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best place for one year visa

Posted by boaby on 29/4/2014 at 07:15

Hi all,

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

thanking in advance

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 29/4/2014 at 08:30

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:

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Posted by DLuek on 29/4/2014 at 08:56 TF writer

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.

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Posted by boaby on 3/5/2014 at 06:44


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

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