Support our Sponsors >> Smooci - Escorts on Demand | M Club Pattaya | Heaven Gentleman's Club | Luxury Pattaya Nightly Condo Rentals | Pattaya Short Term Rentals | Le Pub Soi Diamond | Absolute Angels Bangkok | Pattaya Investigations | Spankys Bangkok | Australian Adult Video | Pimp Pad Pattaya | Babydolls Agogo | Bangkok Playgirls - Escorts |

>> Thai Friendly | DClub Agogo | Max Performer | 100 Girls on Demand | Mizz Thai Pattaya Girls | Donating to the Forum | Agoda Users Please Read | Mamasan Nut's Birthday Party at Babydolls | Add your Text here

  • Announcements

    • whitespider

      Agoda Users - PLEASE READ   18/08/17

      URGENT Attention Agoda Users - Agoda have reduced their cookie length from 90 days to just one day. If you use Agoda, and you would like the forum to receive the commission for your booking, please click any Any Agoda link here IMMEDIATELY prior to making your booking. If you click and then book the next day, without clicking a link again here, Agoda now simply keeps 100% of it. Many thanks to everyone who has supported us in the past - it is very much appreciated.  
    • Ducey

      To login use your Display Names opposed to the old login names   18/03/17

      To login please now use your Display Names as opposed to the old login names. The forum is not broken! If you cannot remember your Display name, please check the emails you have received from the forum or send us a message using the Contact Us link at the bottom of every page.
psm916

Is the Thai Marriage visa one year or three months?

36 posts in this topic

Pattaya Business Services

"This Visa is available with single entry only, it is no longer possible to be granted a multiple entry Visa. If wishing to stay longer it will be necessary to visit a Thai Immigration Office near to where you will be staying and enquire about the procedure for extending your stay. The single entry Visa is valid for three months from date of issue and allows a single stay in Thailand of up to 90 days."

This is the information being given on the Thai consulate website in Hull in the UK. http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/non-immigrant-visa-cat-o-married.php

Does this mean that even with a Non O marriage Visa, it is only valid for six months and then I am out?

My Thai wife has a two year multiple entry Visa for the UK? Why are they making it so difficult? It looks like the thai authorities are actively discouraging their citizens from marrying foreigners. It's hardly as if we would be a drain on their welfare state or free health service; because they don't have one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, psm916 said:

"This Visa is available with single entry only, it is no longer possible to be granted a multiple entry Visa. If wishing to stay longer it will be necessary to visit a Thai Immigration Office near to where you will be staying and enquire about the procedure for extending your stay. The single entry Visa is valid for three months from date of issue and allows a single stay in Thailand of up to 90 days."

This is the information being given on the Thai consulate website in Hull in the UK. http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/non-immigrant-visa-cat-o-married.php

Does this mean that even with a Non O marriage Visa, it is only valid for six months and then I am out?

My Thai wife has a two year multiple entry Visa for the UK? Why are they making it so difficult? It looks like the thai authorities are actively discouraging their citizens from marrying foreigners. It's hardly as if we would be a drain on their welfare state or free health service; because they don't have one.

I was in the Thai Consulate in Cardiff recently, just for a Tourist Visa, and was told they are no longer able to do multiple-entries on Retirement Visas - sounds like it's the same with Marriage.

AFAIK, no problem getting them in Thailand so just get a Tourist Visa then get the longer-stay Visa with multiple entry there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I get a three month O Visa here for free from the Thai Consulate.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it might be the same as in Australia. They have restricted which consulates can issue the one year multiple entry Visas. I suggest you contact the embassy in London and ask about the one year Visa. Each stay will only be 90 days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, psm916 said:

"This Visa is available with single entry only, it is no longer possible to be granted a multiple entry Visa. If wishing to stay longer it will be necessary to visit a Thai Immigration Office near to where you will be staying and enquire about the procedure for extending your stay. The single entry Visa is valid for three months from date of issue and allows a single stay in Thailand of up to 90 days."

This is the information being given on the Thai consulate website in Hull in the UK. http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/non-immigrant-visa-cat-o-married.php

Does this mean that even with a Non O marriage Visa, it is only valid for six months and then I am out?

My Thai wife has a two year multiple entry Visa for the UK? Why are they making it so difficult? It looks like the thai authorities are actively discouraging their citizens from marrying foreigners. It's hardly as if we would be a drain on their welfare state or free health service; because they don't have one.

You can get a 3 month Non Immigrant "O" Visa and apply for Marriage Extension before it expires. You will need proof that your income is over 40k baht a month, plus all relevant documentation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After you have arrived in Thailand you can request an extension of stay based on marriage for your Non O. Cost 1900 THB.

The extn of stay is not a Visa but will be valid for you to remain in Thailand with your wife for 1 year, you will have to report every 90 days to your local Imm' office to confirm your address in Thailand.

If you wish to leave Thailand during the 1 year extn of stay you will need to obtain a re-entry permit, single or multiple depending on your travel circumstances.

