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Automatic visa extensions for tourists in Thailand “just a matter of time” - details being ironed out: govt spokesman

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Can you really not find fluent English speaking people. 90% of the bar and hotel workers speak perfect English.

 

What can't your journalists? 

 

It's embarrassing.

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Automatic visa extension will be granted from April 30th on, for those who arrived after March 1st on visa exemption. TIT.

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Just now, vermin on arrival said:

When people have already gotten the under consideration stamp for their emergency covid extension will they need to get new embassy leaders for additional emergency extensions. Will we need to continue to go twice a month to get our full 30 days?

Yes
I wan't to know whats going on with this issue too.

Everyone focusing on the news for  people who arrived after 1st March. They seem to have it easier.

What's the protocol for the majority, the rest of us ?

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2 minutes ago, vermin on arrival said:

When people have already gotten the under consideration stamp for their emergency covid extension will they need to get new embassy leaders for additional emergency extensions. Will we need to continue to go twice a month to get our full 30 days?

 

At the present moment in time, the answer is YES.

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1 hour ago, Viezeman said:

I entered the country on 10 march. Guess its going to be overstay untill they officially announce it.

If they don't announce anything clear, you could just go to immigration on April 9 and pay 1,900 for an extension, couldn't you?

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18 minutes ago, Maestro said:

 

At the present moment in time, the answer is YES.

So new embassy letters? and go twice a month?

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29 minutes ago, theVenerable said:

...Everyone focusing on the news for  people who arrived after 1st March. They seem to have it easier.


What's the protocol for the majority, the rest of us ?...

 

The general assumption in government circles seems to be that the "rest of us", the foreign tourists who arrived before 1 March 2020, saw the writing on the wall and, heeding the travel alerts issues by our governments, have scarpered by now, and that the non-tourists are taken care of by immigration with one-year extensions of stay.

 

The same can, of course, be said also of those who arrived since 1 March, or it could be said that they should not even have travelled to Thailand because of the ongoing Covid-19 situation but it seems that something has to be done because immigration has difficulty coping with the unexpected demand for extensions of stay for the reason of "necessity" that has been promoted by the Memorandum 0029.161/W 916

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3 hours ago, LNER4472 said:

I entered Thailand on the 7th of March, so those among you will work out that my 30 Days run out tomorrow.

I'm a teacher in your same boat. My job also ended in March, so I did a run to Laos, got a new tourist visa until April, now just extended it to May.

 

After that, I'm hoping my new school gets my Non-B ready. If not we can a second extension using an embassy letter, or from what I'm hearing, it could possibly be automatic. But certainly don't count on that.

 

Thing is, there's no need to overstay. Go get the extension.

 

Don't worry about your age. Good thing about us teachers, is that there will be no shortage of jobs when the schools do open. The borders are currently closed to incoming foreigners. They've only got us to choose from now. 😁

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how are you going to get a non B visa?

You need obtain that OUT of Thailand, school cant do that for you>>

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I would much prefer they just cap the overstay at 10,000baht for up to three months and written declaration that no detrimental effects on future re-entry for overstay occuring between 15th Feb - May/June/whenever-normality-resumes.  Win win for everyone, no more trees, no immigration visits, and a health lump of money for the country. 

 

 

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