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Can someone get a 60-day tourist visa from inside Thailand even after they have been arrested and there's an active police case against them. 

 

E.g they are arrested on May 1 and have not appeared in court as the case is ongoing but need to renew their visa on May 15. 

 

The details of the initial arrest warrant lasting 20 years and for which they were granted bail still show on their immigration profile, can they still get the visa?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are they really still out on bail on a 20-year old case? If they are incarcerated, hopefully someone from their embassy is in contact. If not, let the embassy know what is happening and where they are being held. Presumably, they do not currently have their passport in their possession if there is pending court action.

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I am sure they have statue of limitations or something on those lines, If a case is just left without any conclusion, whatever it is, after a certain number of years, It will finish through bureacracy, 20 years seems too long to be active, but even if on file, the statue of limitations should end it spoiling anything, maybe another poster with more lawyer knowledge could update the thread

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Your first court case could take 2 years if guilty or innocent there could be an appeal by either side, then 2nd court case could be another 2 to 3 years, win or loose there could be another appeal by either side which then goes to the Supreme Court which could be another 2 to 4 years which should be final, your Consulate will follow the case but cant help,

You must be out on bond, they don't necessarily hold your passport but you will be in the immigration system and stopped at the border land or air.

Do you have a trusted lawyer? what court are you in? If you are offered any amount for it to go away TAKE IT.

Reference search Kevin Quill case https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jul/08/foreignpolicy.thailand

Don't know if aloud the post the link but there it is

Quill was given the chance to to pay for it to go away but refused, said his partners would get him out of it, that didn't go so well

As to visa you may not need one just carry the documents from the court

 

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5 hours ago, Netease said:

Your first court case could take 2 years if guilty or innocent there could be an appeal by either side, then 2nd court case could be another 2 to 3 years, win or loose there could be another appeal by either side which then goes to the Supreme Court which could be another 2 to 4 years which should be final, your Consulate will follow the case but cant help,

You must be out on bond, they don't necessarily hold your passport but you will be in the immigration system and stopped at the border land or air.

Do you have a trusted lawyer? what court are you in? If you are offered any amount for it to go away TAKE IT.

Reference search Kevin Quill case https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/jul/08/foreignpolicy.thailand

Don't know if aloud the post the link but there it is

Quill was given the chance to to pay for it to go away but refused, said his partners would get him out of it, that didn't go so well

As to visa you may not need one just carry the documents from the court

 

This isn't my case. It's one I'm following. 

 

The guy was arrested in May on some pretty serious charges (kidnap, ransom, racketeering) and released on bail. He had a 60 day tourist visa initially and while the case was active, was granted 'permission to stay'

 

Finally, despite the case being active and immigration records showing the arrest warrant, he managed to leave by air in August and return to the United States.

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7 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

The guy was arrested in May on some pretty serious charges (kidnap, ransom, racketeering) and released on bail. He had a 60 day tourist visa initially and while the case was active, was granted 'permission to stay'

 

Finally, despite the case being active and immigration records showing the arrest warrant, he managed to leave by air in August and return to the United States.

Sounds like he was wealthy and had a well connected lawyer/agent. As @ubonjoe advised, it is normal to be granted extensions of stay on the basis of court action.

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On 10/18/2021 at 6:44 PM, couchpotato said:

That is very serious. Not sure why you are asking Asean Now members for advice on this....

Believe you should be talking with much higher authority.

You seem to misunderstand 

 the purpose of a forum being told or questions and discussions.

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2 hours ago, RandolphGB said:

You seem to misunderstand 

 the purpose of a forum being told or questions and discussions.

As you are quick to point out. Questions asked, answers given. The answer given was that the OP should be consulting someone who may have a clue, not the guesses that are meat and drink to most people here.

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On 10/19/2021 at 2:31 PM, RandolphGB said:

This isn't my case. It's one I'm following. 

 

The guy was arrested in May on some pretty serious charges (kidnap, ransom, racketeering) and released on bail. He had a 60 day tourist visa initially and while the case was active, was granted 'permission to stay'

 

Finally, despite the case being active and immigration records showing the arrest warrant, he managed to leave by air in August and return to the United States.

He sounds like an extremely unpleasant thug.

 

Keep him where he is. Or, if it's you, stay where you are. Outside Thailand.

 

Thailand has enough problems, and more riffraff and lowlife crooks aren't the solution.

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