Thailand Visa Information
VISA IN THAILAND
Kindly check your visa requirements and make sure you have a valid visa if needed, or if your passport needs to be valid for a minimum period. Please note that holders of non‑standard passports and travel documents may also have different entry requirements.
Tourist Visa Exemption scheme
Under the Visa Exemption Program and Bilateral Agreements, there are 5 countries that are granted 90-day permit to stay and 50 countries are granted 30 days and 2 countries are granted 14 days stay in Thailand.
For a visit of up to 30 days
Passport holders from the following countries/territory are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit:
Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme Andora, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein. Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Sweden, UAE, UK, USA**, Vietnam
Bilateral Agreement arrangement: Lao, Macau, Mongolia, Russia
For a visit of up to 90 days
Passport holders from the following countries/territory are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 90 days on each visit:
Bilateral Agreement arrangement: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Korea, Peru
For a visit of up to 14 days
Passport holders from the following countries/territory are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 14 days on each visit:
Bilateral Agreement arrangement: Cambodia, Myanmar
**Visit the Royal Thai Embassy website for the most current visa information. U.S. citizen tourists entering Thailand for fewer than 30 days do not require a Visa. We strongly recommend that your passport be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Thailand to avoid possible denied entry.
Requirements of a Tourist Visa to Thailand
When applying for a tourist visa, certain documents and fees are needed to obtain one. The documents and the fee are subject to change anytime and without prior notice, so it would be a good idea for an aspiring Thai tourist to inquire for the right information before flying off to Thailand.
- Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form (filled out)
- One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant
- Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
- Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person)
- Proof of Hotel
- US $ 30.00 per entry or equivalent. The tourist visa fee is subject to change without prior notice, so it is a good idea to be updated by visiting the nearest Thai Embassy or consulate in your area.
Update: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic the issuance of the tourist visa can be made online, by mail, or in-person depending on the current regulation of the Thai Embassy in your country.
Application for COE
Aside from the Tourist Visa, a traveler must apply for a COE or certificate of entry from the local Thai Embassy or Consulate. To apply for the COE, please register online by filling in your personal details, and upload supporting documents such as a copy of your passport, a copy of the valid visa, and COVID-19 travel insurance. The Embassy will screen and pre-approve the applicants who meet the requirements. The second step of the COE application involves uploading the flight information and the quarantine hotel reservation. You must apply for the COE at least 5 to 15 days prior to your flight to Thailand.