Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Chong Mek - Tourist Visa Extension

Extending your tourist visa in Ubon Ratchathani via Chong Mek

In case you are in the Ubon Ratchathani area and you need to extend your multiple entry visa, you can go to the border station in Chong Mek, located to the east of the city of Ubon Ratchathani. Road signs in English will lead you to the border station or you can just follow Route 217. It takes about 1.5 hours going from Ubon Ratchathani to Chong Mek by car. Below you can find a walkthrough for the complete procedure.

Going to Laos after arriving in Chong Mek

  1. Fill out your depature card
  2. Enter the border station on the left through the pedestrian entrance and hand over your passport and the departure card to the Thai officer, they will keep the departure card
  3. Walk through the short tunnel to the Laotian side
  4. Get your passport checked at the small guard station right after the tunnel
  5. Go to the main building located on the right of the main street after approx. 150 m
  6. Go to the 'Visa on arrival' windows and hand over your passport
  7. Fill out the arrival/departure card and the visa application from, that you should receive from the officer
  8. Hand over your passport, the filled out visa application form and the arrival/departure card to the officer
  9. Depending on your home country you will be asked to pay a fine between $30-$42, you can pay this fine in Thai baht
  10. You will receive your passport with the Laotian visa
  11. Time to go shopping on the small market to the left of the main street :)

 Leaving Laos

  1. Go to the main building to the depature section
  2. Hand over your passport and the departure card
  3. Go to the small guard station and show the officers your passport
  4. Walk through the tunnel to the Thai side
  5. Fill out the arrival/departure card 
  6. Hand over your passport and the arrival card to the officer
  7. You should receive your passport back with the new date on your multiple entry visa
  8. You're done, time to eat

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Ubon Ratchathani City Quick Facts

The geographical location in Thailand: 15°13'41'' N 104°51'34'' E
Province: Ubon Ratchathani
Districts of Thailand: Amphoe Mueang Ubon Ratchathani
Population (2000) :  106,552  (the city has grown a lot since then)
Area code: 45
Official Website:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Welcome to the Ubon Ratchathani Blog

Quite soon we will provide you on the webpage with informations on the city of Ubon Ratchathani, located in Isaan, the most eastern region of  Thailand, close to the borders of Laos and Cambodia. For tourist and travellers we will publish useful informations such as: hotels and resorts, homestay and farmstay possibilities, restaurants and bars, shopping and sight seeing, border crossing and much more...

We hope to see you back here soon,
your team