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.
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
o Identification page
o Non-Immigrant Visa
o All Extensions of Stay stamps
o Latest entry into Thailand stamp
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)
• 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.
To print the checklist, click the button below to download a PDF file
Using 65,000 Baht monthly transfers into a Thai bank account
(Place your signature on all photocopy pages)
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)
(*) 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.
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