As of April 2020, Tourist Visas are not being issued as tourists are not permitted to enter Thailand until further notice.  


A Single Entry Tourist Visa (SETV) is relatively easy to obtain from a Thai Embassy/Consulate, especially in your home country. A Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) can only be obtained from a Thai Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence. For specific requirements and fees, you should contact the Thai Embassy or Consulate where you plan to obtain the visa (each will have their own requirements). The category shown on the Visa will be “TR.”

In several countries, Thailand has Honorary Consuls who are citizens of that country. They have the authority to issue SETVs. The ThaiEmbassy.org website has a listing of Thai Embassies and Consulates with a link to their website if one is available.

Single Entry Tourist Visa

What do I need to apply for a Single Entry Tourist Visa?

You will need the following:

  • Passport which has at least 6 months validity and sufficient blank pages (usually at least two pages is required).
  • Completed Application for Visa – for Type of Visa, select Tourist from the listing and enter 1 in the space for number of entries.
  • Photograph (2 are usually required) – Taken within the last 6 months, front view, and 3.5 x 4.5 cm in size.  Click here for guidelines.
  • Additional documents and fee required by the Embassy/Consulate where you are will be applying for the Tourist Visa.

NOTE: Visa applicants in the UK and Ireland have to apply online. In order to access online visa application, please go to https://thaievisa.go.th/Home. Applicants are required to set up an account and submit visa applications online, then book an appointment to submit their passports and visa applications in person at the Embassy, or submit them by post.

How long do I have to enter Thailand, how long may I stay, and can it be extended?

Single Entry Tourist Visas are usually valid for entry for 3 months from date of issue. Upon entry within that 3 month period, the holder will be permitted to stay for 60 days (includes the day of arrival). For example, if you arrive the day before the Visa expires, you will still receive a 60 day permission to stay.  The Immigration Officer will stamp "used" on the Visa.

A one time application for an extension of 30 days can be made at a Thai Immigration Office.  This can be done before the admitted until date shown on the entry stamp as the 30 days are added to the initial period.  The fee is 1,900 baht.


Multiple Entry Tourist Visa

What do I need to apply for a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa?

You will need the following:

  • Passport which has at least 6 months validity and sufficient blank pages (usually at least two pages is required).
  • Completed Application for Visa – for Type of Visa, select Tourist from the listing and enter "M" or write "Multiple"  in the space for number of entries.
  • Photograph (2 are usually required) – Taken within the last 6 months, front view, and 3.5 x 4.5 cm in size.  Click here for guidelines.

Most will have the following or similar requirements – this may differ somewhat and not be inclusive of all documents required – so check the website for the Embassy/Consulate where you plan to apply. The following list is from the Thai Embassy in Washington DC and is provided as an example – for tickets, bank statements, confirmations, etc., the name of the applicant must be clearly shown):

  • A copy of flight confirmation/reservation, showing going from [country] to Thailand and leaving from Thailand.
  • A copy of bank statement for the last 6 months with a minimum balance of $7,000 (every months).
  • Hotel reservation confirmation.
  • A letter proof of employment or proof of full-time student status, or, for self-employed, business license or business registration indicating the applicant’s name.

NOTE: Visa applicants in the UK and Ireland have to apply online. In order to access online visa application, please go to https://thaievisa.go.th/Home. Applicants are required to set up an account and submit visa applications online, then book an appointment to submit their passports and visa applications in person at the Embassy, or submit them by post.

How long do I have to enter Thailand, how long may I stay, and can it be extended?

Multiple Entry Tourist Visas are usually valid for entry for 6 months from date of issue. As many entries as you wish may be made into Thailand within that 6 month period. For each entry, the holder will be permitted to stay for 60 days (includes the day of arrival). For example, if you arrive the day before the Visa expires, you will still receive a 60 day permission to stay.

During each entry, a one time application for an extension of 30 days can be made at a Thai Immigration Office.  This can be done before the admitted until date shown on the entry stamp as the 30 days are added to the initial period.  The fee is 1,900 baht.

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