Visa on Arrival from Laos


Hello, we have a visa question. We are still in Laos but want to go back to Bangkok soon. When we will cross the Thai border, we will just get a visa for 2 weeks for free. But we want to stay a time like 67 weeks in Thailand. Is there a possibility to get a tourist visa for 90 days in Bangkok, such as a visa on arrival? Or can we only get a tourist visa in an embassy outside Thailand?

You can only obtain a 60 day tourist visa at the Thai embassy outside Thailand. If you wish you may apply form the Thai embassy in Laos.


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  1. Zar Nay
    February 9, 2024

    I’m Myanmar citizen working in Laos right now how could i get a visit Visa to Thailand for one month.

    • February 14, 2024

      Hello, Zar Nay.

      You will need to check if the Embassy in Laos will accept your application for a Tourist Visa from foreign passport holders. If they do, you can then apply for a Tourist Visa and come to Thailand.

  2. Danny
    October 14, 2022

    I’m indian passport holder. Can I get visa on arrival to Thailand from land border at Laos?

    • October 20, 2022

      Dear Danny,

      At the moment, the information that we have is that it is possible by air travel only. However, you may contact border run companies regarding this matter.
      Thank you.

  3. Jaz
    May 10, 2020

    – what if my departure date exceed my 15 days visa on arrival?

    – Can i extend my visa to another 15 days as saudi passport holder without need of exit thailand?

    Best Regards,

    • May 11, 2020

      If you are staying more than 15 days, please apply for a proper tourist visa from Thai Embassy in Saudi prior to coming to Thailand.

  4. Delyan
    August 16, 2018

    Dear Mrs./Mr.,

    I am not quite clear whether I can obtain a visa on arrival at a land border crossing, given that as a Bulgarian passport holder I am entitled to such?

    Thanks in advance!

    • August 17, 2018

      Bulgaria passport holder can enter Thailand under visa on arrival for 15days. This can be either air or land border entry.

  5. Kesang Kansakar
    May 31, 2018

    I am a Nepalese Passport holder but I work and live in India. Can I get a Visa on Arrival at the Airport? If not, will Thai consulate in India process my visa?

    • June 1, 2018

      For Nepal passport holder, if you have a working visa in India, you can apply for a Thai tourist visa at the Thai embassy in India.

    October 28, 2016

    Dear Sir,
    I would like to ask a question. I have an Ethiopian friend that need to visit Thailand. Could you please tell me for how many days he can stay and if he can get a tourist visa at the immigration desk in Suvarnabumi airport?

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • November 1, 2016

      Ethiopian passport holders may apply for a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 15 days. Your friend can apply for the visa at the Suvarnabhumi Airport before passing through the immigration checkpoint.

  7. Jaroslav
    October 19, 2016

    Hello everyone,

    I have one question. I am ready to go to Thailand for 2 weeks. Will I be able to get a Thai tourist visa in Thai airport? With passport and ticket.

  8. huschen
    August 31, 2016

    I am Chinese and plan to cross over to Thailand from Laos across the friendship bridge between Thakhek (Laos) and Nakhon Phanom (Thailand).

    Can I apply for on-arrival visa at this border?

    Thank you very much.

  9. Russell Watts
    April 30, 2016

    I am an Australian and my fiancee is a Thai national and we are returning to Thailand soon and I will be traveling on a 30 tourist visa without a return itinerary because I may have to return to Australia for a court hearing in regards to a worker’s compensation claim that I have lodged and I do not know what date the hearing will be or even if there will be a hearing, the insurance company may settle out of court. Will I have any problems entering Thailand without the return itinerary being booked?

    • May 4, 2016

      You definitely do not need a visa to enter Thailand. You are visa exempted and you can stay up to 30 days without a visa. You just need to show proof of funds, accommodation, onward flight or travel (to other countries or to home country) and passport valid for at least 6 months. It is free of charge. If you do not have a return flight, you can explain to the officer at the airport that you will exit Thailand through land border within 30 days after arrival.

  10. Alisha Robinson
    February 8, 2016

    Can Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago get a visa on arrival in Thailand to get on princess cruise ship in Koh Samui?

    Need a quick reply.

    • February 10, 2016

      Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago are required to apply for a visa before travelling to Thailand.

  11. Sandeep
    January 13, 2016

    Hello Sir,

    I have my return journey ticket confirmed on a connecting flight from Krabi-Singapore-Chennai. Will I be eligible for Visa on arrival?


  12. Akhil Bajaj
    December 11, 2015

    Hi, I am an Indian, and will be arriving to Bangkok on Sunday. I plan to go to Laos through Nakhon Phanom for a day trip by road. On the way back from Laos, will I be able to get a visa on arrival at the Nakhon Phanom road checkpost ? I have a flight out on from Bangkok on Thursday.

  13. Rafi Siddiqi
    July 14, 2015

    dear Sir

    is there any possibility for Afghan peoples to get Tourist arrival Visa in Bangkok? i will be waiting for the respond soon.


    • July 20, 2015

      Citizens of Afghanistan are not eligible for the visa on arrival. They are required to apply for a visa before entering Thailand.