Where to get Re-Entry Permit at Suvarnabhumi Airport

November 30, 2016


UPDATE: They have now closed this office. You need to get the re-entry permit from the hall where you queue up to have your passport stamped. As this is after security check, you won’t be able to get the permit if you are not flying the same day. Cost of re-entry is 1,200 Baht for single. No need to bring photo. It is open 24 hours.

55 Responses to Where to get Re-Entry Permit at Suvarnabhumi Airport

  1. marcela on December 23, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    December 22 2016
    You go inside international departures 2 (4 floor), you pass the security check and then get in line.
    No need to bring your photo or copy of the passport, now they have a system.
    You do need to check in first because you need your boarding passes to get into international departures 2.
    The process will take you 20 minutes depending of the number of people.

    • Pete on December 24, 2016 at 11:05 am

      hi how much was the re-entry permit

  2. NAS on December 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm


    I confused from the article because of below points.
    1- you won’t be able to get the permit if you are not flying the same day.

    2-This means that you can get a re-entry permit here even if you are not flying.

    Does point 2 is the updated??

    • Richard Barrow on December 28, 2016 at 2:06 pm

      Yes, sorry, the update at the top supersedes the old blog. I should really delete it.

  3. Zeljko on January 15, 2017 at 2:02 am

    My group has 10 passengers, we arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport, but after 2 days we continue overland to Cambodia and then they go back to Thailand. Is it possible to immediately upon arrival at the airport Suvarnabhumi get re-entry seals?

    • Richard Barrow on January 17, 2017 at 8:22 am

      Are you arriving with a visa? A multiple entry or single entry visa? Or visa exemption stamp? and no, you cannot get re-entry permit at the airport as it is only for people flying out.

  4. Sherry on February 13, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Is it still in the same place as of Feb 2017 or has it moved again?

    • Richard Barrow on February 13, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      It’s in the Immigration hall

  5. Tung on February 20, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Can I get a re-entry permit at the Airport as well for my non-immigrant (business visa)?


    • Richard Barrow on February 20, 2017 at 4:46 pm


      • Tung on February 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm

        Thanks Richard.

        Just wondering at Suvarnabhumi Airport, could they issue any official receipt after paying for the multiple re-entry permit?


        • Jean on March 15, 2017 at 9:41 am

          they don’t give multiple entry…only single re-entry. If you want multiple you may go to the nearest immigration where you stay at.

  6. Paul Garnett on March 20, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I am living in Thailand under a 1year non-O visa (marriage). What cost to get a re-entry permit?

    • Paul Garnett on March 20, 2017 at 3:09 pm

      Sorry I should add my visa is already a multiple entry visa.

    • Richard Barrow on March 20, 2017 at 7:49 pm

      They cost 1,000 Baht for single re-entry.

      • Anonymous on March 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

        Even if I already hold a multiple entry visa?

  7. Richard Barrow on March 20, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    I believe a multiple re-entry permit is 3,000 Baht. Ask at Immigration if you. We’d to get one.

    • Anonymous on March 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

      I already hold a multiple entry non-o visa. I understand I need the re entry permit but query if I still need to pay the 1000bht fee? Ah well T.I.T

      • Richard Barrow on March 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

        Normally tourists with a multiple entry visa do not need to buy a re-entry permit. People like myself with a one year visa need one so that we can come back in and continue with the same visa. If you fly in and out often then it makes sense to get a multiple re-entry.

        In your case I would advise you ask them if you need a re-entry permit.

  8. Michael on March 24, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    Is the Re entry at the airport still available 24 hrs?

    • Richard Barrow on March 25, 2017 at 1:39 pm


      • Anonymous on March 28, 2017 at 8:15 am

        Suvarnabhumi website shows only open 5:00AM 12:00AM so not 24 hours/day. Which is correct, the Suvarnabhumi website and the sign at the airport or 24 hours?

