Visa Service

 

Table of Contents

General Information

Tourist Visa

Transit Visa

Non Immigrant Visas

 


 General Information

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:

  1. They are nationals of countries which 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. For more information, please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand. (Read more)
  2. They are nationals of countries which hold bilateral agreements with Thailand on the exemption of visa requirements. For more information, please see Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand. (Read more)
  3. Travellers travelling from/through countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must acquire an International Health Certificate verifying the receiving of a Yellow Fever vaccination. For more information, please see List of Countries which are Declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas. (Read more) (http://www.mfa.go.th/main/en/services/4908/15384-List-of-countries-which-require-International-Heal.html)
  4. 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.
  5. To apply for a visa, a foreigner must possess a valid passport or travel document that is recognised by the Royal Thai Government and comply with the conditions set forth in the Immigration Act of Thailand B.E.2522 (1979) and its relevant regulations. In addition, the visa applicant must be outside of Thailand at the time of application. The applicant will be issued with a type of visa in accordance to his or her purpose of visit. For more information on types of visas and general requirements for each type of visa.
  6. In general, applicants are required to apply for a visa in person. However, Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General in some countries and in some cases may also accept applications sent through representatives, authorised travel agencies or by post. Please enquire at the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General where you intend to submit your application of acceptable ways of application.
  7. Please note that the period of visa validity is different from the period of stay. Visa validity is the period during which a visa can be used to enter Thailand. In general, the validity of a visa is 3 months, but in some cases, visas may be issued to be valid for 6 months, 1 year or 3 years.  The validity of a visa is granted with discretion by the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General and is displayed on the visa sticker.
  8. On the other hand, the period of stay is granted by an immigration officer upon arrival at the port of entry and in accordance with the type of visa. For example, the period of stay for a transit visa is not exceeding 30 days, for a tourist visa is not exceeding 60 days and for a non-immigrant visa is not exceeding 90 days from the arrival date. The period of stay granted by the immigration officer is displayed on the arrival stamp.  Travellers who wish to stay longer than such period may apply for extension of stay at offices of the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok, located at Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 or at an Immigration office located in the provinces.  For information on application for extension of stay, see the Immigration Bureau website at www.immigration.go.th
  9. Foreigners entering Thailand are not permitted to work, regardless of their types of visa, unless they are granted a work permit. Those who intend to work in Thailand must hold the correct type of visa to be eligible to apply for a work permit. Information on Work Permit applications could be obtained from the website of the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, and Ministry of Labour at www.doe.go.th/workpermit/index.html
  10. Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General have the authority to issue visas to foreigners for travel to Thailand. The authority to permit entry and stay in Thailand, however, is with the immigration officers.  In some cases, the immigration officer may not permit foreigner holding a valid visa entry into Thailand should the immigration officer find reason to believe that he or she falls into the category of aliens prohibited from entering Thailand under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
  11. According to the Immigration Act of Thailand B.E. 2522 (1979), foreigners who fall into any of the following categories are prohibited to enter Thailand:

(1)  Having no genuine valid passport or document used in lieu of passport; or having a genuine valid passport or document used in lieu of passport without valid visa issuance by the Royal Thai Embassies, the Royal Thai Consulates-General or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with exception of those who meet visa exemption requirements.  The terms and conditions of visa issuance and visa exemption are prescribed by the Ministerial Regulations.

(2)  Having no appropriate means of living following entry into the Kingdom.

(3)  Having entered the Kingdom to be employed as an unskilled or untrained labourer, or to work in violation of the Alien Work Permit Law.

(4)  Being mentally unstable or having any of the diseases stated in the Ministerial Regulations.

(5)  Having not yet been vaccinated against smallpox; or inoculated, or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against disease; and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the Immigration Doctor.

(6)  Having been imprisoned by judgment of the Thai Court; or by lawful injunction or judgment of the Court of a foreign country, except for when the penalty is for a petty offence, or negligence, or is provided for as an exception by the Ministerial Regulations.

(7)  Having behaviour which could cause possible danger to the public; or having the likelihood of being a nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace, safety and security of the public or to the security of the nation; or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments.

(8)  Reason to believe that entry into Kingdom is for the purpose of being involved in prostitution, the trafficking of women or children, drug smuggling, or other types of smuggling which are against public morality.

(9)  Having no money or bond as prescribed by the Minister under Section 14 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

(10)  Being a person prohibited by the Minister under Section 16 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

(11)  Being deported by either the Government of Thailand or that of other foreign countries; or having been revoked the right of stay in the Kingdom or in foreign countries; or having been expelled from the Kingdom by competent officials at the expense of the Government of Thailand unless exemption is provided by the Minister on an individual basis.


