Visa Application

Securing Thai Visa

New Thai Visa Application Regulations

As a foreigner, you are required by Thai Immigration Law to initially enter the Kingdom on a Visa if you wish to have a long-term stay in Thailand.

This can be a visa (tourist visa for 60 days or non-immigrant visa for 90 days) issued by a Thai Embassy or Consulate outside of Thailand. You can also obtain a temporary stay with under the Visa Exemption Rule (VER). This allows citizens of 57 countries* permission to enter the Kingdom for a limited period of time (up to 30 days depending on the nationality) in accordance with Thai Immigration Law. This is commonly referred to as a 30-day stamp.

Under the new provisions of the Visa Exemption Rule (VER), visitors can now come regularly to Thailand without limiting their stay within a total of 90 days in a six-month period. Just keep in mind that under the VER, you are allowed 30 days maximum on each visit.

The restriction has already been abolished so tourists can now visit Thailand as often as they want, provided that they obtain 30-day entry stamp at airports and 15-day entry stamp if they are traveling via land borders. Thai Immigration Laws are revised on a regular basis for the convenience of tourists. However, immigration officials still recommend getting visas prior to arrival in Thailand, as they remind visitors that back-to-back short visas are not the proper way to extend the stay in the country on a long-term basis.

Visa on arrival

The VISA ON ARRIVAL allows passport holders of 19* countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements. To check you are legible CLICK HERE.

Visa Types Issued by Thai Embassies/Consulates:

  1. TOURIST (TR)

    • Tourism in Thailand

    • Not for Business or Employment purposes

    • Allowed to stay up to 60 days

    • Extension allowed for another 30 days

  2. BUSINESS (B)

    • Business in Thailand

    • Employed or Sponsored by Thai Company

    • Allowed to stay up to 90 days for single or 1 year for multiple entries

  3. EDUCATION (ED)

    • Study in Thailand

    • Allowed to stay up to 90 days for single or 1 year for multiple entries

  4. RETIREMENT OR MARRIAGE (O)

    • Retirement or Marriage

    • Retiree must be 50 years or older

    • Marriage must be to a Thai National

    • Allowed to stay up to 90 days for single or 1 year for multiple entries

List of countries which require International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination

The Ministry of Public Health has issued regulations that applicants who have travelled from or through the countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a Yellow Fever vaccination.

List of countries which require International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever VaccinationCLICK HERE.