Visa and Certificate of Entry procedures for Non-Thai nationals wishing to obtain Special Tourist Visa (STV)

Visa and Certificate of Entry procedures for Non-Thai nationals wishing to obtain Special Tourist Visa (STV)

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. After successfully apply with the Thai E-visa system, please download the “Appointment receipt” (Click here to see How to download Barcode from Evisa) from the system and then mail the Appointment receipt along with the following original documents directly to the Embassy / Consulates-General to request the issuance of an appropriate Visa. 

2.1 Passport with at least two empty pages and validity not less than 12 months from the date of planned entry to Thailand

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

2.3 Visa application form (Download) (if the applicant doesn’t have a valid Thai visa)

2.4 Proof of flight confirmation/reservation, indicating the trip from the 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)

2.6 Proof of residency in the United States (For example, Green card, valid work visa in the U.S.) if the applicant is not a U.S. citizen.

2.7 Criminal record (Letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification has 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 an authorized signature is unacceptable)

2.8 Additional health insurance requirement for STV visa

  • 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:

  • 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

(To purchase insurance from a Thai insurer approved by the Office of Insurance Commission of Thailand: http://longstay.tgia.org)

2.9 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)

2.10 A Medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases. The certificate shall be valid for no more than three months as indicated in Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535).  (Click here to download the form)

2.11 Self-addressed return envelope and visa fee if the applicant doesn’t have a valid visa (Please note your own tracking number in order to track your package once the visa is being mailed back)

2.12 Evidence of long-stay accommodation: either

  • A fully paid hotel reservation in Thailand for the whole duration of intended stay in Thailand (after quarantine). The reservation must be issued by the hotel showing the duration of stay, and hotel’s contact details and tax ID number;
  • A fully-paid residential lease in Thailand for the whole duration of intended stay in Thailand (after quarantine). The lease must be issued by the lessor showing the duration of stay, and the lessor’s contact details and tax ID number;
  • A hire-purchase or mortgage agreement of immovable propertyOR
  • Condominium title deed;

 

 

 ***Additional Documents***

For non-US citizens
– a copy of the permanent resident alien card or a copy of valid US visa
–  a letter proof of employment ( **we don’t accept pay stubs**) or a letter proof of full-time student status. For self-employed, business license or business registration indicating the applicant’s name.

For dependant (only apply for a minor under 20 years old), please provide the following documents
– Copy of a birth certificate
– Copy of marriage certificate, In case of sole custody notarized copy of the court order, must be provided.
– Copy of passports or ID of mother and father/ legal guardian
– Original letter of notarized consent for the minor to travel abroad from mother and father/ legal guardian
***All supporting materials that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations and certified by an embassy only ***


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” issued by The Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulates-General;

4.2 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 whole duration of stay in Thailand); and

4.3 A Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID -19 is not detected, issued no more than 72 hours before departure


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 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 Medical insurance guaranteeing that the insurance company will cover a minimum of 100,000 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)

5.4 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 .***