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A person I know went to Laos to get a Non-O (dependent) visa, but came back with them issuing a Non-B instead.

They will not be working, and immigration has said they cannot help to change the visa.

 

Has anyone had a similar issue? 

Is there a way to get this fixed without having to leave the country and reapply all over again?

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You either go back to the Embassy/Consulate that issued the wrong Visa, or take it to the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Bangkok.

Those are the only options.

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Just now, Danielsiam said:

Can he get troubles, using that kind of wrong visa ? in exemple, he just need to stay 90 days.. 

If he just needs the 90-day entry, there should be nothing to worry about. He is doing nothing illegal. The only possible issue I could imagine is a suspicious immigration official at some point in the future deciding there is suspicion of illegal working because he"intended to work" earlier. Really, though, I think that is far fetched.

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3 minutes ago, BritTim said:

If he just needs the 90-day entry, there should be nothing to worry about. He is doing nothing illegal. The only possible issue I could imagine is a suspicious immigration official at some point in the future deciding there is suspicion of illegal working because he"intended to work" earlier. Really, though, I think that is far fetched.

Great, because, if ever I get the wrong visa like this, I don't know if I will go back to the desk and ask for correction, maybe they will told to go come back the next day to pick up the right visa, which it can be a big pain who don't like stay 1 more night in Laos especially

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Embassies/consulates issuing the wrong category of non-immigrant visa happens.

 

Presumably they want to apply for an extension of stay as a family member of another foreigner that has a 1 year permit to stay. If so there is no reason why immigration can’t still issue the extension even with a ‘B’ category. The requirement is to enter with a non-immigrant visa, which they’ve done.

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May I ask.... Is this just another example of wrong WORDING again? Cause I have NEVER seen a VISA called dependent before. I guess there are no VISA called dependent at all....

 

I guess that what the thread-starter talks about in some way, is that his friends needs a Non Immigrant O VISA that his friends later, inside Thailand, can convert into an EXTENSION OF STAY BASED ON DEPENDENT.... which is NOT a VISA....

 

Cant understand why none of the earlier posters answering, have pointed this out.

 

glegolo

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17 minutes ago, Crossy said:

The exact terminology matters not in this case, it's obvious what our OP's friend was applying for.

 

The terminology IS important in many areas (visa vs extension of stay for example) but this isn't one of them.

 

 

 

You have edited your post now I can see.... But to answer you Non Immigrant O and you calls it "for others".. I do not have that wording in my countries thai embassy homepage but it is called "spouse/family".....

 

So Crossy what does this poster really mean then?? Can you explain to a poster that do NOT understand.... is he meaning what I thought he meant? 

 

glegolo

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11 hours ago, Sami81 said:

A person I know went to Laos to get a Non-O (dependent) visa, but came back with them issuing a Non-B instead...

 

Sami81, how did the person referred to above fill out the following section of the visa application form:

 

purpose of visit.png

 

Did the person tick the box "Non-Immigrant" and as purpose of visit write "dependent"?

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1 hour ago, Maestro said:

 

Sami81, how did the person referred to above fill out the following section of the visa application form:

 

purpose of visit.png

 

Did the person tick the box "Non-Immigrant" and as purpose of visit write "dependent"?

Yes. It was marked Non-immigrant. And in the purpose, wrote "Non-O, Dependent"

 

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11 hours ago, BritTim said:

Two points:

  1. As already stated, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular Section in Bangkok can change the visa. They will want to contact Vientiane to confirm that the Non B visa was issued in error.
  2. Depending on the immigration office you deal with, there may be no real need to change the visa. Both gave a 90-day non immigrant entry. The written rules indicate that you can request the same extensions regardless of the type of non immigrant visa that was used to enter the country. Unfortunately, some immigration offices may not agree with the rules as written (nothing new there) so getting the visa type changed may be necessary in practice.

Thank you for this.

We will try the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Consular section.

I appreciate the help. Thank you.

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2 hours ago, glegolo said:

So Crossy what does this poster really mean then?? Can you explain to a poster that do NOT understand.... is he meaning what I thought he meant? 

The OP means the Non O Visa was applied for the 'purpose of being a dependant'. 

i.e. A child would be a 'dependant' of their Mother or Father.

 

Extensions of stay are issued based on the 'purpose' of either retirement or marriage.

The stamp above the extension permit denotes the 'purpose' of issue.

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