Frequently Asked Questions: Thai Visas
The point of the doingbusinessthailand.com blog is not only to provide potential investors with a comprehensive and up to date source of information on how to do business in Thailand but is also, as much as possible, to try to answer to readers immediate concerns.
One of the benefits of search engines is that they made it possible to keep track of the researches that are made by those among you who are interested by Thailand. Therefore from now on I will not only continue to provide substantive information but I will also from time to time discuss some of the queries that are made every weeks.
Section 37(5) of the Immigration Act B.E is anorther disposition that gets a lot of foreign citizens in trouble. To sum it up it requires that any foreigner who is permitted to stay in Thailand temporarily is required to report to the Immigration Department to confirm his/her residential address upon completion of every 90 days period of stay.
A reader was kind enough to point that some changes have occured since i post this article in 2012. Therefore I took his comment into account and updated the post.Another big problem in Thailand for the professional who like us provide visa services is that foreign visas applicants are often confusing the names of the visas they are having and the benefits attached to say visas. This is why we will dedicate this post and the next post to give definitions of visas terms.
What is the Visa Exemption?
Pursuant to Thai Immigration Law; any foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is in principle required to obtain a Visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General prior to entering Thailand.
What is the Education Visa?
The education visa is the visa granted to foreign citizens who want to pursue studies in Thailand.
This type of visa covers the cases of enrollment in a government educational institution or in a private educational institution (High School or University) and is also available to foreign citizen that whishes to conduct training or research into a university or research institute.