Special Tourist Visa (STV)


By the order of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Thailand dated 29 September and 9 December B.E. 2563 (2020), Thailand has launched a new Special Tourist Visa (STV), which has come into effect from 30 September 2020 until 30 September 2021. Details and requirements of the aforementioned visa category are listed below:

1. Visa Fee: 80 USD

2. Requirements:

2.1 The applicant must be a foreigner who wish to enter Thailand for a long-stay tourism purposes.

2.2 The applicant must comply with the provisions under relevant Regulations issued under Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) and any other disease prevention measures prescribed by the Government of Thailand.

2.3 The applicant must provide an evidence of long-stay accommodation;

  • A fully-paid hotel reservation in Thailand for the whole duration of intended stay in Thailand (after the 14-day 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 the 14-day 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 property; OR
  • Condominium title deed;

2.4 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

3. Other required documents; (1) Proof of residency in the United States (2) 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), and (3) A medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases

4. Conditions:
4.1 STV is valid for a single entry

4.2 STV is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance. Travelers must enter Thailand within the said 3-month period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days, counting from the date of entry. STV may be extended twice while the visitor is in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days per each extension.

4.3 STV cannot be changed to any other type of visa during the duration of stay in Thailand.

4.4 If the STV holder breaches the entry conditions (for example, if he/she engages in work-related activities), the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

For further information, please visit the Embassy’s website: www.thaiembdc.org