The following information may assist you in choosing which type of visa is most appropriate for your stay in Thailand. If you are still unsure please contact a member of staff for clarification.
This type of visa allows a stay of up to 60 days from the date of arrival, provided entry is made into the country WITHIN 90 days of the date of issue of the visa. A further 30 day extension of stay is possible on application to the immigration authorities in Thailand and upon payment of the current fee.
Two or three entries can be obtained, when the entry period is extended to 180 days, before the visa becomes invalid. Visitors have to leave Thailand at the end of the first and other permitted periods and then re-enter the country on subsequent entries before the expiry date of the visa.
e.g. A visitor arriving in Thailand is given 60 days. At the end of this period (or extension) the visitor must leave the country and use other entries by re-entering Thailand. On each occasion, entry has to be made before the cancellation date incorporated in the Visa, when issued.
This type of visa must be obtained by visitors to Thailand for purposes other than tourism and allows stays of 90 days (single entry) from the date of arrival.
When applying for this type of visa the usual documentation must be accompanied by a letter detailing the reason for the visit and an undertaking from the Company, Organisation etc., that they will be responsible for the applicant during their stay in Thailand and their eventual repatriation, should this be necessary.
This type of visa allows anyone employed to work in Thailand the opportunity of staying for up to 90 days whilst the employers obtain the necessary work permit for a longer period of residency, if this has not already been granted.
Any person married to a Thai national seeking a Non Immigrant Visa MUST provide a copy of Marriage Certificate with the other required documentation.
A Multiple Entry Visa, valid for 12 months, is available to those travelling to Thailand on business or if the person is married to a Thai National. This visa allows stays of 90 days at a time.
METHOD OF APPLICATION
TRANSIT VISA - £20.00 PER ENTRY
TOURIST VISA - £25.00 PER ENTRY
NON-IMMIGRANT - SINGLE ENTRY - £50.00
- MULTIPLE - £125.00
***Visa fees may be subject to change, please contact the
STAYS FOR PERSONS AGED 50 OR OVER
– VISA CATEGORY “O-A”
aged 50 or above are now being allowed to take up retreat in Thailand
initially for at least one year from date of arrival provided they are
able to meet stipulated financial and other requirements, i.e.
The above documentation has to
be certified by a Notary Public and be submitted with 4 completed Visa
Application Forms and 4 recent photographs, Passport size, together with
Passport and appropriate fee. (Currently £15 but under review).
At the present time the
appropriate Visa “NON-IMMIGRANT” CAT “O-A” can only be obtained
through personal application to the Royal Thai Embassy, 30, Queen’s
Gate, London S.W.7 or the Office of the Immigration Bureau, Section 1, Sub
Division 1, Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Sathorn District,
Bangkok 0120. Tel 0066-228/3101-10 Ext.2236.
The extended stay is also
available to applicants undergoing health rehabilitation in hospitals or
Health Centres, who will apply on behalf of the patients. If the Visa has
been issued by the Embassy in London on arrival in Thailand the one year
length of stay will be determined and granted at the Immigration
Up to the first 90 days of residence the Applicant must report to the Authorities concerned and every 90 days thereafter. This can be done personally or through completion of FORM T.M.47 obtainable from the Immigration Office.
Prior to the completion of the
one year stay an extension can be obtained on application to the
Immigration Bureau with certified documentation confirming required
financial position regarding income.
At present Consulates are not
authorised to issue the special NON-IMMIGRANT CAT 0-A Visa but once the
working of the current system is established, the position could be
ISSUANCE OF VISAS.
DOCUMENTATION MEETS REQUIREMENTS, VISAS ISSUED AT THE TIME OF
IF POSSIBLE, WE TRY TO ISSUE ON DAY OF RECEIPT, WHICH MEANS THAT IF
SPECIAL DELIVERY SERVICE IS USED BOTH WAYS, PASSPORT INCORPORATING VISA
RETURNED WITHOUT DELAY. IN ANY CASE WE WOULD EXPECT YOU TO RECEIVE YOUR
PASSPORT WITHIN 7 DAYS. SHOULD THIS PROVE NOT TO BE THE CASE, DO NOT FAIL
TO CONTACT US.
WHEN APPLYING PLEASE CHECK TO
SEE YOU ARE SENDING;-
REMEMBER NOT TO APPLY TOO EARLY FOR YOUR VISA
(BEARING IN MIND ENTRY INTO THAILAND MUST BE MADE WITHIN 90 DAYS FOR SINGLE ENTRY AND 180 DAYS FOR DOUBLE OR MORE ENTRIES, FROM DATE OF ISSUE OF VISA.)
MOST VISITORS TO THAILAND HAVE AN ENJOYABLE TIME AND OFTEN WANT TO MAKE REPEAT VISITS. WE HOPE THIS WILL PROVE TO BE YOUR EXPERIENCE.