COVID-19 Guide for Travelers to and in Thailand


COVID 19


(Updated November 01, 2021)

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    • Thailand reopens the country without quarantine to fully vaccinated travelers from 63 countries and territories.
    • Fully Vaccinated Thai and foreign travelers from non-listed countries may still enter Thailand without quarantine through the Phuket Sandbox Program Samui Sandbox and Bangkok, Pattaya, Hua Hin and Chiang Mai Sandbox starting November 1, 2021.
    • Thai government has restored the mandatory quarantine of 10 days for unvaccinated Thai and foreign traveler.
    • The Thai Embassies and Consulates are now issuing  Certificate of Entry or Thailand Pass to enter Thailand including those nationalities under Visa Exemption list.
    • The ASQ Hotel and SHA+ Hotel reservation and COVID 19 Insurance are required for foreigners entering Thailand.

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  • The Thai Embassies and Consulates are now issuing 60-day tourist visa and special tourist visa (STV) and Certificate of Entry/Thailand Pass to enter Thailand.
  • Thailand allows semi-commercial flights to travel to Thailand.
  • The foreigners to be allowed to enter Thailand will comprise of  diplomats and foreign workers including their families, business representatives and experts invited by the government, permanent residents, foreigners with Thai families, students and their guardians, medical tourists and their attendants, business visa holders, Thai Elite Visa holders, APEC Card holders, special tourist visa (STV) and tourist visa (TRV) holders, non-immigrant O retirement visa, non-immigrant OA and OX holders and migrant workers with official documents. Foreigners must get in touch with the local Thai Embassy in their current location to apply for Certificate of Entry/Thailand Pass and for more information.
  • Starting October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021 Thailand will allow limited numbers of long stay foreign tourists under the Special Tourist Visa (STV) Program.  This long stay visa is open to foreign nationals  travelling to Thailand with the intention to stay long term as tourist to boost the tourism industry. Those who are qualified, must get in touch with the local Tourism Authority of Thailand Office or Thai Embassy in their current location for more information.
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COVID-19 Thailand Visa Amnesty/Extension

What is a visa amnesty?

It is the visa relief or 60-day visa extension for all foreign nationals staying in Thailand affected by the COVID-19 crisis as announced by the government on May 29, 2021.

Who are covered by the visa amnesty?

All foreign nationals who are legally staying in Thailand whether you are here on visa exemption entry stamps, tourist visas, non-immigrant visas, or yearly extension of stays.

What are the current implementing rules regarding the visa amnesty?

  • Visas or permit to stay that are still valid and updated by the local immigration office.
  • Foreigners holding a long-term visa such as a working visa, marriage visa, or retirement are required to apply for their yearly extension at the immigration office as usual.
  • Foreigners do not need any embassy letter to be granted the automatic visa extension due to COVID 19.

Is the COVID-19 visa extension free of charge?

Yes, the COVID 19 extension of the visa costs 1,900 Thai baht.

Will the visa amnesty be extended?

The validity of the visa amnesty is until March 29, 2021 only. There is no indication that this visa amnesty or grace period will be extended.

What will happen when the visa amnesty is lifted or not extended anymore?

When the situation is resolved and returns to normal, foreigners must leave Thailand on or before the permit to stay date in their passports or they must apply for the proper another type of visa at the immigration office.

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Travel Ban

  • The government bans most of international flights to Thailand however, there have been semi-commercial flights that are now allowed to travel to Thailand.
  • The foreigner who are qualified to enter Thailand may now apply for the “Certificate of Entry to Thailand” to be allowed to enter Thailand on the available repatriation flights. Please check the page Can you enter Thailand now during the COVID-19 Crisis?

90-Day Reporting

If you are a foreigner staying in Thailand for a period longer than 90 consecutive days holding a Non-Immigrant Visa or Extension of Stay, you are required by the Thai Immigration to report your current address every 90 days. You may file for the TM47 notification in person, by mail, online, or by an agent. Please check this page: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/90-day-reporting-immigration.php

Consequences of Visa Overstay

During this COVID-19 crisis in Thailand, some foreign nationals may find themselves overstaying in Thailand, do so by mistake, by miscalculating the length of their stay, forgetting their visa expiration date or by unforeseen cancellation of their flights due to travel restrictions. As a traveler, you should strongly avoid overstaying in Thailand, but if you do find yourself in Thailand on an expired visa it is very important that you act fast and in the right way. Please check this page to learn more of the consequences of overstaying in Thailand: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/overstay-visa-thailand.php

Thai Immigration Social DistancingSocial Distancing at Muang Thong Thani Temporary Immigration Office

Cancellation of Visa on Arrival

The countries with canceled visa-on-arrival are Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu. These countries are now required to obtain a proper visa in order to travel to Thailand. The visa on arrival for Russia has been canceled, however, Russian passport holders may still enter Thailand for 30 days under the bilateral agreement with Thailand.

Thai Immigration QueueApril 07, 2020 at Thai Immigration Office Chaengwattana

Frequently Asked Questions

To extend a tourist visa, do I need to visit the immigration office in person? I do not want to go to crowded areas at risk of getting infected?

Yes, there have been no changes regarding the visa extension application whether it is your first time to extend or the second time to extend. The application is still done in person. Although, immigration offices are practicing different measures such as social distancing and disinfecting the area to make sure that the applicants are not at risk of contracting the COVID-19.

I have tried online reporting and reporting through a mobile app, both attempts are a failure. What are my other options?

If the online and mobile app reporting does not work, you need to do the reporting by yourself or you can ask an agent or third party to do the 90-day address reporting. You need to provide a power of attorney and the 90-day reporting documents such as the original and copy of the passport. There is no immigration fee for address reporting.

Is it required by law to wear a face mask?

The emergency decree that came into effect recommends everyone wear a face mask when they are outside of their residence. However, some provinces such as Phuket has their own rule and you will be subject to a penalty. In Bangkok, commuters are required to wear a face mask when using public transportation.

Should I carry my passport at all times?

Yes. If you are a foreigner and you will be out of your residence or hotel, you need to carry your passport especially right now that there are random checks to check the visa validity. It is also good to know that there are banks that would not allow you to enter the premises if you have traveled recently abroad, so it is best to have your passport with you at all times.

I am aware of the entry requirements for foreigners entering Thailand, is there special consideration for those traveling with my Thai family or visiting my Thai family?

At the moment, you can enter Thailand using a non-immigrant O visa or even a tourist visa. You just have to make sure that you have obtained a COE Certificate of Entry, purchased COVID-19 Insurance, you had a COVID 19 test and you will undergo a mandatory ASQ quarantine.

I have a Non-Immigrant B visa and work permit expiring on April 24, due to my country’s travel restriction I cannot return to Thailand to renew it. What are my options?

If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform you that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa and work permit expire while you are outside Thailand, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand, you can apply for a new work permit.

When do I need the embassy letter for the COVID-19 visa extension?

As of writing, the embassy letter is no longer required by the immigration office to receive the 60-day COVID-19 extensions.

I am looking for flights from Laos to Europe and this requires me to transit in Thailand. There are multiple different articles including the one on Thai Airways stating that a Health Certificate is required for transiting passengers.

As of writing, international passengers including transiting passengers are required to present a COVID-19 health certificate. If you are affected by this travel requirement, you may opt to postpone your travel or you may opt to book a flight that will not transit through Thailand. For the latest update, it is best to contact your airline.

I am a US citizen traveling from the US to Thailand via Hong Kong, am I subject to mandatory quarantine?

Yes, the mandatory quarantine is required for any foreigner and Thai travelers entering Thailand to undergo the 10-day or 7-day quarantine at an accredited ASQ hotel.

Hello, I have booked my tour for Thailand in April 2020 with an Indian passport but now the Thailand government has temporarily suspended the grant of visa on arrival at any international airport to contain the spread of the coronavirus. What can I do now?

Since the visa on arrival has been canceled, you are required to secure a tourist visa prior to your trip to Thailand. You need to obtain the 60-day Thai tourist visa from the nearest Thai embassy or location in your country of residence or nationality subject to consular fees and regulations of the said Thai embassy or consulate. You also need to obtain the Certificate of Entry or COE, purchase a COVID 19 insurance, book an ASQ Hotel for the 10-day quarantine and obtain a COVID 19 medical certificate.

I’m a French national. I have taken 60 days tourist visa, which is ending soon, but due to COVID-19, I am kind of reluctant to travel back to France, is there any way that I can extend my visa for another 30 days?

Yes, any nationality holding a 60-day tourist visa entry stamp can extend for 30 days at the local immigration office. For the extension, you just have to submit one passport-size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background, TM6 card, TM30 receipt from your hotel, and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

I am British and I entered Thailand on holiday on March 3 and am scheduled to leave on April 1. If my flight is canceled due to COVID-19, I may be forced to overstay my 30 days permit to stay until I have a rescheduled flight. Is this ok? If not, what should I do?

You are able to extend this 30-day visa exemption stamp for another 30 days at the local immigration office. For the extension, you just have to submit one passport-size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background, TM6 card, TM30 receipt from your hotel, and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

I am a Dutch national who traveled to Thailand from China and I will be subject to a mandatory quarantine. Can I leave Thailand or return home even before the 14-day duration is complete?

Yes, you may leave Thailand. You do not need any permit in order to exit Thailand.

I am an American and I have a 45-day visa exemption that I extended for an extra 30 days. My current extension will expire on April 1, 2021. What are my options to stay in Thailand due to the travel restriction in other countries?

You have two options: 1.) You can extend your current extension for 30 days at your local immigration office. 2.) You can request a COVID-19 extension and you will be given 60 days extension at your local immigration office.

I have a non-immigrant O visa for having a Thai wife. It is a single entry visa. My 90-day entry stamp will expire in April and the money in my account has not seasoned yet for 2 months. What can I do?

Since you are legally married to a Thai national, you can apply for a 60-day extension for having a Thai wife. This extension will give you enough time for your funds to season for 2 months. After your funds have seasoned for 2 months, you may apply for a 1-year extension or marriage visa.

My work permit and my visa will expire by the end of the month. Due to the current COVID-19 situation, I am not able to return to my country. What are my options?

Since your visa and your work permit will expire, your only option for an extension of your stay in Thailand is to file for the 60-day COVID extension. You may apply for this extension on the last day of your permit to stay.

I am flying from the USA to Thailand via Hong Kong. Do I still need to present a health certificate and travel insurance?

At the moment, passengers entering Thailand need to obtain the Certificate of Entry or COE, purchase a COVID 19 insurance, book an ASQ Hotel for the 10-day quarantine and obtain a COVID 19 medical certificate.

