What is Thai visa requires documents?

As a general rule, any foreigner seeking entry into the Kingdom of Thailand for business, investment, study, medical treatment, mass media, religion, employment and other purposes is required to apply for a visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate-General at his country of origin. If you do not obtain this visa prior to coming, you must enter on a 30-day tourist visa. During this 30 days, you will be required to leave the country and travel to any neighboring Thai Embassy with the proper documents necessary for completing the Thai non-immigrant visa.

Thailand Visa & Non-Immigrant Visa

If you get your non-immigrant visa in your home country, you will have the option of a Multiple Entry Visa or a Single Entry Visa. If you opt for the Single Entry visa and later decide you would like to leave Thailand during the timeframe of your visa, you will be required to pay a 1,000 baht fee (approximately 25 USD) each time you leave the Kingdom.

Thailand Visa & Single Entry Visa

Despite whether you are a western passport holder or not, if you are attempting to obtain a Thai non-immigration visa while visiting another Asian country such as India, Nepal or the Southeast Asian countries, you will only be granted a Single Entry Visa. Don’t worry though, if you enter Thailand on the Single Entry Visa, it is possible to purchase a Re-entry permit that allows you to leave and return as many times as you would like for 3,000 baht (75 USD). To sum it up: if you come to Thailand and then realize you would like to travel outside the country more than three times during the duration of your stay, get the Re-Entry Permit!

Thai visa & Recommendation

Get any non-immigrant Thai Visa prior to coming to Thailand!!! It will save you the pain of unnecessary headaches.

Chick to enter Thai Immigration Website

Regardless of the type of non-immigrant visa you enter Thailand using, the Thai immigration office would like to hear from you every 90 days. The ways you can make your presence known is either by letter, physically appearing at the Immigration office, or by leaving the country. Just make sure you don’t sit in Thailand for more than 90 days without contacting either the Thai Immigration office or a Thai entry point, or else you will find yourself slapped with an unexpected fine!

Required Document for Thailand Visa

Depending on your country of origin some of the following may be omitted, however to be on the safe side, it is recommended that you show up in Thailand prepared. As the expression goes, ‘better over-prepared than under-prepared.
  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • One recent (4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
  • Air ticket paid in full
  • Financial means (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents as deemed necessary
Visa fee may be 1,000 Baht per entry. The validity of a visa is three months. Upon arrival, visitors with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand for a period not exceeding 60 days at any time.
 more detail in website AOT

Tourist Visa Exemption

Thai government allows people of 40 countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, , New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Vietnam, to enter the country for tourist propose without visa for 30 days with no charge.

Check for up dated information on tourist visal examption

Visa on Arrival

Passport holders from 20 countries may apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days. They are Bhutan, , China (including Taiwan), Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Mauritius, Oman, Poland, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia : Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Ukraine.

Thailand Visa on arrival is provided at 23 designated international checkpoints and applicants should produce the application form to which his/her recent photograph is attached. The application fee is 2,000 Baht

Check detail at AOT website

Extension of Stay

Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their status of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Tel (662) 287-3101-10 (or at http://www.police.go.th/thaiimb/frconten.htm ). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.