Following are types of visa granted by Thai Embassy and Consulate-General:

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TRANSIT VISA


1. REQUIREMENT
This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes :
- to travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country (category “TS”)
- to participate in sports activities (sportsmen, sportswomen, etc.)(category “S”) ***
*** Those who are scheduled to stay in the Kingdom longer than one month , Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” can be issued to them
- the person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (category “C”)
2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form completely filled out
- Recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
- Evidence of travel from Thailand (confirmed air ticket paid in full)
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
- Visa of a third country in a passport or travel document
- Letter of invitation stating the application’s participation in sports activities in the Kingdom
- Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary
3. VISA FEE
800 Baht per entry
(Visa fee may be changed without prior notice)
4. VALIDITY OF A VISA
The validity of a visa is three months.
5. PERIOD OF STAY
Travellers coming to Thailand with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days.
6. EXTENSION OF STAY
Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120 , Tel 02 287-3101-10 (or at http://www.immigration.go.th ). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.
7. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefore, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.
Information on location and contact number of Thai Embassies an Consulates-General is available at

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TOURIST VISA

1. REQUIREMENT
This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes.
2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form completely filled out
- Recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
- Evidence of travel from Thailand (air ticket paid in full)
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
- Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary
3. VISA FEE
1,000 Baht per entry
(Visa fee may be changed without prior notice)
4. VALIDITY OF A VISA
The validity of a visa is three months.
5. PERIOD OF STAY
Upon arrival, travellers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand for a period not exceeding 60 days.
6. EXTENSION OF STAY
Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120 , Tel 02 287-3101-10 (or at http://www.immigration.go.th ). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer..
7. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefor, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.
Information on location and contact number of all Thai Embassies and Consulates-General is available at http://www.mfa.go.th/web/10.php

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NON-IMMIGRANT VISA


1. REQUIREMENT
This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes:
- to perform official duties (Category “F”)
- to conduct business / to work (Category “B”)
- to invest with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries and Government Departments concerned (Category “IM”)
- to invest or perform other activities relating to investment, subject to the provision of the established laws on investment promotion (Category “IB”)
- to study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour , to participate in projects or seminars , to attend a conference or training course , to study as a foreign Buddhist monk (Category “ED”)
- to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter (Category “M”)
- to perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned (Category “R”)
- to conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute (Category “RS”)
- to undertake skilled work or to work as an expert or specialist (Category “EX”)
- other activities (Category “O”) as follows:
to stay with the family, to perform duties for the state enterprise or social welfare organizations, to stay after retirement for the elderly, to receive medical treatment, to be a sport coach as required by Thai Government, to be a contestant or witness for the judicial process.
2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
2.1 The applicants must submit the following relevant documents depending on the purpose of their visit.
- Visa application form completely filled out
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months. The validity of 18 months is required for one year visa application.
- (4 x 6 cm) photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months
- Evidence of adequate finance ( 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family )
- Birth Certificate (”O”)
- Certificate of Marriage or its equivalents (”O”)
- Transcript / Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes (”ED”)
- Letter from Thailand’s Board of Investment. (”IB”)
- Official Note certifying the purpose of travel from the Government Agencies /Embassies and Consulates / International Organizations / State Enterprises in Thailand. (”F” / “B” / “ED” / “M” / “R”) - Letter of approval from the Ministry of Labour (To obtain this letter, the prospective employer in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour Tel 02-2452745, 02-2453209 or at a Provincial Employment Office in the respective province. Further information is available at www.doe.go.th/workpermit/index.html) (”B”)
- Letter from a company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand (”B”)
- Document showing correspondence with trading partners in Thailand. (”B”) - Letter of invitation from companies qualified to employ foreigners. (”B”)
- Employment contract indicating rationale for employing the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications (document must be signed by authorized managing director and affixed the seal of the company) (”B”)
- Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom ) (”B”)
- Copy of corporate documents; namely 1) list of shareholders 2) business registration and business license 3) company profile 4) details of business operation 5) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions 6) map indicating the location of the company 7) Balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year 8) Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91) and 9) Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20) , etc.(”B”)
- Copy of educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from the prior employers, identifying job description and length of service time. (”B”)
- Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only) ,or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only)(”B”)
2.2 The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.
2.3 Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
2.4 Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.
2.5 In the absence of a required document, a letter explaining the unavailability of such document must be provided.
2.6 The applicant must sign on each page of the copy.
2.7 Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai. If translated into English, it should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/ consular mission.
3. VISA FEE
2,000 Baht for single entry and 5,000 Baht for multiple entries.
4. VALIDITY OF A VISA
Single-entry and multiple-entry visas are valid for three months. Multiple-entry visas could also be valid for one year.
5. PERIOD OF STAY
The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.
6. EXTENSION OF STAY
Those qualified persons can obtain an additional one year stay permit counting from the date of entry in the Kingdom pertaining to the Office of the Immigration Bureau’s regulations on extension of stay. The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.
N.B. immigration wishing to stay in the Kingdom longer than 90 days have to file their application either at the Thai consular mission aboard or at the Office of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road,Bangkok 10120 , Tel 02 287-3101-10 (or website at (http://www.immigration.go.th ) . The consular officer must refer the case to the Office of Immigration Bureau for approval. Upon receiving approval, the consular officer may issue the visa as instructed by the Bureau.
7. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefore, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.
Information on location and contact number of Thai Embassies and Consulates-General is available at http://www.mfa.go.th/web/10.php

