentation slide numbers etc. if necessary.

    Some used their notes to highlight their questions during the later, question and answer opportunities. At the end of my presentations, over lunch or at the bar in the evenings.

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    Well done, OhOh.

    It's always good to see the proudly ignorant being ignored.

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    hmm... OhOh, seems ya got a few followers, a veritable fan club ya could say
    Thai visa extension based on having a legal Thai spouse.-hyenas-jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    let 'im know
    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    correcting him
    Please, my gender, is as flexible as my comma insertions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    a veritable fan club ya could say
    Pack members are free to leave at any point.

    Whereas these poor AA ('arry's apparatchik) souls, are obligated by contract to respond in a timely manner:

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Please, my gender,
    oops, apologies

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    Can the monthly deposits for 1 year instead of proof of income be in a joint account of husband and wife?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RPETER65 View Post
    Can the monthly deposits for 1 year instead of proof of income be in a joint account of husband and wife?
    No, in such case you can not prove that it is your monthly deposit.

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    Does anyone know if it's essential to be on a 90 day 'Non Imm-O' visa in order to obtain an extension based on marriage?

    If so, has anyone arrived on a 'Tourist Visa', then obtained a 'Non Imm-O' Visa at their local office?

    What was needed?

    TIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    If so, has anyone arrived on a 'Tourist Visa', then obtained a 'Non Imm-O' Visa at their local office?
    I haven't but many other have, it is supposed to be easy.

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    It shouldn't be an issue.

    the foreigner on a Visa Exemption stamp or a Tourist Visa can still apply for a Thai marriage visa inside Thailand as long as the foreigner has already met the requirements for the non-immigrant O visa and the one year Thai marriage visa applications. This can be done at the local Thai immigration office in the province where the foreigner and Thai spouse are residing.

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    Though there may be some tutting, huffing and a light scolding at having to root out an extra document.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmond View Post
    Though there may be some tutting, huffing and a light scolding at having to root out an extra document.
    yes always reserve some time for the unexpected, don't go at the last day of your permit to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Does anyone know if it's essential to be on a 90 day 'Non Imm-O' visa in order to obtain an extension based on marriage?

    If so, has anyone arrived on a 'Tourist Visa', then obtained a 'Non Imm-O' Visa at their local office?

    What was needed?

    TIA.
    I have and it's not easy (paperwork wise), but possible.

    You have to be on a non imm visa to extend.

    Landed in BBK and got 30 day VOA, extended for 60 days after that for visiting family, then changed to a single entry non O (good for 90 days) whilst I applied and seasoned the 400k for a the 1 year extension for being married to a Thai national.
    Black diamonds? I shit 'em.

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    ...will see if I still have the list of paperwork needed. Get back to you later.

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    Thanks, all.

    Arriving on a tourist visa then leaving again to somewhere like Penang to get a 'Non-O' will obviously involve a double quarantine, so I'm keen to avoid that.

    So I'm hoping Eddie is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogon View Post
    ...will see if I still have the list of paperwork needed. Get back to you later.
    Thanks.

    Seems to be marriage cert. plus 400K.

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    The 400,000 has to be "seasoned" for 2 months mate.

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    Yes, that won't be a problem.

    It arrived in my account this morning and won't be needed until July.

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    If the spouse is already inhouse, I'd get them to visit the local immigration office to confirm, after 30 minutes of off-tangent meaningless babble with the IO or their assistant. Or else contact local visa agents about the possibility of either changing from a TR to non-O or getting a 12 month extension of temporary stay based on family while on a TR. Better to be safe than sorry and get it all but confirmed before applying for the TR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Thanks, all.

    Arriving on a tourist visa then leaving again to somewhere like Penang to get a 'Non-O' will obviously involve a double quarantine, so I'm keen to avoid that.

    So I'm hoping Eddie is correct.



    Thanks.

    Seems to be marriage cert. plus 400K.
    This is the national definitive list of what is required for a Marriage extension, albeit we all know that there can be variations per individual offices.

    Marriage (M) – Phuket Immigration Volunteers

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Yes, that won't be a problem.

    It arrived in my account this morning and won't be needed until July.
    I arrived in March 2020 on a tourist visa, extended it, then swapped to a 90 day non-o at my local immigration office based on marriage, then extended it for a year. I also loaned a buddy 400k so he could do the same. Both cases were done at a tiny immigration office in the boonies, above board, and even the tiny immigration office knew exactly what we were trying to do.

    Need:

    TM86

    All the normal non-o paperwork.

    And 400k baht in your Thai bank account at the time of application.

    Critical Points:

    You MUST apply 15 days BEFORE your last day. If you have a 60 day visa, then you must apply on or before the 45th day. A day late and they could flat deny you. This point almost fucked me during the beginning of covid.

    400k baht in a thai bank account at the time of application. Does not need to be seasoned to apply for the visa change (90day) but DOES need to be seasoned by the time you apply for extention. If you put the money in at the time of application, it will be seasoned by the time you extend. Donít go under 400k.

    You must apply for the extension 15 days before your last non-o day. If you get a 90 day non-o, apply to extend on day 75.

    1 year extension was harder and more of a pain in the ass than the swap to non-o. House visits & shit. But still straightforward.

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