Visa and Certificate of Entry for Diplomatic/Officials/International Organization Representatives and their family members
(As of March 29, 2021)
Effectively from 1 November 2020 onwards, members of Diplomatic Missions, Consular Representatives and International Organisations (DCIOs) who wish to enter Thailand are advised to submit their COE applications directly through Thailand’s COE Registration System at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th
This online system will expedite the COE application process as applicants do not need to contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General. Please note that the documents required, including the Note Verbale, remain unchanged and must be uploaded when applying online. Please also note that the online system is for the issuance of COEs but is not the visa application.
Procedures for obtaining a visa
1. If the applicant does not have a valid visa or re-entry permit, the applicant must fill in the information and upload all required documents online at https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ and then submit the following original documents directly to the Embassy / Consulates-General to request the issuance of an appropriate Visa. (For instructions, please check https://www.thaievisa.go.th/static/English-Manual.pdf )
1.1 An official Note issued by the Department of State or International organization.
(Please note that only an official note from DOS is applicable during this time. A note from DOD or other U.S. agencies will not be applicable.)
1.2 A letter from the DOS / International Organization affirming that the Embassy/International Organization responsible for healthcare or medical treatment expenses including COVID-19.
1.4 other required documents that the applicant submitted through an online application.
1.5 Self-addressed return envelope. (Please note your own tracking number in order to track your package once the visa is being mailed back)*** Please also note that Diplomat/Official/UNLP passport holders who wish to change the flight or ASQ and need a new COE should text to 202-431-0882 stating the subject as DCIO – request for change of COE and request the new COE and state your Full name***
2. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present
2.1 A “Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand”
2.2 A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure
2.3 ***From 14 January 2021, all travelers who have received COEs are required to download and register via the ThailandPlus Application. They are required to show a QR code generated from the registration via the Application to be scanned by the Thai authority upon arrival in Thailand. To download, CLICK HERE*** (For more information, please check ThailandPlus Eng or watch the video here)
3. Upon entry to Thailand, Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must present the following documents
3.2 Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, using RT-PCR test, issued no more than 72 hours before departure
3.3 ThailandPlus Application
**Every passenger who wishes to enter Thailand shall comply with Disease Prevention Measures for the Persons Entering the Kingdom to Prevent the Spread of the COVID-19 Disease Annexed to the Order of the Centre for the Administration of the Situation due to the Outbreak of the Communicable Disease Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) No. 7/2563 Issued on 30 June B.E. 2563 (2020)**