If you plan to travel outside of Thailand, you will need to obtain a re-entry Permit to keep your visa or extension of stay valid. Departing Thailand without a re-entry permit cancels any existing visa or extensions of stay.
If you do leave Thailand without a re-entry permit, you will need to go through the initial process again to obtain a Non-Immigrant visa and then apply for the extension.
Single Re-Entry Permit–The fee is 1,000 baht and the expiration date will be based on the validity of your visa stamp. A single re-entry permit is valid for only one re-entry. Upon coming back to Thailand(re-entry), Thai immigration will stamp the permit “USED” to show it is no longer valid.
Multiple Re-Entry Permit–The fee is 3,800 baht and like the single re-entry permit, the expiration date will be based on the validity of your visa stamp. The permit remains valid until the expiration date; so during its validity period, you may leave and return as many times as you wish keeping your long stay extension in force.
You can obtain the re-entry permit at your nearest Thai immigration office. You can also get it at Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Muang Airport on the day of your flight at least one hour before boarding time. The service is available 05.00 AM – 12.00 Midnight. (Office times may change, please check a day prior to departure)
Note: Other domestic airports and land borders DO NOT issue a re-entry permit.
The visa extension costs 1,900 baht. Thailand immigration will grant an extension of stay after you have obtained the Thai Non-Immigrant B visa. Upon your initial entry with your Non-Immigrant B visa, you will receive a permission to stay for 90 days. The company will then apply for your work permit which is essential for your extension of stay. Your consultants will prepare all the required documents for the visa extension.