Thailand’s Immgiration Bureau have released more details regarding the visa amnesty.
An infographic shared on Friday confirms the extension of the visa amnesty to 26 September 2020.
Immigration also clarified the situation for tourists and those staying in Thailand on tourist visas, as well as expats who are required to complete a 90 day report.
According to the announcement, short term visa holders – those staying in Thailand on tourist visas, visa exempt or visa on arrival – “have to prepare for departing the Kingdom within September 26, 2020”.
There are a few exceptions to this, however, namely on medical grounds or not being able to get a flight home due to the COVID-19 situation, but any other tourist should now be making preparations to leave Thailand by 26 September.
For long term expats and those wishing to apply for an extension of stay, such as it being based on retirement, marriage or being a parent to a Thai child, you should apply for the extension at your local immigration office between now and 26 September.
Immigration also states that anyone who was due to do a 90 day report between 26 March and 31 July needs to complete one before 31 August if not already done so.
Foreigners in Thailand should be aware that the penalties for overstay will come into effect on 27 September.