thailand immigration

  • Chon Buri

    Police visit Chon Buri immigration, warn staff “don’t take bribes”

    Police have paid Chon Buri’s immigration office a rather tense visit on Thursday to deliver a 9 point checklist to staff. Thai media reported that #8 on the list of demands was “Get off your phones and don’t take bribes”, as ordered by the lieutenant general leading the visit. This news comes as Thailand prepares for an influx of international…

  • Thailand

    How to retire in Thailand | This is Thailand

    Foreigners who are over the age of 50 and want to retire to Thailand are eligible to apply for a Thai ‘Retirement Visa’, the nickname applied to a series of visas that will allow you to stay in Thailand for periods if you’re over 50 years old. What types of Visas are available? Who is Eligible?, What Documents do you…

  • World

    Russians in Phuket granted 1 month extension to stay

    Despite Russia banning Facebook in the country just 2 days ago, the Russian Consulate in Phuket has posted on its own Facebook page yesterday to announce that Russian citizens in Phuket can stay at least month longer than the original date on their visa. To do this, Russian travellers must go to Phuket immigration with their original letter from the…

  • Visa

    Red tape remains for foreign retirees in Thailand

    This year, travel magazine International Living rated Thailand 11th most desirable country to retire in, out of 25. Despite this ranking, there are still regulations making it difficult for foreigners to stay here. Those with visas for one or more years are still required to report to immigration officials every 90 days. Foreigners with a Non-Immigrant O or Non-Immigrant OA…

  • Thailand

    More Burmese migrants detained along Thailand’s western border

    Police arrested 63 Burmese migrants seeking jobs in Thailand for allegedly crossing the borders into Thong Pha Phum, Sai Yok and Sangkhla Buri districts illegally yesterday. Two Thai men were also arrested for allegedly attempting to help smuggle the migrants across the border. One of them was reportedly caught driving 18 migrants in a pickup truck. The police found 12…

  • Thailand

    How To Get A Long Term Visa In Thailand

    What options are there for people who want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days? A lot of people travel to Thailand for a short holiday and often decide that they want to stay for longer. But what do they do when it comes to visa? What about the smart visa that helps people fall in between the…

  • Visa

    Cabinet approves long-stay visa regulations as Thailand seeks more foreign investment

    As Thailand prepares to re-open without quarantine to select vaccinated tourists, 2 draft regulations related to long-stay visas have been approved in principle. According to a Bangkok Post report, the long-stay visa programme aims to attract 300 billion baht in foreign investment as the government tries to kick-start the economy. Spokesperson Traisuree Taisaranakul says the Interior Ministry issued the draft…

  • Thailand

    GMT Live | Bangkok Covid situation, Klongtoey slums, Sandbox squabbles

    In today’s episode Tim and Bill talk with Greg Lange from Bangkok regarding the covid situation in Bangkok and the Klongtoey slums. We discuss the latest news regarding the Phuket sandbox and the challenges it is facing before the July 1st re-opening. For more information on the Bangkok Community Help Foundation, or would like to donate, click here…  

  • Thailand

    Good Morning Thailand | Thai Immigration – Are you legal? Latest Covid and Phuket sandbox

    Today Tim talks with Benjamin Hart from Integrity Legal regarding immigration and visas with our co-host/comments gatekeeper Christopher Lau from @seelautravel. Latest covid figures, sandbox and more! For more information on how to get into Thailand during the pandemic, CLICK HERE.

  • Thailand

    Thailand News Today | Covid numbers spike, Phuket’s ‘sandbox’ still on track | April 23, 2021

    In today’s episode we look at… Thailand’s daily Covid-19 infection report hit a record high at 2,070 today, Thai Immigration’s online system for 90 day checks for foreigners living in Thailand is back up and running…. or is it? Phuket have started their extensive screening process of all arrivals, Tourism Authority says Phuket Sandbox model is still “on track”, and…

  • Crime

    6 face extortion charges after allegedly posing Thai immigration police officers

    Police have arrested 3 people and issued arrest warrants for 3 others on extortion charges after they allegedly posed immigration police officers in Rayong and visited business owners with migrant staff, asking them for money. Police say 6 men wearing immigration police uniforms visited business owners in Rayong on September 15. They allegedly asked for money from the businesses with…