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STV sets new standard of stupidity. First up the travel bubbles. Then Phuket having Au and few other countries fly in. Bit funny at same time Au had serious issues covid wise.  Now this

If you have a Thai wife or family and are desperate to return here, then it may be worth jumping through all these hoops, but if all you're after is a bit of winter sunshine then forget about Thailand

Can see it is going to be popular and oversubscibed once they have finalised the details. People around the world are chomping at the bit to enter Thailand.

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After receiving approval from the Thai Immigration Bureau, the applicant will have to pay the application fee

You pay after receiving approval, I read

What are the points 1 and 2 ?

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6 hours ago, thaitero said:

You pay after receiving approval, I read

What are the points 1 and 2 ?

Application Procedure for Special Tourist Visa (STV)

1.      A foreign applicant must e-mail Thailand Longstay Company ([email protected]) to submit his/her intention to apply for the Special Tourist Visa (STV). In the e-mail, please provide the following information of all the applicants:

    Photo of the passport that the applicant will use for entry into Thailand

    Current Location/Residence (City & Country)

    Nearest Thai Embassy/Consulate to the Applicant

2.      The company will send the photo of the passport to the Thai Immigration Bureau to check the applicant’s criminal record

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1 hour ago, Max69xl said:

Think about a couple doing this, the amount of money spent the first 15 days will keep "normal" people away,even if they can afford it. 

I guess I am not normal😁

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2 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

STV sets new standard of stupidity.

First up the travel bubbles.

Then Phuket having Au and few other countries fly in. Bit funny at same time Au had serious issues covid wise. 

Now this rubbish STV. Absolute rubbish.

Yet many fools asking how to register.

The travel bubbles are what could be a game changer. Unfortunately, there are few countries that would currently qualify for safe, quarantine free entry. China would qualify (if the Chinese were also trusting of Thailand) but the Chinese are not overly popular as many blame them for Covid-19.

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I think an even more fundamental question for the OP is what role ThaiLongStay, the company plays and how much of the listed procedure is driven by them and how much is actually required by Thai Immigration.

 

And are there any alternatives, like dealing direct with the Thai consulate or embassy?

 

 

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2 hours ago, ernests said:

Application Procedure for Special Tourist Visa (STV)

1.      A foreign applicant must e-mail Thailand Longstay Company ([email protected]gstay.co.th) to submit his/her intention to apply for the Special Tourist Visa (STV). In the e-mail, please provide the following information of all the applicants:

    Photo of the passport that the applicant will use for entry into Thailand

    Current Location/Residence (City & Country)

    Nearest Thai Embassy/Consulate to the Applicant

2.      The company will send the photo of the passport to the Thai Immigration Bureau to check the applicant’s criminal record

What's the source of this? anything official?

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1 hour ago, impulse said:

I think an even more fundamental question for the OP is what role ThaiLongStay, the company plays and how much of the listed procedure is driven by them and how much is actually required by Thai Immigration.

 

And are there any alternatives, like dealing direct with the Thai consulate or embassy?

 

 

As I understand ThaiLongStay has taken the task to organize this. Imagine doing this yourself.. I feel that it would be a big pain in the ass.

 

I am just one of many, but they still bothered to answer my concerns..🤷‍♂️

 

I could be wrong. It happens..

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5 hours ago, Tounge Thaied said:

It's simple... they want you ALL in before they spend the time processing your entry. And to be fair, you can imagine the amount of Flakey people that would start or initiate this process and then just back out. This will be a very crazy process... and those "travel agencies" that are being tasked to facilitate this have there work cut out for them. This is seriously not going to be a good option for anyone other than individuals or couples and certainly not families. This is primarily going to be for others that are desperate to get back into Thailand for one reason or another. 

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