Visa and Certificate of Entry procedures for Religious / Missionary works (R) and their spouses or children (O)

Visa and Certificate of Entry procedures for Religious / Missionary works (R)
and their spouses or children (O)

( 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. Required 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 Invitation letter or an official letter from the religious organization (For example, the church, temple, etc.)

2.5 An approval letter from the Religious Affairs Department

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

2.7 Copy of recent bank statement ($700 per person and $1,500 per family).  The name of the applicant must be indicated clearly), In case of submitting a family bank statement, proof of relationship (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate) must be provided.


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


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 or letter from employer guaranteeing that the insurance company or employer 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 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 or employer 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 applicant contracts COVID-19 (The insurance must cover the whole duration of stay in Thailand)


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 .***