3 TRIPS TO THE BORDER PER WEEK : MONDAY / WEDNESDAY / SATURDAY.
> TAKE THIS TRIP IF you have a multiple entry tourist visa or multiple entry non immigrant visa.
> DO NOT TAKE THIS TRIP IF you only have a 30 day exemption stamp (Normally obtained at the airport on arrival)
> DO NOT TAKE THIS TRIP IF you only have a single entry tourist visa valid for 60 days.
Find more answers in our FAQ section here or call us every day between 9.00AM and 7:00pm: 093 264 27 26
YOUR VISA RUN ITINERARY
Your trip to Mae Sai will start early in the morning between 7 A.M and 8 A.M. The minivan will pick you up at your hotel or guesthouse in town or at a convenient location. The trip to and from the border takes on average 4 hours each way.
Your driver will take a break along the way so that all passengers can use toilets and buy refreshments.
All passengers will be dropped off in Mae Sai on the Thai side of the border and your driver will set a time and place for you to meet him again after you have completed your ‘border run’ for the ride back to Chiang Mai.
The mini bus will wait at the border for passengers to come back for around 60 – 70 minutes.Travelers are advised to prioritize the visa run process and not to spend too much time in the shops around the border in order not to delay the return to Chiang Mai.
Don’t forget your passport and departure card normally attached inside your passport at the time of your arrival in Thailand!
Carry at least 500 baht or a brand new 10 USD bill, that’s the fee per person you will have to pay when entering Myanmar to the Burmese Immigration Police.
Ensure that you do not risk overstaying passed the expiration date of your current visa ( Fined 500 BHT per day by Thai Immigration Police)
Make sure you have a seat on the minibus when you need it. Our air-conditioned minivans can transport up 12 passengers to the border crossing between Mae Sai – Tachilek.
Secure a particular seat on the minibus (+50 BHT Only on request )
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
This is an express trip and will give an hour to cross the bridge to enter Myanmar and come back to Thailand while our driver will be waiting for you. Please watch the time and try not to make other passengers wait for you.
We do not offer any warranty regarding the outcome of your visa run to Mae Sai. We can offer advice regarding your visa situation in Thailand but we only provide a transportation service from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. It is your responsibility to make sure your legal situation in Thailand is compliant with Thai immigration regulations.
You will not be stranded in Burma if you are turned down at the border as the immigration officers on duty will simply refuse to let you leave the country in Mae Sai. You will then have to come back to Chiang Mai to find an alternative solution if you wish to extend your stay in Thailand.
We cannot transport large bags and backpacks. The minibus is not equipped to store them. If you carry a bag larger than 45cm x 30cm x 20cm which would not fit on your lap or below your seat, please let us know when you book your seat.