Thai­land launches e-visa on ar­rival for vis­i­tors

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Bangkok:

Wed­nes­day of­fi­cially launched e-visa on ar­rival for vis­i­tors, which is the lat­est at­tempt of the king­dom to fa­cil­i­tate im­mi­gra­tion process of for­eign tourists. gov­ern­ment, re­ports Efe news.

Ac­cord­ing to the Novem­ber Su­ra­chet Hak­pal, Act­ing Com­mis­sioner of Thai­land’s Im­mi­gra­tion Bu­reau, said at Bangkok’s Su­varn­ab­humi Air­port that the new e-visa on ar­rival was to deal with over­crowd­ing in air­ports in Bangkok and other cities, re­ports Xin­hua news agency. He said tourists wait for one to two hours to get their visa on ar­rival and pass the im­mi­gra­tion at Thai­land’s air­ports now. An early ap­pli­ca­tion on­line, at least 24 hours be­fore ar­rival at the king­dom to at most 30 days be­fore ar­rival, will dra­mat­i­cally shorten the im­mi­gra­tion process to one minute, he said.

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