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Details are emerging concerning the new visa amnesty that was introduced by the Thai PM and the CCSA yesterday afternoon. Foreigners who just lately paid 1,900 baht for a 30 day visa extension are actually clear to remain in Thailand till November 30 at no additional cost, but those foreigners need to report again to immigration to get their visa stamp corrected.
At this stage, although introduced and approved by the CCSA and the Thai PM, the new amnesty has not been entered into the Royal Gazette however is anticipated to be within the next 24 hours.
The announcement follows a call confirmed late yesterday by the CCSA to problem another grace period for foreigners stranded in Thailand, till October 31. Under the new regulation, 60 day visa extensions shall be issued to those that are unable to journey again to their house nation. The causes could be lack of flights, issues with Covid in their house nation, medical reasons or one thing else that prevent you from leaving the nation.
Those who obtained a 30 day extension will want to visit their native immigration workplace and get the right stamp that may point out the new expiration date in their passport, in accordance with a narrative in The Phuket News. In the past, foreigners have wanted to current a letter from their country’s embassy requesting an extension, but Immigration Bureau Deputy Commissioner Pornchai Kuntee says “letters from embassies is most likely not wanted.”
“Right now in Thailand there are two teams of foreigners: People who already utilized for extensions before September 26, and folks who didn’t. Confessions will approve the second group of people to remain until October 31… But for the primary group, the Immigration Bureau will extend their keep till November 30.”
Up to the top of last week, immigration officials estimated around one hundred fifty,000 foreigners have been in Thailand beneath visa amnesty. Travel restrictions are nonetheless in place around the world as the coronavirus continues to spread with global deaths surpassing 1 million late Sunday, Thai time. While some foreigners had been capable of get their visa so as before the September 26 deadline, many had hassle acquiring a visa and could not go away the country in time. Some tried to make appointments but have been unable to get on an inventory.
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