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1. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member 120 posts) 9y

Hey guys,
I need to get a tourist visa for Thailand this summer, does anyone know can I apply for this on-line or do I have to ring the Thai embassey in Ireland??
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ian

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Hey Ian!

I think you will find some of your answers in this thread (stickied at the top of this forum for easy use):

FAQ - Thailand - Visa

Good luck with your visa and I hope you find the FAQ thread helpful. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on May 13, 2007, at 10:23 AM by Isadora ]

3. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 9y

Unless you are planning on working I do not think you'd even require a visa for Thailand (prior to arrival) if you have an Irish passport, but I may be wrong but I know a UK passport doesn't

4. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 9y

just call thai embassy to ask and apply a visa for smooth enter into the country.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Buffalo:)

How long are u staying in Thailand for Buffalo?
If it is 30 days or less, u can get a cost free visa on arrival, at the airport, in Bangkok, if u are an Irish Passport holder.

Mel

6. Posted by Buffalo (Full Member 120 posts) 9y

Mel,
I'll be staying for about 40 days so I think I defo need a visa, just wondering where do I apply for it? It would be very handy if it was on-line!!

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Buffalo

Mel,
I'll be staying for about 40 days so I think I defo need a visa, just wondering where do I apply for it? It would be very handy if it was on-line!!

Ian,

Enter Thailand on the 30-day visa on arrival. After that, either do a visa run (if you're going to be near the Malaysian-Thai border) or apply for a tourist visa when you're in Bangkok. Look at my post in the FAQ thread for info about Tourist Visa. According to other travellers, it's cheaper to get the visa in Thailand than in your home country.

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Buffalo

There is something u can try.
Just get the regular cost free 30 day visa, on arrival, at the airport and then outstay it.
U get fined around 4 Euros, for each day u overstay.
Just stay for 40 days and pay the fine, when u are leaving.
Otherwise u can extent the visa, at any Thai emmigration office, in Thailand, for 500Bahts(around 11 Euros). The extensions are for 10 days.

Disclaimer: Visa rules have recently changed, so if u are going to do any of the above, double check the information I gave. ;)
U can check for information on this site. Although, I dont know how well it is kept updated.
www.mfa.go.th
Here the website of the immigration offices which can extend your visa, when u are in Thailand.
http://www.immigration.go.th/

Mel

[ Edit: Edited on May 14, 2007, at 9:08 AM by Mel. ]

9. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 9y

Beware any advice telling you to stay without a visa or permission, if you are picked up by the police you will very likely be locked up! This has happened recently and is well documented.

There are about 40+ countries that have a "no visa" arrangement with Thailand - I would be surprised if Ireland it not one of them.
On arriving you will get a stamp giving you permission to stay for 30 days without a visa. This is not a visa on arrival that is a different thing.

After 30 days you must leave the country...then you can come back in again immediately but they are limiting the amount of times you can do that to a total of 90 days or 3 full 30 day entries. This is a very dodgy arrangement and a lot of it is down to the discretion of the officer in front of you at the time.

If you intend to stay longer it is MUCH better to get a visa before you go...if you decide to stay longer you can get an extension or leave the country and come back in on the instant permission stamp.

If you intend to go in and out of Thailand check if your visa allows this....some expire automatically when you leave Thailand regardless of how many days you've been there