Thailand Getting Your Visa

2 Sep

Thailand Getting Your Visa

2 mins read

Most travellers visiting Thailand for tourism purposes require a visa. Some are eligible to gain a visa on arrival whereas others need to apply in advance of their visit if visiting for a period of 15-30 days. However, passport holders of certain countries don’t require a visa on arrival at all. All passport holders must have their passport valid for at least 6 months after their proposed stay in order to be accepted into the country.


Am I exempt from requiring a Thai tourist visa?

Passport holders of up to 64 countries can enter Thailand without a visa. To check if you’re eligible for this click here.  A maximum of 30 days stay is granted upon arrival if entering Thailand via an international airport or through a land border checkpoint from a neighbouring country. The visa fee is $30.Those passport holders who are eligible must have proof of onward journey (such as a flight ticket) and money such as 10000 Thai Baht to prove you can fund your trip.


Do I require a Thai tourist visa?

Passport holders of 19 countries are eligible for a visa on arrival to find out if your country is, click here. They must also have the following:


  • Tourists filling out this visa form must have a genuine address to note down when visiting such as a hotel or an apartment which can be verified.
  • Proof of an onward return ticket to fly out of Thailand within 15 days of arrival.
  • A 4 x 6 cm photograph of your face
  • Proof of financial means according to the Thai embassy’s website (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family)
  • Filled in visa form


If your country is not listed above or you are unsure enquire with your local Thai embassy or consulate who will help you figure out if you require a visa or not.


At Ethical Travel Portal we guide our travellers in the process of applying for the visa. We know it can be a tricky task to understand the complete list of documents needed for the application. Therefore, we supply our travellers with the information needed.




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