In my next few I will attempt to present the information they give me so there are fewer misunderstandings. I am only the messenger. I will give opinion and state it as such and I will give fact that is directly from the heads of immigration. If I can help, please let me know. I will do what I can. If I can't, don't have time, or you don't like what I say, all I can do is say is get over it.
If you've been following what's going on with the new overstay policy, you'll remember that for those who overstay more than ten years, there was a lifetime ban. The newest proposal is eliminating this ban. Below is the latest overstay proposal presented to the Thai Ministry of Interior. The only difference from this and the last one is the lack of the lifetime ban. The official announcement of this policy is in approximately 60 days.
One other important change; as of August 29, visa exemption extensions will go from 7 to 30 days. The fee will remain the same, 1900 baht, and this change will give visitors two full months (or longer) in the country without a visa. Again, the 7-day extension will become a 30-day extension. The video on this and more goes online shortly.
From left to right: Superintendent and Police Colonel Narin Khumkhaen (Imm. Division 1), Scott Mallon, Deputy Superintendent and Police Lt. Colonel Angsuwan Rattananont (Imm. Division 1), Deputy Commander and Police Colonel Voravat Amornvivat (Investigation Division), and Superintendent and Police Colonel Poonnada Tantiyanond (Public Relations)
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