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I have a friend here on a tourist visa that has been extended to the end of January. The immigration office is in Chonburi (one of the "red" zones) but the friend is in a different province and may have difficulty returning due to travel bans. Cannot return to home country as no flights and borders closed. Do any forum members know if there has been any kind of announcement regarding further extension of visas? Can the friend go to another office for extension?

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He can apply for a 60 day covid 19 extension up to the 29th of this month. There is not limit on how many can be issued.

He can apply at a different office if his stay in that province is reported by doing a TM30 from.

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Just now, ubonjoe said:

He can apply for a 60 day covid 19 extension up to the 29th of this month. There is not limit on how many can be issued.

 

Thanks. Assume that's from any immigration office?

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22 minutes ago, soi3eddie said:

 

Thanks. Assume that's from any immigration office?

Yes it is.

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5 minutes ago, Seik said:

What about after the 29th? Any chance of the amnesty being extended? My visa ends in march.

Currently there is no amnesty. As for 60 day extensions due to covid situation can't see any reason as to why or how they could end.

Situation is even worse than previously.

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So if you have a TR stamped in before 29 Jan. You can get the extension for 1900฿ at immigration for an additional 60 days to get a total of 4 months out if the TR?

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5 hours ago, acenase said:

So if you have a TR stamped in before 29 Jan. You can get the extension for 1900฿ at immigration for an additional 60 days to get a total of 4 months out if the TR?

That may depend upon the date you used your tourist visa for entry. There may be a date set that you had to already been in be in the country to do the application.

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Pretty sure they will keep giving these 60-days Covid extensions... My parents here in Phuket I/O got their 2nd extension until Feb/28, and officer calmly said "please come back in last week of February for another one" 🙂

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On 1/7/2021 at 3:27 AM, ubonjoe said:

He can apply for a 60 day covid 19 extension up to the 29th of this month. There is not limit on how many can be issued.

He can apply at a different office if his stay in that province is reported by doing a TM30 from.

Is that definitive?

 

After the amnesty ended, these extensions became the norm (Sept to Nov, Nov to Jan). Each time the 60 period neared its end, no official policy statement came from Immigration, but folks just began to apply to see how it went. So far, additional extensions have been granted, despite the old rule that a TR could only be extended one time.

 

Those of us awaiting approval of other visa types (e.g., Elite) would like to continue to remain in Thailand, so if another extension of the now almost one year old TR is allowed, that would be great.

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13 hours ago, thailandbeachisland said:

any real life experience of getting many covid extensions at Pattaya immigration ?

 

No problem, but according to the latest regulation you need to apply before 29th January. But in case your extension expires on 20th February, I can not confirm if they will accept your application on or before 29th January. 

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