Guys, here is a REAL TIME account of obtaining a retirement visa yearly extension
On Wednesday I went to my bank K bank in the avenue and asked for a printout of my account for the last 14 months ( my visa is from Dec 5th to Dec 5th )
so I would qualify regarding the 12 months 65k + transfer from outside Thailand ( HSBC UK ).
The lady did this and also made a letter stating the 14 transfers and the amount for each and the total amount deposited from overseas.
All transfers were above 65k.
I also obtained a letter stating there was over 800k in a second account I have there ( as a back up in case the monthly transfer method was rejected ).
Both letters cost 200tb each no charge for the 14 month summary printout.
I went to Immigration on Thursday and presented all the usual copy of the normally required documents plus the printout of my account for the last 14 months and bank letter coffering them.
The Officer asked me were the money came from I told her it was from my pension it is payed by the MOD she than asked me if I have any documentation to prove this
I informed her I have a letter from the Military pension Agency I receive every year stating the current years payments and the next years payments ( it is index linked and increases every year ).
I also told her I have a copy of the letter I obtained from the British Embassy last December regarding my pension that I have used for many years stating my pension payment she ask me to return with them for her to look at.
I asked if it was necessary for me to provied them she said yes in order that my visa application would be accepted.
I returned with them after 45 mins and she looked at them and placed them in my ever growing pile of paper work and gave me a numbered card and told me to collect the passport after 1400hrs the next day.
I collected my passport the next day I asked if the 90 day reporting starts from today I was told no it runs as is stated on the slip that is in my passport.
All good for another year lets hope no new hoops to jump through next December ?.
As a side note I had on a short sleeved shirt long trousers and shoes ( not sure it made any difference however I like to edge my bets ).
I hope this is of some use to the BM if any have any questions post here or PM me.
I was not asked for any ( tee money ) and only payed the 1,900tb fee.