Connect with us


Thailand visa fees hiked in Malaysia

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: The Royal Thai embassy in Kuala Lumpur, as well as consulates in Penang and Kota Bharu, raised visa fees starting on September 1. The move follows the weakening exchange rate of the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).

According to the Royal Thai Embassy letter signed in July, fees for all types of visas have been increased as follows:

Transit visa, single entry, MYR120, up from MYR80.

Tourist visa, single entry, MYR150, up from MYR110.

Non-Immigrant visa, for 3 months, single entry, MYR300, up from MYR220.

One-year, multiple entry, MYR750, up from MYR550.

Three-year, multiple entry, MYR1,500.

ACMECS single visa, single entry, MYR150.

“According to the letter sent by the embassy, fees have increased because the Malaysian currency’s foreign exchange rates have dropped, and the embassy believes they will continue to do so,” Anan Pikulthipsakorn of the Department of Consular Affairs told the Phuket Gazette.

“At the time the letter was issued, it was MYR13 for 100 baht. If the embassy had not increased the fees, they would have not reach the minimum fee required by law after the currency was exchanged.

“For example, the fee for non-immigrant, one-year multiple entry visa has to be at least 5,000 baht. The new fee for this visa is 750 ringgit, which is approximately 5,700 baht, based on July exchange rates.”

All tourists or expats working in Thailand should be ready and prepared for this expense, confirmed Nana Adithepwarangkul, the owner of KBV visa run company.

“I have already told my agents and all employees to inform customers when they call to book a package,” she said.

— Kongleaphy Keam


Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

World3 hours ago

1 dead, 1 injured in prop gun shooting on Alec Baldwin movie set

World3 hours ago

Biden reaffirms US would defend Taiwan against Chinese attack

Tourism4 hours ago

Curfew lifted October 31 for all or part of 17 Thai provinces

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 hours ago

Covid-19 Friday: 66 deaths, 9,810 infections, provincial data

Thailand5 hours ago

Thai car production expected to grow

World6 hours ago

Vienna Tourist Board censored by Facebook, shares art on OnlyFans

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Crime7 hours ago

Man arrested after allegedly raping young girl 18 years ago

Education8 hours ago

China to prioritize foreign students returning

Tourism8 hours ago

Thailand’s focus on wealthy tourists won’t benefit small business

Thailand8 hours ago

3 categories allowed back in Thailand, Updates on re-opening | Good Morning Thailand | Ep. 115

Coronavirus (Covid-19)9 hours ago

Covid-19 infected patients to receive vaccine after recovering

Morning Top Stories Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | The list of 46 countries permitted to enter Thailand from Nov 1 | October 22

Phuket9 hours ago

“Together Phuket Stepping Forward”: tourism plan after Sandbox

Indonesia9 hours ago

Indonesia to introduce strict air travel measures for end-of-year holiday period

South9 hours ago

Southern Thailand to receive 500,000 vaccine doses to combat Covid-19 surge

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11