In Pattaya, visa companies come in two different forms. Some can help you arrange visa for Thailand or overseas and those that specialise in organising visa runs, usually to Cambodia or Laos. Both play an essential part in Pattaya and help long-term tourists and residents alike. They are all very professional and work efficiently. Most but not all are western run, although all speak excellent English.
Key Visa is located just off South Pattaya Road behind the Big C. They offer one of the most extensive ranges of services in Pattaya including all forms of Thai Visa, visas for the UK and Australia along with Schengen Visas. Key Visa can also arrange for the renewal of your British passport in a stress-free and efficient manner. Visa runs to Cambodia and Laos can also be booked here.
Thai Visa Express
Thai Visa Express are situated on Soi 15, Soi Buakhao offer a very similar service to Key Visa and is the only OISC accredited (the UK regulator of immigration advisors) visa company in Pattaya. Again, they can arrange all types of Thai Visa as well as many international visas. British passports and visa runs can also be arranged from here.
Knight Visa is one of the more recent arrivals on the visa scene in Pattaya and is again very similar to Key Visa and Thai Visa Express. They can be found in the Chanthong Palace Hotel on Pattaya 3rd Road. Their services are almost identical but are perhaps pipped to the post by the other two due to their experience although they are all very similar.
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Thai Business Help
Thai Business Help were first established back in 2010 and are located on Soi Khao Noi in East Pattaya. They are slightly different in that they focus on offering a complete business service which, of course, includes work permits and Non-Immigrant B (work visas). They can also help with other types of Thai visa, such as the Retirement Visa. One of the big attractions with Thai Business Help is that they can also arrange a Thai Dependent Visa for a spouse or child. They can’t help with any international visas or arrange visa runs.
5 Star Visa Runs
5 Star Visa Runs operate from The Sportsmen on Soi 13, Pattaya Beach Road. They focus on visa runs, including daily trips to Cambodia and two trips a week to Laos which includes an overnight stay in Laos. Often these are used by tourists wanting short extensions to their visa or as an alternative to 90-Day Reporting for people with multi-entry visas issued outside Thailand. In Laos, it is possible to get a new Non-Immigrant B Visa.
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1st Class Visa Runs
1st Class Visa Runs offer the same service as 5 Star Visa Runs and operate from the Queen Victoria on Soi 6, Pattaya Beach Road. Indeed, many visa companies have teamed up with regards to visa runs.