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Possible To Transfer Visa To New Passport At Airport ?


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#1 gawguy

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 08:56

I asked someone I know who works at a foreign consulate in Thailand for suggestions about transferring my current Visa from my old passport to the new passport I will be carrying when I arrive in a few weeks.

It was suggested that this could or might be done by Immigration at the airport. That makes good sense, but then again TIT. Do you think it is possible?

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 09:37

I wouldn't want to say it definitely can't be done but TIT and I would suggest it is highly unlikely. But the people you really need to ask are likely not registered here.

What's the downside if you cannot transfer it on arrival?
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 11:16

Have never understood why visas are issued that exceed the life of the passport.
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#4 waerth

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 13:55

Cannot at the airport unless something changed in the last few months. Have to go to immi office. It is normally not really necessary anyway
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Posted 07 March 2016 - 14:31

I've done it twice over the years - both times with a letter from the embassy to Immigration explaining the situation. I doubt Immigration at the airport is able to handle it.
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#6 gawguy

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Posted 07 March 2016 - 19:46

View Postradioman, on 07 March 2016 - 09:37, said:

What's the downside if you cannot transfer it on arrival?
I stay in Pattaya. I don't want to go to US Embassy in BKK to get a note or whatever to take back to Jomtien Immigration to have them do the transfer. I haven't been to BKK since 2010. I bring three suitcases which I will have to take to Pattaya before I go to BKK.

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Posted 08 March 2016 - 04:44

I like Jomtien Immigration, overworked but generally friendly and helpful. I expect they'd do it for you, as long as you have that note from the embassy. But don't count on doing it at the airport.
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#8 gawguy

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 07:36

BTW: What happens when I go to the US Embassy? I tell them I want to have my visa transferred into my new passport and ??? Do they need anything else from me? Then they just give me a standard form they fill in?  Do they want to see other documentation?

If I take a bus from Pattaya what is my destination bus station in BKK? Any other tips for getting in and out?

Thanks a lot.
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Posted 13 March 2016 - 10:27

Bus from Pattaya go to Ekamai station and take bts from there.
Or alternatively take bus to airport and take airport express from there to Phaya Thai and transfer to BTS or get out at makkasan take MRT to Asoke transfer to BTS.
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#10 gawguy

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:50

Curious.. Looking at Google map directions from Ekamai to US Embassy, it recommends BTS to Chit Lom. Why is that when Phloen Chit BTS appears to be a lot closer to Witthayu Rd. I just want to walk from BTS if it is not a problem.
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