Thailand Visa and Passport
To enter Thailand, a passport valid for six months is required by all
nationals referred to in the chart above.
Travellers coming from or have recently travelled through yellow
fever-infected areas may be required to show a yellow fever
vaccination certificate before being allowed to enter Thailand.
Visas for Thailand are not required by all nationals referred to in
the chart above for touristic stays of up to 30 days if entering via
an international airport. If entering by land, you will usually be
granted a stay of 15 days (apart from nationals of Canada, France,
Germany, Italy, the UK and the USA, who will be granted a 30-day
stay). All visitors must hold valid passports, sufficient funds and
confirmed airline tickets to leave Thailand within the time allowed by
their entry stamp. Exceptions to the visa requirements are:
1. Nationals of Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta
and Romania who may apply for visas on arrival for stays of up to 15
2. Nationals of Croatia, who must apply for a visa in advance from the
Nationals of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland,
France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are also eligible to apply for an
ACMECS visa, which is a 90-day joint visa allowing entry to Thailand
and Cambodia. It's only really worth obtaining this visa if you're
planning on spending more than 30 days in Thailand however.
Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the
embassy to check visa requirements.
Types and cost:
Visa on arrival: ฿1,000; transit visa: £20; tourist visa: £25 (per
If you apply for an ACMECS visa from the Thai Embassy, you pay the
usual tourist visa fee for Thailand then pay Cambodia's tourist visa
fee at the international border.
Visa on arrival: 15 days; transit visa: 30 days; tourist visa: 30 or
Transit visas and single-entry tourist visas are valid for three
months from the date of issue. Two- or three-entry visas are valid for
six months from the date of issue.
The ACMECS visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issue, allowing
up to 60 days in Thailand and up to 30 days in Cambodia.
Nearest consulate (or consular section at embassy).
Visitors to Thailand who wish to conduct business, work or study in
the country can apply for a non-immigrant visa. This allows holders a
stay for up to 90 days. In addition, to be able to work, visitors must
hold a work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour.
Applications to the embassy must be made in person. You can usually
pick up your visa the day after you drop off your application.
Proof of adequate finances for the duration of your stay in Thailand
is required at the point of entry into the country (ie travellerís
cheques and/or cash equivalent to ฿10,000 per person and ฿20,000 per
family). In practice, you are unlikely to need to show this, but be
Extension of stay:
Visa-exempt nationals wishing to leave Thailand and re-enter the
country after their initial 15 or 30 days may only stay for a maximum
of 90 days in a six-month period.
Be wary of visa-run or visa extension services offering to renew your
visa - these are illegal and each year a number of tourists are
jailed, having turned up to border crossings with a fake Thailand visa
or entry stamp in their passport.
Thailand visa extensions must be made before the current visa runs
out. A lengthy overstay can incur a maximum penalty of a spell in jail
before being deported and banned from returning to the country. If you
wish to extend your stay, contact the Immigration Bureau (www.immigration.go.th).
Entry with children:
Children travelling with one parent or alone must have a notarised
letter of consent from one or both parents.
Entry with pets:
An incoming passenger can import up to two pets at one time.
These include all domestic animals such as dogs, birds, cats etc
subject to the production of a required health certificate from their
country of origin. Pets are still liable for the usual quarantine
checks upon arrival.
Embassies and tourist offices
Royal Thai Embassy in the USA
Telephone: (202) 944 3600
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 0900-1230 and 1400-1700, 0900-1200 and
1400-1700 (consular section).
Royal Thai Embassy in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7589 2944
Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1230; Consular section: Mon-Fri 0930-1230,
British Embassy in Thailand
Telephone: 02 305 8333
Opening times: Office hours Mon-Thurs 0800-1200 / 1245-1630; Fri
ROYAL THAI EMBASSY in Pakistan
House No. 23, Street 25
F-8/2, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-2280909, +92-51-2280586
Click For Pakistan
Visa Form, Information & Embassy Details
things to see and do
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History, Language and Culture
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3 Destinations in 1 Ticket
Here is much for you to discover in Thailand. The country offers a huge range of new experiences in sights, sounds, tastes, and outlook. But different as it may be from your home, Thailand is probably the easiest exotic country for visitors. The people are friendly, leisure activities are well organized, the food is great and you receive excellent value for money.
Traveling in Thailand is easy, but a little background information will help you get the most out of your experience.