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Learn more about Tourist Visa

A tourist visa is a stamp or other document in your passport that allows you to stay in the Kingdom for a specified period of time. This type of visa is for tourist use only, so your stay must be temporary. This Thailand tourist visa for holiday can be obtained upon arrival in Thailand, or in your country of residence, from a Thai embassy or consulate. If you wish to stay a little longer to visit the country, you can have your visa extended. Some countries have agreements with the Thai government that allow their nationals to be exempt from obtaining a visa for a limited period of time in Thailand if they wish to visit the country. These nationals can benefit from the visa exemption. To obtain a leisure visa, an application form and the required documents must first be submitted to a Thai embassy.

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What are the requirements to apply for a tourist visa?

When you apply for a tourist visa, certain documents and fees are required. The documents required and the various fees to be paid may change at any time without prior notification. It is good advice for a potential Thai tourist to check the information of required documents before traveling and entering the Kingdom. Here is a list of all the required documents:

➤ Applicant's passport with at least 6 months validity or travel document
➤ The completed and signed visa application form
➤ A recent photo of the applicant (4 cm x 6 cm)
➤ A fully paid return ticket or electronic ticket
➤ Proof of sufficient financial resources, i.e. 20,000 Baht per person or 40,000 Baht per family

How long is a tourist visa valid for?

The validity of a tourist visa varies from 3 to 6 months, depending on the number of entries mentioned on your visa. You can enter Thailand through an international airport or by land. If you enter the country through an international airport, you will have a stay of 30 or 60 days. This depends on the agreement between your home country and the Kingdom of Thailand. If you enter Thailand by land, you will only get a 15-day stay permit. At the end of this period, you will have to leave the country. Please note that you will have to leave the country before or on the day mentioned as the limit of stay.

How much does it cost to apply for a tourist visa?

The cost of a tourist visa is $30 for a single entry. Please note that some changes may occur without prior notice, and it is always a good idea to check for updated information on the internet or visit your nearest Thai embassy or consulate.

How long are you allowed to stay in Thailand?

Travelers with a tourist visa can stay a maximum of 60 days in the country. It is very important not to exceed this time. A Thailand visa for holiday can be extended if you wish to stay longer in Thailand to visit the country. A form must be submitted to the immigration office at Suan Phlu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120. You can also visit other immigration offices to extend your tourism visa. Remember that the success of your visa extension application is at the discretion of the officer processing your application.

Where shall I submit my tourist visa application?

You have the option of submitting your holiday visa application to the Thai embassy in your home country or to a foreign Thai embassy.

Please keep in mind that nationals of certain countries must apply for a tourism visa only at the Thai embassy or consulate in their home country or at their assigned embassy. It is recommended that travelers to Thailand contact the nearest Thai embassy or consulate to find out exactly where they should apply for a tourist visa prior to departure.

Where do I apply for a tourist visa?

You can apply for a tourist visa at the Thai embassy in your home country or at a foreign Thai embassy. Please note that nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a holiday visa (T visa) only at the Thai embassy or consulate in their home country or at the designated embassy. Travelers wishing to visit Thailand are advised to contact the nearest Thai embassy or consulate to find out exactly where they should apply for a tourism visa prior to their departure.

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