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TOURIST VISA
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Visa Exemption


In compliance with the new visa exemption regulation issued by the Ministry of Interior dated 26 May 2016, nationals entitled to a 30-days visa exemption (as indicated in the list below) are eligible to enter Thailand without visa through land boarder checkpoints only twice a calendar year. The entering through international airports will not be affected by this regulation.

The implementation of this regulation will start from 31 December 2016. The limitation from this regulation does not apply to Malaysian nationals.

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:-

-  Travelers who enter Thailand under the tourist visa exemption category are allowed to apply for an additional extension at the Immigration Bureau for a period up to 30 days.

 

Tourist Visa Requirements

Tourist Visa with Single Entry

Required Documents

- Original 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

* For Nigerian nationals, an original criminal record with validity not less than 3 months is required.

 

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
- Original 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.

* For Nigerian nationals, an original criminal record with validity not less than 3 months is required.

 

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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