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Non-B under OHEC in Cambodia

Discussion in 'Visas and extensions of stay' started by GanDoonToonPet, 5 Sep 2016.

  1. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Well, the WP 'transfer' idea is a no go & my new school is adamant that I leave the country to obtain a B visa. I'm a bit worried that I'll be stuck if something goes wrong and have to do the trip all over again...

    I'm thinking of Cambodia due to the shorter travelling time & also it's odds on that I won't need a criminal check from the RTP, which I don't have time to get. Although, as the school falls under OHEC, would I officially even need one?

    Also I remember that, a few years ago, it took 5 days to process a B visa in Cambodia. Is this still the case? Apply Monday morning, pick up Friday afternoon? The Bangkok Buddy website states that it currently takes 3 days to process a TR visa, so surely it takes the same time to process a B?

    Another potential pitfall is that (I don't think) I'll have a WP3 as the contracts are not yet signed.

    I REALLY REALLY don't want to do the Laos run again... :go10
     
  2. sirchai

    sirchai Well-Known Member

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    I really feel sorry for you after reading your post. The one Super Philip at my school just came back from Laos/ Saawannakhet and regarding his words, nobody wanted to see a criminal check.

    P.S.
    ( These were his words, but nobody has yet seen his Non-B visa. He's so "well educated" that he didn't even apply for a re entry when he visited his mom back home, lost his B status and was on a Non-O as a dependent of his wife, which doesn't even allow him to work. And considering that he lies about everything doesn't mean that he really has a Non-B visa.)

    I wrote that to let you know the whole truth and don't rely on his information which might not be true.

    Sorry that I couldn't come up with good visa news from Cambodia, wish you best of luck for your visa and all that bs that will follow.
     
  3. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Well, I contacted Tanya @ Bangkok Buddy on 'Line' & she was very professional; responded quickly etc.

    They only do one 'visa run', setting off early Sunday & returning around noon on Wednesday; you piggy-back on the daily 'border run' trips it seems. At first she wasn't sure but got back to me with 'it takes 4 days for the B instead of 3 days for the TR' - I'm paraphrasing here... :smile

    Then she said they could do it in 3 days IF the paperwork for the B was in order & that she wanted to check the documents first or she wouldn't allow me on the trip.

    So I'll pick up the docs Friday morning, swing by BB on my way back to (the soon to be old) school & hopefully I'll be set for a short journey on Sunday, followed by 3 days in a relaxing hotel while they do the grunt-work in Phnom Penh.

    It's 1000B more expensive but...

     
  4. professeur

    professeur Well-Known Member

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    Phnom Penh is not the worst place to be stuck for 3 days. Hope you'll find some time to enjoy the sights and bars. A lot of decent restaurants as well as I recall.
     
  5. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    I really hope everything will work out well for you, Pet. Best of luck, mate.
     
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  6. marcusb

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    I've never heard of that, please elaborate if you can. Dependent on a wife?
     
  7. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    Sadly/Happily (delete as you see fit) a marriage visa would necessitate the need of a wife/husband

    Although off topic, how about a long term partner/same sex partnership? seems a little (lot) unfair
     
  8. marcusb

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    I worked with a guy on a marriage visa, and was amazed how easy everything was for him. No need for TEFL, culture course, etc…. Immigration didn't even care about his new job, just go to WP office add it on ,,, done. no leaving the country or anything, work on the marriage visa.

    I have no idea if this is the norm, or if he was lucky.

    If I wasn't terrified of marriage I'd pursue this route. :)


    But the way I read that it sounded like he was dependent on his wife?? Is there such a thing?
     
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  9. bahn_farang

    bahn_farang Well-Known Member

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    be afraid, be very afraid
     
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  10. chuachinsoon

    chuachinsoon Well-Known Member

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    lol.

    I think he was lucky. I've been working on a Non-O marriage visa for more than 8 years. Never had it that easy.
     
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  11. Stamp

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    While the extension of stay will be based on other things than for an extension of stay based on employment, the rules for the work permit stay exactly the same. Thus, when working for an OBEC school, the KSP teacher license or provisional teaching permit is still needed.
     
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  12. marcusb

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    Ahhhh, ok, yes we were at a Raja. Probably should have mentioned that.

    I'll cancel the wedding….. :)
     
  13. GanDoonToonPet

    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Well, the ink is drying on the Director's signature = all docs ready. I'll pick them up first thing, swing by BB then back to the (very soon to be) old school to do my one remaining period.

    You're probably not interested but I thought I'd tell you anyway. :smiling

    I'll actually be stuck in Poipet, one of the advantages of the Cambo run... :smile
     
  14. Gor Blimey Guvnur!

    Gor Blimey Guvnur! What the duck ! Staff Member

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    There's some swanky casinos round that way I've heard ....go mad and do a bit of gambling. Enjoy GDTP.
     
  15. sirchai

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    Sorry, for the misleading post. His wife is also Filipino and working as a teacher. I think it's a Non- O that allows him to stay here, but he's not allowed to work on it.
     

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