How to extend a visa in Thailand on the example of Samui immigrant

One of the easiest visa procedures in Thailand- extension of a single or double entry visa for one month. Everything is done, easily and does not require any special preparation, nevertheless I will briefly tell this process on Samui (in other cities everything will be very similar). And if you still do not know anything about visas, then first read the article All about visas in Thailand. And let me remind you that we have personally drawn up catalog of houses on Samui, where more than 80 houses with a map and a photo, for a short period, while you are looking for a house, the hotel can be cast through RoomGuruand we also have our detailed review best hotels in samui.

The stamp for 30 days is extended in the same way.

The content of the article

Basic renewal information

The visa can be extended for 30 days, thereby obtaining 60 + 30.

Also at the end of the visa, that is, at the end of 90 days, the visa can be extended for another 7 days.

Working hours

The Samui Immigration Office is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, from Monday to Friday (except holidays).
Break from 12 to 13 hours.

Required documents

  • Passport with immigration card.
  • A copy of the passport of the main page and with a visa.
  • Completed form
  • Photo 4x6 or 3x4 (you can do right there, as well as a photocopy of zagrana).
  • You must specify the address in the form where you live.

Somewhere in 2016, the information went that startedrequire another document - a contract for rental housing. As I understand it, this does not happen everywhere, and occasionally. Now they extend visas without him, but they can start demanding again, I do not exclude. Read the latest reviews below, they just write the current situation.

They do not require it on Samui (December 2017), while in Phuket I extended it myself and did not demand it either (February 2017).

Renewal cost

1900 baht per person, in 30 days, in 7 days.

Application process

You arrive at the place, climb the secondfloor, take a blank form of the questionnaire, fill it in (there is a pen and examples of filling on the counter). Then your documents are checked, after which you give them away and in 5-10 minutes everything is ready. As an option, take the form home and fill it there, and then come again.

First you need to make a copy of the passport,immigration card and visa page, as well as photos, if you don’t have one. At the entrance to the immigration you can do all this - 2 photos 100 baht (fotkayut stupidly on iPhone), for a photocopy of 5-10 baht. The photo will need to be pasted on the completed questionnaire after checking the documents.

Serve in person.

Samui Immigration Office

Samui Immigration Office

Example of filling in the questionnaire

Fields in the questionnaire that may confuse:

kind of visa: a type of visa, usually a tourist (tourist)
arrival / departure card: the number in your immigration card (you filled it on the plane)
period of ... days: 30 days extension
reason for extension: reason for the extension, I indicated the vacation
address in Thailand: the name of your hotel or village is enough (in principle, you can write what is next to you if you do not know your own)
this application is writen by: by whom you fill in, indicate your name and surname
address no, road, tambon: left blank

How to fill out a renewal form

How to fill out a renewal form

Example of filling in the questionnaire

One time asked to fill out a questionnaire. But as of the end of 2017 it is not needed. In any case, left here, you never know.

Below is an example of filling out a questionnaire, but you can see it on the spot in the game.




When to apply for renewal

There is information that you can only extend the visa30 days before the end of the visa, but I do not have her confirmation. There is also information that can be extended immediately after arrival. Probably depends on the specific emigreyshena. To be sure, and not to go to 2 times, extend the second month of stay in Thailand.

The main thing is not to expire, otherwise you will have to pay a fine of 500 baht per day, or even not to extend the visa at all and force you to leave the country within 7 days. Read and such.

What is your last day, you can find outlooking into the passport. At the airport, you put a stamp with a number, this is the last day (inclusive). Please note that a maximum of 60 days may pass from the moment of arrival, not 2 months.

Extension of visas for children

When I posted a post about obtaining a Thai visa in MoscowI wrote that I did not make Egor a visa and he would flyby stamp. Then the question arose in the comments, is it not a punishable violation for children under the age of 14, or is this not a violation at all? So in immigration on Samui sometimes even the passports of children are not taken for renewal! You bring a passport and money, and they say that children do not need (was present in this situation). After that time, I once again came to Thailand with Yegor and in the same way, according to the stamp. For overstay at the exit did not pay.

But! In spite of the fact that they will not take a penalty when you leave, they sent messages that, if they have an overstay in the passports of children, they may be denied a Thai visa in the future. At least in Moscow, such a case was. So decide for yourself.

30 day extension

Separately add about the extension stamps, and thenare asking. The free stamp that you received at the airport when you first entered the country (or on the land border) lasts exactly 30 days. You can extend it in a similar way, but only for 7 days. It is also worth 1900 baht.

No 30 days of renewal! There was talk, and on many sites infa appeared about it, but all this was not confirmed.

How to get to Samui

Is immigrant to Maenam. If you go along the ring road, then you need to turn on the short road to Lamai, and there are signs all over the place, below the photo of one of them.

With Lamai, you can also go along this shortest road - beautiful views and it is much better than the roundabout (quieter, the movement is calm and good views of the beaches.

Turn to imigreece

Turn to imigreece

Samui Immigration

Samui Immigration
Samui Immigration. Details on how to extend the visa on Samui.

Samui Immigration. Details on how to extend the visa on Samui.

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