What is the change? Government offices in Thailand will close for five days beginning Thursday for the Songkran New Year holidays.

What does the change mean? Applicants should anticipate longer processing times for applications submitted this week and following the holidays.

  • Implementation time frame: April 12-16.
  • Visas/permits affected: All immigration-related government services.
  • Who is affected: Applicants seeking visas, work permits or other services from Thai government offices.
  • Impact on processing times: Applicants should expect delays in the issuance of visas and permits following the holiday period.

BAL Analysis: Companies and individuals applying for visas and work permits should factor the holiday break and associated delayed into their plans. Those applying abroad should contact the relevant Thai consulate for specific holiday schedules.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group and our network provider located in Thailand. For additional information, please contact your BAL attorney.

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