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Thailand set to extend free visa offer in bid to lure more foreign tourists

Thailand set to extend free visa offer in bid to lure more foreign tourists

Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister has announced plans to extend the current free visa incentives for foreign tourists by another three months. The move is aimed at giving Thailand’s tourism…

Foreign massage girls “not doing what it said on their work permits”

Foreign massage girls “not doing what it said on their work permits”

A raiding party at two “traditional Thai massage parlors” caused a stir as almost three dozen girls tried to flee the scene. Thirty soldiers and police, acting on a tip…

Bad guys out! Japanese clamping down on Thais abusing visa privileges

Bad guys out! Japanese clamping down on Thais abusing visa privileges

Immigration authorities in Japan are giving the Thais a taste of their own “Bad guys out!” medicine. Since the start of free visas for the country Thais have been abusing the privilege by…

Thailand waives Tourist Visa fee for ALL nationalities

Thailand waives Tourist Visa fee for ALL nationalities

Thailand is waiving the 1,000 baht fee for a single entry tourist visa for all nationalities from Dec 1st 2016 to 28 February 2017. Earlier this month Thailand’s Ministry of…

Phuket Immigration in the dark over new ‘10-year’ visa

Phuket Immigration in the dark over new ‘10-year’ visa

An officer at Phuket Immigration today confirmed that the new 10-year “long-stay” visa for foreigners aged 50 or older announced by Cabinet this week will come into effect next Thursday…

Cabinet waives visa fee for tourists from 19 countries

Cabinet waives visa fee for tourists from 19 countries

In order to promote tourism during the tourism high season, the cabinet agreed on Tuesday to waive visa fees for tourists from 19 countries as of December 1 until February…

Govt approves 10 year visas for foreigners over 50

Govt approves 10 year visas for foreigners over 50

Affluent foreign residents over 50 will soon be able to apply for 10-year visas, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Intended to promote Thailand as a hub for medical services, the…

Thai celebrity speaker denied visa to US

Thai celebrity speaker denied visa to US

A celebrity speaker due to address Thais resident in Los Angeles and Boston next month has been denied a visa to visit the US. She has been told she does…

Tourism Minister Talks Up 5-Year Visas

Tourism Minister Talks Up 5-Year Visas

A long-discussed plan to offer five-year visas for foreigners was floated again Tuesday by the nation’s top tourism official. Visas to facilitate those staying for extended periods would make Thailand…

Champion Overstayers of the Month – Chonburi immigration announces the latest prize catches

Champion Overstayers of the Month – Chonburi immigration announces the latest prize catches

The Chonburi Immigration website has announced last month’s prize catches with pictures and details in a rogue’s gallery. The announcements were made under the banner “Good guys in, Bad guys…

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