DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST - CHONBURI iMMIGRATION


The following links are to checklists for retirement and marriage extensions of permitted stay in Thailand.

They include the documents required by Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration only.  Each Thai Immigration Office has their own requirements. If you are applying elsewhere, you should contact the Office where you plan to apply as to their requirements.

Please note that these checklists are based on reports by Expats on their experience and is usually what is required. However, individual Immigration Officers have the authority to ask for additional documents.

NOTE: These checklists are not the complete requirements, but for use in assembling the necessary documents. For complete information on the requirements, please visit the Extending Your Stay webpage.


RETIREMENT

The following checklists contain the latest information we have on requirements of the Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office:

Using 800,000 Baht in a Thai Bank

  •  TM.7 Application for Extension of Stay
  •  Photograph (Available at shop next to Immigration)

  •  Original Passport
  • Photo Copy of passport (If using a newer passport, only copies of the pages showing Immigration transfer stamps and subsequent extension stamps if applicable)

o   Identification page

o   Non-Immigrant Visa

o   All Extensions of Stay stamps

o   Latest entry into Thailand stamp


  •  Photo Copy of TM.6 Departure Card

  • Original Bank Passbook(s) for 2 months prior to date of application (initial extension) or preceding 12 months (renewal of extension) – Note: Do an ATM transaction and update passbook on the day of application)

  • Photo Copy of Bank Passbook page(s) that show:

o At least 800,000 baht for 2 preceding months (initial & renewals)

o At least 800,000 baht for the 3 months after date of last application (renewals)

o At least 400,000 baht for the remaining 7 months (renewals)

  • Original - Bank Letter attesting to Name and Account Number for the Bank Account dated on the day of application or, if applying early in the morning, the previous day

  • ONLY IF UNDERLYING VISA was a Non-Immigrant OA” -- Evidence of having required health insurance coverage should coincide with the beginning date of the extension period. Click here for more information on requirement.

 • Copy of Proof of Residence documents (Rental Agreement, House Book, Company documents if Company owned, etc.) There have been some reports that a current Thai Driving License showing current address has been accepted (address is on reverse side), but will depend on Immigration Officer taking the application. In the case of a rental agreement, they may also want to see copy of Thai owner ID (or non-Thai’s passport identity page) and a copy of owner’s house book for the property.


  • Evidence that a TM.30 Address Report has been made.

  • Extension Fee 1,900 Baht



Using 65,000 Baht monthly transfers into a Thai bank account

(Place your signature on all photocopy pages)

  • TM 7 Application tor Extension of Stay
  • Photograph (Available at shop next to Immigration)
  •  Original - Passport
  • Photo Copy of passport pages (If you had pages transferred from old to new passport, you only need copies of the pages showing Immigration transfer stamps and subsequent extension stamps if applicable)
           o   Identification page
           o   Non-Immigrant Visa
           o   All Extensions of Stay stamps
           o   Latest entry into Thailand stamp
          o    Photo Copy of TM.6 Departure Card


  •  Original - Bank Letter verifying Account is in your name and showing the current balance - should be dated on date of application or previous day if applying early before banks open (this is the same letter as required for those using 800,000 in Thai bank and most bank branches are very familiar with it)
  •  Original - Embassy Certification Letter attesting to 65,000 baht in monthly income is required if your Embassy issues such letters. If your Embassy does not certify monthly income (UK, USA, Australia), you will need the following:

o   Original Bank Passbook showing transactions for 12 months preceding the date of application (on the day of application do an ATM withdrawal then update bank book)

o   Photo Copy of Bank Passbook(s) pages showing all the above transactions - the transaction on the date of application can be omitted from the photocopies

o   Original - Bank Letter showing transfers from source outside of Thailand for the 12 months preceding the application date showing at least 65,000 baht in each month). Example of Bangkok Bank letter on the next page (*) This is a separate letter from the one verifying the account.

o   Copy of document showing source of income may be requested by the Immigration Officer (e g., Statement of Pension amount from source (not over 6 months old)

  • ONLY IF UNDERLYING VISA was a Non-Immigrant "OA" - -- Evidence of having required health insurance coverage should coincide with the beginning date of the extension period. Click here for more information on requirement.
  • Copy(ies) of Proof of Residence (e g.. Rental Agreement, Housebook. Company documents if Company owned, etc.)There have been some reports that a current Thai Driving License showing current address has been accepted (address is on reverse side), but will depend on Immigration Officer taking the application. In the case of a rental agreement, they may also want to see copy of Thai owner ID (or non-Thai’s passport identity page) and a copy of owner’s house book for the property.
  • Evidence that a TM.30 Address Report has been made.
  • Extension Fee - 1,900 Baht

(*) If your bank will not provide a letter similar to the Bangkok Bank, Immigration may accept certified bank statements letter. IF the passbook does not show the source of the deposit is from outside of Thailand, obtain receipt (credit advice) for each deposit (A member with an account at Kasikorn Bank did this and also provided a single sheet showing just the dates and amounts of the international pension deposits for the previous 12 months. These were accepted by Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration).

