Update 22nd October 2021 @07:00pm.
The 60 day UNABLE TO TRAVEL allowance, has been officially extended up to 26th November 2021, means that applications must be filed before your current extension expires.
Thailand start opening up, first Airports, 1st November onwards, 46 Countries allowed to enter, Thailand keep 3 caterogies: 1. No Quarantine for these 46 Countries, 2. Sandbox Program for all Countries and 3. Alternative Quarantine for all counties ( if still not vaccinated) . Click here. Remark: Land border remain Closed.
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In recent weeks we have been asked what services we provide. We are able to offer 60 days covid extension and assistance with Non Immigrant O based on marriage, child support or retirement.
- It is expected that land border will not open before 31st December 2021, at the earliest.
- Border Kanchanaburi border Phu Nam Ron with Myanmar: restrictive, no border run possible.
- Border Ban Laem/Cambodia: restrictive, no border run possible.
- Border Mukdahan and Royal Thai Consulate Savannakhet/Laos: restrictive, no visa run possible.
- Border Nong Khai and Royal Thai Embassy Vientiane/Laos: restrictive, no visa run possible.
PAST RULES, we have to wait and see if, when and under which condition the border will open again.
Travellers, under visa exemption scheme, arriving via an international airport will be given a 30 day visa exempt stamp, however people using OUT/IN method to extend their stay might be questioned after few visa exempt entries. There is no specific period given and there is no rule on how many visa exempt will be issued for one person. An old rule “90 days in a 180 days period” has been cancelled many years ago. As of 31st December 2016 Thailand limit visa exempt entries at land border to TWO per calendar year, but all countries under visa exempt get 30 days. The day you arrive is counted as first day.
- A valid Tourist Visa allow 60 day stay and a valid Non Immigrant Visa allow 90 day. We recommend you to see this article and learn more on immigration laws.
1. Tourist Visa Waiver (visa exemption), no visa required prior to commencing travel to Thailand, however have the “THREE PROOF” (cash, ticket and room) ready.
- Bilateral Agreement, 90 days: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Korea.
- Bilateral Agreement, 30 days: Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam.
- Bilateral Agreement, 14 days: Cambodia (land and air unlimited). Myanmar arrival via Air only & with visa by land.
- Visa Exempt, 30 days at Airport and TWO times 30 day at land border in one calendar year 1.1 – 31.12: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei(unlimited), Belgium, Canada, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia(unlimited), Ireland, Israel, Italy(need Visa), Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia(unlimited), Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines(only country of ASEAN still limited) , Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Slovak, Slovenia, Singapore(unlimited), South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and USA.
2. Visa on Arrival: due to outbreak of Corana virus Thailand has stopped issuing VOA, means visitors from following country have to apply visa. Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.
3. Other country’s passport holders must obtain Visa from a Thai diplomatic post abroad prior to commencing travel to Thailand.
General info and things to consider: We strongly recommend you to copy or record with your camera, upon entry into Thailand, following pages and keep the copies separate: Passport, latest Visa, latest Entry stamp and latest TM Card (Embarkation Card).
Visa extensions, apply at the Immigration Office in Soi 7 off Chaeng Watana Road from Monday to Friday, http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/en/location1.html or at your local Immigration Office.
Re-entry permits are available at your local Thai Immigration Office, however you can also apply, after CHECK IN, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang International Airport, departure hall. Single Re-entry THB 1,200.-, Multiple Re-entry THB 4,000.-. Counters should be open 24/7.
Duration of stay: a 60 day Tourist Visa and, since 29.8.2014, also the 30 day visa exempt stamp, will be extended for 30 days at Thai Immigration, THB 1,900.-(actually every entry can be extended once). However some countries, like India will get 7 day extension only.
Cancellation of work permit and extension of stay: In the event that you hold an extension of stay based on a Non B with work permit or Non ED based on study and you resign or it expires, you must cancel the “extension of stay” timely at Thai Immigration. And return the Work Permit as well, this is to avoid problem in future. There has never been a “7-day grace period”, however Thai Immigration will offer you a 7 day extension of stay for THB 1,900.-.
Overstay charges are THB 500.-/day – up to a maximum fine of THB 20,000.-.
Black Listing started 20th March 2016, age 18 years up , Children below 15 years of age will not pay overstay. Children between 15 and 18 years of age will be charged for overstay, but not Black listed. It is not possible to remove yourself from the blacklist, but after 5 years you can file an appeal.