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Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of Brunei

Do you need a visa for Thailand?

If you're a citizen of Brunei looking forward to visiting Thailand, it's important to familiarize yourself with the visa requirements to ensure a seamless journey. This guide will provide you with the necessary information on how to visit Thailand without any visa complications, and how our services at Siam Legal can help you navigate the process smoothly.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Holders of Brunei ordinary or regular passports benefit from the tourist visa exemption scheme for short visits to Thailand. Additionally, pursuant to the bilateral agreements between Thailand and Brunei, individuals holding diplomatic, or official passports from Brunei are permitted to enter Thailand without a visa.

Here's what this means for Bruneians:

  • The visa exemption permits citizens of Brunei flying into Thailand to enter the country without a visa, provided they can present proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • For those entering Thailand via land or sea from neighboring countries, a 30-day stay is also granted under this exemption, with a limitation of 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a hassle-free visit to Thailand, citizens of Brunei must:

  • Have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
  • Show evidence of departure within 30 days of arrival (this period may be extended to 60 days for those wishing to extend their stay).
  • Demonstrate proof of accommodations and adequate funds for the duration of the stay.

Thailand Visas for Extended Stays

Bruneians intending to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days need to apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to their departure.

Additional Information:
While Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates issue visas, the final entry permission is at the discretion of immigration officers at the point of entry. Entry may be denied if the officer has reasons to believe the traveler falls under the prohibited categories according to the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

Siam Legal offers a wide range of services to ensure that you comply with all requirements for a smooth entry into Thailand. Understanding the travel and visa regulations is crucial for Bruneian nationals planning a trip to Thailand. With the support of Siam Legal, you'll receive expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, guaranteeing a stress-free and enjoyable travel experience from beginning to end.

Thailand Visa Option

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Brunei:

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa

Bruneian citizens looking to enter Thailand for purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), performing official duties (F), or participating in religious activities (R) can apply for this visa. It offers a single-entry permit valid for 90 days, enabling holders to reside in Thailand for the full duration. Additionally, this visa supports the application for a work permit and the opening of a bank account while in Thailand.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa

Ideal for Bruneians planning a prolonged stay of up to one year, this visa is generally a multiple-entry permit, valid for one year. Each entry permits a stay of up to 90 days, necessitating a departure and re-entry every 90 days to obtain a new entry stamp. This visa facilitates longer stays and allows holders to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and extend their stay for up to one year on the same visa. It is versatile, covering various purposes including education, business, family visits, official duties, and religious activities.

Thailand Business Visa

For Bruneians venturing into Thailand for business or employment, the Thai Non-Immigrant B visa is essential for professional endeavors. Starting as a 90-day single-entry visa, it caters specifically to individuals initiating business operations or employment, smoothly transitioning to a 1-year multiple-entry visa extension upon obtaining a work permit sponsored by a Thai company.

Thailand Marriage Visa

This visa offers Bruneians married to Thai nationals a route toward residency in Thailand. Beginning with a 90-day stay, it can be extended to a full year and is renewable annually. It allows for a one-year stay with each renewal, enabling holders to open a bank account and obtain a work permit in Thailand, catering to the family and professional needs of Bruneians in bi-national marriages.

Thailand Retirement Visa

Designed for Bruneians aged 50 and above wishing to retire in Thailand, this visa requires proof of financial stability. It grants an initial 90-day stay, which can be extended to one year, targeting retirees without the intention to work. This visa offers a one-year residency in Thailand, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

This visa presents an exclusive opportunity for well-off foreigners, including Bruneians, seeking long-term residency in Thailand. Available for durations ranging from 5 to 20 years, it is managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited. The Thailand Elite Visa provides several benefits, including exemption from the 90-day reporting requirement, simplified immigration processes, multiple entry privileges, and access to luxury services, appealing to Bruneians aiming for an extended stay in Thailand.

For Bruneians looking to ensure a smooth Thailand entry, understanding the available visa options and preparing necessary documents in advance is crucial. Siam Legal is committed to offering guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process. For reliable and current information, contacting Siam Legal directly is recommended.

For inquiries regarding the requirements for other types of non-immigrant visas and for purposes not listed above, please reach out to the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.

Royal Thai Embassy, Bandar Seri Begawan
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Kampong Kiarong, BE1318, Bandar Seri Begawan,
Brunei Darussalam

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