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DIPLOMATIC / OFFICIAL VISA


- Upon official request, Thai Embassies and Consulates-General may grant visas to diplomatic or official passport-holders who wish to assume duties at a foreign Diplomatic Mission or Consulate or International Organization in the Kingdom and to their family members.
- Supporting documents are Note Verbal and/or documents issued by the foreign government or international organization, certifying the identity of the person concerned and his/her purposes while residing in the Kingdom.

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COURTESY VISA

- Upon official request, Thai Embassies and Consulates-General may grant courtesy visas to diplomatic/official/ordinary passport-holders who wish to enter the Kingdom on official duty and/or other purposes.
- Supporting documents are documents issued by the governmental agency, foreign government or international organization, certifying the identity of the person concerned and his/her purposes while visiting the Kingdom.

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TOURIST VISA EXEMPTION


- According to the Interior Ministerial Announcements dated 1 October B.E. 2545 (2002), 20 December B.E. 2545 (2002) ,18 October B.E. 2547 (2004) and 6 May B.E. 2548 (2005) , passport holders from 40 countries and Hong Kong SAR do not require a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for 30 days.
- Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption does not apply to foreigners holding Travel Document for Aliens issued by these 40 countries.
- Foreigners entering Thailand under Tourist Visa Exemption must possess means of living expenses at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.
  1. Australia : Commonwealth of Australia
  2. Austria : Republic of Austria
  3. Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium
  4. Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil (****)
  5. Bahrain : State of Bahrain
  6. Brunei Darussalam : Negara Brunei Darussalam
  7. Canada
  8. Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark
  9. Finland : Republic of Finland
  10. France : French Republic
  11. Germany : Federal Republic of Germany
  12. Greece : Hellenic Republic
  13. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
  14. Iceland : Republic of Iceland
  15. Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia
  16. Ireland : Republic of Ireland
  17. Israel : State of Israel
  18. Italy : Republic of Italy
  19. Japan
  20. Korea : Republic of Korea (****)
  21. Kuwait : State of Kuwait
  22. Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  23. Malaysia
  24. Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands
  25. New Zealand
  26. Norway : Kingdom of Norway
  27. Oman : Sultanate of Oman
  28. Peru : Republic of Peru (****)
  29. Philippines : Republic of the Philippines
  30. Portugal : Republic of Portugal
  31. Qatar : State of Qatar
  32. Singapore : Republic of Singapore
  33. Spain : Kingdom of Spain
  34. South Africa : Republic of South Africa
  35. Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden
  36. Switzerland : Swiss Confederation
  37. Turkey : Republic of Turkey
  38. United Arab Emirates
  39. United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  40. United States of America
  41. Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam

(****) Since Thailand has bilateral agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passports for a visit of not exceeding 90 days with Brazil, the Republic of Korea and Peru , nationals of these 3 countries will be permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for 90 days without a visa.

For more information on countries that have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand, please see List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements with Thailand.

