The Kingdom of Thailand attracts millions of tourists every year with its exotic nature, friendliness and warm climate. Citizens of different countries gladly fly here to sunbathe and relax on beautiful beaches. However, there are clear immigration regulations in Thailand. A citizen of another country will need a visa to stay in the Kingdom, which must be made in advance at the Thai embassy. You can also use the services at our website to obtain or extend a visa during your staying in Thailand.
A visa may be: student, tourist, retirement, etc. A visa also can be single entry and multiple entry, which allows to cross the border once or more times. Many tourists get a single entry visa, because it is cheaper. But travelers often want to visit the neighboring countries during their vacation in Thailand. In this case, so that a single entry visa does not expire, you need to get re-entry permit for tourist visa in Thailand.
Re-entry permit is a stamp in the passport which allows you to cross the border of Thailand without expiring a visa. This stamp does not extend the term of a visa, the date of re-entry permit coincides with the date of visa expiry. If your visa expires in a month during which you left Thailand for 10 days, then your visa will be valid for the remaining 20 days on your return.
You can get single or multiple re-entry permit in Thailand, which means permission for one or more trips. Everyone can get several single stamps, as their number is not limited, but it is more convenient to get a multiple stamp once.
Everyone can get a re-entry permit in advance at the Bangkok immigration offices or at the airport before departure.
The immigration office is located at Moo 3, ChaengWattana Road Soi 7, Tung Song Hong Subdistrict. The office is located near Don Mueang Airport, about 12 km to the north from Mo Chit BTS station. The immigration department is located on the first floor of a government building. At the entrance you will be given a ticket with the number on which the section and window numbers are indicated, and your number in the queue. You can find necessary re-entry forms and samples for filling in on the second floor at Immigration Information Counter. There are also banks and ATMs, shops and restaurants, photo and copy services on the ground floor of the building.
Bangkok BOI One-Stop Service Center is located at Chchuri Square, Floor No. 18, 319 Phaya Thai Rd., Patumwan. The building is located next to MRT Sam Yan subway station. Immigration offices are open from Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, a break is from 12.00 am to 01.00 pm. The offices don’t work on official holidays.
Travelers can get re-entry visa in Thailand in airports. There are two passport controls – “Immigration 1” and “Immigration 2”, but Thailand re-entry permit at Suvarnabhumi can be got only in “Immigration 1”. In this room you will see a table with a re-entry sign where the airport employees sit. At Don Muang airport friendly consultant will help to make copies of the passport, photos and to fill in the application for re-entry permit in Thailand. Don’t forget that a stamp will be put at the airport only after you show tickets with a valid departure date. However, experienced travelers advice to get re-entry permit in advance, as it is difficult to predict how long it will take at the airport and you may be late for your flight.
If you have a tourist visa in order to get a re-entry, you will need the following set of documents:
Original and copy of your passport
Your photo 4*6 cm
Filled in re-entry form
Money to pay a fee of 1000 THB for a single re-entry and 3800 THB for a multiple re-entry.
For other types of visa additional documents can be required (for example, permission from the school for a student visa).
Re-entry permit will allow you to leave and return to Thailand several times with a single entry visa legally.