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Overstaying your Thailand Visa is illegal, regardless of the type of visa held, and could have dire consequences depending on how long the overstay is. If your overstay in Thailand is only for a short period of time, you will have to pay a fine 500 Thai Baht each day. However, if you are caught by an Immigration officer (as opposed to declaring the offence) with an overstay on your Visa to Thailand which exceeds 90 days, it is considered a serious offence and will result in your deportation from Thailand with a ban from re-entering The Kingdom for 5 years. Overstays of more than a year carry even heavier penalties.

However if you surrender to the authorities, then your entry into Thailand is banned as follows:

90 days – banned to re-enter for 1 year
More than 1 year – banned to re-enter for 3 years
More than 3 years – banned to re-enter for 5 years
More than 5 years – banned to re-enter for 10 years

Contact us today for the best Thailand Visa solution for your long term stay in the land of smiles and avoid the grief or if you need assistance insolving your overstay.


UK passport holders:- If you have been arrested for overstaying your visa, or know someone who has, please call the British Embassy in Bangkok on +66(0)2 305 8333 (24 hours) for assistance.


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