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How many of us are actually on the Visa Amnesty until July 31?


How many of us are actually on the Visa Amnesty until July 31?  

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Good luck with that plan. When the amnesty was announced, there were an estimated 500,000 foreigners automatically covered. Some have since left and found there way home, whilst others are n

Then there are those here on Non-O-ME Visas based on Thai family, who cannot get extensions from immigration, to spite qualifying based on our proven incomes.

And this poll (probably) doesn't include responses from all the Cambodians, Laotians and Burmese who are also here on amnesty, of which there are much greater numbers than we farangs....

16 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

The thing is there are lot of guys married have ME based on marriage. Obviously they usually exit every 90. Those folk sort of in no man's land. So guess they will be ticking yes.

Fair point, Dr. Jack. Thanks. I am kind of in no man's land too, having coming off a Non-Imm 'B' based on work, but having been prevented from applying for a new Non-Imm 'O' based on marriage by the border closures due to bad luck with timing. There are many combinations and permutations. That's why I just asked it as simply as possible with Yes or No answers. 

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You should have divided option one 'yes' into two parts. 

 

There are some who are on short term visas who are temporarily stuck here and intend to return home/move on as soon as practicably possible while there are others who are here on short term visas/extensions who tend to live here permanently and, instead of applying for twelve month extensions, manipulate the 'lax' short term system to do so. 

 

I just have a simple marriage extension so the amnesty doesn't affect me.

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1 hour ago, john terry1001 said:

You should have divided option one 'yes' into two parts. 

 

There are some who are on short term visas who are temporarily stuck here and intend to return home/move on as soon as practicably possible while there are others who are here on short term visas/extensions who tend to live here permanently and, instead of applying for twelve month extensions, manipulate the 'lax' short term system to do so. 

 

I just have a simple marriage extension so the amnesty doesn't affect me.

Then there are those here on Non-O-ME Visas based on Thai family, who cannot get extensions from immigration, to spite qualifying based on our proven incomes.

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I'm not on a visa amnesty....my visa has been extended for retirement but I am on amnesty from 90 day reporting which was due in May.

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On 7/6/2020 at 3:52 PM, DrJack54 said:

I'm on annual extensions and voted no.

The thing is there are lot of guys married have ME based on marriage. Obviously they usually exit every 90. Those folk sort of in no man's land. So guess they will be ticking yes.

Why in No Man's Land? Those on a ME marriage visa can't exit/re-enter and the situation couldn't be clearer. Unusual, I know, for Thailand.

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I am hoping that the Thai government will extend the amnesty till such times when normal international flights resume .

There is scientific belief that the virus has not been defeated by a long way and the Asian rainy seasons could have an impact on a second wave . The western world will be in a similar state with the autumn just a few months away . I would prefer to ride out the pandemic here until hopefully a vaccine is found which is being targeted for the last quarter of this year .

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1 minute ago, Bangkok Barry said:

Why in No Man's Land? Those on a ME marriage visa can't exit/re-enter and the situation couldn't be clearer. Unusual, I know, for Thailand.

Relax. I was pointing out there are many groups of folks currently in Thailand. Example tourist visas, visa exempt etc.

Then there are many that live in Thailand, such as those on non O or O-A extensions. No problem for those guys as can renew their extensions inside of Thailand. 

The ME marriage guys IMO have been caught out. Many will have no choice but to exit and return with whatever requirements are needed. 

I'm on extensions to non o (retirement).

Think they are bit stiff

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4 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

Relax. I was pointing out there are many groups of folks currently in Thailand. Example tourist visas, visa exempt etc.

Then there are many that live in Thailand, such as those on non O or O-A extensions. No problem for those guys as can renew their extensions inside of Thailand. 

The ME marriage guys IMO have been caught out. Many will have no choice but to exit and return with whatever requirements are needed. 

I'm on extensions to non o (retirement).

Think they are bit stiff

The post I responded to referred to ME marriage visas, no others. I'm on one myself and don't feel 'caught out'. When the gates open I'll hop across a border and back as usual and be home again in time for lunch. Can't see that changing 🙂

 

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On 7/6/2020 at 3:52 PM, DrJack54 said:

I'm on annual extensions and voted no.

The thing is there are lot of guys married have ME based on marriage. Obviously they usually exit every 90. Those folk sort of in no man's land. So guess they will be ticking yes.

i'm use to be like you, think i'm better then everybody else because i got what i wanted, along the way i relized people have their owned problem, different situation and reason, it's not illegal of what they are doing, these day i understand where they came from and support them as much as i can in ever way, put in few good word the little thing that count,

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2 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

The post I responded to referred to ME marriage visas, no others. I'm on one myself and don't feel 'caught out'. When the gates open I'll hop across a border and back as usual and be home again in time for lunch. Can't see that changing 🙂

 

Like your cup half full approach. Not everyone as confident that there will not be some requirements that were not necessary prior to covid-19. Also that could be on both sides of border.

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