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Phuket: KL consulate confirms: no one-year non-B visas

Phuket: KL consulate confirms: no one-year non-B visas

PHUKET: A staffer at the consular section of the Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has confirmed that the consulate is effectively no longer issuing one-year multiple-entry non-immigrant B visas except in special cases.

Wednesday 19 December 2012, 11:46AM

“It’s a regulation from a while back but we have only just applied it,” she said. “If people are working in Thailand we think they should go to their local immigration office to get a one-year extension.”

The consulate looks at applications “on a case-by-case basis”, she said, but in general it will not issue one-year non-immigrant B visas.

Some confusion has been generated by an original (and, it has now been established, correct) report on that one-year multiple are no longer issued in KL, while a local report quoted the Foreign Ministry in Bangkok as saying that one-year visas are still being issued in KL.

It now seems that, theoretically speaking, they are. But in practical terms, they are not.

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