A Link to The How I Got My “Retiring In Thailand Retirement Visa”

This page only exists to provide this readily accessible link to the Retirement Visa “Retiring In Thailand Retirement Visa” Post which I can never find myself when I want to!

It’s the story of how  the Thai Immigration made a mess of my valid Multiple Entry Visa rendering it invalid and how the result was that I obtained a Retirement Visa – something I didn’t know I could get from here in Thailand.


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2 Responses to “How I Got My Retirement Visa”

  • max corrigan:

    Alan good to hear from you again even if it is your last post, i have taken the big step now, as you have done, and will be up for first extension in March on the visa i got in London.

    I will be applying for an extension based on marriage to Thai national.

    What confuses me is where you say you need 800,000Bht in a Thai bank, what i have been led to believe from various sites is for retirement based on marriage you only require 400,000 deposited from a foreign bank to a Thai bank for two months!

    So is your retirement you have got, not based on marriage, therefore requiring 800,000 in bank

    Regards Max
    And keep up the model engineering!!

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    admin Reply:

    Hi Max and many thanks for your comment.

    Regarding your comment:-

    “I will be applying for an extension based on marriage to Thai national.

    What confuses me is where you say you need 800,000Bht in a Thai bank, what i have been led to believe from various sites is for retirement based on marriage you only require 400,000 deposited from a foreign bank to a Thai bank for two months!”, my response follows below.

    I, too have read something along the lines of what you have just written.

    For my application of extension I followed the published Thai Immigration Bureau documents.

    I will quote the requirements to extend your retirement visa exactly as written in the Thai Immigration document “Documents to be presented to the Thai Immigration Bureau when requesting extension of stay for retirement” relating to proof of financial stability:-

    (Applicant must have one of the following:)

    (Evidence showing monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht) or

    (On the day of making application, evidence of money deposited in a Thai bank amounting to not less than 800,000 Baht; such amount having been continually in the account for at least three months prior to the application) or

    (Evidence showing combined annual income and savings of not less than 800,000 baht on the date of application)

    This document (from which the above is quoted) “Documents to be presented to the Thai Immigration Bureau when requesting extension of stay for retirement” I have placed on my website on the page http://retiringinthailand.net/thai-retirement-visa-extension/ from where you can download said document and study at your leisure.

    (By the way, those exact requirements also appear on the application form TM7 which you can also donload from the above web page)

    As to “extension based on marriage to Thai national” I covered this point on the page http://retiringinthailand.net/thai-retirement-visa-extension/ near the top where it says “Very Important Aside”.

    In short I believe that the extension of stay SHOULD NOT be reliant on marriage to a Thai. Please read the section following “Very Important Aside” for my thoughts on this.

    So there may some validity in what you say about “for retirement based on marriage you only require 400,000″ but in your position I would do what I did and go to the Thai Immigration Bureau well before you need to apply and ask them.

    Comments from other with better information welcome.

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