Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:51 pm

Pjebee39 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:10 pm
My wife and I are hoping to relocate to Siem Reap later this year - we are not looking to work - I am 54 and my wife is 45 - we don’t currrently get any pension from the U.K. - is it possible to both get an ER by just showing our bank statement?
If under 55...

If you don't have an actual pension (with appropriate supporting documentation), then you'll both need to write a statuatory declaration declaring that you don't, and will not, work in Cambodia, and provide evidence of sufficient funds for the duration of your requested EOS.

There are no official published requirements, applications are decided on a case by case basis, so it is up to you to convince the DoI that you are eligible for the ER EOS.
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:53 pm

Pjebee39 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:10 pm
My wife and I are hoping to relocate to Siem Reap later this year - we are not looking to work - I am 54 and my wife is 45 - we don’t currrently get any pension from the U.K. - is it possible to both get an ER by just showing our bank statement?
The situation in Cambodia is changing rapidly, and the visa rules also. By the time you get here, the ER requirements might have changed.It's impossible to say what the visa situation will be in 6 months.

When you arrive in Cambodia, ask for an Ordinary (not Tourist) visa on arrival which will give you 1 month in Cambodia to sort out your visa extension. Best of luck.
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:13 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:53 pm
Pjebee39 wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:10 pm
My wife and I are hoping to relocate to Siem Reap later this year - we are not looking to work - I am 54 and my wife is 45 - we don’t currrently get any pension from the U.K. - is it possible to both get an ER by just showing our bank statement?
The situation in Cambodia is changing rapidly, and the visa rules also. By the time you get here, the ER requirements might have changed.It's impossible to say what the visa situation will be in 6 months.

When you arrive in Cambodia, ask for an Ordinary (not Tourist) visa on arrival which will give you 1 month in Cambodia to sort out your visa extension. Best of luck.
Just to add to that...

If you havent got your head around the situation by the tine it comes to apply for your extension of stay (EOS), then just apply for a 6 month EG (General) EOS...no supporting documentation required, one time only (currently).
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by Pjebee39 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:23 pm

Thanks for your replies - I guess it’s a case of see what it’s like when we are ready to move!
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by Makewa » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:31 am

"Applied for the retirement visa in September of last year at the age of 54"

The key point is LAST YEAR. It all changed on Feb 9 2018.

Please only listen to advice later than February 9 or you will get caught like I did.
Ditto.
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by PSD-Kiwi » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 pm

Still plenty of people under 55 successfully obtaining their first ER EOSs since Feb.
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by Don Sergio » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:38 pm

Are those who have a retirement visa and a pension get taxed here?
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Re: Requirements to get a Retirement Visa

Post by bangkokhooker » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:51 pm

Don Sergio wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:38 pm
Are those who have a retirement visa and a pension get taxed here?
No you don’t pay tax here.
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