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Make an appointment online for tourist visa extensions – Thai Immigration

Caitlin Ashworth




For those who need to extend their tourist visa, the Thai Immigration Bureau asks that applicants make an appointment online to reserve their spot in line. The bureau says the online appointments are aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 by reducing overcrowding and making sure people abide by social distancing practices.

Applicants who need to extend a tourist visa, or the new Special Tourist Visa, should make an online reservation queue at (astonishingly all in Thai with no other languages, although there is a menu item ‘Queue Online’ on the top right hand corner of the site).

Make an appointment online for tourist visa extensions - Thai Immigration | News by Thaiger

Walk-in services are still available at Muang Thong Thani Temporary Services Centre.

When making a queue reservation, fill in the required information, print out the confirmation email and bring it to the appointment.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    Interesting. I mail my 90 day in which is easy and visit once a year to renew my retirement extension. There were few people at immigration last time so maybe this is a good way to reduce the number of people there. It used to be packed with others when I first got here. Maybe some miss being with 500 of their closest friends.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:21 pm

    For my last extension for Non-O visa, i also had to make an appointment online.
    When i deposit my visa file, i scanned a QRCode on a board. This QRCode lead to website with LINE address of an immigration officer. Then, i filled an e form with attachments and i sent. I received an appointment date in return under 5 minutes.
    When i’ve been there on d-day, i waited only 15 minutes instead of 1 hour.
    I think this is a very good thing.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    What is not clear is this bangkok only or all over ? I plan to renew my retirement visa on thursday in khon kaen

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 3:20 pm

      The site seems pretty clear, as does the pic here, and the article – for Bangkok / Maung Thong Thani Immigration.

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        Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:20 pm

        Hello, Mr “I know everything” 😉
        In my Province (not Bangkok), this is also the new regulation.

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          Issan John

          Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:29 pm


          Try booking for your province on the Muang Thong Thani site.

          God almighty, how simple do things have to be for you?

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      Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:17 pm

      Hello g
      I live in the south and here, it is notified by immigration staff : “For ANY visa renew, you must register on the queue list via QR-Code”. Then, demanders receive an appointment date by email.
      This is exactly what i did 15 days ago for a NON-O Visa.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 2:56 pm

    The link quoted ( ) is only in Thai language, which is probably not much use to most expats.
    Also – Not explicitly stated in the article is that the system ONLY applies to Bangkok residents (i.e. Immigration District 1)

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      The Thaiger

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 4:30 pm

      There is a menu item in the top right, in English, to book a position in the queue (we’ve added a screenshot)

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      Issan John

      Monday, January 25, 2021 at 6:26 pm

      It’s explicit in the screenshot that it’s only for Immigration Muang Thong Thani.

      How spoon-fed do you need to be?

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        Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:35 pm

        Do you really need to be a jerk, in every reply that you make? Consider taking a little me and helpful approach.

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    Monday, January 25, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    We Have News …

    Not Sure If Right

    Extended Visa Take Amnesty From Kingdom

    Until Middle Of 2021 ..

    Without Appointment And Go Office

    Cut Outbreak
    Is Welcoming From Both Side
    Guest In Kingdom And Citizens

    Relax Guest In Kingdom Is Always
    In Thai Culture

    Who Have Updated From Head Decision
    Give Us Confirm About
    The News

    Great Regards for all thethaiger Members

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 5:56 am

    As a person who is never off the computer it might be easy for you ij for some maybe it’s not so easy stop belittling people and keep your thoughts to yourself hopeful one day soon your visa is declined and you have to come back to UK with your tail between your legs 555

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    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:05 am

    They should just stress the point that when booking online, one must go in the other center, not at the govt complex. They write somewhere on the website but the confirmation email does not report it, so one may forget. It is not a question of spoonfeeding, but just poor UX management.

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    Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 10:11 am

    Thanks for your helpful comment. I just booked an online appointment to renew my visa. What is the appropriate location/address to go to?

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    Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    I found this post super confusing & so were the government websites. Clearly there is a reference to a tourist visa TR 60 and STV. Meanwhile, I have neither, I’m just here tourist exempt with 30 days I want to extend for 30 more. The website to make an appointment doesn’t even have this option on its drop-down. So I fell back to the Facebook group which has experts to help, and they said I do indeed want counter K @ MuangThong Thani. So after more than 2 hours wasted on Google, I hope this helps someone else. This country is bureaucratic!!! Used to getting 90 day extensions with 10 minutes of trouble online in Colombia.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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