Tourist Visa to Thailand


Thailand Visa

Thai Tourist Visa
Thailand is a beautiful country. Long regarded as the jewel of Asia, its tropical weather and rich culture act as natural magnets for those around the world. Year after year, visitors return for affordable holidays and unique experiences.

A large part of Thailand’s commerce is tourism. As the tourism hub of Asia, millions of travelers help generate revenue each year. Businesses cater to providing the best experience for holidaymakers, and as Covid fades, travel restrictions ease and borders open. It is time to once again venture into the world.

Travel is almost as easy as it was before the pandemic, but like pre-Covid times, there are certain guidelines and processes for entering Thailand. This page will show how you can visit Thailand for an extended holiday.

Visiting Thailand as Tourist

Visiting Thailand is easy. Many nationalities can visit the Land of Smiles without a visa under the Visa on Arrival rule or Visa Exemption scheme. These options allow visitors to stay for up to 30 or 45 days.

Tourists are travelers who visit the country for leisure. It is important to note that a tourist cannot work or conduct business while in the country. If a visitor is traveling for a purpose other than leisure, they will need to look at other visa options.

For holiday makers who know 30 days is never long enough, they can apply for a Tourist Visa at a local Thai Embassy or Consulate in their country.

What is a Thailand Tourist Visa?

A Thailand Tourist Visa is a stamp or document placed in your passport. It is needed to enter Thailand for tourism. It is issued by a Thai embassy or Consulate in your country and stamped on your passport upon arrival at the airport in Thailand. A tourist visa can be extended while in Thailand if you want to stay longer. The tourist visa should not be confused with the Visa Exemption stamp issued at the airport.

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Requirements for a Tourist Visa to Thailand

When applying for a tourist visa, there are certain documents needed, and a fee is paid on application. The documents and fee can change anytime and without prior notice, so contact your local embassy before organizing your application.

Documents Required

  • Passport or travel document with an expiry date of no less than 6 months
  • Visa application form (filled out)
  • One(1) recent 4 x 6cm. photograph of the applicant
  • Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
  • Proof of financial means (10,000 baht per person/20,000 baht per family)
  • Proof of Hotel or private accommodation booking

Consular Officers reserve the right to request additional documents if deemed necessary. It is advisable to allow enough time before traveling to lodge your application as there is an influx of travelers applying now that Covid is less of a priority.

Visa Fee

  • US $30.00 (or equivalent) per entry. The Tourist Visa fee is subject to change, so it is recommended to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or consulate in your area before lodging your paperwork.

During the pandemic, applications could be lodged online in certain countries. Contact your Embassy to confirm if you need to apply in person.

Length of Stay

There is a 60-day Tourist Visa that can be extended for additional 30 days, and the 90-day Special Tourist Visa (STV), which allows two 90-day visa extensions at the local immigration office. There are certain requirements needed for the STV, but it allows a visitor to stay in Thailand for up to 9 months. The STV will be available until September 2022.

It is easy to apply for a Tourist visa, but if you would like help with the paperwork and processes to streamline your approval, there are companies that can assist.

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Package 1: 395 USD (for UK and US only)

  • Unlimited Online Visa Consultation
  • Assistance in visa application (non-immigrant O visa and tourist visa)
  • Assistance in booking a hotel
  • Assistance in booking insurance
  • Assistance in booking the flight

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  • Unlimited Online Visa Consultation
  • Extensive checklist of required documents
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Covid and Vaccination Requirements

As of today, travelers must be vaccinated or have completed an RT-PCR or Pro-ATK test (if unvaccinated) before entering Thailand. The test result must be no older than 72 hours before departure from a home country. ATK self-test results are not accepted.

Proof of this paperwork is not required before leaving a home country, but Airline staff and Immigration Officers are conducting random checks of passengers arriving in the country. Airlines may deny boarding, or Thai Immigration Officers may deny entry to the country if these documents cannot be presented when asked.

Children under 18 will enter Thailand the same way as their parents. If a child travels with unvaccinated parents, they will need to provide proof of Covid tests.