        • Richard Barrow on March 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm

          Times change all the time for businesses. I personally don’t trust them to be open as I don’t want to risk losing my visa and work permit. When I fly abroad I always get a re-entry at my local Immigration office.

  9. Michael on March 25, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Thanks Mr Richard!

  10. Victoria Parslow on March 26, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Do I need any forms for getting my re-entry permit at the airport(TM8)

    • Richard Barrow on March 27, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      No, and they will also take your photo.

  11. peach on March 27, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    hi i am travelling on the 5th of april and my flight is at 5am? will i be able to get my re entry from suvarnabhumi airport without s problem?i am tensed as just in case they are closed or something , could you please assure me that i could obtain the reentry stamp from airport that day before my flight.?


  12. Inga on March 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

    I am late for 90 day’s report. Still I hope to get re entry permit at airport. Do you charge for 90 days too?
    Thank you

    • Richard Barrow on March 29, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      I don’t charge for anything.

      • Anonymous on March 29, 2017 at 8:16 pm

        So sorry Richard for a mistake. I was typing “do they charge”.

  13. Mark on March 30, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Hi Richard. For the re-entry permit at Suvarnabhumi airport, all that’s required is passport & 1,000 baht + boarding pass? I wont need to show them the blue book(work permit)?


    • Richard Barrow on March 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Work permit not needed. They even do the photo.

  14. Paola on May 13, 2017 at 1:26 am

    Hi! i arrive at Suvarnabhumi on a Saturday (July 15th) and leave to cambodia next day, Sunday, July 16th from Don Mueang at 10 am, ill be back in bangkok by the 18th, where should i get my re entry permit? i read there is an office in Suan Pluh, but is it open on saturday or sunday morning?


    • Richard Barrow on May 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

      You only need a re-entry if you’re on a long term visa and want to keep it. You can get at International airports.

      • Lukas on May 15, 2017 at 8:58 pm

        Hey Richard! First of all i just wanted to thank you, i had to travel in a short notice and remembered that i need to apply for re-entry for the student VISA. Leaving 8am on the 17th and sadly don’t have time tomorrow to get the VISA from an office.

        I know you’ve clarified this to the point where it really shouldn’t be any doubt left and i’m sorry for asking the same things you’ve already answered so if you don’t mind:

        1. Will i need to fill out a tm8 for the permit?

        2. if so, is it worth filling out before getting there or is the process pretty quick anyways? ( don’t have easy access to a printer right now ).

        Thanks a lot for the answers you’ve given mate, you’ll forever be known as the savior of poor planers for me.

        • Richard Barrow on May 17, 2017 at 6:23 am

          It costs a little more to do the re-entry at the airport because they also take your photo for you. There is no need to fill out anything in advance. Good luck!

          • Lukas on May 17, 2017 at 11:23 pm

            thanks mate, everything went super smooth. You saved me a lot of anxiety, Keep up the good work!

          • Richard Barrow on May 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm

            Great, thanks for the feedback.

  15. JOhn Bruxby on May 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Richard,
    I have a retirement visa and currently no re-entry permits.
    Can I still get a single re-entry from Suvarnabhumi (after check-in) as you mention above, or does this only apply for work visas?
    You also mention that you do not trust the airport service an always go to your local immigration office. Does this only apply to the 8.30 – 12.00 office option (before check-in)?
    Many thanks.

    • Richard Barrow on May 17, 2017 at 6:26 am

      The counter for the re-entry permit has been moved back to the Immigration hall again. This is for everyone. It is only my opinion that I prefer to get the re-entry in advance at my local Immigration office. Others have no reservations about getting it at the airport.

  16. pierre on May 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    i readed you need to fly the same day,my flight is at 1 am,i will get my re entry at 10 pm ,is there a problem

  17. Gennady on May 31, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Flying tomorrow at 2AM. Can anyone CONFIRM that re-entry is open 24 hours please?

