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and 1 Year Visa
Retirement Visa (50 years old up)
Thai Wife-Husband Visa (Married with Thai citizen)
Extension Visa in Thailand
30 60 90 days
Extension Visa: Visa Runs to Cambodia
Working: 1-day service (in Pattaya Branch only)
The minibus picks up in your hotel about 6.00-6.30 a.m. back in Pattaya about 4.30-5.00 p.m.
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Extension Visa: Visa Runs to Laos 3 Nights 2 Days
Double Tourist Visa
Get 60 days+30 days
(including Hotel+ABF, Visa fees, Transfer)
Minibus pick up in your hotel about 6.00 - 6.30 p.m. (in Pattaya only)
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Thailand Immigration laws are always changing and these changes may occur at any time of the year. We will keep you updated on Immigration law changes in Thailand if you are a frequent traveller to the Kingdom of Thailand
The purpose of this is to provide you with the most current updates on Immigration law changes in Thailand.
1. Any person(s) wishing to enter the Kingdom of Thailand must obtain a proper visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to arrival in Thailand
2. Any person(s) in transit or tourists from the countries listed below are permitted to obtain an entry visa on their arrival at the designated point of entry to Thailand and will receive an entry visa stay up to 15 days. "Bhutan, China, Taiwan, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Oman, Mauritius, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine."
3. Any person(s) in transit or tourist from the countries listed below are permitted to obtain an entry visa on their arrival at the designated point of entry to Thailand and will receive an entry visa stay up to 30 days. These countries are exempt from visa requirements and will receive an entry stamp on their passports at the port of entry. "Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Swede, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam."
4.Any person(s) wishing to stay longer than 30 days must have a valid visa, which can be obtained from a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to entry into Thailand. The exceptions are nationals of the Republic of Korea, Brazil, and Peru who are currently allowed to stay up to 90 days after obtaining an entry stamp at the Immigration checkpoint of entry. These lists of countries change periodically. The Immigration Bureau adds and removes countries as circumstances dictate. Therefore, checking with a Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country is recommended before travelling
Type of Visas and Purposes of Visit
In Thailand, there are numerous visa categories, with eight major types issued under the Immigration Act. Each category is restricted to a specific purpose. All travellers are advised to strictly adhere to the rules governing each visa category. A visa authorizes entry to Thailand for a specific length of time depending upon the type of visa. The passport will show the date of authorized entry. The permissible duration of stay is always entered in the passport
1.Transit Visa "Category Visa TS" applicable to any person(s) entering Thailand with an intention to travel on to another country.
2.Tourist Visa "Category Visa TR" applicable to any person(s) visiting Thailand for sightseeing purposes only.
3.Non-Immigrant Visa applicable to any person(s) entering Thailand on a temporary basis for a particular purpose: "Category Visa B" - Business
"Category Visa B-A" - Business or Investment
"Category Visa ED" - Study or Observation
"Category Visa RS" - Scientific research or teaching in a research or educational institution in Thailand.
"Category Visa R" - Missionary work with approval from the ministry of department concerned
"Category Visa O" - Other purposes as prescribed in the ministerial regulations (as dependents, retired persons, sports trainer, or family reunions, marriage, medical treatment, and legal proceedings.,br> "Category Visa O-A"- Temporary Residence
4.Diplomatic "Category Visa D" applicable to any person(s) entering the Kingdom on a diplomatic or consular mission or for the performance of duties with international organizations
5.Official "Category Visa F" performance of official duties (involving the Thai Government).
6.Immigrant Visa (Permanent Residence) applicable for the person(s) entering Thailand for permanent residence purposes.
7.Courtesy Visa applicable to those diplomatic and/or official passport holders who enter the Kingdom for purposes other than official duties and those ordinary passport holders who enter the Kingdom in response to an official Thai request.
Extension of stay in Thailand
Transit Visa – a transit visa may be extended for 7 to 10 days depending on applicant’s nationality.
Tourist Visa – A tourist visa may be extended for a maximum of 7 to 30 days depending on applicant’s nationality.
Non-Immigrant Visa – Non-Immigrant visa categories "B" or "B-A" are usually extended for a period of not exceeding 1 year at a time from the date of arrival except "IM" which shall not exceed 2 years, and "IB" which is generally 2-3 years depending on the recommendation of the BOI and the size of the investment. The government fee for an extension of a transit, tourist, or non-immigrant visa is 1,900 Thai Baht.
