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 AndyKK » Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm

Someone I know did a very similar thing to get there ER visa, under the so called proposed age.
Show them the $$$$.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:32 pm

AndyKK wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Someone I know did a very similar thing to get there ER visa, under the so called proposed age.
Show them the $$$$.
Not doubting you Andy but I have heard "Someone I know" or "I heard a guy that.." so many times since this all started and it is never proven/
Until someone on this forum or on TOF actually reports on something that they have actually done I will never believe any of these Chinese whispers. :stir:

For my own sanity, although I have just renewed mine so I should not care!
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
AndyKK wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:09 pm
Someone I know did a very similar thing to get there ER visa, under the so called proposed age.
Show them the $$$$.
Not doubting you Andy but I have heard "Someone I know" or "I heard a guy that.." so many times since this all started and it is never proven/
Until someone on this forum or on TOF actually reports on something that they have actually done I will never believe any of these Chinese whispers. :stir:

For my own sanity, although I have just renewed mine so I should not care!
Someone has reported that they have done this successfully about a week ago. No reason to doubt them. However, who knows what will happen case by case.
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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:


.........................................
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 8:10 pm

Not really.
He is the right age (61) and there is no mention of extra $$$, as Andy has said that this person he knows of is under the ER age.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by AndyKK » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Not really.
He is the right age (61) and there is no mention of extra $$$, as Andy has said that this person he knows of is under the ER age.
The person I know is only 51 years old. PhuketRichard had made a post somewhere on site! I have looked but can't find it, there are visa posts all over this site.
For now if you can prove the income of some sort, it may work for some. For how long it is anyone's guess. I would be apprehensive to do so until there is a law or written guidelines.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:41 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm
Not really.
He is the right age (61) and there is no mention of extra $$$, as Andy has said that this person he knows of is under the ER age.
LOL. If you KNOW the official ER age, please tell.
I have heard 45, 50, 55, 60, 72. Personally, I can testify that this year I got an ER visa when aged between 50-55. This does not mean that it will be the same next year. This was before Sept/Oct 2017 and the announcement of tighter restrictions for visa extensions.

Also, until now, there have never been any questions about money or income or anything at all. But, this could change too.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 pm

The agencies in SHV are saying 56 retirement age.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by Anchor Moy » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:06 pm

bangkokhooker wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:44 pm
The agencies in SHV are saying 56 retirement age.
Some are saying this, some are saying that. Try a different agency.
In Sihanoukville, ANA were saying 60. I went to Mottah Travel. No problem.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:10 pm

I'm going to hybernate and come out in Feb 2018. By that time it'd have sorted it's self out.
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Re: Changes in ER (retirement) visa ? Proof of retirement required ?

Post by simaya » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:11 pm

I just received my ER visa. I used to have an EB visa. I am nearly 60 years old. The only documents that were required was my passport and I had to sign a Paper that was written in Cambodian stating that I was changing my visa to an ER visa. I signed and got my thumb print on the page too. That was the most painful part, having a blue inked thumb. I paid $292.00 dollars. No problems at all.
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