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Thai Passport 6 Month Rule

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TNPAli    0

Hi

Just need a bit of help.

Is there a 6 month rule for Thai passports, and if so is it only the 6 month rule when leaving Thailand, not re-entering?

We left Thailand 2 years ago and used my daughters Thai passport to leave. Now we are going back but her passport runs out in 2 months so not sure if we can use it to re-enter.

Thanks for any help as I can't find any info on the internet

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Mario2008    3,555

You can even re-enter Thailand on an expired passport. But be aware that you are not allowed to leave Thailand on an expired Thai passport.

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saakura    2,263

Re-entering is no problem at all, even on an expired psssport.

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TNPAli    0

Really???? Haha only in Thailand.

Thanks for that information. We are planning to get a new one when there so should all be ok.

Is the nearest passport office to Koh Phangan in Surat Thani?

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Mario2008    3,555

Yes. Be sure that they are on a household registration book in Thailand, as that is one of the requirements for a new passport.

Most countries have the rule that you can enter with an expired passport, as most countries can not deny entry to their own nationals. That is also written in the Thai constitution.

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PoorSucker    4,469

Is the nearest passport office to Koh Phangan in Surat Thani?

Correct.

9°08'02.75" N 99°18'58.82" E

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roamer    1,094

You can even re-enter Thailand on an expired passport. But be aware that you are not allowed to leave Thailand on an expired Thai passport.

And of course if you enter on a Thai passport you can only leave on a Thai passport. So if you are thinking of renewing it in Thailand, make sure you have all the required docs with you that you need for a NEW passport application. When it's a minor they don't treat it as a renewal where your expired passport is sufficient proof your entitled to a new passport. My stepdaughter has had 2 Thai passports and has to now get a new one, they want to see the all the documents including the custody documents (she's 18 but your a minor until 20 in Thailand). I don't recall that being the case last time but they are insisting on it this time. Just a heads up so your aware.

Edit. Just saw Mario's post re household registration so maybe it has always been that way.

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TNPAli    0

Ok. She is already on the registration book to say she is living at a Thai address.

What is the custody document??

Can't remember what we needed last time. I have her Thai birth certificate, her dad will be coming with us with the book and ID...... what else will we need?

If it's too much hassle I will take her in on her Uk passport and then sort it out.

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Mario2008    3,555

The custody document is only needed if one parent has sole custody, not when both parents mentioned on the birth certificate sign the passport application. (both parents must give permission for the passport to be issued).

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Arkady    2,516

Thailand requires 6 months validity from foreign passport holders and other countries may required 6 months validity of Thai passport holders. No country will deny entry to their own citizens due to less than 6 months validity. Where would they deport them to? Think about it!

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ubonjoe    18,152

Thailand does not require 6 months remaining on a passport for entry. It just has to be valid for the amount of time that will be given on entry.

There are several countries that require 6 months for all foreign passport holders. Laos is one and Cambodia (maybe 4 there) also.

For a tourist visa to be issued you need six months. For a multiple entry non immigrant visa you need 18 months.

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Nisa    1,020

Thailand does not require 6 months remaining on a passport for entry. It just has to be valid for the amount of time that will be given on entry.

There are several countries that require 6 months for all foreign passport holders. Laos is one and Cambodia (maybe 4 there) also.

For a tourist visa to be issued you need six months. For a multiple entry non immigrant visa you need 18 months.

Unless they have changed the rule, you do need 6-months (non-Thai Passport) and you risk not even being allowed to board an airplane without 6-months remaining in your passport. The 6-month rule is pretty standard for most countries.

http://www.staralliance.com/en/services/visa-and-health/#

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Mario2008    3,555

If you follow your own link, you will see that 6 months validity is not required, but that might also depend on nationality.

For passports allowing visa exempt entreis it is not required.

Edit:

Depends indeed on nationality if 6 months is required or only duration of stay.

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