The period of stay allowed is always stamped or written in the passport upon arrival in Thailand. Every person(s) is responsible for checking his/her passport for the authorized length of stay. Any person(s) who overstays in the Kingdom is subject to a fine of 500Thai baht for each day after the expiration date of the permitted length of stay up to a maximum of 20,000 Thai Baht. This fine may be paid at the Immigration Division or at the airport upon departure. If an alien cannot or is otherwise unable to pay the fine for overstaying a visa, he/she is subject to detention at the Immigration Detention Center
Change of Visa
The Thai Government gives foreigners who did not get a chance to apply for a Non-Immigrant visa before arriving in Thailand an opportunity to change their visa if they need to stay in Thailand longer. This procedure may be done within the country. A foreigner who is eligible for a change of visa must have entered Thailand with a Tourist or Transit visa granted by a Thai Embassy or consulate abroad. The foreigner must apply for a change of visa not less than 30 days before his current visa is due to expire. Various documents are required depending on their purpose of the application for a Non-Immigrant visa
Any person(s) holding any kind of visa for stay in Thailand who wishes to leave and return to the country by the expiry date of such visa without having to apply for a new visa must apply for a re-entry permit prior to departure. A re-entry permit allows the person(s) to re-enter Thailand and use the time remaining on his/her visa. If a re-entry permit is not applied for, the visa will automatically be cancelled although it has not expired. To facilitate the travel schedules of aliens, aside from the Immigration offices throughout Thailand, an entry permit may be obtained at Bangkok’s International Airport "Suvarnabhumi Airport", or Chiang Mai, Phuket, and Hat Yai, as well as other designated immigration checkpoints throughout the country. The fee for single re-entry is 1,000 Thai baht and multiple re-entries are 3,800 Thai Baht. It is advisable for you to request a multiple re-entry visa if you are planning to travel in and out of the country frequently. If one leaves Thailand before his visa has expired and wants to return but does not have a re-entry permit, he must apply for another visa. Exits may only be legally made at designated immigration control points. The crossing of any border is an exit for immigration purpose, whether or not the exit point is controlled. Thus, forays into neighbouring countries are deemed exits, legal, or otherwise, and returning to Thailand form such trips is a new entry, requiring proper visas or re-entry permits
Most foreigners who intend to work in Thailand are subject to the Alien Employment Act. H.E. 2521 (A.D. 1978). Under the provisions of this Act, a foreigner cannot perform any act of work or service unless a work permit has been issued by the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor, or unless the individual, or the work performed, falls within an exception to the Act. The term "Work" is defined very broadly, which covers physical and mental activities, whether or not for wages or other remuneration. Working without a valid work permit even for a day is a criminal offence. The validity period of a work permit is governed by the holder’s immigration status, i.e. a work permit usually expires, on the last day of the period of stay allowed by immigration officials as shown on the person(s) visa. In order to obtain a work permit, you must either have one of the following visas already in your passport Non-Immigrant B, or Non-Immigrant O with at least 21 days valid on the visa. In order to obtain a Non-Immigrant B visa, you must apply at a Thai Embassy or Consulate abroad. You will also need to submit documents to help support your Non-Immigrant B or O visa
Applying for Marriage Visa to stay in Thailand
You can apply for a Non-Immigrant Category "O" visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulates in other countries. If you are planning to stay in Thailand for longer than 60 days and are married to a Thai Citizen you should apply for this visa in your country of residence. The foreigner can apply for a Non-Immigrant "O" Visa by submitting documents such as Marriage Certificate, Copy of his/her Thai Spouse’s Identification Card and House Registration. *Note: if you wish to have a one-year multiple entries Non-O Visa you must show at least 400,000 baht in your Thai Bank Account or in the Bank from your country of residence along with the documents listed above. This will allow you a 1-year multiple entry visa but you will have to leave the Kingdom of Thailand once every 3 months to renew the visa. "
Marriage Visa to Stay in Thailand
Any person(s) who wish to apply for a marriage visa to stay in Thailand must reach certain requirements before applying for this type of visa. First, you must have a valid Non-Immigrant Category O Visa in your passport with at least 21 days valid on the visa and you must already be married to a Thai Citizen. All documents can be submitted to the closest Thai Immigration where you live in Thailand
◦If you are under the age of 50 you will need to either prove that you are receiving at least an income of 40,000 baht per month from outside the country or work and have a work permit in Thailand and you and your wife make a total monthly income of no less than 40,000 baht per month.
◦If you are over the age of 50 and retired you will need to show at least 400,000 baht in a Thai bank account and it has to be in the account for over a period of 4 months along with a pension of no less than 40,000 baht per month along with a letter from your Embassy stating your total monthly pension or yearly pension income
Any person(s) who wish to apply for a retirement visa to stay in Thailand must reach certain requirements before applying for this type of visa. First, you must have a valid Non-Immigrant Category O Visa in your passport with at least 21 days valid on the visa and you must be over the age of 50 years old and receiving a retirement pension from outside the country. All documents can be submitted to the closest Thai Immigration office where you live in Thailand. You must have a letter from your embassy stating the amount of income you received monthly and also have originals or copies of your retirement pension and details about your retirement. You will also need to show your bank accounts from outside the country as well as inside the country. You should also have at least 800,000 baht in your Thai bank account continuously for at least 4 months in a row
Visa Runs Thailand
If you wish to do a Visa Run to the Bordering Countries of Thailand you will only be granted a 15 days or sometimes 30 days Tourist Visa upon re-entering to Thailand. You can also do a 3 months Tourist Visa Cambodian run which you will have to stay at the border of Cambodia and Thailand while our agents take your passport to get process at the Thai Embassy in Cambodia
If you think that you fall under some of these conditions and would like more information on how to process then please feel free to contact us for any more information that you may need. Please understand that the Immigration Laws in Thailand change drastically and if you fail to keep up with its updates, it would result in visa cancellations and large overstay fees. By choosing our services to help you we will keep you updated on a yearly basis and let you know when changes in the Immigration Law happens so you don’t have to worry about any unnecessary border runs or visa extensions.