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Immigration entering Bangkok, Thailand

 
Temporary visitors to Thailand for the purpose of pleasure who are exempted from applying for entry visa must be of the nationality of and holding valid passports or travelling documents issued by the following countries - see chart below:

[in other words - if you are from these following countries and are arriving as a tourist - you do not need to apply for an entry visa before you arrive]:

AMERICAS
Argentina
Brazil
Canada
Mexico
U.S.A.

ASIA
Bahrain
Grunei
Indonesia
Israel
Japan
Kuwait
Malaysia
Myanmar
Oman
Philippines
Qatar
Republic of Korea
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Turkey
United Arab Emirates

PACIFIC
Australia
Fiji
New Zealand
Papua New Guinea
Vanuatu
Western Samoa
AFRICA
Algeria
Djibouti
Egypt
Kenya
Mauritania
Morocco
Senegal
South Africa
Tunisia
Yemen

EUROPE
Austria
Belgium
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Luxemburg
Netherlands
Norway
Portugal
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
U.K. (England)

 

They must enter the Kingdom by passenger transport such as aircraft or sea-going vessels of 500 registered tons and up, or through channels of Immigration check-points or border check-points on the Malaysian boundary, or enter by means of passenger aircraft, sea-going vessel, rail, bus, taxi, touring coach or hired motor-cycle and having:

1. Fully paid ticket or other document belong to the vehicle owner or to the operator of the vehicle which is to be used for leaving the Kingdom within the period specified, or

2. Documentary evidence of the owner or operator of the vehicle showing fully paid reservation for the departure from the Kingdom within the period specified.


Exempted are Malaysian nationals entering the Kingdom by means of bus, hired car, touring coach or hired motor-cycle through Immigration check-points or border check-points bordering on Malaysian territory, who need not have travelling ticket or document mentioned under Items 1 and 2 above.
 
Persons meeting the above conditions are exempted from visa and are permitted to remain in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding fifteen days, except for the nationals of Republic of Korea, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden permitted to stay in Thailand for maximum 90 days from the day of entry. They are not allowed to extend their stay for more than the stipulated times, unless under unforeseen circumstances such as illness or delay of aircraft departure. Visitors wishing to stay in the Kingdom for more than the stipulated times are advised to apply for entry visa from Thai diplomatic missions in their countries. In the event there are no Thai diplomatic missions, they may apply to missions in neighboring countries, or forward their reques t and supporting evidence to the Immigration Division, Soi Suan Phlu, Sathon Tai Rd., Bangkok 10120 TEL : 2873101-10

Visa on arrival : Visitors to Thailand may obtain visas on arrival at
  1. the Don Muang Airport
  2. the Chiang Mai Airport
  3. the Phuket Airport
  4. the Hat Yai Airport
 
The Immigration Offices in these airports will issue tourist visas valid for 15 days to the nationals of the following countries:

AMERICAS : Antigua & Barbuda; Bahamass; Belize; Bolivai; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Grenada; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; St Christophor & Naviss; St Lucia; St Vince nt & the Grenadinces; Surinam; Trinidad & Tobago; Uruguay; and Venezuela

ASIA : Bhutan; Cyprus; India and Maldives.

AFRICA : Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Cote D'lvoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritius; Niger; R wanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zaire; Zambia and Zimbabwe.

PACIFIC : Kiribati; Nauru; Tonga; Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.

EUROPE : Albania; Anodorra; Bulgaria; Liechtenstein; Malta; Monaco; San Marino and the Vatican.
 
 
The visitors must carry a valid passport or other travel document issued by that country.
 
They must also have a fully paid ticket which enables them to travel out of the kingdom within the stipulated time.
 
The application for a visa must be accompanied by a photograph as well as the necessary fee.

Validity of visas : Every kind of visa is valid for a 90 days period from the date of issue.
Length of stay
 
	Transit Visa		30 days
	Tourist Visa		60 days
             Non-Immigrant Visa	  90 days

Note : Please check the period of stay stamped in your passport by the Immigration Officer.

Visa extensions : Apply for extensions of stay at the Immigration Officer. Fee does not exceed 500 baht.
Re-entry : Application fee for re-entry permit does not exceed 500 baht.
Exit visa : Not required.


Health regulations : No inoculations or vaccination are required unless you are coming from or passing through contaminated areas, In addition, yellow fever certificates are required for those who are coming from endemic or infected area . Please check the latest regulation with your local Health Office.

 

Source : Tourism Authority of Thailand

 

 

 

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