Tanya - Direct of Bangkok Buddy

“Hello and thank you for your interest in the Thailand visa services offered by Bangkok Buddy! My name is Tanya and I am the Director of Bangkok Buddy Travel Service Co.,Ltd. It is my pleasure to help you with your visa and travel needs. We are a licensed and registered company here in the heart of Bangkok. My staff and I are very experienced in all visa requirements and ‘special’ visa assistance for foreign nationals wishing to visit and remain legally in Thailand. We also assist Thai nationals in obtaining tourist and partner visas for select countries. In addition, we are known for our fantastic golf tour packages as well our variety of Angkor Wat tours. For those of you who already know me and are current clients, I am blessed to have you! For those who are new to Bangkok Buddy, welcome and I look forward to meeting and assisting you soon!”

-Tanya Chansuwan

November 2021 Update

Well, finally Thailand opens its borders! There are many reasons for this decision but we think the best reason is to try to boost Thailand’s Covid battered economy.

Foreigners can travel to Thailand without quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and have a recent preflight negative test result. No more quarantine bookings in expensive hotels.

Air travel may be a possibility if foreigners have all the necessary medical paperwork and travel insurance. The Thai government is still deciding what will be the safest measures to take. We will keep everyone updated. The key is to be prepared with all necessary documents before a person travels.

Now to explain the slow process of K1 and K3 visas. Governments around the world have been backlogged with cases from 2020. They must process these cases first and verify all the information on these applications/ forms. Only after they finish the year 2020 visas, then they can and will start processing 2021 cases. At least a 10-month wait is expected. Please be patient, we will keep tracking each visa petition on its current status.

We have welcomed 2 more Permanent Residency Visa applicates who qualify for this beneficial visa. Please remember our service helps with all necessary documents, Thai / English translations, Thai witnesses / interpreters, preparation for PR interviews, and transportation.

Now TM 30 explained again. Every foreigner visiting or living in Thailand, must have a current TM 30 (proof of residence) submitted. This is for 90-day reporting and visa extensions and visa renewals.

TM30 is a government regulation so it is non-negotiable. Thanks for your kind understanding.

We expect a lot more travelers to come to Thailand. Bangkok Buddy wants to help them with our services. It is turning wintertime and getting very cold in other countries, Thailand is still a warm, friendly and inexpensive destination. Hope to see you soon. Be happy and healthy!