Immigration Offices in Phuket. The place where Visa extensions are done.
Phuket has two immigration offices where you can apply for a visa extension. The main immigration office is in Phuket Town on Phuket Road not far from Saphan Hin public park. The office is open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 16:30 and is closed for lunch from 12:00 to 13:00. Be sure to get your application in before 15:30 since the office will not process anything requiring a fee payment after that time.
If you’re staying at one of Phuket’s west coast beaches, the nearest immigration office is on Patong beach. It was closed for nearly two years but it reopened in June 2013 with operating hours from Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 15:00.
Visitors with 30-day transit visas may extend them for another seven days while those with 60-day tourist visas may extend these another 30 days at both the Phuket Town and Patong immigration offices. The cost is 1,900 baht and you’ll need to provide a passport-sized photo. A shop at the back of the office does photos (and photocopies) if you forgot to bring one.
At both immigration offices you’ll find foreign Tourist Police volunteers who will help sort out your application and answer any questions before turning you over to a Thai immigration official. Note that some nationalities are not eligible for extensions.