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Visa : Who needs visa?

 

Who Needs a Visa
 

**Important notice**

Please note the validity of visa and permitted length of stay below. 

If you apply for single-entry tourist visa, you can stay in Thailand up to 60 days only. The 30-day visa exemption scheme is not included in the tourist visa, and the permitted length of stay remains up to 60 days.

 

Tourist Visa Exemption

Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed here. 

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption scheme must show the documents listed below at the port of entry: 

  • Proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand, i.e. traveller’s cheque or cash equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family.
  • Proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date (**otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained).

Please note that travel documents for aliens issued by these countries are not acceptable. If you are not in the list, you will need to apply for visa.

  • Passport holders of any nationality under the Tourist Visa Exemption scheme, who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for longer than permitted periods under the scheme, must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand.

 

Thai Visa for Certain Nationals from the Middle East, South Asia and East Asia

Holders of passports or UK travel documents who are nationals of countries listed below are requested to apply for Thai visa in person at the Royal Thai Embassy in London :
Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen 

The Royal Thai Embassy in London can issue visa to the passport holders of the above-mentioned countries, provided that the applicant has a residence status in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

Click here for the list of required documents for visa application

Click here for Nigerian nationals

Click here for nationals of Iraq and North Korea

 

Please note: We will keep all supporting documents. If you wish to have your documents back, please make photocopy before submitting your visa application. 

Validity of visa and permitted length of stay    

Single Entry Visa : 

Single Entry Visa will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa. 

For Tourist Visa, the permitted length of stay is up to 60 days from the date of arrival in Thailand.

Nationals of countries which are on Thailand’s Tourist Visa Exemption list or have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand will be permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 14, 30, or 90 days (please click on the list for more details). Nationals from other countries who hold a tourist visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.

For Non-Immigrant Visa, the permitted length of stay is up to 90 days from the date of arrival in Thailand. 

Travellers should carefully check the immigration stamps in their passports regarding the exact length of stay to ensure that they do not overstay their visa.

Multiple Entry Visa :

  • Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Travellers must enter Thailand within the validity of visa, and they will be permitted to stay in Thailand not exceeding 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months from the date of arrival in Thailand. 

Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visa will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue. Travellers must enter Thailand within the validity of visa.  However, the permitted length of stay is up to 1 year from the date of arrival in Thailand.

Travellers should carefully check the immigration stamps in the passports regarding the exact length of stay to ensure that they do not overstay their visa.

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 (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.