Q: How long does it take to get my visa?
A: If a visa application is successfully submitted with complete supporting documents as required for a specific type of visa, the applicant shall be notified of the application result within 3-4 weeks. The visa application will be processed only in the order in which the application is received. Please plan in advance.
Q: Can I apply for my visa by post or in person at the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels?
A: No, Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels does not process applications submitted by post or in person. Travelers who require a visa for Thailand must apply for it completely and online via the E-Visa system: https://www.thaievisa.go.th/
Q: I would like to go to Thailand for vacation for 3 weeks. I hold a British passport. Do I need a visa?
A: Nationals of Belgian and Luxembourgish are eligible to travel to Thailand, for tourism purposes, with the exemption of visa, and are permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 30 days. Therefore, you do not need a visa.
From 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023, the period of stay for the tourist visa exemption scheme is 30 days. In addition, the period of stay for bilateral agreements on visa exemption is 30 days.
However, please make sure that you are in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months, a round-trip or onward air ticket within 30 days after arrival, and adequate finances equivalent to at least 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family. Otherwise, you may be inconvenienced upon entry into the country.
Furthermore, foreigners who enter the Kingdom under this Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme may re-enter and stay in Thailand for a cumulative duration of stay of not exceeding 90 days within any 6-month period from the date of first entry.
Q: I am a … citizen, do I need to apply for a visa to Thailand?
A: Please check on the THAI E-VISA OFFICIAL WEBSITE to see if you need a visa.
Q: Can I get my visa extended at the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels?
A: No, the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels is not authorized to extend visas or residence permits. We are authorized to process and approve only new visa applications. The extension of your stay can only be applied at the immigration office in Thailand.
Q: Is there any kind of visa for retirees?
A: Yes, there is a visa called Non-immigrant “O-A” (Long Stay) and Non-immigrant O retirement. Foreigners who are 50 years of age or older and wish to stay in Thailand for a long period and do not have any intention to work in Thailand may apply for such a visa via the E-Visa system: https://www.thaievisa.go.th/. The holder of “O-A” and O retirement visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry and is also able to apply for an extension of stay afterward. Please see the qualifications and requirements for application and relevant information on the website (Non-immigrant Visa “O-A” (Long Stay) Visa for Long Stay 1 year (retirement) and Non-immigrant Visa “O” Retirement
Q: I am a Belgian/Luxembourgish national currently staying in Phuket on my vacation. I entered Thailand with a tourist visa and was granted permission to stay for 60 days until the end of this month. However, I wish to stay longer. What should I do?
A: You may apply for an extension of stay at any Immigration Office in Thailand where you may be permitted to stay for another 30-day period. You must do this before your stay permit expires, otherwise, you will be fined 500 Baht for each day you overstay in Thailand.
Q: Please give me some advice. I am a bit confused. I am a Moroccan and going to visit Thailand. I already got a Thai tourist visa from the Royal Thai Embassy in Brussels. I understand from what is written on the visa stamp that the visa is valid for 3 months. Does it mean that I can stay in Thailand for 3 months?
A: That is not a correct understanding. The validity of the visa and the duration of stay are not the same. The 3-month validity of the visa means that you must use the visa within 3 months from the date of issue. The duration of stay is the period in which you are permitted to stay in the Kingdom granted by the Immigration Officer once you arrive in Thailand, that is, 60 days from the date of entry.
Q: I want to work in Thailand. How should I go about getting the necessary visa?
A: In order to work in Thailand, there are 2 important elements:
First of all, you need to have a prospective employer in Thailand. Then you may apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa category. B? (business) at the Embassy, submitting required documents and recommendation letter from your employer along with your companies business certifications as suggested on the website (https://www.thaiembassy.be)