Get Your Visa Extension At Bangkok Immigration Office

Traveling around Thailand? If you love Thailand, you may want to extend your Thai Visa to stay longer. In the past year, I spent a lot of time in Thailand and I had to extend my visa a few times. This time, I renewed my visa at the Bangkok Immigration Office.

In Thailand, you can extend your visa for an extra 30 days by visiting one of the immigration offices. You don’t need to do what we call a visa run, you can extend your stay without leaving the country.

Whether you have a 30-day visa or a 60-day visa, you can extend it one more time by visiting the immigration office. It’s pretty simple, so keep reading to learn more about the visa extension process.

 

If you aren’t sure if you can get a visa for Thailand, you can find more information here!

 

Not in Bangkok? Consult this list of immigration offices. Most big cities have their own offices. You can also check the process for the following offices here:

  • Krabi Immigration Office
  • Koh Samui Immigration Office
  • Chiang Mai Immigration Office

 

Bangkok Visa Extension | The Process

 

If you’re planning on extending your Thai visa from Bangkok, here’s an easy step by step guide. Note that you will need a bit of time, but you should be able to get your visa in one day. It took us quite a long time since we went during the pandemic. Usually, it can take 1-2 hours. This time, it took us 7 hours, which is pretty insane.

 

Bangkok Immigration Office | Opening Hours & Map

 

Monday 08:30–12:00, 13:00–16:30
Tuesday

08:30–12:00, 13:00–16:30

Wednesday 08:30–12:00, 13:00–16:30
Thursday 08:30–12:00, 13:00–16:30
Friday 08:30–12:00, 13:00–16:30
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

 

How to Get to Bangkok Immigration Office

 

You can call a Grab driver to get there. The immigration office is quite far from the city centre. According to Google Maps, there are other offices, but this one was recommended. I’m not sure if the others accept visa extensions.

 

How to Get the Visa Extension in Bangkok

 

Let’s dive into the important stuff – in this section, I’ll give you details on what you need and what to expect when it comes to getting your Thai visa extension in Bangkok and what you will need to do so.

 

What You’ll Need to Extend your Visa in Bangkok

 

Here’s a list of the Thailand visa requirements you’ll have to provide to extend your Thai visa:

  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Photocopy of your current visa and immigration card
  • Photo
  • Visa extension form
  • TBH 1900 in cash

 

You can find a place to make copies and take photos on the lower floor of the complex.

When entering the immigration office in Bangkok, you will have to go to the arrival desk to get the right form. When your form is filled, you go in line to get a number. Then, they will call your number and verify your information. When your passport is ready, they will call your name.

Before you leave the Bangkok Immigration Office, make sure to double-check the visa!

 

Where to Stay in Bangkok

 

Are you planning on staying in Bangkok? Here are a few options for every budget.

Hostels: Pinto Hostel / Ekanek Hostel / Kinnon Deluxe Hostel

Mid-Range: Vera Nidhra / Inn a Day / Volve Hotel Bangkok

Luxury: Eastin Grand Hotel Sathorn / Bangkok Marriott Hotel The Surawongse / The Peninsula Bangkok

 

FAQ

🏝️ How long does it take at the immigration office?

It depends. It took a while to get our visa, but it really depends on the days, the time chosen. It is hard to predict. Read more to learn about our experience.

🏝️ How long can you stay in Thailand without a visa?

It depends on your nationality. Many people receive a free entry for 30 days. You can usually extend this visa for an extra 30 days by going to the immigration office.

🏝️ Can you renew your visa in other cities.

Yes. There are several immigration offices around the country. Read the article to learn more about the process. We have articles that explain the process in a few cities such as Chiang Mai, Krabi and Koh Samui.

🏝️ What happens if you overstay your visa in Thailand?

You will have to pay a fine at the customs. The fine needs to be paid in cash. You could also have troubles re-entering the country eventually, so ideally, you should not overstay your visa.

 


READ MORE ABOUT THAILAND

 

Open Water Course in Koh Tao
Things to do in Ao Nang & Krabi
‣ Things to do in Railay Beach

 

BEFORE YOU GO TO THAILAND

 

☑ Book your flight: If your flight isn’t booked yet – check out the flights on Skyscanner or via Google Flights. My top saving tip is flexibility. If you’re flexible, you should be able to find a cheaper flight.

☑ Book your accommodation: I always use Airbnb and Booking.com. If you’d rather stay in a hostel, you should take a look at the options on Hostelworld. If you click on the Airbnb link and you don’t have an account yet – you’ll get a $30 discount on your first booking.

☑ Protect your cute face: Oh, you may want to protect your cute face with a travel medical insurance. I would suggest SafetyWing as they offer the best rates, especially for long-term travelers. Otherwise, you can also take a look at World Nomads.

☑ Pack the essentials: You can consult this list when it’s time to pack your bag! Do not leave without a universal charger, a power bank and your passport!

☑  Do you need a visa? If you aren’t sure if you need a visa, it would be a smart idea to take a quick look before you go. You can use iVisa – it’s super useful and easy to use.

 

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