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Reminder from Thai Foreign Affairs about staying in Thailand after October 31

Caitlin Ashworth

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The following was sent by Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reminding foreigners about staying in Thailand after the current visa amnesty expires…

“Mr. Tanee Sangrat, Director-General of the Department of Information and Foreign Ministry Spokesperson reiterated that all stranded foreign nationals who wish to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand beyond 31 October 2020 need to submit an application for extension of temporary stay at the Immigration Bureau within 31 October 2020.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has circulated a Note Verbale to all diplomatic missions, consular representatives and international organisations in Thailand, to seek their cooperation in informing and advising their foreign nationals regarding this matter.

According to the Notification of the Ministry of Interior on Permission for Certain Groups of Aliens to Remain in the Kingdom as a Special Case (No. 4) issued on 30 September 2020, foreign nationals are permitted for temporary stay in Thailand until 31 October 2020.

Late application submission is allowed within 90 days after 31 October 2020, subject to a fine. Those who remain in the Kingdom without application submission within such grace period shall be deemed as overstaying and will be prosecuted, deported and prohibited from entering Thailand.”

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    brad thompson

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    This has all been said before before september 26th for months. There is no evidence this amnesty will not go on, Because the situation outside of thailand is the same if not worse.

    Unfortunately you can’t trust any departments except from the government themselves.

    Watch and learn.

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    murika

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 6:47 pm

    so, no more embassy letter or medical certificate ? you can just go immigration and get 2 month for 1900 bath ?

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      Robert Elliot

      Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:13 pm

      What is 1900 Bath? I think you mean 1900 Bhat.

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        Geoff

        Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 5:23 am

        Or baht? 🙂

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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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