GEN 1. NATIONAL REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

GEN 1.1 DESIGNATED AUTHORITIES

INTRODUCTION

The requirements for entry and departure of aircraft engaged in international flights, the standard procedure for clearance of these aircraft at all international airports, are given for the information and guidance of operators conducting international flights.

The postal and telegraphic addresses of the designated authorities concerned with the entry, transit and departure of international air navigation, and for the collection of fees therefore, are as follows:

1. Civil Aviation
Director of Air Transport Control Department of Aviation
71 Soi Ngamdu-plee,
Rama IV Road,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
TEL: (662)-2868154
Telefax: (662)-2873139
Telex Number: 72099 DEPAVIA TH
AFS:VTBAYAYX

6. Airport Charges
The Managing Director
Airport Authority of Thailand
Viphavadi Rungsit Road,
Bangkok 10210
Thailand
TEL: (662)- 5351111,5351323
Telefax: (662)-5315559
AFS:VTBDYDYX

2. Meteorology
Director General
Meteorological Department
4353 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10260
Thailand
TEL: (662)-3994566-75
Telefax: (662)-3991613, 3994011
AFS:VTBBYMYX

7. Agricultural Quarantine
Chief,
Plant Quarantine Service Agricultural Regulatory Division
Department of Agriculture
Bangkok 10900
Thailand
TEL: (662)- 5791581, 5791568
Telefax: (662)- 5793576
AFS: Nil

3. Customs
Director General
Customs Department
Sunthomkosa Road, Klongtoei,
Prakanong,
Bangkok 10110
Thailand
TEL: (662)-2490431-40
Telefax: (662)-2492874
AFS: Nil

8. Aircraft Accidents Investigation
Aircraft Accidents Prevention and Investigation Branch
Air Safety Division Department of Aviation
Ngamdu-plee, Tung Mahamek
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
TEL: (662)-2873918
Telefax: (662)-2862913, 2873186
AFS:VTBAYLYX

4. Immigration
Commisioner Immigration Bureau
Immigration Bureau
507 Soi Suan Phlu
Bangkok 10120
Thailand
TEL: (662)-2873101 -10
Telefax: (662)-2871310,2871516
AFS: Nil

9. Air Navigation Facilitation Charges
The President
Aeronautical Radio of Thailand Ltd.
102 Ngamdu-plee, Tungmahamek,
Bangkok 10120,
Thailand
Telegraphic address: AEROTHAI
Telex number: AEROT 82852 TH
Fax number : (662) 2873131
AFS:VTBBYFYX

5. Health
Director of International Communicable Disease Control Office
Department of Communicable Disease Control
Tiwanond Road,
Nonthaburi, 11000
Thailand
TEL: (662) 5805726
Fax:(662)5805727
AFS: Nil

 

GEN 1.2 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF AIRCRAFT

1. General

1.1International flight into, from or over Thailand territory shall be subject to the current Thailand regulations relating to civil aviation. These regulations correspond in all essentials to the standards and Recommended Practices contained in Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.

1.1.1  To fly over or take-off or land in the territory of Thailand, foreign aircraft/airline is required to obtain prior permission. Application for such permission shall be made to the Director of Air Transport Control Division as address in designated authorities.

1.1.2Aircraft-landing in or departing from the territory of Thailand must first land at or finally depart from a customs airport.

2. Scheduled flights

2.1 General

Scheduled international air services may be operated by foreign airline into or in transit across Thailand in pursuance of:

a) The International Air Services Transit Agreement, provided that the states in which the airline is registered is a contracting party to this Agreement, or

b) Agreement between Thailand and the States in which the airline is registered.

