The Cabinet has approved for a Draft Notification of the Ministry of Interior Re: Permission for Certain Groups of Aliens to Remain in the Kingdom as a Special Case (“Draft Notification”) as proposed by the Royal Thai Police in order to assist the aliens extending their permission to stay in the Kingdom temporarily due to Covid-19 pandemic situation.
The groups of aliens permitted to extend their stay in the Kingdom under the Draft Notification are as follow:
- Aliens holding non-immigrant visa (include visa on arrival).
- Aliens allowed to stay in the Kingdom temporarily under the visa waiver program according to Section 13 of the Ministerial Regulations on Guidelines, Methods and Conditions for Examination, Exception and Change of Visa Type B.E. 2545 and its amendments.
- Aliens allowed to stay in the Kingdom temporarily under the Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 and its amendments, Investment Promotion Act B.E. 2520 and its amendments, Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522 and its amendments or related notifications of the Ministry of Interior and that the period of permission for staying in the Kingdom will be expired on the date that this Draft Notification becomes enforced, such aliens will be allowed to extend their period of remaining in the Kingdom until 31 December 2021.
- Aliens allowed to stay in the Kingdom more than 90 days and the notification for such 90 days period will be reached on the date that this Draft Notification becomes enforced, such aliens will be allowed to extend their notification until 31 December 2021.