 Tourist Visa

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Belgian citizens visiting Thailand for tourism can enter Thailand without a Visa and stay for 30 days, provided they are in the possession of a return airline ticket and of a passport that is still valid for at least 6 months.

Belgian tourists, who wish to stay longer than 30 days, have to apply for a tourist Visa at the Embassy or a Thai Consulate BEFORE leaving to Thailand.

The Royal Thai Embassy wishes to announce that starting 13 November 2015,
with the purpose of facilitation tourism to Thailand, the Royal Thai Government
will implement a new tourist visa scheme allowing for the following types of tourist visas to will be made available for all foreign nationals:

  1. Single Entry Tourist Visa, valid for a 3 months period for up to 60 days per entry, for a fee of 30 Euros; and
  2. Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV), valid for a 6 months period, for up to 60 days per entry, for a fee of 150 Euros.

Applicants for the above-mentioned visas are required to submit the following documents (PER person) for the Embassy’s consideration:

  • 2 identity card size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • 1 copy of your Belgian/Luxembourg identity card (or resident card in Belgium/Luxembourg)
  • A passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • 1 copy of the reservation of the flight tickets in and out of Thailand (at least forthe first entry for the METV)
  • 1 copy of a confirmed hotel reservation OR an invitation letter/mail from a person in Thailand with a full address and 1 copy of this person’s identity card + proof that this person lives in Thailand (confirmation for at least half of your stay !)
  • Copy of 6-month bank statement with a minimum balance of 600 Euros (Single Entry Tourist Visa) or 6,000 Euros (for the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa)
  • 1 Visa application form filled in completely and signed / 3 visa application forms for nationals of certain countries* (please see below)
  • If you are unemployed: a proof of income (document from unemployment benefit, pension or copy of your latest bank statement, etc.)
  • Cash to pay for the visa fee

Applicants less than 18 years old are required to submit the following documents
in addition to the above (PER person)
:

  • 1 copy of the identity cards of BOTH parents
  • 1 copy of the birth certificate
  • BOTH parents must sign the visa application form of the child

* Visa for certain countries: Passport holders from the countries below are required to submit additional documents to apply for a tourist Visa

  • Afghanistan**
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq**
  • North Korea**
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Republic of the Congo
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Yemen

** – For nationals of these countries, the Embassy cannot take any decision concerning your Visa application.

– Your documents will be submitted to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand for approval. Visa application must therefore be submitted at least 4 weeks before the intended travel date.

– Please DO NOT purchase the flight tickets or accommodation until your Visa is approved.

Please note that these documents are COMPULSORY to apply for a Visa and the Embassy reserves the right to REFUSE your Visa Application if one or more documents are missing!

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary

 


Visa for certain Countries

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  1. Requirements

Passport holders from the countries below are required to submit additional documents to apply for a tourist Visa

  • Afghanistan**
  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • China
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • India
  • Iran
  • Iraq**
  • North Korea**
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Republic of the Congo
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Sierra Leone
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Yemen


** The Embassy cannot take any decision concerning your Visa application. Your documents will be submitted to the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs for approval

The applicants must have a permit of residence in Belgium or in Luxembourg

* These countries please DO NOT purchase the flight tickets or accommodation until your Visa is approved

* Visa application must be submitted before travel date at least 4 weeks

  1. Documents required
  • A passport or travel document that is still valid for at least 6 months and contains at least one empty page
  • 1 copy of the passport or travel document (the first page with your photo)
  • 1 original application form well filled in and signed by the applicant
  • 2 recent color passport photographs, 3,5 + 4,5 cm taken within the last 6 months. All the photos must look the same
  • 1 copy of a valid Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card or permit of residence. The residence permit must be valid during the period of travelling and returning to Belgium or Luxembourg
  • 1 copy of a reservation/booking airline tickets, showing the name of the applicant, arrival and departure dates for Thailand. Please do not buy the ticket until you have the Visa
  • 1 copy of a hotel/accommodation reservation in Thailand for the whole period of stay. The name of the applicant, full address and date of arrival and departure must be mentioned on the document

OR

1 copy of a letter or mail from a guarantor in Thailand inviting you to stay in his/her home. The letter must mention the name of the applicant, full address in Thailand and the date of arrival and departure. The guarantor must submit his/her copy of Thai identity card and proof of residence in Thailand (Tabian Baan)

