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Thailand visa part 2: Types of Visas

 Posted by , September 27, 2013 at 14:12:44 :: Thailand

Thai Diplomatic Visa or Official Visa

Upon official request, Thai Embassies and Consulates-General may grant courtesy visas to diplomatic/official/ordinary passport-holders who wish to enter the Kingdom on official duty and/or other purposes.

Supporting documents are documents issued by the governmental agency, foreign government or international organization, certifying the identity of the person concerned and his/her purposes while visiting the Kingdom.

Thai Transit Visa

Purpose of visit

  • To transit to the country of destination (Category “TS”)

  • To participate in sport activities (Category “S”)

  • The person in charge or crew coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (Category “C”)

How long is the visa valid for?

The validity of a visa is three months. Travelers coming to Thailand with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days.

What documents will be required?

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months

  • Visa application form completely filled out

  • Recent  4 x 6 cm photograph of the applicant

  • Evidence of travel from Thailand (confirmed air ticket paid in full)

  • Evidence of adequate finance (฿20,000 per person and ฿40,000 per family)

  • Visa of a third country in a passport or travel document

  • Letter of invitation stating the application’s participation in sports activities in the Kingdom

  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary

What is the cost of a visa?

A Thailand Transit Visa cost ฿800 (Thai Baht) per entry (visa fee may be changed without prior notice).

Thai Tourist Visa, 2 entries

Thai Tourist Visa

Purpose of visit

  • This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes only (Category “TR”)

  • Employment is prohibited

How long is the visa valid for?

The validity of a visa is 3 months or 6 months. Upon arrival, travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days or 60 days. Nationals of countries which are on Thailand’s Tourist Visa Exemption list or have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand will be permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 60 days. Nationals from other countries who hold a tourist visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days.

What documents will be required?

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months

  • Visa application form completely filled out

  • Recent 4 x 6 cm photograph of the applicant

  • Evidence of travel from Thailand (air ticket paid in full)

  • Evidence of adequate finance (฿10,000 per person and ฿20,000 per family)

  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary

What is the cost of a visa?

A Thailand Tourist Visa cost ฿1,000 (Thai Baht) per entry (visa fee may be changed without prior notice).

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa include:

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “F”

To perform official duties.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “B”

To conduct business, to work, to study teaching course, to work as an English teacher, to take scuba diving or boxing lessons, to work as a sport coach, to do an internship, to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter for a short period.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “IM”

To invest with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries and Government Departments concerned.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “IB”

To invest or perform other activities relating to investment, subject to the provision of the established laws on investment promotion.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “ED”

To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminars, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “M”

To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “R”

To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “RS”

To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “EX”

To undertake skilled work or to work as an expert or specialist.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “O”

To visit Thai spouse, children, parents or voluntary job.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa “O” with multiple entries

Pension earners or Applicants over 50 years of age, following document is required;

  • Pension statement if the applicant is a pension earner, or

  • Proof of income with a minimum of £1,400.00 per month or

  • Thai Spouse visa with a copy of marriage certificate and passport or Thai ID of spouse and (3 months bank statement showing monthly income of more than £1,400.00 or £16,500 annually for those who have been issue category O with multiple entries)

Three-year Non-Immigrant Visa "B"

Foreign citizen who wishes to visit Thailand for business purpose may apply for a three-year non-immigrant visa, type ‘B’ with multiple entries. It allows holder to visit Thailand as often as required for as long as the visa remains valid and allows holder to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 90 days during each visit. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited for holder of such visa.

Thai Non-Immigrant Visa "O-A" (Long Stay) also called Thai Retirement Visa

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for an extended period without the intention of working.

Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

Purpose of visit

  • To conduct business, attend conference, or to work (category “B”)

  • To study (category “ED”)

  • To visit family (category “O”)

  • To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in a research institute (category “RS”)

  • To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai ministries or Government Departments concerned (category “R”)

  • To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter (category “M”)

  • To perform official duties (category “F”)

  • To undertake skilled work or to work as an expert or specialist (category "EX")

  • Other activities (category “O”) as follows: to stay with the family, to perform duties for the state enterprise or social welfare organizations, to stay after retirement for the elderly, to receive medical treatment, to be a sport coach as required by Thai Government, to be a contestant or witness for the judicial process.

How long is the visa valid for?

Single-entry and multiple-entry visas are valid for three months. Multiple-entry visas could also be valid for one year.

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.

What documents will be required?

