who assist the Thai Society for the Conservation of Wild Animals
are doing so in a voluntary manner and are providing a cultural
benefit to the country.
are not deemed to be working, only helping. Official requirements
depend on the length of time a foreign volunteer stays in Thailand
and the specific activities they do.
We advise foreigners to seek a 90-day Non-Immigrant "O"
visa with Multiple Entries that begins the day you arrive. This
visa will allow you to exit Thailand and then re-enter during
the 90 days, afterwhich the 90 days starts again. Usually, this
type of visa must be obtained in the volunteer's country of residence.
A Single Entry visa will expire once you first arrive, afterwhich
you would have to exit and re-enter on a 30-day Visa on Arrival.
Visas can be extended locally but usually the period is only
short and there is a cost of US$50 per time.
a Non Immigrant visa the volunteer will need an introductory
letter from us that states date of birth, residential address
and all passport details and attach this to their application.
to the Non-Immigrant Visa is a 60-day Tourist Visa, which can
come with an optional extension of 30 days. These visas are usually
easier to obtain and cheaper. New Tourist visas can also be easily
obtained in either Phnom Penh or Vientiane, both places being
common destinations for volunteers adding a hoilday to their
experience with us. Overland trips to these places are inexpensive.