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Regular (not covid) tourist visa extension until Nov 30?


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Before Sep 26, some folks (myself included) managed to get a regular (non covid) tourist visa extension up to Oct 26, without an embassy letter. But now there has been a report that IO refuse to uphold this extension until Nov 30, saying that "tourists cannot stay longer than 90 days". The report is here: 

Here I propose to summarize people's experience trying to get a stamp until Nov 30, after a regular 30 day extension. I personally did not try to do that yet.

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17 minutes ago, JoseThailand said:

So has anyone been able to get a regular extension up to Nov 30?

Reports of it have been pretty rare. I've only seen someone succeed in Chiang Mai and Pai...but those reports were nearly a month ago.  It might have changed already. If you get it, good. If you don't, then you have to figure out how to work with the "new" rules...which I know...seem to change like the wind! x) 

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I have been waiting to see if anyone has been successful with this as well.  I did go 2 weeks ago but was told to come back on the 26th when my tourist extension (not covid letter extension) expires.  I have no idea what options will be open to me on the 26th.  I did ask but he couldn't answer.   

I was under the impression that ALL visa extensions done prior to 9/26 (paid 1900 baht) were eligible to be pushed back until 11/30. 

I have a worrying feeling.

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11 hours ago, SAcanman said:

I have been waiting to see if anyone has been successful with this as well.  I did go 2 weeks ago but was told to come back on the 26th when my tourist extension (not covid letter extension) expires.  I have no idea what options will be open to me on the 26th.  I did ask but he couldn't answer.   

I was under the impression that ALL visa extensions done prior to 9/26 (paid 1900 baht) were eligible to be pushed back until 11/30. 

I have a worrying feeling.

When you say "I did go", where did you go?

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On 10/16/2020 at 5:01 PM, SAcanman said:

I have a worrying feeling.

Don't worry, that way or another they will extend visas for everyone. At worst, you will just lose your 1900 baht that you paid before. But think of the people that wasted 50k+ baht on corrupt volunteer and ED visas.

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I called Pathum Thani immigration office to update my counting day from November 1.  

 

My visa is Non-Im O based on marriage.  I extented 60 days on September 22.

 

They answered counting from November 1 is for Covid extension based on embassy letters only.

 

The announcement shows all types of visas...  They also counted 60 days from Semptember 22.  So I cannot stay till November 30.   Very frustrated. 

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3 hours ago, TransAm2002 said:

I called Pathum Thani immigration office to update my counting day from November 1.  

 

My visa is Non-Im O based on marriage.  I extented 60 days on September 22.

 

They answered counting from November 1 is for Covid extension based on embassy letters only.

 

The announcement shows all types of visas...  They also counted 60 days from Semptember 22.  So I cannot stay till November 30.   Very frustrated. 

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Is it just me or is Immigration being very quiet at the moment, no weekly pronouncements of doom. no spokesmen making predictions.

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35 minutes ago, fondue zoo said:

 

Is it just me or is Immigration being very quiet at the moment, no weekly pronouncements of doom. no spokesmen making predictions.

Why would they announce anything at the moment? There's been a lot of info about extensions this month. 

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I joined this forum today even though I have been reading the content for the last few months since I found the information helpful. 
 

I tried to renew my visa (tourist) last September without an embassy letter and was unsuccessful. 
 

As many of you, I’m waiting to hear feedback on successful or not attempt to renew tourist visa. 
 

I found this information, which might be useful from the US embassy website in Thailand.

 

Update 10/13/2020: According to verbal communication from the Royal Thai Government’s Immigration Bureau, non-Thai nationals can visit any Thai Immigration office to request a 60-day extension of stay. We have been told that there will be a charge for this. Thai Immigration will not require a letter from the Embassy as part of the extension request, so the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Chiang Mai will no longer provide letters of support for Thai visa extensions. For more information about applying for Thai visa extensions, please visit www.immigration.go.th or contact the Thai Immigration Bureau.
 

the link to the above information 

https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
 

I’m hoping this information can be useful.

 

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