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Immigration set to announce automatic visa extensions and suspension of 90 day report

Thai Immigration looks set to introduce a number of measures to help foreign tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to popular blogger Richard Barrow, the Immigration Bureau has put forward plans to grant all foreigners in Thailand an automatic 30 day visa extension, as well as temporarily suspend the 90 day reporting requirement.

The plans are just waiting for approval from Prime Minister Prayuth, Richard tweeted.

Summary of the “visa amnesty” that Thai Immigration will offer foreigners. It’s just waiting for the PM’s signature:
✅ Everyone who is in Thailand legally will have an automatic 30 day extension
✅ 90-day reporting will be put off
✅ Permanent Residency people can come back late

The news comes after stories continue to hit the news both in Thai and English media of overcrowded immigration offices as foreigners desperately try to extend their visas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 On Tuesday, Thaivisa reported about hundreds of foreigners seen queuing outside Immigration in Pattaya.

The incident was also picked up by Thai language media who described the scene as shocking and questioned the safety of making people line up in close proximity.

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Bit more from  khaosodenglish.com “It will be signed by the PM soon,” Col. Phakkhaphong said. “Please wait for official announcements and don’t fall into online rumors.”

“Who is he? He is not the immigration bureau. How could he come out to say something like that?” Col. Phakkhaphong said in an interview. “We will make official announcements when it becomes effective.”
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...don’t fall into online rumors.”

“Who is he?

Our "member" Richard Barrow,who ceased to log in after June 05, 2013, 02:36:09 PM, when he had found out,that copyright claims can turn out as copyfraud?

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Prayut Extends Foreigners Stay to April 30 Due to Coronavirus

BANGKOK — Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday signed the plan to grant automatic visa extensions for foreigners residing in Thailand to April 30.

According to the announcement published this afternoon by the Ministry of Interior Affairs, foreigners who entered the kingdom with visas, visa on arrival, or through visa waiver programs will be granted an extended stay from March 26 to April 30.

The 90-day reporting is also suspended until April 30. Those who entered Thailand by border permits are allowed to stay in the country until the border checkpoints are reopened.

The order is set to come into effect when it’s published in the Royal Government Gazette.

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Thai Immigration has just updated their website you might want to take a copy with you when you next go to immig
will not be fined THB 500 per day  ;)   immigration.go.th

Announcing the latest visa relief measures

The person whose visas has expired from 26th of March 2020 will be automatically extended to 30th of April 2020. There is no need to apply for a visa extension at Immigration Office for this period and will not be fined THB 500 per day for this case.

Aliens who are due for 90 days reports between 26th of March 2020 and 30th of April 2020 are temporarily exempted from reporting in this period until further notice.

Aliens who are holding Border Passes will be allowed to stay in Thailand for now. However, Aliens with Border Passes must depart Thailand within 7 days of the border crossing points opening date.

Aliens are advised to follow announcements regarding Immigration measures closely for updates. (Currently measures announced until 30 April 2020 or further updates)
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Re: Immigration - 90 day reports and visas - extended another 3 months
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 11:11:12 AM »
Second Automatic Visa Extension for Foreigners in Thailand  thailand.prd.go.th  + thaivisa.com

The Cabinet, during its meeting on 21 April 2020, approved the draft notification of the Ministry of Interior on a second automatic visa extension for foreigners to stay temporarily in Thailand.

The objective is to avoid mass gatherings, as a large number of foreigners are likely to travel to meet immigration officials for visa extensions, and this may lead to a risk of COVID-19 infection.

The Ministry of Interior on 7 April 2020 issued a notification granting an automatic visa extension until 30 April 2020 for foreign visitors whose visas expired as from 26 March 2020, in an effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

According to the draft notification approved by the Cabinet on 21 April 2020, the period of time permitted to stay will be extended from 1 May 2020 to 31 July 2020. This means that foreigners whose visas had expired as from 26 March 2020 will be permitted to stay until 31 July 2020 without having to apply for an extension.




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90 Day reporting
Went to Immg’ this am @ 10:20, I was out the door @ 10:22.

A nice surprise social distancing was set up, only 2 persons in the room waiting with 2 “Officers” manning the computers, as soon as I had sanitized my hands and sat down one of the officers finished and beckoned me to the window, I has the TM47 alread printed and signed, not sure if it was needed but had it anyway.

No sooner had I sat down again and pulled out my cell phone I got the call back to the officer, all finished, ready for the next report 11 August 2020.

I would not want to be in a que at the end of July or whenever it was stated with the 500 others wanting to do your 90 day reporting. From this if you normally would go to Immigration to do your 90 report, do it. They are there for us to help & I believe that in the long run it will help them to lessen the load when the restrictions are lifted.


 



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