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VISA ON ARRIVAL


- According to the Interior Ministerial Announcements, passport holders from 20 countries may apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days.
- The applicant must possess means of living expenses at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.
- The applicant must present full paid ticket which is usable within 15 days since the date of entry
- Visa on arrival is provided at 23 designated international checkpoints and applicants should submit the application form duly filled out and to which his/her recent photograph (4×6 cm) is attached. The application fee is 1,000 Baht.
- Visitors who enter the Kingdom with Visa on Arrival generally cannot file an application for extension of stay except in special cases such as illness which prevents them from travelling, etc. They can submit an application at the Office of Immigration Bureau , Immigration Division 1, Soi Suan Plu, South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120. Tel. 02 287-3127 or 02 287-3101-10 ext. 2264-5 or at website http://www.immigration.go.th

List of 20 countries is as follows :

  1. Bhutan : Kingdom of Bhutan
  2. China : People’s Republic of China (including Taiwan)
  3. Cyprus : Republic of Cyprus
  4. Czech : Czech Republic
  5. Estonia : Republic of Estonia
  6. Hungary : Republic of Hungary
  7. India : Republic of India
  8. Kazakhstan : Republic of Kazakhstan
  9. Latvia : Republic of Latvia
  10. Liechtenstein : Principality of Liechtenstein
  11. Lithuania : Republic of Lithuania
  12. Maldives : Republic of Maldives
  13. Mauritius : Republic of Mauritius
  14. Oman : Sultanate of Oman
  15. Poland : Republic of Poland
  16. Russian Federation
  17. Saudi Arabia : Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  18. Slovakia : Slovak Republic
  19. Slovenia : Republic of Slovenia
  20. Ukraine

List of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints which provides facilities for issuance of visa on arrival are as follow :

  1. 1. Don Muang International Airport , Bangkok
  2. Chiangmai International Airport , Chiangmai
  3. Phuket International Airport , Phuket
  4. Hatyai International Airport , Songkla
  5. U Tapao Airport , Rayong
  6. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint , Chiengrai
  7. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint , Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint , Chiengrai
  9. Betong Immigration Checkpoint , Yala
  10. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint , Songkla
  11. Samui Airport , Surat Thani
  12. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  13. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  14. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint , Chonburi
  15. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong
  16. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  17. Samui Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani
  18. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket
  19. Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun
  20. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi
  21. Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint , Songkhla
  22. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  23. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani

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NON-IMMIGRANT VISA “B” - (business and work)


1.1 Foreigners who wish to work/conduct business or undertake investment activities in Thailand must apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa at the Royal Thai Embassies or Consulates abroad. (Information on location and contact numbers of the Thai Embassies and Consulates-General can be obtained through website Various categories of non-immigrant visa are currently provided to meet the need and qualification of individual business people. These include business visa (category B), business approved visa (category B-A) and investment and business visa (category IB). Visa fee is 2,000 Baht for single entry with three-month validity and 5,000 Baht for multiple entries with one-year validity.

1.2 Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefore, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before travelling from their home. Information on location and contact number of all Thai embassies and consulates is available at http.www.mfa.go.th/web/10.php

II. Categories of Non-Immigrant Visa

2.1 Non-Immigrant Visa (category “B” – Business) is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand to work or to do business.
Foreigners who wish to work in Thailand
- Visa application form completely filled out
- Applicant’s passport with validity not less than six months.
- (4×6 cm.) photograph of the applicant taken within the past six months
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
- Letter of approval from the Ministry of Labour

To obtain this letter, his/her prospective employer in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreigner Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour Tel. 02-2452745 or at the Provincial Employment Office in the respective province. Further information is available at www.doe.go.th/workpermit/index.html

- Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom )

( Remarks)

  1. An alien who receives a non-immigrant visa can work in Thailand after having received a work permit. Any violation thereof shall make the employee liable for prosecution and imprisonment not exceeding three months, or a fine not exceeding five-thousand Baht, or both penalties.
  2. An alien who performs work that is prescribed by the Royal Decree B.E. 2522 (1979) which prohibits alien employment in certain occupations and professions is liable for prosecution and imprisonment not exceeding five years, or a fine from 2,000 to 10,000 Baht, or both penalties.)
Foreigners who wish to do business in Thailand
- Visa application form duly filled out
- Applicant’s passport with validity not less than 6 months. The validity of 18 months is required for one year visa application.
- (4×6 cm.) photograph of the applicant, taken within the past 6 months.
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
- Document showing correspondence with trading partners in Thailand.
- Financial evidence in case that the applicant does his/her own business
- Letter of invitation from company in Thailand together with copy of corporate documents comprising

1) list of shareholders 2) business registration and business license 3) company profile 4) details of business operation 5) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions 6) map indicating the location of the company 7) balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year 8) Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91) and 9) value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20) , etc.

(Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors or authorized managing director and affixed with the seal of the company.)

- Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only), or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only)
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • In the absence of a required document, a letter explaining the unavailability of such document must be provided.
  • The applicant must sign on each page of the copy.
  • Documents in foreign languages must be translated into Thai. If translated into English, it should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/ consular mission.
  • The holders of this type of visa are entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days. Upon completion of such period, an extension of stay for a period of one year counting from the date of arrival in the Kingdom can be applied for at the Office of the Immigration Bureau.
2.2 Business approved visa (category “B-A”) may be applied for at the Embassies or Consulates abroad but approval shall be given by the Office of the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok before visa is issued to the qualified applicant. The company in which the applicant will invest or do business with can also apply for this type of visa at the Immigration Bureau. The holder of B-A type visa will be permitted to stay for a period of one year counting from the date of arrival in the Kingdom.
2.3 Investment and business visa (category “IB”) is issued to foreign staff working under investment projects promoted by the Board of Investment of Thailand (BOI). The project must benefit the country in the following ways :
- Increase employment
- Utilize local raw materials
- Locate in provincial areas
- Encourage technology transfer to Thai nationals
- Not harm existing domestic business

III. Additional Information

3.1 After entering the Kingdom, applicants or their appointed representatives must go to the Ministry of Labour (office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment) to apply for a work permit and shall pay the income tax accordingly. If the company’s applicant is located in another province, the applicant must apply at Employment Office in that province.3.2 Applicant’s family members, namely; spouse, parents and children who are unmarried and under 20 years old, are eligible to apply for Non-Immigrant Visa (category “O”) and will allow to stay from the period of 90 days but not longer than 1 year.3.3 Foreigners entering the Kingdom under a Transit Visa (“TS”) or Tourist Visa (“TR”) wishing to engage in business activities may apply for a change to Non-Immigrant Visa at the Immigration Bureau Office located at Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Tel 02 2873101-10 or at website http://www.immigration.go.th The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

IV. One Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits

4.1 One Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits was established by the Regulations of the Office of Prime Minister which were promulgated on 30 June 1997 with objective to strengthen the procedure to promote good investment circumstances by providing for the one stop service to avoid delay and inconvenience to the foreigners in applying for stay permission in the Kingdom, re-entry permit and work permit. The Center has been opened since 1 July 1997 and located on 207 Rachadapisek Road, Krisda Plaza, 3-5th Floors, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10310, Tel 02-693-9333-9 and Fax. 02-693-9340.

4.2 - Qualification of applicants for work permit at the One Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permits are as follows :

4.2.1 - The aliens who are executives or experts obtaining priviledges according to other laws as follows :

- Investment Promotion Act B.E. 2520 (1977)
- Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971)
- Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522 (1979)
(Remarks : The aliens who work for the enterprises outside Bangkok can submit the application to One Stop Service Center for Visas and Work Permit)

4.2.2 - The aliens who are investors in general;

- If investing not less than 2 million Baht, they will be granted with a 1- year permit.
- If investing not less than 10 million Baht, they will be granted with a two-year permit.
-The applicant must have the location of work or place in Bangkok only.

4.2.3 - The aliens who are executives and experts ;

- To work at a company with the registered capital or total assets of not less than 30 million Baht.
- The alien, who comes to work as the foreign press, shall submit a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a copy of ID Press Card issued by Department of Public Relations.
- The aliens who are researchers and developers on science and technology.
- The aliens who are the officials of branch office of overseas bank, foreign banking office of overseas bank, provincial foreign banking office of overseas bank and the representative office of foreign bank which were certified by the Bank of Thailand.
- The aliens who work for the branch of the overseas enterprises.
- The aliens who work on the necessary and urgent basis for a period of not longer than 15 days (Tor.Thor. 11)

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NON-IMMIGRANT VISA “O-A” (LONG STAY) - visa for retired persons


This type of visa will be issued to applicants aged 50 years or above. Holders of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for one year and may not work while staying in Thailand.

