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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by bamakmak » July 5, 2017, 1:58 pm

Just finished getting my one-year retirement extension and multiple re-entry. 22 minutes from walking into the office until walking out. Great job!



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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by MALC » July 6, 2017, 5:04 am

sorry guys i should have said i used to do my visa in Nong Khai before udon opened.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Bonanza » February 19, 2018, 4:22 pm

I have a friend from UK staying with me at present. He has a 'retirement' visa valid for three months which expires on 28th Feb and wishes to extend his stay in Thailand until 09 March.

Today we went ti Udon Immigration to request a ten day visa extension. The immigration officer regretted that he was unable to assist with this ten day extension - however, he could give my friend an additional two months extension!! :D

All completed in less than thirty minutes. TIT.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Brian Davis » February 19, 2018, 4:56 pm

May I ask what your friend paid, Bonanza?

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Lone Star » February 19, 2018, 5:10 pm

Bonanza wrote:
February 19, 2018, 4:22 pm
I have a friend from UK staying with me at present. He has a 'retirement' visa valid for three months which expires on 28th Feb and wishes to extend his stay in Thailand until 09 March.

Today we went ti Udon Immigration to request a ten day visa extension. The immigration officer regretted that he was unable to assist with this ten day extension - however, he could give my friend an additional two months extension!! :D

All completed in less than thirty minutes. TIT.
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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by boes » February 19, 2018, 5:49 pm

Going to apply for my extension of stay soon.
What are the actual requirements of documentation at the moment at Udon Immigration ? any changes from last year ?

TM.7

1 4X6cm photo

1,900 b application fee

Passport and photocopies of main ID page, retirement visa page, last stamp into Thailand, departure card.

Photocopy of bank ID page and pages showing 800,000 thb

Letter from the bank certifying my account and balance

Yellow house book

Thanks for any info !

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by macca46 » February 19, 2018, 6:11 pm

Pass book should be updated on the day of visit, according to there law you are supposed to show a map from you residence to immigration can be hand drawn.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Lone Star » February 19, 2018, 6:17 pm

macca46 wrote:
February 19, 2018, 6:11 pm
Pass book should be updated on the day of visit, according to there law you are supposed to show a map from you residence to immigration can be hand drawn.
Good tip on the map.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by sometimewoodworker » February 19, 2018, 7:23 pm

Bonanza wrote:
February 19, 2018, 4:22 pm
I have a friend from UK staying with me at present. He has a 'retirement' visa valid for three months which expires on 28th Feb and wishes to extend his stay in Thailand until 09 March.
Your friend probably had a Non-O single entry visa which was used/cancelled the day he entered Thailand. He was then given a 3 month permission to stay (this is not a visa)
Today we went ti Udon Immigration to request a ten day visa extension. The immigration officer regretted that he was unable to assist with this ten day extension - however, he could give my friend an additional two months extension!! :D

All completed in less than thirty minutes. TIT.
There is no 10 day extension so the official was correct he could not give that only a 60 day extension of an entry with a Non-O or Non-B

There is only a 7 day period given if the extension is refused
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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by semperfiguy » February 23, 2018, 3:49 pm

Over the past several months I have heard from a number of American expats that their Income Affidavit is accepted at Udon Immigration for their retirement extensions, but they were also asked to see their bank books in order to validate the flow of monthly income that is claimed on the Affidavit. In 8 years I have never been asked to see anything more than the Income Affidavit. Last year the Immigration Officer asked if I had my bank book with me and I told her "no" and she let it go at that. I'm just wondering if they have changed their policy and are requiring more proof of income, or does the procedure just vary from expat to expat, day to day or officer to officer. I would have no problem substantiating my income, but trying to track it through my bank books would be very complicated and I’d rather avoid getting into a lengthy discussion with an impatient Immigration Officer on that day.

Will forum members kindly respond with their own personal experiences with this one point. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Hoopoe » February 23, 2018, 3:55 pm

I was in there this afternoon ,quite busy , i did a 90 day report for a friend who's in hospital,just took his passport , i signed the printed out sheet report no problems , i always have a laugh with the new guy ,his English is very good ,

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Raoul Duke » February 23, 2018, 5:52 pm

Hoopoe wrote:
February 23, 2018, 3:55 pm
I was in there this afternoon ,quite busy , i did a 90 day report for a friend who's in hospital,just took his passport , i signed the printed out sheet report no problems , i always have a laugh with the new guy ,his English is very good ,
Yes I agree.The new gent is a good chat.He looks like Farang lineage to me.
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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by 86Tiger » February 23, 2018, 8:10 pm

semperfiguy wrote:
February 23, 2018, 3:49 pm
Over the past several months I have heard from a number of American expats that their Income Affidavit is accepted........

Will forum members kindly respond with their own personal experiences with this one point. Thanks in advance!

I did extension 22 Nov with US Embassy letter and there was no mention of ban book.



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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by thighlander » February 23, 2018, 8:21 pm

semperfiguy wrote:
February 23, 2018, 3:49 pm
Over the past several months I have heard from a number of American expats that their Income Affidavit is accepted at Udon Immigration for their retirement extensions, but they were also asked to see their bank books in order to validate the flow of monthly income that is claimed on the Affidavit. In 8 years I have never been asked to see anything more than the Income Affidavit. Last year the Immigration Officer asked if I had my bank book with me and I told her "no" and she let it go at that. I'm just wondering if they have changed their policy and are requiring more proof of income, or does the procedure just vary from expat to expat, day to day or officer to officer. I would have no problem substantiating my income, but trying to track it through my bank books would be very complicated and I’d rather avoid getting into a lengthy discussion with an impatient Immigration Officer on that day.

Will forum members kindly respond with their own personal experiences with this one point. Thanks in advance!
Rarely, do they check in CM (in case you are interested). Appearances are everything, here. No doubt, someone looking like a bum will be more likely to have to show proof. Older expats not being able to pay hospital bills is a continual problem. Yes, happens to the much younger backpackers with the bike accidents, but they didn't file a sworn affidavit claiming significant income.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by vincemunday » February 1, 2019, 1:20 pm

Went to do my 90 day today, had 4 in front of me and I was still in and out in a matter of minutes, very happy.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by MusicalBars » February 1, 2019, 3:28 pm

bet they still havent put the no tips signs up like they have in Nong Khai

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Post by vincemunday » February 1, 2019, 4:02 pm

No, as of this morning there were no signs
The forest was shrinking daily but the trees kept voting for the axe as its handle was made of wood and they thought it was one of them.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by mak » February 2, 2019, 7:53 am

I tried to give a 200 baht tip at Udon Immigration on Thursday but the officer said, in a loud voice, NO! 500 baht.

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by saint » February 2, 2019, 8:58 am

Can i ask what the tip was for ?

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Re: Udon Immigration

Post by Lone Star » February 2, 2019, 9:06 am

mak wrote:
February 2, 2019, 7:53 am
I tried to give a 200 baht tip at Udon Immigration on Thursday but the officer said, in a loud voice, NO! 500 baht.
I always sneak one in.
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