Thai Immigration – Bangkok

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Immigration procedures are not consistent for all the provinces across Thailand. Each immigration office will implement government policies in their own way which creates varying applications processes among the different cities and provinces. Thai immigration requires that foreigners do the process their visa in the city where their address of residence is located.

If you are living in Bangkok and you wish to apply for a visa extension based on marriage, retirement, business or other categories, then you will need to go to any of the immigration offices in Bangkok (see table below for information on the addresses).

You may also contact our firm for assistance with your immigration and visa concerns. We offer a wide array of Thai immigration services in addition to other legal matters such as family law, property purchases, and litigation.

City/Province Office Contact Details
Bangkok Bangkok Chaeng Watthana Immigration Office Government Center (B), No. 120 Mu 3, Chaeng Watthana Soi 7, Thung Song Hong, Laksi, Bangkok 10210
Bangkok BOI One-Stop Service Center Chamchuri Square, Floor 18, 319 Phaya Thai Rd., Patumwan, Bangkok 10330
Bangkok Imperial World Lat Phrao Immigration Service Centre Imperial World Lat Phrao, 5th Floor, Lat Phrao Road
Bangkok Major Hollywood Suksawat Immigration Service Centre Major Hollywood Suksawat, 1st Floor, Suksawat Road, Rat Burana, Bangkok 10140


128 thoughts on “Thai Immigration – Bangkok”
  1. I am an Austrian citizen and would like to apply for me and my son for a visa extension of our 30-day stamps in Bangkok. Can I do this at any of the four addresses provided above?

    How long is the processing time? Is it for all locations the same? Can I prove the 40,000 baht by showing you (German) bank statement and my income confirmation or do you need to see cash? My son does not have the same surname as me. The reason is that I have not taken the surname of my husband but have kept my maiden name. Is this a problem?

    1. You will need to visit the Immigration office below to apply for the extension of your 30-day stamps.
      The Govenment Complex Commemorating His Majesty, B Building, Floor 2 (South Zone)
      Chaengwattana Road (Soi 7), Laksi, Bangkok 10210

      ​You only need to bring the following in applying for the extension based on tourism.

      1. Application form TM.7 (application must be made in person)
      2. Copy of applicant’s passport
      3. Photo 4 x 6 cm. (not older than 6 months)
      4. Application fee 1,900 Baht (per applicant)

  2. My boyfriend and I will be staying in Thailand for 34 days. We are Americans and were hoping for a visa on arrival.

    Can we apply for a longer visa at the airport? Or is it better to request an extension?

    1. You will only be given a 30-day entry stamp at the airport based on your passports. You will then need to apply for an extension at an immigration office in Thailand before the 30-day stamp expires.

  3. My Thai visa will be expired on 27th December 2016. My company will make visa extension process on 9th December. After submitting the documents, the immigration police officer would make consideration process about my visa and give appointment date after one month.
    My question is that within that one month under consideration of the police department, can I go to other country and come back to Thailand with appropriate re-entry visa?

    1. You may travel during the one-month period given to you after submitting your application. You will need to obtain a re-entry permit before leaving Thailand so that the 1-month stamp will not be cancelled upon your exit.

  4. My wife and I are US citizens living in Denver, Colorado. We visit our children who live in Bangkok every other year and stay with them for four months – using double entry tourist visas. This year (2016) we were told only a single entry tourist visa was available for 60 days. We are now in Bangkok and need to know how to procure visas for the second 60 day period. Our return flight is scheduled for March 2017. We, of course, know that we must leave Thailand briefly before our first entry expires on January 13, 2017.

    1. You may visit a Thai embassy or consulate in a neighboring country such as Laos or Cambodia to apply for a 60-day tourist visa to cover the rest of your trip.

  5. I have a Laos Passport. I am in Thailand on a work permit and a Visa to stay until 17 February 2017. Shortly, I would like to make a one week trip to Hanoi, Vietnam. Do I need to get a re-entry permit from Thai Immigration in order to make this trip?

