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Remember if coming to Thailand for longer stays then 1 month go to your nearest Thai Consulate in your home country. Arrival in Thailand you can obtain 30 days eg. USA. It varies between countries. [ Countries ]



Remember if coming to Thailand for longer stays then 1 month go to your nearest Thai Consulate in your home country. Arrival in Thailand you can obtain 30 days eg. USA. It varies between countries so check first as the rules have changed. [ Countries ]

New Thai consular visa fees 


Reference Thai Ministerial Regulation No. 27 (B.E. 2546) which was issued by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522, the new fee rate for Thai visas has been proclaimed in the Royal Gazette. The new fee rate as listed below will go into effect on August 26, 2003:

Transit Visa US$20.00
Tourist Visa US$25.00

Non-Immigrant Visas:

- Single Entry US$50.00
- 1 Year Multiple-Entry US$125.00
- 3 Year Multiple-Entry for persons who hold the travel documents of the APEC member countries to enter the Kingdom of Thailand for the purpose of business US$125.00

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised all Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulate Generals to begin charging the new visa rates

If applying for a visa extension, re-entry permit, residence permit or other immigration services, from 26 August 2003 foreigners visiting or living in Thailand will be required to pay greatly increased official fees at immigration offices in accordance with a new Ministry of Interior regulation. For example, the current fees for a resident permit are Baht 2,000 for submitting the application and Baht 50,000 (in the case of a person legally married to a Thai, Baht 25,000) when receiving the residence permit book. Under the new fee structure, the cost of a residence permit will be Baht 7,600 for the application and Baht 191,400 (spouses of Thais or holders of residence permits, and children, Baht 95,700) when the residence permit book is issued by the Immigration Bureau.

The new fees for the immigration services more commonly required by foreigners are listed below.

Type Baht

Transit visa, single entry 800

Tourist visa, single entry 1,000

Non-immigrant visa, single entry up to multiple you can only apply at Penang and must have WP3 form from the Labour office, use a lawyer as you must furnish new paperwork.

Application for visa extension 1,900

Application for a single re-entry permit 1,000

Application for a multiple re-entry permit 3,800

Application for a residence permit 7,600

Approval of a residence permit (payable on receipt of residence book) 191,400

Overstay is 500 baht per day.

Approval of a residence permit (payable on receipt of residence book) for a foreigner married to a Thai, the spouse of a resident, and any of their children who have not reached the status of a Thai juristic person (i.e., unmarried children aged below 20 years) 95,700 . Newspaper business Costs will be =20,000 baht

In a related action, the Immigration Bureau has approved a new regulation governing the requirements for qualifying for extensions of visas. However, at present it is planned to implement this regulation in July 2004. Source: 29 Tanin Law Office Co Ltd, Chiangmai Tel: (053) 410-174 Chiangmai; & Skonchai, Oliver & Nitirat Law Consultants Co., Ltd.

Effective 10th July 2004 salaries per month WILL INCREASE FOR ALL FOREIGNERS WORKING IN THAILAND eg. salary increase for USA, Japan, Canada, will be 60,000 baht, 50,000 baht for NZ, Aus & EU countries, 45,000 baht for Korea,Taiwan,Singapore, Malaysia, S.A. Hong kong, 35,000 baht for India, Middle east,Indonesia,Philippines,China & 25,000 baht Vietnam, Africa, Laos, Myanmar,Cambodia. More info in the next issue.Marriage visas will also increase from 200,000 baht to 400,000 baht per year.





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VISA RUNS You already have a tourist's valid for one or two months from the date of issue. This visa can be extended by one month in Thailand. In Chiang Mai, go to the immigration office. The extension fee is 500 Baht. After this month expires you can re-apply for yet another extension (same fee). You get an "under consideration for X amount of days" stamp endorsement, another one when you return (after crossing into Mynamar or Laos) after X amount of days (no fee) and finally a "must leave country in X amount of days" endorsement. This gives you approximately 30 days more.  To enter Laos you can get a visa at the border towns of Chiang Khong or Nong Khai. You can also obtain a visa in Chiang Mai. Laos town of Huai Sai across the Mae Khong River from where you travel onwards onto Luang Prabang in Laos.

POLICE COMPLAINTS: now have a new email address if you have a problem with Thai Police on  & P.O. Box 191, Rong Muang, Pathum Wan, 10330, Thailand.

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