Immigration clarifies new regulations for foreigners in Chia

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Immigration clarifies new regulations for foreigners in Chia

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:27 am

OK naysayers;
seems there getting things straightened out. Although this currently applies to Chiang Mai am sure it will be nationwide.
Chiang Mai Immigration officials laid out the new regulations regarding overstay, in/out border trips, and extensions as well as cleared up many questions held by foreign residents at a meeting held organized by the Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce at the Imperial Mae Ping Hotel on Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
30 days IN/OUT
The officers then discussed the issue of in/out stamps, noting that the 30 days on arrival at the airport, or 30 days at a land border for citizens of G7 countries, is for tourists only. Those who do border runs for visas will be restricted and the Immigration officer at the border can ask to see a confirmed onward flight ticket. K. Thawatchai emphasized that it must be confirmed, it cannot be an open ended ticket. He urged tourists who plan on staying in Thailand longer to get a tourist visa, either in their home countries or in neighboring countries such as Laos, Cambodia or Malaysia. But again he noted, this is for tourists and that those wishing to stay long term must get a long term visa.

He added that for offshore workers who work outside the country for several months and then return regularly, but also leave and stay out for a period of time, will have no issue leaving and re-entering the country. However, he said that if they want to stay longer than a month they can get a tourist visa or they can extend their stay by 7 days in the country. This also applies to those who travel to Thailand regularly but also go home regularly. He did confirm that those entering Thailand on a 30 day visa exempt entry can only extend for 7 days in Thailand; a tourist visa can extend for 30 days.
He noted that online work for overseas companies that pay overseas is not prohibited but that the person will need to get a visa to stay longer, currently there is no new visa for these kinds of people.
http://www.chiangmai-mail.com/current/news.shtml#hd1

So these new regulations seem to cover everyone BUT the teachers teaching without wp's
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Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:03 pm

So you think someone who lives in say, Koh Kong, and likes to go over to the Thailand beaches on the weekends (every weekend) will be fine?
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Post by frank lee bent » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:38 pm

That is the way i read it.
But who knows- they may change it next week!
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Re: Immigration clarifies new regulations for foreigners in

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:50 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:So you think someone who lives in say, Koh Kong, and likes to go over to the Thailand beaches on the weekends (every weekend) will be fine?
of course, well maybe not every weekend/ i think having a year Cambodia extension would help as well.

but aren't the beaches in Cambodia nice? :popcorn:
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Post by OrangeDragon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:53 pm

sure, but some people fancy trips to thailand just the same.
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Post by frank lee bent » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:55 pm

From what I can tell, they will let you in if it looks like you are a legitimate visitor and not living in thailand.
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Post by Cam Nivag » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:06 pm

What if you spend 4-7 months a year in Thailand, where do they draw the line and who is a frequent/long term visitor and who is living there?
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Post by frank lee bent » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:18 pm

looks to me like the visa waiver is good for 30+7 days, the tourist visa 90 days. then the tourist must leave the country and apply for a new visa.

but i have not studied it thoroughly.

it appears they mostly want people to have an appropriate visa for their circumstances, rather than driving out any particular class of people.

i think the latest TAT figures very alarming.
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Re: Immigration clarifies new regulations for foreigners in

Post by potty » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:24 pm

of course, they need the foreigners badly.

i only understand, that ppl wanting to stay long term need a long term visa.

and that is ?

ahahhaa...

stupid announcement.
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Re: Immigration clarifies new regulations for foreigners in

Post by frank lee bent » Mon Aug 25, 2014 1:49 pm

maybe now they will make those visas easier to get. there is a lot of push back by local business now, even in smaller places like chiang rai
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