Visa Information

Tourist Visa | Visa du lịch : For Non-Vietnamese passport holder | Dành cho người mang quốc tịch khác

TOURIST VISA

 

1. REQUIREMENT

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes .

2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

All documents required in these following need to be HARDCOPY ONLY 

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
  • Visa application form completely filled out (download here)
  • Recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant.
  • Evidence of travel (air/bus ticket IN and OUT Thailand)
    - Copy of confirmed or reserved round-trip ticket from the airline
    - The ticket must show the applicant’s name.
    - E-mail bookings with no ticket number or PNR number will not be accepted
    - In case of impossible to show the ticket with the applicant's name, please show the receipt of the evidence of travel. 
  • Accomodation / Place of stay 
    **Copy of confirmed hotel reservation
    - Proof of accommodation to stay covering at least half of the trip with complete information.
    - Hotel reservation must start from the date of arrival into Thailand.
    - The name of the person (including family members with children or accompanying person names) applying for visa must appear on the hotel reservation.
    **For applicants staying with friends/family members with accommodation in Thailand, please provide the following documents:
    -  If the person you are staying with is a Thai Nationality, please provide a copy of his/her Thai Identity card and copy of Thai house registration
    -  If the person you are staying with is a foreigner living in Thailand, please provide a copy of passport, copy of Thai work permit, copy of accommodation ownership documents or rental agreement
  • Bank statement is reqired within 3 months
  • Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
  • Additional documents for some specific countries, please visit here.

         **Applicants of 6 months Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa are required to submit  the following documents : 

  • Copy of Vietnamese Temporary/Permanent Resident Card with validity not less than 6 months.
  • Letter of Employment / Vietnamese Work-Permit.
  • Evidence of accommodation booking
  • Evidence of adequate finance: at least 200,000 THB/ 5,700 USD per person (6 months financial statement) or 400,000 THB/ 11,400 USD per family

          **Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary

3. VISA APPLICATION FEE (accept in USD by cash only)

40 USD for Single-Entry

200 USD for Multiple-Entry

4. PROCESSING TIME

Two working days.

5. VALIDITY OF A VISA 

Single-entry: 3 months

Multiple-entry: 6 months

6. PERIOD OF STAY 

Upon arrival, travellers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.

The Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa holder may enter Thailand again as long as the visa is still valid.

7. 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 Government Complex Building B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 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.

8. 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 adivised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.

Additional documents required for citizens from some countries in South Asia / Middle East / Africa/ the People’s Republic of China, Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Citizens from the following countries can apply for visa at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City if they have residence in Vietnam or meet certain conditions.

If not, applicants must apply for visa in their home countries.

Having residence in Vietnam: People’s Republic of China / Bangladesh/ India/ Nepal/ Pakistan/ Sri Lanka/ Algeria/ Egypt/ Iran/ Lebanon/ Libya/ Palestine/ Syria/ Yemen/ Central African Republic/ Cameroon/ Republic of Congo/ Democratic Republic of Congo/ Equatorial Guinea/ Guinea/ Ghana/ Liberia/ Nigeria/ Sao Tome and Principe/ Sierra Leone/ Somalia/ Sudan

Approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea/ Iraq

Having residence in Vietnam and approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand: Afghanistan

Special conditions:

1. Citizens of the People’s Republic of China who do not have the residence in Vietnam may be able to apply for Tourist/ Transit visa one time if they have the tickets to and from Thailand and evidence of accommodation booking in Thailand.

2. Nepalese citizens who do not have the residence in Vietnam may be able to apply for visa if they can provide the guarantee letter from Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate/ Honorary Consulate or Thai-Nepal Chamber of Commerce.

Additional document required :

  1. Three passport-sized photo (4x6 cm) taken within 6 months, size 4x6 cm.
  2. Confirmation letter from the company where the applicant is working.
  3. Work Permit AND Temporary Residence Card in Vietnam with validity not less than 6 months.
  4. Confirmed round-trip ticket or confirmed ticket showing a transit in Thailand.
  5. Confirmed booking hotel (with name of applicant and the date matching with the travelling ticket above)
  6. Evidence of adequate finance (equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)

Remarks

* Nationals of Brazil, Republic of Korea and Peru are entitled for tourist visa exemption scheme. Meanwhile, Thailand also holds bilateral agreements on visa exemption for  holders of diplomatic, official and ordinary passport for a visit of not exceeding with Brazil, Republic of Korea and Peru.

* If such nationals enter the Kingdom at the Immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries, they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except (1) Malaysian nationals who cross the borderline from Malaysia (2) Nationals of the  countries :USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and  Japan, whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time. In addition, such nationals who hold diplomatic and official passports are also practically exempted from visa for tourism.