In Brunei the Thai Embassy is located in Bandar Seri Begawan near to the Bendahara primary school. If you wish to visit Thailand then this embassy will be able to issue you with the relevant Thai visa for you visit or stay in Thailand. There are a number of visa options. If you are a Thai national this embassy can register your death, wedding or birth of your child.
Thai Embassy in Brunei
They can also issue a Thai passport for you as a Thai national. The contact details and a map showing the location of the embassy has been listed below. You can also contact the Embassy if you need assistance with apply for a new Thai passport or a new Thai ID card while in Brunei. They will also assist you with registering a baby born abroad or with registering a marriage abroad.
Royal Thai Embassy in Brunei
|Thai Embassy in Brunei|
|Address : No.15, Simpang 42, Jalan Elia Fatimah, Kampong Kiarong, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE 1318, Brunei Darussalam|
|Telephone : (+673) 265-3108 and (+673) 265-3109|
|Fax : (+673) 265-3032|
|E-mail : email@example.com|
|Facebook : www.facebook.com/rtebandar|
|Office Hours : Mon – Fri 09.00 – 12.00 hours / 13.30 – 17.00 hours|
|Office Hours of Consular Section : Mon – Thurs : 09.00 – 12.00 hours|
For Bruneians planning a trip to Thailand. There are different requirements depending on their type of passport and purpose of travel. Here are some important things to keep in mind:
Firstly, Brunei citizens with an International Passport who plan to travel to Thailand for tourism purposes. They can stay in the country without a visa for up to 30 days if traveling by air, and 15 days if traveling by land or sea. However, if they wish to stay longer than 30 days. Then you must apply for a Tourist Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy before entering Thailand.
On the other hand, Brunei citizens traveling to Thailand for reasons other than tourism. Those are required to obtain a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy prior to their arrival.
Secondly, Brunei permanent residents with a Certificate of Identity who wish to travel to Thailand for any purpose are required to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy before entering Thailand.
Lastly, those who hold a foreign passport or other types of travel documents and intend to travel to Thailand for any purposes may need to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy before their trip. It’s advisable to contact the embassy beforehand for inquiries. See also the Visa on arrival in Thailand as well as the Thai Consulate in Savannakhet.
- The Embassy will only process a visa application if the application form is completely filled out; otherwise, it will be rejected.
- In the event that a visa application does not include the appropriate documentation, it will be denied. However, the applicant may reapply once the necessary documentation is provided.
- When submitting an application, the applicant must provide their own copies of important documents (passport, flight or reservation ticket, etc.). It’s important to note that the Embassy does not offer copying services, and failure to provide the required copies will result in the rejection of the application.
- For a single entry visa to Thailand, it’s recommended that you apply no earlier than 3 months before your expected date of arrival.
- The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents or schedule an interview.
- After receiving your passport with the issued visa, it’s important to thoroughly check the visa sticker to ensure that it aligns with the purpose of your visit. If there are any concerns, it’s crucial to bring them up immediately with the staff. Otherwise, the applicant will be responsible for any consequences.
- When arriving in Thailand, it’s crucial to review the date stamped in your passport by the Thai immigration officer to determine the last date you’re permitted to stay. Failing to leave by that date may result in a fine for overstaying, which the Royal Thai Embassy will not be responsible for.
- Once the visa application fee is paid and the application is submitted, the Embassy will not provide a refund.
- It’s important to note that the type of visa cannot be changed after the application has been submitted.
- The responsibility of selecting and submitting the correct visa type based on the purpose and length of the applicant’s stay in Thailand lies solely with the applicant.
- It’s crucial to keep in mind that visa requirements and information are subject to change without prior notice.
- The standard processing time for visa applications is 2 working days. However, the issuance of the visa is at the discretion of the Consular officer, who reserves the right to deny or grant any type of visa to the applicant.
A Tourist Visa, which is issued for travel purposes or seeking medical treatment, requires several documents to be submitted. These include a completed visa application form, a passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months, a recent photograph of the applicant, evidence of travel from Thailand, and evidence of adequate finance. In the case of medical treatment, a letter from the hospital in Thailand, medical history, and medical certificates are also necessary. Consular officers may request additional documents as deemed necessary.
The visa fee for a single entry is 50 Brunei Dollars (BND), while for multiple entries, it is 250 Brunei Dollars (BND). The validity of the visa is three months for a single entry and six months for multiple entries. Travelers with this type of visa can stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days or 60 days, depending on the purpose of their visit.
Those who wish to stay longer or change their type of visa. They must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau. The extension of stay and the change of certain types of visas are solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer. Travelers entering Thailand with a Tourist visa (category “MT”) are allowed to stay in the Kingdom for a maximum of 60 days, with the possibility of requesting an extension of stay for an additional 30 days from the Office of Immigration Bureau.
