Here's the situation.
I had a passport that was going to expire relatively soon so I went ahead and made the trip to get a new one a few weeks ago. Now I have my new passport and my old/cancelled passport. The problem is that I need to get my Non-B Visa from my old passport into my new one.
I swear I saw a thread on here about how to go about doing it but I couldn't find it when I searched.
Anyone here every had to do this?
I'm almost certain I'll have to make a trip to immigration in Hat Yai but I'm not sure of the cost or what forms I'll need.
As always, many thanks in advance!
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Transfer of visa to new passport in case of expired or full passport Relevant laws and regulations 1979 immigration act Required documents
- Application form
- New passport and copy data page
- Old passport
- Copy old passport data page , arrival stamp , departure card and visa (if have)
- Certificate of Embassy
- In case of foreign national with application for extension of stay or residence in the Kingdom:
- Contact the respective sections according to the visa type or extension of stay
Note The following information must be provided: Passport or travel document number, place and date of issue, visa type, port and mode of arrival, date of arrival (first date of arrival) and admission period, reason for changing passport or travel document and transferring visa stamp. In case of foreign national with application for residence in the Kingdom, the date of application for residence as well as the consideration period must be given. If during the consideration period a re-entry permit was issued and the applicant has left and re-entered the country, evidence of the most recent arrival must be given.
Immigration Division 1
- Some Immigration Offices ask for a fee of about 500 THB. Others do it for free.
- Some Embassies don't issue a certificate anymore in case of passport expiration. Still some Immigration Offices demand it.
Here's the form for Bangkok. I guess Hat Yai has a similar one.
...I did this 2 years ago: the US embassy gave me a letter with my new passport requesting that immigration transfer my visa. At immigration, I asked for the correct form, filled it out and was given a numbered slip and told in which area to wait. When I was called, a smartly dressed young woman transferred my visa into the new passport. As I recall, no charge...
...majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd...
I did it 5 years ago in Hua Hin (Prachuap Khiri Khan Immigration. I can't recall using a standard form. The fee was 500 THB.
I've to do it again the end of this week.
Last edited by Stamp; 16th October 2012 at 18:37.
I did it in Nonthaburi about 6 weeks ago. No charge, filled out a form. Had to make the usual copies of passport pages.
Thanks for all the quick responses.
I'll head to Hat Yai next Tuesday and try my luck.
I still haven't been to immigration.
I'm trying to figure out if I need to go now and change it or just wait another 2 months until I have to renew my visa...
Have you done your 90-day report yet/recently?
Do it at the same time.
If you don't need to do a report until your expiry then you can probably get away with waiting.
I wish I would have read ttompatz's advice before heading to Hat Yai.
The officer told me the same thing. Wait until I have to do my 90-day report in December. It was a waste of an afternoon.