As of today, double / triple entry tourist visas are no longer available & are being replaced by a new multiple entry tourist visa (METV). The rules on obtaining this visa are rather stringent & are virtually the same in every Thai consulate around the world. US & European consulates were quick to publish the rules but now, the one everyone was waiting for, Vientiane has thrown its hat into the ring: Also yesterday, the famous Hull consulate in the UK also updated its website: The salient points of the METV application process are: 1. Can only apply in your country of residence, in person. 2. Need to show B250,000 in the bank, for 6 months prior to the application 3. Need a letter from your boss, allowing you the time off Now the 'O', 'ED', B2B exemption & double TR loopholes have all been closed, what's an illegally employed teacher to do?