Extension of your permit or visa to stay in Thailand

You can extend your stay in Thailand by requesting the extension of your permit or visa for an additional 30 days at the immigration offices in Bangkok.

Option 1: If this is the first extension that you make of the permit obtained at the arrival airport and you have not entered the country using a visa, it is faster and more convenient to go to the IT Square Laksi shopping center.
You have a railway station of the new RED LINE that leaves you right there, it is precisely called Laksi Station.

Immigration Office at IT Laksi, Bangkok

Option 2: You can also go to the usual government complex.
This second option is mandatory in the event that you have entered Thailand with any type of visa.
It is not very far from each other, this complex where the immigration offices are located, it is about 30 minutes walk from Laksi metro station, but obviously you can take a taxi or tuk-tuk.

Important: If you have entered Thailand with an electronic visa (e-visa), which is printed on paper and not stamped in your passport, remember to keep it throughout your stay and you must present it in case you come to request an extension.

Map of the Red Line of the Bangkok metro
Government Complex in Bangkok.
Government Complex in Bangkok.

You have to take with you:

» The passport.
» A photo.
» The immigration card received upon entering the country (T.M. Departure card).
» Photocopy of passport. Page with photo and personal data (Bio Data).
» Photocopy of passport. Page with the stamp of the last entry and the Visa, if you have it.
» Photocopy of the immigration card (T.M. Departure card).
» You will need the address of your residence in Thailand, as complete as possible, and a Thai contact phone number.

You can make photocopies at the same immigration complex, but you will waste time and have to queue more during the procedure.

In the immigration offices, they will provide you with the corresponding form: Extension of the stay for tourism.

Departure card of the immigration form..

ATTENTION: This card has been an essential requirement until the arrival of the pandemic. This was filled out on the international flight arriving in Thailand.
We don’t know if the Thai government will reintroduce it in the future or if it will be ruled out for good.

Extension of the stay for tourism, application form sheet 1..
Extension of the stay for tourism, application form sheet 2.


1. Pick up the application form at the information desk.
2. Fill in the application form and prepare the required documents.
3. Hand in the request to get the ticket with your queue number. Now, wait and pay attention to the calls.
4. Start the procedure at the assigned counter, when your number is called.
5. The officer verifies the documents and proceeds with the extension. You have to pay 1,900 baht (attention to possible rate updates). Wait again.
6. Pick up your passport when your number is called again.

Whether the permit is granted or not, the application fee is non-refundable.

Information that you must specify in the application form:

Immigration Office: GOVERNMENT COMPLEX
Date month year: __
Last name: __
Middle name: __ Age: __ Date of birth: __ Month: __ Year: __
Place of birth: __ Nationality: __
Passport number: __
Date of issue, Day: __ Month: __ Year: __ Date of issue: __
Valid until, Day: __ Month: __ Year: __
Arrived by (mode of transport): __ From: __
Port of arrival: __ Date: __ Month: __ Year: __
Arrival / Departure Card: __
Request an extension …: 30 days
Reason for extension: TOURISM
Thai phone number: __
Address in Thailand: __
Street number. __ Road: __ Tambon / Khwaeng: __ Amphoe / Khet: __ Changwat: __
This form is written by: __
Firm: __

Article Name
Extension of your permit or visa to stay in Thailand
Where to go and how is the procedure to extend your permit or visa for 30 days, in Bangkok
Publisher Name
Manuel Francisco Jalón

4 thoughts on “Extension of your permit or visa to stay in Thailand”

  1. Thanks for the warning KRBW.
    The situation is unstable due to the pandemic, we will update the information when normality returns. For now, I will notify in the post.

    1. That’s right. This card was eliminated during the pandemic. The question is whether it is a final decision or after some time the government make it again as a necessary requirement.

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