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Thailand to offer grace period for foreigners' visa extensions

Jul 17, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
BANGKOK: Thailand on Friday said it would give foreigners a grace period until September to apply for visa extensions as it eased restrictions amid the pandemic, a senior official said.

"So we do not propose to extend visas after Jul 31, but allow for visa requests from Aug 1 to Sep 26," he said, adding the grace period will be proposed to cabinet for approval.

If a request was not made and the visa expired, overstaying will be considered illegal.

Thailand has granted foreigners automatic visa extensions twice so far to prevent long queues at immigration.