Non-Immigrant visas - Royal Thai Embassy, London (2023)

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Non-Immigrant Visa

From 15 June 2019, visa applicants have to apply online.

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Applicants are required to set up an account and submit visa applications as an individual, or apply through travel agencies as previously, where travel agencies will submit online applications on their behalf. However, supporting documents have to be attached and payment has to be made online through secured portal.

Effective from 1 April 2019, the Embassy will increase visa fees in correspondence to the changes in currency exchange rate.Click here for the new fees.

cc"F"acTo perform official duties.
"B"To conduct business, to work, to study teaching course, to work as an English teacher, to work as a sport coach, to do an internship, to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter for a short period, for internship (non-curricular)
"IM"To invest with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries and Government Departments concerned.
"IB"To invest or perform other activities relating to investment, subject to the provision of the established laws on investment promotion.
"ED"

To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminars, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk.

To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned.

For internship as part of curricular programme

"M"To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter.
"D"/"F"Diplomatic officers to be posted overseas / on official missions
"RS"To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute.
"EX"To undertake skilled work or to work as an expert or specialist.
"O"To visit family or friends in Thailand, voluntary job, retirement, medical treatment, to attend judicial process, to work as diplomat's housekeeper

"O-A"

For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working.

"O-X"

For applicants aged 50 and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working, and who are nationals ofof (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America

Visa applicants are required to read carefully the details and requirements of each type of Non-Immigrant visas.

Please note :

  • The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and purposes of the visit to Thailand.
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.
  • In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided.
  • The applicant must sign on each page of the copy.
  • **Documents in foreign languages must be translated into English and the translation must be certified by the relevant embassy in London.**

Visa Fee

Please visit Visa Fees page

Validity of visa and permitted length of stay

  • Single Entry Visa will be valid for 3 months from the date of issue. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa. However, the permitted length of stay is up to 90 days from the date of your arrival in Thailand. Please carefully note the immigration stamp in your passport to make sure that you do not overstay your visa.
  • Multiple Entries Visa will be valid for 1 year from the date of issue.You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa. However, the permitted length of stay is up to 1 year from the date of your arrival in Thailand. Please carefully note the immigration stamp in your passport to make sure that you do not overstay your visa.

Required Documents

The applicants must submit the following relevant documents depending on the purpose of their visit.

Basic Documents Required forALLTypes of Non-Immigrant Visa

  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages.Applicants must fill in online visa application with their given name(s) and surname as appear in their passports.
  • Supporting documents for the purpose of visit to Thailand. (Please see details for each type.)

The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the rights to request for other additional documents, depending on the type of Non-Immigrant Visa.

Additional Documents Required forEACH Type of Non-Immigrant Visas

Non-Immigrant Type F (to attend a meeting with Thai agency or to participate an event organized by Thai government, orto work with the government, diplomatic mission or an international organisation in Thailand-single entry only)

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  • Letter from relevant agency -- Thai authority, embassy, consulate-general, or international organization certified the purpose of visit
  • Non-Immigrant Type F (Family or dependant of diplomatic officers/officials based in Thailand - single entry only)
    • Note verbale from diplomatic mission / Invitation letter

Non-Immigrant Type B (Travelling to Thailand for business purposes e.g. meeting, exhibition - single and multiple entries)

  • Letterconfirming employment details from an employer in the UK or Ireland signed byauthorised person stating the business purpose that the company will dispatch the employee to Thailand
  • Copy of ID card or passport of the signer (authorised person who signed the employment letter)
  • Invitation letter from a company in Thailand

  • Business license of the inviting company in Thailand with the company’s stamp and authorised person’s signature
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type B (Employment / Working in Thailand (except teacher and academic staff) / sport-related activities - single entry only)

Business license of the inviting company in Thailand with the company’s stamp and authorised person’s signature (issued by the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand)

Company profile or details of business operations

Letter confirming employment details from an employer in Thailand signed by authorised person

Copy of ID card or passport of the signer (authorised person who signed the employment letter)

WP3 (an approval letter from the Ministry of Labour of Thailand) [In case that visa applicant is currently working in a company in Thailand and need to renew Non-B visa, a work permit will be required instead of WP3 (Japanese is waived from the requirement to submit WP3 (application for work permit).]

Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

  • Copy of bank statements

One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits :


The One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits was established on 1 July 1997 by authority of the Regulations of the Office of Prime Minister promulgated on 30 June 1997. The objective of this centre is to simplify visa extension and permit issuance procedures to create a good investment environment. It aims to facilitate applications of visa extension and work permits(e.g., stay permission, re-entry permit, work permit). The Centre is located on Chamchuree Square Building, Floor 18th,Phatumwan, Bangkok.

Foreigners who are eligible to apply for visa extension and work permits at the One Stop Service Centre are:
1. Foreigner who is an executive or expert with privileges accorded to them by the following laws:
- Investment Promotion Act B.E. 2520 (1977)
- Petroleum Act B.E. 2514 (1971)
- Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand Act B.E. 2522 (1979)
2. Foreigner who is an investor.
- If investing not less than 2 million Baht, he or she will be granted a 1 year permit.
- If investing not less than 10 million Baht, he or she will be granted a 2 year permit.
3. Foreigner who is an executive or expert.
- Foreigner’s associated company should be registered with capital or possess asset of not less than 30 million Baht.
4. Foreigner who is member of the foreign press must present a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a copy of an ID Press Card issued by the Department of Public Relations.
5. Foreigner who is a researcher or developer on science and technology.
6. Foreigner who is employed in a branch office of an overseas bank, foreign banking office of an overseas bank, provincial foreign banking office of an overseas bank or a representative office of foreign bank in which all offices are certified by the Bank of Thailand.
7. Foreigner who works on the necessary and urgent basis for a period of no longer than 15 days.
8. Foreigner who is an official of the representative office for foreign juristic persons concerning the International Trading Business and Regional Office of Transnational Corporation in accordance to the Foreign Business Act B.E. 2542 (1999).
9. Foreigner who is an expert on information technology.
10. Foreigner who works at regional operating headquarters.

Non-Immigrant Type B (working as a teacher / employed as an academic staff - single entry only)

Required documents

Visa regulation of Thailand concerning the visa applicant from English native speaking countries who wishes to apply for an appropriate visa to work as a teacher in Thailand both on employment basis and voluntary basis is as follows :


1. On Employment Basis

Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages
  • Academic qualification certificate
  • Letter confirming employment details from schools/universities signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer
  • Copy of school/university’s registration
  • Approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education
  • Certificate of criminal record clearance from the UK (ACRO, DBS, or issued by the police, not older than 6 months)or Ireland (issued by the national police department not older than 6 months)
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “B”, single entry with three months validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days.

Once the applicant arrives Thailand, the education institution will apply a teacher license at the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of University Affairs and also apply for work permit at the Ministry of Labour for the applicant. The work permit will be issued within 7 working days.

After being granted teacher license and work permit, the applicant is required to submit teacher license, work permit, employment contract and employment certificate to the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok in order to apply for visa extension to cover the term of employment.


2. On Voluntary Basis

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The applicant must apply for a non-immigrant visa, type “O” at the Embassy. The applicant is required to submit an official recommendation letter from the organisation in Thailand to the Embassy. Information on the term of voluntary work of the applicant in Thailand have to be provided for the Embassy’s consideration. If the applicant has appropriate qualification, the Embassy will issue a non-immigrant visa, type “O”, single entry with three month validity to the applicant within two working days. With this kind of visa, the applicant will be permitted to stay in Thailand not more than 90 days. In case the applicant wishes to extend the duration of stay in Thailand, the applicant is required to apply with the Immigration Bureau in Thailand by enclosing an official introduction letter of the Organization in Thailand.

Please be informed that a foreigner who is holding a Thai tourist visa is not permitted to work as an English teacher in Thailand, even on a voluntary basis.

Non-Immigrant Type B (Internship (non-curricular internship)- single entry only)

Business registration and business license of the company in Thailand

Letter confirming the internship/participation from the company

  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party

Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type IB (investing or working in a BOI registered company)

  • Letter from Thailand's Board of Investment (BOI)
  • Letter confirming employment details from an employer
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type ED(To study in a basic education level (elementary, primary, and secondary school, or to study in a short course (Thai or English language) - single entry only)

  • Letter confirming enrollment details from school signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer
  • School’s registration certificate
  • Approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type ED(To study in a higher education level (university or college) - single entry only)

