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Is this a sign they not gonna extend the visa amnesty ?

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16 minutes ago, darrendsd said:

If the visa amnesty is extended there is no need fr the people on it to visit Immigration so why would there be a counter number for them?

Yes, that's what i meant.

But the amnesty until July 31st was enacted by the Cabinet, not by immigration. An extension would also be decided by the Cabinet.

If Immigration would be sure that the Cabinet will extend it, there would be no need to open Muang Thong Thani.

Thus the opening of Muang Thong Thani shows that Immigration is at least not certain if the Cabinet will extend it.

 

It could of course also be that neither Immigration nor Cabinet planned to extend the amnesty in the old matter, but do something as simple as: People can apply for continuous 30 day extensions for 1900THB per time. This would still allow everybody to stay, they would earn more money, and it would require Muang Thong Thani to have the capacity to process all these extensions. This is of course just a guess by me.

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As visiting a local immigration office isn't considered a risk anymore, I think it's not unlikely that they will extend the amnesty BUT require those who want to continue to stay to show up (and, in all likelihood, pay up). If they will introduce a "special" extension or try to operate within the existing framework (embassy letters) remains to be seen.

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Seeing Koh Samui, Phuket, Surathani only.

 

May more will be added?

 

There is an online appointment system for CW.

 

Might be nice if they used one single system for both online and mobile.

 

Also would be cool if they could kee the systems working? I think all the Imm. mobile apps are still unavailable.

 

 

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I have a Chonburi Immigration app on my phone that is not part of this 'QueQ' app. It's on Google Play. Although I haven't used the Chonburi one yet, on it you can apply on line for various visas/extensions, including tourist and education visas plus retirement and family based extensions. It gives you a list of the required documents that are needed for each one and they can be downloaded via the app. All sections must be completed in order to proceed to the next one so I can't look further without doing an actual application, but I assume you do the initial application via the app, add the required documents and, assuming they're are all in order, are then given a suitable appointment date/time to complete it. No/minimal queuing.

 

Just thought that, with the possible rush of people needing to renew their permissions to stay at the end of the amnesty, this might be an easier option to apply than joining a long queue at Immigration.

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This sign, at the Thai Embassy in Vientiene, could be a sign that visa-issuing may be going back to "normal" soon.  It says they are closing until 10 July to prepare for post-Covid visa procedures.

 

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4 minutes ago, audaciousnomad said:


Also NOTE, Counter J is for TR-60. That is normally only available at consulate OUTSIDE of Thailand, no? So does this mean there is a possible path for tourists to get a new visa from INSIDE Thailand?

Not a silly idea at all, rather than give the freeloaders unfortunate people another free extension make em pay for a visa !!

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Posted (edited)
11 minutes ago, audaciousnomad said:


Also NOTE, Counter J is for TR-60. That is normally only available at consulate OUTSIDE of Thailand, no? So does this mean there is a possible path for tourists to get a new visa from INSIDE Thailand?

This is the 60 day tourist day visa right? With the possibility to +30 days too, so that could get people to the end of October..

 

edit: I should also say well spotted as this was posted yesterday and no one noticed that! 

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