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Amnesty will happen!       April I lined up with 100s to extend my tourist visa as flights canceled. Paid for and got 15+15 day extension.    1900 bht + stress.     Next day Amnesty announced !    Today. got til November 15 th ( 60days yes starting today?) 1900bht.  +3 hours wait.     Sod’s Law says   Amnesty will now be announced.                         Ps 2 biz flights on Swiss     May     leave empty on 25 th.  11.20 pm.  Ha ha.   

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I've noticed that this situation have really taken a toll on some people's mental health. 

The government hasn't said a word, one way or the other. Please link to the government stating amnesty extension won't happen.

Why would the 'very rich' want to come to Thailand? This place is for middle/low class people, the rich have much nicer places to go. Let's face it, the whole of the country is a little dirt

The government has been quite clear that there will not be another amnesty. It has been worded very differently to the last announcement. If you do not have a long stay visa, I would suggest one of the following;

 

If you haven't already, see if your tourist visa can be extended (some IO's such as ubon are honoring eligible extensions)

Apply for an embassy letter and 30 day extension (easy for Americans, more difficult for UK)

Buy a plane ticket home/other country

Use an agent to obtain a visa for you - note, embassy letters have been successfully used to apply for long term visas in IO's by other forum members, but i'm not sure if this applies to agents too.

 

Help (or a version of amnesty) is likely coming for people already here on legitimate long term visas, in the form of an easing of current immigration standards. This has been well reported several times over in the news. Don't bank on another amnesty - have a plan!

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Haha I feel you. I spent so much time and energy getting the first covid extension only to have the amnesty kick in days later. 

 

My gf thinks an amnesty or some type of leniancy is possible if social media or news posts go viral of families getting split up, or seeing people stranded at the airport. Thai Govt hates bad PR especially on Facebook. 

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8 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

The government hasn't said a word, one way or the other.

Please link to the government stating amnesty extension won't happen.

From Khaosod;

The Thai Immigration Bureau on Sunday issued an advisory saying that all foreigners with transit or tourist visas or visa on arrival (VoA), whose stay in Thailand was extended due to the COVID-19 outbreak, must leave Thailand by Sept. 26.

The cabinet recently approved the extension of stay until Sept. 26 for foreigners stranded in Thailand due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The Immigration Bureau said it will not issue any further automatic extension for tourists after Sept. 26.

The bureau said only tourists who can show evidences of illness, or obstacles such as no flights available, will be allowed an extension.

Each extension will be granted for no more than 30 days.

From immigration - pay attention to the top part - short term visa holders MUST prepare to depart.

Thai Immigration releases more information on "Grace Period" for visa  amnesty - The Pattaya News

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2 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Doesn't worry me, I'm applying for 60 days on Friday.

Then after a couple more weeks, my 400k will have been in the bank long enough for a year extension.

 

Just tired of idiots posting false information.

I wish you the best, I will be doing my extension in October as my O-A Visa runs out and I will have had the 800K seasoned as well.  Tired myself of all the folks who just can not see the forest through the trees as well.

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2 minutes ago, Benitostacos said:

Haha I feel you. I spent so much time and energy getting the first covid extension only to have the amnesty kick in days later. 

 

My gf thinks an amnesty or some type of leniancy is possible if social media or news posts go viral of families getting split up, or seeing people stranded at the airport. Thai Govt hates bad PR especially on Facebook. 

Exactly!  If we want it extended, we need media and social media pressure and reporting.  It's the reason it happened to begin with.  We need social media campaigns!  So who will it be?  Richard Burrow is a usually good voice for us, but he's been a bit quiet. 

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4 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

The government hasn't said a word, one way or the other.

Please link to the government stating amnesty extension won't happen.

Seems like they updated immigration website. Now the same 'amnesty ends reminder banner come top of the site when you go in there'

 

Also they dont need to make many annoucements about its not really going to happen etc.

 

I would hope to see amnesty, im not here as tourist, actually i have no status now, only amnesty.

 

Been contacting my relatives for getting back "home", cause it still seems that they wont let us to extend non im b visas here. 

 

Not going to agent because i can provide same paper by my self. 

 

Even the situation is quite sh i t for some of us, "stop crying and march, change your socks and keep your rifle clean" 

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18 minutes ago, JoseThailand said:

Basically this guy wants to say that he is so "fortunate" that the amnesty must happen after he already paid for the extension.

Basically, im not sure thats what hes saying.

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