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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 19:31
Calvin1976

Malaysian 30 days unlimited visa exemption

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Hi all, 

 

Checked the ThaiEmbassy.com - New visa rules. 

It stated that Malaysian passport holders who from Malaysia by flight will continue to receive unlimited 30 days visa exemption. 

And also the 90 days in 6 month restriction also abolished. 

 

Anyone can verify or experience on this? 

 

As since Jan to May this year, I made 6 trips to BKK and accumulated 116 days in BKK. I was worry about my next trip might be reject to enter Thailand. 

My last trip arrival (KUL to BKK) , the male IO asked me more questions than usual and quite reluctantly let me entered again. As I showed him my Singapore PR ID to prove I'm still working in Singapore with proper income. 

 

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You have pretty much the same visa exemption as most of us europeans/americans/australians, would guess they apply the same rules to you. 

As you might noticed here many people are denied entry for various made up reason like "not having means to stay here" aka enough cash.

 

In general they no longer seem to like people who come here too often on exemptions and tourist visas, there's no hard rules on what they consider too much.

It depends basically on the mood of the IO...

 

The 90 days in 6 month restriction was abolished many years ago, that's not new imo.

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Hi. Better not risk it. Why don't you just apply for a proper tourist visa in KL? Free for us Malaysians 😀

 

However, that still implies you're a tourist. Coming too often will still get you under their radar. 

 

Maybe take a bus to Hat Yai, then fly to BK, something I used to do but now properly married and don't need to anymore.

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Posted (edited)

https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/new-visa-rules.php

 

The website says that all nationalities have maximum 6 times per year visa-free except for Malaysian passport holders who have unlimited i.e. more than 6 times allowed.

 

I think that you have already made 6 trips so that's considered maximum for most nationalities and he's not aware that only Malaysians are not restricted to this rule. Just point him to the website.

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Those who arrive at the airport without a prior visa will continue to receive a 30-day stamp up to 6 times per calendar year

 

The only exception to the new regulation will be Malaysian passport holders traveling from Malaysia, as they will continue to receive the 30-day Unlimited Visa Exemption stamps.

 

Not all immigration officers can remember all the rules and all the nationalities.

 

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26 minutes ago, ThomasThBKK said:

You have pretty much the same visa exemption as most of us europeans/americans/australians, would guess they apply the same rules to you. 

As you might noticed here many people are denied entry for various made up reason like "not having means to stay here" aka enough cash.

 

In general they no longer seem to like people who come here too often on exemptions and tourist visas, there's no hard rules on what they consider too much.

It depends basically on the mood of the IO...

 

The 90 days in 6 month restriction was abolished many years ago, that's not new imo.

 

There is a restriction of 6 entries per year.

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Thanks for replied, guys. 

 

All the 6 trips was for holidays and survey/interview for jobs. 

 

Last departed from BKK 17 May to KUL. Almost one month and I plan to go BKK again next week. One important 2nd interview delayed 2 times already and I really need to go BKK for this. 

 

If rejected on next trip, will I be black listed by them to visit again in future? Or even affect my WP application for working in Thailand? 

 

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9 minutes ago, EricTh said:

 

There is a restriction of 6 entries per year.

No there isn't any law about this.

 

After 6 visa free entries in total, starting from whenver they launched that system (2015 i think), there is a popup with an alert which tells them to look closer into your passport.

Doesn't mean it's forbidden to enter, but it sure is suspicious.

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40 minutes ago, EricTh said:

 

There is a restriction of 6 entries per year.

that is not true.

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1 hour ago, dabhand said:

The thaiembassy.com website is not an official website. Scroll down to the bottom and it is clearly stated there.

It is a commercial site so the info is suspect, to say the least. 

Really? So where is the official website?

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26 minutes ago, EricTh said:

Really? So where is the official website?

http://www.thaiembassy.org

 

.ORG is the real one with an embassy list, most embassys have their own website, you can find links on there to your nearest.

 

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The page you cite and, indeed, that whole website is highly suspect. For instance:

3 hours ago, Calvin1976 said:

And also the 90 days in 6 month restriction also abolished. 

That 90 days in six months on visa exempt entries was in force for a short period over a decade ago. Citing it under "new rules" is just a good way to sow confusion.

 

2 hours ago, EricTh said:

The website says that all nationalities have maximum 6 times per year visa-free

The number of visa exempt entries you use per year is pretty irrelevant. There is no official limit. If you have six or more visa exempt entries since around the middle of 2015, the immigration official receives an alert recommending you be scrutinised more closely than usual as a genuine tourist. The most important policy change on visa exempt entry by air occurred in mid 2014. Immigration officials were instructed to prevent people using back-to-back visa exempt entries as a way to stay long periods in Thailand (but the prime minister partly overrode this by stating the policy should be applied flexibly).

 

The simple truth is that immigration officials (reasonably) have discretion in whether to grant visa exempt entry. If they feel you are overusing the facility, they can deny you. I do not think we can complain too much. It is where they start abrogating correctly acquired visas from consulates that I become annoyed.

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8 hours ago, ThomasThBKK said:

http://www.thaiembassy.org

 

.ORG is the real one with an embassy list, most embassys have their own website, you can find links on there to your nearest.

 

Or http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908

Or http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/other/7394

Or for immigration: https://www.immigration.go.th/index

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There is no written limit for visa exempt entries by air.

The 6 months in 90 days rule was rescinded in 2008 when the 15 days at land border crossings went into effect. But Malaysians got 30 day visa exempt at the border with Malaysia. The 15 days at at land border crossings was rescinded on December 31, 2016 when the ministerial order limiting 2 visa exempt entries to per calendar year at land border went into effect. But the 2 entry rule does not apply for Malaysians entering at crossing from Malaysia.

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Thanks for your feedback, guys. 

 

Is it any successful case that  applying WP3 when the employee enter to Thailand? 

 

What will be the process time after submitted all documents for apply WP3? 

 

Thank you. 

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