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lets hope so

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If it is a good logical win-win step in the right direction...probably not going to happen...

 

If it penalizes people and burdens them unnecessarily...this will make it into new immigration policy...

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25 minutes ago, JackThompson said:

Everyone's permitted-stay shall now be valid until at least that date.

Can well envisage the possibility of a blanket permission being given to tourists so as to reduce numbers at immigration offices.

 

But a blanket permission covering non-immigrants as well? Fat chance of the Immigration Bureau ever agreeing to this, I fear. We'll probably still need to toddle down to our local immigration offices clutching reams of paper for our next retirement/marriage/etc extension application 30/45 days before our current permission to stay expires - on the assumption that our offices would then, in the Bureau's eyes, be so devoid of punters as to make 2-metre "social distancing" a doddle!🤣

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20 minutes ago, JackThompson said:

The solution is to simply say, "No overstay exists until ... (date the current shut-down ends - which may be extended later).  Everyone's permitted-stay shall now be valid until at least that date.

 

 

You more than anyone should know immigration has been hard at work squeezing all the visas for a least a decade now.......Even the recent somewhat helpful allowing a 2nd 30 day extension requires a whole lot of hoop jumping....

So I would welcome but be very amazed if they allowed overstays with no fine...

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

They said that back in January and it did not happen.

They may wave a few days of overstay due to people having problems to apply for the extensions.

I think there will be bigger news coming out this week that has already been proposed.

Ujoe is right...but hopefully they will cut slack.

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2 hours ago, fishtank said:

Why should they stop overstay fines?

I don't get it.

There are facilities to obtain extensions.

Simple. but yours is a naive answer.

Friends of mine want an extension on 4/4. They cannot get home.

But....... they need a letter from their embassy.

Immigration will not give them an extension without the letter.

They applied four days ago.

Still no letter.

If they are overstay - not their fault. They are following everyone's rules.

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2 hours ago, fishtank said:

Why should they stop overstay fines?

I don't get it.

There are facilities to obtain extensions.

UK in the other direction has announced a blanket extn to ALL FOREIGNERS IN UK until 31 May when they'll look at the situation again...

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Why should we waive overstay. All you foreigners will sit back no effort to stay legal. If your embassy can not get you the letter in a time it is not Thai immigration problem.

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