Following the extension of the State of Emergency in Thailand the 60-day “Covid” visa extension application date has been extended by one additional month. The deadline was originally scheduled on July 25, but Thai Immigration discreetly updated the date to August 24th. (as they have continued to do in the past).
One thing to note is that this is the first time they have reduced the order of the extension to only 1 month instead of 2 months. For the past two years the covid extensions have been following the emergency decree extensions, and this divergence may be signaling that this could be the last opportunity to obtain this type of extension. (note the actual visa extension remains 60 days)
Those who are unable to return home because of the continuing Covid-19 crisis are eligible for a visa extension.
Required Documents for Extension
- ฿1,900 extension fee
- TM.7 Application
- TM.30 Notification (signed)
- Formal passport photo of yourself 4×6 cm
- A copy of your passport info page, and any pages pertaining to your current visa
- A embassy letter from home country’s embassy in Thailand depending on reason of extension
Under Consideration Stamp
Please note that with this extension type you may receive an under consideration stamp which will give you a date to return, and get the completion stamp. You may only complete/close your under consideration stamp in the original province which you received the under consideration stamp at. Please keep this in mind when applying for this type of extension.
Will it be extended again?
From the information in the letter, and the country reopening we do not expect the ability to apply for covid extensions to be further extended past August 24th. If you have been relying on these extensions we advise to look into longer term visa options if you wish to continue to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand.
Well at least they extended it instead of abruptly ending this thing. I guess its back to visa runs.
I hope our embassy would consider to issue us an embassy request letter for visa extension application.
If you have trouble, you can contact Thai Visa Centre, and they will sort you out.