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Immigration Announces "latest visa relief measures on 7 April 2020"

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

so do you read it like I do......THAT I do not have to do 90 day until further notice.....I was due to sign in before 12th April??

You dont need to go in. Cant u do it by post or online though?

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4 minutes ago, essox essox said:

so do you read it like I do......THAT I do not have to do 90 day until further notice.....I was due to sign in before 12th April??

It said...

Aliens who are due for 90 days reports between 26th of March 2020 and 30th of April 2020 are temporarily exempted from reporting in this period until further notice.

Temporarily exempted and until further notice mean watch this space I guess. 

If you are due May 1st or later, report. 

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25 minutes ago, spiekerjozef said:

This time they're saying "the person" instead of "tourists" so now it is not confusing and clear for everybody.

They're gonna have a look at the situation month by month, that's fine.

Thank you immigration and the PM.

i thought it read ALIENS.....MEANING ANYONE WHO IS NOT THAI....

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I would really appreciate a reply from one the experts (Hello, Sir Ubonjoe^^) here on this.

 

My situation:

 

EU (German) passport.

I reside in South Korea, haven't been to Germany since I was a kid.

My (German) father lives in Patong, Phuket on a retirement visa.

I usually visit him for a few weeks every 3 months or so, coming in on a 30-day exemption stamp.

 

I arrived in Phuket on 27 Feb and received a stamp valid till 27 March.

 

After the situation in Korea got worse and worse, and several flights I booked got cancelled, I went to Phuket Town immi on 23 March and received an extension until 26 April. I do not know if this extension was a "Covid" extension or just a normally processed one. They did not ask me for a letter from the German embassy/consulate, which suited me just fine because the German embassy/consulate as well as most EU member states have decided not to issue them. Attached are pics of my 30 day exemption and extension.

 

I am in Patong, which is strictly locked down. So I am unable to leave to even go to the airport, which will shut down anyway on 10 April (tomorrow) till 30 April. I had a flight to DMK booked today and an onwards flight back to Korea tomorrow so that plan has now faltered.

 

My next confirmed booking is 1 May HKT-DMK, then a flight to Korea on 3 May.

 

My questions:

 

1. As I am "legal" for now until Apr 26th thanks to the extension, will I be covered under this "amnesty" until the 30th, and - still be included if the govt decides to extend the amnesty into May?

 

2.  If the amnesty ends on 26 Apr and I try to get on a plane on 1 May/3 May, will I be fined and/or get one of those dreaded "overstayed" stamps? I absolutely do not care about the money but since visit my dad here quite often and also own a condo, I do not want to risk any situation that might look bad on my record, Covid or not.

 

Sorry for the long winded post, but I think it's better to be specific in order to get a knowledgeable/quality relpy~^^

 

Thanks guys,

 

Worried in Patong

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1 minute ago, essox essox said:

i thought it read ALIENS.....MEANING ANYONE WHO IS NOT THAI....

Although the word is actually redundant.

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2 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Although the word is actually redundant.

NOT UNDERSATND YOUR COMMENT......

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

You'll still have to do a 90 day after April 30. Do you think coronavirus will have gone away by then? I don't.

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Read the last sentence "... announced until 30 April 2020 or further updates)"

 

There's no mention or even a suggestion of the temporary extension measures definitely stopping on 30 April.

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1 hour ago, fishtank said:

So in other words. Totally useless for most of us.

I will still have to go there next week for my Marriage Extension stamp.

I guess I’m not reading this the same way you are. My first 90 days on a non imm O marriage expires next week, the stamp in my passport says I gotta go by April 15. I had planned on going to IO on Monday to apply for 60 day extension otherwise I’d have been on overstay. The way I’m reading this “The person whose visa expired from 26th of March 2020 will be automatically extended” My visa expires April 15 so now I will wait until April 30 approaches before I make the trip to IO. If by that time there is another decree then great, if not I’ll do then what had planned on doing next week. It’s only 15 days but life now has come down to day by day. Hopefully this whole virus epidemic will become more clear by that time. If I am not reading this decree correctly, please let me know.

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1 hour ago, NamH2O said:

So this means the New Immigration office at Pattaya 7 School will now not be required,as it was going to be for those who need an extension of stay due to Covd-19.

Funny the office in Soi 5 Pattaya were still issuing fines for overstay yesterday.My wife was one of many having to pay for overstay.

If fined for overstay, maybe something lapsed earlier that fell outwith all the Covid-19 related caveats? One can extend a current entry/extension but if it expired before one presented oneself to Immigration, a fine would be expected, no?

 

Key wording in the announcement of automatic visa extensions will be issued for ALL visa types "... which have not expired prior to 26 March 2020"

 

Maybe she went too early? There was a post by someone waiting to get his second 30-day extension at Jomtien late afternoon being handed back his passport and paperwork and being told it was no longer required, it was now 'automatic'.

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36 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

But what excuse would you use for not doing your annual extension on time is the question. 

I would not bet on the overstay being waved for them. It only appears for a short term extensions for tourists and etc.

Went and saw a Visa agent Tuesday. She said the same thing

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57 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

Even if the extension ends after March 26th? I see the unclear word 'Visa' is utilized and I inerpret it to mean Permission of Stay, and there is no clarification wrt what that Permission is based on, a Tourist Waiver, a Tourist Visa, a Non-Imm-O Entry, or any prior Extension?

Usually best to wait for clarification on these announcements, the devil in the details, the details not supplied!

Did you miss these details in the OP? The bit after "...for ALL visa types including..."

 

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