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Tourist Visa Extension

Posted by catherine25 on 8/4/2012 at 10:11

Hi

I was wondering if someone could tell me where in Thailand it is possible to get an extension on a tourist visa, and how much it is/how long the extension is?

We will most likely be in the South when we need it.

Thanks

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Posted by altmtl on 8/4/2012 at 10:22

If you have a 60 day visa, yes you can get a 30 day extension. But you may have to go to BK. Although I heard it may be possible in Phuket?

If you have a 30 day visa exemption, I think you can only extend for 7 days? Not sure, but it will cost you about 1500 baht.

Better off just going a visa run in Ranong ($10US +boat) or Malaysia (free) and you'll get 15 days.

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Posted by catherine25 on 8/4/2012 at 10:25

No we will just have the 15 day visa exemption, as we are entering from Laos. We only really need an extra 5 days or so as its coming to the end of our trip, that's why we don't want to do a visa run but get an extension if its possible. If not we may just buy a visa before we leave the UK.
Thanks!

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 8/4/2012 at 11:39

You can extend a visa-exempt entry (30 days by air 15 days by land) a further 7 days at any Immigration office in Thailand for 1900 baht. For a list of offices in the south look here: http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en/base.php?page=south

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Posted by catherine25 on 8/4/2012 at 11:42

Brilliant - thank you!!

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Posted by altmtl on 8/4/2012 at 12:54

In that case you can also get your Thai visa in Vientiane for 1000 baht. Go in the morning, with photos... go back the next day in the afternoon to pick it up. That's what I did in Feb.

Keep in mind that the embassy is closed on Sat./Sun. So don't go on a Friday morning.

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Posted by catherine25 on 10/4/2012 at 09:04

Thanks!

Do you know if we get a single entry visa for 60days in the UK before we leave (the single entry visa is actually cheaper than the extension) - can this be used to re enter from Laos? As I wasn't sure if they would make us use it when we first land in Bangkok as we want to use our 30 day free visa then and then use our purchased visa to re enter.

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Posted by Chriswheeler on 10/10/2012 at 22:13

I have just been to the immigration office in Bangkok to extend my 60 day visa and was told I can only apply for an extension seven days before - you need photocopies of all stamps and visa from your passport as well as the departure card issued upon entry and the fee of 1900 bahts. Note the fine for overstay is 500 per day which for those wanting to nick a day or two is probably the cheaper and simpler option!

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Posted by sayadian on 11/10/2012 at 09:57

Catherine.
Tried to get in on the 30 day exemption (didn't put the visa number on my immigration card, explained the situation, that I was off to Cambodia the same day) but IO wouldn't allow it. I had a double entry, whether this made the difference. Lost one 60 day visa for a stay of 4 hours-bummer.

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