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Can anyone advise what to do regarding my Non-B visa? My Non-B has expired on 4th March. I have to pay a fine of 500 baht per day overstay. The borders around Thailand are closed for me to renew it. I have requested a 30-day extension but was refused. They need my new contract for the new year. At the moment schools are closed and even so it is a process to get all my documents. This is costing me an arm and a leg. What are my solutions?

The best solution for this is to avoid overstaying so that you will not get in trouble in the future. If you do not have a new contract from the school it is imperative for you to return to your home country until you have a new contract and apply for a new visa from the Thai embassy there. Once you have secured a new non-immigrant B visa, you may return to Thailand together with a copy of the health certificate and health insurance.

In the UK, access to testing is very limited and they are currently not allowing any testing for people without symptoms. How are travelers supposed to get a health certificate in order to be able to provide this at the airport of origin?

The Thai government and the UK government are highly recommending to cancel or postpone unnecessary travel to Thailand. If the travel is of extreme urgency and importance, the traveler must secure a medical certificate confirming that he/she is not a COVID-19 positive and should also provide health insurance no matter what the cost is.

I am a U.S. citizen. I arrived in Bangkok last March 9. My flight to Manila has been canceled on April 8. I am in Pattaya. Do I need a US embassy letter to extend my 45-day Travel Visa? Or can I just go to the Thai Immigration office in Pattaya to get an extension due to COVID-19?

No, you do not need an embassy letter at this time. Your current 45-day visa exemption stamp can be extended for an additional 30 days. For the extension, you just have to submit one passport size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background, TM6 card, TM30 receipt from your hotel and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

 

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  1. Vladimir
    April 29, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am a Russian national and have a 60-day TR visa already extended by 30 days – till the first week of June. Are these new regulations applicable for extended 60-day visas? – https://immigration.go.th/content/extend_alien?click=1.

    Will I be able to extend this permitted period of 90days if I am not able to return back to my city of residence (Moscow) because of suspension of repatriation flights there? I left an application for repatriation flight on the governmental site (https://www.gosuslugi.ru/395103/1) but have not received any response.

    If I can extend my visa more, what period I can apply for? What documents I should apply and how soon? Within 30 days of the visa expiry date? Should I pay a fee for this?

    • May 8, 2020

      Dear Vladimir,
      If you have a “permitted until” stamp in your passport valid until June 2020, yes, you are able to stay in Thailand until July 31. You do not need to do any kind of visa application and there is no need for you to visit the immigration office.

  2. Paul
    April 29, 2020
    Reply

    Hello i would like to know if there is any way i can get to thailand in may since my wife is stuck there and got no way to go back home and me neigther ! I’m french in india actually and can get certificate for my health , i really need to get there some how please help me

    • April 29, 2020

      Dear Paul,
      I regret to inform you that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders until May 31, 2020. Only Thai nationals are allowed to enter if they will sign up for the repatriation program by Thai government for the Thai citizens, For foreigners, we have to wait for further announcement by the government.

  3. Catherine
    April 29, 2020
    Reply

    i wonder if its true the immigration required worth of 100,000 usd insurance certificate in order to enter thailand? how accurate is this?

    thank you for your reply

    • April 29, 2020

      At this time, it is not applicable because Thailand has a travel ban until May 31. We have to wait for the government announcement should the borders be open in June and to know more about the entry requirements.

    • Jean-Marie
      May 1, 2020

      Hello. I am a Belgian national living since 8 years in Thailand – Bang Saphan Prachuapkhirikan – with my Thai spouse and having a yearly non-immigrant O visa obtained in Hua Hin.
      My current non-O visa expires on 23/07/2020. Should I renew it on due date or can I wait until 31/07/2020 ?
      Also, I have to perform my 90-days notification of stay in Dan Sing Khan immigration office on 08/06/2020 ?
      Should I do it on due date or can it also wait until 31/07/2020 so that I can make both formalities together in Hua Hin?

    • May 8, 2020

      Dear Jean-Marie,
      For your 90-day reporting you may wait until July 2020. For your visa renewal, we recommend for you to do it on or before July 23, 2020. It is better to do it ahead of time to avoid the crowd on July 31.

  4. Giu
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Thai Embassy,

    Are companies able to hire during this covid situation? In case a company would hire a professional providing all the necessary documents to legally work in Thailand, and due the flights ban until 31st of May, what are the steps to follow? In this case the professional they would hire is myself, on tourist visa under amnesty till July 2020. When is it possible to be hired? Thanks for the support

    • April 29, 2020

      It would be difficult for Thai companies to hire foreigners at this time due to travel restrictions and also because the visa services of the Thai embassy were suspended. So if the foreigner is not in Thailand, the applicant must wait until the Thai Embassy in his/her country will open and accept visa applications. The applicant also have to wait until the borders or airports will open to foreigners.

  5. David
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hello.

    I am a British citizen and Australian Permanent Resident but I live and work in Thailand. I am currently in Australia and would like to know if I can still fly back home to Thailand through May?

    I have a valid work permit, non b visa, health insurance and can obtain the health certificate before flying.

    Please advise of my options. Thank you.

    • April 28, 2020

      Dear David,
      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders until May 31, 2020. The incoming international flights are banned until May 31. Only Thai nationals are allowed to enter if they will sign up for the repatriation program by Thai government for the Thai citizens. For foreigners, we have to wait for further announcement by the government. Foreigner might be allowed in June 2020.

    • C Logan
      May 4, 2020

      My home is in Thailand and I have a retirement visa

      I’m stuck in South Africa currently

      Can I get back to my home in Phuket

    • May 8, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders until May 31, 2020. Only Thai nationals are allowed to enter if they will sign up for the repatriation program by Thai government for the Thai citizens. For foreigners, we have to wait for further announcement by the government.

  6. Ethan
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I’m currently on an ED visa which I have extended twice already, my third extension is due in June. I was originally meant to be starting employment but obviously due to the situation I’ve been unable to leave Thailand to apply for the appropriate visa so have been unable to proceed with this, although the position is still available for me once the situation improves. Ideally I’d like to extend my ED visa for the final 90 days but I’m currently in a different province to where my school is located due to the closures. What would be my best option? Also, if I’m covered by the amnesty once it runs out and until July 31st, would I then be able to extend for the final 90 days after or would this then rule my ED visa invalid? Thank you.

    • April 28, 2020

      If you avail the visa amnesty in June, you can stay only until July 31 and then you must leave Thailand to get a new visa. We recommend for you to get your final 90 days stamp of your ED visa so that you can stay until September. Although, we are not sure if you can extend since the schools are supposedly closed during this time.

    • Ethan
      April 28, 2020

      Okay no problem, thank you for the advice. I believe my school are willing to provide the documents so just depends on whether I can cross into another province and immigration accept the extension. Fingers crossed the situation eases in June anyway so I can apply for the Non-B. Thank you again.

    • April 28, 2020

      You are welcome. Have a good day and keep safe.

  7. Miyandad
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    I am an Indian citizen working in Thailand, I had took new non-imm “O” visa from Royal Thai consulate Chennai for my family.Their visa will be expire on 12 th June 2020.Due to lock down of both countries they unable to come to Thailand.
    There is any exemption for these kind of cases if their visas got expired.?

    • April 28, 2020

      No, there is no exemption right now. No one is allowed to enter Thailand until May 31. if you want your visa sticker to be replaced with a new sticker, please call Thai Consulate in Chennai.

  8. Glenn Ross
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    application was made from here in Thailand via HMPO Application Centre in Chiang Mai Thailand (VFS Global) and the application was submitted on the 10th March 2020. The procedure that was explained to me by the Application Centre was that they submit the documents to HMPO Liverpool but they will return my old passport to me, which they did. The Application Centre told me that when my application has been processed and the new passport delivered back to them They will notify me to come and collect it and to bring my old passport with me and they will cancel it. That is the procedure that I have followed but I have now been contacted by HMPO Liverpool stating that they have now received my application to renew my passport but they can’t proceed until they receive my old passport. There was no explanation. So my question is: Is it legal to be in Thailand without a passport? Glenn Ross

    • April 28, 2020

      No. it is not legal to stay in Thailand without the document proving you are legally allowed to stay in Thailand. In that case, you must have your passport and visa. If you have amiled it, you must have at least the copy of the passport and the copy of the visa.

  9. Mr Lee
    April 28, 2020
    Reply

    My Question relates to travel by Thai citizen to travel from Hua Hin to family village ( Lam Sonthi, Chaiyaphum prov. ) . Her family (Her parents, her daughter and other members) reside there.
    Q : Currently , other than night curfew ,are there restrictions on this type of travel, daylight hours ,from province to province ?

    • April 28, 2020

      Aside from the curfew which is 10pm to 4am, there are travel restrictions or ban on entry in some provinces. Therefore it is best to check if your wife can exit Prachuap Khiri Khan Province and check the provinces that she will be passing through on the way to Chaiyaphum. There might be a lockdown in one of the provinces you will be passing through such as Nakhon Ratchasima.

  10. Avishek Gurung
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Why stamp, under consideration stamp is not enough to get visa amnesty extension until 31 July?
    Why do we need stamp, permitted to stay is also required.
    Kindly clarify.

    • April 28, 2020

      It really depends on the immigration office where you got it. In Bangkok and Phuket, you need to close this visa stamp by returning to the immigration office to get the “permitted until” stamp. In Pattaya, there is no need to return. We recommend for you to contact the local immigration office that issued the stamp for you.

  11. Roby
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I’m in vietnam and i would to know if is possible come back in thailand by land. I have the work permit in thailand but there are no flight till 15 may.

    • April 28, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders. Only Thai nationals, foreign diplomats, foreigners with valid work permit, pilots and others permitted by the prime minister are allowed to enter Thailand starting June 1, 2020.

  12. Brad
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Can you clarify the date for a Thai national to return home? Is it May 1st, May 15th or May 31st. I am seeing conflicting info.

    • April 28, 2020

      Thai nationals cannot enter Thailand by commercial flight until May 31. However, Thai nationals can enter Thailand by special repatriation flight even before May 31, they only need to contact Thai Embassy to be included in the special flights.

  13. Jo
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Thai Embassy,

    I hold italian passport and I am on amnesty till July 2020. In case I found a job and company will provide documents to legally work in Thailand, what are the procedures to follow?
    Thanks

    • April 27, 2020

      If you are able to find a job, you will have leave Thailand and travel to a Thai embassy or consulate outside Thailand. You are unable to switch from a visa amnesty to a Non-immigrant visa in Thailand. You will apply for the non-immigrant B visa and use this visa to return to Thailand. Please know that right now international flights are banned from entering Thailand until May 31.

