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PM Prayuth signs order to grant visa amnesty to foreigners in Thailand

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This new info is great news, I'm happy for the many people that won't have to experience what I did the other day. Contrary to the old saying, I would wish that on my worst enemy, but not for the other billions of people currently living on this planet. 

 

I'm always trying to focus on the bright side of things, at least this way i didn't have to put much thought into a username to join this forum

 

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33 minutes ago, DrTuner said:

At least it's not gweilo. Damn white ghosts.

Gweilo can also be translated as 'Foreign white devil.' I first heard it in 1960's HK. I asked my dad what it meant. Its use is less common today. 

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6 minutes ago, xtof2 said:

Thanks for that. Is it the official translation from the Royal Gazette ?

I don't know the answer to your question.

 

But it seems to be incomplete because the actual order says that people with Thai permanent residence who cannot get back to Thailand before their current re-entry stamp expiry date are granted an extra 12 months on their current re-entry stamp .....

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3 minutes ago, Moonlover said:

So, they're going to suspend the 90 day report.

 

I can understand that this will be of great benefit to many people.

 

But, after 5 years of struggling, I managed, for the first time to get the on line reporting to work for me just a few weeks ago! I feel deprived now!

Yeah, it's a bit like training your GF to do a good massage, then the shops open up again and she cries off.

I'm hoping they get to abolish it entirely, a waste of everyone's time. What does it actually achieve?

Or would you rather it stayed, to give you some satisfaction?

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4 hours ago, greggraham said:

Title text: "grant visa amnesty to foreigners"

Article text: "special permission for some classes of aliens to stay in the Kingdom."

 

Not quite the same is it. 

That's 100% down to the writer of Thaivisa's article, not the new law.

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2 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Yeah, it's a bit like training your GF to do a good massage, then the shops open up again and she cries off.

I'm hoping they get to abolish it entirely, a waste of everyone's time. What does it actually achieve?

Or would you rather it stayed, to give you some satisfaction?

I've actually no idea what it ever achieved, so yer, let's dump it for good. Big Joke gets his way at last.

 

 

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53 minutes ago, greggraham said:

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So it's not a 30 day extension.

 

All they are saying is that if your visa expired, or is going to expire, on or after the 26th March or during the month of April, you can wait until the 30th April before you have to get it extended.

 

That's the "amnesty".........overstay charges suspended but will be levied from 1st May.

 

 

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A full text translation of the notice is needed here.  

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6 minutes ago, Enoon said:

 

So it's not a 30 day extension.

 

All they are saying is that if your visa expired, or is going to expire, on or after the 26th March or during the month of April, you can wait until the 30th April before you have to get it extended.

 

 

Correct. For me is 5 days extra to my already 2nd "covid" extension. But it's something else for some people. And this might only be a temporary/extended situation. Like the ban to flights. First it was a weekend, then 2 weeks... They seem to like implementing things this way.

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Great news for those with a visa, but the ones with only a visa exempt stamp will not be eliglible as far is i can see.

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12 minutes ago, Enoon said:

 

So it's not a 30 day extension.

 

All they are saying is that if your visa expired, or is going to expire, on or after the 26th March or during the month of April, you can wait until the 30th April before you have to get it extended.

 

 

It's currently until 30th April with every expectation it will be extended to 31st May etc... until things get somewhere close to "Normal" again... 

 

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So my visa expired match 28th I'm currently on my 30 day extension until April 27th... What does this mean for me once April 27th Rolla around?? 🤔🤔

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