Wednesday 1 October 2014
1. Holders of Convention Travel Document (CID) and Certificate of Identity (COI) which issued by the Australian Government for a refugee and stateless person who permanently reside in Australia are required to go through the visa application (From B) process if their nationalities are Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iraq, Iran, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palistine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam and Yemen. You shall forward their visa applications to the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra. Please notice the minimum visa processing time for this group of applicants is approximately 3 weeks excluding the day of lodgment. As for Afghanistan and Iraq, it may take up to 2 months since it need a permission from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand.
2. If the above-mentioned nationalities carry an Australian Passport, they can use the visa application (Form A) and obtain their visas directly at the Brisbane office like other Australian citizens.
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Starting from 12 August 2014; the Thai Immigration Bureau will commence prohibiting visa runners from entering into Thailand.
*Notice: Due to the increasing number of foreign visitors who abuse the visa exemption scheme for working illegally in Thailand, the Thai Immigration Bureau will implement a new restriction on the visa runners which will take effect on 12 August 2014 onwards. The new restriction is aimed to prohibit visa runners from reentering into the country every 15 or 30 days to extend their stay after their visa exemption has expired. To avoid any inconvenience, all visitors should obtain the appropriate visas prior to their arrival to Thailand.
Thursday 15 May 2014
For applicants applying directly at the Royal Thai Consulate – General office in Brisbane – It is advised that applicants should apply 1-2 weeks before the departure date.For mailing applicants – Please lodge your application 2-3 weeks before the departure date.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
|The passport holders of the following countries must send their visa applications to the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra only, whether or not they are a Permanent Resident of Australia|