2.2  Documentary Requirements for Clearance of Aircraft

2.2.1 The documents required for clearance of aircraft on entry and departure to and from Thailand must be submitted by authorized agent or pilot-in-command. All documents are acceptable when completed in legible English. No visas are required in connection with such documents. The requirements are as follows:

2.2.2 Aircraft Documents Required (Arrival/Departure)

Required by

General
Declaration

Passenger
Manifest

Cargo
Manifest

Stores
List

Departure

 

 

 

 

Airport Authority

1

1

1

-

Customs

1

1

2

1

Immigration

2

3

-

-

Health Authority

-

-

-

-

Total

4

5

3

1

Arrival

 

 

 

 

Airport Authority

1

1

1

-

Customs

1

1

2

-

Immigration

2

3

-

-

Health Authority

1

1

-

-

Plant quarantine

-

-

1

-

Total

5

6

4

-

 

2.3  Public Health Measures Applied to Aircraft

2.2.1 Public health measures are required to be carried out in respect of aircraft entering Thailand in accordance with Infections Disease Act., Thailand and International Health Regulations (WHO).

2.2.2 Aircraft arriving from infected area may land at an international airport provided the aircraft has been disinfected while in flight approximately thirty minutes before arrival at the airport. The insecticide to be used is authorized aerosol (Standard reference aerosol). If, in special circumstances a second spraying of the aircraft is deemed necessary by  the Health Authority to be carried out on the ground, passengers and crew are permitted to disembark beforehand

3. Non-scheduled flights

3.1 Procedures

3.2.1 Subject to the observance of the terms of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, application must be made and prior approval obtained from the Thai Department of Aviation for all aircraft of the Contracting States of the Convention desiring to carry out non-scheduled flight into, in transit non-stop across Thailand, or to make stops for non-traffic purpose in Thailand. The application must contain the following particulars:

  1. Name, address and business connection with the aircraft of the informant.

  2. Owner, type, nationality and registration mark of the aircraft.

  3. Name of operator.

  4. Purpose of flight.

  5. Routing, including aerodromes before/after Thailand.

  6. Names of aerodromes to land in Thailand.

  7. Dates and times of its arrival and departure at each aerodrome.

3.2.2 Aircraft of non-contracting States of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, desiring to fly in transit, non-stop across Thailand or to land for non-traffic purposes, must apply and obtain prior approval through diplomatic channel. The application must contain the particulars in the 3.1.1.

3.2.3 Aircraft of Contracting States of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. intending to perform a non-scheduled flight into and/or out of Thailand for the purpose of taking on and/or discharging passengers, cargo and mail, must apply in writing to the Department of Aviation. The application must be submitted not less than 7 days in advance of the intended date of operation and contain the following particulars:

  1. Name, address and business connection with the aircraft of the applicant.

  2. Owner, type, nationality and registration mark of the aircraft.

  3. Name of operator.

  4. Purpose of flight and landing in Thailand.

  5. Routing.

  6. Names of aerodrome to land in Thailand.

  7. Dates and times of its arrival and departure at each aerodrome.

  8. Number and list of passengers, categories of passengers (i.e. Inclusive Tour Group, Affinity Group or Own Use Charter etc.) including points of embarkation or disembarkation of passengers.

  9. Name of Charterer and agent including address to contact in Thailand.

  10. Description and Quantity of freight, consignor, consignee and including points of loading and unloading of freight.

Note: Inclusive Tour Charter Flight

1. The entire capacity of the aircraft shall be hired by one or several persons in charge of Inclusive Tour Charter Flight and shall be reserved for the sole use of the participants of a travel program which has been fixed in advance. If the trip is to be regarded as an inclusive tour, the following conditions must be complied with

  1. The duration of the tour shall not be less than one week.

  2. The travel arrangement shall comprise transportation, hotel accommodation and meal (i.e. at least breakfast and one principal meal) as well as excursions, if such be arranged and including home transportation.

  3. Each group of passengers to be transported shall consist of not less than 15 persons, all from the same Inclusive Tour Charter Agency and with the same travel arrangement. The same aircraft may carry several of these groups.

  4. There shall be a travel agency courier at the disposal of the group at the point of destination.

  5. The participating group members shall make full payment, no refund of payment in case of part of the arrangement not being utilized, for the entire travel arrangement.

2. Transportation of revenue passengers who do not participate in Inclusive Tour Group, is not permitted.

3. The flight may not be performed with aircraft not owned by the Contracting charter company, unless special permission has been obtained from the Department of Aviation.

