Green card Holders Can Now Travel to Thailand without having to apply for a visa in advance. This is great news for those who want to travel to Thailand for business or pleasure.
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Introduction: Why the change?
The Thai government has announced that, starting in October, green card holders will be able to apply for a visa on arrival in Thailand. This change is a result of the increasing number of American tourists to Thailand, as well as the Thai government’s desire to boost tourism overall.
Green card holders who wish to travel to Thailand for business or pleasure will now be able to do so without having to obtain a visa in advance. This is a significant change from the previous policy, under which only those with a tourist visa or business visa were able to enter the country.
The new policy will make it easier for Americans to travel to Thailand, and is likely to boost tourism in both countries. It also reflects the close relationship between the United States and Thailand, which have been allies since the end of World War II.
What does this mean for green card holders?
The Thai government has announced that it will now allow green card holders to enter the country for business and tourism purposes. This change takes effect immediately and will allow green card holders to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days at a time.
This is welcome news for green card holders who have been unable to travel to Thailand since the country closed its borders to foreign visitors in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Thai government had previously allowed some exceptions for green card holders, but this new policy will make it much easier for them to travel to Thailand.
It is important to note that this policy change does not apply to other types of visa holders, such as students or workers. Only green card holders will be able to take advantage of this new policy.
This policy change is likely to boost tourism in Thailand, which has been hard hit by the pandemic. It also underscores the importance of the Green Card program, which allows people from all over the world to live and work in the United States.
How to prepare for your trip to Thailand
As a green card holder, you now have the opportunity to travel to Thailand for business or pleasure. But before you pack your bags and book your flight, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your trip goes smoothly.
First, check with the Thai consulate in your home country to make sure you have the proper visa. Depending on the purpose of your visit, you may need a tourist visa, a business visa, or another type of visa. Make sure you have all the required documents before applying for a visa; if you don’t, your application may be denied.
Once you have your visa, it’s time to start planning your trip. If you’re going to be traveling around Thailand, make sure you have a good map and plan out your route. It’s also a good idea to learn a few basic phrases in Thai; although English is widely spoken in Thailand, learning some key phrases will help make your trip more enjoyable.
Finally, bring along enough cash to cover your expenses while in Thailand. While credit cards are widely accepted, there are still some places where cash is the only form of payment. It’s also a good idea to have some cash on hand in case of an emergency.
With just a little planning and preparation, green card holders can enjoy all that Thailand has to offer.
What to expect upon arrival in Thailand
As of October 1, 2019, Thai authorities will allow U.S. permanent residents (“green card” holders) to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days without a visa. This change is part of an ongoing effort by the Thai government to encourage tourism and boost the economy.
U.S. citizens and green card holders will be required to present a valid passport with at least six months’ remaining validity and a return ticket upon arrival in Thailand. They will also be asked to complete a disembarkation/entry card, which can be obtained from your airline or at the airport upon arrival.
Thai Immigration officers will stamp your passport with a 30-day entry permit, which can be extended once for an additional 30 days at a Thai Immigration office within the country. After your 60-day stay, you will need to leave Thailand and reapply for another visa if you wish to stay longer.
As always, it is advisable to consult with your local Thai consulate or embassy for the most up-to-date information about entry requirements and regulations.
Tips for enjoying your time in Thailand
Whether you’re planning a vacation or business trip, if you’re a green card holder, you can now travel to Thailand without having to apply for a visa in advance. Previously, green card holders had to obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand, but the process has been simplified so that you can now enter the country with just your green Card and a valid passport.
Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time in Thailand:
-Plan your trip in advance. While you don’t need to apply for a visa ahead of time, it’s still a good idea to plan your trip so that you can make the most of your time in Thailand. Familiarize yourself with the country’s customs and culture so that you can be respectful and avoid any potential misunderstandings.
-Dress appropriately. Thai culture is very conservative, so it’s important to dress modestly when visiting religious sites or interacting with locals. This means covering your shoulders and knees, and avoiding see-through clothing. If you’re not sure what to wear, err on the side of caution and dress more conservatively than you would at home.
-Be prepared for the heat. Thailand is a tropical country, so it can be quite hot and humid, especially during the summer months. Pack light, breathable clothing and be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
-Learn some basic Thai phrases. While English is widely spoken in Thailand, learning some basic Thai phrases will show locals that you’re interested in their culture and will make it easier to get around. Start with simple phrases like “hello” (sawatdee), “thank you” (khob khun), and “please” (korp kun).
Things to keep in mind while in Thailand
-U.S. citizens with a valid passport and a permanent resident card (i.e., a green card) can now travel to Thailand for business or pleasure without applying for a visa in advance.
-The maximum stay is 90 days, and travelers must have proof of sufficient funds and onward onward travel arrangements.
-Green card holders still need to get a Thai visa if they plan to stay in Thailand for more than 90 days or if they want to work, study, or live in Thailand.
What to do if you run into trouble in Thailand
If you run into trouble in Thailand, the first thing you should do is call your embassy. The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is located at 95 Wireless Road, and the phone number is +66-2-205-4000. If you are a green card holder, you may also want to consider carrying a copy of your green card with you at all times, as well as your passport.
How to stay safe while traveling in Thailand
The Thai government has announced that green card holders will now be able to enter the country for leisure travel. This is great news for those who have been wanting to visit Thailand, but there are a few things you should keep in mind to stay safe while you’re there.
First, remember that Thailand is a developing country, so the infrastructure is not as developed as it is in other parts of the world. This means that things like transportation and communication may not be as reliable as you’re used to. It’s important to plan your trip accordingly and allow extra time for things like travel delays.
Second, although Thailand is generally a safe country, there arestill some areas that are more dangerous than others. Be sure to research your destination before you travel and avoid areas that are known for crime or violence. If you’re traveling outside of the major cities, it’s also a good idea to hire a local guide who can help you navigate the area safely.
Lastly, remember that Thailand is a tropical country, so be prepared for the heat and humidity. Drink plenty of water, wear loose-fitting clothing, and take breaks often to cool down. And don’t forget to apply sunscreen!
When to come back to the United States
If you are a Green Card holder, you can travel outside of the United States and return, as long as you have a valid Green Card with you. You will need to show your Green Card to the immigration officer when you return. If your Green Card is expired, you will need to get a new one before you can return to the United States.
The U.S. Embassy in Bangkok is pleased to announce that, as of June 1, 2019, all green card holders will be eligible to apply for a visa to travel to Thailand for tourism or business purposes. This change is the result of a joint effort by the U.S. and Thai governments to facilitate travel between our two countries.
We encourage all eligible travelers to take advantage of this opportunity to explore the rich culture and natural beauty of Thailand. For more information, please consult the Thai Embassy’s website or contact their office directly.