Thailand Tourist Visa

Thailand Visa for Foreigners

The Thailand Tourist Visa is one of the easiest ways for people from all around the globe to come and experience this popular holiday destination known for its rich culture, exquisite food, and warm beaches.

The visa offers two options: a Single-Entry Thailand Tourist Visa that allows a visit of 60 days, and a Multiple-Entry Thailand Tourist Visa that spans over 6 months but requires that each visit not exceed 60 days during this period.

If you’re seeking an even shorter visit than the Single-Entry Thailand Tourist Visa offers, the Visa Exemption scheme enables you to enjoy a brief but extendable 30-day visit to Thailand. However, you must hold a passport from a country included in the bilateral-agreement Visa Exemption scheme.

What is the Thailand Tourist Visa?

The Thailand Tourist Visa is a stamp or document issued by a Thai embassy or consulate of your home country and allows you to enter the country for tourism, leisure, or medical purposes. It should not be confused with the Visa Exemption stamp, which is stamped into your passport upon entry into Thailand. Note that holders of this visa are prohibited from working in the country.

The Thailand Tourist Visa offers two options:


  • Must be utilized within 3 months from the date of issuance.
  • The holder is allowed to stay for up to 60 days upon arrival in Thailand.
  • Can be extended for another 30 days at an Immigration Office, making the entire duration of the stay 90 days.
  • Estimated cost of $30-$50.


  • Allows unlimited entries into Thailand over a 6-month period from the date of issuance.
  • Each entry allows a 60-day stay, which means that the holder may come and go as many times as they please during the 6-month validity, so long as each stay does not exceed 60 days.
  • Can be extended for another 30 days at an Immigration Office, making the entire duration of each trip 90 days.
  • Estimated cost of $150-$250.

Note: Even if you enter the country on your last day of the 3-month deadline, you will still be eligible for a full, extendable 60-day visit in Thailand.

Thailand Tourist Visa Requirements

An application fee may be required when applying for a Thailand Tourist Visa. However, the fee amount as well as the required documents are subject to change at any time without prior notice. There is also a Thailand Tourist Visa fee of around $30 (or equivalent) per entry. These requirements can also change by country and embassy, so it is best to contact your local embassy before organizing your application and arrival in Thailand, as well as confirm whether or not you need to apply in person.

Some countries allow for a digital option, the Thai E-Visa. This is a significantly faster method for obtaining your Thailand Tourist Visa, so be sure to also inquire about the E-Visa when contacting your local Thai embassy.

The documents needed to apply for the visa are as follows:

  • A completed application form
  • A passport or travel document with no less than 6 months validity remaining
  • A passport photograph
  • Travel tickets (paid in full)
  • Proof of financial income (10,000 THB per person or 20,000 THB per family) such as a bank statement.
  • Proof of hotel or private accommodation booking

All these documents must be in either Thai or English. If not, then you will need to get them translated by a certified translator, as well as legalized by the relevant embassy or consulate notary before sending them in.

Consular officers may also request additional documents, thus it is advisable to allow enough time before traveling to lodge your application.

If you wish to simplify the process, consider retaining a government-authorized General Sales and Services Agent (GSSA) like Siam Legal. This will save you the time of going back and forth from the embassy and accelerate your approval process. GSSAs such as Siam Legal are well-informed on the requirements and the processes and will act on your behalf when it comes to dealing with matters involving the embassy and consulate to secure you a smooth and hassle-free trip to the Land of Smiles.

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