4. Any amendments in the flight program on which the permission of the Department of Aviation is based, shall be submitted for approval.

5. It is the duty of the charter company concerned to control the participants of the respective groups are all transported together on the outward and return flight. Any deviation, as well as the course thereof, shall at the latest be reported to the Department of Aviation upon the return of the aircraft to the point of origin.

Affinity Group Charter Flight

  1. The entire capacity of the aircraft shall be hired by a club or an association. In specific cases, however, exemption may be granted, permitting up to 3 charterers for one flight.

  2. The club or association shall be of a permanent character (juristic person) and its principle purpose shall be other than travel arrangements and the membership of the club or association must not exceed a maximum of 20000.

  3. The persons who are to be transported, shall be members of the club or association for not less than 6 months. Qualified to participate are likewise parents, spouse or children of such a member, provided that they belong to his household and are accompanied by him.

Own Use Charter Flight

  1. The entire capacity of the aircraft hired by the charterer (individual, firm, legitimate club or associations) for transportation either of employees of the charterer or of persons affiliated with the charterer other than employees (e g. the hiring by a sports club for transportation of a football team to a match)

  2. The charterer of the aircraft solely, shall decide the destination of the aircraft as well as all arrangement connected with the journey.

  3. The charterer shall defray all expenses incidental to the flight, no payment, either direct or indirect, to be made by the participant of the flight to the charterer.

An agent of foreign airline shall posses the following competences

  1. Being a juristic person.

  2. Having residence in Thailand.

  3. Having been delegated general authority in respect of agent in writing by the appointing airline and sustaining responsibility for the appointing airline in any respects.

3.2  Documentary Requirements for Clearance of Aircraft

Same requirements as for Scheduled Flights.

3.3  Public Health Measures Applied to Aircraft

Same requirements as for Scheduled Flights.

4. Private Flights

4.1 Procedures

Aircraft of the Contracting States of the Convention on International Civil Aviation intending to perform private flight into, in transit non-stop across, or to make stop for non-traffic purposes in Thailand, or for taking on/and discharging passengers must apply in writing or telex or AFTN message to the Department of Aviation. The application for small aircraft with maximum take-off weight not exceeding 5700 kg and helicopter must be submitted not less than 15 days in advance of the intended date of operation and contain the following particulars:

  1. Number and type of aircraft.

  2. Identification/Nationality and Registration mark of the aircraft.

  3. Flight Rule and Status.

  4. Route schedule.

  5. Date/Times of entry/exit BKK FIR boundaries.

  6. Date/Times of arrival/departure (in case of landing in Thailand).

  7. Airways to be used via BKK FIR.

  8. Alternate Aerodrome.

  9. Speed.

  10. Level.

  11. Endurance.

  12. Passenger on board.

  13. Crew

  14. Purpose of landing.

  15. Purpose of flight.

  16. Owner and address.

Private aircraft with maximum take-off weight exceeding 5700 kgs application procedure prescribed in 3.1.1 and 3.1.3 shall be imposed thereof.

4.2  Documentary Requirements for clearance of Aircraft Same Requirements as for Scheduled Flights.

4.3  Public Health Measures Applied to Aircraft Same requirements as for Scheduled Flights.

GEN 1.3 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF PASSENGERS AND CREWS

1. Customs Requirements

1.1  All inbound passengers are required to present completed form of customs declaration (Form 211). Passenger who has nothing to declare, will be immediately released through the green channel, while passengers who has goods to declare, must proceed through the red channel for customs inspection.

1) At Bangkok International Airport, the dual-channel system for the clearance in wards of passengers and their baggage is introduced.

a) one (green channel) with the words "NOTHING TO DECLARE" for passengers having with them no goods or only goods which can be admitted free of import duties and taxes and which are not subject to import prohibitions or restrictions as described in Customs Declaration Form (211).

b) the other (red channel) with the words "GOODS TO DECLARE" for other passengers.

2) Passenger proceeding through the green channel may be subject to random search if the customs officer has reasonable suspicion.

