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Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

60-day visa turned back
Q: I recently read that a farang was refused entry to Thailand even though he had a 60-day tourist visa granted at the Thai embassy in Malaysia. What is all this about?
A: There have been a handful of such cases at southern border crossings. In each case, the foreigner had several back-to-back [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

British embassy letter
Q: Now that the British consulate in Pattaya is closed, I have heard as a Pattaya resident that you don’t have to visit personally the embassy in Bangkok to get an income letter to renew your Thai retirement visa.  What is all this about?
A: You can still post the application to the [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Down and Out
Q: A friend of mine, who is 78 and ill, has run out of money in Thailand and has nobody to fund his repatriation back to UK. He has a modest amount in a UK bank but has lost his password and cannot access it online. Surely there must be someone or [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Retirement visa for Indian
Q: As an Indian national, I held a one-year retirement visa which I accidentally cancelled when I obtained a new passport and forgot to transfer the stamp. I have heard that I can renew the visa if I leave the country and come back the same day or the day after.
A: [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

All matters below refer to the recent changes in 30- and 15-day stamps on arrival at Thai land border posts.  See also Editorial (Snap Judgment) this issue.
Q: What exactly do the changes mean?
A: Foreigners without a prior visa will no longer be able to enter Thailand by land border posts as often as they [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa for Albania
Q: I am a Thai woman with an English boyfriend. We want to visit Switzerland where my boyfriend works but would first like to visit Albania where a friend of his lives. Can you inform me of the visa regulations for a Thai visiting Albania?
A: There is no Albanian embassy in Thailand, [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Family extension
Q: I am married to a Thai lady but I don’t need a one-year visa as I’m out of the country too much working in the Middle East. On the other hand, a month on arrival is often not enough for me and I dislike leaving the country just to get another short period. [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Failing visas
Q: I realize that all countries have different regulations, but what are the most common reasons why a Thai woman fails to get a visa to visit her boyfriend in Europe or Australia? I’m really looking for bottom-line advice here.
A: There are really three bottom lines. The embassy will be looking for solid [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa fees at Vientiane
Q: How much is the visa fee to enter Laos at Vientiane airport?
A: It depends on your nationality – between US$20 and US$50. The Laos government recently announced that Russian visitors are to be free. Discussions are still underway to have joint visas with other ASEAN partners, but details are still unclear.

Multiple [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa for wife
Q: I am a work permit holder in Thailand with a Filipina wife. She is not working, but I obviously want her to live with me here without having to apply for separate visas all the time. How can I do this please?
A: Your wife can share your non-immigrant “B” visa, based [...]

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