Extending your Thai Visa

Extending your Thai Visa

There are a number of options when it comes to extending your Thai visa and this would depend on the type of visa you have in your passport. We will list the most common Thailand visa options and extension options. If you have any questions then ask us on the chat messenger or better yet walk into any of our offices in Thailand for assistance with your visa.

Thai Marriage Visa:

This visa is valid for 90 days once you enter Thailand and can be extended to 1 year at Thai Immigration if you meet the requirements for the visa extension. We have listed the requirements here.

Thai Retirement Visa:

This is a visa for those over the age of 50 and who meet the financial requirements as listed on this website. This extension is done at Thai immigration in Bangkok if the requirements are met and these requirements have been listed here.

Thai Tourist Visa:

This is a 60 day visa and can be extend at Thai immigration in Bangkok or Thai Immigration in Pattaya or Phuket if you pay the 1,900 THB fee for an additional 30 days or another extension of another 7 days. This has been listed here.

Thai Multiple Entry Visa:

These can be extended. If it is a marriage visa it is explained here. If it is a business visa it is explained here. The Business visa can only be extended with a work permit. The tourist visa can be extend for an additional 30 days after the first 60 days have lapsed. This is explained here.

If you need help with your visa application or extension then contact us on our main website for more assistance. We have offices in the following cities in Thailand.

Contact any of our offices for assistance while in Thailand. See would main website where we will be able to assist you today. We have also listed the Thai immigration offices in the main tourist areas of Thailand and they are listed below.

If you have any other questions then feel free to speak to a consultant on your chat messenger on the right of your screen. Speak to us today for a long or short stay in Thailand.

 

538 thoughts on “Extending your Thai Visa”
  1. I’m Australian and I already have a visa extension which expires on November 15. However, I would like to start a 4 week course which begins November 7th. Would I be able to leave the country before November 7th and return on a new visa? Or would I have to wait until after November 15th? Or is it possible to get one more 30-day extension?

    1. You can only apply for an extension once. You can exit Thailand any time before your current visa expires.

  2. Hi,

    I will be landing in Thailand with the free 30 day visa. I will be leaving for Vietnam and entering back by land which gives me another 15 days. I will need to extend this. What’s the best way to do it? Get the extension from Cambodia before I return to Bangkok or get the extended visa when I’m back in Bangkok?

    Thanks,
    Nick

    1. Extensions can only be obtained while inside Thailand. You can proceed to the immigration office in Bangkok to apply for the extension.

  3. Hi!
    My name is Susan and I will be in thailand for an internship of 5 months. That is why I have a Non-immigrant ED visa which is extended for 3 months. I was wondering if I could extend this Visa here In Thailand for another 3 months and how do I need to do this?

    Mvg,
    Susan Louwers

    1. It will depend on the school as they must provide a letter of request that you will need to extend your ED visa for a certain period. You can apply for an extension at an immigration office where you are currently located provided that you meet the requirements.

  4. I am holding a single entry Non Immigrant VISA Type B valid 90 days with a Thai work permit valid for a year. How can I extend my current visa to 1 year multiply entry?

    1. You can apply for an extension at a local immigration office in your location in Thailand. Kindly get in touch with the immigration office for information regarding the application procedure and requirements.​

  5. I am a Canadian who is planning to travel to Phuket December 1, 2016. I would like to stay in the country for 4 months. I understand I am allowed a 30-day stay. I also understand visa extensions can only be obtained while in the country. So, is it okay if I travel to Phuket and then apply for the extension while I am there? Also, do I have to apply for an extension after each 30 days or can I get it extended once to my planned departure date of March 31, 2016? Thank you for your assistance.

    1. It is best that you apply for a 60-day single entry tourist visa from the Thai embassy or consulate near your location. You can apply for a 30-day extension on the tourist visa before it expires at a local immigration office in Phuket. If you do this, you will have a 3-month stay on the same visa.

      You can then exit before the 3-month period expires and re-enter at any border to receive a 30-day visa exemption stamp.

  6. I have a 60-day tourist visa. I’m a German citizen with permanent resident visa in Australia. My current visa expires on 28 October. I would like to stay in Thailand (Chiang Mai) until 22 December. How is that possible? can I get a 60-day extension on my current visa? Or are there other alternatives?

    1. You can apply for a 30-day extension at the local immigration office in Chiang Mai. If you need more time after the extension, you may exit through any land border and re-enter for a 30-day visa free entry stamp based on your German passport.