Thai Non-immigrant Visa
Firstly the Non-Immigrant Visa is granted to applicants who want to enter the Kingdom for various purposes. Secondly to perform official duties (category “F”), to conduct business / work (category “B”). Thirdly also to invest with the agreement of the Thai Ministries and Government Departments concerned (category “IM”). Fourthly to study, participate in projects or seminar, attend conferences or training courses, or work as a foreign Buddhist monk (category “ED”). Lastly it can also be used for working as a film producer, journalist, or reporter (category “M”). Likewise performing religious activities (category “R”), conducting scientific research, training, or teaching (category “RS”), undertaking skilled work, or working as an expert or specialist (category “EX”), and other activities (category “O”).
Additionally for each purpose of the visit, applicants must submit relevant documents such as a completed visa application form. Likewise, a passport or travel document, and a photograph of the applicant taken within the past six months. Evidence of adequate finance, a birth certificate, a certificate of marriage or its equivalents. Also a transcript/letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes are also required.
The visa fee is 90 Brunei Dollars (BND) for single entry, 230 Brunei Dollars (BND) for multiple entries (1 year). Also 450 Brunei Dollars (BND) for multiple entries (3 years). The validity of the visa is 3 months, 1 year, or 3 years. Likewise the holders are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days. This unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.
Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary. Also 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. Then a letter explaining the unavailability of such document must be provided. Additionally the applicant must sign on each page of the copy. Additionally documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai. This or if translated into English, it should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/consular mission.
Thai Visa “O-A” (Long Stay)
The “Category O-A” visa type is reserved for individuals aged 50 and over who desire to remain in Thailand for up to one year without the intention of working. Holders of this visa type are strictly forbidden from engaging in any form of employment during their stay.
To be eligible for this visa, applicants must satisfy several requirements. Firstly, they must be at least 50 years old at the time of submitting their application. Additionally, they cannot be barred from entering Thailand under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979). They must also possess a clean criminal record in both their home country and Thailand. The applicant must hold permanent residency or possess the nationality of the country in which they are submitting their application. Furthermore, they must not have any of the diseases listed in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535.
In terms of required documents, applicants must provide a completed visa application form, a passport with a validity of no less than 18 months, and three passport-sized photos taken within the past six months. Applicants must also submit a personal data form, a bank statement or income certificate showing a deposit of at least 800,000 Baht, and a letter of guarantee from the bank. Additionally, they must provide a notarized letter of verification from their home country stating that they have no criminal record and a notarized medical certificate stating that they do not have any of the diseases listed in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535). If an accompanying spouse is ineligible for the “Category O-A” visa, they may apply for temporary stay under the “Category O” visa with a marriage certificate.
Applicants may submit their application at the Royal Thai embassy or consulate-general in their home country or at the Office of the Immigration Bureau in Thailand. The visa fee for multiple entries is 230 Brunei Dollars (BND).
Once approved, holders of the “Category O-A” visa will be permitted to remain in Thailand for one year. This from their date of entry, with no option for employment. Every 90 days, they must report to the immigration officer in their residence area. This or at the local police station if there is no immigration office available. They may also report by post with a report form, a copy of their passport, and a self-addressed envelope with postage affixed. To extend their stay, they must provide documented evidence of money transfer or a deposit account in Thailand. Likewise the option of an income certificate showing an amount of not less than 800,000 Baht. The immigration officer may grant a one-year extension of stay if the applicant meets the aforementioned requirements.
The Royal Thai Embassy provides various categories of legalization services, with a fee of 30 Brunei Dollars (BND) per signature and an average processing time of 3 working days. Here are the different categories:
Firstly, for the translation of Thai official documents, there are several types available. These include the translation of a Thai driving license, birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, national identity card (ID card), and singlehood certificate. Each translation requires a duly completed application form for legalization, as well as copies of various documents such as passports and the original Thai document.
Secondly, the Royal Thai Embassy offers services for Power of Attorney/Letter of Consent. To avail this service, applicants must submit a duly completed application form, along with copies of their passport and Thai National Identity card.
Thirdly, there is a service available for Document Certification. For this, the applicant needs to provide the original copy of the document to be certified, along with two copies of the same.
It is important to note that for employing Thai workers, certain documents need to be certified at the Brunei Magistrate Court, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Brunei Darussalam, and the Royal Thai Embassy. Employers can contact the Office of Labour Affairs of the Royal Thai Embassy for further inquiries.
