The Thai Immigration Bureau has released full details about who is included in the extended visa amnesty and what is required by qualifying foreigners.
The new visa amnesty will last until July 31st and permits the temporary stay of many foreigners automatically without needing to go to a local immigration office.
The full qualifying list of people is shown below:
- Any foreigner who has a residency permit for Thailand and needed to return to the country within the one-year time limit can now wait until further notice. The government will announce a period of time after July 31st in which the residency permit holder must return.
- Any foreigner who holds a temporary stay visa for Thailand, including tourist visas and non-o visas, may stay in the country until July 31st. After the amnesty is finished, the visa holders must apply for an extension in their local immigration office as normal.
- Any foreigner who holds a visa that requires 90-day reporting does not need to report to immigration until after July 31st.
- Any foreigner that holds a temporary border pass may remain in Thailand until the border checkpoints are reopened. After the checkpoints have opened, border pass holders have seven days to depart the country.
For all foreigners who meet the criteria above, there is no need to do any of the following:
- Extend your visa at an immigration office
- Do 90-day reporting
- Pay a fee to extend your visa
- Submit any documentation to immigration
If you are unsure whether or not your visa type is covered by the visa amnesty, you should contact your local immigration office for advice or call 1178.
Source: Thai Immigration Bureau