Thailand Visa

Visa to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand is easier to obtain now, you could apply for visa at the arrival airport, while apply visa to Vietnam and Myanmar is bit more complicated. Mostly, visitors have to apply Visa in advance to enter Myanmar and Vietnam. Below are some information about Visa to these countries. For more information, please contact one of our Travel Consultants for instant support and worthy travel advisory.

1. Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from Royal Thai Embassy or apply visa on arrival. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follows:
(a) they are nationals of countries which are exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes. Such nationals will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days.
(b) they are nationals of countries which hold bilateral agreements with Thailand on the exemption of visa requirements.

2. For more information, please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand in the table as below:
Explanation:
15 = Can enter 15 days as tourists (Visa on arrival)
30 = Can enter 30 days as tourists
0  = Must apply for visa before travelling to Thailand.

Country Days Country Days
Albania : People’s Republic of Albania 0 Lithuania : Republic of Lithuania 15
Andorra : Principality of Andorra 15 Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 30
Antigua and Barbuda 0 Macau SAR 30
Argentina : Argentina Republic 90 Malawi : Republic of Malawi 0
Armenia : Republic of Armenia 0 Malaysia 30
Australia : Commonwealth of Australia 30 Maldives : Republic of Maldives 15
Austria : Republic of Austria 30 Mali : Republic of Mali 0
Azerbaijan : Republic of Azerbaijan 0 Malta : Republic of Malta 15
Bahamas : Commonwealth of the Bahamas 0 Mauritania : Islamic Republic of Mauritania 0
Bahrain : State of Bahrain 30 Mauritius 15
Barbados 0 Mexico : United Mexican States 0
Belarus : Republic of Belarus 0 Moldova : Republic of Moldova 0
Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium 30 Monaco : Principality of Monaco 30
Belize 0 Mongolia 30
Bhutan : Kingdom of Bhutan 15 Morocco : Kingdom of Morocco 0
Bolivia : Republic of Bolivia 0 Myanmar : The Union of Myanmar 0
Botswana : Republic of Botswana 0 Nauru : Republic of Nauru 0
Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil 30 Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands 30
Brunei : Brunei Darussalam 30 New Zealand 30
Bulgaria : Republic of Bulgaria 15 Niger 0
Burkina Faso : Republic of Burkina Faso 0 Norway : Kingdom of Norway 30
Burundi : Republic of Burundi 0 Oman : Sultanate of Oman 30
Cameroon : Federal Republic of Cameroon 0 Pakistan 0
Canada 30 Panama : Republic of Panama 0
Cape Verde : Republic of Cape Verde 0 Papua New Guinea : Indep. State of 15
Central African Republic 0 Paraguay : Republic of Paraguay 0
Chad : Republic of Chad 0 Peru : Republic of Peru 30
Chile : Republic of Chile 30 Philippines : Republic of the Philippines 30
China : People?s Republic of China 15 Poland 30
Colombia : Republic of Colombia 0 Portugal : Republic of Portugal 30
Congo : Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 Qatar : State of Qatar 30
Costa Rica : Republic of Costa Rica 0 Romania 15
Cote d’Ivoire : Republic of Cote d’Ivorie 0 Russian Federation 30
Croatia : Republic of Croatia 0 Rwanda : Republic of Rwanda 0
Cyprus : Republic of Cyprus 15 S.Christopher and Nevis 0
Czech : Czech Republic 30 Saint Lucia 0
Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark 30 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0
Djibouti : Republic of Djibouti 0 San Marino : Republic of San Marino 15
Dominica : Commonwealth of Dominica 0 Saudi Arabia : Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 15
Dominican Republic 0 Senegal : Republic of Senegal 0
Ecuador : Republic of Ecuador 0 Seychelles : Republic of Seychelles 0
Egypt : Arab Republic of Egypt 0 Sao Tome and Principe : Dem. Rep. of 0
Equatorial Guinea : Rep. of Equatorial Guinea 0 Sierra Leone : Republic of Sierra Leone 0
Estonia : Republic of Estonia 30 Singapore : Republic of Singapore 30
Ethiopia : The Federal Dem. Rep. of Ethiopia 15 Slovak Republic 30
Fiji : Republic of Fiji 15 Slovenia : Republic of Slovenia 30
Finland : Republic of Finland 30 Solomon Islands 0
France : French Republic 30 Somalia : Somali Democratic Republic 0
Gabon : Gabonese Republic 0 South Africa : Republic of South Africa 30
Gambia : Republic of Gambia 0 Spain : Kingdom of Spain 30
Georgia 0 Suriname : Republic of Suriname 0
Germany : Federal Republic of Germany 30 Swaziland : Kingdom of Swaziland 0
Greece : Hellenic Republic 30 Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden 30
Grenada : State of Grenada 0 Switzerland : Swiss Confederation 30
Guatemala : Republic of Guatemala 0 Taiwan 15
Guinea : Republic of Guinea 0 Tajikistan : Republic of Tajikistan 0
Guinea-Bissau : Republic of Guinea Bissau 0 Tanzania : United Republic of Tanzania 0
Haiti : Republic of Haiti 0 Togo : Republic of Togo 0
Honduras : Republic of Honduras 0 Tonga : Kingdom of Tonga 0
Hong Kong SAR 30 Republic of Trinidad and Tobago 0
Hungary : Republic of Hungary 30 Tunisia : Republic of Tunisia 0
Iceland : Republic of Iceland 30 Turkey : Republic of Turkey 30
India : Republic of India 15 Turkmenistan 0
Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia 30 Tuvalu 0
Ireland : Republic of Ireland 30 Uganda : Republic of Uganda 0
Israel : State of Israel 30 Ukraine 15
Italy : Republic of Italy 30 United Arab Emirates 30
Jamaica 0 UK of Great Britain and N. Ireland 30
Japan 30 United States of America 30
Kazakhstan : Republic of Kazakhstan 15 Uruguay : Oriental Republic of Uruguay 0
Kenya : Republic of Kenya 0 Uzbekistan : Republic of Uzbekistan 15
Kiribati : Republic of Kiribati 0 Vanuatu : Republic of Vanuatu 0
Korea (South) : Republic of Korea 30 Vatican City State 0
Kuwait : State of Kuwait 30 Venezuela : Republic of Venezuela 0
Kyrgyz : Kyrgyz Republic 0 Western Samoa : Independent State of 0
Latvia : Republic of Latvia 15 Vietnam 30
Laos 30 Yemen : Republic of Yemen 0
Lesotho : Kingdom of Lesotho 0 Zambia : Republic of Zambia 0
Liberia : Republic of Liberia 0 Zimbabwe 0
Liechtenstein : Principality of Liechtenstein 30