  • Academic certificate from previous education level
  • Letter confirming enrollment details from university/college signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer
  • University/college’s registration certificate
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type ED(Internship (curricular internship) - single entry only)

  • Letter confirming the curricular internship from the visa applicant’s university/educational institute
  • Letter confirming the internship/participation in a programme from the company/international organization
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type ED(Buddhism studies (monk) or performing Buddhist ritual activities - single entry only)

    • Approval letter from National office of Buddhism
    • Confirmation letter from the host temple
    • Academic certificate from previous level (in case of Buddhism studies)
    • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland
  • Non-Immigrant Type M(Media / Press based in Thailand, orFilm crew (having purpose of producing a film, motion picture or advertisement- single entry only)

  • Applicant who wishes to work as a film-producer, journalist, or reporter, may apply for this type of visa.

  • First, the applicant has to register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to seek a filming permit at the MFA Media Online Service.

Once approved, the applicant has to apply for visa at the Royal Thai Embassy, submitting the following :

- Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code

- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages

- Approval letter from Department of Tourism (Thailand Film Ofifice)/filming permit

- letter of employment to confirm the media trip

-Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party

-Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

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Non-Immigrant Type O(Voluntary work with NGO/Charity/Association (without salary) - single entry only)

  • Letter confirming voluntary work signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer
  • Registration of NGO/Charity/Association
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland

Non-Immigrant TypeO(Visiting or staying with applicant's family resided in Thailand (more than 60 days)- single entry only)

  • Proof of relationship to a family in Thailand, e.g. a copy of marriage certificate / birth certificate / certificate of adoption
  • Personal details of a family in Thailand, e.g. ID card, Passport and the visa page or stay permit in Thailand
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland
  • Non-Immigrant TypeO(Retirement (pensioner aged 50 or above with a state pension who wants to stay in Thailand for no longer than 90 days)- single entry only)
  • Financial evidence e.g.A copy of pension statement if the applicant is a pensioner, or a copy of 1-month bank statement showing your income from pension, or 3-month bank statement of at least £10,000
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland.Copy of health insurance that coversCOVID-19 related medical expenses, both inpatient and outpatient, no less than 100,000 USD for the whole period of your stay in Thailand.

Non-Immigrant TypeO(Thai nationals who have abandoned Thai citizenship- single entry only)

  • Proof of having Thai citizenship e.g. Thai national ID card, Thai passport
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Non-Immigrant TypeO(For medical treatment (more than 60 days)- single entry only)
  • Letter of appointment from hospital/medical centre
  • Copy of hospital/medical centre registration certificate
  • Travel booking confirmation
  • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
  • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland
  • Non-Immigrant TypeO(To be a contestant or a witness for the judicial process- single entry only)
    • Documents showing the participation in the judicial process
    • Travel booking confirmation
    • Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party
    • Confirmation of legal residence in the UK or Ireland
  • Non-Immigrant TypeO(To work as a diplomat's housekeeper- single entry only)
  • Note verbale requesting for the visa or letter confirming the employment details
  • Those who wish to stay longer must file an application for permission atthe Office of Immigration Bureau(http://www.immigration.go.th). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Non-Immigrant Type O- A (Long Stay) 1 Year/Multiple entries

  • Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages

  • A medical certificate issued in the UK or Ireland or Thailand, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis, and the certificate shall be valid for not more than three months.
  • Certificate of criminal record clearance from the UK (ACRO, DBS, or issued by the police) or Ireland
  • Financial evidence showing monthly income of not less than 65,000 THB (approx. £1,625) or having the current balance of 800,000 THB (approx. £20,000), e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, for at least 1 month
  • Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which coversCOVID-19 related medical expenses, both inpatient and outpatient, no less than 100,000 USD for the whole period of your stay in Thailand.
  • Please check<http://longstay.tgia.org> for more information regarding the insurance requirement.
  • If you wishto be accompanied by spouse, the marriage certificate will be attached. But your spouse will be granted Non-Immigrant “O” instead of “O-A”(Long Stay)
  • Applicant must be of age 50 years old or over.

Note:

- Please submit the originals of bank statement, criminal record check, and medical record, as well as one photocopy of each document. In case that an applicant could not submit the original documents, the Embassy will accept the photocopies which have beencertified by a Notary Public officer or Solicitors.

- The consular officers reserve the rightsto request additional documents as deemed necessary.

Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” (Long Stay)5+5 Year/Multiple entries

On 22 November 2016, the Cabinet of Thailand approved scheme which allows nationals from 14 countries to stay in Thailand for the maximum period of 10 years. In order to enjoy this new scheme, the applicants must apply for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy /Royal Thai Consulate-General (when applying outside Thailand) or the Immigration Bureau (when applying in Thailand).

The purpose of this type of visa is to promote long stay for foreign traveler to Thailand. Nationals of 14 countries with the age of 50 years old or over can apply for a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa and stay in Kingdom for the maximum period of 10 years(5 years according to visa validity plus an extension for another 5 years).The visa fee is 10,000 baht (or local currency equivalent if applying outside Thailand).

In accordance with the Notification of the Ministry of Interior Re: Authorization for Certain Groups of Aliens to enter the Kingdom on exceptional case on Long-Stay Purpose in accordance with the Cabinet Resolution, date 22 November B.E. 2599 (2016) ( effective from 11 August 2017), foreigners with the following qualification and supporting documents may apply for a multiple- entry Non-O-X visa:

Applicants’ qualifications

  1. Age of 50 years old or over
  2. Applicants must be passport holder or nationality of (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America
  3. Financial qualifications
  • Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht;or
  • Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 1.8 million Baht and have income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht per year. Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.

The money in (a) and (b) must be kept in bank account at least 1 year before withdrawing and, within another next year, the money must be left in the account with the amount of not less than 1.5 million Baht and can only be spent in Thailand.

  1. Applicants must have no forbidden diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction and third stage of Syphilis.
  2. Applicants must have Thai medical insurance during their stay in Thailand (per the approval of the Office of Insurance Commission) and medical claims for outpatient must not be less than 40,000 Baht, for inpatient must not be less than 400,000 Baht.

Required Documents

  1. Passport must be valid for at least 1 year from the date of traveland at least 2 blank pages. - passport (validity over 6 months)and at least 2 blank pages.
  2. Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code
  3. Biography
  4. A medical certificate issued in the UK or Ireland or Thailand, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535), which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis, and thecertificate shall be valid for not more than three months.
  5. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the UK (ACRO, DBS, or issued by the police) or Ireland (In case the applicants have permanent residence in other country, they must provide the aforementioned document from both country of nationality and country of permanent residence.
  6. Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which coversCOVID-19 related medical expenses, both inpatient and outpatient, no less than 100,000 USD for the whole period of your stay in Thailand.Please check<http://longstay.tgia.org> for more information regarding the insurance requirement.
  7. Financial evidence

7.1Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contract information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand; OR

7.2Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contract information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with amount of not less than 1.8 million baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (local currency equivalent) per year. (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)

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Spouse and child, age under 20 years old, can apply for Non-O-X visa and must have the flowing required documents

  1. Spouse (no age restriction) must show a copy of marriage certificate together with documents stated in 1 - 8
  2. Child age under 20 years old must show a copy of birth certificate or proof of legitimate child and also have to submit documents number 1 – 3,7 and 8

How to apply for Non-O-X Visa (in case of applying outside Thailand)

  1. Foreigners who have the required qualification and supporting documents as stated above may apply for Non-O-X Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate - General in the country of their nationality or where they have permanent residence.
  2. The Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General examines the qualifications and supporting documents and informs the result to the applicants.
  3. In case that the visa is approved, foreigners (main applicant, spouse and lawful child under 20 years old) will obtain a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa with visa validity of 5 years
  4. Upon arrival in Thailand, the immigration officer will grant the Non-O-X visa holders the stay permit in the Kingdom for the period of not exceeding 5 years according to visa validity.

Note:

- Please submit the originals of required documentation stipulated above, as well as one photocopy of each document. In case that an applicant could not submit the original documents, the Embassy will acceptthe photocopies which have beencertified by a Notary Public officer or Solicitors.

- The consular officers reserve the rightsto request additional documents as deemed necessary.

