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I've seen a few posts about others in the same or similar situation being denied at chiang mai for not having the embassy letter. Not seen any posts about people at other offices being denied though. 

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Nobody is a refugee. Not sure where you came up that.

This is exactly what I'd expect and what I was shouted down for predicting earlier this month. The form is not a gift for anyone that wants to remain. It's a legal declaration that you can't leave and

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16 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Nobody is a refugee. Not sure where you came up that.

The form is a special case request to remain in Thailand due to inability to leave i.e. a request for refuge in Thailand. Not as a non-immigrant or for work or tourism. 

 

 

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This is very strange. Chiang Mai is a major destination popular with tourists and expats so Chiang Mai Immigration should be aware of the latest directives coming from Bangkok.  Immigration offices in Nakhon Nowhere are aware of the 60-day extension without the need for further documentation so this really doesn't make sense.

 

rob20, did they also ask you for evidence of flight cancellation and quote you a fee?

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56 minutes ago, rob20 said:

 

Chiang Mai Immigration office near the airport. I was told that "someone" outside could help me out without documentation, but I think I'll pass on that. 

Might have to try a nearby province tomorrow

I'm curious how much the visa agents charge for their assistance?  Maybe it makes sense to just pay the fee. 

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I had the exact same issue as the original poster at Chiang Mai immigration when I went there yesterday. They told me that without the an embassy letter (UK is not providing them any longer) I would need to provide evidence that I cannot leave the country then I would have to have an interview etc before I could extend.

Like the original poster I didn't renew on Sept 26th and have been on amnesty since my visa expired in May. I thought that was the reason they wouldn't let me extend this time.

Maybe I should try calling the 1178 information line tomorrow to get the proper information?

 

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1 hour ago, rob20 said:

Anyone happen to have a copy of the affidavit form? maybe I could print a copy and fill it out to see if they would accept it, or any other official sources that state the embassy letter is not required?

I have seen it on the thai visa advice facebook page, there's two different variations of it. one is English only the other is English & Thai 

 

You can provide some evidence, if your in america, eu, uk cases of covid19 have blown up. print out the immigration facebook announcement showing the letter is not required.

 

9/10 they just want something on paper.

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10 minutes ago, ELMqgp said:

You can extend your visa at the Chiang Mai Immigration Office, but you should not consult the volunteers outside the Immigration Office.

I didn't speak to the volunteers. I spoke to 2 immigration officers sitting behind the counter.

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1 minute ago, JayKni said:

I didn't speak to the volunteers. I spoke to 2 immigration officers sitting behind the counter.

was it busy when you went in? 

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1 minute ago, rob20 said:

was it busy when you went in? 

No I was the first person to go in when they reopened after lunch at 1300. Probably less that 10 people there.

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Apparently they are not familiar with the requirements for a 60 day extension. All that is needed is a affidavit completed and signed.

 

This is at least the 2nd report I have read of people without a Embassy letter being denied 

 

I was also told by Immigration that one is required

 

It seems either yourself or Immigration are wrong on this

 

The form does say Cannot get a Embassy letter however i'm sure Immigration know which countries will supply them and which ones won't so maybe if your's is one of the countries that does supply them they are still expected

 

Also the link you supplied on a thread I started does state that the UK Embassy are awaiting for further instructions from Immigration

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7 minutes ago, ndreamer said:

I have seen it on the thai visa advice facebook page, there's two different variations of it. one is English only the other is English & Thai 

 

You can provide some evidence, if your in america, eu, uk cases of covid19 have blown up. print out the immigration facebook announcement showing the letter is not required.

 

9/10 they just want something on paper.

I can't seem to find any official information about no letter required. I've checked on both the website and facebook. This is what I found: https://www.facebook.com/ImmigrationBereau/photos/pcb.203250077987437/203250051320773

 

"Terms and conditions are as specified by the Immigration Bureau" ... but no link to what these are

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2 minutes ago, JayKni said:

No I was the first person to go in when they reopened after lunch at 1300. Probably less that 10 people there.

Was quiet when I went in there too

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