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 register for Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.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.Require documents to upload in the system

2.1 Passport

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

2.3 Declaration form (download from the E-visa website, see page 32 in the Manual here) with a signature of the applicant (E-signature accepted).

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

2.6 Green card (if the applicant is a Non-U.S. citizen)

2.7 Addition Application form (Download)

2.8 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.

2.9 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)

2.10 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)

2.11 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 insurance company , stating that the applicant is medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:
    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 (**Per the regulation for O-X visa, the applicant must have a Thai Insurance Company in order to obtain this visa, the Insurance coverage from Foreign insurance company is not suffice)
  • 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

3. Do not forget to register for Thailand Pass at https://tp.consular.go.th/ (Travelers may request a Thailand Pass without having to wait for a visa).


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

4.1 Thailand Pass

4.2 Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 10,000 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 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 to be granted entry:

5.1 Thailand Pass

5.2 Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 10,000 US dollars (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 whole duration of stay in Thailand)