Thailand Immigration has introduced tough new rules to deal with visitors who overstay in the country. The previous rules were pretty lenient – people could overstay for years, pay a small fine, leave and be allowed back the same day. The new rules include bans on returning to Thailand for up to 10 years. Make sure you don’t overstay, or you may not be able to return for a very long time.
Visitors that overstay more than 90 days will be subject to the following bans on returning to the country:
Overstay for over 90 days – Banned from entering Thailand for 1 year
Overstay for over 1 year – Banned from entering Thailand for 3 years
Overstay for over 3 years – Banned from entering Thailand for 5 years
Overstay for over 5 years – Banned from entering Thailand for 10 years
If you are caught by police or immigration, the bans are longer:
Overstay less than 1 year – Banned from entering Thailand for 5 years
Overstay 1 year or longer – Banned from entering Thailand for 10 years
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