You will copies of your Thai  marriage cert, Kor Ror 2, proof of income over 40k THB a month or 400k in a Thai bank account. Copies of your passport, Thai wifes ID card and house book, photos of you and your wife in and around the house a map showing the route from the house to the Imm' office.

You must produce originals of the marriage cert, KR2 and PofInc.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, JuicyClamLover said:

After you have arrived in Thailand you can request an extension of stay based on marriage for your Non O. Cost 1900 THB.

The extn of stay is not a Visa but will be valid for you to remain in Thailand with your wife for 1 year, you will have to report every 90 days to your local Imm' office to confirm your address in Thailand.

If you wish to leave Thailand during the 1 year extn of stay you will need to obtain a re-entry permit, single or multiple depending on your travel circumstances.

You will copies of your Thai  marriage cert, Kor Ror 2, proof of income over 40k THB a month or 400k in a Thai bank account. Copies of your passport, Thai wifes ID card and house book, photos of you and your wife in and around the house a map showing the route from the house to the Imm' office.

You must produce originals of the marriage cert, KR2 and PofInc.

This is all correct but there is also a comment on the forms adding " and any other documents that the immigration officer asks for "  Do not leave the application until the last minute in case they ask for something else that you had not thought of.  In my case they have asked for two things that were not on the list even though I had married Visa extensions for several years before.  Both of them delayed the application as they were difficult to sort out, one needed a trip to BKK to the relevant office for paperwork. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, udontony said:

This is all correct but there is also a comment on the forms adding " and any other documents that the immigration officer asks for "  Do not leave the application until the last minute in case they ask for something else that you had not thought of.  In my case they have asked for two things that were not on the list even though I had married Visa extensions for several years before.  Both of them delayed the application as they were difficult to sort out, one needed a trip to BKK to the relevant office for paperwork. 

What were the two things?  (useful to know for a pal who plans to settle here on a marriage Visa in a few months).

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, kansuwan said:

What were the two things?  (useful to know for a pal who plans to settle here on a marriage Visa in a few months).

Thanks

After having married Visa extensions for several years they suddenly wanted to see my wife divorce papers from her previous marriage which had ended many years ago.  This was not too bad as she had all the documents at home but it did entail a return journey of over 200K`s just to get them.

The next one was more of a problem, they wanted to see the letter from the British embassy that said I had the right to marry and was not already married!  This paper was deposited with the people that actually married us in Bangkok when we were married.  They always keep this document in their office with all other details about your marriage.  I had to go to BKK to the office where we were married many years before and ask them for a copy of the said document.   They could not believe that immigration would ask for such a thing and had never heard of it before.  Fortunately I took a couple of photos taken in the office when we married, showed them to the lady and she said it was her boss that married us.  He and several other staff appeared and had a chat with me, very sociable and nice.  Then the lady said she would get the document for me, it might take a while to find.  She came back after about five minutes with the paper and several copies, asked if I wanted the original and would I like copies as well.  She kept one copy and gave me the rest, best and most pleasant service I have ever had in any place in Thailand.  Asked how much and she said everything free of charge, happy to help and apologised for the immigration service and their strange request.

Not heard of other people being asked for things like this but then I bet there have been other strange requests by immigration officials as they have the right to ask for virtually anything they want.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No issue here in Perth. Last week I was granted a 12 month non-im O Visa multiple entry based on marriage with three month stays per entry ...ask nicely and They will do it for you

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Udon Tony:

Very handy information, thanks.  The couple married overseas quite a few years ago and already plan to get a translated and notarised copy of their wedding certificate.  Bridal divorce papers should be easy for them, if requested - her first round marriage was locally and to a Thai. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

probably 3 months......no reason for more, they average Thai marriage span to a farang...... 555

 

just kidding

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What about after that year Visa what the

Sent from my SM-A720F using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, kansuwan said:

Udon Tony:

Very handy information, thanks.  The couple married overseas quite a few years ago and already plan to get a translated and notarised copy of their wedding certificate.  Bridal divorce papers should be easy for them, if requested - her first round marriage was locally and to a Thai. 

Best thing they can do is to get a file and put everything in it to do with any marriage, divorce or anything else remotely connected with their life.  You just do not know what they will ask for so go prepared.  I have translated copies of many things but immigration seem to accept things in English as well as Thai or have I just been lucky with my papers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend of mine got his marriage Visa in the U.K. it is good for 1year but he must exit Thailand every three months which is strange. I got mine in Thailand, it is one year and only need to do the 90 day check in

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 hours ago, JuicyClamLover said:

After you have arrived in Thailand you can request an extension of stay based on marriage for your Non O. Cost 1900 THB.

The extn of stay is not a Visa but will be valid for you to remain in Thailand with your wife for 1 year, you will have to report every 90 days to your local Imm' office to confirm your address in Thailand.

If you wish to leave Thailand during the 1 year extn of stay you will need to obtain a re-entry permit, single or multiple depending on your travel circumstances.

You will copies of your Thai  marriage cert, Kor Ror 2, proof of income over 40k THB a month or 400k in a Thai bank account. Copies of your passport, Thai wifes ID card and house book, photos of you and your wife in and around the house a map showing the route from the house to the Imm' office.

You must produce originals of the marriage cert, KR2 and PofInc.

I have to leave Thailand to work in Dubai every four weeks. I am on a four week on and four week off rotation. Will I have to apply for a re-entry permit in Dubai every time I come home?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, psm916 said:

I have to leave Thailand to work in Dubai every four weeks. I am on a four week on and four week off rotation. Will I have to apply for a re-entry permit in Dubai every time I come home?

Get a multiple re-entry permit once a year.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, B-Man said:

A friend of mine got his marriage Visa in the U.K. it is good for 1year but he must exit Thailand every three months which is strange. I got mine in Thailand, it is one year and only need to do the 90 day check in

Presumably he has just got a Non Immigrant " O" whilst you have a Marriage Extension.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
17 hours ago, udontony said:

After having married Visa extensions for several years they suddenly wanted to see my wife divorce papers from her previous marriage which had ended many years ago.  This was not too bad as she had all the documents at home but it did entail a return journey of over 200K`s just to get them.

The next one was more of a problem, they wanted to see the letter from the British embassy that said I had the right to marry and was not already married!  This paper was deposited with the people that actually married us in Bangkok when we were married.  They always keep this document in their office with all other details about your marriage.  I had to go to BKK to the office where we were married many years before and ask them for a copy of the said document.   They could not believe that immigration would ask for such a thing and had never heard of it before.  Fortunately I took a couple of photos taken in the office when we married, showed them to the lady and she said it was her boss that married us.  He and several other staff appeared and had a chat with me, very sociable and nice.  Then the lady said she would get the document for me, it might take a while to find.  She came back after about five minutes with the paper and several copies, asked if I wanted the original and would I like copies as well.  She kept one copy and gave me the rest, best and most pleasant service I have ever had in any place in Thailand.  Asked how much and she said everything free of charge, happy to help and apologised for the immigration service and their strange request.

Not heard of other people being asked for things like this but then I bet there have been other strange requests by immigration officials as they have the right to ask for virtually anything they want.

Is that the imagration office in Udon Tony ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, rodo555 said:

Is that the imagration office in Udon Tony ?

Yes it most definitely is.   One good thing, lady that used to cause many of the problems has been noticeably absent the last couple of times I have been there, things seem more rational at the moment, hope it stays that way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7 hours ago, davidge said:

Get a multiple re-entry permit once a year.

 

You need to get the re-entry permit before you leave Thailand or else you Visa or extension is terminated straight away and you will have to start all over again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Insomniac said:

Presumably he has just got a Non Immigrant " O" whilst you have a Marriage Extension.

 

No he did the full marriage extension

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, udontony said:

You need to get the re-entry permit before you leave Thailand or else you Visa or extension is terminated straight away and you will have to start all over again.

Yes, sorry, my reply was unclear. As I'd mentioned getting the Visa itself in Thailand earlier in the thread, I meant he should get the multi-entry at the same time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, B-Man said:

 

No he did the full marriage extension

 

5 hours ago, B-Man said:

 

No he did the full marriage extension

As far as I am aware Marriage Extension only available in Thailand as has to be ratified by Immigration Bangkok. Have just had said done and was told not possible overseas. Had "O" Visa for many years and had to go Cambodia every 3 months. I think he was given incorrect info. Also can only be done in the Province you are living now as Immigration Police can visit your home. Not possible if you are in UK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 18/05/2017 at 1:34 PM, udontony said:

After having married Visa extensions for several years they suddenly wanted to see my wife divorce papers from her previous marriage which had ended many years ago.  This was not too bad as she had all the documents at home but it did entail a return journey of over 200K`s just to get them.

The next one was more of a problem, they wanted to see the letter from the British embassy that said I had the right to marry and was not already married!  This paper was deposited with the people that actually married us in Bangkok when we were married.  They always keep this document in their office with all other details about your marriage.  I had to go to BKK to the office where we were married many years before and ask them for a copy of the said document.   They could not believe that immigration would ask for such a thing and had never heard of it before.  Fortunately I took a couple of photos taken in the office when we married, showed them to the lady and she said it was her boss that married us.  He and several other staff appeared and had a chat with me, very sociable and nice.  Then the lady said she would get the document for me, it might take a while to find.  She came back after about five minutes with the paper and several copies, asked if I wanted the original and would I like copies as well.  She kept one copy and gave me the rest, best and most pleasant service I have ever had in any place in Thailand.  Asked how much and she said everything free of charge, happy to help and apologised for the immigration service and their strange request.

Not heard of other people being asked for things like this but then I bet there have been other strange requests by immigration officials as they have the right to ask for virtually anything they want.

Have always said going into any Immigration Office is like going into an Asylum knowing the inmates have taken over the place. Not heard of this in 37 years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now