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Visa : Non-Immigrant visas

Non-Immigrant Visa

 

 

cc"F"ac To perform official duties.
"B" To conduct business, to work, to study teaching course, to work as an English teacher, to take scuba diving or boxing lessons, to work as a sport coach, to do an internship, to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter for a short period.
"IM" To invest with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries and Government Departments concerned.
"IB" To invest or perform other activities relating to investment, subject to the provision of the established laws on investment promotion.
"ED" To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminars, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk.
 "M" To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter.
"R" To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned.
"RS" To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute.
"EX" To undertake skilled work or to work as an expert or specialist.
"O"   To visit Thai spouse, children, parents, voluntary job, retirement (with State Pension)

"O-A"

For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working. 

"O-X"

For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working, and who are nationals of of (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America

 

 

Visa applicants are required to read carefully the details and requirements of each type of Non-Immigrant visas.
 

Please note :

  • The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.
  • In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided.
  • The applicant must sign on each page of the copy.
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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.**
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Visa Fee

Please visit Visa Fees page

 

Validity of visa and permitted length of stay   

  • Single Entry Visa will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa.  However, the permitted length of stay is up to 90 days from the date of your arrival in Thailand. Please carefully note the immigration stamp in your passport to make sure that you do not overstay your visa.
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  • Multiple Entries Visa will be valid for 1 year from the date of issueYou must enter Thailand within the validity of visa.   However, the permitted length of stay is up to 1 year from the date of your arrival in Thailand. Please carefully note the immigration stamp in your passport to make sure that you do not overstay your visa.

 

 

Required Documents

The applicants must submit the following relevant documents depending on the purpose of their visit. 

 

Basic Documents Required for ALL Types of Non-Immigrant Visa

 

  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages, as well as the photocopy of passport
  • Two (2) recent photos (taken within the past 6 months)
  • Supporting documents for the purpose of visit to Thailand. (Please see details for each type.)

 

The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the rights to request for other additional documents, depending on the type of Non-Immigrant Visa.

 

Additional Documents Required for EACH Type of Non-Immigrant Visas

 

Non-Immigrant Type F , IM , and R

 

  • Official note certifying the purpose of travel from the Government Agencies /Embassies and Consulates / International Organizations / State Enterprises in Thailand. ("F" / "B" / "ED" / "IM" / "R")

 

Non-Immigrant Type B

Letter from a company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand

  • Document showing correspondence with trading partners in Thailand.
  • Letter of invitation from companies qualified to employ foreigners.
  • Employment contract indicating rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications (document must be signed by authorized managing director and affixed the seal of the company)
  • Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom )
  • Copy of corporate documents; namely

            1) list of shareholders

            2) business registration and business license

            3) company profile

            4) details of business operation

            5) list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions

            6) map indicating the location of the company

            7) Balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and BusinessTax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year

            8) Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91) and

            9) Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20), etc.

  • Copy of educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from the prior employers, identifying job description and length of service time.
  • Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only),or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only)

 

Remarks:

For those foreigners who wish to work in Thailand, their employer in Thailand should submit Form WP3 (Application for applying a work permit on behalf of alien) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

 

One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits :


The One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits was established on 1 July 1997 by authority of the Regulations of the Office of Prime Minister promulgated on 30 June 1997. The objective of this centre is to simplify visa extension and permit issuance procedures to create a good investment environment. It aims to facilitate applications of visa extension and work permits (e.g., stay permission, re-entry permit, work permit). The Centre is located on Chamchuree Square Building, Floor 18th, Phatumwan, Bangkok.

