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TOURIST VISA
(Tourism / Visiting Family)


Visa Exemption
Passport holders of the countries listed below are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days per each visit.

If such foreigners enter Thailand at immigration checkpoints, which border neighboring countries (overland crossing), they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except Malaysia and nationals of the G7 countries (USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan) whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time.

Foreigners who enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category and would like to leave and re-enter may only stay for a cumulative duration, which does not exceed 90 days and is within a 6-month period from the date of first entry. (Passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon the return to residence country).

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate funding for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., traveller’s cheque or cash equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family), proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date. Otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained.

Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed below. Other travel documents for foreigners issued by these countries are not acceptable.

Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

Ordinary Passport (Except Travel Document)
Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme Bilateral Agreement
Period of Stay Period of Stay
30 days * 14 days 30 days 90 days
Australia Malaysia Cambodia Hong Kong Argentina
Austria Monaco Mynmar (Int Airport Only) Laos Brazil
Belgium The Netherlands   Macau Chile
Bahrain New Zealand   Mongolia South Korea
Brunei Norway   Russia Peru
Canada Oman   Vietnam  
Czech Republic The Philippines      
Denmark Poland      
Estonia Portugal      
Finland Qatar      
France Singapore      
Germany Slovak      
Greece Slovenia      
Hong Kong Spain      
Hungary South Africa      
Iceland Sweden      
Indonesia Switzerland      
Ireland Turkey      
Israel UAE      
Italy UK      
Japan USA      
Kuwait Vietnam      
Liechtenstein        
Luxembourg        

 

Remarks:
* If such nationals enter Thailand at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries, they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time, except (1) Malaysian nationals who cross the borderline from Malaysia, (2) Nationals of the G7 countries: USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, whose granted period of stay will not exceed 30 days each time.

 

Tourist Visa Requirements

Tourist Visa with Single Entry

Required Documents

- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months upon the return to residence country

- Completed visa application form

- 2 recent passport-sized photographs taken within the past 6 months

- Confirmed return travel booking or ticket

- Hotel booking confirmation or invitation letter from accommodation sponsor plus a copy of his/her passport and residence permit in Thailand

- Copy of complete bank statement of the last 3 months showing all transactions with minimum balance of 1,000 CHF at the end of each month per person, bank balance certificate. If someone else is paying for your trip, a guarantee letter with copy of identification, information about their financial status, employment, and relationship with the applicant e.g. copy of marriage certificate or bith certificate must be provided 

- In case that applicant’s passport shall be sent back by post, an envelope with applicant’s address and CHF 7 of stamps are required. The Royal Thai Embassy does not accept any responsibility for any kind of loss or damage from post service.

- Visa Fee of CHF 40 in cash only

- For Non-Swiss nationals, a copy of valid residence permit to stay in Switzerland

- For nationals of other countries except USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan: please provide further documents as shown below

Remark: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary and also reserve the right to reject any application without having to provide reason.

 


 

Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries

Required Documents
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months upon the return to residence country
- A copy of valid residence permit (Permit C). Applicant must have permanent residence in Switzerland.
- Completed visa application form
- 2 recent passport-sized photographs taken within the past 6 months
- Confirmed return travel booking or ticket
- Letter of Employment signed by employer / Enrollment Letter from school or university
- Evidence of adequate funding e.g. copy of bank statement for the past 6 months with minimum balance no less than CHF 7,000 per person in each month
- Hotel reservation 
- Visa Fee of CHF 185 in cash only
- In case that applicant’s passport shall be sent back by post, an envelope with applicant’s address and CHF 7 of stamps are required. The Royal Thai Embassy does not accept any responsibility for any kind of loss or damage from post service.

Remark: The Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary and also reserves the right to reject any application wihtout having to provide reason.


 

Visa Fee and Validity

 

 

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