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  • Extension of Stay Thailand

    If you have an extension of stay and would like to travel outside of Thailand for a short period then an re-entry permit will be needed.

    A re-entry permit must be obtained at the immigration office designated for your area. While it states that in an emergency it can be obtained at the airport no member has yet reported whether or not it is possible.

    When applying for a re-entry permit you will need to submit the following -

    * A completed TM-8 form
    * The correct fee
    * A 2" photo
    * Photocopy of passport (main page, visa page and latest entry stamp)

    Current fees for re-entry permit

    * 1,000 Baht for single
    * 3,800 Baht for multiple

    Re-entry permits can be applied for in person or by an agent at Thai Immigration.  If an agent is used a letter of attorney is required. The processing time at Thai Immigration in Suan Phlu, can vary from 1 hour to half a day, so if you prefer to queue, apply before lunch so you you can pick it up later the same day

    A pick up can be made by courier as long as the green receipt is produced.

    Alternatively, if you are in Bangkok and have access to the internet, you can save time by filling out the TM-8 form and emailing it to bkk1_reentry@immigration.go.th at least one day in advance. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it . You must then visit the Immigration office at Suan Phlu and submit a 2" photo and the correct fee at counter 7.

    Please remember when arriving back into Thailand to note the re-entry permit number on the Immigration arrival card (TM-card), and check that you are stamped in correctly.

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