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    Thai Visa Website

    I found this (below) and thought it might be of interest to anybody thinking of visiting Thailand for extended periods and wondering about the various Visa options for doing so.

    I found it easy to follow (unlike some of the convoluted discussions on ThaiVisa) and he seems to know what he's talking about, which usually means a handful of people will now post to tell me he knows nothing

    https://www.locationindependent.co.u...uide/#Overview


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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Quote Originally Posted by scottish-guy View Post
    " ... he seems to know what he's talking about, which usually means a handful of people will now post to tell me he knows nothing
    Au contraire ... I think it's a very valuable post to eventually keep in the Resources Forum (?).

    Unfortunately the post does not get into the Non-Immigrant visa area. For instance, the author does not include any info on the Retirement Visa ... e.g. the Non Immigrant 'O' and 'O-A', which is of interest to many on this board.
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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiles View Post
    Au contraire ... I think it's a very valuable post to eventually keep in the Resources Forum (?) . . .
    Good idea, Smiles. I shall leave the topic here for another couple of days to allow for maximum exposure, then move it to the Thailand Resources forum.

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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Jellybean View Post
    Good idea, Smiles. I shall leave the topic here for another couple of days to allow for maximum exposure, then move it to the Thailand Resources forum.
    You can move it at any time and to leave here permanent link (Move thread and tick box "leave permanent link"), then thread will be visible in both sub-forums.
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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Yes it's not retirement focused it's more traveller focused.

    I never intended it to be retained in this forum - just started it here to draw it to more ppls attention


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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Overall a decent summary but I could quibble with a few of the points in the article. It states that Visa On Arrival gets 30 days. To my knowledge, most or all nationalities on the VoA list only get 15 days, and that stay cannot be extended.

    In the section on extensions, there is mention of 7 and 14 day extensions, but 14 does not exist.

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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Just because you mentioned the VoA, i looked up the Thai Embassy website page for it - and true to form it contradicts itself on the issue of how many days:

    Firstly: "...You must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 15 days of entry, as appropriate." then just 5 lines later it says "If you do not possess a flight ticket to show you will be exiting Thailand within 30 or 15 days of entry you will be most likely to be refused entry

    So it's far from clear it seems.

    What I would say is that if you scroll to the bottom, the Author does seem to answer all queries so I guess these 2 issues could be put to him

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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Getting good info from commercial websites like thaiembassy.com is very iffy. Even the legit sites for the many Thai embassies and consulates around the world contain details that are vague, conflicting, or sometimes just wrong.

    To my knowledge, the 21 countries on the VoA list all get only 15 days (for a fee), with no extensions. They can, however, pay 1,900 baht to request an extension, get denied, and receive a 7 day grace period added to their permission to stay.

    That's a rough deal compared to those countries on the visa exempt (aka visa waiver) list. They get in for free, get 30 days (or in five cases 90 days), and can extend for 30 days more.

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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    Quote Originally Posted by scottish-guy View Post
    I found this (below) and thought it might be of interest to anybody thinking of visiting Thailand for extended periods and wondering about the various Visa options for doing so.

    I found it easy to follow (unlike some of the convoluted discussions on ThaiVisa) and he seems to know what he's talking about, which usually means a handful of people will now post to tell me he knows nothing

    https://www.locationindependent.co.u...uide/#Overview
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    Re: Thai Visa Website

    It wasn't hard to be first - this website has been down most of the day in case you hadn't noticed

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