Obtain a Visa Extension for a Tourist Visa or Visa Exemption in Chiang Mai in 2024

Planning to extend your stay in Chiang Mai? This short guide should simplify the visa extension process for newcomers. Follow our step-by-step instructions, gather the necessary documents, and easily breeze through your extension. Keep reading to make sure your stay in Thailand continues smoothly!

Steps and Required Documents:

Documents Required:

  • Original passport
  • A copy of the passport’s front page (signed)
  • A copy of the visa stamp (TR60) or visa exemption stamp (signed)
  • One visa photo
  • A copy of the T.M. 30 address registration form (available from your hotel or landlord)

Forms to Fill:

  • T.M. 7 Form (attach your photo to the back side)
  • STM.2 Form
  • Acknowledgment of Penalties for Visa Overstay Form

Fees:

  • 1900 baht in cash

Submitting Your Application:
You can submit your application at either of the following locations:

Where to complete the process in Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai Immigration Office near Airport Plaza:

  • Address: อำเภอเมือง, 71 หมู่ที่ 3 ถนนสนามบิน Suthep, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai 50200
  • Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 12 PM ⋅ Reopens 1 PM
  • Phone: 053 201 755
  • Google Maps Location

Central Festival Mall Immigration Office:

  • Address: 99/2 4, ชั้น 2 หมู่ที่ – 99, 99/1, Lampang – Chiang Mai Superhighway, Fa Ham, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000
  • Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 12 PM ⋅ Reopens 1 PM
  • Phone: 053 277 510
  • Google Maps Location

Ensure all forms are correctly filled out and all copies are signed where required. Submit your documents to one of the immigration offices mentioned above.

Process Duration and Other Important Information:

  • The visa extension process typically takes a few hours on the same day, though it may take longer during peak periods.
  • You can extend your tourist visa or visa exemption for an additional 30 days.
  • You can extend it more than once, but you must leave Thailand and re-enter to obtain a new visa before applying for another extension.
  • If your visa has already expired, you will need to pay a fine for overstaying. It’s best to address this as soon as possible to avoid additional penalties.
  • Appointments are generally not required, but it’s advisable to check the current procedures.
  • While there is no strict dress code, it’s recommended to dress modestly when visiting the immigration office.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: How long can I extend my tourist visa or visa exemption?
You can extend your tourist visa or visa exemption for an additional 30 days at the time of writing.

Q2: How long does the visa extension process take?
The process is typically completed within a few hours on the same day you submit your application, though it may take longer during peak periods.

Q3: Can I extend my visa more than once?
Yes, you can extend your tourist visa or visa exemption only once per entry, thus you must leave the country (this is often done via a quick border run) and re-enter to obtain a new visa exemption before applying for another extension if necessary.

Q4: What should I do if my visa has already expired?
If your visa has expired, you will need to pay a fine for overstaying. It’s best to address this as soon as possible to avoid additional penalties. 

Q5: Do I need to make an appointment to submit my application?
Appointments are not typically required for visa extensions at the Chiang Mai Immigration Office near Airport Plaza or the Central Festival mall immigration office. However, it is advisable to check the current procedure as policies can change.

Q6: Is there a dress code when visiting the immigration office?
While there is no strict dress code, it is recommended to dress modestly and respectfully when visiting the immigration office.

Q7: Can someone else submit the application on my behalf?
Generally, you are required to submit the application in person. However, for specific cases or special circumstances, you may consult the immigration office directly.

If you have any other questions or need further assistance, please feel free to contact the Chiang Mai Immigration Office in person during their opening hours

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