New Immigration regulations?

Have there been important changes to the supporting documents required to extend a permit to stay on a non-immigrant B visa?

I have heard that with effect from May 4 Thai Immigration requires:

- A photocopy of the employing company’s Affidavit and Shareholders’ List certified as a true copy of the original by the Ministry of Commerce.

- A photocopy of the employing company’s most recent Annual Financial Statements certified as a true copy of the original by the auditor who audited it.

- A photocopy of the employing company’s most recent Personal Income Tax Return (PND1) with the Revenue Department’s receipt plus a photocopy of the applicant’s...

  • Asked on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 05:13 PM
    Martin Kyle, Bangkok.

We here at the Phuket Provincial Immigration Office have not been informed of any changes to the requirements for an extension to a permit to stay for people who entered Thailand on a non-immigrant B visa. I know nothing about these regulations coming into effect on May 4. As far as I know these regulations have applied for quite some time.

The Immigration officer processing the application for an extension to stay may ask for any or all of this information to support the application. The officer always has the right to ask for more documents.

We here at the Phuket Provincial Immigration Office require only the same documents as before, which are the same financial documents and other requirements you have mentioned, but not the photographic evidence.

For a full list of the documents required for extensions to stay for all classes of visa, please download the file at: www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/2notice/rtp606EN.pdf

If we believe an applicant has intentionally filed incorrect information in the application – either not disclosed important information or lied to a government officer – then we will report the foreigner to the court, which will decide whether the foreigner should be deported and added to the Immigration blacklist.

Similarly, if we believe a company has intentionally filed incorrect information or not disclosed important information, we will report the company to the police to investigate.

  • Answered on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | 05:13 PM
    Pol Capt Krissarat Nuesen of the Phuket Provincial Immigration Office.
Send a letter about this Issue & Answer