Jump to content
BANGKOK
Sign in to follow this  
george

Longer visa exemption extensions begin August 29, 2014

Recommended Posts

You're still going to need to get a tourist visa if you want to stay (for example) 40 days as I can't see the airlines letting you fly without a valid visa.

I flew more than once, with Air Asia, Tiger Airways from Phuket or Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Phnom Penh return, even on same day, without any problems.

Last, 2012.

I'm thinking more of flights from Europe and the US with airlines like Emirates or KLM etc. I don't think they're going to take the risk of having a planeload of passengers turned back on them because they have no visas.

In these new circumstances, possibly Thai Immigration, can advise the Airlines, that the passengers get a 30 day Visa exemption for sure, if the passenger, arriving from Over seas, was not in Thailand for a specified period, 30 days?

Anyway, most return tickets, people arrive from over seas, can be changed, at least for a fee.whistling.gif

Edited by ALFREDO

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I may have misunderstood, but my question would be: will airlines allow somebody to board a flight for Thailand if their return ticket is more than 30 days ahead and they have no visa? in other words: will the airlines place any weight on the fact that a 30 day visa exemption extension is possible? If the position is unclear then tourists who fancy a stay of six weeks or so will probably still want a tourist visa.

Guess yes they only selling tickets , visa is your own responsibillity

Just bought a single trip to bkk , got marriage visa , they never even looked at it

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see this system overloading already understaffed immigration offices.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It said extend at near by office. e.g. if I am at Maesai, can I extend at mae sai immigration office or have to be at bkk ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wouldn't it just be simpler to make the visa exemption 60 days instead of having to extend it?

That would require a ministerial regulation change to do it and that requires cabinet approval. They can do a police order for the extension.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, good news.

I am holding back for the time being on my arrangements for a winter stay in Thailand and hope new updates as mentioned in the OP's post will clarify things for over winter people like myself.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like the visa out-in crackdown is already cracking up which is good news.

The Out-In rule is not cracking up. It has never been the intention to deny tourists, just people abusing the rules by staying long term in Thailand without the proper visa.

I don't see Thai immigration coming back on that in the near future, and there certainly is no need for that.

What we can hope is a more clear definition of who will fall under the IN-Out rule and who not as currently there is a lot of difference in the interpretation between the different border checkpoints.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back to where we came from.

The only visa exempt extension I have ever had was in March 2008, I only needed a week but they gave me 30 days, apparently that was the norm at the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! Some good news!

But I was wondering if anyone could help me, (Not to sure if its OK to post on here, I'm new to this)

Because of all the news rules that are in place, I'm a little lost. In the past I have had multiple entry tourist visas and also single entry visas from Penang. In October 2011 I took a year out in Thailand to live with my Thai GF, I was a genuine tourist and just slept, travelled, drank, and chilled out almost every day. I always kept in date with my Visa and left in October 2012.

I returned back to the UK and spent 7 month working and collecting money together, and decided I wanted to go back and see my GF, baring in mind be have been together now since 2010 my first trip to Thailand where we met. SO.. I went back to Thailand July 2013 on a double entry tourist visa from the UK to stay with my partner who is a singer, it was coming up to High season and I wanted to travel with her to Khao Lak where she was working, hense why I got a double entry, we wanted to celebrate Christmas together so I went to Malay and got a single entry. I left there in January 2014 and have been in the UK since. Working and saving money to go back!!

Now I'm faced with all of these Immigration rules and I'm not sure what i should believe, am I going to have a problem when I go there in August this year to get a Visa Exemption in Suvanabhumi? I am staying for a period of 3 weeks, and I have a flight ticket out and more than enough funds to cover my stay. I've heard and read many things about them not letting people with a number of visas blah blah.. Please can someone let me know if Im going to be OK. Its supposed to be fun counting down the days until your reunited with your loved ones but I'm so stressted out and confuseddddd!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great! Some good news!

But I was wondering if anyone could help me, (Not to sure if its OK to post on here, I'm new to this)

Because of all the news rules that are in place, I'm a little lost. In the past I have had multiple entry tourist visas and also single entry visas from Penang. In October 2011 I took a year out in Thailand to live with my Thai GF, I was a genuine tourist and just slept, travelled, drank, and chilled out almost every day. I always kept in date with my Visa and left in October 2012.

I returned back to the UK and spent 7 month working and collecting money together, and decided I wanted to go back and see my GF, baring in mind be have been together now since 2010 my first trip to Thailand where we met. SO.. I went back to Thailand July 2013 on a double entry tourist visa from the UK to stay with my partner who is a singer, it was coming up to High season and I wanted to travel with her to Khao Lak where she was working, hense why I got a double entry, we wanted to celebrate Christmas together so I went to Malay and got a single entry. I left there in January 2014 and have been in the UK since. Working and saving money to go back!!

Now I'm faced with all of these Immigration rules and I'm not sure what i should believe, am I going to have a problem when I go there in August this year to get a Visa Exemption in Suvanabhumi? I am staying for a period of 3 weeks, and I have a flight ticket out and more than enough funds to cover my stay. I've heard and read many things about them not letting people with a number of visas blah blah.. Please can someone let me know if Im going to be OK. Its supposed to be fun counting down the days until your reunited with your loved ones but I'm so stressted out and confuseddddd!!

With a ticket out after 3 weeks you have nothing to worry.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Back to where we came from.

The only visa exempt extension I have ever had was in March 2008, I only needed a week but they gave me 30 days, apparently that was the norm at the time.

It has been 7 days long before 2008. Sounds more like a tourist visa extension.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You're still going to need to get a tourist visa if you want to stay (for example) 40 days as I can't see the airlines letting you fly without a valid visa.

you evidently have not read the OP

someone can now come here for 60 days without having to do a visa run to the border or be in possession of a tourist visa from their home country provided they can show a flight out of Thailand 30 days from the application for extension, this is very good news and is something people have been wanting for a considerable time, people have been complaining for years about handing money over to Cambodia or other a-joining countries for a visa for a 10min stay plus the added hassle of the travel and associated costs to a visa run company

You can already extend a tourist visa by 30 days and I would assume the same rules will apply

This is all good for genuine tourists who want the option of staying for 60 or indeed 90 days without the need to do a laborious and pointless border runs which with the implementation of other rules have basically been outlawed anyway

Edited by smedly

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thankyou! I have been emailing the consulate in the UK and some have been telling me to get a Visa, and some things they said haven't been clear, I just need clarification for my trip, because of my past visits. So I'll be fine going with myself, passport, and suitcase yea!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...