  18. laura jaramillo on June 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm


    WE HAVE A SINGLE ENTRY VISA (already used) that expires in JULY, BUT WE WOULD LIKE TO Go TO VIETNAM before the expiration date AND THEN GO BAck TO THAILAND FOR A FEW DAYS. CAN WE APPLY APPLY FOR A RE ENTRY PERMIT AT BKK BEFORE BOARDING OUR FLIGHT TO VIETNAM? how long in advance do you recommend us to do this? we would really appreciate your help!

    • Richard Barrow on June 15, 2017 at 6:08 am

      You can get re-entry at the airport in the immigration hall when you fly out. But most tourists don’t do this as it costs 1,000 Baht and also because many nationals get a free 30 days when they fly in.

  19. cess on June 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Hi! I would like to confirm if I can get the re-entry permit at the airport in advance? Thank you.

    • Richard Barrow on June 20, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Not any longer as it’s on the other side of the Immigration counter.

  20. David Pitcher on June 28, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Hi Richard, I will need a re-entry permit at Suvarnabhumi Airport this week. My question is exactly where to obtain the permit? There are various passport control points (two major immigration halls and at least two business class – Thai Airways and ‘others’) I am flying on BA business class. Do they all have re-entry permit desks? From what I understand above the permit is issued after security check and before passport control? When I passed through last time I asked after immigration and they said the re-entry permit was issued after passing passport control. Sorry for the number of questions but from my own queries and looking at the information online, it is not clear. Thanks in advance. D

    • Richard Barrow on June 28, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      The latest I observed myself is that it’s after immigration. But make sure you tell them you want re-entry in case it has moved again.

      • Paul Garnett on June 28, 2017 at 6:05 pm

        Richard the re entry permit desk in in the immigration hall but BEFORE you pass through immigration.

        • David Pitcher on July 20, 2017 at 10:26 am

          Correct, a well signed desk n the back corner. Very simple and easy.

          For reference, if you are flying business or on fast track, if you need the service they open the door up to let you go to the desk and then let you back in again. Very easy, just ask as you enter security and they sort it out.

          To re-confirm, you need nothing but your passport and boarding pass as of 30 June 2017.

  21. Kevin Downey on June 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    If I ask someone at Savarnabhumi Airport for information/help about the re-entry visa, will they be able to explain anything? Everything changes all the time, and even though I’ve read this thread a couple times, I’m still not sure how to get back into this country. 🙂

    • Paul Garnett on June 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      When you go past check in, go up the escalator and go through to the immigration hall for foreigners. The re-entry booth is in the left corner before you pass immigration. You can fill out a form and get the photo taken there. When you renter Thailand, just re enter as normal and show your re entry permit you received before you left.

  22. Martin P on July 4, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Do they still do multiple re-entry at Suvarnabhumi?

    • Tiffany on August 6, 2017 at 5:17 am

      I’m flying back to BKK with a non-imm single visa already used. I forgot to apply for a reentry permit when I left BKK. What should I do now? I guessing I’ll just get in as a tourist since I’m allowed 30 day stay as a US citizen and then reapply for a new visa with my work permit???

  23. Mrs. Varsha singh on August 16, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    Pls. Help me with the confusion with regards Re-entry permit. My daughter is studying in Thailand and her visa is valid till march next yr. She will be travelling to india in Oct. Due to University timings she is unable to tale off and apply in advance fr re-permit entry at immigration facilities at chaengwattana etc.
    Pls help me understand how to do this at the airport?.
    1. Does she need to produce boarding pass fr re entry or a co formed ticket will suffice?
    2. If the above is not needed ahe can reach airport in advance (like 4hrs before flight) and do the re entry stamping?
    3. Is this re-entry after security or before? Bcoz if after security means she has to collect her boarding pass n thn only proceed.
    4. considering the huge lines fr immigration etc its totally rushed so what is the best way to get her stamping done without the fear of.missing her flight?
    Would appreciate if I can be guided. I came bck frm bkk last month but was in Dep3 and they said its only in dep 2gate?

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