Non-Immigrant Visa M (Mass Media of Communication)

Non-Immigrant Visa M (Mass Media of Communication)

18 ก.ย. 2562

NON-IMMIGRANT VISA Category "M"(Mass Media of Communication)              

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter.

Filming The applicant must request in advance an approval from Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport. Please contact Thailand Film Office            TEL: +66 22166907, +66 22157430-31 FAX: +66 2216 6656, +66 2215 7432                                         WEBSITE: WWW.THAILANDFILMOFFICE.ORG  E-MAIL: FILM@THAILANDFILMOFFICE.ORG , THAILANDFILMOFFICE@TOURISM.GO.TH

To work as journalist or reporter The applicant must request in advance an approval from the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. (The application can be submitted through the Royal Thai Embassy.) For short term assignment, such as to cover news on natural disasters or international meetings/ sports competition which do not require media registration in advance, the applicant may apply for Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B”.     

                 1. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

                 - Visa application form completely filled out

                 - Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months. The validity of 18 months is required for one year visa application.

                - Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant taken within the past 6 months                         

                - Evidence of adequate finance (equivalent of 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)

                - Confirmed ticket paid in full

               - Approval Note from the Government Agencies concerned in Thailand                                   

                - The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.

                Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.

                Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.

                In the absence of a required document, a letter explaining the unavailability of such document must be provided.

                 3. VISA FEE        

                70 EUR. for single entry and 175 EUR. for multiple entries

(Visa fee may be changed without prior notice.)

                4. VALIDITY OF A VISA   

                 Single-entry and multiple-entry visas are valid for three months. Multiple-entry visas could also be valid for one year.

                5. PERIOD OF STAY         

                    The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.

                6. EXTENSION OF STAY

                    Those qualified persons can obtain an additional one year stay permit counting from the date of entry in the Kingdom pertaining to the Office of the Immigration Bureau's regulations on extension of stay. The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

    N.B. Applicants wishing to stay in the Kingdom longer than 90 days have to file their application either at the Thai consular mission aboard or at the Office of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok located on Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 (or website at ( . The consular officer must refer the case to the Office of Immigration Bureau for approval. Upon receiving approval, the consular officer may issue the visa as instructed by the Bureau