Nationals of Afghanistan will be refused entry.
Passports which are issued by the Palestinian government are currently accepted
when applying for a visa but more documents may be needed
by the national, which include a confirmed
letter from employer and a bank statement.
Passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended length
of stay required by all except: holders of a Hong Kong (SAR)
certificate of identity bearing a Thai visa issued in Hong
Kong, holders of a Singapore certificate of identity with
a visa, holders of South African temporary passports, holders
of a UN laisser-passer and Macau (SAR) Thailand travel Permits.
Visas are required by all beside the following nationals for tourist
stays of up to 30 days, providing they hold valid passports
and confirmed tickets to leave Thailand within 30 days:
(a) nationals of the countries mentioned in the chart above
(1. aside from the countries who joined the EU on 1st May 2004 that are
of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Latvia,
Lithuania, Malta, Slovak Republic and Slovenia, who do require
a visa even though this is likely to change in the near future);
(b) nationals of Bahrain, Brazil, Brunei, Hong Kong (SAR),
Indonesia, Israel, Korea (Rep), Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Qatar, Norway, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa,
Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
(c) transit passengers who continue their journey within 12
hours and hold
onward or return
tickets and other documents for a journey and they do not leave the transit lounge.
(a) The following nationals can get an entry visa on arrival
at 23 designated immigration checkpoints throughout Thailand
(consult nearest Embassy/Consulate for additional information),
when holding a confirmed ticket to leave within 15 days,
proof of sufficient funds, application form with recent photo,
a valid passport and that their visit is for tourist purposes
only: Bhutan, China (PR), Cyprus, India, Czech Republic, Hungary,
Kazakhstan, Maldives, Oman, Mauritius, Poland, Russian Federation,
Saudi Arabia and Ukraine. Each traveller will be charged at around
300 Baht for this service; however, it depends on
change. Please be advised that there are usually long queues at the
(b) For those wishing to stay more than 15 days must get
a visa before they arrival.
of visa and cost
£25 (single-entry; valid for 60 days)
£40 (single-entry; valid for 90 days), £90 (multiple-entries)
(single-entry; valid for 30 days): £15
are likely to be changed.
(a) Transit visas are issued to those who enter Thailand
so as to
participate in sports activities.
(b) Non-immigration visas are granted for those who travel
to perform official duties, work and study (eg conference attendance).
Visas are normally valid for 90 days or 3 months from the date of issue.
Non-immigration visas (multiple-entry only) are valid for
up to 12 months or 1 year from date of issue.
For those who have visited Thailand with a tourist
or transit visa and wish to extend their stay, have to submit an application form at the Office
of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok. The exact extension of the
stay and change of type of visa is at the discretion of the
Immigration Officer. Those having travelled on a non-immigration
visa may be allowed an extension of one year (counting from
date of entry); apply at the Office of Immigration Bureau.
For additional information, contact the nearest Embassy or Consulate.
Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Contact Addresses
(a) Passport which is valid for 6 months from date of
(b) Completed application form.
(c) 2 recent passport-size photos taken within the last 6 months (for non-immigration visas).
(d) Fee (cash or postal order).
(e) Proof of adequate funds to cover stay (40,000 Baht/family or 20,000 Baht/person).
(f) Confirmed ticket. (The ticket must indicate Thailand as a point of transit if applying for a transit
(g) Registered, stamped, self-addressed envelope for postal
enquiries. Please be informed that for postal enquiries for nationals of UK must
be directed to the Birmingham Consulate.
(h) Valid international health certificate for yellow fever
(certain nationals only).
(a)-(h) and, (i) For a business visit, a letter from the employer
in country of origin and from the business partner in Thailand
describing the purpose of the visit is needed. Extra documents
may also be required, but it is subject to purpose of visit. Such
requirements may consist of a birth certificate; marriage certificate
or equivalent; and letter of acceptance from educational institution/Ministry
of Labor & Social Welfare/company qualified to employ
and, (i) Visa for onward destination in passport or travel document.
(j) Letter of invitation mentioning applicant's participation
in sports, if applicable.
(a) Nationals of Algeria, Bangladesh, India, Egypt, Iran,
Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestinian Authority
passport holders, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic and
Yemen must provide more details. They must file
an application for extension of stay at their Thai Embassy/Consulate
General in place of permanent residence, rather than at the
Office of Immigration Bureau in Thailand. For additional information, contact Consulate.
(b) Yellow fever vaccination certificates are needed for
those visiting or coming from affected areas. Other
vaccinations, such as for Smallpox, may be requested by the
Immigration Doctor and compliance is necessary.
(c) Nationals wishing to work in Thailand should make sure
that their employer submits form WP3 to the Ministry of Labor
& Social Welfare.
It will take two days for application in person or around one week including mailing
time for application by post.
applications by post are not accepted by the Royal Thai Embassy in London.
(b) Visa application procedures are varied according to nationality.