Extending your 30 days visa exemption in Bangkok Thailand



So you have come to the land of smiles on a 30 days visa exemption and you wish to stay a little bit longer, but you are unsure how to do this, well there is 2 ways.


1, A visa run, a cheeky flight over the border and back again will give you another 30 days, however depending on flight times and or delays this could cost you quite a bit of time and money.


2. The extension to your exemption, This is going to be a far easier option.


First off you will need a couple of documents:

Your passport,

A passport sized photo,

A photocopy of your passport photo page,

A photocopy of your Thailand stamp in your passport,

A Pen ,

1900 Baht.


Take a trip down to the "IT Square Laksi" and make your way up to the 3rd floor and locate the Immigration office, It very easy to find as it is quite open. When you arrive there is 3 documents you need to fill out. These are standard forms about reason why you want to stay, the penalties if you over stay ect.


The officers will check your documents and move you to a second queue to verify your documents. You will then receive a number and asked to enter the main office. Take a seat and wait for your number to be called. When it is your turn hand over your documents and your 1900 Baht. They will take some further pictures and ask you to sit outside with your number.


Wait for you number to be called again and you will receive your passport back with your extension!


All in all it took roughly 45 minutes to an hour but I do have a couple more tips;

  1. Arrive early, like as soon as they open (08:30am) as they only process about 300 applications per day.

  2. If you have forgotten to photocopy any documents of you have forgotten a passport photo; there is a couple shops either side that can take photos or photocopy documents.




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