“Extend the non-immigrant visa particularly for Japanese travellers, who are mainly retirees over the age of 50 and fit the profile of the long-stay visitor,” he said.
Technically, Japanese long-stay travellers are eligible for a one-year non-immigrant visa, but they need to extend the period every 90 days at Chiang Mai Immigration Bureau, which defeats the purpose of the yearly visa provision.This contrasts with Malaysia where Japanese long-stay visitors gain a stay of up to 10 years."
Source: Long-stay needs longer visa
August 27, 2012
by Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit