Yesterday, Miss Shang Shang called the hotline and said that she had successfully implemented the Thai visa as a backpacker. “My time to go to Thailand is this year’s Spring Festival. I took two photos, a proof of a round-trip ticket, a passport, and paid 1,000 baht to pass. ” Yesterday afternoon, the official microblog of the Kunming Office of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand also said that after the office and Kunming Airport confirmed, holding the “blank passport”, the Kunming Airport Customs will release it. At present, the normal handling fee is 1000 baht and the fast-track handling fee is 1200 baht.
Up to 45 visa-free or landing visas
On January 28, the Ministry of Public Security’s Exit-Entry Administration website announced that as of On January 1, 2014, 45 countries (regions) applied for visa-free and landing visas for Chinese citizens holding ordinary passports. Among them, China has signed visa agreements for exemption from ordinary passports with four countries including San Marino, Seychelles, Mauritius and Bahamas, as well as Samoa, Haiti, Jeju Island in South Korea, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan). 6 countries including the British Turks and Caicos Islands, British South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands are unilaterally exempt from Chinese passport holders, Maldives, Indonesia, Georgia, Brunei, Fiji, Comoros, Palau, Myanmar, East Timor, Bahrain, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Laos, Lebanon, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Iran, Vietnam, Egypt, Togo, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Ghana 35 countries (regions) such as Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Guyana, British St. Helena, Tuvalu and Vanuatu unilaterally allow eligible Chinese citizens with ordinary passports to arrive at the country Apply for an entry visa at the port.
Subsequently, many netizens on the Internet began to talk about the fresh feelings brought by the landing sign. Many people also shared their experience of landing and signing. Everyone said, “White Passport” can also go to Thailand. I am greatly lamented. Many netizens conducted actual measurements in the first time. Netizens said that they would successfully exit the country with valid passports and joint-time tickets. China’s border inspections will no longer check other materials, including visas for embassies and consulates.
The basic materials will be released.
The staff of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Thailand in Kunming introduced that according to the official website of the Ministry of Public Security and related requirements, Chinese citizens need to carry 2 two-inch photos, proof of property income, a certain amount of cash, proof of round-trip ticket information, valid passports and other materials can handle related matters. If you need to travel to Thailand, it is best to call the consulate for specific consultation.
However, the Kunming office of the National Tourism Administration of Thailand told the Evening News reporter that the relevant departments may not be so strict in actual operation: “In the past, it was mainly because China’s border inspection and customs exit did not allow visas to leave the country. Since the announcement of the news, it is now known that tourists who come out of Kunming will have basic materials in their possession, and there is basically no problem. As long as the visa on arrival meets the stay time of no more than 15 days, and prepares a passport, 2 photos and proof of return ticket information, upon arrival in Thailand, you will receive an application form to register the information. At present, there are 24 ports in Thailand to provide the application form. In addition, when you go through the relevant procedures, visitors are also required to pay a fee of 1,000 baht. & rdquo;
In the past, if visitors bring their own materials to the consulate to apply for a visa, the cost is 230 yuan / person. Acted by the travel agency, the price is higher. However, the person also reminded that the time for the tourist visa of the Royal Thai Consulate in Kunming to apply for a tourist visa is one working day. If the materials are fully prepared, one working day can be used. In the case of not being particularly urgent, it is still recommended that tourists complete the visa in advance and then leave the country. In order to avoid delays in travel time due to language barriers or other problems.
Reporter Zhang Fang (Spring City Evening News)
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang