Jump to content

Initial STV Application Instruction from Thailand Longstay Company


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 110
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Well if this visa gets me home to Thailand to see the wife and allows me to stay in Thailand for 90 days to start with then Im all for it. Some simply cannot afford the cost to quarantine in a ho

If any rich tourist really does take part in this, they are going to be very disappointed. They will not be arriving in the happy fun Thailand they're imagining. I'm on Samui. It's a ghost town. It's

I spoke with and received some initial application information for the New STV Visa from the Thailand Longstay Company and thought I would post it here for anyone wanting a little more information. Pl

Posted Images

I am still confused about this 72 hours medical certificate and fit to fly. 

So, as i understand :

1. Contact the company via email

2. Fill the form and send the hotel booking, flight ticket, and insurance proof via email.

3. Wait until CEO confirm and after that go to health test covig19 in origin country and wait some day until the result comes out.

4. Go to embasy in origin country to show covig result and get from CEO paper

5. Ready to fly

 

Is this correct ?? 

And what is this 10000 bath application fee for ? I am not interested in special promotion or package. 

 

Thanks.

Edited by alianware
Link to post
Share on other sites
28 minutes ago, alianware said:

I am still confused about this 72 hours medical certificate and fit to fly. 

So, as i understand :

1. Contact the company via email

2. Fill the form and send the hotel booking, flight ticket, and insurance proof via email.

3. Wait until CEO confirm and adter that go to health test covig19 and wait some day until the result comes out.

4. Go to embasy in origin country to show covig result and get from CEO paper

5. Ready to fly

 

Is this correct ?? 

And what is this 10000 bath application fee for ? I am not interested in special promotion or package. 

 

Thanks.

The way I was told is you do the items from #1 : pic of passport, and name, home location , and closest embassy. Longstay company sends that for initial approval or denial, based on your information and country location.

 

If accepted that just allows you to receive the application for the STV. After they receive the application it is again submitted for semi-approval, (its not final at this point but very promising) and they supply you with the flight, ASQ info, insurance info etc.  After you choose the hotel, flight, insurance etc, and pay for those you send those documents back to Long stay Company. They then get another level of confirmation that you are on track with document process and send your info to embassy for COE and Visa to be issued.

 

At this point you need to get the Fit to Fly and Covid test within 3 days of departure, they are a little vague here because the final regs have not yet been approved.   

 

The 10,000 baht fee is the Longstay Company fee. You still have to pay for the Visa direct thru the Embassy. you have no option here from what they told me as the STV visa is only available thru approved Travel Agencies which Longstay is one and there may be others.  

 

Again, all of this is the beginning point info and parts or all may change or be added after the final rule is approved and published. 

Edited by Dan O
  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like far too much trouble. This will not go well and I expect the STV to quietly become obsolete whenever Thailand does a soft reopening of their borders next year 

Edited by tabbycat
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, tabbycat said:

Sounds like far too much trouble. This will not go well and I expect the STV to quietly become obsolete whenever Thailand does a soft reopening of their borders next year 

It doesn't really appear too difficult as they have outlined it so far, although more expensive than pre-covid times.  The guidelines will surely change before it gets a final approval.  it's not geared to short term tourist intentionally, nor is it geared toward anyone inside Thailand currently. I think it's part of there process to get to a soft opening. They have to start somewhere in generating some type of manageable tourism to come and also be able to show they can control their process. If they can't feel they have control over tourist coming into the country safely there won't be any soft open for quite some time. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Dan O said:

It doesn't really appear too difficult as they have outlined it so far, although more expensive than pre-covid times.  The guidelines will surely change before it gets a final approval.  it's not geared to short term tourist intentionally, nor is it geared toward anyone inside Thailand currently. I think it's part of there process to get to a soft opening. They have to start somewhere in generating some type of manageable tourism to come and also be able to show they can control their process. If they can't feel they have control over tourist coming into the country safely there won't be any soft open for quite some time. 

You hear any news about foreigners being able to stay and quarantine in their own homes if they can provide evidence, for example, home ownership documents? They had announced this in the initial infamous infographic that we saw across the media but it seems that they have quietly removed that option and are forcing everyone to stay in ASQ, which is going to be a dealbreaker for anyone else in this kind of situation.
 

Forcing homeowners to pay the equivalent of a months worth of rent++ to stay for 14 days in some obscure hotel rather than their own home is not going to go down well with anyone

Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, ehgnyc said:

If any rich tourist really does take part in this, they are going to be very disappointed. They will not be arriving in the happy fun Thailand they're imagining. I'm on Samui. It's a ghost town. It's not going to be hard to keep the tourists in their resorts because there are few other places to go, and those are barely hanging on. And even the most insensitive tourist will not be able to miss that the locals are sad and frightened. Not a good look.

