“At this time, evidence of vaccination certificates is not used in consideration of permission for extension of visas. [People] Can apply for a visa extension right now,” the office confirmed through Facebook.
Regarding issues with the new 90-day reporting app launched just before Christmas, the officer did not respond to questions about any problems with foreigners still trying to report themselves through the web platform.
The officer responded only with a link to where foreigners may register to use the new app (see here).
Of note, The Phuket News explained that repeated attempts to contact the main Phuket Immigration Office by phone resulted in phone calls being unanswered.
The officer explained that the phone lines to the Phuket Immigration Office were being upgraded.
“The phone system is still being up[graded to add more lines. However, we apologise for the inconvenience. Right now 076-221905 is still the only contact number, and people can contact us through the chat service through Facebook,” the officer explained.
Foreigners were advised to regularly check the Phuket Immigration Facebook page for updates and any changes to visa requirements.