Travel Insurance for Visitors to Thailand

With travel restrictions eased, Thailand removed the need for travelers to provide proof of a valid Covid Insurance policy. It is important to note that foreign visitors are not eligible for free medical care while in Thailand. If a foreigner requires medical attention, they will need to cover any expenses themselves.

Travel insurance is a wise choice for people traveling abroad. It not only covers Covid-related incidents but also:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Personal injury & accidents
  • Missed or delayed flights
  • Damage to belongings
  • Lost luggage

To ensure you have the best cover possible while visiting Thailand and to avoid potential exclusions or conditions, choose Travel Insurance that is designed for Thailand.

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Checklist for Tourists Visiting Thailand

After receiving your Thailand tourist visa from the Thai Embassy or consulate, a traveler should prepare the following documents before traveling to Thailand:

  • Valid visa in your passport
  • Vaccination Certificate or  RT-PCR / Pro-ATK test result.
  • Printed Travel Insurance certificate
  • Copy of confirmed hotel booking
  • Copy of confirmed flight reservation

Validity of the Tourist Visa and Permit to Stay

The validity of a tourist visa ranges from 3 months to 6 months, depending on the number of entries you make across a land border or airport. If you arrive in Thailand through an international airport, you will be stamped with 60-day permission to stay for a normal Tourist Visa, or 90 days if arriving with the Special Tourist Visa.

Don’t have a valid date for the visa and the permit to stay. The validity of the visa as stated on your visa sticker is the time you have to use the visa or enter Thailand. The permit to stay is the number of days you may legally stay in Thailand. The permit to stay is the stamp you receive when you arrive at the airport or border.

Want to stay in Thailand for 5, 10, or 20 years? Consider the Thai Elite Visa program.

Tourist Visa Extension in Thailand

If you enter Thailand via airport or land border, you will be stamped with a 60-day permission to stay at the immigration post. You must exit the country before the stamp expiry date.

However, the permit to stay can be extended if you want to spend more time in Thailand. You can apply for an extension to stay at a local Immigration Office. A 60-day Tourist visa can be extended for another 30 days, and the STV will be extended for 90 days. The cost for both extensions is 1900 baht.

Remember, an extension of stay approval is at the discretion of the immigration officer processing your application.

With the above information, it is easy to head abroad again. The Land of Smiles is ready to welcome visitors back and provide the unique, memorable experiences it is famous for.

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335 Comments

  1. Bala
    November 3, 2022
    Reply

    I am unvaccinated can I travel to bangkok and do I need to have other vaccine ( eg: yellow fever, malaria)

  2. Robert Marsico
    October 30, 2022
    Reply

    Hi everyone and Rex!. Thank you for the questions and answers. I bought a plane ticket from usa to Bangkok. My travel dates are December -02-2022 to February-22-2023. I do not have any visa. When I land in Bangkok will I need to get a visa or can I visit a nearby country after 44 days and return to Thailand a few days later?

    • November 2, 2022

      Dear Robert,

      You have 2 options:
      1. Apply for a 60-day Tourist Visa online at https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ This visa allows you to stay for 60 days upon entry with an option to extend for 30 additional days.
      2. Travel to Thailand under Visa Exemption. You will receive 45 days upon entry with an option to extend for 30 additional days.

      Thank you.

  3. Navya N
    October 20, 2022
    Reply

    Should an individual carry 10000 tbh in cash or can a bank statement be provided

    • October 20, 2022

      Dear Navya,

      The entry requirement is that, you have a proof of funds. You can carry cash, credit card, debit card or bank statement.
      Thank you.

  4. Raja
    October 20, 2022
    Reply

    How can I approach near by Thai embassy for getting my visa .i am from south India

    • October 20, 2022

      Dear Raja,

      For the Indian passport holder, you can only apply for a Thai visa from the Thai embassy in the country where you have permanent residence or in the country of your nationality.
      Thank you.

