Extended stay for foreigners until end July formally endorsed

Extended stay for foreigners until end July formally endorsed

Foreigners wait to be called at the Immigration Bureau at Government House complex on March 24, 2020. The government has automatically extended their stay until the end of July. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)
Foreigners wait to be called at the Immigration Bureau at Government House complex on March 24, 2020. The government has automatically extended their stay until the end of July. (Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Another automatic extension for foreigners holding visas and border passes for three months has officially taken effect.

The three-month extension from May 1 to July 31 was printed in the Royal Gazette on Friday. The announcement was made by the Interior Ministry and was signed by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda.

The extension covers foreigners holding all types of non-immigrant visas, including visas on arrival, visa-free arrivals and border passes, according to the Royal Gazette

The Immigration Bureau explained on its website that foreign residents required to re-enter the country within one year will not be penalised for missing the deadline.

However, it warned that border pass holders have to leave Thailand within a week of the checkpoints reopening.

The extraordinary measures are designed to help foreigners cope with the travel restrictions and border closures enacted in the campaign to contain Covid-19.


Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (74)

Committee forecasts at least 3% GDP uptick

The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking has inched up its 2022 GDP forecast, expecting the economy to grow by at least 3%.

06:42

Rift rumours fly as Prawit skips cabinet meet

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon took sick leave on Wednesday and missed the first cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha following the latter's return to Government House.

06:23

Chanathip to skip national duty for club assignment

Midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin confirmed on Wednesday he will not play for Thailand in the defence of their Asean title in December.

05:22