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Immigration roundup

Here is our current and updated summary of Thai immigration rules as they apply to foreigners.  The trend for increased discretion by immigration officers at borders, airports and offices appears to have increased.  For example, …

Are scams diminishing?

It looks like tourists and expats in Pattaya are wising up to some traditional scams. A recent survey by this newspaper, involving visitors and law enforcement agencies, has revealed that some traditional money traps have …

Elite card VISA EXPANDS

Thailand Privilege Card plc (TPC), operator of Thailand Elite Card, expects to generate revenues of 400 million baht this year–up 40 percent over 2016. The agency has introduced several changes in recent months hoping to …

10-year visa arrives

The government has finally agreed the bones of a new 10 year visa which will be introduced nationally in mid-August.  Aimed at wealthier retirees who must be at least 50 years old, applicants are required …

Farang insurance dilemmas

The news that all foreign tourists to Thailand will soon need to obtain travel insurance to enter the country is causing the usual confusion from leaked sources.  Thai public sector hospitals have complained for many …

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