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Remember if coming to Thailand for longer stays then 1 month go to your nearest Thai Consulate in your home country. Arrival in Thailand you can obtain 30 days eg. USA. It varies between countries so check first as the rules have changed. [ Countries ]


TRAVELLING OUT OF THAILAND: the Royal Thai Embassies and the Royal Thai Consulates visa fees:

o US $60.00 for single entry
o US $150.00 for multiple entries
o US $150.00 (APEC Multiple Entries)
o US $300.00 (Three-year Non-Immigrant "B" for Business and Work)

o US $30.00 per entry

o US $25.00 per entry






TRAVELLING OUT OF THAILAND:  Penang you can get non immigrant B visas. double and multiple tourist visas. If you are on a tourist visa living or staying in Thailand and travel say to Hongkong for a few days make sure when you re enter Thailand you have your onward ticket. If not you will be jailed by Immigration on entering until someone brings your exit ticket from your home showing immigration for leaving Thailand.

Please note you must leave Thailand if your Visa expires. if you use agents then you will be prosecuted. The law states one must leave themselves. Please note you can obtain a non immigrant B visa in Penang if you have the right company papers and WP3 or Tor tor 3 form from the labour office  In Mae Sai if going for a tourist one month visa you must show 10,000 baht when you come back  into Thailand. For families 40,000 baht in cash and 3 month non immigrant holders 20,000 baht you must show  to the Thai border on the way into Thailand. However dress nicely as they are only asking those they think do not have any cash but be aware of this IN CASE YOU ARE ASKED. All other border crossings they do not ask for cash. REMEMBER OVERSTAY IS NOW 500 BAHT PER DAY.

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Thai consulate in Langkawi, Malaysia  Thailand opened a consulate in the Malaysian resort island of Langkawi serving Thai nationals working or visiting the island as well as tourists. New Thai honourable consulate in Langkawi. The Thai government opened the new honourary consulate in Langkawi .

Kuala Lumpur
Royal Thai Embassy, 206 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : (03) 248-8005, 8222, 8350, 8420 Fax : (03) 248-6527 email : 

Royal Thai Consulate-General, No.1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Tel : (094) 226-8029,9484 Fax : (094) 226-3121
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Royal Thai Embassy, 45, 91 Pyay Rd.,Yangon,The Union of Myanmar. Tel : (951) 525-670, 533-082,
221-713-6Fax : (951) 222-784
Tourist visas cost approximately US$30, stay of up to 4 weeks.

Royal Thai Embassy, Office Of Commercial Affairs, 169 M.V.MAO Tse Toung, (Rue 245) Sangkat Toul Svay Prey 1, Khan Chamcarmon Mon Phnom Phen, Cambodia Tel : 855-23 364607 Fax: 855-23 310150

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THE BURMESE  BORDER OPEN - Mae Sai. Mae Sot. You can go to Chang Khong ( need visa first ) or Nong Khai / Laos / Malaysia / Chiang Saen (Myanmar) for visas.

US PASSPORT HOLDERS:  U.S. Passports No Longer be Issued Abroad. All passports, except those required for urgent travel, will be issued in the United States using the new more secure photo-digitized imaging system.  U.S. embassies and consulates will continue to issue passports that are needed for urgent travel. However, such passports will be limited in validity, and cannot be extended. Bearers will be required to exchange, at no additional cost, their limited-validity passports for a full-validity digitized passports upon completion of their urgent travel. Information on applying for a U.S. passport Department of State’s web site at: .

 MAE SAI:   At Mae Sai immigration exit point on the crossing to Myanmar there is a sign posted saying persons re-entering Thailand  will have to carry at least 10,000 baht or cash equivalent to come back into Thailand. For non immigrant holders who want 60-90 days you must show 20,000 baht IF ASKED and for families 40,000 baht. A bank savings book, credit card etc is not acceptable – you will need to show cash !!! HOWEVER THIS IS ONLY RANDOM SO YOU MAY BE WELL DRESSED AND ASKED TO SHOW THE CASH OR NOT AT ALL AND DEPENDS HOW THEY FEEL BUT BE AWARE OF IT. Make sure you have $US5 to cross into Tachelik AND AT THE MOMENT IT IS NOT ENFORCED TO SHOW THE MONEY. REMEMBER OVERSTAY IS NOW 500 BAHT PER DAY.