3) The following goods accompanying passengers are duty free allowance

  • 200 cigarettes of 250 grams of cigars and tobacco

  • 1 liter of alcoholic liquor

  • Personal effects in reasonable quantity and of which value not exceeding 10,000 Baht

  • Used household effects on permanent change of domicile in reasonable amounts.

4) The following articles are restricted and prohibited to bring into Thailand

  1. Narcotics and stimulated drugs;

  2. Armaments and dangerous objects;

  3. Obscene articles;

  4. Telecommunication equipments; 

  5. Wild animals.

1.2  Baggage belonging to out-bound passenger will normally be released without interference of the Customs due to most of export items are exempted from Customs duty.

1) No limit of foreign currency to take out of Thailand.

2) The following articles are restricted and prohibited to take out of Thailand

  1. Narcotics and stimulated drugs

  2. Armaments and dangerous objects

3) Obscene articles;

4) Thai currency

  • Maximum 500,000 Baht can be taken out to Thailand's common bordered countries

  • Maximum 50,000 Baht can be taken out to the other countries

The export permit must be granted by authorized bank if the amount exceeding the above maximums.

5) Wild animals;

6) Antique and artistic objects;

7) Buddha images, idols and parts.

2. Immigrant Requirements

2.1  No documents or visas are required of passengers arriving and departing on the same through flight or transferring to another flight at the same airport and staying within transit lounge not exceeding 12 hours.

2.2  An alien who wishes to enter into Thailand must hold a valid passport and a visa, the latter being issued at Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate abroad, with the exception of certain types of aliens stated in items 2.3, 2. 4 and 2.5.

2.3  An alien may enter into Thailand for a period of up to 30 days without visa under following conditions:

2.3.1Holding the nationality and passport or a travel document of the following countries:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Djibouti, Kenya, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United State of America, Vanuatu, Independent State of Samoa, Yemen.

2.3.2  Holding a diplomatic or an official passport of China, Laos, Vietnam and Mongolia.

2.3.3  Holder of a passport or its equivalent document who enters and stays temporarily in the Kingdom for any international meetings or sports competition which are hosted by the Thai Government or approved by the Ministries, Departments concerned.

2.4  An alien may enter into Thailand for a period of up to 90 days without visa under following conditions.

2.4.1  Holding a diplomatic or an official passport of the following countries:

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czech & Slovak, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Korea (South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia and Turkey.

2.4.2  Holding a passport of New Zealand, Norway, Korea (South) and Peru.

2.5  An alien holding the nationality of the following countries may enter into Thailand for a period of up to 15 days by asking a visa on arrival at Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hat Yai, Phuket, Samui, Sukhothai and U-Taphao International Airports:

Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Columbia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Estonia, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Stan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Moldavia, Monaco, Nauru, Niger, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, The people's Republic of china, Republic of China (Taiwan), Rwanda, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principle, St. Christopher and Navies, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovak Republic, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tuvalu, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Zaire, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

2.6  For embarking passengers, only passports or documents used in Lieu of passports and Embarkation Card are required to be submitted.

2.7  A flight crew member and a crew member who are on duty and retain their valid licenses or their certificates in their possession may enter into Thailand for a period of up to 30 days without a passport or visa.

3. Public Health Requirements

3.1  The requirement of possession the valid international certificates of vaccination or revaccination against yellow fever is necessary if the individual comes from infected area, except the direct transit passenger who remains in direct transit area of the airport.

3.2  In accordance with the immigration Act, Thailand B.E.2522, aliens which fall into any of the following categories are excluded from entering into the kingdom:

a. Mental or physical defects, having any of the diseases prescribed in the ministerial Regulation of the following diseases: leprosy tuberculosis, filariasis in the stage of repulsive in appearance, tertiary stage of syphilis, drug addicts.

b. Having not yet been vaccinated or inoculated or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against quarantinable diseases during the declaration of the above mentioned diseases and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the immigration Doctor.