Other Useful Information

  • Benefits of Non-O-X visa holders
  • Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).
  • Can purchase vehicle (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).
  • Can purchase condominium (proceed in accordance with the condominium Act).
  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with other type of Visa/Visa Exemption may contact the immigration Bureau and Apply for Non-O-X visa.
  • Foreigners who enter Thailand with Non-O-X visa may change from Non-O-X type of other type of visa by submitting request to Immigration Bureau. Spouse and child’s visa approval will be changed according to status of the main applicant. However, spouse can apply for Non-O-X by himself/herself if he/she meets the qualifications.
  • Spouse/child who does not qualify for Non-O-X visa may apply for other type of non-immigrant visa in order to stay in Thailand with the Non-O-X visa holder.
  • Upon the completion of 90 days stay period in Thailand, foreigners must notify the Immigration Bureau of their residence in Thailand and shall repeat at every 90 days interval.
  • Foreigners must report, in person, to the immigration officer every 1 year for the examination of the qualifications and supporting documents.
  • Stay permit of the Non-O-X visa holders may be revoked due to following conditions:
  • Foreigners do not have financial evidence as per stipulated by above qualifications such as:

- The sum of money in the bank account is less than 3 million Bath at the end of the first year of stay period in Thailand.

- The sum of money in the bank account is less than 1.5 million Baht at the end of the second year of stay period in Thailand, and/or the money in said account was spent outside Thailand.

2) Foreigners do not have insurance as per stipulated by above qualifications

3) Foreigners pose threat to peace and security of Thailand.

4) Foreigners work without permission.

Remarks:

  • Passport holders of Afghanistan, Algerian, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Central African Republic, the People's Republic of China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemenare requested to file an applicationin personat the Thai Embassy where they have their permanent residence.
  • The document to be submitted for non-immigrant visa application is contingent upon necessities and appropriateness of purposes stated in the application form.
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents as deemed necessary.
  • Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company.
  • In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided
  • The applicant must sign on each page of the copy
  • Documents in foreign languages must be translated in Thai. If translated into English, it should be notarised by notary organs or the applicant's diplomatic/ consular mission.


Validity of a Visa

  • Single entry: 3 months. You must enter Thailand within the validity of visa from the date of issue.
  • Multiple entry: 1 year. You must enter Thailand on your final visit before expiry of the visa from the date of issue.


Validity of Stay

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.


Extension of Stay

Those qualified persons can obtain an additional one year stay permit counting from the date of entry in the Kingdom pertaining to the Office of the Immigration Bureau's regulations on extension of stay. The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

N.B. Applicants wishing to stay in the Kingdom longer than 90 days, have to file their application either at the Thai consular mission aboard or at the Office of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road,Bangkok 10120 , Tel (662) 287-3101-10 (or website athttp://www.immigration.go.th) . The consular officer must refer the case to the Office of Immigration Bureau for approval. Upon receiving approval, the consular officer may issue the visa as instructed by the Bureau.

FAQs

Can I get a visa at Thai Embassy London? ›

The Royal Thai Embassy in London can issue visa to the passport holders of the above-mentioned countries, provided that the applicant has a residence status in the United Kingdom or Ireland.

How do I get a non-immigrant visa for Thailand? ›

You have to apply for a Thai Non-Immigrant Visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country. Contact the Thailand Embassy or Consulate where you will submit the visa application or visit their website. Learn about the opening hours, working days, and if you have to make an appointment.

How long does it take to get a non-immigrant visa for Thailand? ›

The processing time usually takes 5 to 10 business days which depends with the Thai embassy or consulate where the application is lodged.

How long does it take to get a Thai visa in London? ›

Please apply in advance and allow 5-15 working days for the Embassy to proceed. And please allow time for officers to request further documents, if necessary. If you wish to contact the Embassy for urgent inquiries regarding visa applications, please send an email to visa@thaiembassyuk.org.uk.

How do I get a Thai visa in London? ›

Basic Documents Required for ALL Types of Non-Immigrant Visa
  1. Printout of visa application form submitted online, with bar code.
  2. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months and at least 2 blank pages. ...
  3. Supporting documents for the purpose of visit to Thailand.

Where can I get a Thai visa in the UK? ›

You can find more information on the basic requirements for visa application at www.consular.go.th. To ensure that your application will be conveniently processed kindly check with the Royal Thai Embassy at www.thaiembassy.org/london.