  7. I will be obtaining a 90 day non O visa from U.K. as I am told I can’t have a multiple entry 12 month visa. I am planning a 6-month stay based on me being retired and needing a long holiday for 6 months. Can I extend my 90-day into another 90-day whilst I am in Thailand? I have already booked my return airline ticket based on a 6 months stay before I was told by the Hull Consulate the rules have changed and a visa if successful is only for 90 days.

    Thank You.

    1. If the basis of your application for a 90-day Non Immigrant O visa is on the premise that you are retiring in Thailand, the extension is good for a 1-year period. There are certain requirements that you need to meet before you can apply for the extension.

      If the purpose of your stay in Thailand is for a holiday, you can actually apply for a 6-month Multi Entry Tourist Visa. You may ask the Thai consulate in Hull if they are able to issue this, otherwise, you may get in touch with the Thai Consulate in London.

  8. I had a 60 day tourist visa from the UK and extended it in Samui for a further 30 days. That’s 90 days stay in total. This will finish soon. What are my options now for a new visa? Thanks.

    1. You will need to exit Thailand and apply for an appropriate visa based on your purpose of travel. Kindly get in touch with the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country, or a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country for assistance.

  9. My husband and I want to visit Thailand and stay about 12 months, whilst also visiting other neighboring countries, e.g., Laos, Cambodia, etc. What would be the best visa for us? One of us is over 50 years old.

    1. Kindly get in touch with the Thai embassy or consulate near your location for information about the best visa option based on your purpose of travel to Thailand.

  10. I am in Thailand for a total of 83 days and I already have the 60 day tourist visa but am wondering if I will need to apply for an extension because Thailand offer the first 28days visa exemption and I’m just wondering if the 60 days start from the 29th day or at the very beginning.

    1. The 60-day duration of stay will start upon entry to Thailand. You can apply for the visa extension at an immigration office to cover your entire trip. The duration will depend on the passport you hold.

      For the visa-free entry, it will also depend on what passport you hold and if you enter by air, land or sea. Please visit the link below for information regarding the Visa Exemption rules.

      http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/customize/62281-Summary-of-Countries-and-Territories-entitled-for.html

    1. The duration that you will get upon entry to Thailand will depend on your passport and if you enter by air, land or sea. Generally, if your country is one of those who can enter on Visa Exemption, you will get an entry stamp good for 30 days if you arrive by air, and 15 days if you arrive by land or sea. For specific information based on your country, you may visit the website below.

      http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/customize/62281-Summary-of-Countries-and-Territories-entitled-for.html

  11. I will arrive in Thailand from the UK on 1st November on the 30 day exemption. If I leave and re-enter the country at the end of November, will that extend me until 23rd Dec when I return to the UK? I have to return to Thailand in early January and need to stay until April. I will apply for a visa in London, but will previous exemption stamps prohibit me?

    1. Based on your UK passport, if you leave by the end of November and come back at the beginning of December, you will receive another 30-day visa exemption stamp from the date of your entry.

      Having a prior visa exemption stamp does not prohibit you from applying for a tourist visa.

  12. I have a 90 days O single entry but I will be in Thailand for a further 92 days. How will I go about getting the remainder of the time? Will I have to go out every 30 days?

    Thanks.
    john

    1. Depending on your purpose of stay, you may apply for a visa from a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country for the duration of your stay after the 90-day visa has expired.

  13. Hi,

    My visa is going to expire on November 8th but I can’t really go to the immigration office until the 31st of October. Would it be a problem if I go then? Or do I have to go earlier?

  14. Hello,

    I renewed my initial 30-day visa in Bangkok one month ago. I am now approaching the end of my 1st extension, as it will be finished tomorrow the 19th of October. So, I have been in the country almost 60 days. I wish to stay for one more month. Can I renew my visa for one more month here at the visa immigration office on Koh Samui? Or do I have to leave the country and do a border crossing to do this?
    Thanks.

    1. You will need to exit Thailand before your extension expires as you cannot apply for a second extension. Depending on your nationality, you can enter Thailand without a visa for 30 days if you arrive by air, or 15 days if you arrive by land and sea.

  15. Hi,

    What is the procedure to get a medical visa for Indian with visa on arrival and how much does it cost? How can you help?

    1. A visa extension based on medical purposes must have a strong evidence that you will not be able to travel​ thus need an extension on your current visa. We are unable to assist with this type of extension. You will need to visit the immigration office in your current location in Thailand to apply for such.