3.3  On departure, health formalities are required in accordance with International Health Regulations (WHO)

GEN 1.4 ENTRY, TRANSIT AND DEPARTURE OF CARGO

1. Customs Requirement Concerning Cargo and other Articles

1.1  The following documents are required for clearance of goods through Customs for entry into Thailand:

1.1.1 Customs Import Entry;

1.1.2 Price List;

1.1.3 Bill of Lading;

1.1.4 F.T. 2 form of Bank of Thailand ( in case of the value exceeds 500,000 Baht)

1.1.5 If import goods are under controlled by various agencies it is required Import Permit before entry Thailand.

1.2  The following documents are required for transhipment of goods:

1.2.1 Transhipments Entry;

1.2.2Bill of Lading (Through bill of lading);

1.2.3 Manifest which shown embarking port, transhipment port and destination port as same as through bill of lading;

1.3  The following documents are required for clearance of goods to be shipped out of Thailand:

1.3.1 Customs Export Entry;

1.3.2 Price List;

1.3.3 Bill of Lading;

1.3.4 F.T1 form of Bank of Thailand (in case of the value exceeds 500,000 Baht)

1.3.5 Export Permit if goods are under the control of certain agencies.

1.4 Permit granted by Airport Authority is required to be submitted for sending by or carrying in any aircraft, of the following dangerous objects or the animals.

1.4.1  Dangerous Objects

  • Corrosive materials

  • Explosive materials

  • Compressed gases d. Fire-Arm

  • Ammunition

  • Passive Weaponry

  • Arms Imitation

  • Flammable materials

  • Poisonous materials

  • Oxidizing materials

  • Radioactive materials

  • Articles of noxious or irritating characteristics which are harmful to persons on board the aircraft

1.4.2 Animals

  • Fierce or poisonous animals.

  • Huge animals.

2. Agricultural quarantine requirements

2.1  Plant quarantine requirements

2.1.1Importation or bringing in transit of prohibited materials, which include plant materials specified in the Ministerial Notifications of the Plant Quarantine Act. B.E.2507 and Plant pests, such as plant pathogens, insect pests, nematodes, slugs, weeds, snails, other animals or plants injurious to plant, soil and compost, is prohibited unless permission has previously been obtained from the Director General of the Department of Agriculture for the purpose of experimentation or research. The materials must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the competent official of the country of origin, or its equivalent for the country issuing no such certificate. Importation of citrus fruit from certain sources shall be made under bilateral agreement between exporting country and Thailand.

2.1.2  Importation or bringing in transit of restricted materials specified in the Ministerial Notifications of the Plant Quarantine Act.B.E.2507 is prohibited unless accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate as above mentioned.

2.1 3  Importation or bringing in transit of prohibited materials shall only be made via plant quarantine stations in Bangkok, whereas restricted materials shall be made via any plant quarantine station for inspection by the plant quarantine officer, and all the conditions and stipulations prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations shall be complied with.

2.1.4  Those who import or bring in transit of unprohibited materials must notify the plant quarantine officer, using the form as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations.

3. Animal Quarantine Regulation

3.1.1  Importation, transhipment and exportation of animals or animal by-products specified in Animal Epidemics Act.B.E.2499 and Ministerial Regulations is prohibited unless accompanied by Export, Transhipment and Import License granted by Department of Livestock Development.

3.1.2  Application for Import and Transhipment License must be done at least 15 days prior to the date of entry, except animals or animal products accompanied the owner, the License is available on request at the time of entry.

3.1.3  Veterinary Health Certificate issued by an authorized Veterinary officer of the country of origin must be in English and be accompanied every shipment of animals or animal by-products. The aforementioned Certificate should meet the importation requirement of the Department of Livestock Development. Such requirement is available for the importer at the Department or at any port of entry.

3.1.4  Unloading of animals or animal by-products from aircraft is prohibited unless there is permission from authorized Veterinary Officer.

GEN 1.5 AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT AND FLIGHT DOCUMENTS

1. SPECIAL EQUIPMENT TO BE CARRIED ON AIRCRAFT

1.1 Commercial air transport aircraft operating in Thailand must adhere to the provisions of Annex 6 - Operation of Aircraft, Part I, Chapter 6 (Airplane Instruments, Equipment and Flight Documents) and Chapter 7 (Airplane Communication and Navigation equipment).

