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New Overstay Rules Announced By Immigration

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Am contemplating a 4 day overstay, due (visa stamp) out on 8'th March, but flight to home country is on 12'th - should be for a good few months.

before next visit. I do have a 60day visa available on my 6mth visa, which would be good to keep. Appreciate these 'new' laws seem to be more strictly enforced, but wonder (anyone have recent experience) if a very sorry and 2k baht fine would still cover it, Prefer not to waste a day doing a border or office visit if avoidable....

In this climate of unpredictability and new and changing rules , I would avoid any overstay

If you have an METV, you just need to hop across any border

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Am contemplating a 4 day overstay, due (visa stamp) out on 8'th March, but flight to home country is on 12'th - should be for a good few months.

before next visit. I do have a 60day visa available on my 6mth visa, which would be good to keep. Appreciate these 'new' laws seem to be more strictly enforced, but wonder (anyone have recent experience) if a very sorry and 2k baht fine would still cover it, Prefer not to waste a day doing a border or office visit if avoidable....

  • Best to do a border hop or apply for an extension of stay. If you've already extended once they will deny your request but should give you 7 days to leave the country.
  • If you get caught on overstay you will be contemplating in the IDC about your bad decision.
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Folks, you're right. Clean record on what must be some 70 trips in and out, but never know in the LoS, especially with it being "law", combined with money hungry types. No bus for me tho', up and down to Sg. Cheers.....

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About time.

At least we now have an official ruling on kids overstaying.

I didn't find any new regulations related to kids' overstaying in this rules. Could you explain, please.

There is a 'remark' (top right-hand corner) stating that the penalties do not apply to under 18s.

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I can't see any problems with those rules. Follow them and you will have no troubles. Would you like to break laws in your home countries? Why all these useless discussions?

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I can't see any problems with those rules. Follow them and you will have no troubles. Would you like to break laws in your home countries? Why all these useless discussions?

Many laws/rules are not followed by certain individuals, and apparently people like to voice their opinions for no reason, other than to socialize with others..

I see no problem with rules, nor do I think it's a waste of time discussing the overstay subject, especially when the rules have drastically changed.

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I guess it should be noted, the new overstay policy is in effect starting NOW!!!!!

Anyone been banned yet?

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Its A VERY BIG incentive for Police to actively Look for overstayers ----

FOR CASH EXTRACTION

(with even small

overstays punishable by A 5 YEAR Ban)

i can imagine any farang. Caught in a checkpoint /pub raid and on OS would be a cash cow for the "officers "

IMHO

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Its A VERY BIG incentive for Police to actively Look for overstayers ----

FOR CASH EXTRACTION

(with even small

overstays punishable by A 5 YEAR Ban)

i can imagine any farang. Caught in a checkpoint /pub raid and on OS would be a cash cow for the "officers "

IMHO

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they haven't got any money do that's gonna be difficult
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I can't see any problems with those rules. Follow them and you will have no troubles. Would you like to break laws in your home countries? Why all these useless discussions?

Taken literally, any stay less less than 1 year, which of course could mean one day, two day overstay etc. it says "in case of being arrested and prosecuted". So of course the question is what will actually happen? Will they be routinely arresting one or two day overstay people or threatening them and demanding "tea money"? Will they decide to just let them pay, but maybe draw the line with people who would owe more than 20,000 baht due ( 40 days @ 500 baht/day) then go after them? I am pretty sure it will vary a lot between provinces, immigration border points etc. It will be interesting to see the reports from people that had short overstays.

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A farang reported today, that the police are taking the new overstay seriously and warned of police check point(s), specifically asking farangs to show their passports.

But since he rattled off a few Thai words and was wearing a suit, the police gave him a wink and a smile, and waived him along, with no need of showing his passport.

With that being said, if caught, deported, and banned for year(s), you all had more than a years notice to fix your overstay(s)..

I'm just courious if Mr. White Guy that cannot speak Thai, actually gets one of those long bans, or shares their story on how they were allowed to stay using this forum.

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There should be a weeks worth of a second chance to procure a visa whatever is legally required, not everybody is capable of meeting the visa requirements on a set date, could be in hospital, stolen passport or have not received their paycheck yet. Everyones circumstance is different.

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A farang reported today, that the police are taking the new overstay seriously and warned of police check point(s), specifically asking farangs to show their passports.

But since he rattled off a few Thai words and was wearing a suit, the police gave him a wink and a smile, and waived him along, with no need of showing his passport.

With that being said, if caught, deported, and banned for year(s), you all had more than a years notice to fix your overstay(s)..

I'm just courious if Mr. White Guy that cannot speak Thai, actually gets one of those long bans, or shares their story on how they were allowed to stay using this forum.

That could be a seperate case, politeness and even a few Thai words could make a difference. Same for every country, just depends on the officer.

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