There are actually two Immigration offices in Phuket – one in Patong Beach and one in Phuket Town. They both do different things, so it’s important to know which office you need to go to and where to find them.
Which office should I use?
The Patong centre can only give extensions for tourist visas – if you need to extend your Non-Immigrant ED visa or any other type of visa you will need to go to Immigration in Phuket Town. Both centres can issue re-entry permits and process 90 Day Reports.
Where is the Immigration Office in Phuket Town located?
The office is at 482 Phuket Road, just down from the Phuket Public Library and close to Saphan Hin. To see the exact location on Google Street View, click here. You can also type the following coordinates directly into the search box on Google Maps: 7.870003,98.393873
Where is the Immigration Office in Patong Beach located?
The Patong Beach Immigration centre is on Thawewong Road (the one-way road that runs along the beach). To see the exact location on Google Street View, click here. You can also type the following coordinates directly into the search box on Google Maps: 7.895735,98.29615
What are the opening hours?
The Phuket Town office is open from 08.30 until 16.30, with a break for lunch from 12.00-13.00. They don’t accept payments after 15.30, so it’s best to go early. If possible, you should try to avoid going on a Monday or Friday, as those are the busiest days which can mean long waiting times.
The Patong office is open from 10.00 until 15.00, with a break for lunch from 12.00-13.00.
How can I contact the Phuket Immigration office?
You can call Phuket Immigration on 076221905. Click here to see their website.
Remember, if you enrol to study with Patong Language School for 3 months or more we can assist you with obtaining an ED visa. Once you’ve got the visa you can extend it at Immigration in Phuket Town and you won’t have to leave the country for the duration of your studies!