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Visa extensions approved under previous amnesty to be upheld until Nov 30

Visa extensions approved under previous amnesty to be upheld until Nov 30

PHUKET: Foreigners who had already paid B1,900 and been approved an extension to stay of 30 days from Sept 27 under the previous ‘visa amnesty’ will be allowed to stay in Thailand until Nov 30 at no extra cost.

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By The Phuket News

Tuesday 29 September 2020, 01:30PM


Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Pornchai Kuntee announced the news at a press conference at the Immigration Bureau headquarters in Bangkok today (Sept 29). 

Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Pornchai Kuntee announced the news at a press conference at the Immigration Bureau headquarters in Bangkok today (Sept 29). 

Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Pornchai Kuntee announced the news at a press conference at the Immigration Bureau headquarters in Bangkok today (Sept 29).

“Right now in Thailand there are two groups of foreigners: People who already applied for extensions before Sept 26, and those who did not,” Maj Gen Pornchai said.

“Today Cabinet will approve the second group of people to stay until Oct 31,” he explained.

“But for the first group, the Immigration Bureau will extend their stay until Nov 30,” Maj Gen Pornchai said.

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“However, these foreigners [already approved an extension of 30 days’ stay from Sept 27] must present themselves at their nearest Immigration Office to have the correct stamp entered in their passports,” he added.

After that, foreigners can apply to extend their stay for 60 days at a time,” Maj Gen Pornchai noted.

“Not many documents will be needed [for the 60-day extensions]. Letters from embassies may not be needed,” he said.

The news follows the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Bangkok announcing yesterday (Sept 28)  that the government had extended the visa amnesty for foreigners stranded in Thailand to Oct 31.

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DeKaaskopp | 30 September 2020 - 22:15:25

Kurt,read the article again. It might help you to understand the different  dates.

Kurt | 30 September 2020 - 13:41:02

We red last Monday, 28th: Visa extension till October 31st.
We read next day, Tuesday, 29th: Visa extensions approved till 30 November.
As a good thai friend is always saying: 'Half the time here Officialdom don't know what they are doing, because prior of it there is no thinking'.  Always last minute decisions coz thinking first takes a lot of time/energy. Avoided, if possible.

Kurt | 29 September 2020 - 15:45:07

But 'we' not make is easy and logic.  Now we create 2 different groups of foreigners, because confusing bureaucratic ruling is our specialism.  :-)

Svcoquette | 29 September 2020 - 14:38:17

Thank you finally someone thinking properly. "Better late than never" my mother used to say.

 

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