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VISA FAQ

1. How much is it for the visa fee?

- Visa fee for a tourist single entry: 130 AED

 *Validity of a visa: 3 months

 **The applicant can stay in Thailand up to 60 days.

    - Visa fee for a multiple tourist visa: 650 AED

       *Validity of a visa: 6 months

       **The applicant can stay in Thailand up to60 days of each journey: Length of stay in Thailand is at the decision of the Thai immigration officer.

- Please bring an exact amount of money for the visa fee. The Royal Thai   Embassy will not provide any change.

2. How long does the visa process taken?

- The visa will be issued at least 24 hours on the Embassy’s working hours. There is no “urgent service” provided at the Embassy so please make sure you plan your trip beforehand.

3. How do I know that my visa is approved?

- If the visa is approved, the applicant can visit the Embassy to check their visa status and collect their passport back.
An original visa receive form must be presented to the officer before collecting the passport back.

4. If I hold a passport from Latin America or African countries, do I have to bring any yellow vaccination certificate to Thailand?

- List of countries require to submit a copy of yellow fever vaccination certificate can be found at http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15384-List-of-countries-which-require-International-Heal.html

5. Is there any nationality that requires a special approval?

 - Visa application process for AFGHANISTANI and IRAQI citizens who reside in UAE will have their documents checked by the
Thai authorities. The process will take approximately 45 days for the approval.

6. What if the application form that I submit to the Embassy is incorrect or misspelled, will this affect to my visa process?

 - The application submitted to the Royal Thai Embassy must be complete and correct. Furthermore, the Royal Thai Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents from the applicant when deemed necessary.

7. Will I receive my document back once I submitted it?

- Documents that once submitted to the Embassy shall not be returned to the applicant.

8. Once I submitted for the visa, does it guarantee that my visa is going to be approved?

 - Submitting the required documents does not guarantee issuance of a visa. The Royal Thai Embassy Abu Dhabi reserves the rights to reject an application without having to provide a reason to the applicant.

9. If my visa is rejected, will I be able to receive any refund for the visa fee?

- In case that the visa is refused, the visa fees are not refundable.

10. Once I have the visa, does it guarantee that I can enter Thailand?

 - The visa does not in itself grant the applicant’s right to enter Thailand. The officer of the Immigration Bureau of Thailand at the checkpoints has the authority to grant or deny admission, if they have sufficient evidence that the foreign persons holding a Thai visa do not intend to enter the country with the purpose as stated in the application or with the intention to evade its immigration rules and procedures. The permission to enter the country is solely up to the discretion of immigration officers at any immigration checkpoints along with the period of stay.

 

Case 1 - I would like to go to Thailand for vacation for 2 weeks. I hold American passport. Do I need a visa?

- Nationals of the United States of America and 41 other countries are eligible to travel to Thailand, for tourism purpose, with the exemption of visa and are permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days. Therefore, you do not need a visa. However, please make sure that you are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months, a round-trip air ticket, and adequate finances equivalent to at least 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family. Otherwise, you may be inconvenienced upon entry into the country. Furthermore, foreigners who enter the Kingdom under this Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme may re-enter and stay in Thailand for a cumulative duration of stay ofnot exceeding 90 days within any 6-month period from the date of first entry. The list of the 42 countries could be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand’s website (www.mfa.go.th).

 

Case 2 - As an Australian businessman, I need to travel a lot. I have to go to Thailand very frequently on business. Is there any facility for frequent business travelers like me?

- You can apply for a 1-year or 3-year multiple-entry business visa which would allow you to travel to Thailand as frequently as you want while the visa remains valid, and you would be permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 90 days on each visit. You can find more information on the basic requirements for visa application at www.mfa.go.th. To ensure that your application will be conveniently processed, kindly check with the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate-General at which you are to submit the application for more details. Besides, since Thailand and Australia are both members of APEC and participating in APEC Business Travel Card (ABTC) scheme, you may be eligible to apply for an ABTC which serves as a multiple-entry business visa allowing entry into 17 other APEC economies in one card. For more information, you may contact the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs of Australia which is Australia’s focal authority for this scheme.

 

Currently, APEC Economies which participate in the ABTC scheme are Australia, Brunei, Chile, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea (ROK), Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Thailand, Chinese Taipei, and Viet Nam

 

Case 3 - I want to work in Thailand. I am a Malaysian, living in K.L. How should I go about getting necessary visa?