8) 1 copy of the applicant’s employment contract mentioning the job position, salary and duration of the employment contract

  • If the applicant is a student, please include a confirmation letter in English from the school
  • In case of unemployed MUST having a sponsor, please bring:

– 1 copy of his/her identity card

– 1 copy of his/her 3 last payment slips

– A formal letter of your sponsors identifying who is he/she? And the relationship you have with this person

  • 1 copy of the applicant’s bank statements of the 3 last months
  • Only if you have a travel document, the applicant must show a proof of their nationality before the refugee status (old identity card, old passport, birth certificate, driving licence,…)

Please note that these documents are COMPULSORY to apply for the Visa and we will NOT take your Visa request into consideration if one or more documents are missing!

 

Note:

  • Please submit your application at least 4 weeks before travel date
  • Consular officers reserve the right to reject any application without having to provide a reason
  • After the Visa application has been accepted, the Embassy may ask for an interview
  • The Embassy does not provide copying or printing service. Please always bring your own copies. The Embassy reserves the right to keep all your documents as reference after processing your Visa application
  1. Visa fee

30 € to pay cash when submitting the Visa application

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Transit Visa

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  1. Requirement

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes:

  • To travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country (category “TS”)
  • To participate in sports activities (sportsmen, sportswomen, etc.) (category “S”) ****** Those who are scheduled to stay in the Kingdom longer than one month , Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” can be issued.
  • The person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (category “C”)

Note: Applicant is not permitted to engage in any occupation or employment.

  1. Documents Required

Passport, travel document or certificate of identity with validity not less than 6 months (Damaged, invalid or altered passports will not be accepted).

  • Visa application form completely filled out with applicant’s signature
  • Recent( 2″x2″) photograph of the applicant (photocopy or photo taken from Photostat or from vending machine will not be accepted)
  • A copy of round-trip ticket or itinerary
  • Visa of a third country in a passport, travel document or certificate of identity
  • Letter of invitation stating the application’s participation in sports activities in the Kingdom
  • 50 Euros
  1. Validity of Visa

The validity of a visa is three months (single entry), or 6 months validity (double entries)

  1. Period of Stay

Travellers coming to Thailand with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days.

  1. Extension of Stay

Those who wish to extend their visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 (Please visit their website). The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant “B” (Business) Visa to work in Thailand

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • An original invitation letter from the Thai company signed by one of the members of the committee. The letter has to mention the position, salary and duration of the assignment + copy of the identity card of the person who signs that letter
  • A copy of the certificate of the registration of the committee, mentioning the name of the persons who sign unless you have to submit the power of attorney from the committee for the person who signs
  • The letter of approval for the work permit from the Ministry of Labour (ตท.3)
  • The applicant’s last diploma certificate
  • The applicant’s Curriculum Vitae in English (working experience, knowledge)
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary

 


Non-immigrant Visa “B” (Business) Visa for meetings, conferences, …

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • An original invitation letter from the Thai company signed by one of the members of the committee + its legislation (updated one, not longer than 1 year)
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who signs that letter
  • A copy of the certificate of the registration of the committee, mentioning the name of the persons who sign unless you have to submit the power of attorney from the committee for the person who signs
  • The assignment letter from the Belgian company + its legislation
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “B” (Business) Visa to work in Thailand as a teacher

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • An original invitation letter from the Thai school
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who signs that letter
  • A copy of the school registration
  • An approval letter from the Ministry of Education
  • The letter of approval for the work permit from the Ministry of Labour (ตท.3)
  • The applicant’s last diploma certificate
  • The applicant’s Curriculum Vitae in English (working experience, knowledge)
  • Criminal record
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “ED” (Education/Studying) Visa for studying in Thailand

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • An original invitation letter from the school in Thailand
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who signs that letter
  • A copy of the registration of the school in Thailand
  • An attestation from the Ministry of Education (if it is a private school)
  • A letter from your school in Belgium (if it concerns an exchange program)
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “ED” (Education/Studying) Visa for an internship in Thailand

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • A copy of the contract between the student, the Thai company and the school
  • An original invitation letter from the Thai company signed by one of the members of the committee
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who signed that letter
  • A copy of the certificate of the registration of the committee, mentioning the name of the persons who sign unless you have to submit the power of attorney from the committee for the person who signs
  • A copy of the Thai company’s registration
  • A letter from your school that certifies that you need to do this internship as a part of your study
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O” (Spouse/Family) Visa for people who are married with a Thai

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • A copy of the wedding certificate on which you write “certified true copy” + date + signatures of you and your partner
  • A copy of the Thai identity card of your partner on which they write “certified true copy” + their signature
  • 60 € to pay cash for a single entry or 150 € for multiple entries*

* Please note that you can enter several times in Thailand with the non-immigrant “O” Visa with multiple entries. However, you are only allowed to stay 90 days maximum at once each time you enter the country.

