1 APPLYING FOR A NON-IMMIGRANT
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:
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. A 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
2 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.
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
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 several times.
3 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 residency.
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.
4 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:
-Submit his/her resident's book for endorsement before
leaving, as well as:
- Bring 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 permits.
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
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
9. An alien must apply in person each time.
Procedures for Lost Passport
A foreigner whose passport was either lost or stolen
after ent dom must do the following:
A report must be filed at the local police station
in the ar passport was lost or stolen.
Bring the police report to your embassy or consulate
and a passport or substitute document. If there is
no embassy Thailand, please contact the Passport Division
of the Mini Affairs.
Bring 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 -
A document from the Embassy or consulate certifying
the (if any).
Reporting of Alien's Residence
The Immigration Bureau must be informed when a foreigner
rents the property of a Thai citizen.
Office 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
Ext. 2244 For provincial areas : The owner of the
house must inform Immigration Office or if not available.
the local police station
Reporting Procedures : -
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 Visas
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
- If 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.
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