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1. Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follows:
Nationals of countries are exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes. Such nationals will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days.
List of Countries exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes:
United Arab Emirates
United States of-America
List of Countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official or service/special passports with Thailand and permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 30 and 90 days:
Hong Kong SAR
Russian Federation Singapore
Switzerland (including Liechtenstein)
France (only diplomatic passport,including times stay in other schengen countries)
List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of ordinary passports with Thailand and permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 14, 30 and 90 days
Hong Kong, SAR
2. Nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand. Travelers with this type of visa are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days.
For more information, please see http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2482.php?id=2491 Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in the applicant’s country of residence, or at the Royal Thai Embassy which has jurisdiction over his or her country of residence. Travellers are advised to enquire about authorised office for visa issuance at any Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General before departure. Contact details and locations of Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General are available at www.mfa.go.th/web/10.php.
3. Countries which are declared Yellow Fever Infected Area
The Ministry of Public Health has issued regulations that applicant who has travelled from or through the countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a Yellow Fever vaccination.
The International Health Certificate must be submitted together with the visa application form. The traveller will also have to present the said certificate to the Immigration Officer upon arrival at the port of entry in the Kingdom. As for those nationals of the countries listed below but who have not travelled from/through those countries, such a certificate is not required. However, they should possess concrete evidence showing that their domicile is not in an infected area so as to prevent unnecessary inconvenience.
Following are the countries which are declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas.-
Contact Thailand Immigration Bureau
Office of Immigration Bureau, Immigration Division 1, Government Center B,
Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210
Office hour: Mon-Fri 8:30 - 16:30, Closed on Saturday, Sunday and OFFICIAL HOLIDAYS