Immigration and Customs
Customs Information for Travelers
For further information about customs regulations;
- Arriving in Thailand,
- Departing from Thailand,
- Customs Clearance Procedures,
- Customs Bonding Facility,
- Tourist Refund Scheme,
- Customs Offence
- or visit the Customs Department website at www.customs.go.th
For US Travellers
Learn more about Country Information from U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs
Update News : Thailand to reinforce re-entry ban on overstay foreign visitors
Bangkok, 15 February, 2016 – From 20 March, this year, Thailand will impose a strict re-entry ban on foreign visitors who overstayed in the kingdom, according the Order of Minister of Interior, No. 1/2558, Subject ‘Classes of Aliens Ineligible for Admission to the Kingdom of Thailand.’
The Order cited that a number of aliens, or foreign visitors, who have temporary permission to stay in Thailand have overstayed beyond their permitted date, thus placing the safety of people and national’s security at risk.
Therefore, a re-entry ban will be imposed on foreign visitors who violate the Immigration Act: B.E.2522 by overstaying in Thailand.
- Overstaying more than 90 days to one year, the re-entry ban is one year.
- Overstaying between 1 – 3 years, the re-entry ban is three years.
- Overstaying between 3 – 5 years, the re-entry ban is five years.
- Overstaying more than five years, the re-entry ban is 10 years.
Foreign visitors who are apprehended by the authorities for overstaying less than one year will be barred from re-entering Thailand for five years. For those overstaying more than one year, the re-entry ban is 10 years.
The rules of overstay does not apply to foreign visitors who depart Thailand before the age of 18, and those who leave the kingdom before this Order comes into effective on 20 March, 2016.
For more information, contact: Immigration Bureau Call Centre 1111
Bringing Medication into Thailand
Narcotics Control Division, Food And Drug Administration, Ministry of Public Health
Bringing Pets into Thailand
Office of Agricultural Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, Washington DC
Registration needed for drones brought to Thailand
The Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand