Marine Entry & Exit Procedures

Phuket Immigration & Harbour Master

There were two places on the island for clearance, in Phuket Town and at Ao Chalong, but now the town office will direct you to Ao Chalong (ao means bay in Thai), a large sheltered anchorage in the island's southeast, which for many is the first Phuket landfall anyway. A building at Ao Chalong's pier offers one-stop service, with customs, immigration and harbour master located there. By road, it's about 20 minutes south of Phuket Town.

Immigration charges 300 baht on arrival and departure. There is an additional 10-baht charge for each passenger. No extra charges for crew. Receipts given. Customs does not charge a fee on arrival, 100 baht on departure. Harbour master also charges 100 baht on departure only.

Technically, boats leaving Phuket province for Krabi or other Thai provinces are obliged to clear out with the harbour master.

Immigration regulations vary, depending on what passport you hold. Make sure you know your country's particular visa entitlements. Skippers are responsible for all crew aboard their vessels, and there have been some expensive and time-consuming oversights in the past. So check all papers, especially out-of-date passports and expired visas.

Remember to be well organized. Have all relevant ship's papers and crew documents prepared, and always carry a couple of photocopies of each passport. They will be needed. Be polite, patient and respectful, and you'll find business goes more smoothly.

Please note that the above information is subject to change without notice. Please contact the relevant authorities for the latest on fees and requirements.

Note: This content provided courtesy of 8north.com

Read More
Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

Dream Beach Club Phuket

A chic, stylish, laid-back beach club right by the sand of Layan Beach, Dream Beach is connected to the famous New York Read More...

Kamala Beach Activities

Kamala Beach Activities

Not long ago, Kamala did not have much to offer beside the fantastic beach, the tropical greenery and friendly locals. Read More...

5 Best Boutique Hotels in Phuket Town

This list of the 5 Best City Centre Hotels in Phuket Town will help you find the right place for your trip. Compiled Read More...

Racha Island Hotels

Racha Island Hotels

There are a number of bungalows for rent on Racha Yai and a luxurious resort operated by Sanctuary Resorts, called The Read More...

Rawai Beach Activities

Rawai Beach Activities

Rawai is one of Phuket’s best kept secrets and is a beautiful beach village with most areas still under minimal Read More...

10 Best Hotel Discounts in Karon

This list of the 10 best hotel discounts in Karon offers some truly remarkable savings on some outstanding holiday Read More...

Hotels.com

Talk to us!

Help us keep this site up-to-date by sending us your comments:


Loading...