Visa on Arrival

(Updated last June 1, 2018)

Securing Visas upon entry in Thailand

The VISA ON ARRIVAL allows passport holders of 21* countries to enter Thailand under this rule provided that they meet these requirements:

  1. The visit is strictly for tourism purposes.
  2. The passport must be genuine and should be valid for at least 30 days.
  3. You must have a valid address in Thailand whether a hotel or apartment that can be verified.
  4. You must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 15 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Travelling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show that you will be exiting Thailand within 15 days of entry you will be most likely refused entry.
  5. It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.
  6. A fee of 2,000 THB is payable upon entry and is subject to change without notice. It must be paid in cash and Thai currency only.

However, persons who are not eligible to enter Thailand under the VISA ON ARRIVAL and VISA EXEMPTION RULE are advised to obtain visas with the Royal Thai Embassy prior to their visit.

Thailand Visa on Arrival
* List of countries eligible for the Visa on Arrival:

  1. Andorra
  2. Bulgaria
  3. Bhutan
  4. China
  5. Cyprus
  6. Ethiopia
  7. Fiji
  8. India
  9. Kazakhstan
  10. Latvia
  11. Lithuania
  1. Maldives
  2. Malta
  3. Mauritius
  4. Papua New Guinea
  5. Romania
  6. San Marino
  7. Saudi Arabia
  8. Taiwan
  9. Ukraine
  10. Uzbekistan

List of Thailand’s Immigration Checkpoints which provide facilities for issuance of visa on arrival:

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport
  2. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  3. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
  4. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  5. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  6. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  8. Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  9. Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  12. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  25. Sattahip Habour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  26. Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
  27. Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
  28. Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
  29. Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
  30. Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
  31. Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  32. Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  33. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  34. Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
  35. Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
  36. Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
  37. Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
  38. Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
  39. Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  40. Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  41. Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  42. Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  43. Samut Prakan Checkpoint, Samut Prakan
  44. Kanchanaburi Land Border Checkpoint, Kanchanaburi
  45. Prachup Khiri Khan Checkpoint at Hua Hin Airport, Prachup Khiri Khan
  46. Phusing Land Border Checkpoint, Sisaket
  47. Satun Checkpoint at Koh Lipe Marine Port, Satun
  48. Trang Airport, Trang

 

      Requirements for a Tourist Visa
  • Passport or travel document with a validity of not less than 6 months.
  • Visa application form (filled out)
  • One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant.
  • Round-trip air ticket or e-ticket (paid in full)
  • Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family)

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