About Koh Lipe: Immigration and Visa
From the end of October until early May you can exit and enter Thailand from Koh Lipe to Langkawi, Malaysia.
The Western tip of Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe
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Immigration Office on Koh Lipe
The immigration office is located at the eastern part of Pattaya Beach, next to Bundhaya Resort, and is open when the ferries to Langkawi are running. Travelers arriving from Langkawi will be guided trough the immigration process by the ferry company. If you are traveling to Langkawi you will have to go trough Immigration 1 hour before taking the boat.
Overstay: no exit from Koh Lipe
If you have overstay on your visum (if you have stayed longer then your exit stamp on your passport) you can not exit Thailand from Koh Lipe to Langkawi. You will have to the immigration office of Satun, or to a border check point on the mainland.
Attention: Visa on Arrival
Visa on arrival over land or sea is only 15 days! In 2008 the law was changed so visitors to Thailand only get a 15 day visum when they enter Thailand over land or sea. When you fly into Thailand you still get 30 days.
60 Day Tourist Visum
The easiest way to stay in Thailand longer than 30 days is to get a Tourist Visum (60 days per entry - you can buy multiple entries and extend every entry with 30 days without leaving) from the Thai Embassy or Consulate in your home country.