GEN 1.6 SUMMARY OF NATIONAL REGULATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS/CONVENTIONS

1. Summary of national regulations

The following is a list of civil aviation legislation in force in Thailand.

Copies may be obtained from the Office of the Secretary, the Department of Aviation, except those of Customs and Immigration that may be obtained from the Departments concerned as well as the WHO publications from the Ministry of Public Health,Soi Bamrasnaraduom, Tiwanond Road, Nonthaburi, Bangkok 11000.

Title

The Air Navigation Act, B.E.2497 and its amendments, Ministerial Regulations, Civil Aviation Board's Regulations and other Rules and Regulations concerned.

Announcement of the revolutionary Party No. 58 given on the 26th January B.E. 2515.

Contents

Scope of the Act, and powers of the Minister of Transport and Communications under the Act. The constitution and duties of the Civil Aviation Board, General provisions on aircraft, Registration and Marking of aircraft (general provisions), Airworthiness and Journey Log-books (general provisions), Personnel (general provisions), Aerodromes and Air Navigation Facilities (general provisions), Ramp services, Aircraft Accidents (general provisions), Power to inspect, to seize and to delay aircraft (general provisions), Penalties.

Scope of Announcement of the Revolutionary Party; No person shall operate air navigation unless permission or CONCESSION has been obtained from the Minister of Transport and Communications.

 

2. Miscellaneous Information

2.1 Subject to the observance of the applicable rules, conditions, and limitations set forth in this document and in legislation described in item 1 foreign civil aircraft registered in any foreign country which at the time is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization may be navigated in Thailand.

2.2 Aircraft registered under the laws of foreign countries, not being members of the International Civil aviation Organization, which grant reciprocal treatment to Thai aircraft and airmen, may be navigated in Thailand subject to the observance of the same rules, conditions and limitations applicable in the case of aircraft of ICAO member states.

GEN 1.7 DIFFERENCES FROM ICAO STANDARDS, RECOMMENDED PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

1.ANNEX 1 - PERSONNEL LICENSING, (8th edition)- Nil

2.ANNEX 2 - RULES OF THE AIR, (9th edition)-Nil PROCEDURES FOR AIR NAVIGATION SERVICES - RULES OF THE AIR AND AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES (PANS-RAC, DOC 4444) - Nil REGIONAL SUPPLEMENTARY PROCEDURES (Doe 7030) Nil

3.ANNEX 3 - METEOROLOGY, (12th edition)- Nil

4.ANNEX 4 - AERONAUTICAL CHARTS, (9th edition) - Nil

5.ANNEX 5 - UNITS OF MEASUREMENT TO BE USED IN AIR AND GROUND OPERATION (4th edition) - Nil

6.ANNEX 6 - OPERATION OF AIRCRAFT (6th edition) - Nil

7.ANNEX 7 - AIRCRAFT NATIONALITY AND REGISTRATION MARKS (4th edition) - Nil

8.ANNEX 8 - AIRWORTHINESS OF AIRCRAFT (8th edition) - Nil

9.ANNEX 9 - FACILITATION (9th edition)

APPLICABLE ICAO DOCUMENTS

National regulations and practices concerning facilitation of international air transport are being carried out at Thai International Airports as far as possible in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Standards and Recommended Practices of Annex 9 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation. Differences from certain Annex 9 provisions only exist in those cases where it has not yet been possible to amend national legislation accordingly. Continuous efforts are however, being made, through FAL Sub Committee of Civil Aviation Board to eliminate these differences as soon as possible. Any significant differences are reflected in the regulations and procedures described on the following items and are noted below:

Annex 9

DIFFERENCES FROM ICAO STANDARDS AND RECOMMENDED PRACTICES

Reference

Chapter 2

2.4 Presentation of the General Declaration is required.

2.4.2  Not applicable, since Passenger Manifest and General Declaration are required.

2.5  Crew Member's first name, surname, nationalities and signatures are required to be provided in the attached Crew List in addition to the total number of crew.

