Visa Requirements

Traveling to Thailand

In general, travellers who wish to enter the Kingdom of Thailand are required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General.

To apply for a visa, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document that is recognised by the Royal Thai Government and comply with the conditions set forth in the Immigration Act of Thailand B.E.2522 (1979) and relevant regulations.

In addition, the visa applicant must be outside of Thailand at the time of application.  The applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit.  For more information on types of visas and general requirements for each type of visa, please see Types of Visa and Issuance of Visa.

Visa exemptions for some countries:

Nationals will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days. Please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

Visa Upon Arrival

Nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand, they are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days. Please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand.

International Health Certificate

Travellers travellling from/through countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must acquire an International Health Certificate verifying the receiving of a Yellow Fever vaccination. Please see List of Countries which are Declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas.

For more information, please contact:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Department of Consular Affairs, Visa and Travel Documents Division
123 Chaeng Watthana Road,
Thung Song Hong, Laksi,
Bangkok 10210

Tel. (662) 575 1062
Fax. (662) 575-1066
E-mail :
For full information on visa requirements, please visit the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.

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