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Thai Visa

The “Free Visa on Arrival” offer was extended until April

The government will extend the visa waiver fee for visa on arrival by another six months (untill April 2020) to increase the number of foreign tourists in the kingdom.

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Health Insurance for Long Stay Foreigners becomes mandatory

The cabinet has already approved a new rule, that long staying foreigners now must have an Health Insurance for Thailand that covers at least 400,000 Baht of inpatient and 40,000 Baht of outpatient costs.

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Thai Visa

One Year Visa for Thailand

For some time now, Thai Embassies in some countries have started to issue a real One Year Visa for Thailand, that allows you to stay in Thailand for one year, without doing visa runs every 3 month. The new visa is called “Non Immigrant O – A, where the “A” obviously stands for annual. You may […]

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Business

Thailand Work Permit

To get a work permit in Thailand, you need an employer who hires you. That can be any Thai Company like a Hotel, Dive Center or maybe even the government as an English Teacher. Even your Thai wife might be your employer and get a Work Permit for you if you want to run a […]

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Visa Fees Thailand

If you want to calculate your cost of living in thailand, you need to include the cost for your visa which you need for Thailand. Here is a short summery of the Visa Fees for a Thai Visa in Euro, USD, GBP & SEK. I have taken the numbers from selected Thai Embassies in Europe […]

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Finances

Thai ATM Charges

Since April 2009, almost all Thai banks charge an additional fee for withdrawing cash with foreign credit cards at Thai ATMs. This fee was initially 150 Baht, then increased to 180, 200 and in February 2017 it is already 220 Baht. This amount will be automatically added to the withdrawal amount. Example: You want to […]

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Top 10 Dos and Don’ts in Thailand

There are a few unwritten rules of things which you should do or not do, if you want to live safely for a long time in Thailand. There are already a lot of jokes about foreigners in Thailand, who fail because of the same mistakes. How do you make a small fortune in Thailand? If […]

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Bangkok Airport

Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, has two major airports: the newer Suwarnabhumi International Airport and the older Don Muang Airport. Don Muang Airport used to be the only Bangkok Airport until the new Suwarnabhumi Airport opened in 2006. Nearly all international airlines, including flights from Europe and the US, land at Suwarnabhumi Airport, while¬† Don Muang Airport […]

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Thai Bank Account as a Tourist? No Way!

I just got an email from someone asking whether they could open an account in Thailand while they were on vacation in Thailand and staying in a hotel. The goal was to transfer small amounts of money to this account from time to time to build up the 800,000 Baht ballance that would be needed […]

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Pattaya

The Pattaya Airport

The resort of Pattaya does not have its own airport. But there is the Utapao Airport, which is actually a military airport and is often referred to as Pattaya Airport. It is located about 30 km south of Pattaya, and you can drive from there in about 45 minutes by minibus or taxi to Pattaya. […]