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Do you think they will extend the amnesty if they are not allowing inbound scheduled flights from August onwards?

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37 minutes ago, KhunKenAP said:

The decision will be made a day or 2 before.

They did it a week before the last time. Why would it be any different this time. It think it will be earlier this time.

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This topic though does highlight a few issues here, that will come to a head with a lot of bleeding like lambs being weaned. The original extension was to give people a chance to leave the country and not overstay. Some people took this opportunity. Those that didn’t have their own reasons be it people that are long term residents on short term visas, with border runs the solution. I do hope these people have a plan B if (when?) the visa amnesty is not renewed.

 

If it’s not renewed, 1st August is a Sunday, so there will be no assistance that day from any government agency. It could well be a overstay fine, with a leave in 7 day stamp. Europe is opening up, and there has been plenty of time to sort out departure to get home for the normal tourist. 
 

And for the border runners, if they get blacklisted for a period due to overstay, what are their options then? Maybe contact with their embassy for flight information prior to the end date. 
 

 

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8 minutes ago, Advocatus Diaboli said:

This topic though does highlight a few issues here, that will come to a head with a lot of bleeding like lambs being weaned. The original extension was to give people a chance to leave the country and not overstay. Some people took this opportunity. Those that didn’t have their own reasons be it people that are long term residents on short term visas, with border runs the solution. I do hope these people have a plan B if (when?) the visa amnesty is not renewed.

 

If it’s not renewed, 1st August is a Sunday, so there will be no assistance that day from any government agency. It could well be a overstay fine, with a leave in 7 day stamp. Europe is opening up, and there has been plenty of time to sort out departure to get home for the normal tourist. 
 

And for the border runners, if they get blacklisted for a period due to overstay, what are their options then? Maybe contact with their embassy for flight information prior to the end date. 
 

 

Blimey, you're a laugh a minute..................😬

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12 minutes ago, transam said:

Blimey, you're a laugh a minute..................😬

For some, it won’t be a laughing matter. 

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38 minutes ago, mtls2005 said:

U.S. Embassy tweeted this today...

 

 

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Interesting...but I could not find it? The latest tweet today of US embassy in BKK is about satellites and previous one about LGBT in foreign affairs "serving with pride". So where exactly did you find this tweet?

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3 minutes ago, Advocatus Diaboli said:

For some, it won’t be a laughing matter. 

Well thanks for pointing it out to everyone that already know.....🙄

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1 minute ago, transam said:

Well thanks for pointing it out to everyone that already know.....🙄

Some people need to think that others are in trouble to breath properly. Now he can have a relaxed day 😄

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On 6/29/2020 at 1:46 PM, TingTawng said:

Well I would accept that given we already have to pay to extend visas...my main concern is that there's the possibility that the Thai government just stay silent in the next 4 weeks, and thus many of us have to leave Thailand without a way back in...I'm happy to pay from within Thailand than leave Thailand and have no way back into Thailand.

"Do you think they will extend the amnesty if they are not allowing inbound scheduled flights from August onwards?"

I think you're confusing "not allowing" inbound flights with "allowed outbound flights" which have been allowed all the time. You can leave "almost" anytime you want except for a few destinations if you really need to. The ticket might be a bit more expensive,though. 

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22 hours ago, drbeach said:

I think there is a good chance of an additional 1 month extension, or 2 at the very most. The number of flights out (and destinations served) is very limited. I don't see how all the foreigners still in Thailand can get out on the limited number of flights that are running UNLESS more flights are allowed to come into Thailand, which aren't repatriation flights, during the month of July.

 

Every stranded foreigner wasn't forced to stay here when the amnesty kicked in. There's been outbound flights all the time,a bit more expensive,though. 

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1 hour ago, Advocatus Diaboli said:

This topic though does highlight a few issues here, that will come to a head with a lot of bleeding like lambs being weaned. The original extension was to give people a chance to leave the country and not overstay. Some people took this opportunity. Those that didn’t have their own reasons be it people that are long term residents on short term visas, with border runs the solution. I do hope these people have a plan B if (when?) the visa amnesty is not renewed.

 

If it’s not renewed, 1st August is a Sunday, so there will be no assistance that day from any government agency. It could well be a overstay fine, with a leave in 7 day stamp. Europe is opening up, and there has been plenty of time to sort out departure to get home for the normal tourist. 
 

And for the border runners, if they get blacklisted for a period due to overstay, what are their options then? Maybe contact with their embassy for flight information prior to the end date. 
 

 

"It could well be a overstay fine, with a leave in 7 day stamp."

There will not be an overstay fine for anyone just because August 1 is a Sunday. 

And the "7 days to leave the country" just applies to migrant workers from neighboring countries (as far as I know). 

Take a chill pill and relax. 

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2 hours ago, ExpatDraco said:

That's probably including a switch to NON-O first. If it was only for the extension it would be expensive.

Maybe 40K, if using a "law firm" and doing it at CW.   It's oft-reported as "only" 25K for the Non-O-90/1-year-extension "package" in Jomtien. 

 

That's retirement-type only, of course - Add 10K to 15K Baht more, if you need an extension based on supporting a Thai family (under 50 or working a legal job here w/ work-permit).

If no family here and under 50, other threads report schools offering ED Visa "no need to leave the country" deals for a mere 19K Baht (no receipt) for immigration.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

They did it a week before the last time. Why would it be any different this time. It think it will be earlier this time.

I Hope they announce it BEFORE The 20th of July as that is the day ( I Am Supposed to ) go to Savanakhet to apply for my New Non-Imm " O " That is IF The Borders are Open by Then.....Of Course !!

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22 hours ago, bkk6060 said:

Yep, big risk.

90% of them were canceled on the departure board when I was there the other day.

 

But, the other post did say Ïtś possible¨  Possible vs. definitely or likely or are not the same.

Exactly , I've had 18 flights canceled from the last week in March to date and from what I read on various forums etc. I'm not alone..and to make matters worse , most Airlines seem to offering only vouchers as refunds  which have a 12 month shelf life . 

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