Visa Requirements II

ANNOUNCEMENT * Due to the state of emergency declared in Thailand on 25 March 2020 in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, effective from 26 March 2020, the Embassy can only accept the visa applications in these categories:

1. Visa for holder of diplomatic or official passport

2. Non-immigrant (B) visa for holder of work permit or permission from Thai government agencies to work in Thailand.

The visa applicant is also required to submit a fit-tofly health certificate issued no more than 72 hours  before traveling with the visa application.


Visa requirements

Visitors to Thailand require different types of visa for different purposes of visit. Please click on your applicable type of visa below for visa application form and more details on required documents.

Please also note that tourists from some countries are qualified for Tourist Visa Exemption or Visa on Arrival.


1. TOURIST VISA (TR) - For tourism purpose

2. TRANSIT VISA (TS) - To transit through Thailand to another country

3. VISA FOR PARTICIPANT IN SPORT COMPETITION (TS) - To participate in sport events in Thailand

4. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (B) FOR BUSINESS PURPOSE - To engage in business-related activities in Thailand

5. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (B) FOR EMPLOYMENT - To be employed in Thailand

6. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (B) FOR EMPLOYMENT AS TEACHER - To be employed as teacher in Thailand

7. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (ED) FOR NON-BUSINESS CONFERENCE/MEETING - To attend non-business conference/meeting in Thailand

8. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (ED) FOR EDUCATION - To study or take academic course in Thailand

9. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (ED) FOR UNPAID INTERNSHIP AND TRAINING - To participate in unpaid internship, workshop or training in Thailand

10. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (O) FOR VOLUNTEER - To engage in volunteer works in Thailand * see also remarks (2) below

11. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (O-A) FOR LONG STAY - To stay in Thailand for a long period

12. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (O) FOR DEPENDANT - For dependant of the main visa applicant or foreign spouse/ children of a Thai citizen


14. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (F) FOR OFFICIAL VISIT BY ORDINARY PASSPORT HOLDER - To attend event hosted by an authority in Thailand

15. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (M) FOR MEDIA AND FILMING - To cover the news or to shoot films/ documentaries/ commercials in Thailand

16. NON-IMMIGRANT VISA (RS) FOR RESEARCH AND SCIENCE - To engage in research and science activities in Thailand

17. SMART VISA PROGRAMME - For foreign experts, executives, entrepreneurs and investors who wish to work or to invest in Thailand in targeted industries


To ensure that clear and precise information is given, visa enquiry can only be made through email at



Visa application 

Starting on 6 February 2019, all visa applicants are required to make online appointments before visiting the Embassy. This is to minimise waiting time and long queue. Click the button below to make an appointment.

After making the online appointment, you will receive an SMS/Email with a web link to your online ticket. The online ticket shows the date and time of your choice and a QR code of your appointment.

Arrive at the Embassy 20 minutes prior to your appointment. Do not arrive earlier than that. You will not be able to enter the Embassy before such time. Show the QR code to check in at the Embassy.



Visa collection

After you submitted your visa application, you will receive an SMS/Email on your application progress within the next day morning. The SMS/Email will contain a web link to make appointment to retrieve your passport.

In most cases, after you submitted your visa application, your passport can be retrieved on the next working day from 14.30 to 15.30 hrs.

You need to make an online appointment again to retrieve your passport. If you don’t receive an SMS/Email within the next day morning after the submission of your visa application, click the button below to make an appointment to retrieve your passport.




1. Kindly note that a single-entry Non-Immigrant visa allows travellers to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days only. If you which to stay longer, an application of Extension of Stay permit can be submitted at the Thai Immigration Office. Applying for one after another Non-Immigrant visa is not an alternative to obtaining the Extension of Stay and therefore be denied by the Embassy.

2. Non-Immigrant visa (O) for Volunteer allows the visa applicants to stay as a volunteer in Thailand for up to 90 days only. The Thai Immigration office may not grant the extension of stay if there is no work permit provided. Each applicant who re-submit the application for Non-Immigrant visa (O) for Volunteer at the Embassy must also submit a letter certifying his/her volunteering status from relevant Thai Government Agency (equivalent to the department level) which related to or regulate the foundation/organization.