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  1. On 11/21/2020 at 7:12 PM, Benitostacos said:

     

    Is this 60 day extension offer still available. I contacted your staff and was told it would now cost 8000 baht. When I asked about the previous price (3500 baht), I was told they still didn't know the price. My visa runs out on Nov. 30th, came on a Tourist Visa from US.

    It was a pleasure doing business with you. Thank you for the prompt service and my hassle free 60 day extension. 

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  2. On 11/5/2020 at 6:42 PM, ThaiVisaCentre said:

     

    We can offer most services through EMS / Kerry Express, please contact my staff via LINE.

     

    If you need assistance with this please contact my staff via LINE.

     

    Is this 60 day extension offer still available. I contacted your staff and was told it would now cost 8000 baht. When I asked about the previous price (3500 baht), I was told they still didn't know the price. My visa runs out on Nov. 30th, came on a Tourist Visa from US.

  3. On 11/1/2020 at 8:43 PM, ThaiVisaCentre said:

    We are now offering expedited full-service 60 day visa extensions now.

     

    We charge 3,500 THB for this service (it includes the government fees as well).

     

    Our only requirement is that your last visa was a tourist visa, and you must pay the overstay fines if amnesty is not extended.

    Hi, is this service for any province (I am in Khon Kaen)? I entered on a single entry tourist visa about 10 months ago. Thanks! 🙂

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  4. 1 hour ago, WuhanVagabond said:

    Where? This is not the case in Jomtien, nor MTT from some reports (1 of which you responded to today in the MTT thread). They are giving the under consideration stamp instead AND charging people who paid 1900 in September.

     

    I actually got my unused VOA extended in September to the 26th in CM and really have no idea what to expect when I show up at MTT this week...

    I believe the folks who used an embassy letter and paid 1900 before Sept 26th are getting the Nov 30 stamps at the vast majority of immigration offices. For others (e.g. used regular 30 day extension), it seems to be hit or miss. Jomtien also appears to be rationing out days and requiring several visits even if you used an embassy letter, which is ridiculous.

  5. Using the embassy letter you should've gotten stamped until Nov 30th (if you applied before Sept 26th), but I believe Jomtien is one of those offices that are doing things their own way. Of course this is YOUR decision, but I would get married if I were in your shoes, since we have no way of knowing when Thailand will re-open (or at least with fewer restrictions). Congratulations either way! 😀

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  6. KK Immigration, no additional paper work required and got stamped until the end of Nov. It took a few hours because quite a few people came to close out their consideration loop that day, mostly migrants from neighboring countries. I would also recommend you show up on the exact date listed on your passport, unless it falls on the weekend of course.

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  7. 18 hours ago, Benitostacos said:

    Yikes, I hope these people do not assume Dec 30th is the correct date. I had the wrong date stamped in my passport a few times in Thailand the past several years. One time I got 90 days on a 30 day visa exempt entry at swampy.

    Actually it seems enough people received this stamp where we can rule out it being an error (date incorrectly set on stamp). However, some people (in the same immigration offices) are getting the stamp dated until Dec. 30th while others are getting stamped until Nov 30th. Plus it only appears to be offered in two locations (Hua Hin and Chiang Mai). This is all very confusing, but yet so appropriate for Thailand, haha.

  8. 7 minutes ago, Promula said:

    Good news. Did they say when people will be able to apply for the 60 day-ers? I'm thinking it'll be from 1 November.

     

    There's no need for it to be before then, and they probably want to force more people without embassy letters to leave, and then anyone still remaining on 1 November (with an extended permission to stay until 30 November) will be able to begin applying for a further 60 days....

    I was at KK immigration today and inquired about the 60 day visa as well. They said, they'll have a better idea from headquarters by the end of the month....I'm not even sure if they've worked out all the details yet.

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  9. 11 minutes ago, greggraham said:

    Randomly several people who have gone back to "close the stamp" in Chiang Mai have been given until 30 December...

     

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    Yikes, I hope these people do not assume Dec 30th is the correct date. I had the wrong date stamped in my passport a few times in Thailand the past several years. One time I got 90 days on a 30 day visa exempt entry at swampy.

  10. 10 minutes ago, genericptr said:

    This is a total slap in the face to people like me who left before the 26th after immigration made multiple threats. I even waited until the 24th, cutting it really short in my opinion.

     

    What is their message here? People can stay another 30 days and then just keep extending at 60 days per time? That means they changed their mind about wanting us gone? This would have been helpful information BEFORE the amnesty expired and we were asked to go home.

     

    My girlfriend called it from the start. She said they need the money and they won't send anyone home and keep extending. She even said I should listen to her because she's Thai and understands how Thai people think. Foolishly I listened to immigration and tried to keep legal and do what was required by law. Lesson learned I guess.

    I truly sympathize with you. I was fortunate enough to get an embassy letter and get the extension, although in hindsight it wasn't necessary. Ironically, my fiancee said the exact same thing, that Thailand would change their mind at the last second. Guess that is just how things are done here. Best of luck to you.

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  11. 15 minutes ago, BusyB said:

    Why don't they just extend for 90 days, same as the new Long Term. That's what they are after all, and they're Covid-sterile already ...

    It could happen, nothing is set yet and the cabinet meets tomorrow. At this point, nothing this government does surprises me anymore. I wasted 6.5 hours getting the 30 day extension this time, and wasted 3 days getting the extension the first time, only to have the amnesty retroactively kick in (likely twice). It is what it is, but I am grateful to be here.

  12. 3 minutes ago, Thaiophil said:

    1900 baht is a bargain. For those of us locked out, the cost to get in is min $2000 - flight, ASQ, Covid tests, visa fees etc

    I agree, 1900 baht is really nothing for western standards. I saw tons of migrant workers/immigrants at KK shelling out 1900 and they did not look too happy. Thats roughly 20-30 percent of their monthly salary.

  13. 4 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

    How can you extend something that has already expired? The amnesty already expired on Saturday. The correct term surely is that they are (allegedly at this time) introducing a new amnesty from what I assume will be Monday, the 28th. So those who didn't leave when the amnesty expired will have been on one days overstay. Maybe if they now go for the new amnesty they'll be fined 500 baht for that. I have little doubt that some IOs will try it on.

    Just make it retroactive like the original amnesty. Announced in April but dated for March 26th. But I can see IOs trying to pull this off as well. LOL

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