Where can I upgrade a single-entry visa?

I am the holder of a single-entry, non-immigrant type-O visa issued in Penang. I have been told by several people that for 3,900 baht I can upgrade this visa to a multiple-entry, non-immigrant O visa at the Immigration Office in Phuket City.

However, at the Immigration office I was told that this was not possible in Phuket, and that it could be done only at a Royal Thai Embassy outside the country.

I would be very thankful for an answer whether it’s possible or not, or if it was just a misunderstanding at the Immigration office.

  • Asked on Friday, July 6, 2007 | 02:53 PM
    Stefan Breit, Rawai.

It is not possible to upgrade a single-entry, non-immigrant O visa to a multiple-entry, non-immigrant O visa at Phuket Immigration Office or any other Immigration Office in Thailand.

This can be done only at a Royal Thai Embassy outside the country.

However, you can use your single-entry non-immigrant O visa to apply for one of the 29 different types of “permits to stay”, which allow you to stay in the country for up to 12 months.

  • Answered on Friday, July 6, 2007 | 02:53 PM
    Pol Capt Krissarat Nuesen of the Phuket Provincial Immigration Office.
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