The newly appointed head of the Chonburi Immigration Office said anyone applying for long-term visas would be thoroughly investigated.
Pol. Col. Songprode Sirisukha was introduced as the new Pattaya area immigration chief June 27. Pol. Maj. Satawat Srirattanapong was named deputy in the annual reshuffle.
On 22 of June 2017, an Emergency Decree had been issued. Main topics are as follows:
Foreigners in Thailand will soon be able to apply for a 10 year visa.
The new Non O X visa will be available to anyone who is over 50 years of age and from one of the 14 countries listed below.
Applicants will need to have a minimum 3 million baht in a Thai bank account, or a combination of 1.8 million baht in the bank and income not less than 1.2 million baht.
All foreign tourists will soon be required to have travel insurance before entering Thailand under a proposal put forward by a committee of the Tourism and Sports Ministry, according to an informed source.
The plan has been proposed by a committee working on the development of Thailand as a wellness tourism hub, and will be forwarded for consideration by the national tourism policy commission.
The requirement should not be seen as a "hurdle" to visitors to Thailand, the source said on Monday.
U.S. President Obama will travel to Laos and China September 2-9, 2016. President Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Laos, where he will participate in the U.S.-ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit.
Additionally, he will have bilateral meetings with President Bounnhang Vorachith and other key officials to advance U.S.-Lao cooperation on economic, development, and people-to-people ties, among other areas.
President Obama also will participate in the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative Summit, where he will hold a town hall meeting. During the ASEAN Summit, President Obama will discuss ways to strengthen economic cooperation with the countries of Southeast Asia and further enhance collaboration on regional and global challenges. At the East Asia Summit, President Obama will coordinate with the region’s leaders on efforts to advance a rules-based international order.
A report by The Australian today states that recently introduced changes to processing of student visa applications has caused major delays and has also resulted into visa applications being rejected.