Thailand extends visa relief for foreigners until 26 September 2020
The Royal Thai Government has extended visa relief for foreigners, who are unable to leave Thailand due to the country’s COVID-19 control measures, until 26 September 2020.
Foreigners are advised to submit an application for an extension or prepare for departure and make a 90-day notification of residence within the specified period of time.
For short-term visa holders (TR, TS, and VOA) and those granted a visa exemption have to prepare for departing from Thailand within 26 September 2020, except in the case of having a reason of necessity which are as follows:
- In case of illness – bring a medical certificate to contact a local immigration office.
- In case of having other obstacles; such as no flights available or having an outbreak situation – contact their embassy or consulate for issuing a letter of confirmation and request for a temporary stay and bring it to the local immigration office.
Each extension shall be granted no more than 30 days.
For long-term visa holders, they have to submit an application for an extension in accordance with a reason for the necessity of each visa type. The application for the extension must be submitted at each local immigration office from now until 26 September 2020. All types of visa extensions will be effective from 27 September 2020.
Those who need to make the 90-day notification of residence, with a due date from 26 March and 31 July 2020, must do so from 1 August to 31 August 2020.
For more information, please contact the Immigration Bureau Hot Line 1178, or visit the website https://www.immigration.go.th/en/.