30-day visa extension in Thailand

30-day visa extension in Thailand

A 30-day visa extension in Thailand allows individuals to extend their stay in the country for an additional 30 days beyond the duration of their original visa or entry stamp. This extension can be obtained at local immigration offices and typically involves completing an application form, paying a fee, and providing the necessary documentation. It’s a common option for tourists and visitors who wish to prolong their stay in Thailand beyond the initial period granted upon entry.


Thailand Immigration announced that tourists can now obtain a one-month visa extension at local immigration offices in Thailand for a fee of 1900 Thai Baht. This new regulation, introduced on August 29th, 2014, replaces the previous option of extending stays for only seven days, offering a more favourable option for tourists.


If you entered Thailand with a 30-day stamp in your passport (known as a 30-day visa exemption) or a 60-day tourist visa, you can extend your stay by an additional 30 days for the same fee. This allows for a total stay of up to 90 days. The visa extension service is available at any Thai immigration centre.


Regarding the number of extensions allowed, you can extend your 30-day entry pass or your 60-day tourist visa once, for a maximum of 30 days each time. After your initial 30-day extension expires, you must consider options such as a border run.


The specific documents required for a 30-day visa extension in Thailand may vary slightly depending on the immigration office and individual circumstances. However, common documents typically include:


1. Passport: original passport with the current entry stamp and visa (if applicable).
2. Visa Extension Application Form: Completed and signed visa extension application form.
3. Passport Photos: Recent passport-sized photos (usually 4cm x 6cm).
4. Proof of Accommodation: Evidence of where you will be staying during the extended period (hotel booking, rental agreement, etc.).
5. Financial Proof: Evidence of sufficient funds to support yourself during the extended stay (bank statements, cash, etc.).
6. Departure Ticket: Proof of onward travel or a ticket showing your intention to leave Thailand before the extended period ends.
7. Visa Extension Fee: Payment of the required visa extension fee (typically in Thai Baht).

It’s advisable to contact the local immigration office or check their website for the most up-to-date information on the required documents and procedures for obtaining a visa extension in Thailand.















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