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Deadline on Friday to apply for 60-day “Covid” visa extension

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Deadline on Friday to apply for 60-day “Covid” visa extension
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The deadline to apply for the 60-day “Covid” visa extension is this Friday, but the date is likely to be pushed back as it has been in the past due to the the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

There has been talk among the expat community that the Thai Cabinet approved an order to push the deadline to apply for the extension from this Friday to December 31, but a new deadline has not been confirmed.

The Thaiger’s Thai news staff reviewed the official minutes of Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting and found it did not mention the 60-day visa extension. The order was focused on granting migrant workers from neighbouring countries permission to stay in Thailand until the end of the year.

An order on a new deadline also needs to be published in the Royal Gazette to be made official.

The extension costs 1,900 baht and foreigners who extend their visa within the next few days will be granted permission to stay in Kingdom until the end of January 2022.

The special visa extension scheme came into effect last year as countries throughout the world closed borders and airlines grounded flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply has been extended several times, and typically announced by the Thai Immigration Bureau at the last minute.

Now that Thailand has reopened to vaccinated travellers from selected countries and other nations are lifting restrictions, it’s unclear how much longer the Thai government will continue the visa extension scheme.

 

Courtesy ofThaiger News

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