  14. Niall
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Hello
    I am a Canadian citizen in Chiangmai Thailand on a 6 month tourist visa which expired April 24. I went to Thai immigration, paid the 1900 baht and successfully extended my visa, receiving an “Extension of stay permitted up to” May 25 2020 stamp.
    I have not found a suitable flight home and believe I could be here until mid to late June. Am I okay until July 31, or do I have to go back to immigration for an additional 30 days?

    • April 27, 2020

      Since you have a “permitted until” stamp in your passport, you are able to stay in Thailand until July 31. You do not need to do any kind of visa application right now.

  15. Graeme Campbell
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I have a Thai marriage visa that needs to be renewed by the 2nd July.

    I will not be able to enter the country by that time due to entry restrictions and work commitments in Australia.

    Is there any talk of the Thai government providing extensions in these circumstances until such time as one can safely return to Thailand?

    • April 27, 2020

      At the moment, the Thai government has not issued guideline or information on the possibility of renewing your visa while you are outside Thailand. It is safe to assume that if you are unable to return to Thailand to renew your visa before it expires, you need to re-apply for the new visa starting with getting the Non Immigrant O visa at Thai embassy or consulate in Australia prior to returning to Thailand.

  16. Laszlo
    April 27, 2020
    Reply

    Good evening from Hungary!
    I am facing a little bit different kind of problem. I have travelled home to Hungary before the lockdown. I hold a non-B visa and have been working in Thailand for years. The problem is that my visa expires on the 31st of May, but my air ticket has been cancelled, and I have no time to get back to Thailand before 31st of May, therefore I cannot renew my non-B visa. Does the amnesty affects me as well, or will I lose my visa?

    • April 27, 2020

      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew your visa at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa expire while you are outside Thailand and when the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand.

  17. AG
    April 26, 2020
    Reply

    My American son, age 19, would like to come to Thailand for July and August. I have a work permit as a teacher at a Thai school. Would he be allowed to apply for a visa as my dependent? Do you think it will be possible for him to enter Thailand on a 30-day tourist visa?

    • April 27, 2020

      Yes, he can enter Thailand using visa exemption of 30 days or non immigrant O dependant visa provided that the airports are back to normal operation at that time.

  18. Janet
    April 26, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I have scheduled my visa interview this coming May 25,2020 at Swedish Embassy Bangkok.
    I am from Philippines, do I need to show health insurance and health certificate even if I’m only staying there only 2 days? Thank you.

    • April 27, 2020

      At the moment, all international flights are banned from entering Thailand until May 31. Should you wish to visit or enter Thailand on May 25, please contact Thai Embassy in Manila to get the certification to travel to Thailand.

  19. Maizie
    April 25, 2020
    Reply

    Hi! Greetings! Hope all is well in your end amid the Covid19 crisis.

    I am a Filipino citizen with a Thailand work permit and visa valid until May 15th.

    I am currently on vacation here in the Philippines as the school that I am teaching at canceled the summer class due to the Covid19 pandemic.

    Since the Philippines extended quarantine measures until May 15 and international flights have not yet resumed, I would like to ask for your advice as to what will happen to my visa and work permit because I won’t be able to renew them on due time.

    Please advise me on what I need to do regarding this matter. I have rebooked my return flight to Bangkok on May 17th and will be onboard Philippine Airlines which will resume international flights on May 16th.

    Hoping for your response.
    Thank you so much for your time.

    • April 27, 2020

      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa and work permit expire while you are outside Thailand and the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand, you can apply for a new work permit.

    • yang
      April 30, 2020

      Hi. I’ve book a vacation to Thailand on June 28 for two weeks. I am from the USA. Will there be a good chance that the international travel ban will be lifted. Thank you.

    • May 8, 2020

      Right now, the travel ban for international flights is valid until May 31, 2020. For June 1 onward, we are still waiting for an announcement by the government to know who will be allowed to enter Thailand and what would be the entry requirements.

  20. Maizie
    April 25, 2020
    Reply

    Hi! Greetings! I am a Filipino citizen with a Thailand work permit and visa valid until May 15th.

    I am currently on vacation here in the Philippines as the school where I’m teaching at canceled the summer class.

    Due to our country’s Covid19 quarantine measures and travel restrictions, international flights will only resume on May 16th.

    Please advise me on what will happen to my visa and work permit and what can I do since I will be returning to Bangkok as soon as the international flights from my country resumes operations.

    May I also ask for the requirements needed for a foreign national with Thailand work permit and visa to enter Thailand next month.

    Thank you so much for your time.

    • April 27, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders. Only Thai nationals, foreign diplomats, foreigners with valid work permit, shippers, drivers, pilots and others permitted by the prime minister are allowed to enter Thailand starting May 1, 2020. However, the CAAT has announced that the travel ban may be extended until May 15th. Please contact the Thai Embassy Manila to register and get a permit to return to Thailand.

  21. Daithi
    April 25, 2020
    Reply

    Hello.

    I arrived to Thailand on the 20th of March, and got the 1 month free tourist visa. My visa expired on the 18th but I thought that was OK because I was under the impression that all tourists were granted amnesty until the 30th. Now I’m seeing a possibility of this being extended until July 31st.
    I never went to immigration and got this “under consideration” stamp or “permitted until” stamp. Can you please clarify what these are? Was I supposed to get them? DO I need to go to immigration. Thanks

    • April 27, 2020

      If you have a “permitted until” or an “admitted until” stamp in your passport, you are able to stay in Thailand until July 31. You do not need to do any kind of visa application right now.

  22. Maizie
    April 24, 2020
    Reply

    Hi! Good evening. I am a Filipino national with a Thailand work permit and visa valid until May 15th.
    I am currently on vacation in the Philippines and due to our country’s Covid19 quarantine measures and travel restrictions, international flights will only resume on May 16th.
    Can u please advise me on what will happen to my visa in case I return to Thailand?
    Also, what requirements are needed for a foreign national with visa and work permit to enter Thailand?

    • April 27, 2020

      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa and work permit expire while you are outside Thailand and the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand, you can apply for a new work permit.

  23. Alejandra
    April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I have a work permit that expires on July and a non b visa that expires in September. My employer decided to end my contract on the 30th of April and informed me the work permit will be revoked and the visa won’t be valid anymore after 7 days. Would the automatic visa extensions due to covid be valid for my case? If not, would it be possible to change to a tourist visa without leaving Thailand?
    Thank you

    • April 27, 2020

      You will cancel your visa on April 30 and after that, you will apply for an extension due to COVID-19 at the local immigration office.

  24. Barry Bowler
    April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I am currently working in Nigeria/ Cameroon, I have a valid Non-O marriage visa,and live in Namon sub-district
    When will I be allowed back into Thailand to see my wife & children

    • April 27, 2020

      At the moment, the Thai government has not issued a timeline and guideline on who will be allowed to enter Thailand just yet. The first priority will be for Thailand to be repatriated into Thailand. As of now, international flights are banned from entering Thailand until May 31.

  25. Marie-Lirya Khaou
    April 24, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    I’m a french citizen holding a retirement visa. Based on the current circumstances, we are not allowed to travel and enter Thailand until April 30th. Do you know if this date will be extended ? and in which conditions may I return back to Thailand ?

    • April 24, 2020

      Dear Marie,
      At this moment, we still have to wait for the announcement by the government about the guidelines on who will be allowed to enter Thailand in the month of May.

    • Niall Smith
      April 25, 2020

      Hello
      I am a Canadian citizen in Chiangmai on a 6 month tourist visa which expired April 24. I went to Thai immigration and paid 1900 baht to successfully extend my visa by 30 days ( May 25). I don’t think I will get a flight home until mid June. Must I return to Thai immigration for another 30 day extension? Am I okay until July 31 due to the recent announcement?

    • April 27, 2020

      Dear Niall,
      Since you have a “permitted until” stamp in your passport, you are able to stay in Thailand until July 31. you do not need to do any kind of visa application.

  26. Thinley Penjore
    April 24, 2020
    Reply

    I would like to visit Bumrungrad Hospital for medical treatment of my daughter. She was earlier examined at the hospital and advised for some eye cataract surgery. My wife and I am planning to bring her Bumrungrad hospital, Bangkok for the treatment and appointment is taken for it on 12 May 2020.

    It is possible to come to Bangkok during that time for the medical treatment. We hold Bhutanese citizenship and currently residing in Tanzania as I was working here. If it is possible to visit Bangkok during 11 May to 30 May, we would like to apply for the online visa and book the flight.

    • April 24, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders. Only Thai nationals, foreign diplomats, foreigners with valid work permit, pilots and others permitted by the prime minister are allowed to enter Thailand starting May 1, 2020. For other visitor, you must wait for further government announcement.

  27. Jessica
    April 23, 2020
    Reply

    Hi. I arrived in Thailand on March 17 with an automatic 30 day visa as a US citizen. I went to the immigration office and got an additional 30 days so I am permitted to stay until May 15. Does this new amnesty allowing a stay until July 31 apply to me?

    I’m not sure since I’m not sure I would have been able to extend again. I live in Nepal And would rather wait here for their airport to reopen rather than going back to the US right now.

    • April 24, 2020

      This is to inform you that the Thai government has given a visa amnesty to foreigners who are unable to travel out of Thailand or those who do not wish to apply for an extension at immigration office due to the risk of being infected with COVID-19. The visa relief is an automatic extension of your current permit to stay stamp until July 31.

  28. JOHN HILTON
    April 23, 2020
    Reply

    Forgive me, I am confused and need clarification, My Visa is a Tourist Visa and the final extension date in my Passport is 26 April. I understood that I automatically qualified for an extension to 30th April without going to the Immigration Office, but today I see a comment from another chap who did go and received an “Under Consideration” stamp which I don’t have.
    Please clarify what I have to do? Do i sist at home or must I go in person to Immigration and get that stamp?

    • April 24, 2020

      Dear John,
      If your stamp is “extension of stay permitted until” then you are good to stay until July 31. You do not need to do anything at this time. If you have a friend who has “under consideration” stamp, that person must visit the immigration office on the date specified on the stamp in order to receive the “extension of stay permitted until” stamp.

  29. Rudy
    April 23, 2020
    Reply

    Dear,
    I am from Belgium and married to a Thai woman, I also have a son with Thai nationality. Can I apply for a Non-immigrant OA visa at the embassy in Belgium in May to emigrate with my wife and son to Udon Thani in June, where we have bought a house since January. I have Belgian nationality. Is it possible to travel with my wife and son.

