Phew! Thailand to extend visa amnesty for foreigners

Another extension to the amnesty on immigration laws is in the works, according to the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Spokesman Natapanu Nopakun said today that an extension is under review and would soon be announced by the Immigration Bureau.

Currently set to expire July 31, the immigration amnesty was put in place after international travel was shut down due to the pandemic.

With few travel options available, anxieties are running high about what options exist for longtime residents who may be between visas or jobs, as obtaining new visas requires first exiting the country.

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