OVERSTAY AND BE BLACKLISTED
Thai Immigration Bureau to blacklist all overstayers of more than 90 days
BANGKOK: -- [thaivisa.com] Over the past two weeks, social media websites such as Twitter and Facebook have been flooded with information on an apparent crackdown by Immigration on foreigners that overstay their visa in Thailand.
Today, Thaivisa.com has been given access to a new Police order proposal that is due to be signed and released imminently, detailing tough new measures for foreigners who overstay in Thailand.
The new measures, which will see overstayers of more than 90 days blacklisted, are as follows:
In the case that alien surrenders themselves:
Overstay more than 90 days > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 1 year.
Overstay more than 1 year > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 3 years.
Overstay more than 3 years > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 5 years.
Overstay more than 5 years > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 10 years.
Overstay more than 10 years > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for life.
In the case that the alien is being apprehended:
Overstay for less than 1 year > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 5 years.
Overstay for more than 1 year > Forbidden from re-entering the kingdom for 10 years
The current rules regarding overstay is a fine of 500 Baht/day up to a maximum of 20,000 Baht. With regards to arrest, detention, deportation or blacklisting, each individual is reviewed by the Immigration Bureau on a case by case basis.
However, Thaivisa.com must stress that we are still awaiting official confirmation from the Immigration Bureau on this matter.
Immigration has recently taken a number of measures to stop foreign nationals abusing the system which is in place to assist bonafide tourists only and has looked to prevent those who complete regular ‘Out/In border runs’ from being able to stay in Thailand long term.
Thaivisa.com would always recommend to never overstay your visa under any circumstances and always adhere to the rules and regulations when staying in Thailand as detailed by the Immigration Bureau.
If you have any questions or are worried about visa overstay, there is lots of information on all things related to visas in Thailand in our Visa Forum.
For more information on the rules regarding overstay, click here.
The team at Thaivisa will bring you more information on this story as and when we get it.