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$147.29 for a 60 day thai vissa, that requires shipping??? confused...

  • holydinahor-
    ben

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    i need to get a 60 day thailand visitor visa.
    im filling out the forms on visahq.ca when i reach a shipping section.... what is being shipped?
    i have a new zealand work e-visa. does thailand not have this e-visa option?
    also, the travelfish tells me it will cost around 30 bucks, the application form is asking for $147.29?

    please help if you have any info...

    #1 Posted: 18/12/2012 - 23:18

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  • DLuek

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    I don't really understand what you're asking in terms of the 'work e-visa' but, yes, Thai single entry tourist visas cost around US $30. Get in touch with the Thai embassy or consulate nearest you (google 'Thai embassy - and the location').

    If you can't visit them in person to apply for the visa (usually takes 2 to 4 days to process depending on where you go), you can normally mail them your passport and paperwork and get the visa that way.

    There is no 'e-visa' for Thailand though, so you can't apply through some website and have a visa awaiting when you arrive as you can for Vietnam. I assume that visahq website is a private visa service that will get you the visa (you'll still have to mail them your passport) for a hefty surcharge.

    #2 Posted: 19/12/2012 - 02:04

  • Captain_Bob

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    That website is for a private outfit that charges a hefty fee for visa services (Embassy fee $40, Service fee $94.95, HST $12.34, Total $147.29!!!)

    Better to contact your nearest Thai embassy or consulate directly. The embassy in Ottawa charges $40 for a single-entry tourist visa. http://thaiembassy.ca/en/visiting-thailand/visas/types-visas-periods-stay-fees/tourist-visa

    #3 Posted: 20/12/2012 - 00:43

  • Xircal

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    To get a 60 tourist visa, download the application form from here: http://www.thaiconsulate.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=101&Itemid=125

    This link provides info pertaining to the documents you're required to submit: http://www.thaiembassy.org/wellington/contents/files/services-20120615-180049-327744.pdf

    I believe the fee has gone up to $45 though.

    #4 Posted: 25/12/2012 - 11:13

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