Foreigners wishing to visit Thailand may find that they have to apply for a Thailand visa beforehand.

Thailand is a Southeast Asian country known for its countless temples, ancient ruins, canals and floating water markets, sandy tropical beaches, and modern cityscapes. In 2018, it welcomed a record of 38.27 million tourists from around the world, many of which likely entered by way of a Thai Tourist Visa.

This article will detail the process for a Thailand visa application, as well as the types of Thailand visas, requirements, and other frequently asked questions.

Who Needs a Thailand Visa?

Everyone who is not exempt and who is not eligible to obtain a Visa On Arrival has to apply for a Thailand visa before they travel.

Thailand offers nationals of several countries visa-free entrance for a varying number of days (up to 14, 30, or 90 days). Additionally, certain others are eligible to receive a Visa On Arrival, with prior electronic authorization.

Who Can Get a Thai Visa on Arrival?

Nationals of the following countries are eligible to receive a Thai Visa On Arrival with a duration of up to 15 days:

  • Bulgaria
  • Bhutan
  • People’s Republic of China
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu

Types of Visa

Tourist Visa

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