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Expats Help Provide Assistance at Phuket Thailand Immigration Office

Expats Assisting Confused Farangs at Phuket Immigration Office

A group of volunteering expats is now assisting with services at the Immigration Office in Phuket, making it easier for other foreigners contacting the...
Thailand Coronavirus Testing Covid-19 test

Immigration Drops Covid-19 Test Requirement for Renewing Thailand Visas

The Immigration Bureau backed down from a proposal to require foreigners seeking to extend visas to produce proof of a negative coronavirus test, calling...
Tighter controls at the Betong border checkpoint in Yala.

Thailand to Prosecute Corrupt, Negligent Border Officers for Permitting Illegal Immigration

The National Security Council will punish officials who allowed illegal migrants sneak into the country. Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said Monday the NSC was...
Migrant workers wait in immigration queues in Samut Sakhon Thailand.

Visa-Extension Deal to Allow Foreign Workers to Remain in Thailand Through 2021

Burmese, Cambodian and Laotian workers currently in Thailand  will be allowed to remain in the country until the end of 2021 under a new...
Identified only as “Amarnath”, the Indian was picked up as Immigration Bureau officers followed up on foreigners remaining the country following the end of Thailand’s visa amnesty Nov. 4.

Twice Deported, Blacklisted Indian Caught Again in Chumphon with Fake Passport

An Indian man twice deported and blacklisted from Thailand has been arrested a third time, using his third different passport. Amarnath Jaiswal the Indian was...
Yan Eric Marchal, 47, at the Sept. 19, 2020 pro-democracy protest in Bangkok. (Photo: Facebook)

Frenchman Sticks Nose Too Far Into Thai Politics, Threatened with Deportation

A French expat was threatened with deportation and told to delete several Facebook posts for sticking his nose too deeply into Thai politics. Yan Eric...
Immigration Bureau Notification Visa Amnesty October 31 November 1

No New Visa Amnesty Coming: Apply for Extension or Faces Fines, Arrest

For 90 days, foreigners can apply late for extensions, but will pay price
The Immigration Bureau's Chaeng Wattana headquarters in Nonthaburi on Monday. (Photo: Bangkok Herald)

Paid Visa Extenders Get Free Month; Future Extensions to Last 60 Days

Foreigners on amnesty wishing to stay in Thailand beyond Halloween must apply by Oct. 3
Airline Pilots Airport

Athletes, Pilots, Foreigners with 500K in Bank Among New Travelers OK’d by CCSA

Even as Phuket braces for the first group of foreign arrivals under the Special Tourist Visa program, the Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration approved...
Thailand Visa Amnesty Confirmed

Unsigned Letter Confirms Thailand Visa Amnesty Extension in Works

Letter from Prime Minister's Office confirms Bangkok Herald's exclusive Friday report.
Visa Amnesty Extended Until Oct 31

Thailand Visa Amnesty Gets Last-Minute Extension to Oct. 31 – Sources

No official letter, announcement or publication made yet. Announcement expected Monday.
Cambodians Arrested after Sneaking in for Jobs

Legally or Not, Cambodian Workers Returning to Thailand

500 legal workers OK'd to enter Chanthaburi Tuesday even as 12 others arrested in Sa Kaeo.
Belgian Actor Forger Blacklisted Thailand Arrested

Immigration Discovers Blacklisted Belgian Forger Acting on TV Under Its Nose

Prima lived in the spotlight for 4 years without cops remembering they busted him in '99

100 Days: Thailand’s Pandemic Report Card

Thailand’s people may be healthy, but its economy is in critical condition. We look at the state of affairs after 100 days of no local Covid-19 cases.

WATCH: Trat Immigration Patrol Boat Targets Cambodian Vessels in Gulf of Thailand

The navy isn’t Thailand’s only government entity patrolling coastal waters. The Immigration Bureau has sea legs as well. A video released last week by Trat...
Thai Expired Visas Can Be Extended During Amnesty

Thai Immigration to Extend Expired Visas, Allow Conversions During Amnesty

Amnesty details released Friday confirm tourists must leave by Sept. 26
Bangkok Chaeng Wattana Immigration Office

2 Bangkok Immigration Officers Suspended Amid Bribery Investigation

Foreigner said officers told him business visa wouldn't be approved without 20,000-baht kickback.

Thailand Extends Visa Amnesty 2 Months

Updated 6:30 p.m. – Thailand’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a nearly two-month extension of the ongoing visa amnesty, allowing foreigners remaining in the country...
Thailand Visa Amnesty Update

Cabinet to Mull Visa ‘Grace Period’, Amnesty Proposals

Thailand's Immigration Bureau is preparing relief measures for foreigners remaining in the country on a visa amnesty that could allow them to apply for...
Thailand Visa Amnesty Extension Rumor

Reports from Bangkok, Phuket Hint at Possible Visa Amnesty Extension

Still unconfirmed hearsay, conversations with immigration officers give hope to anxious Thailand expats, tourists
Thailand Ice Cream Vendor Motorbike Bicycle

Foreigners Selling Ice Cream ‘Threaten National Security’

Thailand collected more than 1.3 million baht in fines and deported 388 foreigners for working illegally in the kingdom since October. The Department of Employment...
Thai Immigration Bureau Chaeng Wattana Queues Visa Extension Coronavirus

Immigration Reopening Overflow Facility July 13 as Visa Amnesty Ticks Down to Zero

If a new visa amnesty coming, why is a crowd-overflow facility reopening?
Thailand Immigration Bureau Chang Wattana Bangkok

Immigration Weighs 2nd Extension of Thai Visas

Clock ticking for anxious foreigners as July 31 end of visa amnesty nears
Thailand Elite Card

Rich Chinese Rushing to Buy 20-Year Thai Elite Card Visas to Escape Pandemic

Some who've never been to Thailand paying millions of baht for 20-year visas
TM30 Thailand Immigraton Form

Thai Immigration Says Expats No Longer Must File TM30 File Every Time They Leave...

Landlords need only inform Immigration of check-in and check-out dates
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