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#1 george

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:00:31

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30 days for holders of passports from UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy 

 

BANGKOK: -- Royal Thai Immigration Bureau has confirmed to Thaivisa.com that holders of passports of UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy are since November 1, 2013 given 30 days at land borders instead of previously only 15 days.

 


-- 2013-11-05

 

 



#2 MaciejKlimowicz

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:19:00

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Must be the first positive change in the visa law in ages. I hope other countries will follw as I'm not a citizen of any of the mentioned above...



#3 phuket Mike

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:22:34

Some good news at last, I'm just at the end of a Non-B visa and to be honest didn't feel like sorting it out before the new year, so now all I have to do is two land crossings and sort the marriage visa out in January. Lovely.



#4 Cam Khao

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:31:39

Any idea when this comes in to effect?



#5 Mario2008

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:32:45

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Any idea when this comes in to effect?

 

It is already in effect, as confirmed by several reports from members.



#6 Mario2008

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:34:11

Italy?

 

The G-7 member states.



#7 Cam Khao

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:36:04

 

Any idea when this comes in to effect?

 

It is already in effect, as confirmed by several reports from members.

 

 

Thanks buddy, that's great news!



#8 aparasher

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:36:39

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What about the Commonwealth of Australia? Home to the most civilised and cultured people on the planet!

 

May be they think that as a resident of Nanny country, we may require more vigilance and hand holding....LOL....



#9 wilcopops

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:37:47

 

Presumably the prat who introduced the idea has either retired or died......i expect they'll extend it to other countries soon as they all have the same VISA waiver agreements?

 

Edited by wilcopops, 2013-11-06 08:38:07.


#10 sscsamui

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:38:34

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Good News… Maybe some day they will give 60 days… I know, wishful thinking...biggrin.png



#11 willyumiii

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:42:43

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That's positive, good news!

 

Now, if they could just extend the 90 day visa check in to 6 months or a year so it wouldn't feel like a visit to your probation officer!



#12 JLCrab

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:44:40

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So now for some the annual visa cost to remain in Thailand is the cost of 12 visas to Laos or some other exit/entry point?



#13 wilcopops

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:46:14

Any idea when this comes in to effect?

 

 

Already started - Nov 1



#14 ukrules

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:51:42

I wonder if there's any upcoming changes to the ASEAN countries as well as this recent G7 thing.

 

I wouldn't be surprised if the ASEAN changes are more generous than the G7 changes and I seem to remember reading something about it earlier in the year.

 



#15 Ulysses G.

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:52:33

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Now, if they could just extend the 90 day visa check in to 6 months or a year so it wouldn't feel like a visit to your probation officer!

 
Or get rid of it altogether - like they did before.

#16 ToddWeston

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:55:10

Good News Maybe some day they will give 60 days I know, wishful thinking...biggrin.png


I have a UK and Canadian passport maybe I can convince them if I present both :) :) :)

#17 hkt83100

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Posted 2013-11-06 08:57:42

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Any idea when this comes in to effect?

Please find the answer by reading the original post again.



#18 pacovl46

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:07:11

I always wondered why the Russians, amongst a few other countries, got 30 days and the countries listed above didn't!



#19 Maseratimartin

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:11:09

What about the Commonwealth of Australia? Home to the most civilised and cultured people on the planet!

 

Are we talking about the same island Australia...where they send ages before the criminals and prisoners from the old world?! ;)

Or did you mean Austria?



#20 longstebe

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:23:50

Brilliant news. Let's hope it reaches are other European friends.

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#21 noonms

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:24:09

The Netherlands?


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#22 bikerider21

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:24:36

What does it mean "to land borders"?



#23 Pattaya46

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:24:39

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I always wondered why the Russians, amongst a few other countries, got 30 days and the countries listed above didn't!

Because of an agreement between Thailand and Russian
and mainly the fact that Thai don't need any visa to travel in Russia smile.png
while it's very difficult for them to travel in Europe countries...

#24 h90

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:24:44

What about the Commonwealth of Australia? Home to the most civilised and cultured people on the planet!

 

You confuse that with Austria....but we both keep out of the regulation :-(



#25 sunshine51

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Posted 2013-11-06 09:25:28

Prior to Thaksin being ousted the land border visas were always 30 days.

Once Abhisit got in power the visa's were lowered to 15 days. Glad to

see em back at 30...now if Immig. can do this for others it would be a

welcome improvement for those needing these visas.







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