  5. Amir Radaei
    October 20, 2022
    Reply

    Dear Sirs,
    I am holding Iranian passport and permanent residency of Germany.
    I am planning to visit Thailand in December, and i am wondering if I need a visa and if yes how it works?
    Best Regards
    Amir Radaei

    • October 20, 2022

      Dear Amir,

      Since you are currently residing and located in Germany, you can apply for the Thai visa at the Thai embassy or consulate in Germany. The visa application in Germany is done online. Please go to this website to apply for the visa: https://www.thaievisa.go.th/
      Thank you.

  6. Marta
    October 17, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,

    Now we can be in Thailand visa free for up to 45 days right?

    Thank you

  7. Sayeed
    October 12, 2022
    Reply

    Can I bring 270 USD equivalent to 10000 thai baht/person or I have to bring Thai baht only?

    • October 12, 2022

      Dear Sayeed,

      Yes, it is possible to show USD if you have no Thai baht. You only need to show it if the officer ask you to.
      Thank you.

  8. Basavaraj
    October 11, 2022
    Reply

    Hi ThaiEmbassy.

    I will be traveling to Thailand in November 2022 and will be staying there for 20 days.
    Can I get the On-Arrival Visa for 30 days?
    If yes, then how much will it cost?

    Thank You.

  9. Dennis
    October 3, 2022
    Reply

    Dear Thai Embassy,

    I made a mistake when booking my flight, so instead of the planned 60 days I will now be on holiday in Thailand for 62 days. Which visa would make the most sense for me? I am from Germany and would arrive in December.

    With kind regards
    Dennis

    • October 3, 2022

      Dear Dennis,

      You can enter Thailand under Visa Exemption program and you get 45 days when you arrive. Then, before the expiry of the entry stamp, you can visit the immigration office and ask for 30 days extension. The total stay is 75 days.
      Thank you.

  10. lalit
    October 3, 2022
    Reply

    hi, could you clarify weather it is compulsory to have travel insurance ?
    regards

    • October 3, 2022

      Dear Lalit,

      Travel insurance is optional but highly recommended to have one.
      Thank you.

  11. Julia
    September 29, 2022
    Reply

    Dear Sirs,

    Could you please advise if it is possible to prolong somehow tourist entry permit (30 days stamp in passport, that I have got on customs)? Can I get student’s visa being in Bangkok?

    Best Regards,
    Julia

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Julia,

      Yes, you may extend your current entry stamp for additional 30 days. You can do this at any local immigration office. The fee is 1900 Thai baht.
      About the plan to change to an ED visa, in some instances it might be possible to do it in Bangkok. We recommend for you to directly contact the school about this.

  12. Apollo Larosse
    September 28, 2022
    Reply

    Hello ThaiEmbassy,

    My situation:
    – Nationality: Belgium (but not registered in Belgium anymore)
    – Long-term residency in Bulgaria

    Questions:
    1) Where do I have to fix my visa?
    2) It says here that you need to show a roundtrip ticket, but after Thailand, I’m going to another country which is not defined yet… What to do?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Kind regards,
    Apollo

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Apollo,

      If you are travelling in October or later, you can enter Thailand without a visa. You can get 45 days Visa Exemption stamp which you are able to extend for additional 30 days the local immigration office for a fee of 1900 THB.

      Thank you.

  13. prakash luhar
    September 27, 2022
    Reply

    I am from india. I Want To Stay 24 Days In Thailand.
    so can i on arrival visa

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Prakash,

      When you travel to Thailand on or after October 1, 2022 you will be given 30 days Visa on Arrival.
      Thank you.

    • prakash luhar
      September 30, 2022

      thank you so much

  14. Yasir
    September 26, 2022
    Reply

    Hello sir,
    I am from Pakistan but serving in Sudan with UN and I have an official passport. I wish to travel to Thailand for 2 x weeks. I have seen the requirement of documents for applying for Visa where it is mentioned that I have to submit visa application form filled. May I know from where I can get the application form? Furthermore, there is no facility for online application in Sudan so I have to visit Thai embassy in Khartoum for the application.

