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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 [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Q: I have a work permit and non immigrant “B” visa. But I am finishing my job in a couple of weeks and want to switch to a retirement visa without leaving the country. Is that going to be possible?

A: Assuming you are at least 50 years old, it is possible. You [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

When to renew
Q: I have a one-year married man’s visa (my wife is Thai) which expires on March 4. I need 400,000 baht in my Thai account, but the funds are not scheduled to arrive from UK until several days after that. Will it be OK if I obtain a seven days’ extension on the [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Longest overstay
Q: I recently overstayed my Thai visa for two weeks, owing to illness, and was fined 7,000 baht at the airport, which was OK. However, I just wonder what is the longest overstay ever recorded and what in practice happened to the man or woman.
A: According to immigration tales, the longest was 17 [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Confusing scenario
Q: I am very confused by the differing regulations for different nationalities coming to Thailand. I am an American and I recently received 30 days on arrival at the Pong Nam Ron border post. But my travelling companion from Belgium received only two weeks. The officer on duty refused to explain but simply [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Visa to Dhaka

Q: I read on the internet that a UK citizen can visit Bangladesh without a prior visa provided he or she cannot get to a Bangladeshi embassy or consulate. I am a handicapped person, so does this apply to me. I will be visiting my relatives in February and I am based [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

One day over
Q: I came into Thailand with 30 days stamp on arrival. My flight home is one day later than the visa stamp on my passport. Some people say I need an extension at the immigration whilst others say I will be arrested at the airport. What is the situation?
A: By custom and [...]

Your Visa Queries Answered

Your Visa Queries Answered

Re-entry query
Q: I have a one-year retirement visa which expires in about six weeks’ time, but I expect to be out of the country at that time.  My plan is to obtain a re-entry permit so that I can come back into the country without voiding my visa. I can then reapply for my retirement [...]

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