Update 8th October 2019. If you worry about denied entry please do contact us before your trip.
Many people are worried about ED Visa application, at the moment, first timers, can apply in Vientiane/Laos. For second year all places are more strict, expect interview and test about your skills.
SWD or “thaivisaservice” is specialised in border run & visa run. We offer Daily trip to Kanchanaburi@Myanmar border CLICK , or 3 times per week to Ban Laem@Cambodia border CLICK . Most people can do the border run only TWICE in one calendar year, there4 we offer trips to Royal Thai Embassy Vientiane/Laos via Nong Khai CLICK and to the Royal Thai Consulate Savannakhet/Laos via Mukdahan CLICK . Started already, visa trips Kota Bharu/Malaysia CLICK with the help of our Malaysian partner, South African can apply.
If you in Koh Samui, please choose our partner, Mr. Herbert from HDVisaRun, https://hdvisa-thailand.com/ .
Info on this page can help people to plan a stay in Thailand. Our offer are reasonable priced for you to choose from in order to apply the desired Thai visa. The only LAW in place is the limit for TWO land border crossings in one calendar year, if you from a country under visa exemption scheme. A good source of info is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Thailand?fbclid=IwAR1CFlHAin1qX7AfoWQlG0HRsAOXKQhPNlyWwIHMEkQf6tUJ2VoXthbtSgQ
Please bookmark Official sites and review them from time to time. Ministry of Foreign Affairs http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908 . Immigration https://www.immigration.go.th/index and details re Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates, location and requirements http://www.thaiembassy.org/main/
- Travellers, under visa exemption scheme, arriving via an international airport will be given a 30 day visa exempt stamp, however people using OUT/IN method to extend their stay might be questioned after few visa exempt entries. There is no specific period given and there is no rule on how many visa exempt will be issued for one person. An old rule “90 days in a 180 days period” has been cancelled many years ago. As of 31st December 2016 Thailand limit visa exempt entries at land border to TWO per calendar year, but all countries under visa exempt get 30 days. The day you arrive is counted as first day.
- A valid Tourist Visa allow 60 day stay and a valid Non Immigrant Visa allow 90 day.
1. Tourist Visa Waiver (visa exemption), no visa required prior to commencing travel to Thailand, however have the “THREE PROOF” (cash, ticket and room) ready.
- Bilateral Agreement, 90 days: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, South Korea.
- Bilateral Agreement, 30 days: Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam.
- Bilateral Agreement, 14 days: Cambodia (land and air unlimited). Myanmar arrival via Air only & with visa by land.
- Visa Exempt, 30 days at Airport and TWO times 30 day at land border in one calendar year 1.1 – 31.12: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Brunei(unlimited), Belgium, Canada, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia(unlimited), Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia(unlimited), Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Oman, Philippines(only country of ASEAN still limited) , Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Slovak, Slovenia, Singapore(unlimited), South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom and USA.
2. Countries which get Visa on Arrival at certain ports of entry in Thailand, however some Checkpoints might not accept your entry under Visa on Arrival as they are afraid you plan to take up illegal employment: Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu. As expected the visa fee exemption for VOA has been extended up to 30th April 2020 to help the ailing Thai tourism industry.
3. Other country’s passport holders must obtain Visa from a Thai diplomatic post abroad prior to commencing travel to Thailand.
General info and things to consider: We strongly recommend you to copy or record with your camera, upon entry into Thailand, following pages and keep the copies separate: Passport, latest Visa, latest Entry stamp and latest TM Card (Embarkation Card).
Visa extensions, apply at the Immigration Office in Soi 7 off Chaeng Watana Road from Monday to Friday, http://bangkok.immigration.go.th/en/location1.html or at your local Immigration Office.
Re-entry permits are available at your local Thai Immigration Office, however you can also apply, after CHECK IN, at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and Don Muang International Airport, departure hall. Single Re-entry THB 1,200.-, Multiple Re-entry THB 4,000.-. Counters should be open 24/7.
Duration of stay: a 60 day Tourist Visa and, since 29.8.2014, also the 30 day visa exempt stamp, will be extended for 30 days at Thai Immigration, THB 1,900.-(actually every entry can be extended once). However some countries, like India will get 7 day extension only.
Cancellation of work permit and extension of stay: In the event that you hold a extension of stay based on a Non B with work permit or based on study and you resign or it expires, you must cancel the “extension of stay” timely at Thai Immigration. And return the Work Permit as well, this is to avoid problem in future. There has never been a “7-day grace period”, however Thai Immigration will offer you a 7 day extension of stay for THB 1,900.-.
Overstay charges are THB 500.-/day – up to a maximum fine of THB 20,000.-.
Black Listing started 20th March 2016, age 18 years up , Children below 15 years of age will no pay overstay. Children between 15 and 18 years of age will be charged for overstay, but not Black listed. It is not possible to remove yourself from the blacklist, but after 5 years you can file an appeal.
Info is based for runs from Bangkok area. Other ares might have slightly different interpretation. We did not touch the topic of TM30, 90day reporting, transfer wise or agents. If you have specific question you sign up at Thai visa advise on FB, this is the best group for Thai Visa matters https://www.facebook.com/groups/1395920320731833/
Update 8th October 2019.