    Thanks in advance

    • May 8, 2020

      Dear Rudy,
      At the moment, the visa application service of the Thai embassies around the world have been suspended. Therefore, you may not be able to apply for the non-immigrant O visa to travel to Thailand in June. Also, for the month of May, commercial flights are ban from entering Thailand until May 31 and the government has not set some guidelines on who will be allowed to travel to Thailand for the month of June and July.

  30. Danny
    April 23, 2020
    Reply

    My tourist visa run has been extended for another 30 days last month and it will expires on 1th may. 2 days ago I went to immigration and they gave me an under consideration stamp until 8th of may. I have to come back again on that date. My question is, do you know how many days I will get from 8th of may?.

    • April 23, 2020

      You will get the remaining days of the 30-day extension. Whether it is 1 day or 15 days, just go back to immigration office on the specified date so that you will receive the “permitted to stay” stamp. Once you have the “permitted to stay” stamp, you are allowed to stay in Thailand until July 31, 2020 regardless of the permit until date in your new stamp.

  31. Emi
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hello! good evening Sir 🙂
    I would like to ask that since they are planning to do 2nd time extension of free visa ’till July 31st. Assuming that a Hong Kong passport holder arrives in Thailand in June with a tourist VISA, will his Visa cover till end of July also? or not? Thank you in advance for your response and have a great day!

    • April 23, 2020

      Actually the answer is no. Because tourists will not be allowed to enter in May and in June. Tourists may be allowed to enter sometime in August or September. Right now the priority is for Thai nationals to return to Thailand and the next priority are the foreigners with long term visas and work permit.

  32. Mark
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am lock down in Columbia which has been extended again and it seems there will be no international flights till end of May, I am on retirement extension and my extension runs out 1st June same as my re entry permit. I have had this extension for 6 years what are my options going to be this is so worrying for me, I live in Phuket and a uk passport holder.

    • April 22, 2020

      If you are unable to return to Thailand prior to the expiry date, you may have to apply for a new retirement visa. It means from the beginning just like before.

    • mark
      April 22, 2020

      years ago I went to penang with my bank book and got non o and applied while in thailand, this time I am in columbia and all my things are still at home in phuket , bank book and of course rules changed so many times since,

      Is it possible to convert a tourist visa in phuket or is that bangkok only maybe I can try to apply for that 1st?

    • April 22, 2020

      I can only confirm that yes, in Bangkok, tourist visa can be converted or changed into 90-day non-immigrant O visa and then into retirement visa as well.

  33. Elaine Zielinski
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    We have a Thai national student staying with us who is due to return to Thailand early May. Does he need a health certificate etc and how do we go about getting one? He’s not registered with an NHS GP so where does one go to get this sorted?

    • April 22, 2020

      You need to contact the Thai Embassy in London to know more about the “fit-to-fly” certificate to return to Thailand.

    • Ken Lund
      April 26, 2020

      I am American and I am retired here with a retirement visa. Where can I buy
      medical insurance for the corona-19 virus. I want only insurance for the corona-19 virus.

    • April 27, 2020

      Dear Ken,
      If you are in Thailand right now, you may check the following companies: Viriyan Insurance, Navakij Insurance, Dhipaya Insurance, The Falcon Insurance, Pacific Cross Health Insurance, AXA Insurance and AETNA Health Insurance.

  34. JUSTIN
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hello. I heard about automatic extension of visa for foreigners until July 31. Our embassy suggested to us that I need to go to Thai Immigration Bureau to get “Permitted until” stamp to avoid any possible problems. Is this correct? Do I need to visit the immigration?

    • April 22, 2020

      If you already have the “permitted until” stamp, you can stay in Thailand until April 30 or July 31 once the new extension has been approved and published on the Royal Thai Gazette. If you only have “under consideration” stamp, it is recommended to contact the immigration office to know more about the next step.

  35. Ken Harper
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    I have recently come out of hospital where my Covid19 visa run out on 13th April I wasn’t able to go to immigration but phoned them on several occasions, they asked me to send my details from the hospital along with my passport which I did via two friends and they were told this wasn’t necessary? Also that my Covid19 visa details hadn’t been sent from Bangkok yet, although the other ones on that date had. I’ve called several times since but engaged or no reply. Can you tell me away forward please.

    • April 22, 2020

      If you have the “permitted until” stamp, then you are automatically allowed to stay until April 30 and wait for further announcement about the extension until July 31. If you have the “under consideration” stamp, we recommend for you to get in touch with the immigration office to know what you have to do next.

  36. Jane STRINGER
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hi. We are UK citizens and have been in Thailand six weeks now. We are booked to leave Thailand on the 4th May. We are currently in Krabi and will take a domestic flight from Krabi to Bangkok befor catching our international flight from there.
    Do we need a current up to daTe medical certificate stating that we are fit to fly? We did have one done two weeks ago but will that still be valid?

    • April 22, 2020

      You do not need medical certificate if you are exiting or leaving Thailand. You also do not need medical certificate for a domestic transit flight.

  37. Pat
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Has there been any talk of allowing or not allowing the 30 day visa exempt stamps for US Citizens after the embargo is lifted?

    • April 22, 2020

      There has been a proposal extending the visa amnesty to July 31, 2020. This is subject for approval of the prime minister and publication on the Royal Thai Gazette.

    • Pat
      April 22, 2020

      Hi,

      I am referring to being issued a new 30 day stamp when I arrive after the embargo is lifted? Or will I need to get an actual tourist visa at that point for a US Citizen?

    • April 23, 2020

      Yes, you will be able to receive 30 days visa exemption stamp when the travel restrictions are lifted. That would be sometime in September or October this year.

  38. Thanin Sethi
    April 22, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, I am a Thai citizen currently in Canada, hoping to fly back home on April 30th- once the travel ban has ended. I’ve heard that the government is only allowing a certain number of people into the country per day, does this mean I would need to register myself on a list to travel back to Thailand? Please let me know- thank you

    • April 22, 2020

      Yes, that is correct. You need to contact Thai Embassy in Ottawa to get the ‘fit-to-fly” certificate and permission to travel to Thailand.

  39. Ona
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I’m a Spanish citycen and I’ve been staying in Vietnam the last two months, my Vietnamese visa is expiring on the 6th of May and I will like to know if there is any possibility of getting a 30 or 60 days Tai Visa, for going to Thailand at the beginning of next month, of course I would like to do it in Vietnam since going back to Spain now is not an option. Thank you in advance.

    • April 22, 2020

      Right now, we really give you an advice about entry or visit to Thailand. The government has banned any travel to Thailand until April 30 and the government has not announce the new guidelines if foreigners will be allowed to enter Thailand in May.

  40. Samir Attar
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you very much for this very helpful information.
    I am a Filipino citizen holding a multiple entry (TR) visa valid for 6 months (expiring July 6). But I am required to get a new stamp on my passport from border control every 60 days. My next due stamp day is before May 5, 2020.

    Can I drive a car to Laos border and get the new stamp there?

    • April 22, 2020

      I do not think you will be able to exit and re-enter Thailand through the Lao border in the coming days. Since you have a P.60 entry stamp, you just have to wait until next week about the approved proposal that your can stay in Thailand until July 31 without exiting or extending your permit to stay. Please wait for the official announcement by the government.

  41. Mr J Seaforth
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    Can I take a car across Thailand Wednesday 22 April 2020?

    So I can get back to my apartment in Bangkok?

    Can I drive back from Lampang? Or have someone drive me in a taxi?

    Will I be stopped? Is it breaking the law?

    • April 21, 2020

      Right now, you are allowed to enter Bangkok because Bangkok has no ban on entry from other provinces.

  42. Dr Musa Adamu
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    Hello. I got a Non immigration type B visa to work as a postdoctoral researcher at chulalongkorn university Bangkok, my visa is expiring on the 15th June. Currently there is travel restrictions to Thailand and all flights in my country Nigeria have been suspended until further notice. I haven’t entered Thailand yet. Please by when must I enter Thailand for my visa to be still valid? If my visa expires is there any waiver or extension by the Thailand immigration?

    • April 21, 2020

      You have to enter Thailand sometime in May so that you still have time to renew your visa in Thailand. In the even that you cannot enter Thailand in June, you will be required to get a new Non B visa to enter Thailand after June 16th.

  43. Henry
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    After reopening for foreigners entry and if 14 day quarantine is still required, would that be at port of entry or final destination. E.g arrive international in Bangkok and fly domestic to Sakhon Nakhon. Even Your opinion would be appreciated if unknown

    • April 21, 2020

      Right now, the CAAT and MOPH has not set the new guidelines for entry to Thailand for the month of May and June. We need to wait for further government announcements.

  44. Henry
    April 21, 2020
    Reply

    Thanks for all the patiently answered questions – this is a great service.
    For entering Thailand on O-A (once allowed again) would the new requirement of USD100k minimum medical coverage remain. I need to upgrade before next birthday and this is quite costly. If not clear now, your opinion would still be appreciated.

    • April 21, 2020

      The only new immigration decree right now are for those who are stranded in Thailand will have an automatic extension of their stay until April 30. For the requirements other visas, it remains the same requirements. But if you are asking about the COVID-19 health insurance, at this time, it is not clear if it will be required since the government has not set new guidelines for entry to Thailand for the month of May or June.

  45. Robert
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    Hello everyone, I’m Italian and my visa will expire 24 April.I arrived in Thailand 24 February with a multi entry tourist visa and I have the chance to extend for 30 days. I don’t understand if I have to extend the visa before 24 April or also before 30 April. In the last case I can wait the new communication of Thai Immigration and If they extend all visa until 30 May I can save 1900 Bath. Can someone help me in this question?

    • April 21, 2020

      If your current permit to stay is until April 24, then, you are covered by the visa amnesty. It means you can stay until April 30. You need to leave Thailand on or before April 30. If you cannot leave Thailand on that date, we have to rely on the government if there is a possibility of extension of this visa amnesty.

  46. Diveyaa
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    I would like to get an official statement on whether the COVID-19 outbreak allow travelling between Malaysia and Thailand for business purpose? Currently, I have a Non Immigrant B working permit valid till end of May 2020. Our company are supposed to travel for business related activities in Thailand for approximately 2-weeks on the 4th of May 2020 and will that still possible and any documents i require to fill up?

    • April 20, 2020

      For business travel and any travel to Thailand, it is not allowed until April 30. At this time, there is no indication if the borders or airports will be open to short term visitors or long term residents. We need to wait until next week for the government announcement.

