Tourist Visa for Thailand


How long can a Tourist stay in Thailand?..

That question does confuse some people, and we see many answers.

For example:

From the Thai Embassy website:

3. Validity of a visa
The validity of a visa is 3 months (single entry) or 6 months (double or triple entries)

So, is the answer is up to 6 months with option to go in and out 2 or 3 times?

or

Upon arrival, travelers with a Thai Tourist Visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.

Which answer is right?

The explanation:

A person CAN get a 6 month Visa to visit Thailand, BUT, that person must leave Thailand at least every 60 days, and come back in again after getting a border extension.

So:

  • You can get a 6 month Tourist Visa
  • You can only stay in Thailand for up to 60 days at a time
  • It is possible to get a 30 day extension at an Immigration Office without leaving the country. This makes 90 days without leaving the country.

Office of Immigration Bureau

Government Center B,
Chaengwattana Soi 7,
Laksi,
Bangkok
Thailand 10210

Tel 0-2141-9889
Web: http://www.immigration.go.th


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