Visa Extension

Numerous visas are open for extensions without leaving Thailand.

Most Common Types of Visa Extensions

30-Day Tourist Extension

Any kind of tourist visa gives the right for getting Visa Extension (including Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival) for up to 30 days (but no longer than the original visa).

Fee 1,900 THB

60-Day Family Extension

if married to Thai, having Thai kids, having Thai parents, being former Thai national, etc. you will be able to get a 60-Day Visa Extension without further requirements.

Only 1 visa extension based on visit to family will be posible per original visa (or visa exemption or visa on arrival).

Fee 1,900 THB

1-Year Non-Immigrant Extension

Non-B, Non-ED, Non-O, Non-OA and more are all possible to extend for up to 1 year at a time - if the (extensive) requirements are met.

You will find detailed information under the Visa Search page on the requirements for qualifying for visa extensions under specific visas.

Fee 1,900 THB

Re-Entry Permit

Please note that any visa extension is a zero entry permit, i.e. you are getting it inside Thailand and are not allowed to leave and re-enter into Thailand on the extension unless you apply for re-entry permit before leaving Thailand.

You are getting a re-entry permit at the Immigration. At the airports the counter is located after Security but before Passport Counter.

Single Re-entry permit is available for 1,000 THB and multiple re-retry permit for 3,800 THB.

90-Day Reporting

Staying in Thailand as foreigner for more than 90 days in one row will (with a few visa exceptions) require you to do 90-Day Address Reporting.

Full List of Visa Extensions

Business

  • 1. Visa Extension - In the case of business necessity, for example, the applicant must stay to carry out work for a company or partnership

Investments

General
  • 5. Visa Extension - In the case of investment
Official
  • 2. Visa Extension - In the case of necessity where the applicant must carry out duties relating to investment approved by the relevant ministry, department, and bureau.
Special
  • 33. Visa Extension - In the case for Foreigners Having Rights under the Investment Promotion Act B.E. 2520, the Petroleum Act B.E. 2514, and the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522

Tourism

  • 4. Visa Extension - In the case of tourism purposes

Education

Teacher, Professor or Expert
  • 6. Visa Extension - In the case of a teacher, professor, or expert in a government educational institution
  • 7. Visa Extension - In the case of a teacher, professor, or expert in a private educational institution
Student
  • 8. Visa Extension - In the case of study in a government educational institution
  • 9. Visa Extension - In the case of study in a private educational institution
Researcher
  • 10. Visa Extension - In the case of conducting training or research in a university or research institute
Dependent
  • 11. Visa Extension - In the case of being a family member of an alien who has been permitted a temporary stay in the Kingdom for study in an educational institution according to Clauses 2.8 or 2.9 hereof

Expert

  • 15. Visa Extension - In the case of a skilled laborer or a medical expert or a practitioner of other professions for the purpose of transferring knowledge to Thai people

Retirement

  • 22. Visa Extension - In the case of retirement

Family

Family Member
  • 18. Visa Extension - In the case of being a family member of a Thai national
  • 19. Visa Extension - In the case of being a family member of a Thai resident
Former Thai or Thai Parents
  • 23. Visa Extension - In the case of a person who used to have Thai nationality or whose parent is or was of Thai nationality visiting relatives or returning to his or her original homeland
Spouse or Children
  • 24. Visa Extension - In the case of visiting a spouse or children who are of Thai nationality
Dependent
  • 20. Visa Extension - In the case of being a family member of an alien permitted a temporary stay in the Kingdom

Disclaimer: No liability is taken or any warranty given under any circumstances for the information above being correct, up-to-date or by any other means valid. Please consult the official information site as per the link provided. The purpose of this site is only to make the information easy accessible and comprehendable.

Link to Official Royal Thai Government - Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Flight or Vessel

Crew
  • 31. Visa Extension - In the case of a person in charge of conveyance and crew of conveyance who entered through a port, station, or locality in the Kingdom, and has not departed from the Kingdom
Servicemen
  • 16. Visa Extension - In the case of installation or repair of machines, aircraft, or ocean vessels

Media

  • 12. Visa Extension - In the case of performing duties in the mass media
  • 34. Visa Extension - In the case of mass media authorized

Artist

  • 30. Visa Extension - In the case of an actor, vocalist, musician, or performance director, including persons responsible for entertaining performances or plays conducted from time to time
  • 17. Visa Extension - In the case of an actor, vocalist, or musician working at a hotel or an entertainment company in Thailand with a paid-up registered capital of no less than Baht 20 million

Charity

  • 21. Visa Extension - In the case of necessity where the alien must stay to perform duties in a public charitable organization, a foreign private company, a foundation, an association, a foreign chamber of commerce, the Thai Chamber of Commerce, or the Federation of Thai Industries

Medical

  • 25. Visa Extension - In the case of receiving medical treatment, attending rehabilitation, or taking care of a patient

Religious

Buddhism
  • 13. Visa Extension - In the case of studying Buddhism or practicing religious activities
Other Religions
  • 14. Visa Extension - In the case of a missionary

Law

  • 26. Visa Extension - In the case of litigation or court proceedings
  • 29. Visa Extension - In the case of proof of nationality
  • 32. Visa Extension - In the case of Necessity to Perform Duties in a Juristic Person

Official Government

  • 3. Visa Extension - In the case of necessity where the applicant must carry out duties for the government, state enterprise, or other government agency
  • 27. Visa Extension - In the case of performing duties or missions for a government agency, state enterprise, other government agency or embassy or consulate or international organization

Diplomatic

Sent by a Foreign Government
  • 35. Extension of temporary stay under Section 15 - For Persons on Diplomatic Missions sent by a Foreign Government to perform duties in the Kingdom
  • 36. Extension of temporary stay under Section 15 - For Consular parties and their employees sent by a Foreign Government to perform duties in the Kingdom
By Request by an Embassy
  • 28. Visa Extension - In the case of necessity, with certification or request made by an embassy or consulate

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30-Day Tourist Extension

Work prohibited.

Requirements
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  • You will get stamped in for 30 days on arrival, and must leave Thailand within 30 days - if not getting an extension at Immigration.
  • 30 Days Visa Exemption only available 2 times per calendar year by land borders (arrivals by air included).
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฿1,900 in cash.

Note: Only one (tourist) extension per entry will be possible.

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60-Day Family Extension

Work allowed against work permit.

Requirements
Stay
  • You will get stamped in for 30 days on arrival, and must leave Thailand within 30 days - if not getting an extension at Immigration.
  • 30 Days Visa Exemption only available 2 times per calendar year by land borders (arrivals by air included).
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Application Form TM7 (application must be submitted in person) TM7 Form
Copy of applicant’s passport's photo page
Copy of applicant’s passport's current entry stamp
Copy of applicant’s passport's latest Thai visa page - if any
Photo of applicant, 4 x 6 cm, colored, no glasses. Not older than 6 months.
฿1,900 in cash.

Only available one time per Visa Exemption or Non-O Visa (with or without annual extensions).

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