What are 3 types of nonimmigrant visas? ›

What are the nonimmigrant visa types?
  • Visitor visas. If you plan to visit the United States for tourism or temporary business, you need a B-1 or B-2 visa unless the Visa Waiver program covers your home country. ...
  • Study visas. If you plan to be a student in the United States, you will also need a visa. ...
  • Employment visas.
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How much is a visa for Thailand from UK? ›

Moreover, the UK visa fee in Thailand depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Thailand are US$126, $456, and $1,933, respectively.
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UK Visitor Visa Requirements for Thai Citizens 2022.
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Visitor in Transit visa$80.00
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How long does a non-immigrant visa take to process? ›

The entire visa application processing takes somewhere between two weeks and four months, depending on the type of visa. Please check what visa category you are going to need to have enough time left for the application process.

Can I get a Tourist Visa for Thailand now? ›

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.

How do I book an appointment for a nonimmigrant visa? ›

How to Book Your Visa Interview at the Embassy
  1. Step 1: Complete the DS-160 form online! ( ...
  2. Step 2 - Find the embassy nearest to you! ...
  3. Step 3 - Pay the non-refundable application fee. ...
  4. Step 4 - Schedule your visa appointment! ...
  5. Step 5 - Attend Your Visa Interview. ...
  6. Step 6 - Pick up your passport with visa.

Can I get Thailand visa online? ›

Indian National holding a valid Indian passport can apply for Thailand Visa online. 2. Person who wishes to travel to Thailand for the purpose of Tourism can apply Thailand tourist visa online through Visa Lounge.

Is visa free for Thailand in 2022? ›

From July 1st, 2022, foreign travelers no longer need to apply for a Thailand Pass before entering Thailand.

How fast can I get a Thai visa? ›

Some promise to have it processed within 2 working days, while others may take longer. However, you should expect to wait for about 5 -10 working days for your Thai visa to be processed, starting from the time that the embassy/consulate receives your complete application.

Do British citizens need visa for Thailand? ›

From 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 45days without a visa (a 'visa exemption'). If you plan to stay for more than 45 days or you will work in Thailand, you must get the appropriate visa before you travel.

How do I get a 10 year Thai visa? ›

Foreigners must submit the application and provide supporting evidence to Thailand Board of Investment or BOI. The 10-year visa is divided into two 5-year terms. Applicants will be granted the initial permission to stay in the country for 5 years which can be extended for 5 more years.

Can you get a Thai visa on arrival? ›

Update: Starting October 1, 2022, Thailand CCSA has announced that the Visa on Arrival stay period will be extended from 15 days to 30 days.

Can I get a 90 day tourist visa for Thailand? ›

Visa Fee and Validity

Eligible applicants will have to pay a visa fee of 2,000 baht and the visa holder will be allowed to stay in the country for 90 days. After this period expires, immigration officers will be able to renew the holder's visa twice, each for another 90 days at a time.

Can you get a 12 month visa for Thailand? ›

One Year Non-Immigrant Visa

This visa is often a Multiple Entry Visa to Thailand valid for use for a period of 1 year. You are allowed to stay 90 days per entry which means, every 90 days, you will have to go to border and have your visa stamped at the immigration (visa run).

Can I get a 6 month visa for Thailand? ›

You should also keep in mind that while these 6 month visas allows for multiple entries within a six-month period, each stay duration may only last for up to 60 days. Visas become valid on the date that they are issued. The duration of stay is determined upon entry to Thailand.

How much is a 1 year visa for Thailand? ›

The visa fee is 2,000 Baht for single-entry with three-month validity and 5,000 Baht for multiple entries with one-year validity.

How much is non immigrant visa fee? ›

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts

The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is $160. This includes tourist, business, student and exchange visas. Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are $190.

What is the Non immigrant visa called? ›

Generally, an individual applies directly to the U.S. consulate or embassy abroad for a tourist (B-2) or business nonimmigrant (B-1) visa. However, foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States to study or work may require certain authorization and documentation prior to applying for a nonimmigrant visa.

What is an example of a non immigrant visa? ›

Examples of nonimmigrant classes of admission include foreign government officials, temporary visitors for business and pleasure, aliens in transit, treaty traders and investors, academic and vocational students, temporary workers, exchange visitors, athletes and entertainers, victims of certain crimes, and certain ...

What documents do I need for Thai visa? ›

Tourist Application Requirements for a Thailand Visa
  • Hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one blank visa page.
  • Hold proof of onward and return flights.
  • Hold all documents required for the next destination.
  • Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay.