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O” (Spouse/Family) Visa to follow spouse/parent

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card (copy of both parents ID cards if child under 18 years old)
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed (signed by both parents if child under 18 years old)
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  •  A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • An original invitation letter from the Thai company signed by one of the members of the committee. The letter has to mention the names and passport numbers of the persons concerned by this Visa + 1 copy of the identity card of the person who signs the letter
  • A copy of the certificate of the registration of the committee, mentioning the name of the persons who sign unless you have to submit the power of attorney from the committee for the person who signs
  • A copy of the work permit and non-immigrant “B” Visa of the spouse/parent
  • A copy of the wedding certificate (copy of birth certificate for a child)
  • 60 € to pay cash

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O” Visa for volunteering in Thailand

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3,5 x 4,5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • The passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed
  • A copy of the confirmed roundtrip flight tickets
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • An original letter from the school or from the sending organization
  • An original invitation letter from the NGO in Thailand
  • A copy of the identity card of the person who signs that letter
  • A copy of the certificate of the registration of the committee, mentioning the name of the persons who sign unless you have to submit the power of attorney from the committee for the person who signs
  • A copy of the registration of the NGO
  • 60 € to pay cash

Please note that these documents are COMPULSORY to apply for the Visa and we will NOT take your Visa request into consideration if one or more documents are missing!

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O” Visa to follow spouse/parent

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Required documents:

  • 2 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • A copy of your Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card (copy of both parents ID cards if child under 18 years old)
  • Your passport that is still valid for at least 6 months
  • One Visa application form well filled in and signed (signed by both parents if child under 18 years old)
  • A copy of the reservation of the flight ticket
  • A copy of a hotel reservation or an invitation letter/e-mail from someone that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand
  • A copy of the wedding certificate (copy of birth certificate for a child)
  • A copy of the identity card of the spouse/parent
  • 60 € to pay cash for a single entry or 150 € for multiple entries for one year

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) Visa for Long Stay (retirement)

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For people, who are retired, at least 50 years old and who wish to stay 1 year in Thailand may apply for it.

Required documents:

  • 4 identity size photos in color (3.5 x 4.5 cm), taken within the last 6 months
  • 3 copies of the Belgian or Luxembourgish identity card
  • 3 Visa application forms well filled in and signed
  • The passport that is still valid for at least 18 months + 3 copies
  • A medical certificate from your doctor showing that you don’t have any contagious disease + 2 copies
  • A certificate of good conduct + 2 copies
  • A certificate of residence in Belgium + 2 copies
  • 3 copies of the reservation of the flight tickets (to enter Thailand)
  • 3 copies of a hotel reservation OR a letter/mail from a person in Thailand that will host you + copy of their identity card + proof that they live in Thailand OR copy of the documents of your own property in Thailand
  • An original attestation from the bank with at least 800.000 bahts or +/- 20.000 € (bank in Thailand or in Belgium) + 2 copies AND a proof of monthly income equivalent to 65.000 bahts net/month, at least from the last 3 months + 2copies
  • 3 copies of the bank statements from the 3 last months of this bank account
  • A curriculum Vitae in English + 2 copies
  • 150 € to pay cash

The O-A Visa allows one to stay 1 year in Thailand. It is however compulsory to go to the immigration office of your city every 3rd month.

Please note that these documents are COMPULSORY to apply for the Visa and we will NOT take your Visa request into consideration if one or more documents are missing!

The Consul may ask for more documents if deemed necessary


Non-immigrant Visa “O-X”

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This type of visa may be issued to nationals and passport holders of Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States of America with the age of 50 years old and over who wish to stay in Thailand for the maximum period of 10 years (5 years according to visa validity plus an extension for another 5 years).  Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.

  1. Eligibility

1.1   Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application).

1.2   Applicants must hold passport and nationality of (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) the Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden (11) Switzerland (12) the United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) the United States of America

1.3   Having no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicant’s nationality or residence

1.4   Having the nationality of or permanent residence in the country where application is submitted

1.5   Financial qualifications

(a) Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht; or

(b) Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount of not less than 1.8 million Baht and have income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht per year. Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.

