Visas for Expiring Passports

In the past, if your passport expired within one year, you would be granted the permission to stay in Thailand until the passport expiry date.

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21 November 2013

You could then ask the immigration officer to transfer the stamps to the new passports and get the permit placed in your new passport for free.

However, a new immigration policy (effective August 2013) requires you to restart the whole process for permit extension application once your new passport is received. A fee of 1,900 Baht must be paid for this extension and the relevant documents need to be prepared for the application.

Therefore, to avoid unnecessary paperwork and cost, please check your passport validity in advance before the permit extension application is required.