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Hi, 

 

My Non O Marriage Visa expires Aug 15 and I have used my 60 day extension and got stamp in passport that says i must leave Thailand today. I'm currently "using" the July 31st amnesty.

 

If amnesty is not extended, im seriously considering overstaying since it seems the fines are worth it compared to my alternatives of expensive unreliable flight back to US away from my wife and kids here.

 

Are the fines and penalty at this website accurate? https://www.tratimmigration.com/thailand-visa-overstay-regulations/

 

If I overstay for 90 days, all i have to do is pay 20k baht at airport? how much of a hassle is it? Are there any other negative consequences at all?

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Why go back to USA, you can just fly out to Laos for 1.500 baht, or take a bus out or anything much much cheaper.... Your post seems to be strange...

 

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highly advised not to do that, risking 5 year ban away from the wife and kids. start looking at flights to USA now, get the best deal possible. 

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43 minutes ago, Caldera said:

As of now, you can neither fly from Thailand to Laos nor travel to any neighboring country overland. It remains to be seen if that changes before the visa amnesty expires, so that's not necessarily a viable alternative the OP can plan for.

yeah you´re right.....

 

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From American Citizen Services - U.S. Embassy Bangkok

 


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2 hours ago, Caldera said:

As of now, you can neither fly from Thailand to Laos nor travel to any neighboring country overland. It remains to be seen if that changes before the visa amnesty expires, so that's not necessarily a viable alternative the OP can plan for.

And, even if the borders with neighbouring countries were to re-open by 31st July, there would still be no guarantee that by then:-

 

(1) Thai embassies and consulates in places such as Savannakhet, Vientiane, Penang and Hoh Chi Minh City will have re-opened for the issuing of visas: or

 

(2) the current requirements for (re-)entering Thailand based on mandatory minimum 100k USD COVID-19 insurance cover and 14-days self-isolation will have been relaxed.

 

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1 hour ago, OJAS said:

And, even if the borders with neighbouring countries were to re-open by 31st July, there would still be no guarantee that by then:-

Land border crossings with a with a neighboring country could open with an agreement with the other country with less restrictions than those by air.

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Posted (edited)

i am with you on the thinking,
if you feel there is little to zero risk of you being arrested
then you are good for 90 days before a ban would be imposed

i am curious, what are ALL your other options ?

i am in the same boat, i did have an option to get an extra 2 weeks 
but did not bother extending my stay and just went with the amnesty
i also could have put funds in bank and went for 1 year
but TBH i dont really like staying here constantly as i like to travel
so am never usually here for 90 days

and i got zero plans to return to UK
so now i am eyeing up what destinations are possible
few countries opening borders already and from this month
Tanzania sounds good simply due to the Pres having a brain,
also Georgia (1 year stay and cheap)

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