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Overstaying Your Visa In Thailand

By Paul Aslett on May 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

The maximum fine for a visa overstay  in Thailand is 20,000 THB , if you are caught by Pattaya immigration you may well go to prison & possibly be deported. This is an act of overstaying your visa in Thailand exceeding the permitted amount of time you can legally stay in Thai land is against the law. Once you enter the kingdom of  Thailand you will get an entry stamp which tells you when your visa expires and when you must exit Thailand, New Thai visa rules have recently been brought into force limiting the amount of back to back border runs you can do.

  • Enter Thailand 30 days
  • Cambodian border run 30 days
  • You must exit the country and go to a Thai consulate to get a Thai visa

This is to encourage foreigners to secure proper Thai visa from a Royal Thai Embassy before arriving in Thailand and foreigners are advised to secure a Thai visa before arrival at  survanabhumi  airport Bangkok Thailand. Most foreign nationals get a 30 day visa on arrival but you should check with the airline or local consulate  before you depart.

Overstaying Your Visa In Thailand

Overstaying Your Visa In Thailand -A Bad Idea

Overstaying your visa in Thailand is exceeding the duration of your permit to stay as stated by the stamp or visa in particular. If, for example, you’re deemed to exit the country by 15th of March (as stamped in your passport) and you’re still in Thailand by the 16th, you are already overstaying. It is every farangs obligation to exit Thailand on or before their permit of stay expires, so no matter what the reasons are it is necessary to report immigration as required.

 You May End Up In Prison  For Overstaying Your Visa In Thailand

Many farang think that  overstaying your visa in Thailand  is acceptable because all they will pay is the standard fines.The worse case scenario is you could  end up  getting the dreaded status of “Persona Non Grata”. This literally means “an unwelcome person”.In general its a very bad idea  overstaying your visa in Thailand Contact  us.

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Paul AslettView all posts by Paul Aslett
Qualified UK Immigration Consultant - OISC F200700163. Owner of Thai Visa Express - UK -Australia- Thailand Visa applications. Expertise UK visa immigration family migration visa applications - leave to enter & remain in the UK. My expertise is visas for Thai citizens to travel or settle overseas, currently living working in Thailand.