  47. Dave
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    My visa expiry date was April 6th. I attended Phuket Town immigration on the April 7th and obtained a 15 day under consideration stamp, and was instructed to return on April 21st (tmrw). Amnesty was signed into law on April 9th, however everything i’ve seen so far implies that I still need to visit immigration to get the next 15 days stamped in (ie, even though my original expiry date fits into the amnesty dates, because I got the 15 day stamp, i still need to do something about it). Is this correct ? Just checking as Phuket’s sub-districts are on lockdown = may be difficult/impossible to reach immigration. Thanks in advance.

    • April 20, 2020

      It is a case-to-case basis or it really depends on your local immigration office. it is best for you to check with Phuket Immigration office if you need to return tomorrow.

    • Dave
      April 21, 2020

      Thank you for the response. As a follow up in case the info is useful to anyone: I managed to get to Phuket Town immigration this morning, via about 6 checkpoints (every one people very friendly and efficient, and accepted the reason of visiting immigration). I went upstairs, handed over my passport and within 10 mins received the additional 15 day stamp, which implies that getting it extended in person was indeed necessary (?). Back on the 7th, there were hundreds of people getting 15 day stamps, so I was a little surprised to be the only person in the office at 11.45am today. I asked the officer whether I would need to do anything more if the emergency period was extended? He informed me I would need to return on May 6th with a new embassy letter, and begin again the same process as i did on April the 7th. I will wait to see what is decided on the 30th April, and then possibly email immigration for a written confirmation of his answer; firstly because i’ll probably need it to get an embassy letter this time, but secondly, because that answer to me seems a little harsh, given if i’d not done things properly and instead just overstayed, I’d be covered by the amnesty. Anyhow, hopefully this information is of use to someone. Thanks again for this service. Best Regards

    • April 21, 2020

      Thank you for your information. We appreciate it.

  48. SAT
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I am working here under non-immigrant F visa. I need to go abroad after the travel ban is lifted. When I return after the travel ban is lifted, am I required to present my covid-free health certificate at the airport? Also, is it mandatory to have the $100000 coverage health insurance?

    • April 21, 2020

      At the moment, we are unsure what would be the guidelines for entry to Thailand in May or June 2020. We have still have to wait for the government announcement next week.

    • Maizie
      April 25, 2020

      Hi! Greetings! I am a Filipino citizen with a Thailand work permit and visa valid until May 15th.

      I am currently on vacation here in the Philippines as the school where I’m teaching at canceled the summer class.

      Due to our country’s Covid19 quarantine measures and travel restrictions, international flights will only resume on May 16th.

      Please advise me on what will happen to my visa and work permit and what can I do since I will be returning to Bangkok as soon as the international flights from my country resumes operations.

      May I also ask for the requirements needed for a foreign national with Thailand work permit and visa to enter Thailand next month.

      Thank you so much for your time.

    • April 27, 2020

      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa and work permit expire while you are outside Thailand and the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand, you can apply for a new work permit.

    • SAT
      April 29, 2020

      Hello Rex, thank you for having been so responsive. Do you have any update regarding travel restrictions? If the travel restrictions are lifted, can you tell me if the health insurance restriction still apply to foreigners coming in to Thailand who are working here?

    • April 29, 2020

      Yes, the travel ban has been extended until May 31. We can assume that foreigners may be allowed to enter Thailand starting June and will be required to provide fit to fly certificate from Thai embassy abroad and will be required to be quarantined.

  49. AJ Davidson
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    Hi there, first of all you have been extremely helpful with all your responses to all of our questions. I really appreciate that. To my original question below, do you know if there has been any update with a situation like mine? My wife and I are thinking to go out to the immigration office tomorrow to sort my visa. Would this be something you would recommend?

    Q:Hi. Im am an American currently living in Bangkok,Thailand with my wife (Thai National) and 1 year old baby (American/Thai National). We have been living here for the past year now. I am currently on a “ED” visa which expires on April 24th and will be switching to a non “O” visa so we can get the Marriage Visa. With all the restrictions now in place where can I go outside of Thailand to receive the non “O” visa and come back to Thailand with no issues? Is there anyway to do this in Thailand now? I have the paper work done and the appropriate amount of money needed to be in the bank. Please help! Thank you!

    • April 20, 2020

      It really depends now to your local immigration office. You may ask if you want switch now given that you still have more than 15 days remaining in your stamp.

    • karcini bridgewater
      April 20, 2020

      my visa and permit will expire this May 2.. im still looking for a new school but cant go there for personal interview coz of lockdown. what would i do?

    • April 20, 2020

      If your visa will expire on May 2, you must leave Thailand on or before May 2. if there are no available flights for you to leave the country before May 2, you are able to request for visa extension at the immigration office or wait for the government announcement if there is a visa amnesty until May 31.

    • Yeung
      April 22, 2020

      Thank you for your response.

      I went to the Chonburi office yesterday (21 April), and again got another “under consideration stamp”. The stamp expires on 3 May, which is Sunday. I need to go back again? I don’t really understand why I have to do this over and over again.

      My understanding is, for those foreigners who are granted the automatic visa extensions after the announcement of the amnesty, they just need to sit back and wait, no need to pay, no 500 baht/day fines, no need to go back to the immigration office again and again.

      However, I am sorry to tell this is not fair for me, or someone like me. Not because I paid 1900 baht, but I have to take the risk to go to the immigration office several times, I just want to stay at the hotel to avoid any infections, wait for the Thai airways to resume their flights, and return home.

      Just like others, I heard that the amnesty will be extended for 3 more months until 31 July. This time, is it possible for the Kingdom to take care of the “under consideration stamp” group of people? No need for them to return back to the immigration office to get another under consideration stamp, just let us stay and wait? And please post more information about “under consideration stamps” on the official website. Please please please. I think we really need these. Please.

      Anyway, thank you for your service and great help.

    • April 22, 2020

      Yes, I understand your frustration. The Immigration office must be giving “permitted to stay” stamps instead of “under consideration” stamps. It defeats the purpose of the social distancing measures if you are still required to come back on the specific date. You are also correct that you are allowed to stay until July 31 due to the new visa amnesty. We recommend for you to call 1178 or 111 to file a complaint about the “under consideration” stamps being handed by the immigration office.

  50. JUSTIN
    April 20, 2020
    Reply

    Good day!

    I have a 90 day visa. It was supposed to expire last April 10, 2020 but I extended it for 30 days and it will expire May 8, 2020. Can I extend it for another 30 days? in case I cannot book another ticket going home before my visa expires. Thank you!

    • April 20, 2020

      If you have an embassy letter you can extend for another 30 days or if you can wait till end of April for government announcement, should there be a new visa amnesty for the month of May.

  51. Johan Hermans
    April 19, 2020
    Reply

    Hello,
    I visit Thailand 3 times a year and i had my next flight ticket to come back on the 20th of May for 3 weeks but i cancelled this ticket and changed my dates to the 5th of July with return ticket on the 25th of July to Belgium. Would this be possible again by that time ? Will i get Visa on arrival again then ?

    • April 20, 2020

      At this time, we hope that the crisis will be over by July. But we cannot say. if the borders and airports are already open at that time and Thailand will allow tourists to come, then you are able to visit Thailand at that time.

  52. Yulia
    April 19, 2020
    Reply

    Hello I am Indonesian nationality but want to travel from Phnom Penh to Bangkok on May?I will need health certificate covid-19 and health insurance?then government will quarantine me for 14 days or not? Thank you

    • April 20, 2020

      Right now, no foreigner is allowed to enter Thailand. Please wait for further government announcements if tourists will be allowed to come to Thailand in May. It may be just foreigners with work permit will be allowed in May.

  53. George Hunter
    April 19, 2020
    Reply

    Goodmorning,
    My Tourist Visa expires 23-April-2020. This is the 3rd Extension. I have followed the Immigration Rules,

    I was informed if I go before the 23rd I would be given another 30-days but due to the Visa Amnesty to the 30th April I don’t need to go to the Immigration Office and the Visa Amnesty might be extended after the 30th April.

    Do I need a Health Certificate if I decide to go to Malaysia by flight from Utapao Airport.

    Regards

    • April 20, 2020

      No. The visa amnesty allows you to stay in Thailand until April 30. Let’s wait if this amnesty will be extended.

  54. Mike
    April 19, 2020
    Reply

    Greetings. I have an non-o visa day a volunteer. My wife (american) got stuck abroad. Her visa is expired so she will apply for a new one. Is it possible for a dependent to return to join the foreigner who has the work permit?

    • April 20, 2020

      Right now, we do not know yet until there is an announcement for foreigners entering Thailand in May. Perhaps it will be just Thai nationals and foreigners with work permit will be allowed in May. We have to wait for the announcement next week.

  55. Terry James
    April 19, 2020
    Reply

    Hi im in the UK now and have bought a single entry visa to Thailand which is valid until June 5th. My flights have been cancelled. Does this mean I’ll lose visa or can i extend the validity of it?

    • April 20, 2020

      If you are unable to enter Thailand or use the visa before June 5th, yes you will lose this visa and you need to apply for a new one in the future.

  56. Lisette
    April 18, 2020
    Reply

    Hi. My Non B visa will expire this coming May 11, 2020 but I still have my valid work permit. Ive read that the Malaysia – Thai border will start to open this weekend. Given that I was able to renew my non B in Malaysia. To enter Thailand is my Social Security is enough to be considered as health insurance? And how about the health certificate where I must get it in Malaysia or in Thailand hospital?

    Thank you for the reply

    • April 20, 2020

      The border of Thailand and Malaysia that open last weekend is for Thais and Malaysians only. You have to wait for further announcement by the government by end of the month.

  57. Mel
    April 17, 2020
    Reply

    Australian on Education Visa that expires 18th April 2020. I went to Immigration office last week and was advised I require a letter from my embassy and to bring it back to the Immigration office on 30 April. They didn’t say why. The Australian Embassy won’t do letters as they say everyone has extension of visa til 30 April. What can I do? I’ve messaged and emailed the Embassy but they all have the same response….no letters being done. My school advised me this afternoon that my visa wasn’t covered by the exemption til 30 April. Please advise. Thanks

    • April 20, 2020

      Your ED Visa expired on April 18th, however, due to the visa amnesty, you are able to stay in Thailand until April 30. If you wish to stay beyond April 30, you need to wait for government announcement of the visa amnesty is extended or not. If it is not extended, you must leave Thailand on April 30 or you extend it on April 30 by presenting an embassy letter.

