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    So you are here, you are not queer and you are ready to explore. Before they let you in, the first thing you need to do is to go through Thailand's immigration line. But even prior to that, you need to do some filling in--not your tooth but that innocuous arrival/departure card. You're sitting in your seat, minding your own business (or in reality shitting your pants because you know, the only thing separating you from Thailand and its eventual sexual escapade, is that mere 30 minutes) when all of the sudden the flight attendants start handing out these cards to the passengers.

    You are told to fill them in but apparently, some people are so dense and absent-minded that they leave this very simple task until they get to the immigration booth and what happens then? The officer sends them all of the way back to the long, long, loooong freaking line that they'd endured waiting for hours, tip toeing after some exhausting double-digit-hour flight. So here's the look at the  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.



    Just to make sure you get the message here, at the immigration desk, they will not allow you to fill in the form on the spot. It would be wise, for the sake of yourself and everyone else, to fill them out before being called to the desk. It is also important to remember that for the duration of your stay in Thailand, the TM number would be required at many hotels to register you. And if you lose it? Good luck spending a few hours before your departure dealing with the proper paperworks. It is noteworthy,  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    , to make sure you also fill in the departure card as well.

    There might be some ambiguities on some of the items. If you have a dual nationality, choose the country that you are arriving from with the correspondent passport. Of course, the visa number should have been stamped on your passport so it's right there. The address of residency can be filled in later or if you are staying at several locations during your stay, put the first one. You got on the right plane to get here so I would assume you do have the flight number. Don't fudge the TM number (left hand side corner).

    On the new "arrival" form (since 2005), you also have to indicate your yearly income (don't ask me what this one is for--there are many speculations so I just leave it there), purpose of visit (i.e. pedophilia, drug trafficking, etc... I kid), type of accommodation and flight, whether this is your first trip, your occupation, from/port of embarkation, and disembarkation. This information is important for the Thai Immigration Bureau to track down and avoid visitors with different intentions for visiting the Kingdom of Thailand.


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    and I would add that it is just too easy to miss the fact that the departure side has to be filled in at arrival too. On my first visit I did not realise this and I had to go miss my slot in the queue in order to fill it in completely.

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    I am so glad they kick the idiots OUT OF THE LINE and send them to the back ... I wish Canada Immigration would do that too instead of holding up the long line because some self centred moron cannot follow simple instructions

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilz  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    purpose of visit (i.e. pedophilia, drug trafficking, etc... I kid)
    Is that really something to kid about? I don't think so.

    I have a copy of the old arrival/departure card.

    There also used to be a separate customs declaration form, but I don't have that one anymore.
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    The arrival/depature cards are usually dished out by the plane staff after breakfast, which usually gives me ample time to fill the thing in.

    Note: That if you tell lies on your form & are found out, it counts as fraud in Thailand & they will fine you heavily.

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    And do not forget to have a pen with you at the flight

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    is it still 28 days that you get for free, before you need to put in a aplication for a tourist visa.
    i have heard that they might be changing it to 21 days, whether it is true or not who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayne  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    is it still 28 days that you get for free, before you need to put in a aplication for a tourist visa.
    i have heard that they might be changing it to 21 days, whether it is true or not who knows.
    30 day VOA if you hold a US passport.
    Last edited by tonyK; 08-12-10 at 12:59.
    Faith is a gift I have yet to receive.

    A story: A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war.
    Afterward, he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle.
    But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

    و علمتم ما أعلم لضحكتم قليلا ولبكيتم كثيرا

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonyK  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    Quote Originally Posted by wayne  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    is it still 28 days that you get for free, before you need to put in a aplication for a tourist visa.
    i have heard that they might be changing it to 21 days, whether it is true or not who knows.
    30 day VOA if you hold a US passport.
    There are lots of rumors out there, forget about them and read the Thai Immigration web site for the facts. Depends where you come from but US visitors don't get a VOA but a 30 day visa exempt transit stamp if they show up without a visa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palatkik  Only the registered members can see the link. Register here.
    There are lots of rumors out there, forget about them and read the Thai Immigration web site for the facts. Depends where you come from but US visitors don't get a VOA but a 30 day visa exempt transit stamp if they show up without a visa.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

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    TOURIST VISA EXEMPTION

    - According to the Interior Ministerial Announcements dated 1 October B.E. 2545 (2002), 20 December B.E. 2545 (2002), 18 October B.E. 2547 (2004) and 6 May B.E. 2548 (2005), passport holders from 41 countries and 1 special administrative region - Hong Kong SAR - are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days on each visit. If such foreigners enter the Kingdom at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries, they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except Malaysian nationals who cross the borderline from Malaysia whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time.

    - Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption does not apply to foreigners holding Travel Document for Aliens issued by these countries.

    - Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must possess adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand (i.e., cash 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family).

    1. Australia : Commonwealth of Australia
    2. Austria : Republic of Austria
    3. Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium
    4. Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil (****)
    5. Bahrain : State of Bahrain
    6. Brunei Darussalam : Negara Brunei Darussalam
    7. Canada
    8. Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark
    9. Finland : Republic of Finland
    10. France : French Republic
    11. Germany : Federal Republic of Germany
    12. Greece : Hellenic Republic
    13. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
    14. Iceland : Republic of Iceland
    15. Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia
    16. Ireland : Republic of Ireland
    17. Israel : State of Israel
    18. Italy : Republic of Italy
    19. Japan
    20. Korea : Republic of Korea (****)
    21. Kuwait : State of Kuwait
    22. Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    23. Malaysia
    24. Monaco : Principality of Monaco
    25. Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands
    26. New Zealand
    27. Norway : Kingdom of Norway
    28. Oman : Sultanate of Oman
    29. Peru : Republic of Peru (****)
    30. Philippines : Republic of the Philippines
    31. Portugal : Republic of Portugal
    32. Qatar : State of Qatar
    33. Singapore : Republic of Singapore
    34. Spain : Kingdom of Spain
    35. South Africa : Republic of South Africa
    36. Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden
    37. Switzerland : Swiss Confederation
    38. Turkey : Republic of Turkey
    39. United Arab Emirates
    40. United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
    41. United States of America
    42. Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam

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    (****)Thailand holds bilateral agreements on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports for a visit of not exceeding 90 days with Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Peru. Therefore, nationals of these 3 countries are exempted from visa requirements and are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 90 days.

    For more information on countries that have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand, please see List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements with Thailand.


    Faith is a gift I have yet to receive.

    A story: A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war.
    Afterward, he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle.
    But no matter what else he might do with his hands, love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper; his hands remember the rifle.

    و علمتم ما أعلم لضحكتم قليلا ولبكيتم كثيرا

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