  • Visa application form  completely filled out

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months. The validity of 18 months is required for one year visa application

  • 4 x 6 cm photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months

  • Evidence of adequate finance (฿20,000 per person and ฿40,000 per family)

  • Birth Certificate (“O”)

  • Certificate of Marriage or its equivalents (“O”)

  • Transcript / Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes (“ED”)

  • Letter from Thailand’s Board of Investment (“IB”)

  • Official Note certifying the purpose of travel from the Government Agencies /Embassies and Consulates / International Organizations / State Enterprises in Thailand. (“F” / “B” / “ED” / “M” / “R”) - Letter of approval from the Ministry of Labour (To obtain this letter, the prospective employer in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour

  • Letter from a company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand (“B”)

  • Document showing correspondence with trading partners in Thailand (“B”) - Letter of invitation from companies qualified to employ foreigners (“B”)

  • Employment contract indicating rationale for employing the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications (document must be signed by authorized managing director and affixed the seal of the company) (“B”)

  • Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom) (“B”)

  • Copy of corporate documents; namely

    • List of shareholders

    • Business registration and business license

    • Company profile

    • Details of business operation

    • List of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions

    • Map indicating the location of the company

    • Balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year

    • Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91)

    • Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20), etc. (“B”)

  • Copy of educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from the prior employers, identifying job description and length of service time (“B”)

  • Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only) ,or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only) (“B”)

What is the cost of a visa?

A Thailand Non-immigrant Visa cost ฿2,000 (Thai Baht) for single entry and ฿5,000 (Thai Baht) for multiple entries.

Time required issuing a visa

2 days if submitted in person, approximately 1 week plus mailing time if applying by post.

Notes:

  1. The Royal Thai Embassy in London does not accept visa applications by post.

  2.  Visa application procedures vary depending on nationality.

Royal Thai Embassy around the world

Thai Embassy in Argentina, Buenos Aires (website )
Thai Embassy in Australia, Canberra (website )
Thai Embassy in Austria, Vienna (website )
Thai Embassy in Bahrain, Manama (website )
Thai Embassy in Bangladesh, Dhaka (website )
Thai Embassy in Belgium, Brussels (website )
Thai Embassy in Brazil, Brasilia (website )
Thai Embassy in Brunei, Bandar Seri Begawan (website )
Thai Embassy in Cambodia, Phnom Penh (website )
Thai Embassy in Canada, Ottawa (website )
Thai Embassy in Chile, Santiago (website )
Thai Embassy in China, Beijing (website )
Thai Embassy in Czech Republic, Prague (website )
Thai Embassy in Denmark, Copenhagen (website )
Thai Embassy in Egypt, Cairo (website )
Thai Embassy in Finland, Helsinki (website )
Thai Embassy in France, Paris (website )
Thai Embassy in Germany, Berlin (website )
Thai Embassy in Greece, Athens (website )
Thai Embassy in Hungary, Budapest (website )
Thai Embassy in India, New Delhi (website )
Thai Embassy in Indonesia, Jakarta (website )
Thai Embassy in Iran, Tehran (website )
Thai Embassy in Israel, Tel Aviv (website )
Thai Embassy in Italy, Rome (website )
Thai Embassy in Japan, Tokyo (website 1 , website 2 )
Thai Embassy in Jordan, Amman (website )
Thai Embassy in Kazakhstan, Astana (website )
Thai Embassy in Kenya, Nairobi (website )
Thai Embassy in Kuwait, Kuwait (website )
Thai Embassy in Laos, Vientiane (website )
Thai Embassy in Libya, Tripoli (website )
Thai Embassy in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur (website )
Thai Embassy in Mexico, Mexico City (website )
Thai Embassy in Morocco, Rabat (website )
Thai Embassy in Myanmar, Yangon (website )
Thai Embassy in Nepal, Kathmandu (website )
Thai Embassy in Netherlands, The Hague (website )
Thai Embassy in New Zealand, Wellington (website )
Thai Embassy in Nigeria, Abuja (website )
Thai Embassy in Norway, Oslo (website )
Thai Embassy in Oman, Muscat (website )
Thai Embassy in Pakistan, Islamabad (website )
Thai Embassy in Peru, Lima (website )
Thai Embassy in Philippines, Manila (website )
Thai Embassy in Poland, Warsaw (website )
Thai Embassy in Portugal, Lisbon (website )
Thai Embassy in Qatar, Doha (website )
Thai Embassy in South Korea, Seoul (website )
Thai Embassy in Romania, Bucharest (website )
Thai Embassy in Russia, Moscow (website )
Thai Embassy in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh (website )
Thai Embassy in Senegal, Dakar (website )
Thai Embassy in Singapore, Singapore (website )
Thai Embassy in South Africa, Pretoria (website )
Thai Embassy in Spain, Madrid (website )
Thai Embassy in Sri Lanka, Colombo (website )
Thai Embassy in Sweden, Stockholm (website )
Thai Embassy in Switzerland, Bern (website )
Thai Embassy in Timor-Leste, Dili (website )
Thai Embassy in Turkey, Ankara (website )
Thai Embassy in United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi (website )
Thai Embassy in United Kingdom, London (website )
Thai Embassy in United States of America, Washington (website )
Thai Embassy in Vietnam, Hanoi (website 1 , website 2 )

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