When reapplying for your visa you must go to the Immigration border. DO NOT USE AGENTS TO SECURE YOUR VISA.   If going by bus remember the last aircon bus leaves Mae Sai at 3.30pm for ChiangMai. The Nachonchair Air bus also leaves for Pattaya. From Mae Sai immigration catch a Songtaew 5 baht to the border. Walk straight across & hand your passport to Myanmar with $US10 or 500 baht now before the Burma archway on the right. They give you a voucher then when you return your passport is stamped and you cross back to Thailand. No charge on the Thai side and you fill out your TM card & have your entry stamped. ONLY buy 2 bottles & 2 cartons of cigarettes per person & do not listen to them if they say more----the Customs watch you like hawks? & will fine you 1000 baht per extra bottle. Don't buy playing cards as you will be fined coming back to Thailand at 2000 baht a box----even though you can buy in Thailand. Theres nothing really to buy in Tachelik apart from DVD's and everything is now cheaper on the Thai side--Jan 2007 .BORDER OPEN

Chiang Saen: you can cross the border to the casino and it costs 500 baht via boat to Myanmar. Situated 60kms from ChiangRai. They will give you a tourist visa on the other side cost is 250 baht. Open 7 days as far as we know & you do not need a visa before hand. Just arrive.  BORDER OPEN

Chiang Khong: If you are a tourist and go across the border to laos you may be asked for exit travel documents out. If not you will be locked up so have a return ticket to where you come from just in case. A recent case happened in May 2007 where a foreigner was stranded. The boat fare is 20 baht each way. Nothing much to buy over the border except Laos beer --large bottles 30 baht & cans 20 baht ---really nice stuff & of course bottles of wine.   BORDER OPEN

Mae Sot Border Myanmar:  EASY BORDER WITH NO HASSLES TO ARRANGE ANOTHER VISA. A one-day visa for Myanmar costs $US10.Mae Sot is now a nice place with many coffee shops and ideal for visa runs.  BORDER OPEN

Ranong Border to Victoria Point Tenasserim Myanmar:  From Saphan phla Pier boat ride across Pak Chan estuary to Victoria Point. You will stop at two places before Burma, Thai office will check you have an exit visa and stop at Burma's immigration  pay the 5 dollars and for them to verify you have a exit visa from Thailand. Give the longtail boat driver your passport with a $5 bill and stay on the boat & the ride can cost 40-100 baht depending on the mood. BORDER OPEN

ChiangMai:  If you dress nicely you will be treated as such; and remember Thai people have very clean habits which a few foreigners could learn from ie. dress like a hippy & you will be treated like one!!!!!!!!!!!  Some travel Offices in Chiangmai will get you the visa for 3 months eg.PP Travel (Thapae Rd) 1000 baht just for a Laos Visa;)---cost is 2000 baht for them to get the visa although we are not sure if these are ........OK? as the stamps are not from any of the 3 main foreign borders.  ( TAT certified 023-0533 ).

Penang:   Yes you now can get non immigrant 3 month visa & with the right Tax and company papers a multiple or double entry B visa. To get a non immigrant B visa you will be asked to show your work permit otherwise you need to show a WP3 form from the Labour Office or letter stating your worl permit is being processed to secure  a single entry non immigrant visa if at all. If you have the right papers heres a check list: Take all your company papers and just in case company stamp, letter from your company inviting you to join or need a visa, tax certificate, CV of applicant, photos x2; also passport copies & work permit & COPY & you may need references so take these as well. PENANG IMMIGRATION  Tel:  (604) 2268029.   [ Train timetable to Penang ] BORDER OPEN 

