Blacklisted from Thailand

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Blacklisted from Thailand

From March 20, new rules will come into action that will have foreigners blacklisted from Thailand and from re entry to Thailand if they overstay their visa by more than 90 days.

The new rule is part of increasing security measures, Thai PBS reports.

Foreigners who come forward will receive the following bans: if the overstay is for more than 90 days they will be banned from coming back into the country for one year. Overstays of more than a year will cop a huge 3 year ban. Overstays of more than 3 years will get a whopping 5 year ban and overstays of more than 5 years will receive a 10 year ban.

Authorities have warned that those foreigners who do not hand themselves in will be arrested and prosecuted and even face longer bans. If they overstay less than a year they will be banned for 5 years and if they overstay for more than a year they will be banned for 10 years.

Immigration officials will ask hotels, guesthouses, hostels and anywhere where people are renting their homes or rooms to foreigners to report the stay of foreigners so they can keep a record and track every foreigner staying in Thailand at all times. Failure to report correctly will impose harsh penalties too if random checks are done.

A lot of people are going to find themselves soon blacklisted from Thailand. Don’t get caught.

Overstaying a visa is illegal in Thailand, with offenders currently facing a maximum fine of up to 20,000 baht however these new laws are going to change everything.  This is now all kicking off so if you’re not legally inside the country it might be time to disappear very quickly and sort your business out.

Do you know anyone overstaying currently? what do you think of these new laws? leave a comment below.

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