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Visa-exempt-entry, then amnesty - Can I get normal 30 day extension?

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Hi guys,

 

all the time I thought they just need to extend the visa amnesty like many many other countries.

But it seems like Thailand shows it just does not care, again.

 

So I have a question, especially to the ubonjoe visa profi from this forum:

 

I arrived mid of March in Thailand and then got visa amnesty until end of July.

Can I just casually get the 30-day-extension, as I did not used it until now?

 

 

Otherwise I would be in big trouble.

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Posted (edited)

Yes you can. I suggest you go few days prior to July 31.

Be aware CW has opened another location for this. 

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I also thought I was entitled to a extention when the Amnesty ends (arrived in late March), but sent immigration a message just to confirm a few days ago.

 

I hope she misunderstood my question, though I dont think so as she normally is very helpful and informative

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@MrMilk

Your friend is wrong. There will be different groups applying for extensions that have not previously used one.

60 day to visit wife/family just one.

Also folk such as the OP (due to timing/luck) did not need to use his extension. 

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8 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

@MrMilk

Your friend is wrong. There will be different groups applying for extensions that have not previously used one.

60 day to visit wife/family just one.

Also folk such as the OP (due to timing/luck) did not need to use his extension. 

It's not my friend, it's a immigration officer at Laem Ngop office

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Just now, MrMilk said:

It's not my friend, it's a immigration officer at Laem Ngop office

She is a clerk and she is wrong

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9 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:
10 minutes ago, MrMilk said:

It's not my friend, it's a immigration officer at Laem Ngop office

She is a clerk and she is wrong

You know her?

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3 minutes ago, Bob A Kneale said:

 

You know her?

Your point??.

Immigration officer is a title. Means little.

They are OK with VERY standard procedures. 

These times with covid and amnesty etc most don't have a clue.

Can you offer constructive comment rather that throw peanuts. Address the OP question. 

Guess not possible.

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2 hours ago, KohKood said:

I arrived mid of March in Thailand and then got visa amnesty until end of July.

Can I just casually get the 30-day-extension, as I did not used it until now?

When does your Visa expire ?

Tourist visas are usually valid for three months .

(P.S. I dont mean the leave by date stamped in your passport, I mean the actually validly of the Visa)

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3 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:
8 minutes ago, Bob A Kneale said:

You know her?

Your point??.

Immigration officer is a title. Means little.

They are OK with VERY standard procedures. 

These times with covid and amnesty etc most don't have a clue.

Can you offer constructive comment rather that throw peanuts. Address the OP question. 

Guess not possible.

My point?  Fairly obvious, really.  You said she was a clerk, not an IO, I was wondering how you knew that?

 

You are not in a position to give instructions on how members post here or what they say.  I was addressing a remark that you made that directly contradicted what the OP claimed, with evidence, had been told to him by an IO.  You're the one refuting his claim so how about you offering something more constructive than "she's a clerk and she's wrong"?  

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Just now, CorpusChristie said:

When does your Visa expire ?

Tourist visas are usually valid for three months .

(P.S. I dont mean the leave by date stamped in your passport, I mean the actually validly of the Visa)

The expire date of visa is irrelevant. A visa allows you to enter Thailand. After that you have a permission of stay. 

In the OP case his POS expired and then was covered by amnesty.

Whenever amnesty does end then prior to that the OP can apply for 30 day extension.

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Just now, Bob A Kneale said:

OP claimed, with evidence, had been told to him by an IO

Zero evidence. 

Cut you some slack. Clearly not here very long.

Lesson #1 never ask for reliable advice from io when situation is fluid.

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

Yes. You state that you did not need to use your 30 day extension. Many had to used it and also the "emergency" one that was granted with embassy letter.

You have ace up your sleeve that gives you another 30 days for 1900 baht. 

Don't go too early as amnesty might be extended. I would wait till perhaps 3 or 4 days prior to July 31. 

An expert will be along to advise you.

Ubonjoe for eg will give you the 100% correct advice. Your A OK. 

Same situation than OP.

I think DrJack gave you the best advice. Ubon was thinking extension 30 days should be ok too. But nobody knows with this growing xenophobia...

 

Aces... I do not like Aces. You think it's the nuts, but you have surprises 😬

Jacks are my favorites. 

You guys know all this stuff comes from France, again, yes ? 😎

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