How long can I stay in Thailand without a visa? ›

Visa Exempt Entry

Upon entry, Thai immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in the passport permitting a 30-day stay in Thailand if arriving by air or land. This time limit may subsequently be extended for an additional 30 days by paying a 1,900 baht fee to the Thai Immigration Bureau office.

Can I stay in Thailand for 60 days? ›

Tourist Visa with SINGLE ENTRY is valid for 3 months from date of issue and allows a single stay of up to 60 days. If exiting Thailand before the 60th day all remaining days of that entry are lost. It may be possible to extend the 60-day stay by a further 30 days by visiting a local Thai Immigration Office.

Can visa processing time 2022? ›

Canada is experiencing a large volume of LMIA applications in 2022, which can result in longer processing times and possible delays, especially seen in the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. Depending on which LMIA you apply for, it can take anywhere from 8-29 business days to process your application.

How long does it take for a visa to be approved UK? ›

You should get a decision within 12 weeks once you either attend your appointment at the visa application centre or when you submit your online documents after completing the ID Check app.

How do I know if my visa is approved? ›

At the end of your immigrant visa interview, the consular officer will inform you whether your visa application is approved or denied. Some visa applications require further administrative processing, which takes additional time after the visa applicant's interview by a consular officer.

How much is a Thai Tourist Visa? ›

How Much Is the Thailand Tourist Visa Fee? The Thailand Visa fee changes depending on the country from which you are applying and the local currency. However, as an estimate, the Thai Tourist Visa cost ranges at about $30 to $50 for single-entry visas and about $150 – $250 for multiple-entry visas.

Do you have to be vaccinated to go to Thailand? ›

Rules for Vaccinated Travelers:

Passport. Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to submit an evidence of negative RT-PCR test result before the departure nor after the arrival.

How much does a Thai visa cost? ›

The Thailand Visa cost for Indian citizens starts from INR 7,499 for Thailand e visa application with a processing time of 2-3 days. We also provide Express Thai Visa services with a processing time of up to 24 hours and Thai Visa price of INR 11,999.

How long does it take to get visa after interview? ›

It takes from 3 to 5 weeks for a US visa application to get processed. After the processing, the applicant can get a positive reply on their application, and the consulate will deliver the document. The delivery of the visa can take up to two other workdays.

Can I reschedule my non immigrant visa appointment to earlier date? ›

You cannot reschedule your visa interview appointment date earlier than your initial interview appointment date. If you do so, you will not be interviewed.

What qualifies for emergency visa appointment? ›

Qualifications
  • Medical Emergency. Purpose of travel is to obtain emergency medical care, or to accompany a relative or employer for emergency medical care, or to visit a relative suffering from an immediate, life-threatening medical condition. ...
  • Funeral/Death. ...
  • Urgent Business Travel. ...
  • Students or exchange visitors.

Is eVisa free for Thailand? ›

The total fee of a Thailand eVOA is around 2500 THB or Thai Baht, approx INR 5,500. The breakdown of the visa fees is 2000 THB in visa fees and 500 THB in visa processing fees. However, if you wish to receive your E-VOA within 24 hours, you'll need to pay an additional 2500 in Thai currency, approx 5,500 INR.

How much is a 60 day visa for Thailand? ›

visa application form for U.S. citizens; declaration form with your travel details and attesting both your Covid status and that you'll follow Thailand's health rules; money order for the $40 visa fee and a self-addressed envelope.

How long can I stay in Thailand from UK? ›

Allowed to stay in Thailand for: 60 days

Tourists from the UK and Ireland who wish to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days can apply for this visa. If you wish to extend the Tourist Visa for a further 30 days, you can apply at any immigration office in Thailand and pay the application fee of 1,900 Baht.

How long does E visa for Thailand take? ›

The processing time of the E-VOA is usually between 24 – 72 hours. If your application has exceeded five business days, please contact us. If you have opted for express visa service, the E-VOA will be processed within 24 hours.

How long does it take to get to Thailand from UK? ›

How long is the flight to Thailand? For flights from the UK to Thailand, the most common direct route is from London to Bangkok which takes around 12 hours 15 minutes and lands at Suvarnabhumi Airport.

Can I stay in Thailand for 45 days? ›

Previously, travellers from more than 50 countries (including the UK, USA, Australia and Canada) were eligible for 30-day visas on arrival in Thailand. Since October 1, however, that visa has been extended to 45 days, drastically increasing the amount of the time you can spend exploring the country.

