General requirements for obtaining a visa
- Passport must accompany application and must be valid for at least 6 months from the date of visa issuance.
- Passport must have at least one completely empty page for the visa stamp.
- Two (2) passport sized photos (front view, color or B & W) no older than 6 months from the date of the application. Four photos for countries other than the U.S.A.
- Evidence of adequate finance (20,000 Baht/approx. US$480 per person)
- Fee for each entry (cash, money order or cashier’s check). Personal checks will not be accepted. Make payable to the “Royal Thai Consulate General”.
- Self-addressed prepaid envelope for the return of your passport. Do not include dollar amount of postage with the required visa fees.
Additional requirements for obtaining a visa
- Proof of confirmed onward ticket is required, except for U.S. citizens applying for a Tourist visa.
- For citizens other than U.S.A., a copy of permanent residence card (front and back) or other support (i.e. visa from U.S.A.) is required.
- A bank statement showing there is at least US $500 in the bank account to obtain a Nonimmigrant “O” visa.
- Official/Diplomatic: An original copy of orders on official letterhead is required if traveling on official business. Gratis to holder of official or diplomatic passport.
- Tourist: 60 day stay. Another 30 day may be granted under consideration of the Thai Immigration in Thailand. Employment is prohibited.
- Non-Immigrant: 90 day stay. No extension unless prior approval from the Thai Immigration Authorities. (For business purposes, a notarized business letter stating nature of business and/or job description is required, and for educational purposes, a letter from a school in Thailand is required).
- Transit: 30 day stay. For Transit purpose only (not tourist). A confirmed onward ticket must be shown when applying and at the port of entry.
- Fee Exemption: Citizens of Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Chile and Tunisia are exempt from all visa fees (based on Existing Agreements).
- Visa Exemption: The following countries whose nationals are exempted from visa and permitted to stay no longer than 30 days for touring if they have a valid passport (6 month validity) and proof of confirmed onward ticket. (Extension of stay will not be granted).
- Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vietnam.
Currency declaration information
There is no limit on the amount of Thai currency which can be brought into Thailand, but only 50,000 baht may be taken out without obtaining a permit. When carrying Thai currency to neighboring countries, e.g., Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Vietnam, up to 500,000 baht, may be taken out without obtaining a permit.
Carrying out an amount of Thai currency which exceeds the above stated limit requires a permit from an authorized bank. The original permit (Thor-Tor. 5) must be shown to the Customs officer while passing through the outbound passenger channel. There is no restriction on both bringing in and carrying out foreign currency.
Not required unless coming from an epidemic area.