I'm planning to request my tourist visa for Thailand from the embassy here in Santiago, Chile.

However, my flight leaves mid next week, and I'm concerned that – even if I show up first thing tomorrow morning – my visa won't be ready by the time I need to leave.

What is the typical turnaround time on a Thai tourist visa at the embassy in Santiago, Chile?

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    Well, my question just got a lot less urgent — I visited the Thai embassy this morning, and they won't let me request a 60-day visa unless I am a resident of Chile.
    – user82
    Feb 13, 2014 at 13:00
  • Did you come up with a solution for yourself? And did they happen to mention how long it takes for citizens - ie so that we might then have an answer for this question :)
    – Mark Mayo
    Mar 1, 2014 at 5:50

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As you commented, it's not necessarily possible there unless you are a Chilean resident. However, assuming you are:

SmileTravelVietnam has a page on many embassies including the one in Santiago for Thailand (go figure). They state there that the turn around time is 2 days to 1 week, presumably depending on whether you pay for express service, and how close to weekends/holidays you are, and busy travel times.

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