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New express trip to Kota Bharu

Starting on 19th of September we offer two types of Visa Tours to Kota Bharu, the “normal” 3-day trip and a 2-day express tour.

The express trip will go once a week on Tuesdays (depending on public Holidays and the consulates opening times). A maximum of 9 people will go on this trip, and it will be a very narrow calculated tour. One night stay in Kota Bharu.

The more relaxed three-day trip will (also depending on public Holidays and the consulates opening times) go on Saturdays with one night stay in Narathiwat and one night stay in Kota Bharu.

The price for the express trip is THB 6.630 for a single room.

If you already booked a trip on a Tuesday (Sept 19th, Sep 26th, Oct 3rd), Herbert will call you, and you can change your booking to a three-day trip without additional costs.

New Visa Tour schedule starting July 16th 2017

Starting with the trip on 16th of July our visa tour to Kota Bharu in Malaysia will follow a changed schedule:

We take the 2 pm Seatran ferry from Koh Samui to Donsak on the mainland where we have a transport waiting for you at the pier to bring you to the HD BURGER in Donsak.

We depart sharply at 5 pm from there and arrive approximately at 11 pm at the Hotel Imperial in Narathiwat.

The departure from the hotel on the next day is 9 am. We cross the border and arrive at 11.45am (Malaysian time) at the consulate. After presenting the documents, we continue to the Tune Hotel in Kota Bharu where we stay until the next morning.

Breakfast starts at 8 am at the Star Cafe across the street from the Tune Hotel, and departure from there is around 9.15am. After crossing the border and travelling back, we will arrive around 5 pm at the pier in Donsak.

Price per Person without Visa:

single room     THB 6.180
double room   THB 5.680

Included in the price are:

  • 2 nights in Hotel room
  • 2 breakfast
  • 3 burger meals
  • transport from Donsak to Donsak, (mini bus, long tail boat taxi)
  • insurance from Donsak to Donsak

These changes were due to the increasing controls by the government, roadblocks in the south and slower speeds for our busses. We also believe travelling at a slower pace with more extra time for all eventualities, not driving through the night to make border crossing opening time and one more night in a hotel will make the trip more bearable for everyone (including our drivers).

Changes to our Visa Trip to Kota Bharu

Dear HDVISA friends,

Once again our visa trip to Kota Bharu has to be changed soon due to new legal requirements for travel companies.

The new trip will be two nights long. We will leave from Donsak in the late afternoon and stay one night in a Hotel in Narathiwat. On the next day, we go to the consulate in Kota Bharu, hand in our papers, stay one night in a hotel in Malaysia and come back to Donsak the following day.

Because of the travel situation on Koh Samui, our meeting point will be the new HDBurger shop in Donsak.

The costs for this trip will be slightly higher because we have to stay two nights in hotels.

The price will be THB 5,800/person

Included are:

  • 2 nights Hotel SINGLE ROOM
  • 2 Breakfast
  • Transport from Donsak to Donsak
  • 2 Burger Meals
  • Insurance

Of course, Herbert will as always accompany all visa trips.

On June 10th we offer a “test trip” on which we will find out if that new schedule works as expected.

New meeting point

Starting next Tuesday, 9th of August, the meeting point for border runs and the visa runs to Kota Bharu (not the Penang flights) is at the HDVisa office in Nathon. From there we either take the speed ferry which is also relocating to Nathon or the normal slower ferry, depending on the weather conditions. Penang trips meeting point stays at the Samui airport.

No Visa Tours around 5th to 7th of July

Once again the Consulates will be closed in Malaysia. This time from 5th to 7th of July for Hari Raya. Visa trips will not take place on these days. If your visa expires on these days hurry up to get things sorted out before.

Border trips will take place as scheduled.

New: HDVisa uses speedboat starting 14th of May

First border bounce on Koh Samui, first visa run to Kota Bharu, first visa run by plane from Koh Samui and now? First speedboat visa trip ;)

Starting on 14th of May (this coming Saturday) we will use the new speed boat going from the Tong Tanode pier in the south-west of Samui (near the Conrad Resort) for all visa trips by land and border bounces. Please note that pickup times will change to accommodate the changed location. Customers who booked already with us will receive a call or an email with the new times.

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Changed itinerary for our new Penang trip

After finishing our first trip to Penang we have to change a some details on our trip:

Meeting is on Tuesday 12:30 at the TROPICAL MURPHY ON THE AIRPORT WALK. Herbert will collect your Documents and the rest of payment (please have the money ready in an envelope). He will hand out your ticket and while you are checking in at the counter of FIREFLY he will check your documents. After you received your boarding pass come back to TROPICALS MURPHY where Herbert will give you the okay for documents or will talk you through what to do.

When this is done you walk to the immigration checkpoint and board your flight.

In Penang after going through Immigration, an HDVisa agent will meet you and bring you to your hotel. Please hand him your passport, as he will take care of the visa application now.

After check-in at the hotel, you can enjoy Penang until Thursday 11:45 Malaysian time (Thai Time 10:45) in the hotel’s lobby. Our agent will hand you back your passport. You received a Thai Immigration card from Herbert at the meeting at the airport, please fill it in and don’t forget to enter your new visa number.

The bus will bring you to the International Airport of Penang where you check-in with your passport only at the firefly check-in counter.

You have enough time to get a little snack before you go through the Immigration (there are more choices before the checkpoint).

Arriving back in Koh Samui go through the Immigration checkpoint and on your merry way.

Please feel free to contact us with any problems that occurred while on this trip so we can make it better next time.