  58. Parag Khanna
    April 17, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    My Visa extension is expiring on 24th April 2020, when I got the extension on 27th March 2020 I was told to come to immigration on 24th April 2020. I know due to Visa amnesty we automatically get extension till 30th April 2020. Since there is a lockdown and no flight situation in my country. what I am supposed to do ? wait till 30th April 2020 to see if visa amnesty period is extended or get an extension on 24th April 2020 ?

    • April 17, 2020

      Yes, that is correct. You have to either book a flight departing on April 30 or you may rely on the government should they extend the visa amnesty till May.

  59. Steve Craft
    April 16, 2020
    Reply

    Hi Rex!
    I’ve changed my flight to arrive in Bangkok on May 5th assuming the borders are reopened to foreigners after April 30. Consulted my airline regarding the health certificate and insurance but they have no such requirement upon leaving US or transitioning through Japan. They are saying only Thai Airways is requesting said documents. Should I be worried if immigration asks me to provide these documents and I explain that I was not required to have them to board my flights?

    • April 17, 2020

      Right now the health certificate and insurance are not required because there is a total travel ban for anyone entering Thailand including Thai nationals, effective until April 30. Should the travel ban is lifted on May 1, we still have to wait for the new guidelines from the government. We cannot assume that no documents will be required when the airports and borders will be operating again.

  60. yeung
    April 16, 2020
    Reply

    Hello. I am in Pattaya. I got my visa extension with an embassy letter at the end of March. But the immigration staff asked me to go back to Chonburi office on 21 April, because they gave me an under consideration chop on my passport.
    I would like to ask, under the amnesty, do I need to go back on 21 April? Or I can just sit back and wait until 30 April? I am a bit confused because no information related to the under consideration chop is indicated in the official immigration website. Hope that you can help me, or someone like me, to make things clear. Thank you very much for your help.

    • April 16, 2020

      If you want to get the worth of what you paid for in March, it is better to go back on April 21. The immigration is empty so it is not a risk for COVID-19. You are correct that ” under consideration stamp” was not mentioned in the blanket visa amnesty, that is another reason to visit them on April 21. Although we can assume that you should be included also in the amnesty but it is now being debated because some offices will still require those with “under consideration stamp” to return to immigration office.

  61. John Buchanan
    April 16, 2020
    Reply

    We have Personnel who may be required to sail with an oil rig from Singapore to Thailand. Can you advise if this is possible at this time?

    • April 16, 2020

      Right now, no Thai or foreign nationals are allowed to enter Thailand from abroad until April 30.

  62. Nisha
    April 16, 2020
    Reply

    Hi There,

    I am an Indian Passport Holder and want to visit Thailand after May 4th. Do we need to get a “fit to fly ” certificate? Also, is there a mandatory 14-day quarantine after arrival in a quarantine camp? Is the Thai Embassy issuing a tourist visa after April 30th?

    • April 16, 2020

      Right now there is no information as what will be the restriction for the month of May. I recommend postponing your trip to June or July.

  63. san
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    Hi .,
    I am Indian citizen passport holder working From Indonesia. i planned travel from Indonesia May 21st 2020 to Thailand.this date is possible travel to Thailand. suppose before airport its open any health documents its required or not .because i am using for “ON Arrival Visa”.

    please review and advise .

    • April 15, 2020

      Visa on Arrival has been suspended until September 30, 2020. You must apply for a Thai tourist visa from the Thai Embassy in Jakarta before you can travel to Thailand on May 21.

    • chel Mo
      April 17, 2020

      hello i am from hong kong , i married a thai man and we have house and family.
      i have non -O visa. i am alone in hong kong, may i know when can i come back to home thailand i have married visa ….

    • April 17, 2020

      At this time, the travel ban is until April 30. So technically, May 1st it is possible for you to travel to Thailand, unless the government will extend the travel ban.

    • Maria
      April 17, 2020

      Hi
      Is Philippine passport
      needing To. Get a visa to enter thailand?
      On plane or land?
      After april 30.
      Thank you.

    • April 17, 2020

      Right now, there is no government guidelines on who will be allowed to enter on May 1 or what documents are needed to enter Thailand starting May 1. The advice by the government is that it will be a slow transition, so it may be that the government will only allow those foreigners with work permit or Thai wife first and then later on allow other people.

  64. Ravindra Nagireddy
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    I have a Non-Immigrant B visa and work permit but my visa will expiring on April 30, due to my country’s travel restriction I cannot return to Thailand to renew it. But I have renewal my work permit already before I came to my country for another year but I couldn’t renewal my visa What are my options?

    • April 15, 2020

      Hi Ravindra,
      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do t this time. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa expire while you are outside Thailand and the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand.

  65. Saiful
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    Hi, Im Malaysian citizen, currently contract worker at Thailand. However, due to Covid-19, we want to go back to Malaysia. If we can get flight ticket to Malaysia, Is the gate open for us to go back to Malaysia? from Bangkok to KLIA(Malaysia).

    If cannot, Is there any procedure need to get approval?

    For information, Malaysia government allow Malaysian citizen to enter Malaysia, but we need to confirm is Thailand government allow us to return to Malaysia.

    Thanks in advance.

    • April 15, 2020

      Hi Saiful,
      Yes, as long as Malaysian Airlines still flies from Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur, you may leave Thailand without a problem. Make sure that you meet the requirements by Malaysian government or call the airline before you travel.

  66. Zoe
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    I am an Australian passport holder. My flight of 26th of April was cancelled and there are no more flights on the airline (Thai Airways) til June, and no more seats until July. My visa expires on the 28th of April. I understand it has been automatically extended until the 30th. I have contacted the Australian Consular but they have stopped writing letters for visa extensions and suggest contacting Thai immigration. Will I be allowed a further extension from the 30th of April into May?

    • April 15, 2020

      There is a good chance that the government will extend the visa amnesty. We just have to wait for the government official announcement if they will extend it.

  67. Joanna
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, thank you for all useful informations about visas, however, I couldn’t find the answer to my question:

    Is it possible, to apply for 60 days Tourist Visa in Immigration Office during the amnesty?

    I entered Thailand under exception rule, but want to apply for visa.

    Thank you for any information.
    Joanna

    • April 15, 2020

      No. The immigration cannot issue that type of visa. It must be issued by a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside Thailand. What you can only get right now is visa extension while you wait for the airports or border to be opened again. Right now, there is no chance at all to change to another type of visa.

  68. Suspant
    April 15, 2020
    Reply

    I am currently in the US on a J1 visa and I am a Thai National. I plan on flying next week through Germany back to BKK. I understand there is a requirement for me to get a Fit to Fly certificate and a letter from the Embassy. I also understand BKK is only allowing 200 people per day back. How do I make sure I can get home ? Do I need to get on the list for the day of travel?

    • April 15, 2020

      Right now, all international flights are banned to enter Thailand until April 30. We recommend for you to contact the Thai Embassy in Germany or USA if they are arranged special flights or repatriation flights for Thai nationals stranded abroad.

  69. Joahna
    April 14, 2020
    Reply

    My Filipino sister-in-law and her American fiancee went to Thailand for a tour. However, they are not able to fly back to the Philippines due to Covid. They really want to fly back to Philippines as they have kids waiting for them. What shall they do?

    • April 15, 2020

      Dear Joahna,
      They may contact the Philippine Embassy in Bangkok. I believe the Philippine government is making arrangement for special flight or repatriation flight for Filipinos stranded in Thailand.

  70. Harvey E Clendenning
    April 14, 2020
    Reply

    I am a Canadian in Thailand on a 6 month multi entry Visa. My last and final 60 day entry runs out on April 21,2020. Am I right to assume that the Visa extension means I can stay until April 30? I am rebooked to fly to Canada on May 02, 2020. Should I hope for an automatic extension into May or should I go to to immigration before April 21,2020 or before the end of April if there is no extension past that date? Thanks for your help.

    • April 14, 2020

      Yes, your current stamp is covered by visa amnesty and you can stay until April 30. The validity of the visa amnesty relies on the effectivity of the emergency decree declared by the government. Should the government extend the emergency decree, the visa amnesty will be extended as well.

    • Alina
      April 24, 2020

      Hello! I have a question about Non-immigrant ED visa (for bachelor degree purposes). Are the same rules as for Non-immigrant working visa apply? In the meaning of enter Thailand after restrictions will ease. I have not found any information according student visa entry restrictions.

    • April 24, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders. Only Thai nationals, foreign diplomats, foreigners with valid work permit, pilots and others permitted by the prime minister are allowed to enter Thailand starting May 1, 2020. For foreigners with a different type of visa, you may expect to be allowed to enter Thailand by end of May or beginning of June.

  71. Keith Carr
    April 14, 2020
    Reply

    I live in Thailand on retirement Visa but went to Saudi and the lock down happened, my retirement Visa will run out on 30th of April, will I be able to return to thailand and extend my visa once the lockdown is finished.
    Thanks for any information

    • April 14, 2020

      At this time, the Thai immigration has not set any guideline for this. It is safe to assume that once the travel restriction has been lifted, you can return to Thailand as tourist and re-apply for the non immigrant O visa and retirement visa.

  72. Mariah banke
    April 14, 2020
    Reply

    Thank you for your reply.
    Given laos borders are
    Open, and I exit to laos, and then reenter thailand after complying of staying in
    laos, what requirements do I need to be
    Permitted to enter
    Thailand?
    Health insurance? Etc?
    Covid test?
    (I will still be working in my old employer for 4 years
    Teaching job that is)
    I truly appreciate your professional reply.

    • April 14, 2020

      Right now, we do not know. We have to wait for government announcement about the new requirements for entry to Thailand after April 30.

  73. Toni
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    Are there any travel restrictions within Thailand? I have a flight on April 20 from Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Do I need special documents for that travel ?

    Thanks in advance

    • April 14, 2020

      Right now, there is no travel restriction and no special documents required to travel between Chiang Mai and Bangkok.

  74. Shabir
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hi there,

    My name is Shabir and I am from Afghanistan. Currently studying at Webster university Bangkok. The issue is as my passport will expire on May 19th 2020 and so does my visa, and there is no Afghan embassy in Thailand, therefore, I was wondering if there’s any rules/regulations or laws regarding this case? I contacted the Afghan embassy on Malaysia and just waiting on them.
    It would really help if you could guide me in this regard, Thank you!

    • April 13, 2020

      As far as the Thai Immigration is concerned, you must leave Thailand on or before May 19th.

  75. David Martin
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    Dear Embassy.

    I came to Thailand on the 2nd of Feb 2020 and I have already extended my visa to the full 90 days . My visa will run out on the 2nd may .. my retune flight was booked with Thai Airway which has now been cancelled so I don’t have a return ticket and I am waiting for Thai Airways to retune my refund. My question is can I stay another 30 days?

    Many thanks

    David

    • April 13, 2020

      You have 2 options right now: first option is to wait for government announcement if the visa amnesty will be extended. Right now, the visa amnesty is effective until April 30 and hopefully this will be extended further to May 15 or May 30. Second option, if get the extension if the visa amnesty is not extended. You can get another 30 days extension at immigration office with embassy letter. You can do it on May 2nd.

    • David Martin
      April 13, 2020

      Thank you for your help.. if they do not extend the amnesty for another 15 or 30 days … you said ….You can get another 30 days extension at immigration office with embassy letter. You can do it on May 2nd. My question is.. do I do all of this at the Thai immigration office and they will provide a letter for me????

      Many thanks

      David

    • April 13, 2020

      You will request the embassy letter from your embassy and they will issue the letter by email. Once you have this letter, you will take it with you to the local immigration office. Right now the embassy will not issue the letter because of the visa amnesty.

  76. Bart
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    I have a multi entry b-visa and a work permit. I have until 7/5/2020 to leave Thailand. What if the borders are still closed? Do I go to immigration?

    • April 13, 2020

      If the borders will remain closed on May 7th, you have an option to ask your employer to apply for 1 year extension at the immigration office rather than doing the 90-day routine exit and re-entry.

  77. Suhi
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    hi i need to resign my job in Thailand by April 19 and cancel visa and then i have husband who is working can i convert that visa to dependent visa?

    • April 13, 2020

      It is not possible to switch from Working Visa into Dependent visa without leaving Thailand. BUT you can extend your stay while you wait for the airport to reopen so that you can leave Thailand and apply for the non immigrant O visa from a Thai embassy or consulate abroad.

  78. Anyu
    April 13, 2020
    Reply

    Hello! Really appreciate your response 🙂 It helped us a lot.

    When would we know when a tourist Visa can be used to come to Thailand? This is asking from a hong kong passport holder. As I need to take my important things from Phuket, they canceled my working permit without my notice, now my stuff is stuck there and even still renting my apartment. Any suggestions you could give? Thank you so much!

    Have a great day

    • April 13, 2020

      It may be safe to say that in May or June 2020, tourists can enter Thailand.

    • Piran Jones
      April 16, 2020

      Hi , just was wondering when you think the visa on arrival will start again in Thailand as I am coming up from Bali May 1st to connect with my flight to London in May 7th.. thank you for your help

    • April 16, 2020

      Visa on Arrival for Chinese and Indians is canceled until September 30, 2020. So if you have a transit flight in Bangkok in May, please get in touch with the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your current location. If you are British, you also have to get in touch with the Thai consulate in Bali.

  79. Wendy
    April 12, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I’m Swedish citizen and Im having 90 days tourist visa since 11th Feb (11Feb – 10th May 2020) now Ive already used 60 days and I know normally I should go to the migration office and pay 1900baht for another 30days extension. Now since this new ‘Visa Amnesty” , do I still have to do the same or my visa is automatically extended till 30th April? and what should I of after 30th April ?

    • April 13, 2020

      You get an automatic extension until April 30. You have to wait for further announcement before April 30 if the visa amnesty will be extended. If it will not be extended, you need to visit the immigration office on April 30 to check your visa extension options.

  80. Emmanuele
    April 12, 2020
    Reply

    I’m an Italian born and living in Belgium.
    I know that Visa Exemption for Italian pasport holders is cancelled until september 30, but is it still possible to apply for a tourist visa in a Thai embassy?

    • April 13, 2020

      Yes, you may apply for a tourist visa from Thai Embassy in Brussels. Please know that, right now, all visa services by the embassy has been suspended. You may wait for a a month or two before the embassy will start issuing tourist visas.

  81. John Hilton
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I am a UK Citizen and Resident of Bahrain. My 3rd attempt at leaving Thailand is scheduled for 19th April when the Bangkok airport re-opens. The flight was booked 2 days ago.
    I stay in Pattaya and from yesterday Pattaya is under lock-down. I understand that I will need a permit to leave the city on the afternoon of 19th and I assume that my taxi driver will need a permit to return that evening.
    Please explain the process for obtaining the permit to travel?

    • April 13, 2020

      At the moment our firm does not have the information on how to obtain a pass for you to travel from Pattaya to the Bangkok Airport. I recommend for you to contact the local police station to assist you on this. I believe the lockdown has been suspended.

  82. Erdem Ayli
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, I extended my visa ‘legally’ on 7th of April for 1900 baht (my last money) because I respect your laws. Now I have no money, sleeping on the streets. YOU GIVE AMNESTY TO PEOPLE WHO DID NOT EXTENDED THEIR VISA. You are doing wrong to good people. I WANT MY MONEY BACK. I want a refund. You gave amnesty to illegal people. I respected Thailand government and now you don’t respect me. I HAVE NO MONEY. Thank you.

    • April 13, 2020

      This page has been maintained by Siam Legal, we are not connected to any immigration office. If you have paid for the 1,900 Thai baht immigration fee or even the overstay penalty, that fee is non-refundable. The visa amnesty was enacted and came into law effective on April 9th, therefore it was not covered back then. Please call the immigration call center at 1178 regarding your request for a refund. Thank you.

  83. Eugenio
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, can somebody please clarify. I was at immigration before the 9th of April, so they stamped in my passport they I have to come back on the 20th of april to get the extension.

    According to this article I don´t have to. What is true? Please help

    • April 13, 2020

      There has been conflicting reports as to how some immigration officers are interpreting the blanket visa amnesty. Since you have an “under consideration” stamp, we recommend for you to check with your local immigration office if you still need to go there on April 20 or not.

  84. Graeme Smith
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I am a UK citizen holding a Thai non-immigrant O spouse visa. My wife and family are in Thailand and I need to return to them soonest. Can I enter Thailand as a foreigner with my visa and what are the requirements currently for COVID-19 quarantine?

    • April 10, 2020

      Please be informed that Thailand has closed all land, sea and air borders. Only Thai nationals, foreign diplomats, foreigners with valid work permit, shippers, drivers, pilots and others permitted by the prime minister are allowed to enter Thailand. This is effective until April 30. In your case, since you do not have a work permit but only a non-immigrant O visa, you may return to Thailand in May but please do check if this travel ban will be extended or lifted.

    • Graeme Smith
      April 10, 2020

      Thank you for your very prompt response. Can you advise which persons would fall under the term “shippers”? Does this mean seamen or crew members?

    • April 10, 2020

      Yes, that is correct and those working for cargo companies, as expected, these people will not leave the airport or seaport.

    • Graeme Smith
      April 12, 2020

      Am I to understand that a Foreigner with a work permit can enter Thailand however, a Foreign Father with a Thai wife and two Thai children who depend upon his income cannot enter Thailand to be with his family?

    • April 13, 2020

      Yes, that is correct. This is effective until April 30th only.

  85. randolph flauta
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I just renewed my work permit last March in Bangkok, now valid until March 2021. My non-B visa extension is valid until May 2019 only. Due to current situtation, I left Bangkok 3rd week of March and cannot come back to Thailand due to travel restriction but my company allowed me to work from home.
    I have a flight going back to Thailand in 3rd week of April. If the flight ban is extended again, can I instead apply for a new Non-B visa in the Thai Embassy in HK instead of extending it in Thailand?

    • April 10, 2020

      Yes, you can apply for a new Non Immigrant B visa in Hong Kong prior to returning to Thailand, if you are returning after the visa extension expired.

  86. Muhammad Rajiman
    April 10, 2020
    Reply

    I am a Malaysian Passport holder and I had entered Thailand by road at the Sadao border on the 17th March 2020.
    My stay in Thailand is valid till 15th April on a visa exemption stamp.
    Due to my country Malaysia’s Movement Control Order on the citizens due to COVID-19, I wish to stay on in Thailand.
    Will my Visa Exemption Stamp be automatically extended until 30th April?
    Or Do I need to go to the Thai Immigration Office for an extension of the Visa Exemption Stamp on my passport?

    • April 10, 2020

      This is to inform you that the Thai government has given a visa amnesty to foreigners who are unable to travel out of Thailand or those who do not wish to go to immigration office due to the risk of being infected with COVID-19. The visa relief is an automatic extension of your current permit to stay stamp until April 30.

    • Maria banke
      April 12, 2020

      I work as a teacher o for 4 yrs now in Lahan Sai, my
      Work
      Permit visa expired March 30, 2020 and i do
      Now have extension visa until 30 april, my school director said , when covid is over I still have to exit thailand via laos, from there apply a visa like applying like a new teacher.
      So basically i have to stay in Laos and apply a thai visa from there.
      Thank you pls
      Advice.

    • April 13, 2020

      Yes, that is the process. You need to leave Thailand and obtain a new non immigrant B visa and to obtain a new work permit. Hopefully the border will be opened by the end of this month.

  87. jack Lau
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    Kindly please advise that
    I hold an Australian passport , arrived on 24-Mar-2020.I had one extension of 30 days which will be expired on the 23-April . As there are no flights to Australia.Do I need to get an extension of my visa before the expiration date or wait till 30 of April due to the visa amnesty

    • April 10, 2020

      This is to inform you that the Thai government has given a visa amnesty to foreigners who are unable to travel out of Thailand or those who do not wish to go to immigration office due to the risk of being infected with COVID-19. The visa relief is an automatic extension of your current permit to stay stamp until April 30.

    • JC
      April 10, 2020

      Good day, I am looking for some clarification.

      I have a Non B visa with a stamp from the airport permitted to stay until the 4th of May 2020. I was asked to sign a resignation letter on the 26th March 2020 as the company halted business due to Covid-19.

      Do I have visa amnesty or what is my current visa status and how do I proceed with this matter?

      Your advice on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

    • April 10, 2020

      If your company did not cancel your visa or work permit, you are able to continue staying until May 4th and then you may leave Thailand when you are able to.

  88. Sanjay Bista
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    What will be the process if the person already extends the visa and have valid work permit also. But due to this COVID-19 have to go back to his native Country. can that person still go back to Thailand.

    • April 10, 2020

      If the person is holding a valid non immigrant B visa or extension with a valid work permit, then he or she is able to return to Thailand starting April 19.

  89. Cris
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hi!

    Would like to know the requirements needed to be presented to Thai Embassy here in the Philippines for processing Non-B Visa (work as a teacher). What documents should my employer prepare for me.

    Thank you.

