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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
For the last 3 years we always wintered in Thailand with a Tourist Visa. The Visa had a 180 days validity, multiple entries and 60 days per entry. It was always relatively easy to get and it was enough for the 6 – 7 months stay. Including a two month vaccation to the Philippines. This […]
The so-called Business Visa or working visa for Thailand is a Non-Immigrant Visa with the suffix “B” like business. Unfortunately, there are quite a few foreigners who believe that they can work with such a “B” visa without any restriction. This is unfortunately not the case. To work in Thailand always requires a work permit and […]
The Non Immigrant Visa for Thailand is probably the most commonly used long-stay visa in Thailand. Unfortunately, it is also the most complicated with the most special rules and exemptions. The Non-Immigrant Visa is divided into different categories, of which only the categories “O” and “B” are relevant for us. These categories are also noted […]
People who want to escape the cold European winter and spend it in Thailand need a Thai Visa for this time as well. For such a seasonal period you may choose whether you cover the time with a Tourist Visa or a Non-Immigrant O visa. The latter, however, only if one is over 50 years […]
In many Thailand forums and other websites on the subject of Thai Visa, a so called Visa on Arrival is falsely mentioned again and again. This articles always refers to the 30-day entry stamp that tourists from 46 countries receive when traveling to Thailand without a visa. The term Visa on Arrival for this 30 day […]
Dealing with authorities and in particular with the Immigration in Thailand is a never ending Story. Even if you finally got your One Year Visa or a one year extension of your Non Immigrant Visa. Not only that you have to report to the Immigration office every 90 days, you will also have to ask […]