  15. Muhammad Khan
    September 26, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,

    I have to visit Thailand for 2 weeks to attend IT workshop there, i have invitation letter from Thai Company which is inviting me to attend workshop. so what are the required documents to apply for Visa? please guide

    Regards
    Khan

  16. Ali
    September 26, 2022
    Reply

    Dear Team,

    My visa Is getting expired, however I would to extend my stay can I get a visa extension, kindly update.

    Do I need to exit the country and come back again and apply for visa.

    Kindly help

  17. Waisale Turuva
    September 26, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, I’m from Fiji and I will be travelling to Thailand (26th – 29th October) to attend a meeting.

    I wish to apply and pay cash for my Visa upon arrival into Bangkok Airport.

    I meet the necessary requirements as listed above.

    However, we do not have a Thai Embassy here, and was wondering as to where i can send an email to for my travel next month.

  18. George CARR
    September 26, 2022
    Reply

    We are Canadian citizens and would like to stay In Thailand for maximum 90 days …we understand there is a 60 day visa which can be extended by another 30 days at a local Immigration Office ..is that correct ? And what is the Visa called ? we will arrive in Thailand on the 5th November 2022 …we have proof of flights and accommodation and Medical Insurance coverage…what else would we need to apply electronically we are 85 and 83 so we need any help with information !
    Thank you ! George and Barbara CARR

  19. M Todd
    September 23, 2022
    Reply

    I am attempting to fill in the Thai e-visa form for the SINGLE STAY TOURIST VISA. Supporting documents re asking for a confirmation letter from employer, and the Identity of the person in Thailand asking me to stay. Neither is applicable – I am a UK citizen simply wanting a Thai TR visa.
    I cannot submit the form without providing some documentation.. Can you explain and help?

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Todd,

      You can upload your hotel booking for both sections in the application.
      Thank you.

  20. Canadian Traveller
    September 23, 2022
    Reply

    Hello, I am a Canadian passport holder and am hoping to visit Thailand next year. My Canadian passport will expire 5 months and 23 days after my arrival in Thailand, but my stay will only be for 14 days. Will I be permitted to enter Thailand, or will I need to get a new Canadian passport before I travel? Thank you!

  21. Karla
    September 22, 2022
    Reply

    I am Mexican and planning visit for 15 days Thailand with my family, do we need a visa?

    • September 30, 2022

      Dear Karla,

      No. You do not need a visa. You and your family can get Visa On Arrival. If you will arrive in October or later, you will be given 30 days permit to stay.
      Thank you.

  22. Martin Sternhufvud
    September 21, 2022
    Reply

    I plan to stay 60 days.
    Do I need to apply for visa for this?

  23. Pea E
    September 19, 2022
    Reply

    I don’t see SAMOA on your list of Nationalities.
    How do I apply for a Visitor visa please?

  24. VINOD KAKADE
    September 16, 2022
    Reply

    WHAT IS TOURIST VISA FEES FOR INDIAN TOURIST TO ENTER IN THAILND DURING MONTH OCTOBER 2022?

  25. Chew Wei Kheat
    September 15, 2022
    Reply

    Hi Sir/Madam,

    I need to apply for a 3 months visa to stay in Thailand, as my wife is from Thailand, and we have registered married legally in Malaysia only.
    What document needed from me to apply for this 3 months visa?
    Please help…Thanks !

  26. Sher
    September 15, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, what form do I need to complete to apply for a multiple entry tourist visa?

  27. htooeh
    September 14, 2022
    Reply

    HI
    DO I NEED VISA TO TRAVEL TO THAILND 37 DAYS ?
    THANKS

  28. Sumit
    September 13, 2022
    Reply

    Thai tourist visa is open or not right now ?? Some rumours shows it closed till 2 October?? Is it true??

  29. Rahul Maheshwari
    September 13, 2022
    Reply

    I have flight from Jaipur ( india) to Phuket via Changeover at DMK.
    Please let me know where I have to complete the immigration and Visa formalities at DMK or at Phuket.

