FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TOURIST VISA THAILAND
- How many times per year can you enter Thailand with visa exemption?
ANSWER: Those who arrive at the airport without a prior visa will continue to receive a 30-day stamp up to 6 times per calendar year. Extensions at Thai Immigration for the visa exemption stamps remain to be 30 days for a fee of 1,900 baht.
- How long can in stay in Thailand without a visa?
ANSWER: If entering Thailand through one of the immigration checkpoints at the borders with neighboring countries, the period allowed to enter Thailand without a visa will be no more than 15 days. – A proof of confirmed air tickets showing 30 days or less in Thailand.
- Do I require a Visa to Visit Thailand?
ANSWER: Passport holders from the following countries below do not require a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes if their stay in Thailand does not exceed 30/90 days, as the case may be. The applicant must, however, possess sufficient instrument of means of living expenses (10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family).
- Do I need to come in person to apply for Visa on arrival or collect?
No. In case you are unable to submit your application in person, you have the option of getting it
submitted or collected through a travel agent or a representative
- Where can I get a Visa on arrival in Thailand?
Immigration checkpoints in Thailand which provide Facilities for issuance of visa on arrival
Suvarna Bhumi International Airport, Bangkok
Don Mueang Internationl Airport, Bangkok
Chiangmai International Airport , Chiangmai
Phuket International Airport , Phuket
Hatyai International Airport , Songkla
U Tapao Airport , Rayong
Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Betong Immigration Checkpoint , Yala
Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint , Songkla
Samui Airport , Surat Thani
Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong
Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket
Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun
Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi
Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani
Pattaya Immigration Checkpoint, Pattaya
Klong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sa Kaeo
Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
Padan Beza Checkpoint, Songkhla
Su-ngai Kolok Checkpoint, Narathiwat
Tourist visa for Thailand
A Thai tourist visa is for any foreign national who wishes to visit Thailand for the purpose of travel, tourism, or leisure activities. On a Thai tourist visa you cannot conduct business, work, or take up any form of employment.
Most tourists will receive a Visa Exemption stamp or Visa on Arrival when arriving in Thailand, meaning you do not need to apply for a tourist visa, unless you wish to stay longer than the given amount of days.
Passport holders of the following countries are granted visa-free travel to Thailand for a period of up to 30 days by air or 15 days when entering via a land border. The exemption is granted at most twice a year when entering over land or via a sea border. Those who arrive by air will receive a 30-day stamp up to 6 times per calendar year.
For Malaysians entering by land border, there is no limitation in issuing the 30-day visa exemption stamp.
Visa Exemption for following Countries to enter Thailand
- Argentina (90 days)
- Brazil (30 days and 90 days)
- Cambodia (14 days only)
- Chile (90 days)
- Czech Republic
- Hong Kong
- Korea (30 days and 90 days)
- Myanmar (14 days only)
- New Zealand
- Peru (30 days and 90 days)
- San Marino
- Slovak Republic
- South Africa
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
If you entered Thailand on a Visa exemption stamp, you can extend your stay for 30 days at an immigration office in Thailand for a fee of 1,900 THB.
Should you wish to stay in Thailand for the purpose of tourism (not working), longer than the given number of days you will receive with a Visa on Arrival, you must apply for a Tourist Visa before entering the country. This must be done at a Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Consulate outside of Thailand.
Thai Tourist Visas can be applied for as a single entry (60 days), or multiple entry (up to 3 entries of 60 days each). It is also possible to extend each 60 day enter by 30 days at an immigration office in Thailand, as long as your visa has not expired.