Thailand Waives T.M.6 Forms at All Land and Cruise Ports from April to October


The Ministry of the Interior has announced that, from April 15th to October 15th, travelers entering and exiting Thailand through all eight land and cruise port checkpoints will be exempt from filing T.M.6 forms.

The policy is designed to enhance convenience, promote tourism, and stimulate the national economy.

This exemption is part of broader government efforts to boost tourism and alleviate congestion at immigration checkpoints, aiming to improve Thailand’s international image. It applies to all eight land checkpoints, including Aranyaprathet, Mukdahan, Nong Khai, and Betong, as well as eight cruise and sports port checkpoints, including those in Pattaya, Phuket, and Samui.

The ministry highlighted that eliminating the requirement for the T.M.6 form will reduce congestion and simplify entry procedures. This is expected to encourage more travel and investment in Thailand, ultimately benefiting the economy over the long term.

The T.M.6 form, which foreigners complete upon entering and leaving Thailand, had played a critical role in ensuring their safety and the nation’s security. It details the visitors’ purpose of visit, such as tourism or employment, and their stay duration.

The preceding is a press release from the Thai Government PR Department.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.