Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:19 pm

EG visa,extend once

...and than can you leave, get a new ordinary visa and extend for another 6-12 months (eg) for those Under retirement age but have $$$??
LOOP HOLE?
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm

Some of the posts I'm reading make me really wonder about you lot...I can't even bother explaining visa stuff anymore, some of you will never be able to grasp it

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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by AndyKK » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:26 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Some of the posts I'm reading make me really wonder about you lot...I can't even bother explaining visa stuff anymore, some of you will never be able to grasp it

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Don't do that! I am taking your advise and good knowledge.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by shlomo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:27 pm

Username Taken wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:25 pm
you might be better off trying to find a copy in Khmer.
Quite.

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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:33 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:19 pm
EG visa,extend once

...and than can you leave, get a new ordinary visa and extend for another 6-12 months (eg) for those Under retirement age but have $$$??
LOOP HOLE?
I would imagine that once you have a first issue EG visa it will negate getting a EB visa and extending it without documentation, and visa versa.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by AndyKK » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:41 pm

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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:51 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:24 pm
Some of the posts I'm reading make me really wonder about you lot...I can't even bother explaining visa stuff anymore, some of you will never be able to grasp it

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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by Onaroll » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:37 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:11 pm
According to posts on social media, the immigration authorities are now asking for proof of retirement from your home country before issuing ER visa extemsions (otherwise known as retirement visas.) This obligation is said to have come into force on 29 September 2017 (last Friday.)

As usual, it is not clear if this applies to everyone all over the country, and whether the application of this requirement will be strictly enforced. It may also turn out to be a rumour. Also unknown is whether or not this applies to both 6 and 12 month visa extensions, and exactly what documents will be needed to satisfy Cambodian immigration.
If anyone has first hand up-to-date information (from 29 September)on obtaining an ER, please share.

From today's Expats and Locals Living in Sihanoukville page:
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As per request of the Original Post, I can confirm that I applied for an ER Visa extension to replace my currently expiring EB Visa.
Application was submitted to agency in Siem Reap on Oct.4, 2017.
I received my passport today (Oct. 12, 2017) with my ER Visa extension for 12 months included. All good.!!
Note that I am 61 years old.
I submitted my passport, along with a photo (which was returned with my passport), a copy of my account balance at a local bank (not hard to setup a bank account), and a copy of a letter confirming that I am retired. This letter was written by me and was not issued by any government office.

The text of the letter is as follows:


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RETIREMENT CONFIRMATION LETTER
DATE: 03-10-2017

To Whom It May Concern:

This letter is to confirm that I, xxxxxxxxxxxx, am not employed or working and am currently retired.

I am applying for a 12 month extension of my current EB Visa #E1 01xxxxxxx.
Issue Date: 12-OCT-2016
Expiry Date: 23-OCT-2017
I would like to be issued with a 12 month ER Visa.

My current finances are as follows:
I receive a monthly income of $1800 USD per month from a self managed retirement fund.
I also hold a USD savings account in Cambodia at xxxx Bank in Siem Reap with a current balance of $xx,xxx USD (copy of account balance attached).

My details are as follows:

Name on Passport: xxxxxx
Nationality: xxxxxx
Sex: x
Date of Birth: xxxx
Place of Birth: xxxx
Passport Issued by: xxxx
Passport Number: xxxxx
Passport Issue Date: xxxxx
Passport Expiry Date: xxxx

Should there be any issues with this request, please contact me via email at [email protected].

Thank you for your help.
Signed
xxxxxxxx
..............................................

So, if you are old enough (I have no idea what the "official" retirement age is) and have enough cash in a local bank, it seems that it is not a problem to get a retirement visa for 12 months. At least, it worked for me.
Best of luck.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:48 pm

Your name is the same as your Nationality!
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:51 pm

Thanks for posting that. The letter was a great idea. There's nothing like a bit of paper to make things look official.
That said, TIC, and what works in one travel agency may not work at another, what works today may not work tomorrow etc. That's why it's the KOW.
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