New Passport Service
If you are looking to obtain a new passport. There are some important steps to keep in mind. Firstly, you will need to prepare the required documents, which vary depending on your age. For adults, you will need to bring your original passport, Thai ID card, Brunei Identity Card. Also a fee of 55 Brunei dollars. For minors under the age of 20, you will need to bring an original passport, birth certificate, Thai ID card (if any). Additionally the father’s passport and identity card, mother’s passport and identity card, marriage certificate of father and mother, and a fee of 55 Brunei dollars.
Once you have your documents ready, you can proceed with the application process at the Royal Thai Embassy. You will need to fill out a form and have your photo taken. It’s also important to provide the embassy with at least two names and phone numbers of relatives in Thailand. After completing these steps. You will need to wait for your new passport to be processed, which typically takes around 3 weeks from the date of payment of fees.
Thai Passport Validity
It’s important to note that passports are valid for 5 years. Additionally cannot be renewed, amended, or recorded for changes in any information. Additionally, if there are any discrepancies between the information in your passport and your house registration. You will need to apply for correction of the house registration in Thailand before applying for a new passport. Furthermore, the embassy advises applying for a new passport. This at least 6 months in advance of the expiration of the old passport or 6 weeks in advance before a work visa expires.
Finally, it’s important to keep in mind that fees paid for a new passport cannot be refunded under any circumstances. The regulations for obtaining a new passport are also subject to minor changes without prior notice.
Translation of documents
Such as driving licenses, birth certificates, death certificates and marriage certificates. Also name-surname change certificates. The following documents are required: a petition form (written at the embassy), documents to be translated, a copy of the first page of the passport, and a fee of 30 Brunei dollars.
Power of Attorney and Consent Letter
The required documents include a petition form (written at the embassy), a copy of the first page of the passport, a copy of the ID card, and a fee of 30 Brunei dollars.
Renew your driving license
You need to prepare the following documents. 3 sets of petition forms (to be written at the embassy), the driver’s license to be renewed with 3 copies. Also 3 copies of the first page of the passport and the visa page. Then 3 copies of the ID card, an employment certificate from the company in English with 2 copies. Lastly two 1-inch photographs (color photographs, neatly dressed and taken within the last 6 months), and a fee of 30 Brunei dollars and 200 Thai baht.
Note that renewal is possible only for driver’s license types 2, 3, and 4, and you must apply for renewal 3 months before the driver’s license expires. This or within 3 months after the driver’s license has expired. Additionally, an eye test and training at the embassy are required for approximately 2 hours, and renewal may take a long time. Once the embassy receives a new driver’s license from Thailand, they will telephone to notify the applicant.
Certification of Documents
Such as certification of general documents and certify employment documents. These (which must have already passed the process at the court and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brunei). The following steps are required: write a petition at the embassy, prepare documents to be certified with 2 copies, and pay a fee of 30 Brunei dollars per page.
Birth Certificate (birth certificate)
To obtain a birth certificate, the following documents are required:
- A birth notification form must be completed at the embassy.
- A certified copy of the Brunei Birth Certificate issued by the Brunei Court.
- Copies of the first page of the passport ID card and the Brunei Identity Card (IC Brunei) of both the father and the mother.
- If applicable, the marriage certificate of the father and mother must also be provided.
It is important to note that the embassy cannot inform the Thai District Office to add the child’s name to the Thai household registration. This must be done in person by the petitioner. In order to do so, the child’s Thai passport with an immigration stamp from the Thai immigration officer must be presented. It is recommended to inquire directly with the district office or district. See also the Thai Embassy in Vietnam on here.
To register a marriage, several documents are required, which are:
- Marriage Registration Form, to be filled out at the embassy.
- Copy of the first page of the passport ID card and Brunei ID card (IC Brunei) of both the male and female spouses.
- Certificate of celibacy, in case of applying for a marriage registration with a foreigner.
- Certificate of divorce registration, in case either party is divorced from their former spouse.
- Death certificate of the former spouse, in case the former spouse of either party has passed away.
However, there are some important notes to consider. Firstly, the spouse must be over 18 years old. Secondly, if the spouse is under 20 years of age, they must obtain consent from their parents. In addition, if the previous marriage has ended less than 310 days ago, the applicant must provide a medical certificate confirming that there is no pregnancy.
Furthermore, if the previous marriage was legally registered in the spouse’s country, an English-certified marriage certificate must be presented. This document should be certified by the embassy of the spouse’s nationality. If the spouse is a Brunei citizen, the document must be certified at the Brunei court first.
After the application is completed at the Embassy, the embassy will process the documents and subsequently contact the spouse to make an appointment to register the marriage later. Likewise also see the Thai Embassy in Dhaka and the Thai Consulate in New South Wales.