  16. Is it still possible to extend the 30 days tourist visa at an immigration office? I’m staying 58 days in Thailand. I did that in January of 2016 at the local immigration office.

    1. Depending on the passport that you hold, you can apply for a visa extension at a local immigration office for a maximum of 30 days.

  17. My mother is a volunteer in Pattaya for 6 months. She has a Non-Immigrant Type ‘O’ visa and is coming near to the end of her first 90 days. Can she extend her stay in Thailand for another 90 days? Someone told her to do a visa run, but that would mean she would re-enter on a different visa and only for 30 days.

    She should be able to apply for an extension in Chonbury and we would like to know exactly what documentation she needs to extend her stay. I expect it is the same as when she applied but with new letters regarding her stay in Thailand and another type of application form. Any advice is appreciated.

    1. She will need to apply for a new Non Immigrant O visa from a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country based on the purpose of doing volunteer work.

  18. Hello, I an currently applying for a K-1 fiance visa for my fiance to travel to the USA. I intend to travel to Thailand once the application is submitted and would prefer that we fly back to the USA together. My question is which visa would be best to obtain while waiting for the approval process which I understand can take 4-6 months. Also am I correct in understanding I need a return flight information to get approval on my visa?

    Thank you for your time.

    1. While the average processing time is 4-6 months, the timelines for the approval of the K1 visa application will still be on a case to case basis. Should you wish to stay in Thailand for a 6-month period, you may apply for a 6-month Multi Entry Tourist Visa from the Thai embassy or consulate near your location in the US.

      For further information about the best visa option, kindly contact the Thai embassy or consulate.

  19. Hi, I entered Thailand on the 23rd September 2016 with a standard 30-day Tourist Visa. However, my passport was stamped stating that my visa only admits me until the 22nd of October. This works out as 29 days, not 30.

    Is there any reason for this? If I stay the extra day to make it 30 days, will I be charged or penalized?

    Kind regards.

    1. September 23 to October 22 is indeed 30 days as the first date is counted beginning September 23. If you stay beyond this period, you may be charged a fee of 500THB per day of overstay.

  20. Hello,
    My visa is non immigrant and will be expire on 1st November. If I want to extend for 7 days then, will they extend the visa or I have to leave the country? Any advice is appreciated.

    1. Depending on the type of Non Immigrant Visa your currently hold, you may apply for an extension at the immigration office in your current location. It would be best that you get in touch with them to check about applying for the extension.

  21. Hi! I’m currently in Thailand on a dependent visa, which I believe, is due to expire on December 3. I was wondering if it is possible to get a monthly extension on this as I would like to spend Christmas and new years here. Thanks.

    1. You can apply for an extension of your visa at the immigration office in the province where you currently reside. The duration of extension will be determined by the officer who will review your application. Kindly get in touch with their office.

  22. Someone told me that the Multiple Entries on my one-year Non-Immigration ED visa will lose validity if I extend my current allowed 90 days stay, which ends on November 9th, at the immigration office and advised me to make a visa run instead. Problem is, I don’t have the time to do that. Is it true? Or should I just be fine with extending my visa at the immigration? I want to visit my family on Christmas, so I need the multiple entries. Thanks for your help.

    1. If you obtained your 1-year Non Immigrant ED Visa with multiple entries from a Thai embassy or consulate outside of Thailand, you cannot apply for an extension on the 90-day entry. You will need to exit Thailand through one of the borders or by air before the 90-day period ends and you will receive another 90-day stamp upon reentry.

  23. Hi, I am on 3 month business visa from (October to December) and have received the work permit also. Currently, I am in Hat Yai and will be travelling to India via Bangkok airport.

    Can I get visa extension based on work permit from the airport?

    1. You can only apply for a visa extension at an immigration office in Thailand. Given your current location, kindly get in touch with the immigration office in Songkhla province.

      Songkhla Immigration Checkpoint
      Address: 103 Phet Kasem Road
      Amphoe Khlong Hoi Khong
      Changwat SongKhla
      Tel: 0-7425-7019
      Email: d6_songkhla@immigration.go.th

  24. Dear consultant,
    My visa is go to expire in the second week of November and I need to to extend it via GRU office from my university but they don’t let me extend it for I was late to submit my passport to them within two weeks of my arrival. I have non-immigrant visa but I don’t know what type it is. It will be expired in November 10th. Can I extend it now to continue my study here? What should I do?

    1. Please check your visa under “Category” to determine what type of Non Immigrant Visa you currently hold. Once you know what type you have, you may get in touch with the immigration office in your current location to apply for the visa extension. Please contact them to find out what requirements you will need to submit.