I can appreciate your feelings as I have several Thai friends that live on Samui and I've spoken to them about their situation. It's kind the chicken or the egg problem. Not much open because of no tourist and not much for tourist to do initially since not much is open. You have to start somewhere in getting tourist to come, generate some income to allow people to start opening in a very controlled way that the locals start feeling more comfortable and less fearful.

 

The STV isn't intended for the 2 week holiday tourist but more toward people that visit longer term and are normally a little outside the 2 week tourist mentality so they wouldn't be looking for that quick fun and party atmosphere as much.

 

It's certainly not perfect but for those that have other needs or reasons to be in Thailand it helps start that process. Hopefully with a good start that is  successful they will expand the numbers that can come in as they have stated is their intent. After a couple months hopefully we'll start seeing the vaccines come thru the testing and start to become available and that changes the whole game

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Dan O said:

I can appreciate your feelings as I have several Thai friends that live on Samui and I've spoken to them about their situation. It's kind the chicken or the egg problem. Not much open because of no tourist and not much for tourist to do initially since not much is open. You have to start somewhere in getting tourist to come, generate some income to allow people to start opening in a very controlled way that the locals start feeling more comfortable and less fearful.

 

The STV isn't intended for the 2 week holiday tourist but more toward people that visit longer term and are normally a little outside the 2 week tourist mentality so they wouldn't be looking for that quick fun and party atmosphere as much.

 

It's certainly not perfect but for those that have other needs or reasons to be in Thailand it helps start that process. Hopefully with a good start that is  successful they will expand the numbers that can come in as they have stated is their intent. After a couple months hopefully we'll start seeing the vaccines come thru the testing and start to become available and that changes the whole game

Sorry, but my point was they shouldn't have made the ones here leave. They really were keeping some places going--and not just the noodle shops, but nice restaurants.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, tabbycat said:

You hear any news about foreigners being able to stay and quarantine in their own homes if they can provide evidence, for example, home ownership documents? They had announced this in the initial infamous infographic that we saw across the media but it seems that they have quietly removed that option and are forcing everyone to stay in ASQ, which is going to be a dealbreaker for anyone else in this kind of situation.
 

Forcing homeowners to pay the equivalent of a months worth of rent++ to stay for 14 days in some obscure hotel rather than their own home is not going to go down well with anyone

There's bad information and media references to anyone that wants to talk about the program creates a lot of suspect information.  What I've listed came straight from the Thailand Longstay Company as of yesterday although they clearly acknowledge that the guidance is still being worked thru, may change and will not be final until formal approval and publication. At least they are helping with this visa process.

 

No home stays since those proved ineffective with the early on returnees as many did not honor the quarantine and killed it. They are only reference everyone goes to either state quarantine if your Thai and returning or all others only to ASQ. There are more ASQ hotels coming available as part of this plan so hopefully their will be some moderate rates and not just the top end facilities, (my opinion) 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
30 minutes ago, ehgnyc said:

If any rich tourist really does take part in this, they are going to be very disappointed. They will not be arriving in the happy fun Thailand they're imagining. I'm on Samui. It's a ghost town. It's not going to be hard to keep the tourists in their resorts because there are few other places to go, and those are barely hanging on. And even the most insensitive tourist will not be able to miss that the locals are sad and frightened. Not a good look.

It's the same in Pattaya...empty resorts, beaches, shops, and restos can be nice and at the same time depressing.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, ehgnyc said:

Sorry, but my point was they shouldn't have made the ones here leave. They really were keeping some places going--and not just the noodle shops, but nice restaurants.

I don't dispute that and it sucks on one hand but is understandable in some context on the other.  The Virus has create a very uneven and convoluted situation everywhere on all levels.   

 

My thread here isn't about that issue or any other issues internal to tourist or residents in Thailand. I was offering info for those that may be interested in getting back in. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, tabbycat said:

You hear any news about foreigners being able to stay and quarantine in their own homes if they can provide evidence, for example, home ownership documents? They had announced this in the initial infamous infographic that we saw across the media but it seems that they have quietly removed that option and are forcing everyone to stay in ASQ, which is going to be a dealbreaker for anyone else in this kind of situation.
 

Forcing homeowners to pay the equivalent of a months worth of rent++ to stay for 14 days in some obscure hotel rather than their own home is not going to go down well with anyone

Pretty clear it dawned on them that self quarantine is useless as it would involve the BIB doing the rounds and that will never happen so  they scrapped it 

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...