Thai Immigration Cartoon Clip Explains New Overstay Rules

As reported earlier this week, Thai immigration have recently warned they would start enforcing new overstay rules in just a bit over two months. The strict new rules will take effect on March 20, 2016, and allow for visa overstayers to be blacklisted and banned from re-entering the kingdom for 1-10 years. Thai immigration have… Continue Reading

Blacklisting for Visa Overstay to Go into Effect in March 2016

Watch out, the new strict overstay rules have now for the first time been officially confirmed by Thai immigration and will reportedly go into effect in just a bit over two months. According to the new rules, foreigners who overstay their visa in Thailand face getting blacklisted from re-entering the kingdom for 1-10 years depending… Continue Reading

Foreigners Targeted As Police Raid Walking Street Clubs

A foreigner of unknown nationality was arrested for carrying an expired passport when more than 100 Pattaya police officers raided several popular nightclubs on Walking Street late Monday night. The raids targeting foreigners were part of an ongoing nationwide immigration crackdown on foreign criminals and fugitives and tourists who have overstayed their visa. The Bangkok… Continue Reading

“Proof of Address” Now Required for 30-Day Visa Extension

It’s always been a requirement for tourists who sought to extend their temporary stay in the kingdom for an extra 30 days at a local immigration office to indicate an address where they were staying in Thailand. This could be a hotel, guesthouse, condominium – whatever. In practice, immigration officials would never come and check… Continue Reading

No More Double Entry Tourist Visa in Vientiane

So it’s official now. As other Thai embassies around the world, the Thai consulate in Vientiane, Laos, will no longer issue double-entry tourist visas after November 12, 2015. Instead, from November 13, only single-entry tourist visas will be available to foreign applicants who are not Lao nationals. The new multiple-entry tourist visa (METV) will also… Continue Reading

Crackdown on Visa Overstayers – Blacklisting Mulled Again

One day after immigration police announced that more than 9,000 foreigners were arrested in Thailand over the past week, 97.5% of whom were found to be overstaying their visa and being in the country illegally, rumours are once again rife that controversial new overstay rules proposed in July 2014 might actually take effect soon. In… Continue Reading

New Tourist Visa Rules – No More Double-Entry Tourist Visas?

Here are potentially bad news for Thailand “long stayers” who are not in the lucky position to qualify for any other visa than a tourist visa and instead travel to Laos every few months to apply for a fresh double-entry stamp. Indeed, it looks like the ultimate end to “living” in Thailand on double-entry tourist… Continue Reading

Thailand Launches Six-Month Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed today on its Facebook page that starting from November 13, visitors of any nationality can apply for a “new” multiple-entry tourist visa that will be valid for six months. As with all other tourist visa, the permitted duration of stay per entry will however be only 60 days,… Continue Reading

Thai-Cambo Border Closed for Out/In Visa Runs (Several Updates)

Starting Saturday afternoon, September 12, has received numerous reports from forum members indicating that immigration checkpoints on the Thai-Cambodian border were “no longer stamping visa exempt entries”. The checkpoint in Kanchanaburi on the Thai-Myanmar border was reportedly also closed for “border runners” holding a valid tourist or Non-Immigrant visa. >>> IMPORTANT UPDATES BELOW >>>… Continue Reading

Pattaya Immigration Arrest Turkish Expat with Fake Passport

A 40-year-old Turkish expat who claims he has lived and done business in Thailand for more than 10 years was arrested at the immigration office on Jomtien Soi 5 on Wednesday after officers found he was carrying a fake passport. Mr. Khatami Shahram reportedly visited the immigration office in order to extend his visa when… Continue Reading

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