Overstay visa 1 day penalty effect application for 30day visa in Penag?
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Jan 5, 2012 1:26 PM Last Post By: jstirn
Jan 4, 2012 11:29 PM
Overstay visa 1 day penalty effect application for 30day visa in Penag?Hello again,
I know plenty of people overstay their visas a few days (going by land so I do not get the 1 free day) but the intent is to go to Penang and apply for a 30 day thai visa. Will a 1 day overstay have any effect on this in anyone's opinion/experience?
Jan 4, 2012 11:39 PM
1If you depart with a one-day overstay there is no penalty (not so if it's 2 days) - but IF by any freak chance you attract the attention of Thai police on that day of overstay then you may have bigger trouble.
Once you've exited, the one day overstay should not affect the granting of a Tourist Visa, which is for 60 days. What are you talking about with "applying for a 30 days visa?" Aren't you on a US or UK passport? If so, and you only need 30 days then you don't need to go to the Thai consulate - fly back from Penang and you get a 30-day visa-exempt stamp on arrival.
You really DO need to do your homework - your displayed knowledge of these important matters is NOT very good!
Jan 5, 2012 12:05 AM
2The 1-day freebee is only if departing by air. OP sounds like you're applying for a tourist visa, for which you typically get a 60-day entry extendable 30 more. Having done so at the Penang consulate a few times over the years, I still can't guarantee they'll overlook your overstay stamp and they can be kinda strict there. I would avoid intentionally overstaying on the basis that "plenty of people" do it.
Jan 5, 2012 3:47 AM
3Will a 1 day overstay have any effect on this in anyone's opinion/experience?
Depends on whether the official got lucky the night before!
#1 IF by any freak chance you attract the attention of Thai police on that day of overstay then you may have bigger trouble.
That's your real worry. Immigration jail is not for the faint hearted.
Jan 5, 2012 1:26 PM
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