Visas and COE [during COVID situation]

For PDF file regarding Regulations on Entering Thailand from 1 November 2021 onwards, click here

Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE)
( The following regulations applied during COVID-19 situation until further notice )
Please also check Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) in the section below for more information

** Announcement on new e-Visa Stickerless System **

Effective from 27 September 2021, the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C. will start implementing new e-Visa service, “Stickerless e-Visa”. Please note that it is no longer required for applicant to submit his/her passport and original supporting documents via mail to the Royal Thai Embassy.

After the e-Visa application has been approved, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to applicants. It is kindly requested to print a copy of the confirmation e-mail to present to airline and Thai Immigration officials to carry out checks when traveling to Thailand.

Date/Time (Washington D.C. time)


September 17, 2021

Last day to receive e-Visa application with visa sticker via Thailand e-Visa system

September 18-22, 2021

Pending applications with complete documents in Thailand e-Visa system will be considered for approval.

September 23, 2021

Last day to approve and issue e-Visa sticker

September 23, 2021 at 07.00 am – 

September 26, 2021 at 07.00 pm

Due to system upgrade for the launch of the new online platform, the e-Visa service will be temporarily unavailable

September 27, 2021

Full operation on e-Visa stickerless system.

For further information and inquiries, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in Washington D.C.
at 202 640 5658 or email

Type of visa to Thailand

Certificate of Entry (COE)

Due to the large number of travelers requesting the COE,
please be informed that the estimated time for the pre-approval process is around 3-7 business days and the COE will be issued around 3 business days after you submit all required documents and provide all relevant information. 

Hence, the whole process could take 7-14 business days or more. This depends on the number of phone calls/emails, and the volume of applications at that moment.

From 18 February 2021, visa applicants in the United States are required to apply online through the website For instructions on the Thailand e-visa, please check the User Manual or watch the Video User Manual.

As one of the Countries listed for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival, U.S. Passport Holders are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days** on each visit (**Previous permitted period of stay was 45 days which no longer applicable after 30 September 2021) or 15-day stays if arriving by land-crossing. 

However please note that with the visa exemption scheme, travelers still need to obtain the Certificate of Entry (COE) to enter Thailand (By choosing a type of permitted person as Visa exemption scheme). Please click here for more information.

(Update September 2, 2021

   Thailand has add additional accredited vaccine from Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. 

   “Sputnik V” is now considered to be fully vaccination after 2nd doses. If the 2nd doses is after 1st dose for no less than 3 weeks.

Accredited Vaccines approved by WHO and Ministry of Public Health, Thailand 
A combination of different vaccines is accepted provided that the period between the 1st and 2nd dose was in accordance with the period set by the manufacture of the first dose.