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Immigration Bureau reminds foreigners to apply for visa extension before Oct 31

By The Nation

 

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The Immigration Bureau on Tuesday reminded foreigners whose visas are expiring to submit their applications for extension of temporary stay before October 31.

 

Late applicants will be dealt with as prescribed by the law, the bureau said.

 

Applications for visa extension can be submitted at each local immigration office.

 

Terms and conditions are as specified by the Immigration Bureau. Each permission will initially be granted for up to 60 days for all visa types, effective from November 1.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30396860

 

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OK. I'm confused. This is the amnesty program right? If you intend to apply for the usual stuff such as annual retirement extensions that happen.to be coming up, there is no need to do

Totally wrong and confusing wording on that Nation headline. This is about another 60-day extension for those whose visas or visa-exempt entries expired since March, have been stuck here under the 'am

You can do your annual extensions so why would you want to go into the amnesty program.

13 minutes ago, NanLaew said:

Totally wrong and confusing wording on that Nation headline. This is about another 60-day extension for those whose visas or visa-exempt entries expired since March, have been stuck here under the 'amnesty' and still can't get home easily.

 

If you already have a 1-year extension, you either renew it as normal on the due date or before depending on what your local immigration office permits.

Yes I agree. Their wording is extremely unclear. Thanks for the clarification.

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Don’t forget to extend your visa! Thai Immigration warns about fines for late applicants

By Caitlin Ashworth

 

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Still need to extend your visa? You have until Halloween, October 31. With the visa amnesty deadline approaching, Thai Immigration Bureau is reminding foreigners to get their visa in order by the end of this month. Late applicants will be fined, they say.

 

No matter when the visa is extended, as long as it’s before the deadline, it will go into effect on November 1 and allow a 60 day stay. The immigration bureau says foreigners should file an application with their local immigration office.

 

Since the recent amnesty period was put in place a few days after the initial September 26 deadline, those who paid 1,900 baht for 30 day visa extensions last month are now allowed to stay until November 30, but they need to go to immigration to get a stamp with the new expiration date.

 

The amnesty was first put in place in April due to travel restrictions and the global spread of the coronavirus. The grace period was set to end in July, then extended to late-September, and then extended again after many were unable to leave the country or get their visa in order before the deadline.

 

SOURCE: Thai Immigration

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/hot-news/visa/dont-forget-to-extend-your-visa-thai-immigration-warns-about-fines-for-late-applicants

 

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I went and paid 1900 baht for a 30 day extension with embassy letter on the 26 September.

 

They made me fill out two sets of forms. One for the local office and one for Chiang Mai who would make the final decision. When I got home I noticed that there's a stamp in the passport with 'under consideration and the date 6 OCT 2020.

 

Then they announced the last minute amnesty extension, so I could have save the time and 1900 baht but that's another story...

 

I have two questions though..  Should I have gone back on the 6 October or did that amnesty announcement cover me till 31 October?

 

I'm guessing that I need to go in before 31 October and pay 1900 for a 60 day extension now? I don't mind at all - was just wondering if that's necessary, or does the 30 days I paid for already start on the 1 November?

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You should go to immigration soon as possible as they will most probably give you an extension to the 31st of November . Possibly to the 30th of December .

Because you are late going in you should try the airport immigration office first . I say that because that is what I was told to do in a similar situation .

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1 minute ago, itsari said:

You should go to immigration soon as possible as they will most probably give you an extension to the 31st of November . Possibly to the 30th of December .

Because you are late going in you should try the airport immigration office first . I say that because that is what I was told to do in a similar situation .

Ok I'm in a rural city though with a very small Immigration Office. I'll drop in tomorrow and see what they say. Extension to 30 December would be great - then I can relax a little and maybe even head down South for a month for a change of scenery.

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I am not sure if you can go to any immigration office if you were given the under consideration stamp in Chiang Mai . Good luck and have a good day

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