Getting a 30-day tourist visa extension

A trip to the remarkably efficient Thai immigration office

I must say, I'm highly impressed with the efficiency of the whole process. It's not something I would expect from a Thai government office, and the process is far more efficient than getting a passport or similar document in the States!


Getting hitched in the Land of Smiles

Continuing the adventure but as a married teacher

Hi, I am Elizabeth (Miss Ellie if you are one of my 5 year old students) and I am a homeroom teacher at an International school in Nonthaburi. I moved here from South Korea where I lived and taught for a year


New re-entry permit service at Suvanabhumi Airport

Postbox letter from Del

Although it still states on the Thai Immigration website that the issue of re-entry permits is at the discretion of the immigration officer, a "new" service is now being offered prior to passport control.


May I see your passport?

The joys of international travel with a Thai partner

Despite the fact my wife already has three Schengen visas and three UK visas in her passport from past visits, applying for a visa to visit a new country is always stressful.


British nationals transferring a visa to a new passport

Postbox letter from Catherine Brown

Just thought I would let you know about a recent problem my husband had transferring his visa to his new passport. When he arrived at immigration the staff refused to transfer his visa as they said they had no proof that his old passport had been cancelled.


Heads up on the 90-day "yes, I'm still here' form

Postbox letter from Dave Patterson

Beware of the 90-day reporting rules. They can change from one year to the next.


The color is grey

Postbox letter from Peter

Sometimes, the red tape here in Thailand seems insurmountable


A time of change

How does teaching in Thailand now compare to twenty years ago?

For those of you pissing and moaning about visa runs, the immigration department, the work permit process, the unpredictability of the consulates in neighboring countries - let me tell you this - it was no better in the early 90s. In fact I'd say marginally worse.


The South African viewpoint

Postbox letter from Marguerite Huson

Four major issues that one particular ajarn reader is concerned about


Leaving on a jet plane

Postbox letter from

Working in this third world, is much harder than it seems. It's not the land of my dreams --There is always a problem waiting for you. The corruption is just a way of life.


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