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Offshore Workers living in Thailand

There is quite a number of Offshore Workers who use Thailand as their place for living for the time between their working periods, mostly on oil rigs offshore in Asia, Afrika or in the Middle East.

This people usually work for about four weeks outside Thailand and have another four weeks time off where they come back to spend their off- time in Thailand. Usually this group of people would not need a Visa for Thailand, as long as they stay less than 30 days in Thailand.
After the latest tightening of the visa regulation in Thailand in August 2014, it was in question whether the immigration in Thailand would let them enter Thailand every 8 weeks or so or not.

After two month after the introduction of the new regulations it has now turned out that there are no problems for offshore workers to re- enter Thailand after a working period of 4 weeks or so, even without a visa.

It might be however, that Immigration will ask a proof of funds to cover their stay in Thailand. and a proof for an address in Thailand.