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What's Going On With Thai Special Tourist Visas?

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There has been a lot of interest, I have had a lot of people contact me regarding the Special Tourist Visa. I do have to say, especially those English language speaking countries out there, the Special Tourist Visa is not going to be a particularly viable option for you, at least as at the present time of this video.

Where we have seen these Special Tourist Visas and I am not going to quote any source material here, this is just anecdotal, general research that I have been looking at the STV. The frequency of these Visa issuances, it is infrequent. We are generally only seeing it, at least as of now, out of mainland China although I have started hearing things about possibly Japan or Korea but as of the time of this video, the only things I have seen regarding the Special Tourist Visa specifically are folks, specifically tourists, emanating from mainland China. So do I think we are going to see a number of these visas issued? Probably not. I actually think this is going to be a relatively discreet number, I think it is just going to be a relatively low number of these Visas issued. 

That stated, the thing to take away from this video is most of my viewers are English speakers. They come from either the Commonwealth countries or the United States and it is my understanding at least for now those folks from those countries are not eligible for Special Tourist Visa issuance.