No More Multiple-Entry Non-Immigrant Visa at Honorary Consulates

As of August 15, 2016, it seems that Thai honorary consulates in a number of countries across the world will no longer issue multiple-entry Non-Immigrant visa but only single-entry visa that are good for just one 90-day visit to Thailand. If you want a multiple-entry Non-Immigrant visa that is valid for a full year, yes… Continue Reading

Briton Fined 4,000 Baht for Not Staying Where He Was Registered

Here’s a rather weird story featured on the Chonburi immigration website under the banner “Good guys in, Bad guys out” which usually refers to visa overstayers or foreign criminals. But no, the 38-year-old British national featured in the news section of the immigration website simply committed the crime to not be staying at the place… Continue Reading

Two-Year Overstayer Caught Living at Pattaya Five-Star Hotel

A 41-year-old Kazakhstan national who had overstayed his visa for over two years was arrested by immigration at the five-star Royal Cliff Beach Hotel Saturday afternoon. Apparently unaware of the new immigration rules that allow for blacklisting visa overstayers for up to 10 years, Mr Nikita Komissarov had overstayed his visa for exactly 734 days,… Continue Reading

Irish Overstayer Arrested for Telling Immigration Officer ‘F**k You’

A 37-year-old Irish tourist was arrested at the Chonburi Immigration office on Jomtien Soi 5 and told to leave the country within 24 hours after he tried to extend his visa while on a four-day overstay. The reason? The stubborn Irishman told the female immigration officer that was actually willing to grant him an extension,… Continue Reading

New Foreigner “Information Form” Arrives at Pattaya Immigration

Two months ago we reported about a controversial new immigration form that foreigners seeking to extend their visa, do a 90-day report, apply for a re-entry permit etc. had to fill at the immigration bureau in Bangkok. The detailed information required by Thai immigration – all in the name of “national security” – included their… Continue Reading

Drugged & Robbed Italian Man Now Deported for Visa Overstay

A couple of days ago only, we reported about a British tourist who had reportedly behaved somewhat “oddly” on Walking Street and had his passport checked by immigration officers. They found out that he had overstayed his visa for a bit over three months and he will now be deported and blacklisted from visiting Thailand… Continue Reading

Now Thai Immigration Want to Know (Almost) Everything About You

Not long ago Thai immigration invented a new requirement – proof of address – for tourists applying for a visa extension at their local immigration bureau. We mean, not just fill “Whatever Beach Resort, Pattaya City” in the application form but provide proof an actual street address. Fair enough. But that was then. Now that… Continue Reading

Final Call – New Overstay Rules to Take Effect March 20, 2016

Thailand’s strict new overstay rules that may see visa overstayers banned from re-entering the kingdom for up to 10 years have been in the news for a while now, so if you happen to have overstayed your visa you can’t say you didn’t know when you suddenly find yourself on an immigration blacklist, can you?… Continue Reading

30 Foreigners Caught Without Passports on Walking Street

Planning a night out on Walking Street? Wanna hit the clubs and party the night away? You better don’t forget your passport – and have nothing to hide from authorities. Local media report that more than 100 military and police officers from the Central Investigation Bureau raided five popular nightclubs, including 808, Flexx and Fever,… Continue Reading

Visa on Arrival Fee to Double from 1,000 to 2,000 Baht

Visitors from a total of currently 19 countries, such as China, India, Taiwan and Ukraine, whose nationals don’t qualify for the visa exemption scheme (which allows tourists from most Western countries to visit the kingdom without a visa), may apply for a so-called „visa on arrival“ in Thailand. Rather than applying for a tourist visa… Continue Reading

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