After a change in the rules concerning unmarried fathers of a Thai child now being denied non o visa's I have
encountered the same levels of frustration when dealing with all things officially Thai related in Blighty.
Cardiff declined my unmarried fathers non O visa (fair enough-as per the new rules) but then declined to give me a non
O visa with the purpose to get a retirement visa in Thailand. Their reason ...I had to show them evidence of £1200 earnings per month.
When I mentioned about a lump sum in a savings in a UK bank account which would more than satisfied the 800,000 thb requirement in Thailand
it would still not be good enough...it had to be the £1200 . A combination of both I asked..no chance they said...
So thanks To advice received on this forum I contacted Hull and eureka....''yes sir as long as you are over 50 and can show us proof of savings exceeding £20,000 in a Uk account we can issue you with a non O visa with the view to retirement in Thailand".
I can see very little info on the retirement subjet on the website of Liverpool or Birmingham so what their policies are is anyones guess.That would need a phone call.
Glasgow does not even appear to have a website...although maybe somebody might point me in the direction if there is one?
And finally to the ''biggy'' in London ,The Royal Thai Embassy you have this under visa types :-
Category "O" with multiple entries
Pension earners or Applicants over 50 years of age, following document is required;
- Pension statement if the applicant is a pension earner, or
- Proof of income with a minimum of £900.00 per month or
- Thai Spouse visa with a copy of marriage certificate and passport or Thai ID of spouse
So this would imply (due to the "or") that you only need a pension statement...not even a sum mentioned.
or you only need to show proof of earnings as £900 PM and not £1200 PM
Now probably this is all incorrect but it just goes to show you the headache that even Thailand in England is
capable of producing when it comes to matters of an official nature
How difficult would it be just to get it right ! I would like to propose a new term for this TITIE (This is Thailand in England).
On a serious note does anybody really know what the real rules are ?
Edited by brizzle, 2012-09-22 19:52:12.