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Extension of stay - Thailand

Posted by spork on 21/12/2009 at 00:35

So I crossed into Thailand from Cambodia, so I have 15 days free (Canadian passport). No tourist visa, just the permission to stay stamps. Is it possible to get an extension? Getting out of Thailand is going to take longer than I'd planned, so I'm gonna end up overstaying by a couple days. And I'd rather not have the overstay stamp in my passport if I can help it. But the only information I can find is about extending a tourist visa. What if you had no visa to begin with? What is the process of extending this? I'm in Bangkok for a couple more days, so can I do it now? Or do I need to wait until closer to when it expires (Jan 2)? I could also get to Koh Samui if it's possible there.

Please let me know where I would go to extend this, and how much it would cost. Thanks!!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/12/2009 at 08:34 admin

Yes, it can be extended by another 7-days, is expensive though -- 1,800 baht from memory. Any immigration office (including Ko Samui) should be able to help you out. I'd get it as late as possible as the extension starts when you get it.

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Posted by spork on 22/12/2009 at 11:08

Do you need proof you're exiting? And do you think a train ticket to a border city would suffice, or would it need to be a plane ticket?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/12/2009 at 15:01 admin

For an extension? No not as far as I am aware of.

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Posted by exacto on 23/12/2009 at 10:08

my friends just last week picked up an extension to their 30-day exemption at the immigration office in chiang mai. the cost was 1,900 baht each, and it only took about two hours from the time they arrived until they walked out with their visa.

theirs was a genuine extension, meaning that the immigration officer added an additional seven days to their 30-day visa. they said that apart from the cost, it was a pretty painless experience. regards.

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