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Leaving Thailand twice during 30 day under consideration stamp

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Hi all,

 

I am going to be doing another 1 year extension of stay to a Non O visa based on marriage and for the first time ever I will be traveling during the 30 day "under consideration" period. 

 

I know I can keep the entry alive with a re entry permit which I will get on the day I apply at CW. 

 

The thing is, I'm leaving twice during that period and it doesn't really make sense to buy a multiple so I plan to get a single at CW for the first trip and another single at Suvanabhumi for the second. 

 

Two questions:

 

1 - is there any issue with this? Apart from being a waste of passport pages! Learned never to assume when it comes to this stuff. 

 

2 - I want to get the second one at Suvanabhumi around 5am. Very usefully the airline official website lists re entry permit service is both 24/7 and open 5am to Midnight. Either of which is fine but still thought I'd check. 

 

Thanks as always. 

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1. No issues with getting 2 re-entry permits.

2. It is 24/7 now. The desk is after security in immigration zone 2 just before the departure immigration desks.

    The only I forsee is if they are not familiar with doing a re-entry permit for the under consideration period. 

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Make sure your immigration office understand that you will be traveling, and may not be around when and if they do a house visit. It will be easier to explain this ahead of time rather than when they are upset about a wasted visit.

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3 minutes ago, BritTim said:

Make sure your immigration office understand that you will be traveling, and may not be around when and if they do a house visit.

They will not do a home visit since it is not his first extension.

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4 hours ago, ubonjoe said:
4 hours ago, BritTim said:

Make sure your immigration office understand that you will be traveling, and may not be around when and if they do a house visit.

They will not do a home visit since it is not his first extension.

What does immigration do during the 'under consideration' period if not (at least potentially) checking out whether the marriage is still de facto?

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1 hour ago, BritTim said:

What does immigration do during the 'under consideration' period if not (at least potentially) checking out whether the marriage is still de facto?

The application just has to be checked/signed off at regional level. Home visits, if required, are done before the paperwork is sent off so the report is included.

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11 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

1. No issues with getting 2 re-entry permits.

2. It is 24/7 now. The desk is after security in immigration zone 2 just before the departure immigration desks.

    The only I forsee is if they are not familiar with doing a re-entry permit for the under consideration period. 

 

Thanks for this. I hope that they don't have an issue with doing it for the under consideration period. I'm trying to avoid a second trip to CW for the second reentry permit but maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet to make sure. 

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15 hours ago, BritTim said:

Make sure your immigration office understand that you will be traveling, and may not be around when and if they do a house visit. It will be easier to explain this ahead of time rather than when they are upset about a wasted visit.

Does immigration do house visits for retirement visa?

 

If so how often does this occur?

 

Is the for everyone or do they just select random?

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On a related matter, if you get a multiple entry permit during the 30-day "under consideration" period, would that be valid for the entire 1 year extension period once approved (since I believe that the 30-days is part of the 1 year extension period)?

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42 minutes ago, Inquisitorial said:

Does immigration do house visits for retirement visa?

 

If so how often does this occur?

 

Is the for everyone or do they just select random?

I have never heard of immigration doing house visits regarding retirement, marriage yes, but not retirement.

I am on retirement extension, they have never vistited me.

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36 minutes ago, ozgolfguy said:

On a related matter, if you get a multiple entry permit during the 30-day "under consideration" period, would that be valid for the entire 1 year extension period once approved (since I believe that the 30-days is part of the 1 year extension period)?

No

It would only be valid for the 30 day under consideration period.

A re-entry permit issued for the permit to stay you have. There would be no one year extension granted when it was applied for during the under consideration period.

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1 minute ago, ubonjoe said:

No

It would only be valid for the 30 day under consideration period.

A re-entry permit issued for the permit to stay you have. There would be no one year extension granted when it was applied for during the under consideration period.

Thanks Joe

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Joe is right & so are you.

I did that last year & this year also.Better to get your reentry from your Immigration office handling your extension & ensure you turn up on the day requested for the 1 year extension stamp

 

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18 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

1. No issues with getting 2 re-entry permits.

2. It is 24/7 now. The desk is after security in immigration zone 2 just before the departure immigration desks.

    The only I forsee is if they are not familiar with doing a re-entry permit for the under consideration period. 

Shouldn't be a problem - it worked for me last time when I left Thailand under the consideration period. However, an obstacle might be, if you return and don't have an ongoing flight out of Thailand within your "under consideration period", the Airline might refuse transport without proper visa. Then OP should buy another flight out of the Country and cancel later.

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16 minutes ago, Prince77 said:

Shouldn't be a problem - it worked for me last time when I left Thailand under the consideration period. However, an obstacle might be, if you return and don't have an ongoing flight out of Thailand within your "under consideration period", the Airline might refuse transport without proper visa. Then OP should buy another flight out of the Country and cancel later.

The reentry permit is as good as a visa (perhaps even better). If airline check in raises an issue, point that out to them, and get the supervisor involved if necessary.

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