Double-entry visa stamp mistake
I am an Austrian citizen who is married to a Thai lady. We were married in South Africa a year ago.
Over the past year, I have been in and out of Thailand six times. During my most recent visit to South Africa, I applied for a double-entry non-immigrant O visa. At the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, I was informed this would give me the right to stay in Thailand for two three-month periods.
I paid 880 rand for that visa, twice as much as a single-entry three-month visa.
After spending three months in Thailand, we traveled to Europe. Upon returning to Thailand with my wife, the officer at passport control informed me that I was allowed to stay for only one month before I would have to leave the country again.
Please enlighten me, as my IQ is not high enough to understand this.
Gunter Steinhart, Phuket.
According to your visa, you should have been given a stamp for a 90-day stay. It appears as though you were given a 30-day stamp in error by our staff when checking it at the passport control point.
Therefore, I would like you to contact me in person and bring your passport so I may check it again.
You may call me directly at the number 081-6394080 to make an appointment.
Pol Col Paweena Boonsutthi, Phuket Airport Immigration Superintendent.