UPDATE: Deadline for 60-day Covid visa extension extended to January 25
This article has been updated with information from a Thai immigration document.
The deadline to apply for the 60-day “Covid” visa extension is this Friday, but a Thai immigration document leaked on social media says the date has been extended to January 25. The order must be published in the Royal Gazette to be formalized.
There had been talk within the expatriate community that the Thai Cabinet had approved an order extending the deadline for requesting an extension from this Friday to December 31, but this date had not been confirmed. The Thaiger’s Thai press team reviewed the official minutes of Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting and found that they did not mention the 60-day visa extension. The order was intended to grant migrant workers from neighboring countries permission to stay in Thailand until the end of the year.
The visa extension deadline has been pushed back as in the past due to the current Covid-19 situation. The extension costs 1,900 baht and requirements, such as a letter from an embassy, ââmay vary depending on each immigration office.
The special visa extension program went into effect last year as countries around the world closed their borders and airlines ground flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply has been extended several times, and usually announced by the Thai Immigration Office at the last minute.
Now that Thailand has reopened its doors to vaccinated travelers from some countries and other countries are lifting restrictions, it is unclear how long the Thai government will continue with the visa extension program.