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best place for one year visa

  • boaby

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    26th January, 2011
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    Hi all,

    what is the best (least hassle) place to obtain one year Thai visa ? is it Savahanaket or Vientiene ?

    thanking in advance

    #1 Posted: 29/4/2014 - 07:15

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  • Captain_Bob

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    There's more than one kind of "one year visa", and they are awarded on the basis of marriage to a Thai national, retirement age 50+, job offer with licensed company, enrollment in an accredited institution (study), and in some cases "volunteering" with a valid organisation who can prove they need you. I got mine in Vientiane and it was just as easy as getting a tourist visa, but of course I had all the required supporting documents. Also note that initially you get a 90-day entry then you can extend a year. See the link for what is required:

    #2 Posted: 29/4/2014 - 08:30

  • DLuek

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    I'd definitely go Savannakhet over Vientiane unless you want to hang around the Lao capital... The folks in Vientiane "misplaced" some documents sent from the Bangkok foreign ministry supporting the Non-imm 1-year visa I got last January... It finally turned up, but only after I'd been forced to spend Christmas and New Years alone in Vientiane. Regardless Vientiane usually has a much longer queue. Savannakhet usually has no more than a 15-minute wait - been there twice and both times were easier than any of the other embassies (or consulates) I've hit so far.

    #3 Posted: 29/4/2014 - 08:56

  • boaby

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    Thanks for info will let you know how i got on.

    #4 Posted: 3/5/2014 - 06:44

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