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34 minutes ago, TheDark said:

Is there any chance of visiting local immigration office to extend stay of visit for another 3 months, instead of flying to another country for that same purpose?

No

The are only giving special extensions for Chinese that entered on 15 day visa on arrival.

You could do a border run to get your new 90 day entry. You do not have to do it by air.

Edit: If married to or the parent of Thai you could get a 60 day extension to visit them.

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6 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

No

The are only giving special extension for Chinese that entered on 15 day visas on arrival.

You could do a border run to get your new 90 day entry. You do not have to do it by air.

Thanks. Is there a way to deliver the wish to cancel border runs with valid 1 year visas for time being to the Thai immigration / government?

 

 

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7 minutes ago, TheDark said:

Thanks. Is there a way to deliver the wish to cancel border runs with valid 1 year visas for time being to the Thai immigration / government?

Did you read the edit I did to my post?

The will not do anything about needing a new entry unless it got to the point that you could not leave the country to get one.

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45 minutes ago, jackdd said:

Afaik there are no travel restrictions to the neighbouring countries (both ways), so what is the problem?

Depending how Vietnam is handling this issue. If I had to do a border run, I surely would skip Vietnam now (which includes booking advance tickets etc)

 

https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnam-suspends-entry-from-all-coronavirus-hit-areas-4060323.html

 

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3 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Did you read the edit I did to my post?

The will not do anything about needing a new entry unless it got to the point that you could not leave the country to get one.

I didn't see it before, now I did. Now I wish to learn a bit more of the rules.

 

If I'm half year in on my 1 year multiple entry NON-O visa and getting close to my 90-day entry. 

 

Can I go to the immigration office and extend my visit (without going outside of Thai borders) by 60 days? This way I would have to exit Thailand only after 150 days, instead of 90 days. 

 

I thought the 60 days extension to visit was only valid at the end of the visa period, therefore extending 1 year multiple entry visa to become 1 year +89 days + 60 days visa when optimised to it's best. 

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Just now, TheDark said:

Can I go to the immigration office and extend my visit (without going outside of Thai borders) by 60 days? This way I would have to exit Thailand only after 150 days, instead of 90 days. 

You can extend any of the 90 day permit to stays from your visa to visit your wife. You can even do one for the last entry you can get just before your visa expires.

1 minute ago, TheDark said:

I thought the 60 days extension to visit was only valid at the end of the visa period, therefore extending 1 year multiple entry visa to become 1 year +89 days + 60 days visa when optimised to it's best. 

Not correct. 

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Well, heck. After a decade living here, I'm happy to occasionally learn more details how to maximise the immigration system possibilities. While I had extensions, I didn't have to learn these rules. 

 

But for the past few years, I have been flying or taking a bus to the border, every 90 days. 

 

What you say, is that I didn't have to do that border run every 90 days, and I could have delayed it by another 60 days by paying 1900 baht fee each time. I would have extended my stays and paid the fees with pleasure, had I have only known it's a possibility.

 

Now I know. Thanks. I'll use extension of stay in a near future and save myself a lot of trouble venturing outside of Thailand.

Every little thing helps at this point of my life. 

 

Edit: One more question. As my wife is not too well and have her good and bad days. How much earlier I can visit the immigration and ask for 60 day extension, before my current visit expires? If I visit immigration tomorrow and my visit (not visa) ends in a couple of weeks, will the 60 day extension be added to the day I ask for it or to the day my visit allowance ends?

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While I'm still beating my <deleted> for not understanding how to extend border run periods, I still wish to learn a bit more. 

 

Firstly, naturally, if I visit immigration with my wife on 5th of March and my visit expires on 15th of March, is the new 60 days added to the 5th or 15th?

 

Is the extension of visit dictated by specific immigration offices or does the general rules apply to all immigration offices?

We already know, that many rules are applied differently by different embassies. Does the same apply to different immigration offices?

 

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29 minutes ago, TheDark said:

One more question. As my wife is not too well and have her good and bad days. How much earlier I can visit the immigration and ask for 60 day extension, before my current visit expires? If I visit immigration tomorrow and my visit (not visa) ends in a couple of weeks, will the 60 day extension be added to the day I ask for it or to the day my visit allowance ends?

You can do it up to 2 weeks early at most offices. 

The extension will start from the end of your current permit to stay.

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12 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You can do it up to 2 weeks early at most offices. 

The extension will start from the end of your current permit to stay.

Thank you. You just made my current life a lot easier. Just when I thought everything was falling apart. 

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

The are only giving special extensions for Chinese that entered on 15 day visa on arrival.

Interesting. How long/often can they now extend their VOA? That sure beats waiving their overstay fine instead.

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19 minutes ago, Caldera said:

Interesting. How long/often can they now extend their VOA? That sure beats waiving their overstay fine instead.

I have not seen anything about how long the extensions are for. I would guess 15 day or possibley 30 days.

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