The Immigration Bureau has announced that the Muang Thong Thani office in Nonthaburi will open again from July 13th to help ease expected congestion as the visa amnesty expires at the end of the month.
The immigration services at Muang Thong Thani were temporarily closed after Thailand announced automatic visa extensions for specific categories of foreigners until July 31st due to lockdowns and the nationwide flight ban.
However, Deputy Commander of the Immigration Division 1, Pol Maj Gen Piti Sai-ubon, today announced that services would once again become available at Muang Thong Thani from Monday.
Services at the Nonthaburi office will include 90-day reporting, accommodation reporting, and requests for short-term extensions for foreigners who are still unable to return home due to airport closures in their home nations.
While there has been no official word regarding the visa amnesty since it was first announced, Pol Maj Gen Piti Sai-ubon said that the Interior Ministry’s automatic visa extension would expire on July 31st, as originally stated.
He emphasized that the reopening of Muang Thong Thani’s immigration office was to relieve congestion at the Chaengwattana government complex as many foreigners are expected to visit immigration offices leading up to the end of the automatic visa extension.
Thailand recently reopened to selected international visitors with “travel bubble” discussions taking place to allow some tourists back into the country later this year.
Source: Bangkok Post