  30. Hirwa
    September 12, 2022
    Reply

    What happens when a tourist finds a job in Thailand during his visit.
    Can his/her visa be changed?

  31. richard
    September 12, 2022
    Reply

    Has it been confirmed that the additional 15 days granted to exempt visa nations will go in effect on October 1 and last until March 2023?

    Thanks

  32. Sharon Hart
    September 12, 2022
    Reply

    My friend has a Canadian passport with 6 years validity left on it in her maiden name. She has been married for the past 3 years. When applying for her 60 day tourist visa would her marriage certificate be acceptable? Her proof of residency ie: drivers license is in her married name.

  33. Harsha Lingnur
    September 11, 2022
    Reply

    Hi we want to travel Thailand with 8 months baby..does baby require passport??

  34. VanDman
    September 10, 2022
    Reply

    This might be a silly question. I’d already got my Single-Entry 60 days TR visa. My original plan was to travel from US to Bangkok on October 1st. What if I start my vacation a couple of week earlier and visit Vietnam and Laos then go straight to Thailand. The flight information will not match what is on my approved TR visa application. Do I need to update my flight information?

  35. Vijay
    September 10, 2022
    Reply

    Hi

    Iam a Indian citizen. If I arrive on Sept 18th, with visa on arrival process, will I get 15 days or 30 days?

  36. mavis
    September 9, 2022
    Reply

    Hello
    how long will take to apply for Thailand tourist visa?
    what kind of documents should we send ?Thanks
    whats size of the photo

  37. Amber dubey
    September 8, 2022
    Reply

    Hi my name is amber dubey,i travelled thailand 3 times in 3 months,on arrival visa ,can I go again one time thailand on same visa

  38. Aye Myat Mon
    September 8, 2022
    Reply

    Hi ..
    I had a plan to go to Bkk with my babies who are 4 years old and 2 years old. they are Australian citizen and i’m the Permanent Resident of Australia by holding Myanmar passport. I’ll arrived bkk in 23th Nov 2022 and and depart from bkk is 26th dec 2022. so what and how i hv to do for entering to thailand, bkk. please give me some outlines .

    thanks

  39. Tony Hart
    September 8, 2022
    Reply

    Hi Yordmanu,thanks for your reply ,I am a UK citizen ,British..thanks for your help Tony

  40. Killua
    September 7, 2022
    Reply

    Hi,
    I’m Filipino I got 30 days visa when I exited at the malaysia border is it possible to get another 30 days visa extension in patong phuket? Thank you for your help

  41. Tony Hart
    September 7, 2022
    Reply

    Hi, can I extend my stay in Thailand if I enter via the 45 day entry scheme,if so,how many days can I stay after the initial 45 days thanks for your help.

  42. Chandler
    September 7, 2022
    Reply

    hello Yordmanu

    From Bangalore India, for a Thailand Tourist VISA the Thai Embassy representatives are asking for payslips or IT returns files of 2 years even though there’s sufficient balance in the bank statement shown to them. Is this mandatory? How can this be approached.

  43. Michal Gajewski
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    Hi I am Polish and will be in Thailand from the 1 Jan 2023 on a 60 day tourist visit and would like to extend it to another 30 days (will be 90 days in Thailand). I would like to spend some time in Thailand and plan to marry my thai girl later on. But the visa will be expired before that happens. So, iI leave Thailand after 90 days (with granted extension visa) and visit another country can I re-apply for a new Visa ? And if I can, can I do so online?
    In such a case, I can come back into Thailand and for how long. And how many times I can leave Thailand to visit other countries and come back to Thailand again for how many times per year?

  44. Chandler
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    From Bangalore India, the Thai Embassy representatives is asking for payslips or IT returns files of 2 years even though there’s sufficient balance in the bank statement shown to them. Is this mandatory? How can this be approached.