I. QUALIFICATION OF THE APPLICANT
  • A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above (on the date of submitting the application).
  • Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (A.D.1979).
  • Having no criminal record against the security of Thailand and the country of his/her nationality, or the country of his/her residence.
  • Having the nationality of or the residence in the country where his/her application is submitted.
  • Not having prohibitive diseases (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Drug Addiction, Elephantiasis and Third step of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535).
  • Not allowed to work in Thailand.

II. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR VISA APPLICATION

  • A passport with validity not less than 18 months
  • Three copies of visa application form duty filled out.
  • Three passport-sized photos of the applicant taken within
    the past six months.
  • A personal data form
  • A copy of bank statement showing a deposit at the amount equal to not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus a monthy income totalling not less than 800,000 Baht.
  • In case of the bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is to be shown as well.
  • Verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record issued from the country of his/her nationality or residence (the verification shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/consular mission).
  • A medical certificate issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (the certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/consular mission).
  • In case that the applicant wishes to have his/her spouse stay together in the Kingdom but the spouse is not qualified for the “O-A” visa, their marriage certificate shall also be produced as evidence and should be notarized by notary organs or the applicant’s diplomatic/consular mission. (The spouse will be considered for temporary stay under category “O”).


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Royal Thai Embassy EmblemLIST OF COUNTRIES EXEMPTED FROM VISA FEES (Based on Existing Agreements) :
  1. PHILIPPINES, Republic of (Maximum stay of 59 days)
  2. KOREA, Republic of
  3. MALAYSIA
  4. SINGAPORE
  5. TUNISIA

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LIST OF COUNTRIES NOT REQUIRING VISA:


Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa in accordance with the Inter-Governmental Agreements for a maximum stay of 30 and 90 days for purposed of Tourism and Temporary Business only :

30 Days

  • LAOS
  • VIETNAM
  • HONG KONG, SAR
  • MACAU, SAR

90 Days

  • BRAZIL
  • CHILE
  • KOREA, Republic of

Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa in accordance with Ministry of Interior’s regulation for a maximum stay of 30 days for purpose of Tourism only:


  1. AUSTRALIA
  2. AUSTRIA
  3. BAHRAIN
  4. BELGIUM
  5. BRAZIL
  6. BRUNEI
  7. CANADA
  8. DENMARK
  9. FINLAND
  10. FRANCE
  11. GERMANY
  12. GREECE (Helenic Republic)
  13. Royal Thai Embassy EmblemHONG KONG
  14. INDONESIA
  15. ICELAND
  16. IRELAND
  17. ISRAEL
  18. ITALY
  19. JAPAN
  20. KOREA, Rep. of
  21. KUWAIT
  22. LUXEMBOURG
  23. MALAYSIA
  24. NETHERLANDS
  25. NEW ZEALAND
  26. NORWAY
  27. OMAN
  28. PERU
  29. PHILIPPINES
  30. PORTUGAL
  31. QATAR
  32. SINGAPORE
  33. SOUTH AFRICA
  34. SPAIN
  35. SWEDEN
  36. SWITZERLAND
  37. TURKEY
  38. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
  39. UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
  40. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  41. VIETNAM

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LIST OF NATIONALITIES ARE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN TOURIST VISA ON THEIR ARRIVAL AT THE IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINTS IN THAILAND AND ONCE THEY WERE GRANTED WITH TOURIST VISA THEY WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE KINGDOM AND CAN STAY FOR 15 DAYS :-


  1. BHUTAN
  2. CHINA, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC and TAIWAN
  3. CZECH REPUBLIC
  4. CYPRUS
  5. HUNGARY, Rep. of
  6. INDIA
  7. KAZAKHSTAN, Rep. of
  8. MALDIVES
  9. MAURITIUS
  10. OMAN
  11. RUSSIA
  12. SAUDI ARABIA
  13. POLAND, Rep. of
  14. UKRAINE

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Immigration checkpoints in Thailand


  1. Bangkok Don Maung International Airport, Bangkok
  2. Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiangmai
  3. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  4. Hat Yai International Airport, Songkla
  5. U-tapao Airport, Rayong
  6. Large Check Symbol
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  9. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkla
  12. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Sumui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukothai International Airport, Tak
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Si Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Torn Harbour Dock Yatch, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiang Rai Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Chiang Rai
  24. Surat Thani Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani

