Re-Entry Permit

A foreigner has to apply for a Re-Entry Permit, in order to be allowed to leave and re-enter Thailand without his/her visa becoming void. If he/she does not get a Re-Entry Permit before he/she leaves Thailand, he/she won’t be allowed back in unless he/she gets another visa at an Embassy or Consulate of Thailand abroad.

Types of Thai Re-Entry Permits

  1. Single Re-Entry Permit:  the applicant can leave and re-enter only once. Its fee is 1,000 Baht.
  2. Multiple Re-Entry Permit: the applicant can leave and re-enter the country multiple times for the duration that the visa is valid. Its fee is 3,800 Baht.

Documents Required

  1. A valid passport
  2. Re-Entry Permit Form TM.8
  3. Photocopies of the relevant pages on the passport:
    • The personal information page, showing picture, name, expiry/issue date, etc.
    • The page showing Non-Immigrant Visa
    • Any pages showing previous Thailand Visa Extensions (if applicable)
    • The page showing the latest entry stamp in Thailand
  4. A photo (size 4×6 cm), taken within the past 6 months
  5. Any other documents which relate to the purpose of the stay in Thailand

He/she can apply for a Thailand Re-Entry Permit at Chiang Mai Immigration Office or on the 2nd floor at Central Festival Chiang Mai before his/her intended trip or at an international airport on the day of the trip. Please note that the fees at the airport may be higher than the fees at the immigration office.


  • The re-entry permit does not prolong his/her visa or permit to stay. It is just a permit to be able to return to Thailand and use the remaining days of his/her permit to stay or extend of stay. Remember when arriving back in Thailand, he/she must note the re-entry permit number on the Immigration.

Visa Forms