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All visa extensions in effect from Nov 1

By The Phuket News

 

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Foreigners at the Visa Extension section at the Phuket Immigration Office in Phuket Town. Photo: Tanyaluk Sakoot

 

THAILAND: The Thai Immigration Bureau issued an announcement today (Oct 6) reaffirming their confirmation that all visa types extended during the latest amnesty or before Oct 31 will collectively come into effect starting November 1, 2020.

 

Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Pornchai Kuntee explained at a press conference last Tuesday (Sept 29) that there were two different groups of visa holders: those who applied for extensions before the original cut-off date of Sept 26 and those who hadn’t, with the latter being granted the opportunity to do so until Oct 31.

 

Irrespective of when an individual’s visa was or will be extended, they will all take effect from November 1.

 

Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/all-visa-extensions-in-effect-from-nov-1-77559.php

 

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As they say, all good things must come to and end, and thus did the free ride, and now things are back to normal, well, as normal as can be in this fairy land we call home...

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So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

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15 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

I would check your calendar.  There are only 30 days in Nov.

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23 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

I would say this also regards everyone on a 60 day extension, as they clearly state all visa types. It might be a twist done by the news, though. 🙂 

 

1 hour ago, webfact said:

The Thai Immigration Bureau issued an announcement today (Oct 6) reaffirming their confirmation that all visa types extended during the latest amnesty or before Oct 31 will collectively come into effect starting November 1, 2020.

It would also be very good to have a paper, document from immigration for everybody concerned regarding this matter.

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5 minutes ago, steelepulse said:

I wonder if this includes the 60 day extensions?  It seems those who actually adhered to regulations by using legal 60 day extensions haven't fared any better than those who didn't.

so what do you think should happen ?

 

are you getting your 60 days ?

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I'm just happy I didn't use any of the amnesty and got my 1 year extension at my regular time. So far, the only effect this has had on me is needing to get 2 new passports in 2 years. :wai: (the 1 yr emergency PP at the height of all this and a new 10 yr next yr when things are "new" normal)

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Foreigners already in the country are no security risk , in what concerns the virus , to Thailand .

They spend their money here , help the economy to recover ... , ( just a little bit , but ... ) and should be allowed to stay at least until they run out of cash ...

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1 hour ago, anchadian said:

I would check your calendar.  There are only 30 days in Nov.

Absolutely correct, I never looked at the final draft and screwed that one up...lol.  Yes 30 days.

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Sounds like they can't help but setup mobs at immigration at the end of each month. Thy may need a wider queue ticket printer as it will likely go past 999. Personally I expect this to go on until June next year.

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Irrespective of when an individual’s visa was or will be extended, they will all take effect from November 1.

 

@ubonjoe @webfact For those that need something more official:  

 

 

 

https://www.immigration.go.th/en/?avada_portfolio=การอนุญาตให้คนต่างด้าว-2

 

 

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2 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

Dont like to nit pick, but I will. How long has November had 31 days? My calendar only ever has 30 days for that month.

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i guess this is one more try to get everyone to extend

 

meanwhile back in reality.. no one trusts a word immigration says, everyone will leave it until the last minute again.. then hang on for the inevitable cabinet panic + amnesty extension

 

and everyone gets to play "get a real visa/i've got a real visa" for another month

 

hahaha ya can't make this <deleted> up!

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Surasak said:

Dont like to nit pick, but I will. How long has November had 31 days? My calendar only ever has 30 days for that month.

Don't like to nit pick,  well don't - all ready pointed out and acknowledged 😒

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39 minutes ago, ThailandRyan said:

Absolutely correct, I never looked at the final draft and screwed that one up...lol.  Yes 30 days.

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I'm amazed at long term expats here that don't know the month in Thai; its obvious which months have 30 days. 

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It would be nice if the 90 days in 90 day check-in began on Nov. 1

 

My passport expires next year. I assume I should get a new one six months before my current one expires.

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1 hour ago, nobodysfriend said:

Foreigners already in the country are no security risk , in what concerns the virus , to Thailand .

They spend their money here , help the economy to recover ... , ( just a little bit , but ... ) and should be allowed to stay at least until they run out of cash ...

What about the ones working illegally, do you think they should be allowed to stay? Money needs to come from somewhere 

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3 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again.

Only for those who wait for the last day.

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2 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

Absolutely correct, I never looked at the final draft and screwed that one up...lol.  Yes 30 days.

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Or...as my ol'man would say:

"30 days hath September,

all the rest I can't remember"

🙂

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1 hour ago, Surasak said:

Dont like to nit pick, but I will. How long has November had 31 days? My calendar only ever has 30 days for that month.

Please read my above post #19, which you must have missed in order to nit pick as you say, to see I have corrected my humiliating error, but I obviously was thinking like the Thai Government when I put 31....lol, mistakes happen, but very few admit them.

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Can anyone give me a clue what's gonna happen in my case. Currently employed at the big company with 1 year nonb visa and WP until December.

However due to the pandemic I'm being laid off by 1 November - I have a month left pretty much. How do I manage my visa the best way afterwards? Thanks

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

I take it that if you paid for some kind of extension prior to sept 26, it will officially be like you got it Nov 1, and not the date you originally got it stamped.

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Maj Gen Pornchai Kuntee explained

He has a wife you know.   Incontinentia......Incontinentia Buttocks.

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5 hours ago, ezzra said:

As they say, all good things must come to and end, and thus did the free ride, and now things are back to normal, well, as normal as can be in this fairy land we call home...

Comments like this have been floating around for 4 months now, it's comical because it gets extended everytime. I believe extension can be done inside the country for a small fee. Leaving us who had to jump through many hoops to get our yearly NON O extension fuming (as it seems by the comments)

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4 hours ago, ThailandRyan said:

So if I do not read into this at all, then everyone who gets or got a 30 day extension regardless of when, will have that 30 days start on November 1st and end on the 31st.  This is either now a drop dead date for those visas to expire and folks to obtain a 1 year extension of stay or leave Thailand.  It will cause more overcrowding on the 31st of November if they do not roll over again. Or maybe this just become a new rolling 30 day period, Again speculation on my part.

The 31st of November?  No such date.  But that aside, yes. All currently granted visa extensions or extensions granted between now and 31st October, a month that does have 31 days, will commence from 1st November.

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2 hours ago, Neeranam said:

I'm amazed at long term expats here that don't know the month in Thai; its obvious which months have 30 days. 

Guess, you want us to start writing just in Thai for you then.....

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