Expat Life

Life and living in Bangkok as an expat. From buying condos to daily life,shopping and cooking.

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The Ultimate Thai Visa Guide

Most western tourists will be able to arrive to Thailand without a visa, and will be given ‘visa exemption‘ on arrival, guaranteeing a 30 day stay in the country (note, this is different to “Thai visa on arrival” which non-western countries may need). However, for longer stays in Thailand, a Thai visa application may be …

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Living Cheap in Bangkok

The original plan for this somewhat extreme budgeting challenge was for one full month, living cheap in Bangkok. A plan which was quickly scuppered with impromptu travels to Kuala Lumpur for VISA renewal, and taxi fares for Fanfan’s university exams. In total we manage a week, but we are still proud. What first prompted this …

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Chaeng Wattana Building, VISA renewal in bangkok immigration office

VISA Extension in Bangkok

For those travelling on a 60 day tourist VISA in Thailand there is always the option of a further 30 day ‘VISA extension’. This should be applied for before the expiration of the current VISA (after the first 30 days) and the application should be completed at the Bangkok Immigration Office at Chaeng Wattana, or …

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