Admission to Thailand’s rehab clinics: How to secure your place
It should always be possible to find a good rehab centre in Thailand with availability, but some can have a waiting list. Contact Thai Rehab Helper for more information or to arrange admission.
The admissions process is relatively simple in most cases, with an initial assessment taking place over the telephone to confirm suitability for the chosen programme. On arrival to Thailand, airport transfers are included.
Immigration and Visas from a Thai Consulate or Embassy
You can visit Thailand for 30 days without a visa (visa exemption stamp) for the purpose of leisure, sightseeing and personal enlightenment. Addiction treatment programmes will almost always ask that you stay for at least 1 month so you will need to see if you can extend your stay.
It should be possible to get a visa in advance from your home country by contacting your nearest Thai consulate or Thai Embassy. A Thailand tourist visa will be stamped on your passport upon arrival at the airport in Thailand.
Passport holders of some countries that have agreements with the government of Thailand can benefit from a visa exemption when entering as tourists. It might be possible to stay for 45 to 90 days without the need to apply for a tourist visa in advance from the Thai Embassy.
NOTE: The situation is fluid so always check with your local Thai embassy or consulate for the most recent advice. A rehab centre will also provide some assistance with visa applications if needed.