Visa and Thailand Pass procedures for work permit holders (Volunteers or NGO workers)

Visa and Thailand Pass procedures for work permit holders  (Volunteers or NGO workers)

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

2.5 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.

2.6 Invitation letter or an official letter from the NGO, Charity, or organization that the applicant will be working with


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)