Hello all, I was looking for a bit of advice please!?
Last month I did a visa run to mae Sai to extend my tourist exemption visa another 30 days and that expires on the 22nd April (tomorrow). I plan to leave the country for home in the next few days but the flights tomorrow and the following day are hellishly expensive. I'm current on my way to bangkok.
So I have 3 options as I see it.
1. Go to the Bkk immigration office tomorrow (April 22nd) and extend another 30 days (1900 baht) and fly back on the 24th/25th at significantly lower flight cost
2. Overstay my visa 2-3 days, and rock up to the airport and suck up the 500 baht per day overstay fine. Hoping I don't get picked up by the police in the next few days
3. Fly home at great expense tomorrow 22nd April (uneconomic and damaging to my social plans for the weekend :-) )
Both options 1 & 2 are cheaper than flying home on the 22nd April (tomorrow)
So my question is this! What option do the great and the good here suggest is the best option? Secondly are there any longterm negative implications of 2-3 days of overstay stamp on my passport, when considering that I plan to return to Thailand in 2 months time and spend 7-9 months per year here, on and off going forward!?
Thanks for reading this far ;-)