3. To apply for a visa, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document that is recognised by the Royal Thai Government and comply with the conditions set forth in the Immigration Act of Thailand B.E.2522 (1979) and its relevant regulations. In addition, the visa applicant must be outside of Thailand at the time of application. The applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit.

4. In general, applicants are required to apply for a visa in person. However, Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General in some countries and in some cases may also accept applications sent through representatives, authorised travel agencies or by post. Please enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General where you intend to submit your application of acceptable ways of application.

5. Please note that the period of visa validity is different from the period of stay. Visa validity is the period during which a visa can be used to enter Thailand. In general, the validity of a visa is 3 months, but in some cases, visas may be issued to be valid for 6 months, 1 year or 3 years. The validity of a visa is granted with discretion by the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General and is displayed on the visa sticker.

6. On the other hand, the period of stay is granted by an immigration officer upon arrival at the port of entry and in accordance with the type of visa. For example, the period of stay for a transit visa is not exceeding 30 days, for a tourist visa is not exceeding 60 days and for a non-immigrant visa is not exceeding 90 days from the arrival date. The period of stay granted by the immigration officer is displayed on the arrival stamp. Travellers who wish to stay longer than such period may apply for extension of stay at offices of the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, located at Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 or at an Immigration office located in the provinces.

7. Requirements for Tourist Visa On Arrival to Thailand:
(a) Hold the citizenship of a country on the list issued by the minister under the consent of the Council of Ministers of Thailand.
(b) Aim to enter Thailand for tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days.
(c) Submit one headshot photo taken no longer than 6 months.
(d) Does not fall into the category of aliens prohibited from entering Thailand under the Immigration law.
(e) Possess the return ticket (flight) within 15 days. Open tickets do not qualify. Travelling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.
(f) Truthfully notify the verifiable places to stay in Thailand.
(g) Present evidence of adequate finance, not less than 10,000 Baht (250US$) per person and 20,000 Baht (500US$) per family.
(h) Possess a passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
(i) A fee of 2,000 THB is payable upon entry and is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and Thai currency only.

8. List of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints which provide facilities for issuance of visa on arrival:
• Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok
• Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
• Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
• Phuket International Airport, Phuket
• Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
• U Tapao Airport, Rayong
• Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
• Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
• Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
• Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
• Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
• Samui Airport, Surat Thani
• Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
• Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
• Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
• Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
• Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
• Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
• Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
• Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
• Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
• Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint, Songkhla
• Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
• Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
• Sattahip Habour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
• Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
• Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
• Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
• Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
• Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
• Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
• Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
• Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
• Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
• Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
• Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
• Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
• Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
• Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
• Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
• Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
• Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
• Samut Prakan Checkpoint, Samut Prakan
• Kanchanaburi Land Border Checkpoint, Kanchanaburi
• Prachup Khiri Khan Checkpoint at Hua Hin Airport, Prachup Khiri Khan
• Phusing Land Border Checkpoint, Sisaket
• Satun Checkpoint at Koh Lipe Marine Port, Satun
• Trang Airport, Trang

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