Thailand Visa on Arrival

Thailand Visa for Foreigners

What is the Thailand Visa On Arrival?

The Thailand Visa On Arrival program is for those who wish to come to Thailand without the need to apply for a Thailand Tourist Visa from a Thai embassy in their own home country. As long as they meet the requirements, the Visa On Arrival will give travelers a permit to stay in Thailand for no longer than 15 days.

The Visa On Arrival Scheme extends its convenience to passport holders of the 17 listed countries and territories below:

  • Bhutan
  • Bulgaria
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Malta
  • Mexico
  • Nauru
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Romania
  • Taiwan
  • Uzbekistan, and
  • Vanuatu

Requirements for a Thailand Visa On Arrival

Passport holders are able to apply for the Visa On Arrival after meeting the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of one of the approved countries mentioned above.
  • Enter Thailand strictly for the sole purpose of tourism.
  • Hold a passport with at least 30 days of validity remaining.
  • Provide verifiable proof of accommodation in Thailand such as a hotel or apartment address.
  • Have proof of a return ticket exiting Thailand (open tickets do not qualify and traveling to neighboring countries does not count as proof of exiting Thailand).
  • Provide proof of available funds (10,000 THB for single travelers and 20,000 THB per family).

Required documents:

  • A completed Visa On Arrival form (available at immigration)
  • A passport photo
  • Proof of a fully paid return air ticket

There is an initial non-refundable entry fee of 2,000 THB, which must be paid in cash, and in Thai currency. So, it is advised to perform a currency exchange in your home country before entering Thailand.

Applicants may also be asked to show their flight tickets upon entering Thailand. If the applicant does not have a fully paid return air ticket to prove that they’ll be leaving Thailand within the allowed 15 days, they will be denied entry.

Note: Applicants are unable to file for an extension of stay due to the conditions placed, unless in special cases of illness which prevents them from traveling. Furthermore, these requirements and the entry fee amount are subject to change without prior notice from the government.

Applying for a Thailand Visa On Arrival

Passport holders are able to apply for the Visa On Arrival at any of the following airports:

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport
  • Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiang Mai
  • Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  • Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  • U Tapao International Airport, Rayong
  • Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiang Rai
  • Chiang Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiang Rai
  • Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  • Sadao Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  • Samui International Airport, Surat Thani
  • Sukhothai International Airport
  • Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  • Bangkok Harbor Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  • Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  • Maptaphut Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  • Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint
  • Samui Immigration Checkpoint
  • Phuket Immigration Checkpoint
  • Satun Immigration Checkpoint
  • Krabi Immigration Checkpoint
  • Songkhla Harbor Immigration Checkpoint
  • Chiang Rai Airport Immigration Checkpoint
Thailand Visas
1 Year Thai Visa Thai Retirement Visa Thai Marriage Visa
Thai Business Visa 90 Day Thai Visa Thailand Elite Visas
Thai Permanent Residency Visa on Arrival
Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-254-8900
Phuket: 084-021-9800
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 084-021-9800
International Numbers:
US: 1 (877) 252-8831
Thailand: +66 2254-8900