 

Foreigners who are eligible to apply for visa extension and work permits at the One Stop Service Centre are:
             1.  Foreigner who is an executive or expert with privileges accorded to them by the following laws:
                      - Investment Promotion Act B.E. 2520 (1977)
                      - Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971)
                      - Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522 (1979)
            2.   Foreigner who is an investor.
                      -  If investing not less than 2 million Baht, he or she will be granted a 1 year permit.
                      -  If investing not less than 10 million Baht, he or she will be granted a 2 year permit.
            3.   Foreigner who is an executive or expert.
                      -  Foreigner’s associated company should be registered with capital or possess asset of not less than 30 million Baht.
            4.   Foreigner who is member of the foreign press must present a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a copy of an ID Press Card issued by the Department of Public Relations.
            5.   Foreigner who is a researcher or developer on science and technology.  
            6.   Foreigner who is employed in a branch office of an overseas bank, foreign banking office of an overseas bank, provincial foreign banking office of an overseas bank or a representative office of foreign bank in which all offices are certified by the Bank of Thailand.
            7.   Foreigner who works on the necessary and urgent basis for a period of no longer than 15 days.
            8.   Foreigner who is an official of the representative office for foreign juristic persons concerning the International Trading Business and Regional Office of Transnational Corporation in accordance to the Foreign Business Act B.E. 2542 (1999).
            9.   Foreigner who is an expert on information technology.
           10.  Foreigner who works at regional operating headquarters.

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Teacher)

Requirement

Visa regulation of Thailand concerning the visa applicant from English native speaking countries who wishes to apply for an appropriate visa to work as a teacher in Thailand both on employment basis and voluntary basis is as follows :


Required Documents
 

1. On Employment Basis

The applicant must apply for non-immigrant visa, Type “B” at the Royal Thai Embassy. The applicant is required to submit : 

  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages, as well as the photocopy of passport
  • Two (2) recent photos (taken within the past 6 months)
  • A photocopy of certification of bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • A photocopy of a Criminal record clearance certificate in the United Kingdom or Ireland (issued by the national police department not older than 6 months)
  • A photocopy of school registration document
  • A letter of an acceptance as a teacher from the school address to the Royal Thai Embassy

 
If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “B”, single entry with three months validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days.

Once the applicant arrives Thailand, the education institution will apply a teacher license at the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of University Affairs and also apply for work permit at the Ministry of Labour for the applicant. The work permit will be issued within 7 working days.

After granted teacher license and work permit, the applicant is required to submit teacher license, work permit, employment contract and employment certificate to the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok in order to apply for visa extension to cover the term of employment.


2. On Voluntary Basis

The applicant must apply for a non-immigrant visa, type “O” at the Embassy. The applicant is required to submit an official recommendation letter from the organization in Thailand to the Embassy. Information on the term of voluntary work of the applicant in Thailand have to be provided for the Embassy’s consideration. If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “O”, single entry with three month validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days. In case the applicant wishes to extend the duration of stay in Thailand, the applicant is required to apply with the Immigration Bureau in Thailand by enclosing an official introduction letter of the Organization in Thailand.

Please be informed that a foreigner who is holding a Thai tourist visa is not permitted to work as an English teacher in Thailand, even on a voluntary basis.

 

 

Non-Immigrant Type IB

 

  • Letter from Thailand's Board of Investment.

 

 

Non-Immigrant Type ED

 

  • Transcript/Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes

 

 

  • Non-Immigrant Type M

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  • Applicant who wishes to work as a film-producer, journalist, or reporter, may apply for this type of visa.

  • First, the applicant has to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to seek a filming permit at the MFA Media Online Service.

Once approved, the applicant has to apply for visa at the Royal Thai Embassy, submitting the following :

- passport (validity over 6 months) and at least 2 blank pages

- 2 recent photos

- visa application form

- filming permit

- letter of employment to confirm the media trip

 

 

Non-Immigrant Type O 

 

  • For dependent child (age below 20 years): A copy of birth certificate, a copy each of employment letter, passport and visa of the parent who is going to work in Thailand, and a copy of registration of the company or organisation where the parent will work 
  • For accompanying spouse : A copy of marriage certificate, a copy each of employment letter, passport and visa of the  leading spouse, and a copy of registration of the company or organisation where the spouse will work
  • For accompanying a Thai spouse : A copy of marriage certificate, a copy of Thai passport/a copy of Thai ID of spouse, and (3 months bank statement showing monthly income of more than £1,400 annually.)
  • For accompanying a Thai child : A copy of Thai birth certificate, a copy of the Thai child's passport/Thai ID, a copy of marriage certificate to a Thai spouse or divorce paper/child custody paper (in case of divorce), and (3 months bank statement showing monthly income of more than £1,400 annually.)
  • For working at an NGO/volunteer work : An official recommendation letter or employment letter from NGO or organisation which undertakes volunteer work in Thailand, registration document of NGO or volunteer organisation
  • For pensioner (aged 50 or over) : A copy of pension statement if the applicant is a pensioner or a copy of 1 month bank statement showing your income from pension. 

 

 

 

Non-Immigrant Type O- A (Long Stay) 1 Year per entries/Multiple entries/ 1 year validity 

 

  • Two (2) sets of application forms and 2 recent photos.
  • An additional application form for O-A
  • Bank statement or evidence of adequate finance showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate with monthly income of not less than 65,000 Baht, (approximately £18,000.00 / annum) or a deposit account plus a monthly income totalling not less than 800,000 Baht. If you send a copy of bank statement, the original reference letter from the banking concerned is necessary.
  • Certificate of criminal record clearance from own country and country of permanent residence with validity of at least 3 months. Applicants residing in the United Kingdom will need to have a police clearance issued only from here.
  • Medical Record proving applicant has never been infected with contagious disease with validity at least 3 months (in accordance with Immigration Act B.E.2522)
  • If you wish to be accompanied by spouse, the marriage certificate will be attached. But your spouse will be granted Non-Immigrant “O” instead of “O-A”(Long Stay)
  • Applicant must be of age 50 years old or over.

Note: 

- Please submit the originals of bank statement, criminal record check, and medical record, as well as one photocopy of each document. In case that an applicant could not submit the original documents, the Embassy will accept the photocopies which have been certified by a Notary Public officer or Solicitors.

- The consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary. 

 

 

Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” (Long Stay) 5 Year per entries/Multiple entries

 

On 22 November 2016, the Cabinet of Thailand approved scheme which allows nationals from 14 countries to stay in Thailand for the maximum period of 10 years. In order to enjoy this new scheme, the applicants must apply for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy /Royal Thai Consulate-General (when applying outside Thailand) or the Immigration Bureau (when applying in Thailand).

 

The purpose of this type of visa is to promote long stay for foreign traveler to Thailand. Nationals of 14 countries with the age of 50 years old or over can apply for a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa and stay in Kingdom for the maximum period of 10 years (5 years according to visa validity plus an extension for another 5 years). The visa fee is 10,000 baht (or local currency equivalent if applying outside Thailand).

 

In accordance with the Notification of the Ministry of Interior Re: Authorization for Certain Groups of Aliens to enter the Kingdom  on exceptional case on Long-Stay Purpose in accordance with the Cabinet Resolution, date 22 November B.E. 2599 (2016) ( effective from 11 August 2017), foreigners with the following qualification and supporting documents may apply for a multiple- entry Non-O-X visa:

 

Applicants’ qualifications

  1. Age of 50 years old or over
  2. Applicants must be passport holder or nationality of (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America
  3. Financial qualifications
  • Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht; or
  • Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 1.8 million Baht and have income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht per year. Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.

The money in (a) and (b) must be kept in bank account at least 1 year before withdrawing and, within another next year, the money must be left in the account with the amount of not less than 1.5 million Bath and can only be spent in Thailand.

  1. Applicants must have no forbidden diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction and third stage of Syphilis.
  2. Applicants must have Thai medical insurance during their stay in Thailand (per the approval of the Office of Insurance Commission) and medical claims for outpatient must not be less than 40,000 Baht, for inpatient must not be less than 400,000 baht.

 

Required Documentation

  1. Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel and at least 2 blank pages
  2. Two (2) sets of application forms and 2 recent photos (size 4 X 6 cm. taken within the last 6 months)
  3. One (1) biography
  4. Financial evidence
    • Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contract information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand;

OR

  • Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contract information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with amount of not less than 1.8 million baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (local currency equivalent) per year. (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)
  1. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of nationality. In case the applicants have permanent residence in other country, they must provide the aforementioned document from both country of nationality and country of permanent residence.
  2. Medical certificate from the country where the applicants apply visa stating that applicants don’t have any prohibited diseases according to the Ministerial regulation No.14 (B.E.2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must not be issued over 3 months.
  3. Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which has insurance money for outpatient not less than 40,000 Baht and for inpatient not less than 400,000 Baht. Please check < http://longstay.tgia.org> for more information regarding the insurance requirement.
  4. Visa fee: 10,000 Baht (local currency equivalent -- 250 GBP for the United Kingdom)

Spouse and child, age under 20 years old, can apply for Non-O-X visa and must have the flowing required documents

  1. Spouse (no age restriction) must show a copy of marriage certificate together with documents stated in 1 - 8
  2. Child age under 20 years old must show a copy of birth certificate or proof of legitimate child and also have to submit documents number 1 – 3,7 and 8

 

How to apply for Non-O-X Visa (in case of applying outside Thailand)

  1. Foreigners who have the required qualification and supporting documents as stated above may apply for Non-O-X Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate - General in the country of their nationality or where they have permanent residence.
  2. The Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General examines the qualifications and supporting documents and informs the result to the applicants.
  3. In case that the visa is approved, foreigners (main applicant, spouse and lawful child under 20 years old) will obtain a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa with visa validity of 5 years
  4. Upon arrival in Thailand, the immigration officer will grant the Non-O-X visa holders the stay permit in the Kingdom for the period of not exceeding 5 years according to visa validity.

Note: 

- Please submit the originals of required documentation stipulated above, as well as one photocopy of each document. In case that an applicant could not submit the original documents, the Embassy will accept the photocopies which have been certified by a Notary Public officer or Solicitors.

- The consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.

 

Other Useful Information

  • Benefits of Non-O-X visa holders
  • Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).
  • Can purchase vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).
  • Can purchase condominium (proceed in accordance with the condominium Act).
  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with other type of Visa/Visa Exemption may contact the immigration Bureau and Apply for Non-O-X visa.
  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with Non-O-X visa may change from Non-O-X type of other type of visa by submitting request to Immigration Bureau. Spouse and child’s visa approval will be changed according to status of the main applicant. However, spouse can apply for Non-O-X by himself/herself if he/she meets the qualifications.
  • Spouse/child who does not qualify for Non-O-X visa may apply for other type of non-immigrant visa in order to stay in Thailand with the Non-O-X visa holder.
  • Upon the completion of 90 days stay period in Thailand, foreigners must notify the Immigration Bureau of their residence in Thailand and shall repeat at every 90 days interval.
  • Foreigners must report, in person, to the immigration officer every 1 year for the examination of the qualifications and supporting documents.
  • Stay permit of the Non-O-X visa holders may be revoked due to following conditions:
  • Foreigners do not have financial evidence as per stipulated by above qualifications such as:

- The sum of money in the bank account is less than 3 million Bath at the end of the first year of stay period in Thailand.

- The sum of money in the bank account is less than 1.5 million Baht at the end of the second year of stay period in Thailand, and/or the money in said account was spent outside Thailand.

     2) Foreigners do not have insurance as per stipulated by above qualifications

     3) Foreigners pose threat to peace and security of Thailand.

    4) Foreigners work without permission.

 

 

Remarks:

  • Passport holders of Afghanistan, Algerian, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Central African Republic, the People's Republic of 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 are requested to file an application in person at the Thai Embassy where they have their permanent residence.
  • The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.
  • In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided
  • The applicant must sign on each page of the copy
  • Documents in foreign languages must be translated in Thai. If translated into English, it should be notarised by notary organs or the applicant's diplomatic/ consular mission.

 


Validity of a Visa

  • Single entry: 3 months. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa from the date of issue.
  • Multiple entry: 1 year. You must enter Thailand on your final visit before expiry of the visa from the date of issue.


Validity of Stay

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.


Extension of Stay

Those qualified persons can obtain an additional one year stay permit counting from the date of entry in the Kingdom pertaining to the Office of the Immigration Bureau's regulations on extension of stay. The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

N.B. Applicants wishing to stay in the Kingdom longer than 90 days, have to file their application either at the Thai consular mission aboard or at the Office of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road,Bangkok 10120 , Tel (662) 287-3101-10 (or website at http://www.immigration.go.th) . The consular officer must refer the case to the Office of Immigration Bureau for approval. Upon receiving approval, the consular officer may issue the visa as instructed by the Bureau.