    1. If your Non Immigrant B visa is a single entry visa obtained inside Thailand, you will need to apply for a re-entry permit before leaving Thailand.

  6. Hello,

    I am from India on a 15 day tourist visa on arrival in Thailand. I want to extend my stay in Thailand for 1 more month as I have friends from Europe who are traveling for 2 months. Is it possible to extend visa while in Thailand?

    1. The visa on arrival cannot be extended. If you wish to stay for a longer duration, you can either apply for a tourist visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country, or you can exit Thailand before the end of the 15-day stamp. You can then re-enter and apply for another visa on arrival.​

  7. Dear Team,

    If I want to travel from Bangkok only for changing the flight, then, do I need a Thai visa or not? I’m travelling from Mumbai to Yangon via Bangkok. The flight layover time is 2-4 hours which means I’ll be staying in Bangkok, Thailand airport for only 2-4 hrs.

    Please advise accordingly.

    1. If the airlines that will take you from Bangkok to Yangon will codeshare with the airlines from Mumbai to Bangkok, then you will no longer need to apply for a transit visa. However, if the flights were booked separately and you will be required to pass through immigration to get to your next flight, then you need to get a transit visa.

      Kindly confirm this with your airlines.

  8. I am a Portuguese citizen and would like to visit Bangkok in February 2017 for 10 days. Kindly inform me whether I require a Tourist Visa for visiting Thailand.

    1. You definitely do not need a visa to enter Thailand. You are visa exempted and you can stay up to 30 days without a visa. You just need to show proof of funds, accommodation, onward flight or travel (to other countries or to home country) and passport valid for at least 6 months. It is free of charge.

  9. I have moved from Chon Buri to Udon Thani and need to change address and obtain my new 90 days on my retirement visa. Is there a fee for this?

    1. It is free of charge to inform that officer or local immigration office for the change of address.

  10. My son (4 years old) and I are British citizens. We have non-imm O visas (3+ million baht investment) as I bought my condo in Bangkok in 2005. My son was born in Thailand and we lived in my condo. Unfortunately, last year we had to move back to England as my son needed to see doctors and therapists and he was diagnosed with autism. He now attends pre-school in England and sees therapists, speech therapists and doctors weekly.

    We wish to keep and renew our visas as I still own my condo and we hope to live in Thailand again in the future.

    Our visas need to be renewed (Extension of temporary stay TM7 and Re-entry permit TM8) by 6th May 2017, however we will not be able to be in Thailand at that time. We will be in Bangkok for a short holiday in January.

    Is it possible to renew our visas in advance in January?

  11. Good morning,
    we are an Italian family currently in Myanmar. Our visa expires next week and we were planning to come to Thailand through Mae Sot border.
    How can we do to obtain the visa? The visa on arrival is not available anymore?
    Which documents do you need?
    Let me know. We need a normal 30 days visa.
    Thanks a lot,
    Claudia Garito

    1. You are not able to get the visa exemption, therefore you need to visit Thai embassy in Yangon to obtain a tourist visa for Thailand.

  12. May I ask if we are a group of 4 Australian arrive in Bangkok airport on transit flight in a few hours on the 24th of Mar 2020.
    Do we have to present a medical certificate?

  13. Hi, Officer. I am Singapore citizen and my 1 month tourist visa is about to expire soon. May i know what i have to prepare to get visa extend for another 30 days. Are the following documents sufficient? Thanks.
    passport size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel

    1. You have an option to avail the visa amnesty or automatic extension allowing you to stay until April 30. You do not need to make visa application and you do not need to visit the immigration office.

  14. Hallo, we have some questions. We came to thailand at 26th of february 2020 and extend our stay to the 24th of april. Now we cant leave the country because the boarders are closed. Is it possible to extend our visa again and stay for another month in Thailand? and is it possible to do it online?
    thank you in advance.

    1. You can avail the automatic extension of visa until April 30 and hope that the immigration office will extend the visa amnesty until end of May 2020.

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