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Offline thaiga

BANGKOK: New tougher rules on foreigners overstaying their permits to stay in Phuket are probably on the way, the ThaiVisa.com website reports today (July 7).

Overstayers will be put on a blacklist and barred from the country for a period after they leave.

Thaivisa.com reported that it had seen the proposal detailing the tough new measures for foreigners who overstay in Thailand.

The Phuket News received confirmation today from a source in Immigration Headquarters, who asked not to be named, that a proposal along these lines has been made to the Ministry of Interior, which is expected to approve it “soon”.

ThaiVisa reported that the proposed measures, which will see overstayers of more than 90 days blacklisted, are as follows:

If foreigners “surrender” (usually by presenting themselves at Immigration when leaving the country) they will be barred from returning for a period that will depend on how long they have overstayed. The periods proposed are:

    Overstay of more than 90 days: Barred from re-entering the kingdom for one year.

    Overstay of more than one year: Barred from re-entering for three years.

    Overstay more than three years: Barred from re-entering for five years.

    Overstay more than five years: Barred from re-entering for 10 years.

    Overstay more than 10 years: Barred for life.

In cases where the foreigner is caught staying in the country illegally:

    Overstay of less than a year: Barred for five years.

    Overstay of more than a year: Barred for 10 years

Currently those who overstay are fined B500 a day, up to a maximum of B20,000. Some foreigners who are arrested, detained, or deported are also blacklisted, but this is done on a case-by-case basis.

Immigration has recently taken a number of measures to stop foreign nationals abusing the tourist visa system by doing regular ‘Out/In border runs’ in order to stay in Thailand long-term.

It is thought that many of these work in the country illegally.

News first broke of the crackdown on border runners in Thailand in May, with further confirmation the crackdown would be effective from August 12, 2014.

The Phuket News called Lt Gen Pharnu Kerdlarpphon, who on May 13 confirmed the crackdown, to ask him about the new proposals, but he said that he had been transferred to another post in the Royal Thai Police and could therefore not comment.

He added that no permanent successor at Immigration had yet been appointed.

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Offline thaiga

Re: additional extension of stay form
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 02:48:55 PM »
Overstay crackdown: First reports from Mukdahan Immigration office

Following on from the news yesterday (Monday 07 July) that all foreigners who overstay in Thailand for more than 90 days will be blacklisted, it seems Immigration officials have wasted no time in putting the new measures into effect.

Today, Thaivisa.com has received a number of reports from foreigners at various Immigration offices throughout Thailand with regards to the issue of overstay.

According to the reports, this is the additional form individuals have to sign when applying for an extension of stay. Therefore, it appears that the new regulations regarding blacklisting due to overstay are already in effect.



One Thaivisa member who visited Mukdahan Immigration Office for his retirement extension, reported that he was asked to sign the form confirming that he was aware of the new rules regarding overstay.

In addition to this, upon completing his retirement extension, he was also asked to mark where his house was on Google maps. The Immigration official then placed a marker on the Google map entry with the individual's name and case number.  Thanks to thaivisa.com
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Offline thaiga

Re: overstay a few days and are caught you could face a 5 year ban
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 04:05:23 PM »
As reported by thaivisa.com today

Thailand Immigration confirms new overstay rules are now official

BANGKOK: The website of the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok has today (22nd July 2014) posted a new announcement regarding its rules for overstay.

The announcement which is written in both English and Thai details the penalties for overstay as follows:



It should also be noted that today’s new rules as detailed above confirms the removal of the proposed lifetime ban for overstaying 10 years or more.

The announcement on the Immigration website can be found here.

thanks to thaivisa.com

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Offline thaiga

Re: Still time to clear your overstay without blacklisting
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 03:57:36 PM »
As reported by thaivisa

BANGKOK: -- The Immigration Bureau has informed Thaivisa.com and updated its website to further clarify the recent news for overstaying in Thailand.

The normal overstay penalty is 500 Baht per day up to a maximum of 20,000 Baht. That has not changed.

What has changed is, that overstayed foreigners will be blacklisted from entering Thailand. Immigration now clarifies that the new regulation is still under procedure of approval by the Ministry of Interior.

That means, the new rules is not yet in effect.

If you currently are on overstay, you are advised to clear it as soon as possible. Good advice would be to clear the overstay at the Airport and fly out to a neighbouring country and obtain a relevant visa at a Royal Thai Consulate or Embassy.

So for now, there is no blacklisting yet, according to the Immigration notice below. However blacklisting for overstay is awaiting approval from The Ministry of Interior.

Thanks to thaivisa.com
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Blacklisting proposed for foreigners who overstay in Thailand
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 03:13:42 PM »
.....and for being late on your Ninety day report in.


The notification of staying in the Kingdom over 90 days is in no way equivalent to a visa extension.
If a foreigner staying in the kingdom over 90 days without notifying the Immigration Bureau or notifying the Immigration Bureau later than the set period, a fine of 2,000.- Baht will be collected. If a foreigner who did not make the notification of staying over 90 days is arrested, he will be fined 4,000.- Baht.
If a foreigner leaves the country and re-enters, the day count starts at 1 in every case.

 

Offline thaiga

Re: Blacklisting proposed for foreigners who overstay in Thailand
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 08:45:18 PM »
Good info b/f also

The notification must be made within 15 days before or after 7 days the period of 90 days expires.
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