Thailand Visa Applicants Beware: Fortnight Wait As Consulate Appointment Bookings Bank Up in VTE

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Thailand Visa Application Appointment Process Online Sees 2-Week Wait Times

Foreign nationals seeking visas to ever-popular Thailand for residence or travel can expect waits of up to two weeks for appointments for visa application or renewal via the country’s consulate in Vientiane, Laos.

Waits of up to two weeks are being noted for appointments for visas to Thailand through the consulate appointment system at

Foreign nationals applying for either a Thailand’s tourist, non-immigrant or transit visa first need to schedule an online appointment before submitting the visa application in person.

Appointment wait times have reportedly blown out since the introduction of the online booking system whose February 1 launch was reported in The Laotian Times.

The British Business Group in Vientiane sent a missive advising members of the current status of application appointments.

The topic is also trending on The Nation’s Thai Visa Forum.

Vientiane is a popular destination for visa applicants to the Kingdom.