  45. Youli Cho
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    Hello, I am from South Korea (can do 30 days) and am planning on applying for another extension (so 60 days total). After this point, is there any way to extend another time? Thank you

  46. Shanel
    September 6, 2022
    Reply

    Is it possible for South Africa’s to get a police clearance in Thailand. If so how long does it take.

  47. Kedar Gurjar
    September 5, 2022
    Reply

    Hi. I am a US Citizen. My wife has a green card with Montenegro passport and citizenship. She has to get a Visa for Thailand. Is travel Insurance required for me or her?

  48. qiang zhou
    September 5, 2022
    Reply

    i am a chinese citizen with permanent residence in norway, and i want to travel to thailand for 14 days in november . can i apply for a visa on arrival at thailand airport ?what documents are needed
    thank you

  49. Shanel
    September 5, 2022
    Reply

    Can I renew my stay for a visa on arrival or is it only valid for 30 days. I am South African

  50. Michael O'Connor
    September 4, 2022
    Reply

    From UK I will now be able to get 45 days from 19/01/2023. When I apply for an extension 5/3/2023 would I be given a further 45 days or only 30? Obviously I need this information so I can book my return flight.

  51. Jeffrey Flynn
    September 4, 2022
    Reply

    Hi.
    My plan is to fly to Thailand mid February 2023 from Australia.
    I would like to stay for 45 days or maybe 60 days.
    Looking at some of the information regarding the 45 day visa it is a bit confusing.
    The impression I get is that I have to arrive with an exit flight date 30 days from arrival.
    Is this the case.?
    Can I have a return ticket pre booked for 45 days or 60 days when I arrive at Bangkok airport.?
    Do I have to pre apply for a 60 day visa before leaving Australia.?
    Do I have to pre apply for a 45 day visa before leaving Australia.?
    I will be leaving Thailand by air to return to Australia.
    Best Regards.
    Jeff

  52. Peter
    September 4, 2022
    Reply

    I am a Canadian citizen, and have booked my 5 weeks (36 days) vacation for Thailand. Can you please confirm that I need to apply for a Tourist Visa?

    Thank you

  53. srikanthan
    September 4, 2022
    Reply

    HIi
    I’m srilanka citizen , currently resident in Ireland, i would like to visit Thailand with my family on this NOV , how to get visa and there are no embassy in Ireland. moreover some of supporting documents for my wife unable to provide. please advise.
    thanks

  54. Qixin Liu
    September 3, 2022
    Reply

    I am Chinese citizen holding German permanent residency in Germany. Do I need visa for Thailand? I plan to stay in Thailand for three weeks.

  55. Patricia garduño
    September 3, 2022
    Reply

    Hello Im a mexican passport holder, n will be traveling to Thailand end of September for 24days. Currently I’m living in Jeddah, I would like to confirm these are the requirements to get my visa stamped l before I go to the consulate in Jeddah. Thanks.
    Passport or travel document with an expiry date of no less than 6 months
    Visa application form (filled out)
    One(1) recent 4 x 6cm. photograph of the applicant
    Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
    Proof of financial means (10,000 baht per person/20,000 baht per family)
    Proof of Hotel or private accommodation booking

  56. Karol
    September 3, 2022
    Reply

    Where can I apply for the visa if I am a Colombian citizen? How long does it take?
    Thank you.

  57. Georgiana
    September 2, 2022
    Reply

    Hi. I’m from Romania. How much is VOA and do I need to prepare anything prior to flying in?

  58. Samir
    September 1, 2022
    Reply

    Please I am and my wife are Egyptian citizens,
    But we are residents in Oman
    Are we need a tourist visa to stay in Thailand for 10 days or we can take on arrival
    Thanks

  59. Nirmal Kumar Rout
    September 1, 2022
    Reply

    I am planning a visit to Thailand for a week in December 22. Please let me know how can I get a Tourist Visa for the purpose.

  60. Babu lal mahto
    September 1, 2022
    Reply

    Today is going to bangkok .. Is visa free to go to Bangkok or is there a fee for making