Have you reached the end of your free 30 day visa on arrival in Thailand and you need just a little more time?
Does the thought of a visa run to Malaysia with 2 tired children, a nagging husband, luggage and a round trip ticket right back to where you started sound ridiculous?
Great news, getting a 30 day visa extension in Thailand is really simple, and when traveling with kids, is a much better option.
What do you need to get a 30 day visa extension in Thailand?
1 copy of your passport.
1 copy of exit stamped page with exit card (you get this stapled to your passport on first arrival).
Address and phone number of the hotel you are staying at (We brought the receipt of our hotel payment).
1900 Thai Bat per person.
And here is the kicker …. Wait for it….. All kids under 15 are FREE!
No papers to fill out once your are there.
No proof of bank statements.
No extra cash.
I will say it again just in case you didn’t get it the first time, kids under 15 qualify for a free 30 day Thailand visa extension! They will not need any of the above documents and won’t need to have their passports stamped. In fact, you won’t even need to bring their passports (although we did).
We extended our Thai visa in Krabi. The immigration office is 5 km outside of Krabi town and you can get there simply by renting a couple mopeds and taking a short 15 minute drive to the office.
Krabi Immigration Office for Visa Extensions
They even have a children’s play area to keep your kids happily entertained. The entire process took less than an hour (take that DMV!)
Are you still thinking of taking a visa run?
At $115 for a hassle-free 30 day extension for our entire family – To me, this is a no-brainer and it sure beat our Bali visa experience.
Krabi Immigration office (Google Maps)
Sai Thai, Mueang Krabi District, Krabi The office is closed for lunch from 12-1 pm daily
Wendy is a Registered Nurse by trade whose claim to travel fame is a 3,200 mile bike ride from the U.S West Coast to East Coast in 2006! She is an outdoor adventurist and a self confident introvert who is always willing to put up with Stephen’s Crazy ideas. Wendy is the love of our life and the glue that holds the Pasquini Family together! Stephen and Wendy have been married for 13 years and have 2 children Layla (age 6.5) and Lucca (age 4)