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over staying thai 30 day visa by three days exiting at krabi airport?

  • tinamars2000

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    Hello could anyone tell me if i should try to do something about extending my visa for 3 days or will i just turn up at the airport is there any danger in doing so? i heard there was a fine for each day overstayed does anyone know how much or what the best thing for me to do is.I'm flying out of thailand from Krabi.
    thank you

    #1 Posted: 23/2/2008 - 17:31

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  • exacto

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    hi tinamars,

    are you in thailand already or preparing to arrive? one way to avoid this problem, if you haven't arrived yet, is to apply for a 60-day visa. there is a fee for this, but i think it would be less than the fine for overstaying your visa, which has recently gone up but i'm afraid i can't remember exactly how much.

    if you are already in thailand, you can always apply for an extension. but in that case it might be less expensive to just pay the fine. however, thai immigration isn't as friendly as they used to be about overstaying a visa, so i'd at least check with the local thai immigration office (and/or your embassy) to see what they recommend. does that help?

    #2 Posted: 25/2/2008 - 00:45

  • tinamars2000

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    yes thank you that does help i'm already in Thailand. I'm in Koh Tao for the next 3 weeks i'm overstaying my visa by 2 days. i'll check to see if in this area if there's a thai immigration office

    #3 Posted: 25/2/2008 - 14:41

  • ronundoandr-

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi. We did the same thing out of Krabi airport at the end of january and it was fine... we just paid a fine. They charge you 500 baht per day overstayed...we'd gone over by 2 days and i thought they might waive the first day, but sadly, not!

    #4 Posted: 26/2/2008 - 11:58

  • natwest

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    You do not need to do anything at all! You are just wasting your time for extending for 3 days.

    My personal experience tells me that you just show up in the airport earlier, and leave plenty of time for the Immigration procedures, then the officer will tell you to go to their office at the side.
    (Trust me, there were a big crowd of farang "illegal immigrants"-what a sight!)
    As long as you are not overstaying for too long, it's OK. You will be fined 500B/day and once you paid, goodbye, off you go, and you won't be on the black list.

    Remember, plenty of time before departure, cos the crowd can be quite chaotic.

    #5 Posted: 11/3/2008 - 17:27

  • tinamars2000

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    thank you longtail driver thats great to know that we've to arrive much earlier in the airport

    #6 Posted: 11/3/2008 - 22:34

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