  25. I will arrive in Thailand Jan 17, 2017. I will apply for a 60-day visa in Canada. I will only be in Bangkok for 5 days before going to Cambodia and Vietnam. I will be in those countries for approximately 21 days before returning to Thailand. Will my 60-day visa still be valid, less 5 days? Coming back to Thailand by land can I get a 30 day extension? Or do I receive 15-day visa and then have to apply for extension visa? Or fly in to Bangkok and get 30-day visa or 60-day visa?

    1. You need to apply for re-entry permit before traveling to Cambodia so that you can continue to use the 60-day tourist visa you obtained in Canada. Based on your schedule, your visa will still be valid upon your return less 26 days.

  26. Good afternoon. I studied in Thailand for three months (I had study visa) and now I have 3 months for traveling. I would like to ask if there is some restriction about number of entry to Thailand. I am planning to go abroad 3 times (3 times go back to Thailand and get tourist visa for 30 days) and wants to buy extension of tourist visa. Everything takes less than 90 days. Is it ok? Thank you for your response.

    1. There is no limit to the number of times you enter Thailand as long as you have the appropriate visa applicable to the purpose and duration of your stay.

  27. Hello, I currently have an extended tourist visa that will expire on November 1st. I would like to know if it’s necessary for tourists to report their residence on the 90th day?

    1. No, you do not need to report your residence as you must exit Thailand before your 90-day stay expires.

  28. Hi, I’ve got a Non Immigrant “B”, multiple entry Visa. It expired by middle of August. My 90 days end in early November. Can I get a 30 days extension at immigration office in Pattaya? Or do I have to leave the country?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. If you are able to meet the requirements necessary to apply for an extension on your current visa (such as a work permit and company documents), then you may apply for an extension on your current visa. However, if you are unable to provide the requirements, you will need to exit Thailand before your last 90-day stamp expires.

  29. I got a 3 month tourist visa that runs out on 27th December. Can I apply for an extension? Also, can I apply again for 3 month visa?

    1. You may apply for an extension at an immigration office in Thailand. Depending on your passport, you may get an additional 30 days on your current visa stamp.

  30. I have a non-immigrant F visa. It expires Nov 14. Can I now apply for a 2-month tourist visa without leaving the country?

    A quick reply would be great.

    Thanks.
    Warren

    1. It would not be possible. You need to exit Thailand to apply for the tourist visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country or your country of residence.

  31. Hi,
    I’m currently on a 30-day visa in Thailand and have a planned flight to Malaysia on the 12th of November. However, I’ve mistakenly crossed the boarder to early making my visa in Thailand ends on the 11th of November. I’m just wondering what’s best to do for me regarding my one day over stay.

    1. You can either apply for an extension on your current stamp at the immigration office near your location or pay for the 1-day overstay fine at the airport before leaving.

  32. I am here on Non Ed visa for my training of six months. My visa expires on December 29, 20XX. Can I extend my visa at immigration office in Phuket? Or is it necessary for me to go to Bangkok (Nepal embassy)?

    1. Depending on the documents that you present, you may be able to apply for an extension of your current ED visa. Kindly get in touch with the immigration office in Phuket near your current residence to inquire about the requirements and procedures.

      ​Address: ​482 Phuket Road, Amphoe Muenag
      Changwat Phuket
      ​Tel: ​0-7622-1905
      ​Email: ​d6_phuket@immigration.go.th

  33. We are holders of a Danish passport and have 30 days visa when we arrive. Would it be possible to extend to the 60 days tourist visum in either Phuket or Bangkok while we are in Thailand?

    1. The 30-day entry stamp can only be extended for another 30 days at an immigration office in Phuket or Bangkok. If you wish to apply for a 60-day tourist visa, you must apply through a Thai embassy or consulate outside of Thailand.

    2. Okay thank you very much for your answer. It’s to late for us to make the visa from the Thai embassy here in Denmark, so we would have to do the extension. What is the fee?

  34. I am in Thailand right now and my visa expires November 30 but I am wanting to extend it for another 30 days. How can I go about that without having to leave the country?

  35. Hi,

    I have one year work permit for Thailand. But I have only 3 month visa on my passport, so can I extend it for one year? I mean what is the procedure? What documents are required? When can I apply so that I can get 1 year visa on my Passport? What should be the fees for this all?

    Second I want to apply dependent visa for my wife. How can I process this? What documents are needed and which is the best procedure to apply this so that she can get 1 year dependent visa? How much would be the fees?

