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I hardly think a Tourist with one day overstay is going to be prosecuted.

When caught with overstay a judge will make the decision on the fine and the ban. That is where the prosecuted term comes into play. I don't think they would ban a person for just a few days of overs

how can you miscalculate? . you email yourself the date In your passport, set alarm on Google, sent email to yourself 1 week before, repeat alarm 3 days before. place the date on your exit d

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A good friend (IT developer and working for a university in Bangkok) was arrested in October last year on his way to Vientiane for overstaying his Visa by 2 hours. As he was born in Luxembourg with both parents having the Cuban nationality, Only if 1 of the parents is Luxembourgisch, you can have the Luxembourgisch nationality. For import it is impossible. He was send to Cuba, had to pay his flight himself, what was pretty expensive (150,000 THB) by Air China to Beijing, Havanna. Right now he's in Luxembourg with a big red stamp in his Cuban passport saying forbidden access to Thailand or its properties (airports) till November 2020 !!! So the 5 year rule was there already in November last year.

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JUST TO RECONFIRM, YOUR 90 DAY REPORT STARTS FROM WHEN YOU ENTER/RE-ENTER THE COUNTRY

20 years in and out and I still got that mixed up last year :(

I did a visa renewal and in the process ... while "under consideration" I did not do a 90 day report. (I did manage to explain in Thai to a friendly person (competent authority) and after a bit the fine was halved and stamped.) Thank you very much.

Also once while in hospital bed, I believed the hospital staff and took their letter to Immigration and they smiled and calculated days of overstay as it was also a Visa renewal. This was something like 6 days. No breaks. They said I should have sent my passport in with someone (my wife?). And I agreed I should have known better. So should the hospital!

no the hospital is there to cure you everything else is a gift
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Come 20 Mar 16 the bell will toll for overstayers with over a 90 days overstay for those who surrender themselves, but for those who get arrested it appears there is no 90 day grace period if I'm reading the announcement right.

If I was an overstayer of over 90 days I would definitely exit Thailand before the rules go into effect 20 Mar 16 in order to avoid a long ban on reentry. Get legal on your stay or possibly say goodbye to Thailand for a year (or many more depending on overstay length) once identified as an overstayer.

Actually, I'm somewhat surprised the govt is actually putting it into effect but it does appear it's going into effect 20 Mar 16.

hopefully we getting to law and order closer ;

Good news for any farong who do his homework correct and get the correct visas;

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I havent bothered to read the personal interest posts but skimming through seems that the 90 day overstay is deemed by many to be anything upto 90 days. I know Thainglish is poor but I reckon the fines will exist up to 90 days and the expulsion for OVER 90 dDAYS as it says.............

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If this move helps get rid of some of the dregs who hang about in the dark and sinister corners of Thailand then it will be a good thing. If some other well behaved visitors and expats get caught up in the net then they can blame themselves. It's not like you have to be a Rhodes Scholar to work out when your visa expires.

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I note that the wording says after the date the visa expires.

If you come in on a 30 day visa exempt stamp will that mean that they only get charged for an overstay and not a ban as technically they have not overstayed a visa ?

just a thought

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I note that the wording says after the date the visa expires.

If you come in on a 30 day visa exempt stamp will that mean that they only get charged for an overstay and not a ban as technically they have not overstayed a visa ?

just a thought

Once anyone enters the country their Visa is dead and gone.

They will be overstaying their Permission to Stay.

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So, I have been here 10 years legally and I miscalculate my dates and I am stopped and arrested a few days over. Automatic 5 year ban. Wow a bit harsh but TIT. whistling.gif

Better learn how to count then!
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how can you miscalculate? . you email yourself the date In your passport, set alarm on Google, sent email to yourself 1 week before, repeat alarm 3 days before.

place the date on your exit door so you see it everyday.

etc.

and you have propably your flight ticket ready too !!

if you miss your plane even for 15 minutes,

you are lost !!

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So, I have been here 10 years legally and I miscalculate my dates and I am stopped and arrested a few days over. Automatic 5 year ban. Wow a bit harsh but TIT. whistling.gif

so time to take your calculations seriously

I am sure there are thousands upon thousands who stay/visit here for decades have not miscalculated their departure dates......so why you...

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