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I have a flight coming up (week after next) leaving Suvarnabhumi early one morning.  There are a couple of things I want to sort out prior to my day of departure.

 

1. Re-entry permit to leave Thailand.  (I'm on a non-imm "o" visa.)  I don't want to be rushing or waiting around on my morning of departure, so I want to obtain it this week.

 

Is it possible now to get it online?  I believe it is at least book an appointment online... but I can't find a link.  Do I go to Chaeng Watthana, or Muang Thang Thani?

 

2. Fit to fly Covid-19 certificate.  I've already enquired at my nearest hospital.  But it's slow to process the result, and I would pick it up by 11am the next day.  Is there anywhere in Bangkok I can do this test, and pick up the certificate the same day?

 

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2 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

2. Why do you want a fit to fly certificate? They are not required for departure from the country unless the country you are traveling to requires it.

 

The UK requires it.

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"Re-entry permit to leave Thailand????????????? What is this? I have a non-O with multi entries extension. If I leave Thailand  do I need "a re-entry Permit to leave"? And  If I leave Thailand what do I need to get back in????

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2 minutes ago, beachproperty said:

"Re-entry permit to leave Thailand????????????? What is this? I have a non-O with multi entries extension, If I leave Thailand what do I need to get back in????

If you have a valid multiple entry non-o visa visa issued by a embassy or consulate you do not need a re-entry permit.

If you have a extension of stay issued by immigration a re-entry permit is needed to keep it valid when you enter the country.

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16 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

If you have a valid multiple entry non-o visa visa issued by a embassy or consulate you do not need a re-entry permit.

If you have a extension of stay issued by immigration a re-entry permit is needed to keep it valid when you enter the country.

I have an extension of stay issued be immigration (also multiple entries). I have never in the past 20 years have needed to get a re-entry permit....Is this new?

 

In looking at my passport I have a Re entry Permit that is valid until Oct 20 2021 (Multiple entries) so I'm guessing I don't need to get another re entry permit. 

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10 minutes ago, beachproperty said:

I have an extension of stay issued be immigration (also multiple entries). I have never in the past 20 years have needed to get a re-entry permit....Is this new?

Nothing new it has been the same for decades. I suspect you got a re-entry permit when you applied for your extension without realizing you got one.

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6 minutes ago, treetops said:

Nope.  For those allowed in a Covid test and a Passenger Locator Form is all.

"Fit to fly" is what the hospital called it, when I asked them about a covid-19 test.  Their exact wording was: " We will inform you that for  Covid 19 test ( for fit to fly) price  is 6,050 per 1 person."  Because they used those words, I referred to it as that too.

I was referring to these requirements: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england

 

Are you saying that their "fit to fly" covid-19 test isn't what I want?  Or are you saying that just a normal covid-19 test result will have a faster turnaround?

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16 minutes ago, inasia said:

Are you saying that their "fit to fly" covid-19 test isn't what I want?  Or are you saying that just a normal covid-19 test result will have a faster turnaround?

 

A Fit to Fly certificate seems to be a requirement that Thailand uniquely requires for entry to the country in addition to Covid test results.  Two documents are required.

 

The hospital has mixed together the two terms and what you need is one document showing you're Covid free, and I suspect that is what they're offering even if they're giving it this confusing name.  The timing seems about right - next day results - as most countries require 72 hours before flying, but the price is shocking as I've seen them for about half of that.

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I have an Extension of stay (based on Non-Imm O Visa Based on Marriage: Initial Single Entry 90 day visa). 

 

When leaving Thailand in December I required a ‘Re-entry Permit’... which can be obtained at the airport upon departure.

1,800 baht single re-entry / 3,800 multiple re-entry permit (the cheeky buggers charge a 200b processing fee !)

 

The re-entry permit at the airport took 10mins (its was empty during Covid-19).

 

 

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13 minutes ago, inasia said:


@treetops  It seem that the price Saint Louis Hospital quoted is pretty high.  I followed @Prince77 's lead and Dr Donna quoted me half the price and same-day turnaround.

 

Indeed, and her Fit to Fly is only 400 THB if it's still required when you return, and can be done remotely from the UK.

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5 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Fit to Fly 400 baht (From Dr Donna) 

https://www.medconsultasia.com

 

Not sure where you are paying 6000 baht - they saw you coming !

I should have called it a covid-19 test, not "fit to fly".   Saint Louis Hospital quoted me 6050 baht for "Covid 19 test ( for fit to fly)".

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2 hours ago, inasia said:

I should have called it a covid-19 test, not "fit to fly".   Saint Louis Hospital quoted me 6050 baht for "Covid 19 test ( for fit to fly)".

So you read it.. Fit to Fly means covid test   6000, and infact prices go much higher and are certainly  not 400 Baht Richard Smith

 

3 hours ago, richard_smith237 said:

 

Fit to Fly 400 baht (From Dr Donna) 

https://www.medconsultasia.com

 

Not sure where you are paying 6000 baht - they saw you coming !

 

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18 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

You can make an appointment for Chaeng Wattana online here. http://203.151.166.132/immigrant_queue/booking/

You can also apply for it online and make an appointment to pick it up (maybe it is working??).

https://extranet.immigration.go.th/qrepsonline/online/queue/REPSAction.do?cmd=term

 

Of course UJ is correct, but I would also mention that the re-entry section at CW is very empty these days, so I wouldn't worry too much about having an appointment or not. I was there with a friend a couple of weeks ago, and there were no people at all waiting for that service (the C2 queue, if I recall). My last re-entry permit there (in June) took less than ten minutes from start to finish, as opposed to the 2-3 hours that was typical pre-pandemic.

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