    Please tell the whole procedure for both my concerns.

    1. The extension fee is 1,900 THB. You will need to submit your application for extension to your local immigration office. For the requirements in extending your 90-day Non Immigrant B visa to a 12-month visa, ​kindly contact them for assistance.

      In applying for a Non Immigrant O visa for your wife, she will need to get in touch with the Thai embassy or consulate in her home country or current residence for information and assistance.

  36. Hi,

    I am currently in Koh Samui with a 60-day tourist visa. My flight leaves one day after the visa expires so I was wondering what happens if I overstay instead of getting the extension. Thanks.

  37. I have a non O single entry volunteer visa. My work permit is being processed. I am applying for and have the letter for a 12 month extension to this as my visa expires soon.

    My question is, do I have to leave Thailand to apply for my 12 month non O volunteer? Or can I do this at the immigration office in Phuket?

    1. Normally, Non O visas based on volunteer work cannot be extended in Thailand. You would have to apply for a new visa at a Thai embassy or consulate in your home country or a neighboring country. You may also contact your local immigration office to inquire further.

  38. Hi,

    Me and my girlfriend is in Hua Hin on a 14 days visa. Is it possible to extend here or do we need to do a visa run?

    Regards,
    Elias

  39. I have a 60 day tourist visa which expires 9th December 2016 but need to extend this until end January. Can I extend my visa at the immigration office in Koh Samui? And if not, what options do I have? Thanks in advance.

    1. You may be able to apply for a visa extension at the immigration office in Koh Samui. Kindly get in touch with their office to confirm this. Otherwise, you may visit other immigration offices who provide this service.
      ​​
      Immigration Office, Koh Samui
      Tel: 0-7742-1069
      Email: d6_suratthani@immigration.go.th

    1. Please get in touch with the immigration office where you will submit your application as they may differ depending on where you apply for the extension.

  40. Hi there. We will be looking to extend our 30-day visa exempt entry stamp at an immigration office in Bangkok as we do not have time to apply for a tourist visa in Denmark. Will it be possible to apply for an extension on the day of arrival? This would save us from going back to Bangkok or to Phuket half way through our holiday.

    Thank you,
    Dennis

    1. Yes, you may already apply for an extension upon entry. You may visit the Chaengwattana Immigration office in Bangkok to apply.

  41. I have a multiple entry 6 months tourist visa which expires on the 13th of December. I would like to extend for 60 days at immigration. My question is my current 60 day stamp expires on the 20th of November. Do I need to do a border run and leave Thailand or can apply now at immigration in Samui for the 60 day extension without leaving the country?

    1. You can only extend your current 60-day stamp for 30 days at the immigration office.

      If you want to get your last 60-day stamp, you will need to exit and re-enter. Then, once you return, you can apply for a 30-day extension at the immigration office.

    1. You may visit one of the immigration offices in Thailand to apply for an extension of your entry stamp which you receive upon arrival.

  42. Hello,

    I am a Nepali student doing my internship at Mai khao Lak. I have non-ed visa and it will expire on December 29, 2016. So, is it possible to extend my visa at the “Office of the Immigration Bureau, Phuket” or do I have to go to Nepal embassy at Bangkok?

    1. You may visit the Immigration Office in Phuket to apply for an extension of your ED visa. Please get in touch with their office to inquire about the requirements you will need for the application.

  43. Can we get a visa extension of 7 days on the airport itself where we get the visa stamp of 15 days on our passport? Since we need to show them our return ticket it will be easy to book the return ticket once for all and not change the date or modify the date of departure.

  44. Hi my 30-day extension expires on 12 of January 2017 and I need 30 days extra rather than fly out and back again. I will be close to the Laos border. Can I cross and go to the Thai embassy in Savanakhet and extend for 30 days and still come back by land or will that only entitle me to 15 days?

    Thanks.

    1. If you are UK, Canada or US citizen, a quick border trip will be enough. You will be given 30 days at the border.

  45. I have a 30 day visa which I would like to extend to 60 days. I didn’t realize this might be possible before. I will be in Chiang Mai area from Monday. Is there somewhere I can do it up there? Thanks!

  46. I have extended my tourist visa here in Nakonsawan for 30 days last November 28 which will expire on December 28, 2016. I may ask if I can do it after the expiration again while waiting for my documents. Thanks.

    1. You need to leave the country after the extension. You can re-enter Thailand and you will be given 30 days at the airport.

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