From 15 June 2019, visa applicants in the UK and Ireland have to apply online.
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14 June 2019 will be the last day the Embassy will process visa application by post, submitted with the old visa application forms. Any old visa applications received after 14 June 2019 will be returned to the applicants.
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.
Please note that the Royal Thai Consulates in Cardiff, Gibraltar, Glasgow, Hull, and Liverpool in the UK, and in Dublin, Ireland, will continue to receive and process visa applications in the same way. Those who wish to apply for visa at the Royal Thai Consulates can continue to do so as usual.
Who Needs a Visa
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 10,000 Baht per person (approx. £250) and 20,000 Baht per family (approx. £500).
- 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.
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.
Thai Visa for Certain Nationals from the Middle East, South Asia and East Asia
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.