For the fast and smooth immigration formalities upon arrival, travellers wishing to enter Thailand need to apply for a visa in advance from the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate General in the country of their residence.
Requirements for visa application to Thailand
- Holding passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
- Proof of outbound arrangement from Thailand, e.g. air ticket and visa or proof of ability to return to country of residence, or proof of ability to travel to another country (in case of transit)
- Must not fall into any categories prohibited from entering Thailand as stated in the Immigration Act B.E. 2522
- Having sufficient fund to stay in Thailand (at least 20,000 Baht)
Visa application procedures
Select type of visa based on purpose
Prepare necessary documents
Submit visa application
at the Royal Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate and pay the fees.
Ensure that visa application and supporting documents are complete.
Incomplete documents may result in visa refusal and the paid fees are not refundable.
Visa processing (approval/refusal)
Collect visa on the appointment date
List of countries eligible for Visa on Arrival in Thailand
**For foreigners wishing to enter Thailand for tourism purposes and using Visa on Arrival which allows them to stay up to 15 days, please note that VOA has been temporarily suspended from 1 April – 30 September 2021.