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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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14 hours ago, allencraig said:

I entered on a VOA stamp before March 1, and had already received an extension. I extended again yesterday...

 

What travel advisory for Thailand did the government or embassy of your country issue?

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6 hours ago, LNER4472 said:

Thank you for your reply. I have been without work since the End of September and my money has run out. What about my Kids. (Thai) I did not register my son with the British Embassy, but he does have a Thai Passport. I have told all of this to the British Embassy. 

 

There is a specific one-year extension of stay for people in your situation but it was up to you whether to take advantage of it. Clause 2.19 of Police Order 327-2557 (2014)

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9 hours ago, allencraig said:

I entered on a VOA stamp before March 1, and had already received an extension. I extended again yesterday. Here's what I learned:

 

1. Anyone who ENTERED Thailand on or after March 1 gets an automatic extension. NO NEED to go to immigration or do anything.
2. Anyone who ENTERED before March 1, can get a 30-day "Covid extension", EVEN IF they've already received an extension. Just need to go to the temporary immigration area in Muang Thong Thani, with the regular paperwork PLUS the letter from their embassy. A B/W copy is fine. No other forms out of the ordinary are needed. (Or weren't needed in my case.) Cost is 1.900thb.
3. The temporary immigration processing area is in the new Central Intelligence Bureau parking facility. A bit of a pain in the ass to get to, but I found minivans there and back for 35thb each way. The wait should be about 4 to 5 hours. It's very organized but it just takes a while because there's a lot of people. There are food and drink stands set up, too. There are 8 or 10 people doing the actual processing.

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 thx for the update.  So there is no difference between people with VOA vs Visa Exemption who arrive after Mar 1 ? 

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Can someone please point me in the right direction for the current procedure to renew a retirement extn (monthly income route) under these current restrictions? I have asked several times on my local (Samui) page since Feb but as yet no one has bothered to reply.

Thank you 😉

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11 minutes ago, evadgib said:

Can someone please point me in the right direction for the current procedure to renew a retirement extn (monthly income route) under these current restrictions? I have asked several times on my local (Samui) page since Feb but as yet no one has bothered to reply.

Thank you 😉

Everything as before, no changes.

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1 minute ago, audaciousnomad said:

Wow...feels like they want intentionally to discourage people to make them just give up and leave.  That's ridiculous.

Very much so, I saw 3 separate girls crying coz they didnt have some paper or the officers didnt want to see them and said dont worry overstay is only 500 baht a day.

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We all know what they're up to at Jomtien Immigration. I went on Thursday for my emergency 30 day extension. Had my letter from the Embassy but heard romour that you need more stuff so got in the first queue to see what I was missing. Photos of condo and a map. 

 

So thus was in the morning and I went off and got the missing items. Came back and joined the queue for tickets at 12.30 and got to the counter at 13.30 thought great finally made it. Girl checked papers and said all OK. She then said You come back Tuesday visa run out Monday 6th. Well as you can imagine I didn't want to leave but they were having none of it. 

 

So all they want to do is put you at the back of a never ending queue unless you want to oil the wheels as it were. 

 

I heard quite a few others being told to come back Tuesday so along with the 3 day weekend it's going to be busy.. I would suggest everyone refuses to leave who is not seen on the day. Its obvious what they are doing. 

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16 minutes ago, KiteAddict said:

I heard quite a few others being told to come back Tuesday so along with the 3 day weekend it's going to be busy.. I would suggest everyone refuses to leave who is not seen on the day. Its obvious what they are doing. 

Go early on Tuesday. No overstay fine since your current permit to stay ends when they are closed.

If you do not it on Tuesday you will be fined for 500 baht for everyday of overstay.

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22 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

This topic just got shorter after I removed several off topic, Thai bashing and those about other countries posts. 

No further notice will given when post are removed.

 

18 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

A reminder. If your post disappears you can assume you stepped over the line.

And again.

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Is there been any reports (even prior to Corona) of immigration turning up at your registered hotel a week after overstay? I think Im tempted to just pay 3500baht and overstay 7 days as extension fee, taxis and the stress, inconsistency and lengthyness of the process just isnt worth the hassle imo, and based on timioti report a few posts earlier immigration themselves even seem to be encouraging it . oh well if they prejudice on future entry..   no big loss

 

 

 

 

 

come on someone say it "you make it difficult for the rest of us"... 

 

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