Visas and Thailand Pass [during COVID situation]

Royal Thai Embassy’s holidays in May

Wednesday4 May 2022Coronation Day (TH)
Monday30 May 2022Memorial Day (U.S.)

Visa fee

Attention:
Due to a large number of applications, the Embassy does not check individual status, applicants may check their status by themselves through their account on E-visa portal- see common questions for more information). All visa applications that applied for more than 15 business days may contact the Embassy. Please note that processing time is up to 15 business days and application will be reviewed base on first come first serve basis.
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Announcement on new e-Visa Stickerless System

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

Since 27 September 2021, the Royal Thai Embassy has been implementing “stickerless” 
E-visa service. Please note that it is no longer required to submit passport and original documents via mail to the Royal Thai Embassy. 

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

Type of Visas to Thailand

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 
(click here for more information) 

Tourist visa TR (Single Entry only)
This Visa 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 60 days, counting from the date of entry. *The extension is possible for another 30 days, with a maximum period of stay of 90 days, counting from the date of entry. (click here for more information) 

Tourist visa TR (Multiple entries)
Multiple Entries Tourist Visa (METV) is valid for 6 months from the date of issuance. Travelers must enter Thailand within the said 6-month period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 60 days, counting from the date of entry. *The extension is possible for another 30 days, with a maximum period of stay of 90 days, counting from the date of entry. (click here for more information) 

*For extension of stay, please contact Immigration Bureau directly once you are in Thailand*

  • 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.
  • STV cannot be changed to any other types of visa during the duration of stay in Thailand
  • STV can be chosen on Thai E-visa portal (Tourism purpose and stay no longer than 90 days). Please note that STV requires more documents than a regular Tourist Visa. (For example, travelers must provide proof of long-stay accommodation for the whole period in Thailand). 
    (click here for more information) 

*Airbnb or staying with friend / family does not qualified for STV visa*

– A Volunteer or NGO worker should apply for a type “O” [voluntary work NGO/Charity/Association (without salary)] 

– While spouse and children of the volunteer/NGO worker should apply for a type “O” [visiting and staying with applicant’s family resided in Thailand (more than 60 days)]

– Please make sure that support letter from the NGO / organization includes all travelers and indicate the relationship with worker.

(click here for more information

This type of visa includes study and internship.

For the parents and/or guardians of ED visa holders, type of visa is Non-O (dependent visa or staying with family reside in Thailand)

(click here for more information)