Hey, Just thought I'd share my recent experience getting my visa extension (post-permit success) at my immigration office. So, let me briefly explain: -started first job 2 years ago, got first WP (no issues), but at the end of the academic year the fckwit Director sold the entire English department down the river for a manilla envelope passed discreetly under a table. Thus, first work permit was wiped out. Take 2: -second job, second work permit. Completed academic year, all good, school happy with performance so got the go ahead to renew the second work permit, which means both waivers used in total. I then go to the immigration office, all documents completed by the school, checked, stamped, signed, necessary copies etc. Out of nowhere a load of head-shaking, talking in Thai to colleagues, whispering, shuffling of papers etc etc. I then get told that I need documents that prove my address, I show them a receipt of payment (substantial university fees to a BKK uni) with my address on it. Not good enough. They then ask me to call my landlord, I do, but no answer. They then tell me to come back the next day (which subsequently was a week later after Songkran and a day over my visa date...), and bring with me a copy of a rent receipt, my landlord's ID card (signed), a copy of the rent book (signed), and a copy of my rental contract (signed also). Tail between my legs I return home (100 kms away..), get all the necessary documents and go the following week. More of the same nonsense, head-shaking, and hand waving. I called my school, who then spoke to the immigration dept., my school then explained that they wouldn't accept the docs but nobody could explain to me why. I then return to my school, and my Director approaches me with a bundle of documents on school-headed paper, stamps and signatures etc., and tells me to return again to immigration and hide all previous documents. She tells me to state that I now live on school premises (..?..) and to only provide the documents that she gave me. I followed all of these instructions and all went fine, smiles, an exchange of pleasantries and I was on my way with my extended visa (I forgot to add that I had already received my work permit extension/renewal before the first attempt to extend my visa). So, to clarify: -For the first time ever immigration requested a number of documents related to my address, even tho I was renewing a work permit at the same school and not applying for a new one. -They refused to extend my visa twice, and on the second ocassion I provided them with the exact and correct documents which they stated I was lacking the first time around. -I then return to the very same people with 'official ...ahem..' documents incorrectly stating that I'm living at my school, which I'm not.... AND!! ta-dah!! - these get accepted like I'd found the golden ticket for Charlie's Chocolate Factory....! And, unbelievably, nobody questions why I was there a number of times previously, stating that I was living elsewhere... In total, 3 visits to the immigration office (180km round trip x3). W.T.F. ? - anybody got any ideas? I followed the proper and correct procedures and outcome = rejection. I play by 'Thai rules' and wha-da-ya-know, I get a smile, pat on the back, and my documents handed to me in a scented envelope on a silver platter. I give up. (P.S. I have no overstays, never had any issues with any individual or institution, have a good degree, excellent references, police checks, and I'm currently studying an M.Ed in a BKK uni - is there no end to the dance of the damned here....?).