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UPDATE: How to obtain a COVID-19 Visa Extension Letter from the British Embassy Bangkok

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25 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

I wonder why they are asking for number 3. It is not something immigration will want.

Or indeed no 5?

Anyway my flight to Paris via Amman, Jordan has not been cancelled yet. The airline has ceased all flight operations until the end of this month but my booking isn't until 1 May. Waiting!

 

And see my post for help, on your post of the Thai emergency Covid 30 day extensions, about my soon to expire 90 day permission to stay on my now expired Non O multi entry based on marriage.

 

Want to sit tight here in Thailand if I can for as long as it takes!

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Lucky folks, those UK blokes.

 

Here is the Canadian response....

 

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I think they are asking for #3 because if flight not cancelled then the person could of returned home. 

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2 hours ago, Kalasin Jo said:

And see my post for help, on your post of the Thai emergency Covid 30 day extensions, about my soon to expire 90 day permission to stay on my now expired Non O multi entry based on marriage.

You can apply for a 60 day extension to visit your wife that does not require the letter.

See: https://www.immigration.go.th/content/service_24

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20 minutes ago, greggraham said:

USA only want "a copy of the biodata page of your passport", meanwhile as a Brit I felt obliged to write an essay justifying why I deserve such a letter as well as the several items they requested. 

UK & USA are still lucky, other countries embassies don't give any help... not to mention some small countries without embassy in Thailand, what should they do heh...

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10 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

I think they are asking for #3 because if flight not cancelled then the person could of returned home. 

Not required by immigration.

 

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Number 3 is interesting, I'm ok until 24/4 (30 day extended last week) was due to go to Malaysia today to go do a tourist visa to extend my stay until June as I'd always planned (paid my rent up front already). Now I can't and my money is only going to be credited back, heard the same for the emirates cancellations. I looked online and Etihad have a lot of flights until my visa expiration but to be honest do I want to tie up another bunch of money just to have it sit there as credit if its cancelled. I wasn't intending on coming home and the situation there doesn't really appeal to me either so why can't a flight out of Thailand to anywhere be cancelled to get this. 

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12 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Not required by immigration.

 

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If immigration requires embassy letter (as has been shown today with refusals at CW other imm offices) and UK embassy require point #3, then it will be a requirement unless embassy changes their requirements.

I will be interested in what AU embassy provide. Based on track record sweet......

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45 minutes ago, greggraham said:

USA only want "a copy of the biodata page of your passport", meanwhile as a Brit I felt obliged to write an essay justifying why I deserve such a letter as well as the several items they requested. 

Have you read the threads today in this forum, of USA passport holders providing what you outline only to be issued 7 days and some rejected all together.

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56 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Not required by immigration.

 

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I suspect that it is required for the wording of the Embassy letter to the Commissioner of Immigration for the consideration of extending a visa.  I've not seen a the Embassy letter, but I would assume it will go along the following lines:

 

Mr Bloggs a UK citizen holding passport number 12345678 currently holds a Thai tourist visa which is due to expire on the 28 March 2020.  Mr Bloggs was due to leave the Kingdom on 27 March 202 on Emirates flight EK123 which has now been cancelled due to the current virus situation.  The airline has been unable to offer an alternative flight which will allow Mr Bloggs to exit the Kingdom before his visa expires.

 

I should be grateful if you would consider extending Mr Bloggs visa.

 

Yours faithfully etc. etc.

 

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52 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

Have you read the threads today in this forum, of USA passport holders providing what you outline only to be issued 7 days and some rejected all together.

I have, have you? They were providing the generic nameless version, not the new version offered in exchange for the biodata page. 🙂

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