The Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been asked for a visa extension for two months by a petition on the chang.org website. The petition created by Mytsap calls on Thailand's Foreign Ministry to use its power to ask the Immigration Bureau to give all foreigners in Thailand whose Visas are about to expire an immediate two-month extension for their stay.
This will ensure that foreigners remain protected and comply with the Thai Government's social distance laws, and help protect the safety and lives of immigration officers at risk.
The long queues of foreign nationals seeking visa renewals following airlines shutting services into Thailand breach the government's 2 meter social gap requirement. However, both officials and foreigners are at risk in the Immigration Bureau due to crowded conditions.
The online petition demands that 90-day reports be eliminated and that an automatic extension of two months to clear paperwork backlog and the need for office visits be substituted with a 30-day extension requirement.
The Immigration Bureau in Thailand is moving some of its visa services to an online portal. However, it must improve the efficiency and ability of the website's server to overcome regular timeouts and failures for completing an online application in one session.
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