On the Thailand immigration website, it says that immigration services are suspended at the main office because of the protests:

Due to the demonstrations, Immigration services provided at Government Complex Center are suspended

It looks like they set up some temporary offices in the meantime though:

Our temporary offices are :

  1. Immigration Service Center for 3 national Legalized Labors, Major Hollywood Suksawat, 1st Floor, Suksawat Road, Ratburana, Bangkok. Click here to view a map

  2. Immigration Service Center for 3 national Legalized Labors, Imperial World Ladprao, 5th Floor, Ladprao Road, Wang Tong Lang, Bangkok. Click here to view a map

This temporary service will be started from January 13rd, 2014 until the situation improves. We apologise for inconvenience. Service time Mon-Fri 10:30 - 18:30 Closed on OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS

The temporary offices probably are "officially" handling visa extensions, but I wonder if the relocation is causing enough disruption/delay that it would be a waste of my time to try to get my VoA extended.

Is it still possible to get a visa on arrival extended at one of the temporary immigration offices? How much longer does it take than it used to at the central office?

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They're still accepting the extension applications at temporary centres, see this Lonely Planet forum thread.

I can't comment on how long it will take though as I haven't done it myself.

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