Border Immigration checkpoints in Thailand


Visa Border Crossings Map for Thailand and surounding countries THAILAND | CAMBODIA
Aranyaprathet | Poipet
Hat Lek (Klong Yai) | Pak Khlong (Ko Kong)
Kap Cheong | O Smach
Chong Sa Ngam | Anlong Veng
Ban Pagkard | Phsa Prum
Ban Laem | Daun Lem
THAILAND | MYANMAR (BURMA)
Mae Sai | Tachilek
Mae Sot | Myawadi
Ranong | Victoria Point
THAILAND | MALAYSIA
Sadao | Changloon
Padang Besar | Kaki Bukir
Betong | Keroh
Sungai Golok | Pasir Mas
THAILAND | LAOS
Chiang Khong | Houei Xai (Bo Keo)
Tha Li (Loei) | Nam Hueng (Sayabouri)
Nong Khai | Friendship Bridge (Vientiane)
Bung Kan | Pakxan
Mukdahan | Savannakhet
Nakhon Phanom | Tha Kek (Khammouane)
Chong Mek | Vang Tao (Pakse)

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Foreign Missions in Thailand

Country Flag The Australian Embassy ( http://www.austembassy.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Canadian Embassy ( http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/bangkok/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the Republic of Chile ( http://www.chile-thai.com/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China ( http://www.chinaembassy.or.th )
Country Flag The Embassy of the Republic of Croatia ( http://www.croatemb.or.id/)
Country Flag The Embassy of the Czech Republic ( http://www.mfa.cz/bangkok )
Country Flag The Royal Danish Embassy ( http://www.denmark-embassy.or.th )
Country Flag The Embassy of France ( http://www.france.or.th )
Country Flag The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany ( http://www.german-embassy.or.th )
Country Flag The Embassy of India ( http://www.indiaemb.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of Japan ( http://embjp-th.org/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the LAO People’s Democratic Republic ( http://www.bkklaoembassy.com )
Country Flag The Royal Nepalese Embassy ( http://www.royalnepaleseembassy.org/ )
Country Flag The Royal Netherlands Embassy ( http://www.thai-info.net/netherlands/ )
Country Flag Royal Norwegian Embassy ( http://www.emb-norway.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the Russian Federation ( http://www.thailand.mid.ru/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of Spain ( http://www.embesp.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of Sweden ( http://www.embassy-sweden.or.th/ )
Country Flag The British Embassy ( http://www.britishemb.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the United States of America ( http://www.usa.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of the Federative Republic of Brazil ( http://www.brazilembassy.or.th/ )
Country Flag The Embassy of Belgium (http://www.diplomatie.be/bangkok)
Country Flag The Consulate-General of the Republic of Uzbekistan ( http://www.uzbinbkk.org/ )

World Thai Embassies and Consulates

Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra, Australia
Country Flag Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Manama, Bahrain
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels, Belgium
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Brasila, Brazil
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate General Vancuaver, Canada
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Santiago, Chile
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chengdu, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Guangzhou, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kunming, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Shanghai, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Xiamen, China
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Dili, East Timor
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Helsinki, Finland
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Paris, France
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Frankfurt, Germany
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Athen, Greece
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Budapest, Hungary
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai, India
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kolkata, India
Country Flag ;Royal Thai Consulate-General in Mumbai, India
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in New Delhi, India
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Tehran, Iran
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Rome, Italy
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Osaka, Japan
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Seoul, Korea
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Kuwait, Kuwait
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Savannakhet, Laos
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane, Laos
Country Flag Outpost of the Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, Antananarivo, Madagasca
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Penang, Lumpur Malaysia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Rabat, Morocco
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo, Norway
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Muscat, Oman
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Karachi, Pakistan
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Manila, Philippines
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Warsaw, Poland
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Doha, Qatar
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Bucharest, Romania
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Moscow, Russian Federation
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Jeddah, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Dakar, Senegal
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Madrid, Spain
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Bern, Switzerland
Country Flag Permanent Mission of Thailand to UN, Geneva, Switzerland
Country Flag Permanent Representative of Thailand to WTO, Switzerland
Country Flag Thailand Trade and Economic Office Taipei, Taiwan
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Ankara, Turkey
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chicago, United States of America
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, United States of America
Country Flag Permanent Mission of Thailand to the UN, New York, United States of America
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in New York, United States of America
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C., United States of America
Country Flag Royal Thai Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam
Country Flag Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


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