VISAS

Thailand Visa and Certificate of Entry (COE)
( The following regulations applied during COVID-19 situation until further notice )

Under the Declaration of an Emergency Situation, all foreigners are not allowed to enter Thailand, except for (1) Diplomatic, Consular or International Organization representatives, (2) Those with a valid work permit or those who have been given permission to work in Thailand and (3) Those given special exception by the Thai Government for urgent medical or humanitarian reasons.

(1) Diplomatic or Consular representatives should contact their Embassy/Consulate in Thailand to request permission to enter Thailand directly from the Thai Government. Those working under International Organizations should contact their office in Thailand to request permission to enter Thailand directly from the Thai Government. Please click for more information.

(2) Those with valid work permit or those who have been given permission to work in Thailand must apply for a Certificate of Entry and visa (if they do not yet have a visa). Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account urgency and economic importance.

2.1 Those with a valid work permit, please click for more information

2.2 Those who have been given permission to work in Thailand but do not yet have a work permit, please click for more information

(3) Those given special exception by the Thai Government for urgent medical or humanitarian reasons.

3.1 Those with urgent medical needs should contact your Embassy/Consulate in Thailand to request permission to enter Thailand directly from the Thai government. The Embassy cannot issue visas unless it has been given permission from the Thai government.

3.2 Foreigners who are married to Thai nationals or foreigners who are children of Thai nationals with an urgent need to travel to Thailand may fill the information online to request for a Certificate of Entry and visa. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis, taking into account urgency and humanitarian reasons (Please click for more information).

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Who Needs a VISA?
As one of 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. (15-day stays if arriving by land-crossing). The period of stay may not be extended.
Upon arrival, those entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption scheme must show the documents below at the port of entry:
• Proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand i.e. traveler’s cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family.
• Proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date.
Passport Holders of nationalities not included in Countries listed for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival or U.S. Passport Holders who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for a longer period specified above must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand. Travelers entering Thailand for purposes other than tourism need to apply for visa of the specific type.
Travelers are also advised to check if He/She would need to carry International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination to enter Thailand

List of Countries required International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination

 

What Type of Visa Should you Apply for?
Types of Visas Purpose of visit to Thailand
Tourist Visa “TR” Single

Tourist Visa “TR”  Boxing training, scuba diving training  and yoga training

Those who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes.

Those who wish to enter the Kingdom for boxing training, scuba diving training, and yoga training.

 

Tourist Visa “TR” Multiple This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes, with multiple entries
Tourist Visa Category “MT” Those who wish to enter the Kingdom for medical treatment at hospitals / medical facilities in Thailand.
Transit Visa Category  “S / TS / C” To travel in transit through Thailand to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country: (Category “TS”)

To participate in sports activities(Category “S”)

The person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom: (Category “C”)

Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B” Those who wish to conduct business (Business)/ or work (Working)/ or work as a teacher (Teaching) in Thailand.
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “M” Those who wish to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “ED” Those who wish to study or do an internship in Thailand.
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O” Those who wish to stay with family in Thailand (Thai Family) or wish to do volunteering work with the state enterprises or social welfare organizations in Thailand  (Volunteering)
Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-A” (1 year)

Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (10 years)

Those age 50 years and over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the intention of working. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

 

How to submit your visa application:
**Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Embassy is currently unable to provide in-person service at this time, please apply by mail only**

In person                             Between 9am.-12pm., no appointment needed 

                                                Consular Office

                                                Royal Thai Embassy

                                                2300 Kalorama Rd., N.W.

                                                Washington, D.C 20008-1623

 

Nationalities and passport holders of the following countries must apply for visa in person only, and present original resident alien card or US visa
Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, and Sudan

By mail                            Please send your completed application Visa Form, required                                                                  documents and visa fee, and self-address returned envelope to:

                                                Royal Thai Embassy 

                                                Consular Section (Attn: Visa)

                                                2300 Kalorama Rd., N.W.

                                                Washington, D.C 20008-1623

                                                Kindly note that applicants must include self-addressed return                                                 envelope using  USPS (US Postal Service) Express Mail – flat rate                                                 mailing envelope with $26.35 postage stamp

(Metered stamps will not be accepted)

              ***The Royal Thai Embassy do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss***