What follows is an overview of the different types of visas - "permission to stay" and "extension of stay" stamps - that are issued by the Thai government for visits or long-term stay. This includes:
Note: Visitors should contact their home Embassy or Consulate for up-to-date information as the requirements can change.
It is also worth noting the differences between a visa and permission or extension of stay as there is often confusion over the different terms; sometimes even government departments use the terms wrongly.
Thailand's Immigration Bureau has some information in English, including details of the relevant offices.
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