The money in (a) and (b) must be kept in bank account at least 1 year before withdrawing and, within another next year, the money must be left in the account with the amount of not less than 1.5 million Baht and can only be spent in Thailand.

1.6 Applicants must have no forbidden diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction and third stage of Syphilis.

1.7 Applicants must have Thai medical insurance during their stay in Thailand (per the approval of the Office of Insurance Commission) and medical claims for outpatient must not be less than 40,000 Baht, for inpatient must not be less than 400,000 Baht.

  1. Required Documents

2.1 Passport with validity of not less than six months from the date of travel.

2.2 3 copies of completed visa application forms

2.3 3 passport-sized photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant taken within the past six months

2.4 A personal data form

2.5 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand or certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 1.8 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (local currency equivalent) per year. (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.)

2.6 Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of nationality. In case the applicants have permanent residence in other country, they must provide the aforementioned document from both country of nationality and country of permanent residence.

2.7 Medical certificate from the country where the applicants apply visa stating that applicants don’t have any prohibited diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E.2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must not be issued over 3 months.

2.8 Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the  Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which has insurance money for outpatient not less than 40,000 Baht and for inpatient not less than 400,000 Baht.

Please check (http://longstay.tgia.org) for more information regarding the insurance requirement.

  • Spouse (no age restriction) and child, age under 20 years old, can apply for Non-Immigrant O-X visa and must have the following required documents
  • Spouse (in accordance with the definition stipulated in the Thai Laws) must show a copy of marriage certificate together with documents stated in 2.1-2.8.
  • Child age under 20 years old must show a copy of birth certificate or proof of legitimate child and also have to submit documents number 2.1-2.4, and 2.8
  1. Visa fee

10,000 Baht (300 Eur.) for multiple entries

(Visa fee may be changed without prior notice.)

  1. How to Apply for Non-Immigrant O-X Visa

4.1 Foreigners who have the required qualifications and supporting documents as stated above may apply for Non-Immigrant O-X Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General in the country of their nationality or where they have permanent residence.

4.2 For Dutch nationals and the nationals of the other 13 eligible countries who have permanent residence in the Netherlands may submit an application at the Royal Thai Embassy, the Hague.

4.3 The Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General examines the qualifications and supporting documents and informs the result to the applicants.

4.4 In case that the visa is approved, foreigners (main applicant, spouse, and lawful child under 20 years old) will obtain a multiple-entry Non-Immigrant O-X visa with visa validity of 5 years

4.5 Upon arrival in Thailand, the immigration officer will grant the Non-Immigrant O-X visa holders the stay permit in the Kingdom for the period of not exceeding 5 years according to visa validity.

 

Other Useful Information

– Benefits of the Non-Immigrant O-X visa holders

1) Can work as a volunteer (in accordance with the list of volunteer work as stipulated by the Department of Employment).

2) Can purchase vehicles (under the provision of laws on motor vehicles).

3) Can purchase condominiums (proceed in accordance with the Condominium Act).

– Foreigners who enter Thailand with other type of Visa/Visa Exemption may contact the Immigration Bureau and apply for Non-Immigrant O-X visa.

– Foreigners who enter Thailand with Non-Immigrant O-X visa may change from Non-Immigrant O-X to other type of Visa by submitting request to the Immigration Bureau. Spouse and child’s visa approval will be changed according to status of the main applicant. However, spouse can apply for Non-Immigrant O-X by himself/ herself if he/she meets the qualifications.

– Spouse/child who does not qualify for Non-Immigrant O-X visa may apply for other type of non-immigrant visa in order to stay in Thailand with the Non-Immigrant O-X visa holder.

– Upon the completion of 90 days stay period in Thailand, foreigners must notify the Immigration Bureau of their residence in Thailand and shall repeat at every 90 days interval.

– Foreigners must report, in person, to the immigration officer every 1 year for the examination of the qualifications and supporting documents.

– Stay permit of the Non-Immigrant O-X visa holders may be revoked due to following conditions:

1) Foreigners do not have financial evidence as per stipulated by above qualifications such as:

– The sum of money in the bank account is less than 3 million Baht at the end of the first year of stay period in Thailand.

– The sum of money in the bank account is less than 1.5 million Baht at the end of the second year of stay period in Thailand, and/or the money in said account was spent outside Thailand.

2) Foreigners do not have insurance as per stipulated by above qualifications.

3) Foreigners pose threat to peace and security of Thailand.

4) Foreigners work without permission.

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