People can find themselves overstaying in Thailand for a number of different reasons. Some foreign nationals do so by mistake, by miscalculating their given visa days against the length of their stay, or by simply forgetting their visa expiration date.
You should strongly avoid overstaying in Thailand, but if you do find yourself in Thailand on an expired visa it is very important that you act fast and in the right way.
The fine for overstaying is 500 Baht per day, reaching a maximum fine of 20,000 Baht (when overstaying 40 or more days).
When overstaying for a significant amount of time (90 or more days), you can face the possibility of a ban from Thailand. Here are the current guidelines for overstaying and banning:
When caught at immigration while leaving Thailand.
Overstay more than 90 Days = 1 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 1 Year = 3 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 3 Years = 5 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 5 Years = 10 year ban from Thailand
When caught outside of an international airport while overstaying.
Overstay less up to 1 Year = 5 year ban from Thailand
Overstay more than 1 Year = 10 year ban from Thailand
If you find yourself having overstayed in Thailand for 1 or 2 days or a week or more you are advised to leave Thailand as soon as possible, making sure to not get caught and having the appropriate fine ready in cash.
If you find yourself in Thailand having overstayed for more than 90 days it is advised that you immediately seek legal help and prepare to leave the country as soon as possible, facing the possibility of being banned from re-entering Thailand for a set period of time.
THAI VISA BANGKOK can give you advise what / how to do if you find yourself and having overstayed from 30 days or more.
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