Visa on Arrival Requirements

Thailand Visa on Arrival

What are the requirements for visa on arrival?

Visa on arrival requirements are as follows:

  • Return Ticket
  • ID picture with white background (size=3.5cm x 4.5cm)
  • Hotel accommodation information
  • 10,000THB/Single person or 20,000THB/Family or equivalent to local currency

The length of stay for visa on arrival is up to 15 days.


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  1. Ram Das
    July 5, 2024

    I am from India and wanted to visit Thailand in August 2024. Do I need Visa on Arrival on Thailand airport on that time. Since it is free for India till 11 Nov 2024? Or we can directly go to the immigration office?

    • July 5, 2024

      Hello, Ram Das.

      A Visa on Arrival is a visa you receive upon arriving in Thailand. As you are an Indian passport holder, you are eligible to enter Thailand with the Visa on Arrival.

      For immigration-related questions, we recommend that you join the community here to learn more about how to enter Thailand:

  2. Aishwarya
    June 15, 2024

    I am coming from India. What is the photo size for Visa on Arrival?

    • June 18, 2024

      Hello, Aishwarya.

      The passport photo size should be 35mm x 45mm.

      For immigration-related questions, we recommend that you join the community here to learn more about how to enter Thailand:

  3. Prakash
    June 8, 2024

    Hello i am from india and i want to know how many days i can stay on visa on arrival

  4. Neil Rathbone
    May 30, 2024

    Hello I am an Australian citizen I have already this calendar year traveled to Thailand by air I am traveling again by air in June will I still get a visa exemption

    • May 30, 2024

      Hello, Neil Rathbone.

      There is no entry limit for entering Thailand through the Visa Exemption Scheme if you are traveling by air.

  5. Siti Aminah
    May 28, 2024

    Hey ….
    Am Indonesian and my husband Pakistan,we want to visit Thailand,and how I get visa for my husband?
    We are living in Indonesia
    Can we apply visa online?
    Need replay asap

    • May 29, 2024

      Hello, Siti Aminah.

      Unfortunately, as of this writing, your husband is not eligible to apply for an e-visa, but he can still apply for a visa at the nearest Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate.

  6. Manoj
    May 27, 2024

    I’m indian citizens now visa on arrival 30days for indian

    • May 27, 2024

      Hello, Manoj.

      Yes, Indians are eligible for the Visa on Arrival, but it is only valid for 15 days. If you are looking to remain in Thailand for 30 days, then entering he Visa Exemption Scheme would be best.

  7. Anurag khurana
    February 12, 2024


    I will be visiting Thailand on 20/5/24 and will be returning on 26/5/24. My Passport is expiring on 16/10/24.
    Will it be valid.

    • February 14, 2024

      Hello, Anurag Khurana.

      You will need a passport with a validity of at least 6 months or more to travel to Thailand on a Tourist Visa.

  8. Charan
    January 4, 2024

    Can I get visa on arrival with 3 months validity passport

    • José luis
      February 5, 2024

      Hey i AM from guatemala can inapply gor a visa on Arrival in march 2024?

    • February 6, 2024

      Hello, Jose Luis.

      Unfortunately you will not be able to come to Thailand through the Visa on Arrival or through the Visa Exemption Scheme, as Guatemala is not one of the listed countries. If you wish to come to Thailand, you will need to apply for a Thai visa.

    • May 29, 2024

      Hello, Charan.

      Yes, you can enter Thailand with a Visa on Arrival, if you have a passport with 3 months validity remaining. The minimum passport validity for a Visa on Arrival is 30 days.

  9. Prerna
    October 11, 2022

    Dear sir/Ma’am,

    What is the visa on arrival photo requirements?
    There are different Measurements mentioned at different places.
    Kindly specify

    • October 11, 2022

      Dear Prerna,

      The visa photo dimension is 4cm x 6cm.

    • apurba sarkar
      February 4, 2024

      I am apurba sarkar,living in Bulgaria & bulgarian passport holder. I wish to visit Bangkok for 5 days from 27.08 to 31.08.24 with my family. But we wish to fly from Dhaka BD. & we shall back to Dhaka. We have ticket Sofia – Dhaka – Sofia .Is it so early to submit doccument in the Thai embassy in Bucharest, Romania for entry visa ? Is it better option to take VoA in the airport? Thakns.

    • February 6, 2024

      Hello, Apurba Sarkar.

      If you’re only intending to stay in Bangkok for 5 days, then a Visa On Arrival will be the easier way around, as you will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of 15 days.

  10. Rounak
    October 10, 2022

    Dear Sir/Mam,

    We are travelling to Thailand on the 14th of Oct 2022, me and my wife is Vaccinated. Do my Kids need to do RTPCR they are 5 years and 8 years old.

  11. Navjot Koiur
    September 28, 2022

    I am an Indian citizen, currently based in Spain. The app, ThailandPlus is not downloadable here in Spain. What do in do in that case. Please help. I am travelling to Thailand on the 4th November till 15th November 2022

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Navjot,

      The ThailandPlus app is no longer required. Thailand has removed all COVID entry requirements starting October 1, 2022.

