Visa

The Consular Section of the Royal Thai Embassy in Vientiane is open from Monday to Friday. Visa application form could be submitted from 8.30-11.30 hours only. The Process will take TWO working days, visa applicants will receive their passport back in the afternoon of the following working day. Passport collection time is from 13.30-15.30 hours. Please be informed that the Consular Section is NOT located within the premise of the Embassy chancery at Kaysone Phomvihane Avenue.

Its address is No.15 Ban Ponesinuan, Bourichane Road, Vientiane Capital (near Lao-Singapore Business College).

For information, please call (+856) 21 453916 (between 13.30 - 16.30 hrs. only) 

Announcement for Tourist Visa Application, please read

 Consular Affairs Map  Or Link to Google Map

 Applying for visa at the Royal Thai Embassy

1. Get a queue number and wait for your turn to submit your visa application form at Counter No. 1 - 3

Download Application Form for Visa

    - Check Visa Photo Requirement (new)

2. Proceed to the waiting area in the main building to be called for visa fee payment at Counter No. 6

3. You will get a receipt which will be required upon collecting your passport in the following working day from 13.30-15.30 hours.

                       VISA APPLICATION CHARGES

VISA CATEGORY                                    Fee (per entry per person)

VISITOR ( TRANSIT )                               800 Thai Baht

VISITOR ( TOURIST )                               1,000 Thai Baht

NON-IMMIGRANT  ( Single Entry )           2,000 Thai Baht

NON-IMMIGRANT ( Multiple Entries )      5,000 Thai Baht (ONLY for Resident Applicants)

Notes:     Visa Fee must be paind in Thai Baht only.

               Visa Fees are not refundable in any cases.

For more detail, please visit www.consular.go.th


Type of Visa

 Diplomatic Visa

 Official Visa

◊ Courtesy Visa

 Transit Visa

 Tourist Visa

 Non-Immigrant Visa


♦ Transit Visa

    This type of visa is for applicant who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand and travel in transit through the Kingdom to his/her country of origin or the third country of destination.

1. validity of visa is 90 days
2. visa fee is 800 Baht per entry per person
3. duration of stay permitted upon arrival is 30 days

Documents required - confirmed travel document or air ticket to the country of destination



 
♦ Tourist Visa  
  1. Fill in the application form and affix 2 colour photographs (3.5 x 4.5 cm.)
  2. Visa fee is 1,000 baht per entry
  3. Applicants will get their passport back in the following working day from 13.30-15.30 hours.
Announcements for Tourist Visa Applicants;
 - Non-residence Applicants, please read here
 - Regular Applicants, please read here



♦ Non Immigrant Visa

This type of visa is issued for purposes of business, study, attending conference or seminar, film production, journalism, job volunteer, accompanying Thai spouse or family members or retirement.

1. validity of visa is 90 days
2. visa fee is 2,000 Baht (for single entry)
3. duration of stay permitted upon arrival is 90 days




- Non–Immigrant "B" 

This type of visa is issued to applicant who wishes to enter the Kingdom for business purposes

Documents required are :
1. Recommendation letter from the employer addressed to the Embassy (stating about the employment and visa
    application) and be accompanied with the certified copy of the ID of the endorser(s)
2. Employment contract
3. Form of the Employment Certification (Download Here)
4. Approval Letter from the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Thailand or Copy of the current work permit
5. Copy of corporate documents, namely;
    - company registration certificate
    - list of company shareholders
    - memorandum of company’s regulation
    - latest income tax statement
    - latest registration of value added tax
    - the name list of current foreign employees

For applicant who wishes to work for an academic institute; as full or part-time teacher, tutor or teaching assistant, documents required are;

1. Official letter from the Ministry of Education of Thailand, or other sub-authorities concerned, approving the  
    employment of foreign academic personnel
2. Recommendation letter from the institution addressed to the Embassy (stating about the employment and visa
    application) and be accompanied with the certified copy of the ID of the endorser
3. Employment contract
4. Form of the Employment Certification
5. Copy of registration certificate of the concerned academic institute
6. Copy of applicant’s academic certificate/record
7. Copy of the recent police clearance or certificate of no criminal conviction.
8. Copy of the previous/current work permit (if any)


- Non–Immigrant "O" 

This type of visa is issued to applicant who wishes to enter the Kingdom for the purpose of voluntary services, or accompanying Thai spouse or family members, or retirement.