Laos Visa: Get your tourist visa at any Lao embassy overseas or through a tour agency. Visas on arrival at Vientiane's Wattay International airport and Lao side of the Thai-Laos friendship border bridge by Nong Khai  Thailand and. Visitors need a valid passport, one photo, a fee of US$ 30. Laos, Royal Thai Embassy Route Phonekheng, Vientiane, P.O. Box 128 Tel: 214 5813, 214 5856 Fax: +66 1 411 0017 Border crossing open from 9am till 4.30pm. Chongmek in Ubon Rathchathani Province to Vang Tao, Pakse, LaosBorder crossing is open 6am till 7pm.From Ubon Ratchathani ytake bus to Chongmek.  Ferry across the Mekhong river. Visas $US30 are available on arrival into Laos, & like Mai Sai if you just wish to visit the market in Laos you can leave your passport at immigration and pay 70baht.You can take your car across this border crossing as long as it is registered in your name. Chong Bok Pass in Nam Yuen, Ubon Rathchathani Province is another border. Bueng Kan to Paksan: Border crossing open from 8.30am till 4.30pm, Laos visa available on arrival.

Nong Khai: TRAVEL IN LAOS AT YOUR OWN RISK. don't buy your visa to visit Laos from Tuk Tuks etc as you will be ripped off. At the Lao Embassy in Nong Khai you get a  2 week visa for $30. The Lao people outside the Thai visa office can take care of your visa. A 3 month tourist costs 300 baht or you can give them 1000 baht and they do everything and deliver your visa to the hotel at 1 pm next day "which sure beats standing in line in the heat,,we stayed in a hotel that was nice king size beds and not to old dining room and hot water. Big clean room, Chalnxay or something. 600 baht per day and 1 and 1/2 blocks from visa office"   BORDER OPEN 

China's Yunnan and Myanmar's Shan state: Kyegaung border check point by the Shwe Li or Yuli river flows Muse (Shan state) and Ruli (Yunnan) towns & foreign tourists can a travel agent  to apply for a permit for them to travel across this border. You need passport copies, travel itinerary, photos etc always carry photos and passport copies. You need a Myanmar guide inside Shan state.

Cambodia Visa: on arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport , Siem Reap Airport and international border check points. Need passport, copies and 1 photographs (4x6) and fill out the forms. Minthly Tourist visa costs US$20, a business visa costs US$ 25 and may be extended in-country. Tourist visa can be extended only one month at a time, while a Business visa can be extended indefinitely. Cambodia: Aranyaprathet/Poipet Border crossing point open from 7am till 8pm, visa on arrival to Cambodia 1,000baht.Its a crap town but full of fakes and touts. Sishopan is the town past Poipet. Dirt road still to Siam Reap. Pong Nam Rorn ( or Pong Nam Ron ), Ban Laem to Daung Lem Border Crossing: Battambang. Cambodian visa on arrival issued at this point. Koh Kong crossing point into Kampot Cambodia. Cambodian visa on arrival available and the border crossing is open from 7am till 5 pm.

Vientiane, Singapore: is Ok for marriage visas. Must show 400,000 baht in a bank account. Other places for multi entry O visas are Australia: Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and you don't need to show in your Thai account but check first and be prepared

Poipet: Cost is 1000 baht at the Cambodian side and they will not take US$ for a visa 30 days into Cambodia.BORDER REOPENED 

Phnom Penh: Some tourists have a hard time as the visa post is in the front of the Embassy and run by Khmers who hold the forms. If too many stamps or your dress is not nice you may be refused.

Singapore: If you come into thailand on a tourist visa you must leave to get an O non imkigrant. Marriage visas showing 400,000 baht  multi entry O visas are OK here. Take all yopur papers: marriage cert; proof of money in Bank account and take statements with you. B's forget and you can get tourist visa here.  Please call them first (65) 2357694, 7360637 to get info.

Cambodia: Recently the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cambodia and International Cooperation is launching e-Visa that enables traveler to apply for a travel visa online. The applicant does not need to visit a Cambodian Embassy to submit an application or even need to sent an application to the Embassy and wait for a response. All they need is to access the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website,, get their passport and credit card information ready and e-Visa will deliver the Visa to their mailbox for them to print. You can always review our website for more information.

  You need to travel to Chang Khong, Mae Sot or Nong Khai in Laos. --- PLEASE RING THE MAE SAI IMMIGRATION: (053) 731-008 OR CHIANGMAI (053) 277-510  & MAE SOT (055)563-002-4 TO CONFIRM

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