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It is unlikely that he will be in trouble, but not impossible. It is always a concern when the permission to stay comes from a different office to the one immigration knows is your local one. All the

I moved around many times and never had immigration check on me. Do you look suspicious so that they come to check on you?

From the op: Paid 20K

3 hours ago, ChakaKhan said:

Welp, so much for my million baht idea selling visa papers online, should have sent a heavier brown envelope

yes ..... do more research before doing your online visa's

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Whether or not he has a problem about the stamp, isn't it the case that if he arrives now with a "medical visa" he will be required to spend the 14-day quarantine in a hospital?

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23 minutes ago, JTXR said:

Whether or not he has a problem about the stamp, isn't it the case that if he arrives now with a "medical visa" he will be required to spend the 14-day quarantine in a hospital?

He received a medical extension (while already in Thailand). That is very different.

 

Yes, if someone acquires a visa to enter Thailand for medical treatment, there is a requirement to spend 14 days either in Alternative Hospital Quarantine or Alternative State Quarantine.

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8 hours ago, hotchilli said:

 

At the end of the post it say's "when he leaves" ?

So will he leave Thailand near the end of the 90 days, if so I doubt immigration at the airport will give him much trouble.

No the 90 days has already expired, and then was on visa amnesty. He was concerned if he leaves then they see the stamp on his way out, and get suspicious

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8 hours ago, steven100 said:

if your friend acquired a fake stamp ....  expect a knock on the door soon.

If the friend acquired a fake stamp, immigration wouldn't know about it and thus not knock on the door

If it's a real stamp, then they also won't knock.

So the chance that immigration will knock on the door is close to zero percent.

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12 hours ago, pavierre said:

No the 90 days has already expired, and then was on visa amnesty. He was concerned if he leaves then they see the stamp on his way out, and get suspicious

I'm presuming that your friend got his visa stamp at the immigration office as normal, just that the paperwork via the "agent' to obtain the visa was lets say iffy?

He then over-stayed the 90 days [a bit dumb] 
So his only option is to go back to the immigration office to sort out an extension & pay a fine or pay a fine at the airport when he leaves, but the longer he stays now as it's expired the higher the fine as it's calculated per day.

Up to I think a maximum 20,000 baht.

 

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3 hours ago, hotchilli said:

I'm presuming that your friend got his visa stamp at the immigration office as normal, just that the paperwork via the "agent' to obtain the visa was lets say iffy?

He then over-stayed the 90 days [a bit dumb] 

There is no overstay now until after September 26th.

He is now on a "automatic extension" under the ministerial notice that has been extended until then.

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They offered me a medical visa 90 days for 18k, I talked with a swedish guy who goes there and he told me it's reliable. They told me it needs 10-14 business days, so if I want to start the 90 days close to the 26th of september I would need to go in the first week of september. I want to be here until the 26th of december, so I need some days of overstay, is that a problem? For example if I get the 90 days the 25th of september, the overstay would be only two days, but if the day of the stamp is the 21th of september, it would be 6 days. In that case, which is the best option? To pay the fine in the airport the day of my flight? To go to an inmigration office before that? Could they investigate me? Ask me for medical documentation?

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2 hours ago, jonga80 said:

They offered me a medical visa 90 days for 18k, I talked with a swedish guy who goes there and he told me it's reliable. They told me it needs 10-14 business days, so if I want to start the 90 days close to the 26th of september I would need to go in the first week of september. I want to be here until the 26th of december, so I need some days of overstay, is that a problem? For example if I get the 90 days the 25th of september, the overstay would be only two days, but if the day of the stamp is the 21th of september, it would be 6 days. In that case, which is the best option? To pay the fine in the airport the day of my flight? To go to an inmigration office before that? Could they investigate me? Ask me for medical documentation?

It is 99% sure there would be no problem. You would have a choice of applying yourself for a further extension in December (denied) and getting seven days to leave the country; or pay the fine at the airport. In the latter case you would have an overstay on your record which may or may not have consequences in the future.

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One way immigration gets you if you use a visa agent linked to another office is when it is 90 day report time ..... my brother-in-law got caught out - when he went to immigration they said go to the immigration office that issued it - or pay a fee - he calculated that the fee was slightly less than the travel cost so paid up. Of course, he could have done a change of address, but surprise, surprise 'cannot do now' ......

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2 minutes ago, rickudon said:

One way immigration gets you if you use a visa agent linked to another office is when it is 90 day report time ..... my brother-in-law got caught out - when he went to immigration they said go to the immigration office that issued it - or pay a fee - he calculated that the fee was slightly less than the travel cost so paid up. Of course, he could have done a change of address, but surprise, surprise 'cannot do now' ......

you can chose to not report the whole year... what they gonna do ? home visit ?

 

one fee of 2000 baht per year for not reporting, right ?

 

for the dude in a closed post : I asked info from agents, I did not use them as they are crooks, but I asked them "how" THEY could help and how much it would cost, for a paper immigration asked that is not even on their own website, but now wanted from me

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4 hours ago, BritTim said:

They offered me a medical visa 90 days for 18k

89 days of overstay, which would start on 27 september -> +- 26 oktober , +- 25 november,  +- 24 december  would be 500 baht cheaper and no need for scammy agency and not supporting active corruption

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