  90. Ty M Tran
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    I am in Pattaya and just this morning April 9, went to the Jomtien Immigration in Chonburi. I was told by the immigration officer there is now a “Visa Waiver from March 26 – April 30.” No paperwork was required to be turned in and no 1900 baht fee was collected. He looked at my passport and told me I can just go home and did not have to wait in any lines. I had all my papers including hotel receipt for the next 30 days, map to hotel, flight cancellation letter, and Embassy letter in hand, but was told it is unnecessary for now. My visa exemption stamp was to expire April 10th, so does this mean I just have to return back on April 30th and not have to worry about an “overstay fine?”

    PS:
    By the way in Bangkok, I want to share that if you an extension due to Covid-19, you have to go to the Central Investigation Bureau in Muang Thong Thani estate in Nonthaburi office, not the one in Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road. I wasted a lot of time and money because I did not know that they do not provide the same services.

    • April 9, 2020

      Thank you for the information. We appreciate it. You are correct that you can stay in Thailand until April 30th, you do not need to visit the immigration now and you just have to stay at home.

  91. Nat
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,

    Where’s the immigration office in Bangkok at the moment? What’s the opening hours please?

    Thank you!

    • April 9, 2020

      It is Government Complex Building B, Chaengwattana Road Soi 7, Laksi District, Bangkok. Monday to Friday from 830am to 430pm.

    • Ty M Tran
      April 9, 2020

      By the way in Bangkok, I want to share that if you an extension due to Covid-19, you have to go to the Central Investigation Bureau in Muang Thong Thani estate in Nonthaburi office, not the one in Government Complex on Chaeng Watthana Road. I wasted a lot of time and money because I did not know that they do not provide the same services.

    • April 9, 2020

      Due to the implementation of visa amnesty, the Muang Thong Thani temporary office is now closed. The office will re-open for visa extensions if needed, on April 30, unless the visa amnesty is extended until May.

  92. NJ
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hi there,

    I’m a dual national. I entered Thailand with my British passport. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, I‘m forced to overstay my visa. So I can stay in Thailand for longer would I be able to use my Thai passport when I leave the country instead. Thank you!

    • April 9, 2020

      You may clear your overstay fine at the Immigration Office Goverment Complex Building B, Chaengwattana Road Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok.

    • Nat
      April 10, 2020

      Visa expired today. Thai nationals stranded in Malaysia for overstay ..
      Visa expired make worried,
      Will get blacklisted for 2 years not allow for next visit entry Malaysia.
      Any documentation to prove. I overstay is legal n safe..

    • April 10, 2020

      Please contact the Thai Embassy in Malaysia at (60-3) 2148-8222 or email them at info@thaiembassy.my

  93. Adrian
    April 9, 2020
    Reply

    Hello, im Indonesian citizen and having a Thai wife and we just having baby. Didnt apply for visa yet due to back and forth for every 2 weeks. My flight back to Indonesia should be on 30th March 2020, but due to covid19 pandemic, the airlines was cancelling all the flight to/from Indonesia. My stay will expired on 12th April. What do I do to extend my stay? Plan to back until situation getting better. Thank you.

    • April 9, 2020

      This is to inform you that the Thai government has given a visa amnesty to foreigners who are unable to travel out of Thailand or those who do not wish to go to immigration office due to the risk of being infected with COVID-19. The visa relief is an automatic extension of your current permit to stay stamp until April 30.

    • Natasha Bok
      April 9, 2020

      Hi Sir, my friends have 5 friends 5 of them also is Thailand national and few of them visa will expire on today Thursday and Friday (April 9, April 10, 2020).

      I do explain to them the immigration will automatically extended the visa to 29 April 2020.

      But they still many worried, n feel not secure, and not follow Thai Gourvement law and doing wrong and illeagal for overstay in Penang, Malaysia .

      They request to help them send them going Penang Thai embassy get clarification with Thai Embassor.

      Whoever also must follow the Malaysia Movement control order at this moment , stay home and not by groups on the road for prevent COVID-19.
      Finally the concern is they worried will get banned by both gourvement. Because this covid 19 time period for overstay.

      Can I get documentation letter from Sir or Thailand representative Or any Thailand embassy letter with speaking Thailand or writing in Thai for them make 5 of them understanding the currently status.
      I need help from Sir, can make them feel comfortable keep stay at home until 19 April 2020. Or 29 April 2020… Sir please do help me.. Thank you very much.

    • April 10, 2020

      Are you asking for assistance for Thai nationals stranded in Malaysia? Or are you asking for assistance for foreigners who are stranded in Thailand?

    • Adrian
      April 10, 2020

      “The visa relief is an automatic extension of your current permit to stay stamp until April 30.”

      Does it means i do not needed to go to immigration to report that i will be overstay due to no flight? Will it be no problem for me Sir? Or i have to go to immigration or embassy to do report first? Automatic extension means i could just stay at home in Thailand and do nothing and back anytime before 30th April or until further announcements? Because i avoid to out from home since im with 2 month old baby..

      Thank you for your helpfull information Mr./Mrs. Rex.

    • April 10, 2020

      If you visa or permit to stay or entry stamp will expire this week or next week, you are automatically allowed to stay until April 30 without the need to go to immigration office and there is no need to pay for any fee.

  94. Robert
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    After April 30, 2020 will you still need to have a health certificate or fit to fly to come to Thailand if your a US Citizen traveling from Japan? In Japan you cannot get tested for COVID-19 unless you are showing symptoms..

    • April 9, 2020

      Between now and April, the fit-to-fly certificate is required in order to travel to Thailand. As for the travel requirements, after April 30th, we have to wait for further announcements or instructions.

  95. Aisleen
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    We are currently in Thailand and our non b visas expire on the 12th of April. What do we do now?

    • April 8, 2020

      You can extend your Non Immigrant B visa for 1 year in Thailand if your employer can do the paperwork and submit on or before April 10. However if you cannot do that, you can extend for 7 days and leave Thailand or your can extend for 30 days due to COVID 19 and also leave Thailand after 30 days. If you want to do the 30 days extension, please contact your embassy or consulate in Thailand to provide a letter stating that you are affected by the current COVID-19 crisis and that your flights has been canceled. The embassy will request the immigration office to extend your stay for another 30 days.

  96. JUSTIN
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    Hello. I have a 90 day visa and will expire this Friday (April 10, 2020). I already have extended my stay for 30 days and will expire this May 6, 2020. I plan to go back to my country before May 6. And my question is do I need to file a 90 day report here in Thailand? Because I asked the immigration about they told that no need for now. I need some clarification. Thank you! 🙂

    • April 8, 2020

      You do not need to do a 90-day reporting because you are not on a long term extension of stay. You are only on a 30-day extension perhaps due to COVID-19 crisis.

  97. Cris
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    Good day!

    I am a Filipino citizen, working overseas with a Non-B visa and a work permit that will pend on the 19th of April. Due to COVID19, my flight was cancelled and won’t be able to fly back to Thailand. Will there be any other options or suggestions you can give me? Thanks.

    • April 8, 2020

      If your country does not allow you to travel to Thailand, I regret to inform that there is nothing you are able to do. It is not possible to renew it while you are outside Thailand and it also not possible to renew at the Thai embassy in your country. Should your visa and work permit expire while you are outside Thailand and the travel restrictions are lifted, you need to apply for a new non-immigrant B visa for you to enter Thailand and after you have entered Thailand, you can apply for a new work permit.

    • Mariah
      April 13, 2020

      What. Happen after april 30,
      Can i extend my visa to stay ij thailand?
      Can I go to laos on land and re enter thai?
      I am teacher. But my employer. Said. I need. To leave. Go to laos and enter again, to thailand.
      My permit expired last march 30 i only now have until april 30,

    • April 13, 2020

      If the government does not extend the emergency decree and the visa amnesty, you need to leave Thailand on April 30. You can go to Laos if the borders are open at that time or go back to your home country in order to get a new visa. If the airports or borders will still be closed, it is very likely that the amnesty may be extended.

    • catherine
      April 23, 2020

      Hello good evening,
      Our clinic is still close due to covid 19 and will resume on july so im planning to go back in Philippines to have my vacation. My question is upon arrival to phuket can i enter?
      Thanks for your kind attention.

    • April 24, 2020

      Hi Catherine,
      If you will leave Thailand and return in July, yes, that is possible if you have a valid visa to return to Thailand, valid re-entry permit and valid work permit. Provided also, that the borders are already open in July.

  98. Monir
    April 8, 2020
    Reply

    Hi,
    i have One Year Multiple entry NON B visa. it’s still active until end of July 2020.
    As per regulation holder this type visa can stay maximum 90 days for time entry.
    i visit Thailand frequently every year, but this time due to COVID 19 situation all the flight connectivity stop between my country and Thailand. Now i see this time my 90 days temporary stay will expired on 6th May 2020. i have book return ticket already but it not sure flight will operate or not. in this situation, i can apply for 30 days more stay permission however my visa is valid until end of July 2020.

    please give me a solution.

    • April 8, 2020

      If you are unable to travel out of Thailand before May 6th, you are able to extend for 30 days at local immigration office in order for you not to overstay. I am not sure what kind of solution you are looking for. I believe the important issue here is that you do not overstay after May 6th.

    • Bobby
      April 9, 2020

      Hi there,

      I came into Thailand with an APEC business card. My 90 days ends on April 20.

      Are the special entry stamps included in the automatic extensions until April 30?

      Thank you

    • April 9, 2020

      Yes, your entry stamp that is valid until April 20 is covered by the automatic extension until April 30, subject for an extension if the government will extend the state of emergency.

  99. April 8, 2020
    Reply

    If you have an embassy letter, the extension should be 30 days. perhaps the stamp given to you was a mistake.

  100. Barbara Beets
    April 7, 2020
    Reply

    I am a US citizen ‘en-route’ to Thailand. I’m currently in Tokyo waiting for Thailand to allow foreigners to enter again. My flight is indefinitely postponed. I have the necessary Health Insurance and a valid 6-month, Multiple-entry Tourist Visa for Thailand that was issued in Los Angeles on arch 10. I paid $200 for that visa. Now the time is ticking on the visa. It’s impossible to get the COVID-19 test in Japan. Will the Thai Consulate extend my visa? I cannot go all the way back to the Thai Consulate Los Angeles. Is it possible to get an estimated time when Thailand will lift its ban on foreign tourists.

    • April 8, 2020

      No, the Thai embassy or consulate will not extend your visa sticker. If you need more assistance please contact Thai Embassy Tokyo. Right now, the travel ban is effective until April 30 and it may be extended until May 30.