Help obtaining a Thailand visa

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The Kingdom of Thailand has completely digitalized its visa application procedure for most travel reasons (tourism, studies, business, conference, etc.), for maximum stays ranging from 60 days has 5 years, for most nationalities. Once the file has been submitted, it is not processed in Thailand but in the Thai embassy closest to the traveler's home. Count 5 weeks to obtain it with consular fees starting at 35,00 €.

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Price of a visa application for Thailand

L'Thai embassy has established a grid of consular fee amounts depending on the type of visa. These are understood โ€œย excluding processing costsย "per passenger.

  • Visa ED, B or Oย : 70,00 €
  • Single entry TR Tourism Visa : 35,00 €
  • Visa Tourisme TR-M multiple entries Or Long-stay OA : 175,00 €
  • Very long-stay visa OX : 350,00 €

You will need to enter Thailand within 3 months following the issuance of the visa.

It is necessary to count 5 weeks minimum to obtain a Thai visa

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Nationalities eligible for the Thailand visa

All nationalities are eligible for a Thai visa, regardless of whether the traveller has a normal, service or refugee passport, as long as they live near an embassy (all of Europe is concerned for example).

From October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023, passports from more than 50 countries were visa exempt for tourist stays less than 45 days in Thailand. On April 1, 2023, the limit has returned to 30 days maximum stay in Thailand without a visa. The nationalities listed can only benefit from this exemption regime twice a year by sea or land entry, and without limit for air entry โคต๏ธ

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Andorra
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ณBrunei*
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark
๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ช United Arab Emirates
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ United States
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทFrance
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong
๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia*
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ธ Iceland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy
๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Liechtenstein
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania
๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ Luxembourg
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia*
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ป Maldives
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ Mauritius
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡จ Monaco
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway
๐Ÿ‡ด๐Ÿ‡ฒ Oman
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช Peru
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal
๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Rep. Czech
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง United Kingdom
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Singapore*
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia
๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Tรผrkiye
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine

* no entry limit, no matter the means (air, sea or land)

Can I get a visa on arrival in Thailand?

The following nationalities are eligible for a visa on arrival in Thailand for stays up to 30 days, upon presentation of a return plane ticket taking off within 30 days of arrival.

๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡น Bhutan
๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China
๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡พ Cyprus
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India
๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡น Malta
๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico
๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ทNauru
๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan
๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฌ Pap. N-Guinea
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania
๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Russia
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Taiwan
๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡บ Vanuatu

Travelers aged over 50

Whether you are retired or not, Thailand has dedicated a range of specific visas to people over 50 years old requesting a long-stay visa of up to 10 years (2x 5 years):

  • Short stay visa (O Visa): up to 60 days in Thailand
  • Long stay visa (O-A Visa): up to 1 year in Thailand
  • Very long stay visa (O-X Visa): up to 5 years in Thailand, renewable on site
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Authorities issue documents without significant delay

The Thai visa in summary

Format Digital only
Number of entries Depends on visa
Leadtime 5 weeks
Length of stay 0 to 5 years
Validity 3 months upon filing
Consular fees Of the 35,00 €

For a trip to Thailand, it is likely that you will need a Visa depending on your nationality, place of residence, length of stay or reason for travel.

Thai visa, is available for many travel reasons ranging from tourism (TR or TR-M), business/business (B), studies/conference (ED) or even long-stay, family or volunteering (O). Thailand is known for complexity of its procedures and the requirement in the document format to provide. We support you to minimize the risk of refusal.

The price of an e-visa for Thailand, excluding processing fees, starts at 35,00 € per traveler. Certain nationalities can travel to Thailand without a visa for a short stay and as part of a time-limited tourism recovery program. Children must also submit a file, like an adult.

We advise you to apply at least a month before your planned arrival in Thailand. Once your Thai visa has been obtained, you will have 3 months to enter the country.

When to go to Thailand?

  • From November to February : It's high season in Thailand, with pleasant temperatures and little rain. This is the ideal time to visit northern Thailand and discover its many tourist attractions. Prices are generally higher during this time and tourist destinations can be crowded.
  • From March to May : It is the hot and dry season in Thailand, with high temperatures and little rain. This is a great time to visit the beaches of southern Thailand and go scuba diving. Prices are generally lower during this time and tourist destinations are less crowded.
  • From June to October : It's the rainy season in Thailand, with high temperatures and frequent rain. It is an ideal time to discover the lush nature of the country and enjoy indoor activities. Prices are generally lower during this time and tourist destinations are less crowded.

Places to visit in Thailand

Thailand is a country rich in cultural and natural heritage that is full of wonders to discover. Among the must-sees, the capital Bangkok is a vibrant and bustling city, with historic temples, bustling markets and vibrant nightlife. HAS Chiang Mai, a city in northern Thailand, you can admire Buddhist temples, explore night markets and enjoy outdoor activities. The islands of Phuket, Koh Samui And Koh Phi Phi are famous for their white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and water activities.

For nature lovers, the national park of Khao Yai, located in central Thailand, is home to abundant wildlife, including elephants, tigers and monkeys. The historic temples ofAyutthaya, an ancient city that was once the capital of Thailand, are a must-see for history buffs. The Bridge of the River Kwai, located in Kanchanaburi province, is a famous railway bridge built by Allied prisoners of war during World War II.

The Golden Triangle, a region located on the border between Thailand, Laos and Burma, is famous for its opium trade and for its magnificent landscapes. About 100 kilometers from Bangkok, the floating market of Damnoen Saduak is a colorful market set on the water and offering fresh fruits, vegetables and artisanal products.

Factsheet

  • Official name of the country : Kingdom of Thailand
  • Location : Asia
  • Capital city : Bangkok
  • Area : 513,115 km2
  • Religion : Theravada Buddhism
  • Language : Thai, Chinese (English very common)
  • Cash : Baht (THB)
  • Climate : Overall tropical
  • Time zone : UTC +7

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Security : Certain areas are prohibited for tourists: Demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the Thai border with Cambodia, tribal area of Pattani, national park of Khao Yai, among others.


Health
: Travelers aged 9 months and over coming from countries at risk of transmission of yellow fever, as well as those having transited through an airport in a country where yellow fever is present, are required to present a certificate of vaccination against this disease upon their arrival in Thailand.

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