Who Needs a Visa

Who needs to apply for a visa to Thailand?

  • Passport holders of countries that do not appear on the lists below are required to obtain a visa before entering Thailand.
  • Passport holders of any nationalities who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for longer than limit periods given below must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand.
  • Travellers entering Thailand for purposes other than tourism need a visa of specific type, such as a
    non-immigrant visa.


Tourist Visa Exemption

Passport holders of the countries listed below are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit. If such foreigners enter Thailand at immigration checkpoints, which border neighbouring countries (overland crossing), they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time. The exemption to this is Malaysian nationals crossing overland from Malaysia who are granted a period of stay not exceeding 30 days each time.

Since 20 December 2013,Nationals of (G7) the following countries who enter via a land crossing or enter via an airport will be entitled to a 30 day visa exemption , UK, U.S.A, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, France

Foreigners who enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category and would like to leave and
re-enter may only stay for a cumulative duration, which does not exceed 90 days and is within a 6-month period from the date of first entry. (Passport or travel document must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of first entry).

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., traveller’s cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family).

Foreigners entering Thailand by any means under the Tourist Visa Exemption category are required at the port of entry to have proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date (otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained).

Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed below. Travel documents for aliens issued by these countries are not acceptable.


1. เครือรัฐออสเตรเลีย (Australia : Commonwealth of Australia)
2. สาธารณรัฐออสเตรีย (Austria : Republic of Austria)
3. ราชอาณาจักรเบลเยียม (Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium)
4. สหพันธ์สาธารณรัฐบราซิล (Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil) (****)
5. รัฐบาห์เรน (Bahrain : Kingdom of Bahrain)
6. เนการาบรูไนดารุสซาลาม (Brunei Darussalam: Negara Brunei Darussalam)
7. แคนาดา (Canada)
8. สาธารณรัฐเช็ก (Czech Republic)
9. ราชอาณาจักรเดนมาร์ก (Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark)
10. สาธารณรัฐเอสโตเนีย (Estonia : Republic of Estonia)
11. สาธารณรัฐฟินแลนด์ (Finland : Republic of Finland)
12. สาธารณรัฐฝรั่งเศส (France : French Republic)
13. สหพันธ์สาธารณรัฐเยอรมนี (Germany : Federal Republic of Germany)
14. สาธารณรัฐเฮลเลนิก (Greece : Hellenic Republic)
15. ฮ่องกง (Hong Kong SAR)
16. สาธารณรัฐฮังการี (Republic of Hungary)
17. สาธารณรัฐไอซ์แลนด์ (Iceland : Republic of Iceland)
18. สาธารณรัฐอินโดนีเซีย (Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia)
19. ไอร์แลนด์ (Ireland)
20. รัฐอิสราเอล (Israel : State of Israel)
21. สาธารณรัฐอิตาลี (Italy : Republic of Italy)
22. ญี่ปุ่น (Japan)
23. สาธารณรัฐเกาหลี (Korea, South : Republic of Korea) (****)
24. รัฐคูเวต (Kuwait : State of Kuwait)
25. สาธารณรัฐลิกเตนสไตน์ (Principality of Liechtenstein)
26. ราชรัฐลักเซมเบิร์ก (Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
27. มาเลเซีย (Malaysia)
28. ราชรัฐโมนาโก (Monaco : Principality of Monaco)
29. ราชอาณาจักรเนเธอร์แลนด์ (Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands)
30. นิวซีแลนด์ (New Zealand)
31. ราชอาณาจักรนอร์เวย์ (Norway : Kingdom of Norway)
32. รัฐสุลต่านโอมาน (Oman : Sultanate of Oman)
33. สาธารณรัฐเปรู (Peru : Republic of Peru) (****)
34. สาธารณรัฐฟิลิปปินส์ (Philippines : Republic of the Philippines)
35. สาธารณรัฐโปแลนด์ (Republic of Poland)
36. สาธารณรัฐโปรตุเกส (Portugal : Republic of Portugal)
37. รัฐกาตาร์ (Qatar : State of Qatar)
38. สาธารณรัฐสิงคโปร์ (Singapore : Republic of Singapore)
39. สาธารณรัฐสโลวัก (Slovak Republic)
40. สาธารณรัฐสโลวีเนีย (Republic of Slovenia)
41. ราชอาณาจักรเสปน (Spain : Kingdom of Spain)
42. สาธารณรัฐแอฟริกาใต้ (South Africa : Republic of South Africa)
43. ราชอาณาจักรสวีเดน (Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden)
44. สมาพันธรัฐสวิส (Switzerland : Swiss Confederation)
45. สาธารณรัฐตุรกี (Turkey : Republic of Turkey)
46. สหรัฐอาหรับเอมิเรสต์ (United Arab Emirates)
47. สหราชอาณาจักรบริเตนใหญ่และไอร์แลนด์เหนือ (United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
48. สหรัฐอเมริกา (United States of America)
49. สาธารณรัฐสังคมนิยมเวียดนาม (Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam)