2.6 List of passenger names is required and Passenger Manifest set forth in Appendix 2 is 2.6.1 *) acceptable.

2.7* Cargo Manifest is required to be submitted.

2.8.1 * Information concerning the nature of goods in Cargo Manifest is required.

2.12 Four copies of the General Declaration, five copies of the Passenger Manifest, three copies of the Cargo Manifest and one copy of the stores list in respect of stores laden or unladen from an aircraft, are required to be submitted before departure of the aircraft.

2.13 Three copies of the General Declaration, three copies of the Passenger Manifest and one copy of the Cargo Manifest are required.

2.14 The use of standard baggage weights for each piece of baggage is not permitted for safety reasons.

2.15 Five copies of the General Declaration, six copies of the Passenger Manifest, four copies of the Cargo Manifest are required to be submitted on arrival of the aircraft.

2.16 Three copies of the General Declaration, three copies of the Passenger Manifest and one copy of the Cargo Manifest are still required.

2.18 Documents are required to be furnished in English.

2.34 Prior permission is required. Detailed requirements are published in AIP-Thailand.

2.35 Prior permission is required. Detailed requirements are published in AIP-Thailand.

2.38 Private aircraft with maximum take-off weight not exceeding 5,700 kg must request permission at least 15 days in advance.

* Recommended Practices

Chapter 3

3.8.1  *Visas are not issued in machine readable form.

3.8.3  A visitor's Visa is normally valid for a period of three months from date of issuance and for a single entry but it may be extended on a case-by-case basis.

3.8.4  It is not acceptable.

3.8.6  * Resident aliens are required to obtain a non-quota immigrant visa before their departure from Thailand.

3.8.7  * The authorized duration of stay will be stamped on the visa only on arrival in Thailand.

3.9  * Embarkation-Disembarkation Card is required to be submitted.

3.10 The content and format of Thai Embarkation/Disembarkation Card differ from Appendix 5 of Annex 9.

3.16 Inbound passengers are required to complete Passenger Declaration Form No.211.

3.25.2 Passport and an airline's guarantee of the departure within 15 days as crew member are required.

3.25.3 * Passport and an airline's guarantee of the departure within 15 days as crew member are required.

3.28 Residents must, in addition to the requirements of 3.8.6 have their residence certificates endorsed by the Immigration Authorities before departure.

3.31 Authorities reserve the right to inspect baggage of departing passengers.

Chapter 4

4.13 Physical examination of cargo and unaccompanied baggage to be exported by air is normally required.

4.15 All cargo must be presented for clearance at the air customs office of the airport.

4.45*  The Customs Act of Thailand requires customs duties and other charges or taxes to be paid on the items specified in this Recommended Practices.

4.46*  The Customs Act of Thailand requires customs duties and other charges or taxes to be paid on the items specified in this Recommended Practices.

Chapter 5

5.4.1  Transit passengers who do not hold a visa are permitted to stay in transit area for a period of 12 hours.

Chapter 6

6.62.1 Note 1 A cost of vaccine against yellow fever will be charged.

10. ANNEX 10 - AERONAUTICAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS, (4th edition) - Nil

11. ANNEX 11 - AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES, (10th edition) - Nil

12. ANNEX 12 - SEARCH AND RESCUE, (6th edition) - Nil

13. ANNEX 13 - AIRCRAFT ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, (8th edition) - Nil

14. ANNEX 14 - AERODROMES, (2nd edition) - Nil

15. ANNEX 15 - AERONAUTICAL INFORMATION SERVICE, (10th edition) - Nil

16. ANNEX 16 - ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, (3rd edition) - Nil

17. ANNEX 17- SECURITY- SAFEGUARDING INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION AGAINST ACTS OF UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE, (5th edition) - Nil

18. ANNEX 18 - THE SAFE TRANSPORT OF DANGEROUS GOODS BY AIR, (2nd edition)-Nil

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