It started at 9 am this morning. Hua Hin immigration refused to grant me an extra 60 days on my 90-day allowance on my non-immigrant O.
paperwork all correct but I lived nearer to the Phetchaburi office. Which I do, but is it really necessary to make us go to the other office.
I smiled and begrudgingly we made our way to the Phetchaburi office. We walked in and smiled. Asked the officer to extend my visa. He started by asking why I was not leaving the country? This was then followed by a thorough examination of all the paperwork. He wanted my wife's original Tabien Baan, not a photocopy. Still smiling I said that I would go and fetch it, and was there anything else in addition that he needed? at this point, he got the knock, started laughing at us, and the female staff came to join in. In addition to all the other paperwork we had prepared/ photocopied and had checked at HH immigration, the list as follows was DEMANDED for a 60-day extension on my 90 days multi-entry O visa:
Medical for me
Proof of seasoned funds
My landlady's/ wife's originalTabien Baan
A certification from our Amphur in Bangkok to confirm the original marriage certificate was indeed original
All other paperwork and receipt from our marriage as they would not accept the lady sitting next to me was my wife
One last point to note is that I provided all these documents my Non-o would be cancelled after 60 days extension and I would need to obtain a new one.
yes, they spoke good enough English and understood the request.
I was initially very patient, and polite, infact, I surprisingly remained fairly polite.
I'm losing the will to live in Thailand. Think I'll take my money somewhere it is appreciated.