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Thai Visa Requirements to Visit Chiang Mai

by David | November 7th, 2010

Ready to start making travel plans for next year? To help you get started, Lonely Planet just released a list of top cities to visit for 2011. Number 10 on the list is Chiang Mai, Thailand, about which Lonely Planet says:

“If Chiang Mai were a person, it would be Bob Dylan. With a history dating back further than anyone can remember, its influence remains enormous. And despite its great age, there‚Äôs still a bohemian chic that makes it as relevant and hip as ever.”

Chiang Mai is obviously a timeless city, but what makes this year such a good year to visit? The article notes that the city is growing in popularity as a tourist destination, with many new tours and other activities springing up. However, this year at least, it’s still more relaxed and accessible than busy Bangkok.

If you’re just going to Thailand to visit Chiang Mai for a short trip and staying less than 30 days, you don’t need to worry about a visa. Just make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 more months. If it expires sooner than that, you’ll need a passport renewal before you leave. If you’re staying longer than 30 days, you can apply for a Thai visa valid for up to 60 days before you leave. You’ll need the following documents:

  • Your US passport
  • A completed Thai visa application
  • 2 passport photos
  • A copy of your round-trip ticket
  • A copy of a bank statement showing a balance of $500 per person or $1000 per family.

RushMyTravelVisa can help you get a Thai visa if you need one for your trip. We can also help you get visas for other countries on your itinerary. Remember, visas may be required if you stop in another country on your way to Thailand or on your way home, even if your stay is very brief.

At RushMyTravelVisa, we’ll be happy to research your itinerary’s visa requirements and help you get the documents you need to be on your way.

Apply for your Thai visa with us today!

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