I am currently in Thailand on an extended tourist visa for (which is usually 90 days).
When my visa duration ends I should exit Thailand to issue a student visa and then come back to Thailand.
My problem is that due to my mistake in calculating the day of extending the visa as separate from its following 29 days, my visa expires 1 day before my flight out which was already booked before extending.
- Pay a 1 day 500 baht fine for overstaying 1 day.
- Contact Thai Air Asia to early my ticket just by 1 day or cancel it and re-booking (which would raise the price a bit)
If I choose to pay a 500 Baht fine, I don't know what stamp I get on my passport.
Am I supposed to get an "OVERSTAY" stamp for overstaying just one day?
I went to the Bangkok Cheangwattana immigration bureau (Soon Ratchakan; Building B) and spoke with the two officers that issued the extension;
they told me that as long as I pay the fine, it's not a problem; I won't get an "OVERSTAY" stamp.
An American immigration consultant I spoke with told me I might get a small Thai-only "overstayed - fine paid" stamp but it is nothing like the big "OVERSTAY" stamp.
I called the consulate-general in the country I am going to, to make sure "overstayed - fine paid" stamp will not cause trouble in issuing a student visa (if I'll get it at all, as I hope to succeed in convincing the airport officers to use a regular stamp instead); I was told that indeed, one day overstay is not a problem in issuing the visa.