Do I need a visa for 2 weeks in Thailand? ›

The Visa Exemption rule allows tourists from 64 countries to enter Thailand without applying for a visa. Travelers can visit Thailand for up to 30 days if they are entering Thailand through an international airport or land border checkpoint from a neighboring country.

How can I stay in Thailand for a year? ›

The option you have for you to stay in Thailand for one (1) year is Marriage Visa and it only caters to those foreigners who are married to a Thai National. If you want to stay for four (4) years, Smart Visa is for you.

Where can I get a Thai visa? ›

If an individual wishes to remain in Thailand for more than 30 days, he/she may wish to obtain a tourist visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in the United States, prior to arriving in Thailand. The tourist visa must generally be used within 90 days from the date of issue and allows an initial stay of 60 days.

How much is a visa to Thailand from UK? ›

Moreover, the UK visa fee in Thailand depends on the type of application. For instance, UK tourist, student, and spouse visa fees in Thailand are US$126, $456, and $1,933, respectively.
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UK Visitor Visa Requirements for Thai Citizens 2022.
TypesUK Visit Visa Fees from Thailand 2022
Visitor in Transit visa$80.00
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How long does it take to get a Thai visa? ›

Thailand visa processing time

Some promise to have it processed within 2 working days, while others may take longer. However, you should expect to wait for about 5 -10 working days for your Thai visa to be processed, starting from the time that the embassy/consulate receives your complete application.

Is visa free for Thailand in 2022? ›

From July 1st, 2022, foreign travelers no longer need to apply for a Thailand Pass before entering Thailand.

Can I get Thailand visa online? ›

Indian National holding a valid Indian passport can apply for Thailand Visa online. 2. Person who wishes to travel to Thailand for the purpose of Tourism can apply Thailand tourist visa online through Visa Lounge.

How much is a 3 month visa to Thailand? ›

Eligible applicants will have to pay a visa fee of 2,000 baht and the visa holder will be allowed to stay in the country for 90 days.

Is Thailand visa free now? ›

Travellers from a whole bunch of countries can now visit Thailand for a whopping 45 days without the need for an advance visa. Previously, travellers from more than 50 countries (including the UK, USA, Australia and Canada) were eligible for 30-day visas on arrival in Thailand.

Does a British citizen need a visa for Thailand? ›

From 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, British passport holders arriving by air or land can enter Thailand for 45days without a visa (a 'visa exemption'). If you plan to stay for more than 45 days or you will work in Thailand, you must get the appropriate visa before you travel.

Can you get a Thai visa on arrival? ›

Update: Starting October 1, 2022, Thailand CCSA has announced that the Visa on Arrival stay period will be extended from 15 days to 30 days.

What documents do I need for Thai visa? ›

Tourist Application Requirements for a Thailand Visa
  • Hold a passport valid for at least six months with at least one blank visa page.
  • Hold proof of onward and return flights.
  • Hold all documents required for the next destination.
  • Hold proof of sufficient funds relative to your intended length of stay.

How much bank balance is required for Thailand visa? ›

Evidence of adequate finance e.g. Current Bank Solvency and Bank Statement of the last 6 months with satisfactory transaction (at least 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family OR 60,000 Taka per person and 120,000 Taka per family).

How much does a Thai visa cost? ›

The Thailand Visa cost for Indian citizens starts from INR 7,499 for Thailand e visa application with a processing time of 2-3 days. We also provide Express Thai Visa services with a processing time of up to 24 hours and Thai Visa price of INR 11,999.

Do you have to be vaccinated to go to Thailand? ›

Rules for Vaccinated Travelers:

Passport. Fully vaccinated travelers are no longer required to submit an evidence of negative RT-PCR test result before the departure nor after the arrival.

Can you extend a 60 day Tourist Visa in Thailand? ›

Tourist Visa Extension 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.

Can I get a 6 month visa for Thailand? ›

You should also keep in mind that while these 6 month visas allows for multiple entries within a six-month period, each stay duration may only last for up to 60 days. Visas become valid on the date that they are issued. The duration of stay is determined upon entry to Thailand.

Which countries can enter Thailand without visa? ›

The holders of ordinary passports of the following countries/territories can visit Thailand with 45 Days Visa Exemption for Tourist Purposes. Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam.

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