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Hello to everyone,

 

I'm planning to travel to Thailand next year for a family visit on a Tourist Visa.

 

During this year I was working in Thailand but fell in depression and got treatment in a mental hospital in the country. After that I left the country to get better healthcare in my own country and terminated the contract and work permit by exiting the country.

 

I read on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (point 6 or 7 can't remember) that mentally unstable people are denied entry into the country. Could that be my case?

 

Also, if I wish to come back to Thailand and live on a Marriage Extension can it be denied because of the aforementioned reason?

 

Thank you everyone! 

 

 

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Thank you guys, your posts are really reassuring and make me feel more at peace. Depression really is a terrible disease and I'm still fighting it but getting better day by day. The cause of it was more because of my job rather than living in Thailand, I love the country and my wife and kids live there.

 

By the way, I will need to carry my prescription meds with me. Should I carry on myself only those needed for the flight and the rest in the luggage? It will be for one month so a few packages. 

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On 10/10/2019 at 3:45 AM, wisperone said:

Carry the entire prescription in your carry on bag. Don't take the chance of it going missing out of your checked luggage, or your luggage getting lost. Always a good idea to bring the printout of the medication from the pharmacy with you in case you should get questioned. Thirty day supply is no problem.

Disagree. I carry 6 months' worth of medication in my checked luggage. Have never had a problem for ten years.

What is the OP going to do if his carry on bag is opened, and the plods think he is bringing in commercial quantities?

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

Disagree. I carry 6 months' worth of medication in my checked luggage. Have never had a problem for ten years.

What is the OP going to do if his carry on bag is opened, and the plods think he is bringing in commercial quantities?

I imagine you would show the prescription from home country. Nowadays they could just as easy find the medication in his checked luggage.

If the OP gets stopped to check inside his bags, why would they only check his carry on ?

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1 hour ago, KhunFred said:

You can buy Zoloft and Lexapro right across the counter. I would certainly not volunteer any information to the Thai government. Most of the expats who are here are hardly normal. 😀

The ones I know are ok, but I suppose it takes one to know one.

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On 10/10/2019 at 4:45 AM, wisperone said:

Carry the entire prescription in your carry on bag. Don't take the chance of it going missing out of your checked luggage, or your luggage getting lost. Always a good idea to bring the printout of the medication from the pharmacy with you in case you should get questioned. Thirty day supply is no problem.

customs are more concerned with narcotics.  psychiatric medications are not included in this class of drugs and are usually not subject to scuntiny.  also note that most anti-depressant meds can be purchase over the counter in Thailand unlike the States and generics are available. 

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On 10/10/2019 at 2:21 AM, Lacrimas said:

Thank you guys, your posts are really reassuring and make me feel more at peace. Depression really is a terrible disease and I'm still fighting it but getting better day by day. The cause of it was more because of my job rather than living in Thailand, I love the country and my wife and kids live there.

 

By the way, I will need to carry my prescription meds with me. Should I carry on myself only those needed for the flight and the rest in the luggage? It will be for one month so a few packages. 

How many times has anyone checked the luggage at Suvarnabhumi Airport? Don't worry about it. 

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On ‎10‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 2:21 AM, Lacrimas said:

Thank you guys, your posts are really reassuring and make me feel more at peace. Depression really is a terrible disease and I'm still fighting it but getting better day by day. The cause of it was more because of my job rather than living in Thailand, I love the country and my wife and kids live there.

 

By the way, I will need to carry my prescription meds with me. Should I carry on myself only those needed for the flight and the rest in the luggage? It will be for one month so a few packages. 

Get a doctors note for the medication.

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2 hours ago, malibukid said:

customs are more concerned with narcotics.  psychiatric medications are not included in this class of drugs and are usually not subject to scuntiny.  also note that most anti-depressant meds can be purchase over the counter in Thailand unlike the States and generics are available. 

When you have a stop in the middle east you could have a problem.

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