Do I require a Visa to Visit?
Passport holders from the following countries do not require a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes if their stay in Thailand does not exceed 30/90 days, as the case may be. The applicant must, however, possess sufficient instrument of means of living expenses (10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family).
(***) According to the Agreements on Exemption of Visa Requirements between Thailand and Hong Kong SAR and between Thailand and Macau SAR, all types of Thai passports including diplomatic and official passports shall be exempted from visa requirements for a visit of not exceeding 30 days to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.
According to the Agreements on Exemption of Visa Requirements between Thailand and Peru, all types of Thai passports including diplomatic and official passports shall be exempted from visa requirement for a visit of not exceeding 90 days to Peru.
Tourist Visa Exemption
|List of 49 countries and one region is as follows: (30 Days Exemption)|
|S. No.||Countries||S. No.||Countries|
|1||Australia : Commonwealth of Australia||27||Macau|
|2||Austria : Republic of Austria||28||Malaysia (If apply no need to pay isa fee)|
|3||Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium||29||Mongolia|
|4||Bahrain : Kingdom of Bahrain||30||Monaco : Principality of Monaco|
|5||Brazil||31||Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands|
|6||Brunei Darussalam: Negara Brunei Darussalam||32||New Zealand|
|7||Canada||33||Norway : Kingdom of Norway|
|8||Czech Republic||34||Oman : Sultanate of Oman|
|9||Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark||35||Philippines : Republic of the Philippines (If apply no need to pay isa fee)|
|10||Estonia||36||Republic of Poland|
|11||Finland : Republic of Finland||37||Portugal : Republic of Portugal|
|12||France : French Republic||38||Qatar : State of Qatar|
|13||Germany : Federal Republic of Germany||39||Singapore : Republic of Singapore (If apply no need to pay isa fee)|
|14||Greece : Hellenic Republic||40||Slovak Republic|
|15||Hong Kong||41||Republic of Slovenia|
|16||Republic of Hungary||42||Russia|
|17||Iceland : Republic of Iceland||43||Spain : Kingdom of Spain|
|18||Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia||44||South Africa : Republic of South Africa|
|19||Ireland||45||Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden|
|20||Israel : State of Israel||46||Switzerland : Swiss Confederation|
|21||Italy : Republic of Italy||47||Turkey : Republic of Turkey|
|22||Japan||48||United Arab Emirates|
|23||Kuwait : State of Kuwait||49||United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland|
|24||Laos||50||United States of America|
|25||Principality of Liechtenstein||51||Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietname|
|26||Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg||52||Combodia (Only 14 days exemption)|
What is the Visa application procedure for Diplomatic / Official passport holders?
Diplomatic / Official passport holders may directly apply to the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General in their respective locations.
Is there any exemption for Diplomatic / Official passport holders?
List of Countries which have concluded agreement on the exemption of visa requirement for holders of diplomatic or official passport or service/special passport with Thailand and permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 30 and 90 days
Can I get Visa on Arrival?
Temporary tourist visa: visa on arrival
|Visa On Arrival (List of 27 Countries)|
|S. No.||Countries||S. No.||Countries|
|1||Andora||11||Malta : Republic of Malta|
|2||Bulgaria Republic of Bulgaria||12||Romania|
|3||Bhutan : Kingdom of Bhutan||13||Saudi Arabia : Kingdom of Saudi Arabia|
|4||China : Republic of China ( including Taiwan)||14||San Marino : Republic of San Marino|
|5||Cyprus : Republic of Cyprus||15||Latvia : Republic of Latvia|
|6||Ethiopia: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia||16||Lithuania : Republic of Lithuania|
|7||India : Republic of India||17||Taiwan|
|8||Kazakhstan : Republic of Kazakhstan||18||Ukraine|
|9||Maldives : Republic of Maldives||19||Uzbekistan|
|10||Mauritius : Republic of Mauritius|
List of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints which provides facilities for issuance of visa on arrival are as follow:
|S. No.||Immigration checkpoints|
|1||Suvarna Bhumi International Airport, Bangkok|
|2||Don Mueang Internationl Airport, Bangkok|
|3||Chiangmai International Airport , Chiangmai|
|4||Phuket International Airport , Phuket|
|5||Hatyai International Airport , Songkla|
|6||U Tapao Airport , Rayong|
|7||Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|8||Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|9||Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|10||Betong Immigration Checkpoint , Yala|
|11||Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint , Songkla|
|12||Samui Airport , Surat Thani|
|13||Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint|
|14||Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok|
|15||Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi|
|16||Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong|
|17||Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai|
|18||Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani|
|19||Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket|
|20||Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun|
|21||Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi|
|22||Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla|
|23||Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai|
|24||Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani|
|25||Pattaya Immigration Checkpoint, Pattaya|
|26||Klong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat|
|27||Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi|
|28||Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sa Kaeo|
|29||Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan|
|30||Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak|
|31||Padan Beza Checkpoint, Songkhla|
|32||Su-ngai Kolok Checkpoint, Narathiwat|
Do I need to come in person to apply or collect?
No. In case you are unable to submit your application in person, you have the option of getting it submitted or collected through a travel agent or a representative.
What is the contact no. of Mumbai & Kolkata Consulates?
|Royal Thai Consulate-General
12th Floor, Express Towers, Barrister Rajni Patel Marg
Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 021
Tel: - (91-22) 2282-3535
Fax: - (91-22) 2282 – 1525
|Royal Thai Consulate – General
18B, Mandeville Gardens,
Ballygunge, Kolkata -700019
Tel: - (91-33) 2 4403229, 2 4407836, 2 4409723
Fax: - (91-33) 2 4406251
How can I track my visa/application status?
You can check your status via:-
|North India:-||Helpline No. -||022-67866003|
|Email ID: -||email@example.com|
|Log on to our website: -||www.vfs-thailand.co.in|
Applicant needs to give their passport no. / receipt no. for tracking the visa status through helpline and email.
Can I receive my passport by courier?
Yes, you can receive your passport by courier. At the time of submitting your application you can avail of the courier facility by filling up the 'Courier Request Form'. Your passport can be couriered to an address mentioned by you in the Form. This facility comes to you at an additional charge of Rs.200/- per application.
Do I need an appointment to lodge my application with VFS?
Applicants do not require a prior appointment to lodge their application at VFS Thailand Visa application centre.
How do I pay?
The visa fee is payable in INR (Indian Rupees) CASH for Tourist and Transit visa. For Non-Immigrant visa, fee is payable in demand draft favouring the "ROYAL THAI EMBASSY ", payable at New Delhi (For North India),
VFS Service Charge
VFS service fees can either be paid in cash or by demand draft, favouring “VFS Global services Pvt. Ltd”, payable at New Delhi (For North India).
For postal applications please send the VFS service fees in favour of "VFS Global services Pvt. Ltd" payable at New Delhi, India.