visitor to Thailand must have a valid passport. Whether you need a visa
or not, depends on your nationality and on the period of time you are
expecting to stay in the country.
Tourists from several countries have to get their visas before entering
Thailand. Other visitors are issued a visa on arrival at the airport or
an immigration checkpoint. Some countries have agreements with Thai
Government that enable their citizens to enter Thailand without a visa.
Outside Thailand, visas are issued either by consulates and embassies.
Within Thailand, the issuing authority is the Immigration Bureau of the
Royal Thai Police.
Passport or travel document which should be valid post arrival
not less than 6 months
Duly filled visa application form
Applicant's recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph
Air ticket or e-Ticket
Proof of financial means
Consular office reserves the right to ask for
additional documents as deemed necessary.
Most tourists are allowed to stay in Thailand for up to 30 days without
the need of a visa. This includes the citizens of Australia, Austria,
Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy,
Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal,
Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey,
United Aram Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America and
In case you wish to stay longer for a longer period you can obtain a
two-month tourist visa from the Thai consulate or embassy in your
country. If you are already in Thailand and wish to extend your stay,
this can be done by obtaining a one-month extension from an immigration
Longer than 60 Days
This class is not a tourist visa and a person must meet certain
requirements before being granted a 'Non-Immigrant Visa', as it is
Application in Thai Embassies
Passport holders of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal,
Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt and
Palestinian States have to file for application at the Thai
Embassy/Consulate-General in their home country.
Validity of Tourist Visa
A tourist visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended for 30 days at
the nearest Immigration office.
Extension of Visa
Tourists who wish to stay longer or desiring to change their status of
visa must file an application mentioning the same at the Office of
Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road,