Visa Overstayers Still Have Time to Avoid Blacklist

 | Thu 24 Jul 2014 23:43 ICT

CityNews – Foreigners who have overstayed their visas still have time to avoid being put on a blacklist and barred from re-entering the country, according to the Immigration Bureau.
A notice on its website says the new regulation is still in the process of being approved by the Ministry of Interior.

The current overstay penalty – a fine of 500 baht per day up to a maximum of 20,000 baht – is still in effect, reported.

It advised those who have overstayed to clear the matter as soon as possible and obtain a relevant visa at a Thai consulate or embassy in a neighbouring country.

CityNews reported earlier this month that under the proposed new rules, foreigners who overstay their visas for more than 90 days could be barred from re-entering Thailand for a period from one year to life, depending on how long they have overstayed. Those who surrender voluntarily will face lighter penalties than those apprehended by the authorities.