Thailand is a beautiful country with many people who are mesmerised by its natural beauty and what the country has to offer. If you want to stay in Thailand past your visa expiration date, you need to apply for a visa extension or visa renewal. The length of your visa extension will be determined by how you entered the country and the type of visa used.
Tourist visas are usually valid for 30 or 60 days, furthermore, you can extend them for an additional 30 or 60 days. If you enter the country using Visa on Arrival, you can only extend your visa for another 7 days. Thai Retirement Visa, Business Visa, and Marriage Visa can be renewed annually for a year at a time.
Applying for a visa extension/renewal can be a hassle, as you will need to deal with a complex bureaucracy agency, which can be stressful and take a long time. That’s why we’re here to make the whole process easier and faster for you. All you have to do is click ‘Apply Now,’ prepare the required documents, and we’ll do the rest.
Below are several easy steps to renew or extend your Thai visa.
Check if your visa is eligible for renewal and extension.
Submit form online for visa extension and renewal.
Check if you qualify for a visa interview waiver.
Fill out personal information such as name, nationality, passport number, etc.
Wait for for the approval of application.
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Visa renewal/extension depends on the type of visa you have and how you’ve entered the country. Below are some renewal/extension options you can choose.
A tourist visa allows you to stay in Thailand for 60 days (or multiples of 60 days when on a multiple entry visa). Each 60-day entry can be extended for a further 30 days.
If you have a multiple entry Tourist Visa and plan on using visa extensions to extend your stay, keep track of the expiration date of your visa, as you will not be able to use any remaining entries after it has expired.
A Thai Business Visa that is valid for 90 days can be extended for another year.
This type of visa is for foreign nationals who want to do business or apply for a work permit in Thailand. Remember that a business visa, and any extensions to it, are not the same as a work permit, and they do not allow you to work in Thailand.
Besides your passport, photo, and fee, you may need to bring a company letter and copies of your work permit or receipt of a work permit application—other documents, such as the company’s annual balance sheets, value-added tax registration, and more.
A Thai Marriage Visa enables you to stay in Thailand for 90 days and can be renewed annually for one year at a time.
Make sure to have your passport, a copy of your Thai marriage certificate, a copy of your Thai partner’s ID card, and several photos showing you and your partner together ready. Other documents, such as a copy of your Thai bank book, may also be required.
If you have a retirement visa, you can renew it annually for a period of a year as long as you continue to meet all of the requirements.
Besides your passport and passport-sized photo, you also need to provide proof of security deposit of at least 800,000 THB in a Thai bank. If you don’t have it, you can show proof of monthly income or pension of at least 65,000 THB per month or proof of a combined annual income and security deposit totalling at least 800,000 THB instead.
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We understand how frustrating the process of visa renewal/extension can be. That’s why we strive to make it simple and hassle free for you.
Thailand offers a wide range of visa services to make your entry and stay in Thailand easy and hassle-free.
Thailand Elite Visa is the perfect option for foreigners who do not want to do visa runs. Using this visa, you don’t have to worry about any current complicated laws or any other law that are updated on a regular basis.
Everyone who wishes to do business or apply for a work permit in Thailand needs to obtain a business visa. Although the process can be complex and challenging, we try to make it as simple as possible for you.
Regardless of your visa type, “Notification of Staying in the Kingdom for over 90 Days” is a requirement by law to be formally reporting of your overstay, if you fail to report to the authorities before 90 days you will be fined day by day.
Below are several things you need to know about Thai visa renewal/extension.
For entry procedures in Thailand, you’ll need to show your passport and boarding pass, as well as completed arrival and departure cards whether by air or land.
Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for your visa renewal. It is recommended that you apply for your visa renewal/extension a week earlier.
Applying early doesn’t mean you’ll be losing days as the days are added on to your current stamp, not from the date you apply for an extension.
If you have a Thai tourist visa, you can only extend it once per entry. If you want to stay longer, you’ll need to make a visa run to one neighbouring country.
Thailand can be your second home with the Thailand Elite Visa, which allows you to stay in the country for five to 20 years. With the Thailand Elite Visa, you can skip the hassle of 90-day reporting, an extension of stay, and more requirements you may face when dealing with visa applications or extensions.
With the Thai Elite Visa, you only have to complete visa runs once. It’s an ideal choice for digital nomads and retirees who don’t want to be bothered by the existing complicated rules that change regularly. It suits investors and business people who travel to Thailand multiple times a year as well.
Besides allowing you to stay in Thailand for up to 20 years, the Thailand Elite Visa also grants you various privileges, such as first-class accommodations, airport service, priority treatment at Thai immigration, investment opportunities, healthcare benefits, and even prestigious golf club memberships. Your family members can also get some of these privileges, including an airport fast track service.
The fee you paid was for an application. This fee, which covers the cost of processing your application, is required to anyone who applies for a visa. This fee is non-refundable regardless of whether or not you are granted a visa since your application was completed.
If your visa is still valid you can travel with an expired passport, as long as the visa is valid, not damaged, and is the appropriate type of visa required for your purpose of travel.
Official rules note that you can only renew your visa by crossing borders twice every calendar year.
The date you write on the re-entry permit application form does not have to be exact. You are welcome to return at a later time. However, you must return before your visa or stay extension expires.
Most immigration offices will allow you to renew your visa up to two months before it expires and it is advisable to not leave it to the last minute in case there are any problems. The ideal time to renew is 3 to 4 weeks before the due date.