- In order to work in Thailand, there are 2 important elements: (1) Non-Immigrant “B” Visa and (2) Work Permit

 

First of all, you need to have a prospective employer in Thailand. Then you may apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa category “B” (business) at the Royal Thai Embassy in K.L. using the basic required documents and recommendation letter from your employer along with your company’s business certifications as suggested in the website (www.mfa.go.th).

 

Once you have obtained such visa, you can enter the Kingdom and therefore apply for a Work Permit from the Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour. In order to expedite visa issuance, your employer may, on your behalf, apply for the Work Permit in advance (with the form called Tor Thor 3). The Department of Employment will then issue a pre-approved certificate to be used in your visa application. In such case, please make sure to obtain the Work Permit (Tor Thor 2) once you arrive in Thailand.

 

Case 4 - I am a Lithuanian. I want to go to Thailand for sightseeing for just a week. I understand that Lithuanian nationals have to apply for visa before entering Thailand. But there is no Thai Embassy in my country. Can you please give me some advice?

 

A: You have three options:

(1) Lithuanian nationals are eligible to apply for visa on arrival (VOA) at any of 24 designated checkpoints in Thailand, including, of course, all international airports. Currently nationals of 20 countries are eligible under this scheme. You can see the list of such countries in the website (www.mfa.go.th). With the Visa on Arrival, you would be granted a stay of a period of not exceeding 15 days. But you must have a passport valid for at least 6 months, a round-tripair ticket where date of departure from Thailand is within 15 days of the date of entry, and adequate finances equivalent to at least 10,000 Baht per person.

 

(2) There is a Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. You may apply for a Thai tourist visa there. In such case, you would be permitted to stay in Thailand for 30 days.

 

(3) You may also apply for Thai tourist visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in Moscow or at the nearest Royal Thai Embassy in which would also permit you to stay for 60 days.

 

Case 5 - I am an Indonesian national currently working for a Company in London. My company has assigned me to attend a training course in Thailand for 6 weeks. Should I apply for visa, and where can I do that?

- You need to obtain a Non-Immigrant Visa before entering the Kingdom. You may apply for such visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in London. Basic documents include a recommendation letter from your company verifying your status and the assignment. You will also need documents certifying that you are legally employed in Britain and confirming that you will be able to re-enter Britain without any problems.

 

Case 6 - I have obtained a tourist visa from the Honorary Thai Consulate-General in Rio de Janeiro. They forgot to include a date of expiry in the visa. I had trouble at the airport but fortunately the Immigration officer allowed me to enter. Now I want to extend my stay but the Immigration Office insisted that they cannot permit the extension unless the visa is fixed. What should I do?

 

- In this case, please bring your passport to the Visa Division, Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Chaeng Wattana Road in Bangkok. If the visa is genuine, you can obtain any corrections or amendments of visa there.

 

Case 7 - I am an Italian national currently staying in Koh Samui on my vacation. I entered Thailand with a tourist visa and was granted a permission to stay for 60 days until the end of this month. However, I wish to stay longer. What should I do?

- You may apply for an extension of stay at any Immigration Office in Thailand where you may be permitted to stay for another 30-day period. You must do so before your stay permits expires, otherwise you will be fined 500 Baht for each day you overstay in Thailand.

 

Case 8 - I came to Thailand with a single-entry business visa, and I have been permitted to stay for 90 days until the end of next month. I was just asked by my boss to attend an urgent meeting in Singapore for several days starting from the day after tomorrow. I still have business to do in Thailand after that though. Do I need to get another visa?

 

- Before you leave Thailand for Singapore, you may apply for a re-entry permit from the Immigration Office. You are able to do that at any International Airport too. The re-entry permit will allow you to enter the Kingdom again before the end of the month. The permit will also enable you to stay until the end of next month, unless you get an extension of stay from the Immigration Office.

 

Case 9 - I heard that Thailand is a nice place to stay after retirement. Is there any special kind of visa for retirees?

- Yes, there is special visa called Non-immigrant “O-A” (Long Stay). Foreigners who are 50 years of age or older who wish to stay in Thailand for a long period and do not have any intention to work in the Kingdom may apply for such visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in their respective country. The holder of “O-A” visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry, and is also able to apply for an extension of stay afterwards. Please see the qualifications and requirements for application and relevant information in the website (www.mfa.go.th).

 

 

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