How do I get a 60 day visa?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Dec 11, 2012 6:13 PM Last Post By: westwood
Dec 10, 2012 10:38 AM
How do I get a 60 day visa?I'm heading to Thailand in the new year and am planning to stay for 2 months, (I havent booked flights yet). I have a British passport. As I understand it, I can stay for 30 days without a visa. Can I get a 60 day visa? I've read on an other forum that I can, but how do i do this?!
I really dont want to have to do a visa run as I'm travelling alone and I'm a bit nervous about it.
Thanks in advance :)
Dec 10, 2012 11:15 AM
I was just about to reply and noticed your the girl that replied to me!
I am going to get a 90 day visa from the Thai Embassy, it costs £60 - i have to go to Kensington, London to get it although there are embassy websites / travel websites were you can send your passport and they attach your visa to it then send it back to you, i believe this is more expensive than going to the embassy yourself though.
I hope i have been some help - i have just researched this online so i hope i am correct!
I have replied to your reply on my post! :)
Dec 10, 2012 11:51 AM
Dec 10, 2012 12:03 PM
3Hi OP and MattDawson......You had better look at your options again.
As a tourist you can only get Tourist Visa (60 days MAX) and you can apply for extension for 30 days while IN Thailand. See here. You can get multiple entry TV (usually 2 but some times 3 entries).
You can ONLY get 90 days (or longer) visa if you are there for business, study, conference, seminar, film production, journalism, job volunteer, for person accompanying Thai spouse, for persons over 50 years of age and pension earners. As a tourist you can not get a 90 day visa.
So for OP - your best bet is to get a single entry TV.
For Matt, your options are either (1) get a single entry TV plus 30 days extension while in Thailand, or (2) get a double entry TV and leave Thailand once and re-enter.
Dec 10, 2012 12:07 PM
4@Jamplan - I just looked at your comment on MattDawson's post.
There you say that you are going to be in Thailand for 3 weeks - if this is still the case then you don't need a visa at all as you will get a 30 day visa exemption on arrival.
If you are planning on staying for 2 months as per this post then my previous comment applies.
Dec 10, 2012 12:08 PM
5I posted my passport to the Thai consulate in, as my name gives away, in Birmingham. This was last year and the visas at that time were free.
They charged an addtional fee (Feb2011) to do it person.
Sorry that is for the 60 day visa, as pointed out above, 90 day ones are something else. Ive obtained 2 60 day visas before. I got the 2nd one from the embassy in Vientiene. Im not sure how much luck you would have this method now however. I heard from people last year it was now more difficult to get multiple visas, although I heard this from people who were essentially trying to live in Thailand on tourist visas.
Might be just easier to do a couple of border runs and take the short visas.
Edited by: BirminghamReesy
Dec 10, 2012 12:27 PM
Dec 10, 2012 12:46 PM
I always use the Thai Consulate in Hull who usually seem to be quick and efficient. If you click on the link there's plenty of information to peruse. The third one down enables you to download the application form, self certification form etc which you can then send off if you want to do it by post. It's very easy, just make sure you include everything that's required but don't send off for your visa too early as, for a 60 tourist visa, you have to enter Thailand within 3 months of the Consulate sticking it in your passport. No good applying for it now if you don't intend going to Thailand until April for example, as by that time it would be void.
Dec 10, 2012 2:29 PM
8Oh guys I'm totally confused now!
@PhiMeow I'm going for 2 months this time, my last trip to Thailand was 3 weeks.
So, if I plan to be in the country for 60 days, what exactly do I need to do? Sorry if I'm sounding thick! ;)
Dec 10, 2012 3:00 PM
Dec 10, 2012 10:40 PM
10The people in Hull are pretty good.
I have had visas finished in a day in Savannakhet.
Dec 11, 2012 1:27 AM
Dec 11, 2012 3:23 AM
12Thanks everyone, I'm sorted!
One form to fill in, £25 and a trip to Birmingham is all I need to do. I'd rather do this than have to do a visa run, think it will work out cheaper to :)
Dec 11, 2012 4:56 PM
Right JamPlan you beat me to it. I was going to ask if you could easily get to Birmingham or Hull, London even. Birmingham is so easy I use the consulate there. In and out in 10 minutes. Make sure you got all the necessary documents etc and you will be fine. The consulate is easy to find, ask anyone for the Council House (Town Hall) and then with your back to the hall go down the steps past the lady in the fountain (floozy in the Jacuzzi locally) and on the corner just to the right and opposite Chamberlain Sq you will enter the building at ground level. The place is multi occupancy so just ask for the Consulate and they will buzz through. Give the guy your enevelope and cash, sit down and watch Telly for a few mins and it is all done and dusted. Simple.
I usually fly from Birmingham as I live fairly close by but this time I found the best priced flights and connections were with Air India out of Heathrow. I booked weeks ago though so maybe things changed. I arrive BKK 5th Jan yippee. Hope all goes well, enjoy your travels.
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