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?


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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