For the purpose of accompanying spouse/family members, documents required are;
1. Copy of marriage certificate
2. Certified Copy of spouse’s ID card (in Thai)
3. Copy of house registration book (in Thailand)
4. Copy of bank statement (in Thailand)
5. Other relevant document, for example, copy of child’s birth certificate / ID card

For the purpose of voluntary services, documents required are;
1. Recommendation letter addressed to the Embassy
2. Copy of registration certificate of the employer/foundation/organisation
3. Copy of the previous/current work permit (if any)
4. Copy of the employment contract (if any)

For the purpose of long-stay retirement (an eligible person must be over 50 years of age), documents required are;
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Official letter from the concerned Embassy/Consulate certifying the monthly income of at least 65,000 Baht
    or Official letter from the Bank in Thailand certifying a valid account of at least 800,000 Baht, and is being held
    not less than 3 months
3. Recent Police clearance or equivalent reference of no criminal conviction
4. Medical certificate




- Non–Immigrant "ED"
 

This type of visa is issued to applicant who wishes to enter the Kingdom for the purpose of studying, attending seminar, training session, or internship.


Document required are;
1. Letter of acceptance from the concerned academic institute/organisation
2. Copy of registration certificate of the concerned academic institute
3. For those who wish to study, an official letter from the Ministry of Education of Thailand, or other sub-authorities
    concerned, approving the enrolment of foreign students is also required
4. Academic record and the Student ID (if currently studying)
5. For those who wish to attend seminar, or training session, or internship,  a recommendation letter from the
    concerned organisation addressed to the Embassy is also required

(Last update on 17 DEC 2014)

USEFUL INFORMATION (TOURIST VISA EXEMPTION SCHEME & VISA-ON-ARRIVAL)

        1. A tourist visa will enable the passport holder to stay in Thailand no longer than 60 days. However, there are certain nationalities that could travel to Thailand with visa exemption and could stay in the kingdom no longer than 30 days. Please see the list of countries with visa exemption below (the period of stay will be reduced to 15 days when arriving through land border checkpoints between Thailand and the Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia and Myanmar).

                - Argentina*

                - Australia    
  
                - Austria 
  
                - Belgium    
  
                - Brazil* 

                - Bahrain   
  
                - Brunei Darussalam  
  
                - Canada 
  
                - Chile*

                - Czech Republic (from 11 August 2011)

                - Denmark

                - Finland 

                - France

                - Germany

                - Greece  
  
                - Hong Kong SAR

                - Hungary (from 11 August 2011)

                - Iceland

                - Indonesia  

                - Ireland

                - Israel  
 
                - Italy

                - Japan

                - Republic of Korea*

                - Kuwait

                - Lao PDR

                - Liechtenstein (from 11 August 2011)

                - Luxembourg

                - Macau

                - Malaysia

                - Monaco

                - Mongolia

                - Netherlands  
  
                - New Zealand

                - Norway 

                - Oman

                - Peru*

                - Philippines  

                - Poland (from 11 August 2011)

                - Portugal

                - Qatar 

                - Russian Federation

                - Singapore

                - Slovak Republic (from 11 August 2011)

                - Slovenia (from 11 August 2011)

                - Spain

                - South Africa

                - Sweden

                - Switzerland

                - Turkey  

                - United Arab Emirates

               - United Kingdom 

               - United States of America

               - Vietnam


(*) denotes countries with visa exemption agreement with Thailand. Nationalities of these countries could stay in Thailand no longer than 90 days.

        2. Nationalities of the following countries could apply for Visa on Arrival, which will enable the passport holder to stay in the kingdom no longer than 15 days.

               - Andorra (from 20 November 2010)

               - Kingdom of Bhutan

               - Bulgaria (from 20 November 2010)

               - People’s Republic of China and Taiwan

               - Republic of Cyprus

               - Czech Republic

               - Republic of Estonia

               - Republic of Hungary

               - Republic of India

               - Republic of Kazakhstan

               - Republic of Latvia

               - Principality of Liechtenstein

               - Republic of Lithuania

               - Republic of Malta (from 20 November 2010)

               - Republic of Maldives

               - Republic of Mauritius

               - Sultanate of Oman

               - Republic of Poland

               - Romania (from 20 November 2010)

               - Russian Federation

               - Republic of San Marino (from 20 November 2010)

               - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

               - Slovak Republic

               - Republic of Slovenia

               - Ukraine

               - Republic of Uzbekistan (from 23 April 2010)

              Required Documents

              -  Travel document valid for departing from Thailand no later than 15 days from the arrival date

              -  Cash or traveler's check equivalent to 10,000 baht per person or 20,000 baht per family

              - Application form (available at the designated checkpoints)

              - 1 photograph (4x6 cm.)

              - Passport should be valid for at least 6 months

              - Visa fee is 1,000 baht