Visa Extension Service

ALL CLASSES

Welcome to the Extra Fast Lane

At Chiang Mai Buddy, we have visa extensions down to a fine art.

Instead of wasting the better part of a day socializing with other expats at immigration, CMB clients meet at our office at midmorning or early afternoon where they are transported to Immigration for a 15 minute appointment where the deed gets done. Upon completion, you are then returned to our office or location of choice within Chiang Mai city.

The immigration office is a great place to socialize with other expats.

The immigration office is a great place to socialize with other expats.


How it Works

  • Make an appointment to visit our office (minimum 3 working days prior to required extension date)
  • Bring your passport (with departure card)
  • Complete and sign required forms
  • Bring 1 passport photo (6 cm x 4 cm white background)
  • Provide full payment (3900 BHT cash only)


On Your Appointed Day

We will contact you by 9:00 a.m. on your scheduled day with a time to be at our office. BE WARNED: Please arrive on time or risk losing your immigration office appointment window. CMB staff will then transport you (and any other visa extension clients) to the Immigration office for what is typically a 15 to 20-minute process.

Once the deed is done, you will be transported back to our office or location of choice within the city. BONUS: If you're the only client scheduled for that day and live in Chiang Mai city, we'll gladly save you the trip here on your scheduled day and pick you up right at the door of your location of choice.


Rush Service

If you are presently horror-struck by the sudden realization that your visa extension is due tomorrow, give us a call and we'll attempt to work our magic. If our driver is booked on other business, extra taxi fees may apply (at cost) but we'll do everything in our power to get it done.


Still Want to Take a Run at It?

If you're the type who stills prefer to do it yourself, Chiang Mai Buddy can help lessen the sting with our Queue Ticket Service. Although it doesn't provide the in-and-out speed described here, it will both eliminate your need to get to the Immigration office at the peak of dawn and reduce your waiting time substantially.

Visa Extension Table (all visa classes)

For the definitive information source on specific parameters for all countries, CLICK HERE.

Visa Class In-Country Extensions Renewable Inside of Thailand # of Renewals
B (Business) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
D (Diplomatic) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
ED (Education 6 months) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
ED (Self-Defence 12 months) 1 (7 days) New Application 4
EX (Expert/Specialist) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
F (Government Assignment) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
IB (Investment) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
IM (Government Investment) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
M (Journalist/Reporter/Film) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
O (Marriage/Family) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
O (Medical) 1 (7 days) Renewable Case-by-case
O (NGO) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
O (Volunteer) 1 (7 days) New Application Unlimited
O-A (Retirement) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
R (Missionary/Religious) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
RS (Scientific Research) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
S (Sports Event Participation) 1 (7 days) Renewable Unlimited
SETV (Single Entry Tourist Visa 2 (30 days then 7 days) Leave Country 0
METV (Multiple Entry Tourist Visa 2 (30 days then 7 days) Leave Country 0
Visa Exemption (14 day stamp) 1 (30 days) Leave Country 0
Visa Exemption (15 day stamp) 1 (30 days) Leave Country 0
Visa Exemption (14 day stamp) 1 (30 days) Leave Country 0
Visa Exemption (30 day stamp) 1 (30 days) Leave Country 0
Visa Exemption (90 day stamp) 1 (7 days) Leave Country 0
Visa On Arrival 15 days 1 (30 days) Leave Country 0
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