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Visa : Transit Visa

Transit Visa

From 15 June 2019, visa applicants have to apply online. 

 
In order to access online visa application, please go to https://thaievisa.go.th/Home

Applicants are required to set up an account and submit visa applications as an individual, or apply through travel agencies as previously, where travel agencies will submit online applications on their behalf.  However, supporting documents have to be attached and payment has to be made online through secured portal.  Applicants can either book an appointment to submit their passports and visa applications in person at the Embassy, or submit them by post (for those who are eligible to do so). Failure to attach supporting documents properly could result in rejection of visa application.

Effective from 1 April 2019, the Embassy will increase visa fees in correspondence to the changes in currency exchange rate. Click here for the new fees.

 

Purposes of Transit visas      
This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes :

 

  • To travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country (category "TS")
  • To participate in sports activities (sportsmen, sportswomen, etc.)(category "S") ***

         *** Those who are scheduled to stay in the Kingdom longer than one month, Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” can be issued to them.***

  • The person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (category "C")

 

Required Documents     

Transit (up to 4 entries) - Type TS

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Financial evidence, e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter (10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family)
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand, e.g. Accommodation bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand (In case that traveller wants to stopover in Thailand)
  • Proof of legal residence in the UK or Ireland 
  • Visa of a third country in a passport or travel document (In case visa is required for that country)
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  • Transit (Sports) - For athletes participating in sports events (Type TS - S)
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Certificate from the concerned authority which supports the participation of the applicant or applicant’s agency in the UK or Ireland
  • Invitation letter from the sport event organiser 
  • Travel booking confirmation
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  • Transit (Crew) - For pilots, captains steering vehicles to Thailand’s ports or stations and crew (Type TS - C)
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Employment certificate as crew 

 

  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
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  • Documents in foreign languages must be translated into English and the translation must be certified  by the relevant embassy in London.

For your convenience of services, please kindly check the Embassy's working hours and official holidays here.

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Visa Fee           
Please visit Visa Fees page

 

Validity of a Visa            
The validity of a visa is 3 months.

       
Period of Stay          
Travellers coming to Thailand with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days.
       

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.
       

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