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6 minutes ago, miamiman123 said:

I don’t think the Thai boys here want be in their army! They have BO choice!! 

They have 3 choices.

1. Go to Uni where your exempt.

2. Daddy has deep pockets.

3. It's a 50/50 chance drawing red or black.

4. Do the basics whilst at school which absolves you from the draw.

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a prudent decision in this present time saving lots of trouble for the visitors as immigration department. tourists should bst not abuse this privilege.

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4 hours ago, OneeyedJohn said:

Welcome as it is , I hope they just say reporting is suspended for a fixed time, like 3 months, so that it is easy to calculate the next report when suspension is over.

i am sure it  will be time specific.

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6 hours ago, ezzra said:

A most welcome news...On behalf of all foreigners in the kingdom, Thank you Immigration department and may the spirit of compassion and understanding will prevail and expand to other departments having to do with your guests in this country...

I have a none imm category 0 visa which expires tomorrow 9th. I've applied for an extension but haven't received it yet. Will the visa amnesty cover me .

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1 minute ago, Percy P said:

I have a none imm category 0 visa which expires tomorrow 9th. I've applied for an extension but haven't received it yet. Will the visa amnesty cover me .

You would probably need to get the extension first to remain legal.

And then you would be covered.

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1 minute ago, audaciousnomad said:

 

 

They are struggling to balance safety and security with their unstated goal of utilizing all those immigration fees as a key revenue source for the govt coffers.  That is why other countries in SE Asia were so quick to grant amnesty....because Visa Fees/Fines/Penalties were never a huge source of revenue for them....unlike here.

100 percent agree.

Its all about the $$$€€€£££

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RE - Summary of the “visa amnesty” that Thai Immigration will offer foreigners. It’s just waiting for the PM’s signature:
✅ Everyone who is in Thailand legally will have an automatic 30 day extension
✅ 90-day reporting will be put off
✅ Permanent Residency people can come back late

 

* That's fine, BUT what about all those holders of one year visas who now are outside Thailand and deprived of the opportunity to return prior to the expire date - do they also get a amnesty in the form of automatic renewal and/or extension?

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6 hours ago, ezzra said:

A most welcome news...On behalf of all foreigners in the kingdom, Thank you Immigration department and may the spirit of compassion and understanding will prevail and expand to other departments having to do with your guests in this country...

...guests who are arrogant never waist an oportunity to ridicule Thai ppl and Thailand fail to integrate measure everything in Thailand with western standards and DEMAND to be treated like they own the house.

Some kind of guests...

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7 minutes ago, Percy P said:

I have a none imm category 0 visa which expires tomorrow 9th. I've applied for an extension but haven't received it yet. Will the visa amnesty cover me .

Your already covered by your application whilst it's under consideration.

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1 hour ago, luckyluke said:

 

Except 3 nationalities, a letter of income is still accepted for an extension based on retirement. I personally have done something like 15 this way;

my last one in January 2020.

Of course it can change tomorrow, everything is subject to change here. 

 

I suppose if the embassies of the 3 countries would again issue L.o.I.,they will also be accepted by Immigration providing it contain the right sentences. 

In my case, the Austrian consulate write : "We hereby certify..." 

Good enough for every I. officer I dealed with. 

 

The law changed from February forward. You now need about 30 pages of documents from your bank. Takes at least a week, at a cost of around 6,000 baht, paid to your bank. This is in addition to the fees paid to immigration. This is a fact of life here. 

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6 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

:coffee1:

Hope it will be tomorrow as my 90 day visa expires tomorrow the 9th .applied for an extension letter but haven't got it yet.

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1 hour ago, Speedo1968 said:

Are you saying that when I go for my next extension of stay based on retirement the 800k I have in the bank for all the years I have been here will not suffice ?    That I will now have to show a monthly income transfer of 65k for one year ?    I did my last one year last December.

No. I am saying only if you use the income method of 65k a month, you are now required to produce the extra documentation. The retirement visa, with the 800k on deposit is still the same. 

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4 minutes ago, ttrd said:

RE - Summary of the “visa amnesty” that Thai Immigration will offer foreigners. It’s just waiting for the PM’s signature:
✅ Everyone who is in Thailand legally will have an automatic 30 day extension
✅ 90-day reporting will be put off
✅ Permanent Residency people can come back late

 

* That's fine, BUT what about all those holders of one year visas who now are outside Thailand and deprived of the opportunity to return prior to the expire date - do they also get a amnesty in the form of automatic renewal and/or extension?

why? the amnesty is for real emergencies. your situation only brings a little bit discomfort. you can apply for a new one year visa when you travel to Thailand again.

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