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I am on a 1st year O-A visa.  My original permitted to stay date was 28 February 2020.  I just returned from an overseas trip in CM.  The IOs fumbled around for a while with the date stamp.  So I returned on 14 October with a permitted to stay stamp of 12 October 2020.  Not a big deal, but it seems like they were off  by a day or is there some creative counting being used?

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I am on a 1st year O-A visa.  My original permitted to stay date was 28 February 2020.  I just returned from an overseas trip in CM.  The IOs fumbled around for a while with the date stamp.  So I returned on 14 October with a permitted to stay stamp of 12 October 2020.  Not a big deal, but it seems like they were off  by a day or is there some creative counting being used?

Hi, It looks correct to me. You are not 1 day short. You need to remember to count your entry day as the first day of your 1 year permission to stay. So instead of adding 365 to 14-OCT, you need to add 364 to 14-OCT-2019 to get 12-OCT-2020.

 

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Not forgetting that next year is also a leap year


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2 hours ago, peterbkk2 said:

Hi, It looks correct to me. You are not 1 day short. You need to remember to count your entry day as the first day of your 1 year permission to stay. So instead of adding 365 to 14-OCT, you need to add 364 to 14-OCT-2019 to get 12-OCT-2020.

 

It’s wrong and 1 day short. 
 

If he arrived on Oct 14th he should be stamped in until Oct 13th 2020. They don’t count days as the permission to stay is for 1 year.

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2 hours ago, AAArdvark said:

So I returned on 14 October with a permitted to stay stamp of 12 October 2020.  Not a big deal, but it seems like they were off  by a day or is there some creative counting being used?

Yes it’s 1 day short. You could get it changed at immigration, but it’s probably not worth it.

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2 hours ago, Gweiloman said:

Not forgetting that next year is also a leap year


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Yes but still it should be October 13.

I did a border run with the Non-O A on Oct 9, 2011, Got stamped Oct 8, 2012 (leap year).

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Yes it’s 1 day short. You could get it changed at immigration, but it’s probably not worth it.

No it’s correct. Next year is a leap year. I arrived back on my OA this Sept 25th, and am stamped in to Sept 23 2020 in Phuket. They do take into account the leap year extra day.


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Not for me in 2011/2012.

Maybe things have changed.

nonoastamp.jpg

 

But indeed the Thai consulate in Berlin writes about 365 day stay.

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Yes but still it should be October 13.
I did a border run with the Non-O A on Oct 9, 2011, Got stamped Oct 8, 2012 (leap year).

They probably overlooked the fact that 2012 was a leap year.


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1 hour ago, ifjsrussell said:


No it’s correct. Next year is a leap year. I arrived back on my OA this Sept 25th, and am stamped in to Sept 23 2020 in Phuket. They do take into account the leap year extra day.

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The leap year is irrelevant. An O-A visa gets you permission to stay for 1 year, not 365 days. If IO's are issuing 365 days they have made a mistake.

 

MFA website. http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15385-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O-A"-(Long-Stay).html

5. Recommendations for foreigners with Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) while staying in the Kingdom

 

            5.1  Upon arrival, holder of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry.

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My original entry was on 1 Mar 2019 and my original permitted day was February 28.  So it looks like they didn't count leap year or at least they used 365.

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4 minutes ago, AAArdvark said:

My original entry was on 1 Mar 2019 and my original permitted day was February 28.  So it looks like they didn't count leap year or at least they used 365.

Your original entry was correct. There is nothing written anywhere that suggests permission to stay is for 365 days; it's 1 year.

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Will you be taking anymore trips outside the country before the end of February ?

If you do make sure they don't make the same mistake again.

Life's hard enough.

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Your original entry was correct. There is nothing written anywhere that suggests permission to stay is for 365 days; it's 1 year.

If it’s 1 year, then shouldn’t the permitted date of stay be 29 Feb 2020 instead of 28 Feb?


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The leap year is irrelevant. An O-A visa gets you permission to stay for 1 year, not 365 days. If IO's are issuing 365 days they have made a mistake.
 
MFA website. http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15385-Non-Immigrant-Visa-"O-A"-(Long-Stay).html

5. Recommendations for foreigners with Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) while staying in the Kingdom

 

            5.1  Upon arrival, holder of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry.



Well I’m going by what actually happens at Phuket Immigration. As you can see two separate entries, both 365 days. Obviously policy here in Phuket, and from the OP policy in Chiang Mai.

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