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bangkokgalaxy

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  1. Hello everyone, I am preparing to visit immigration in two weeks to convert my Non-O to an extension for retirement. The Non-O was issued in late August; I have a 90-day entry stamp on Oct. 4 that extended me until Jan 1, 2019. Here's the question: I am moving in one week from a hotel to a condo unit which is independently owned by a non-Thai national represented by a local realtor. I am trying to confirm the paperwork requirements for getting the extension of stay, and both the realtor and the condo owner do not really understand the process. When I got my Non-O in Penang in August, to fulfill the housing requirements I submitted 1) a Thai National ID from the local hotel owner of my current residence, 2) a letter on the hotel's letterhead (signed by the manager), confirming the date I moved in and the end date of my current rental contract, and 3) a letter (written in Thai) which appears to be the Address Registration form TM30. Given that the new condo owner is a non-Thai, the realtor only says she can provide his overseas passport. Also, for the landlord letter confirming my rental agreement (as was provided to me by my current hotel), will this be a simple letter from the condo owner, or a more formal letter from the condo building, signed by the condo manager, and on their letterhead? Finally, I assume the TM30 form will apply the same as at my current hotel...they just need to fill it out and provide me a copy. As usual, it's difficult getting a clear answer around these technicalities, and hope to avoid a day at immigration only to find out the paperwork is not acceptable. Any input or clarification you can provide would be most appreciated. Thank you!
  2. Thank you, ubonjoe. Very much appreciated.
  3. Thank you. Penang consulate took the original affidavit letter. Does that mean I need to go to the embassy and get a new affidavit before going to immigration...or will a photocopy of the original suffice?
  4. Hello Everyone. I am in the process of finalizing my retirement visa and can't figure a few essential details for the next step to convert to a one year stay based on retirement. Here's what's happened so far: -August 23: Went to Penang and obtained a 1-year Non-Imm O (multiple entry). I provided an income affidavit letter from the US embassy, bank statements from my US bank (I do not have a Thai bank account), and a letter from my Bangkok landlord (Penang consulate kept all copies) -Oct 3. I left and returned to Thailand after a 2 week trip to the US and was stopped at airport immigration upon returning. They said I needed to convert my Non-Imm O for retirement if before I leave and return to Thailand. They gave me a new 90-day stamp until Jan 1. -I am preparing to go to Bangkok immigration office to convert to a one year stay based on retirement. But, what paperwork will I need to present? I only have funds in US banks (which sufficed at the Penang consulate). Will the Bangkok immigration office accept US bank statements? Or...do I now need to open a Thai bank account, assuming I can, and deposit 65k for 3 months in a row (I do not want to use the 800k all at once approach). And, finally, have I complicated the application date by entering/leaving Thailand before the end of the first 90 day stamp which commenced in late August? If I have to wait to go to immigration until the last 30 days of my entry stamp, which date to I use to time that out...8/24 or 10/3? Thanks in advance for any clarification!
  5. bangkokgalaxy

    How to get rid of unwanted cats?

    Anyone who thinks it's ok to torture and kill domestic animals (and that includes cats and dogs), might want to read this and keep these types of illegal and vile thoughts to themselves: http://www.dld.go.th/th/images/stories/law/english/en_cruelty_prevention_act2014.pdf
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    How to get rid of unwanted cats?

    I can notify an organization that humanely rescues unwanted stray cats. What neighborhood do you live? Please provide details, including how many cats total and if they are friendly and can be approached by humans. Please let me know how to contact you to make arrangements to rehome them.
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