  12. sujata
    July 26, 2022

    hi i m Sujata from India, planning to travel to Phuket in Aug 2022 along with my 4 year old baby, I have been vaccinated with 2 doses of Co-vaxin but have not taken booster dose, is it fine or do i have to take it before coming

    • July 26, 2022

      Hello Sujata,

      You are considered fully vaccinated if you have already your second dose vaccine. Just provide your proof of vaccine for your travel requirement in Thailand.

      Thank you.

  13. Rinchen Dorji
    June 17, 2022

    My daughter is 3 months old and we are planning to get visa on arrival. Does she need to make Visa to enter thailand? We are from Bhutan.

    • June 17, 2022

      Dear Rinchen,

      Yes, all of you will pay 2000 THB each for the visa on arrival. You will pay for it when you land in Thailand. Also, please make sure you register for Thai Pass before you come to Thailand.
      Thank you.

  14. Isabelle
    September 5, 2020

    hello, I live in Dominican republic but Haitian by origin, I’d like to apply for a tourist visa but there’s no Thailand embassy where I’m living so how do I do that please?

    • September 10, 2020

      Dear Isabelle,
      If there is no Thai Embassy in Dominican Republic, you may check the Thai Embassy in your neighbouring countries if they can process your visa next year when the travel ban is lifted.
      Thank you.

  15. Arvin
    April 27, 2020

    My friend is 17 and from Bulgaria, I am 18 and I am from India. Can my friend still get visa on arrival being 17 years old, provided she has all the other requirements?

    • April 27, 2020

      Visa on Arrival for Indian and Bulgarian has been suspended until September 30th. As for the age requirement, it is actually a requirement of the airline for an adult to accompany the minor to travel.

    • Jaz
      May 11, 2020

      – is on arrival visa is suspended until 30 sep for saudi also ?

      – Can i extend stay on thailand for 7 days if iam saudi ? also whats the penalty for staying couple of days more if visa expired?


    • May 11, 2020

      Yes visa on arrival has been suspended until September 30 and also, no foreigners will be allowed to enter Thailand for the whole month of May. If you wish to stay in Thailand more than 14 days, it is recommended that you will apply for a Thai tourist visa issued at Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia.

  16. Keith Melbourne
    March 21, 2020

    Hi, I want to go to Thailand. Can I go now or do I need a medical certificate? I’m 67 years old.

    • In order for you to enter Thailand you need the following: present a valid Health Certificate with a negative COVID-19 laboratory test result issued within 72 hours of flight departure upon check-in. The lab test and examination date must be clearly stated on the health certificate and health insurance document that provides at least USD 100,000 COVID-19 coverage in Thailand.

  17. watcharawin butnamtong
    March 13, 2020

    My friend holds a Russian passport and he needs to do VISA on arrival or he can come to Thailand without VISA because I see in the list of Visa on arrival have Russian on the list please make it clear. Thank you.

    • Russian passport holders may still enter Thailand under the 30-day bilateral agreements between Thailand and Russia. Aside from the passport, the traveler must present a valid Health Certificate with a negative COVID-19 laboratory result issued within 72 hours of flight departure (applicable to all nationalities) upon check-in. The lab test and examination date must be clearly stated on the health certificate and health insurance document that provides at least USD 100,000 coverage in Thailand.

  18. Anne
    November 2, 2018

    We are Danish citizens going for a package trip to Phuket with TUI for one week, my son’s password expires on 03JUN2019, will that be ok for visa on arrival?

    • November 13, 2018

      For the Thai immigration, it will be fine. Kindly contact the airline company if they will allow your son to board with nearly expired passport.

  19. arvind
    September 8, 2018

    I m from Botswana and currently living in Malaysia. I have been working in Malaysia since last 3 years. Can i get Thailand visa on arrival ?
    I have booked my flight on 9 September.

    • September 10, 2018

      If you have work visa in Malaysia, you can apply for a Thai tourist visa at the Thai embassy in Malaysia. You must have a visa before flying to Thailand.

  20. amir hussain
    August 6, 2018

    sir i m a pakistani passport holder so i wanna ask to pakistan passport can get transit visa ?

    • August 7, 2018

      You need to contact the Thai embassy directly in Pakistan or in the country of your residence and apply for the appropriate visa.

  21. Chaitanya
    August 3, 2018

    Hello there, I am an Indian working in Malaysia.

    My query is that would it be OK to enter in Phuket (I will take visa on arrival in Phuket international airport) and exit from Bangkok?

  22. Ms. Cheong
    July 31, 2018


    We would like to check with you, my boss is Malaysian. The family would like to travel to Krabi for Holiday. They want to bring the Indonesia Domestic Helper to help out the Kids. Can they do Visa Upon Arrival at Krabi International Airport.

    • August 1, 2018

      Malaysian and Indonesian passport holder can enter Thailand under visa exemption for 30days.

  23. Rusiana
    June 7, 2018


    I would have a layover for 17 hrs in Bangkok for my flight back from London to Indonesia. If I want to book a hotel nearby airport, do I need to get the visa on arrival?

  24. George
    April 16, 2018


    I am a confused about the requirements.In some websites the dimensions for photo is 4×6 but in some others is 3.5×4.5 . Also, the amount of cash in some websites is 10.000per person and 20.000 per family but in some others is 20.000 per person and 40.000 per family. Is there any change to the requirements? Which one is the correct?

    Thank you