APPLYING FOR A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA
Normally, a visa can be obtained from the Thai Embassy or Consulate
in your country that is valid for 90 days. If you wish to stay for one
year, there are two ways that can be done:
1. An alien submits
an application for a non-immigrant visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate
which will be sent to the Immigration Bureau in Thailand.
2. Company in Thailand
who wishes to employ an alien submits an application to the Immigration
Bureau, Section 3, Sub-division 1, Immigration Division, Old Building,
3rd Floor, Room 303, Tel. 287-4948 1 or 287-3101-10 Ext. 2237
APPLYING FOR A RE-ENTRY PERMIT
In the case where an alien who holds any kind of visas for stay in the
Kingdom wishes to travel abroad before his or her visa expires, the
alien must apply for a re- entry permit. A re-entry permit allows you
to re-enter the Kingdom and use the time remaining on your visa. If
a re-entry permit is not applied for, the visa will automatically be
cancelled although it has not expired.
Place to contact:
For the Bangkok/Central Areas: Section 3, Sub-division 1, Immigration
Division 1, 1 st Floor, Window No. 6, Old Building, Tel. 287-3101
-10 Ext. 2274
For The Provincial Area: Contact day Immigration check-point
through-out the country.
1. Passport or substitute travel document
2. One 4x6 cm. Photo
3. Application Form T.M. 8
4. 500 Bath fee per application. A re-entry permit may be obtained
APPLYING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE
Periodically, the Immigration Bureau receives applications for permanent
residence. Public announcements will be made at such times. Foreigners
with non- immigrant visas who have resided in Thailand continuously
for three years (on 1-year visa extensions), may apply for permanent
Place to contact:
For more detailed information, pamphlets and applications forms, please
contact Section 1, Sub-division 1, Immigration Division 1. Room 301,
3rd Floor,Old Building, tel . 287-3117 or 287-3101-10 Ext. 2234-5.
APPLYING FOR ENDORSEMENT FOR RE-ENTRY AND NON-QUOTA IMMIGRANT VISA
There are two requirements for aliens with permanent resident visas
who wish to travel abroad:
his/her resident's book for endorsement before leaving, as well as:
his/her passport to apply for a non-quota immigrant visa in order to
reserve the right to have permanent residence in the country. After
leaving, the applicant must return within a year of receiving the endorse
ment. If he/she did not receive an endorsement or return within that
time period, the applicant will automatically forfeit their permanent
residence visa. Within this one year time period, the applicant can
enter and leave the country as many times as a non-quota immigrant visa
Place to contact:
For the Central/Bangkok Area: Section 2, Sub-division 1, Immigration
Division 1, 1st Floor, Old Building, Tel. 287-3101-10 Ext. 2273
For Provincial Areas: Contact any Immigration check-point throughout
the country. Requirements:
1. Resident's book
2. Alien identification card
3. Passport or substitute document
4. Work permit (if any)
5. Three 4x6 cm. Photos
6. Application Form, T.M. 13; for those of Chinese nationality other
nationalities need 2 copies.
7. 1 copy of Application Form T.M. 22
8. 500 bath for endorsement fee, 500 bath for non-quota i per application.
Subsequent applications can be made.
9. An alien must apply in person each time.
Procedures for Lost
A foreigner whose passport
was either lost or stolen after entering the kingdom must do the following:
1. A report
must be filed at the local police station in the area that passport was lost
the police report to your embassy or consulate and a passport or substitute
document. If there is no embassy in Thailand, please contact the Passport
Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
your new passport or substitute document to the I Bureau to have your
visa division 4, Immigration Bureau, Floor, Old Building, Te1287-3911
or 287-3101-10 Ext. 22 the following:
- Passport or substitute document
- The report from a police station
Reporting of Alien's
The Immigration Bureau
must be informed when a foreigner rents the property of a Thai citizen.
to contact :
In the Central/Bangkok Area : Section 4 (Record & Statis Subdivision
4, Immigration Bureau, Room 311, 3 Id Floor, Old 287-3911 or 287-3101-10
For provincial areas : The owner of the house must inform Immigration
Office or if not available. the local police station
- Authorities must be informed within 24 hours of the alien's occupancy.
- The above procedures may be done by mail.
- After 90 days in the country, an alien must report his/her address
to the Bureau. Reporting must be done every 90 days thereafter.
Fines for Over-Staying
According to Section 81 of "Immigration Act, B.E. 2522 (1979), aliens
who overstay their visas and voluntarily report this to the Immigration
Bureau, will be fined 100 bath for each day the visa is overstayed but
not more than a total o 20,000 Bath.
Where to pay fines:
In the Central/Bangkok Area : Investigation Unit, Immigration
Bureau, Room 416, 4th Floor, Old Building, Tel. 287-312 or 287-3101
Ext. 2204-9 or at the Bangkok International Airport Departure Section
upon the alien's departure from the Kingdom.
For provincial areas: All Immigration Checkpoints upon the
alien's departure from the Kingdom.
Procedures for Passenners
who did not Receive an Entry Stamp
An alien who enters the Kingdom at recognized check-points but who did
not receive a visa stamp, can apply for a visa as follows:
If the point of entry was Bangkok International Airport: Please report
to the officer on duty at Room 519, 5th Floor, Old Building, Immigration
Bureau, Soi Suan Plu, Sathorn District, Bangkok. Tel. 287-3101-10
the entry point was a provincial checkpoint: Please report to the officer
at Section 1 (Administration & Personnel), 9" Floor, New Building, Tel.
287-1913 or 287-3101-10 Ext. 2161-2. The officer on duty will make the
necessary entries/corrections in your passport.