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!