Procedures for Non-Thai nationals who wish to obtain long stay visa (Non-Immigrant Category O-X)

Procedures for Non-Thai nationals who wish to obtain long stay visa
(Non-Immigrant Category O-X)

( If you already have a valid visa/re-entry permit, please request the Certificate of Entry – COE at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/ )

1. If the applicant does not have a valid visa or re-entry permit, the applicant must request a visa, at least 15 working days before the intended date of travel, by filling in the information and upload all required documents online at https://www.thaievisa.go.th/ (Please note that the visa application fee is non-refundable)

For instructions, please check https://www.thaievisa.go.th/static/English-Manual.pdf


2. The Royal Thai Embassy / Consulates-General will review the application and will send an email requesting the applicant to submit the following required documents through mail to the Royal Thai Embassy (ATTN: Visa Section) or Royal Thai Consulate-General in Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York:

2.1 Passport

2.2 Two passport-size photographs (2″x 2″)

2.3 Visa application form (Download) (if the applicant does not have a valid visa to enter Thailand)

2.4 Proof of flight confirmation/reservation, indicating the trip from US to Thailand

2.5 Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 100,000 USD (or equivalent in other currencies) of medical costs incurred by the applicant in Thailand, including medical costs in the event that the applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the entire duration of stay in Thailand).
*This is an additional requirement during the COVID situation. You may use your existing insurance coverage if it meets this requirement*

2.6 A confirmed reservation of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) (Please check the list of the alternative state quarantine hotels at www.hsscovid.com or www.thaiembdc.org/asq)

2.7 Copy of a certificate of residence (if applicable)

2.8 Addition Application form (Download)

2.9 Evidence of adequate finance

O-X visa: A copy of bank statement from Thailand financial institutes and a letter of guarantee from the bank with bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 3 Million Baht. (Please note that such minimum amount must be maintained at least 1 year after receiving the visa) or A copy of bank statement (from financial institutes located in Thailand only) and a letter of guarantee from the bank with bank’s contact information showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less than 1.8 Million Baht and proof of annual incomes of not less than 1.2 Million Baht. Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.

2.10 Criminal record (Letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification have to valid for not more than three months and must be issued from a state or Federal Bureau of Investigation only. Online criminal record without authorize signature is unacceptable)

2.11 Medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) certificate shall be valid for not more than three months (Download)

2.12 Additional health insurance requirement for Non-Immigrant O-A / O-X (Long Stay)

  • Effective from 31 October 2019, the applicant must be medically insured for the entire period of stay in Thailand with the following coverage:
    – Outpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than 40,000 THB, and
    – Inpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than  400,000 THB

The applicants must submit the following:

  • Health insurance policy document issued by a Thai or foreign insurance company, stating that the applicant is medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:
    (a) In case of a foreign insurance company, the applicant must submit the original insurance policy document with 2 copies;
    (b) In case of a Thai insurance company, the applicant must submit 2 copies of the insurance policy document or, if available, the original insurance policy document with 2 copies. A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here: http://longstay.tgia.org
  • Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand, which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company. The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form

2.13 Self-addressed return envelope if the applicant does not have a valid visa (Please note your own tracking number in order to track your package once the visa is being mailed back)


3. After receiving a visa, the applicant may request the Certificate of Entry (COE) at https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/
***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)


4. At the departure airport, the approved applicant is required to present

4.1 A “Certificate of Entry into the Kingdom of Thailand” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy.

4.2 A 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

4.3 A Medical insurance covering all expenditures of medical treatment, including COVID-19, while traveling to Thailand in an amount of at least 100,000 USD (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand).


5. Upon entry to Thailand

Travelers arriving in Thailand during the COVID-19 pandemic must present the following documents

5.1 COE

5.2 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

5.3 ThailandPlus Application


6. If granted entry, traveler must go through quarantine at the Alternative State Quarantine
*** The applicant must arrange Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) at their own expenses. More information, including list of permitted hotels (in Thai) can be found at http://hsscovid.com/ or Royal Thai Embassy’s website .***