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90 Day in 6 month rule, stamped for 109 days

  • dragonseeker

    Joined Travelfish
    11th December, 2011
    Posts: 4
    Total reviews: 8

    Having spent 49 days in Thailand two months ago, I arrived at the border from Laos this morning expecting only another 41 days to make up the 90 days in any 6 months rule. The border immigration officer has stamped an exit date of 3 May in my passport which will bring me up to 109 days.
    I would like to spend all the 60 days here but don't want to pay an overstay fine. Should I;
    1. Stay 60 days and plead ignorance whilst pointing at the exit date in the passport OR
    2. Be a good boy and leave before my accumulated 90 days is up?
    I want to return again so don't need a black mark against my name.
    What would you do?

    #1 Posted: 5/3/2012 - 01:49

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  • DLuek

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    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Thailand
    Posts: 1108
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    I'm not sure where you heard about this 90 day in 6 month rule... ? As far as I know it's currently a limit of three consecutive tourist visas and/or a maximum of three 90 day stays in a row. Even if that's the "official" case there are still people who are getting more visas after that... Check out some of the visa posts on www.thaivisa.com.

    If you have a 60 day tourist visa with an exit stamp for May 3 then you are legally entitled to stay for the duration of the 60 days, and you could even extend it another 30 days by visiting immigration. So don't worry.

    #2 Posted: 5/3/2012 - 03:45

  • dragonseeker

    Joined Travelfish
    11th December, 2011
    Posts: 4
    Total reviews: 8

    Thanks DLuek, I guess I was looking at some old forum posts and jumped to the wrong conclusions. I will happily spend the next 60 days here.

    #3 Posted: 5/3/2012 - 20:42

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