Visas for dependents of retirees

My wife at present has a non-immigrant B visa. I hold a retirement visa. Can my wife change her visa to be dependent based on my retirement visa here in Phuket? Can our daughter also stay as dependent on my retirement visa?

Gisbert, Phuket.

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New changes have been made to the rules regarding retirees. Spouses of people staying in Thailand on retirement ‘visas’ can now be issued a permit-to-stay following approval of the retirement visa.

The spouse can be any age and siblings are also granted permits-to-stay providing that they are under 20 years old.

Pol Capt Napat Noosen of Phuket Provincial Immigration Office.

Answered on September 18, 2008.
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