 To print the checklist, click the button below to download a PDF file:


Using the Combination of Baht in a Thai bank and Monthly Transfers

If you are using  the permitted Combination method, you will need the documents listed for financial requirements from both checklists. 

The Combination method requires you show you have sufficient funds on deposit in a Thai bank, that when added to monthly income x 12 months will be equal to or greater than 800,000 baht.


MARRIAGE

The following checklists contain the latest information we have on requirements of the Chonburi (Pattaya) Immigration Office

NOTE:  There is no combination of financial resources allowed when applying  for Marriage extensions.


CHECKLIST FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL OF EXTENSION BASED ON MARRIAGE OR RELATED TO A THAI USING 400,000 BAHT IN THAI BANK

[Sign all photocopies & have original of document available]
(do not staple documents together – use paperclips)

• TM.7 Application for Extension of Stay
• Photograph (Available at shop next to Immigration)
• Original – Passport
• Photo Copy of passport (at least the following, but you may want to include all stamped pages in case more is asked for):o Identification page
        o Non-Immigrant Visa
        o All Extensions of Stay stamps
        o Latest entry into Thailand stamp
• Photo Copy of TM.6 Departure Card (if you have one)
• Proof of family/spousal relationship (Marriage registration or Birth certificate)
• Original – latest Bank Passbook (on day of application – do an ATM transaction and update
passbook)
• Photo Copy of Bank Passbook showing pages for the 2 months prior to application date (the passbook will need to show that the balance has been at least 400,000 baht for the 2- month period)
• Original - Bank Letter attesting to Name, Account Number, & balance for the Bank Account – dated on the day of application or, if applying early in the morning, the previous day
• Copy(ies) of Proof of Residence documents (Rental Agreement, Housebook, Company documents if Company owned, etc. [also any utility bill in your name for the address)
• Map showing location of residence – hand drawn from Immigration Office to residence
• Photographs of applicant & spouse in various rooms of home plus another that includes the house/condo number
• Copy of spouse ID card – signed by spouse or for family member, ID card or Housebook showing name.

  • Evidence that a TM.30 Address Report has been made.

• Extension Fee – 1,900 Baht

Note: The wife or child(ren) may be required to also be present. A 30 day provisional extension is usually granted as paperwork will need to be reviewed and approved in Bangkok. Also, if based on Thai spouse, during this period, Immigration Officers have been known to visit the residence to verify the couple are living together as husband and wife.


CHECKLIST FOR ANNUAL RENEWAL OF EXTENSION BASED ON MARRIAGE OR RELATED TO A THAI USING 40,000 BAHT IN MONTHLY INCOME

[Sign all photocopies & have original of document available]
(do not staple documents together – use paperclips)

• TM.7 Application for Extension of Stay
• Photograph (Available at shop next to Immigration)
• Original – Passport
• Photo Copy of passport pages showing (at least the following, but you may want to include all stamped pages in
case more is asked for):
       o Identification page
       o Non-Immigrant Visa
       o All Extensions of Stay stamps
       o Latest entry into Thailand stamp
• Photo Copy of TM.6 Departure Card
• Proof of family/spousal relationship (Marriage registration or Birth certificate)
• Evidence of having an average of 40,000 baht in monthly income – relevant Thai income tax documents
or, if from outside of Thailand, an original Embassy Certification Letter attesting to the equivalent of at least 40,000 baht in monthly income. If your Embassy does not certify monthly income (UK, USA, Australia), you will need the following:
       o Photo Copy of Bank Passbook(s) pages showing all transactions for previous 12 months.
       o Original Bank Passbook showing a transaction on the day of application, e.g., do an ATM
withdrawal then update bank book.
       o Original – Bank Letter verifying Account – name and current balance – should be dated on date of application or previous day if applying early before banks open (this is the same letter as required for those using 400,000 in Thai bank and most bank branches are very familiar with it).
      o Original - Bank Letter showing transfers from source outside of Thailand for previous 12
months (it should show that an average of total transfers for the 12 months would equal
40,000 baht per month). Visit http://www.pcecnews.com/permNL/Example-BankLetter-
Monthly-Deposits.pdf for an example.
• Copy(ies) of Proof of Residence documents (Rental Agreement, Housebook, Company documents
if Company owned, etc. – also a utility bill showing your name and the address)
• Photocopy of Spouse’s ID card signed by spouse or for family member ID card or housebook
showing name
• Map showing location of residence – hand drawn from Immigration Office to residence
• Photographs of applicant and spouse in various rooms and another that includes house/condo
number.

  • Evidence that a TM.30 Address Report has been made.

• Extension Fee – 1,900 Baht

Note: The wife or child(ren) may be required to also be present. A 30 day provisional extension is
usually granted as paperwork will need to be reviewed and approved in Bangkok. Also, if based on
Thai spouse, during this period, Immigration Officers have been known to visit the residence to verify the couple are living together as husband and wife.

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