Visa on Arrival

Passport holders from the below 28 countries and territories may apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints on arrival for the purpose of tourism and will be granted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 15 days.

The applicant must provide proof of means of living expenses at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.

The applicant must possess a passport with at least 6 month validity and must present full paid onward travel tickets which are usable within 15 days of the date of entry.

Visa on arrival can be applied at 24 designated international checkpoints and applicants should submit
a completed application form with a recent photograph. The application fee is 1,000 Baht.

 1. Bhutan: Kingdom of Bhutan
 2. China: People’s Republic of China
 3. Cyprus: Republic of Cyprus
 4. Estonia: Republic of Estonia
 5. India Republic of India
 6. Kazakhstan: Republic of Kazakhstan
 7. Latvia: Republic of Latvia
8. Lithuania: Republic of Lithuania
9. Maldives: Republic of Maldives
10. Mauritius: Republic of Mauritius
11. Russian Federation  
12. Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
13. Ukraine  
14. Uzbekistan  
15. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia  
16. Taiwan  
17. Bulgaria     
18. Andorra     
19. Malta     
20. Romania     
21. San Marino                                     

List of countries which have Concluded Agreements on the Exemption of Visa Requirements with Thailand (please click here)

I.   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 not exceeding 30 or 90 days.
  30 DAYS
  1. Cambodia
  2. China
  3. Hong Kong SAR
  4. Indonesia
  5. Laos
  6. Macau SAR
  7. Mongolia
  8. Myanmar
  9. Oman
 10. Pakistan(Diplomatic only)
 11. Singapore
 12. Vietnam
 90 DAYS
1.  Albania 22. Luxembourg 

 2.  Argentina

23. Malaysia 

 3.  Austria 24. Mexico
 4.  Belgium 25. The Netherlands
 5.  Bhutan 26. Nepal
 6.  Brazil 27. Panama

 7.  Chile

28. Peru

 8.  Colombia 29. The Philippines
 9.  Costa Rica 30. Poland

10. Croatia
11. Czech Republic

31. Romania
32. Russia

12. Estonia (Diplomatic only) 33. Slovakia
13. France (Diplomatic only) 34. South Africa
14. Germany 35. Spain (Diplomatic only)
15. Hungary 36. Sri Lanka
16. India 37. Switzerland
17. Israel 38. Tajikistan
18. Italy 39. Tunisia

19. Japan

40. Turkey
20. Korea (Rok)                            41. Ukraine
21. Liechtenstein  

42. Uruguay


II.   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 not     exceeding 14, 30 or 90 days.

 14 DAYS / 30 DAYS   90 DAYS
  1. Hong Kong SAR (***)   1. Argentina
  2. Laos   2. Brazil
  3. Macau SAR (***)   3. Chile
  4. Mongolia   4. Republic of Korea
  5. Russia   5. Peru
  6. Vietnam  
  7. Cambodia  

(***) According to the Agreements on Exemption of Visa Requirements between Thailand and Hong Kong SAR and between Thailand and Macau SAR, all types of Thai passports including diplomatic and official passports shall be exempted from visa requirements for a visit not exceeding 30 days to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

 If you are not a passport holder of the above countries or you are going to Thailand for
purposes other than tourism, please
click here to see what type of visa should you apply for.


Thai visa for Certain Nationals from The Meddile East, South Asia and East Asia please click here!!!