Tourist Visa to Thailand

Tourist Visa to Thailand

Every year, the Kingdom of Thailand has been continuously attracting millions of international tourists from all across the globe, making the Thai tourist visa a high demand in many countries. Thai tourist visa is issued to those who wish to enter Thailand for tourism purposes. This type of visa can be valid for either 3 or 6 months and visa holders are permitted to stay in the country, upon arrival, a period of not exceeding 60 days.

Furthermore, those who wish to extend their stay may file for an application for a 30-day extension at any immigration offices in Thailand. Visa extension fee is priced at THB1,900.

Tourist Visa Requirements

  • Passport or travel document with validity period of at least 6 months following the intended date of departure
  • Visa application form
  • Recent photograph (4 x 6cm)
  • Round trip flight tickets
  • Sufficient travel finances (at least 20,000 baht per person and 40,000 baht per family)

Note that consular officers may request for additional documents as deemed necessary. We advise that you contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate on this matter.

And finally, make sure that you check which option is more applicable for your travel before plunging in with your application. Other alternatives that might be available for you may include visa exemption or visa on arrival to Thailand. Talk to us today if you want to know more about your options.

 

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    1. Please get in touch with the immigration office near your location for information about extending your ED visa.

  1. Hi, I’m in chumphon with my fiances family – does anybody know if I can go to immigration here to extend my 60 day tourist visa by 30 days or do I need to go to surat ot bkk?

    FYI I am UK citizen :)

    Thanks

    1. You may need to visit an immigration office in a neighboring province such as Ranong or Surat Thani. It would be best for you to contact their offices first to confirm if they are able to assist you.

      Ranong Immigration Office
      Phone: ​0​-7782-2016
      Email: s_ranong@immigration.go.th

      Surat Thani Immigration Office
      Phone: 0-7727-3217

  2. Hi,

    I am from Iran. I am now in Bangkok. My tourist visas will be expired in 24 October. I am waiting for the university in Thailand to prepare my contract to start my job as a postdoctoral in Thailand for one year. When should I apply for changing visas from tourist to the visas that is needed for postdoctoral? If the process in university becomes longer, can I go to countries around Thailand and come back to get visas? I can not come back to Iran to get visas from Thailand Embassy since it will be very expensive for me.

    Thanks.

    1. You must apply for the change of visa at least 15 days before your current visa expires. If you are unable to meet the deadline, you must apply for the visa from the Thai embassy or consulate outside of Thailand. Normally, you can only apply for the visa from your home country.​

  3. My 60 day stay will last 17 Oct 2016. Is there any chance to get 30 day extension? What is the documents required?

    Algerian citizen

    1. You may apply for an extension at an immigration office in your location in Thailand. The general requirements are specified below.

      1. Application form TM.7 (application must be made in person)
      2. Copy of applicant’s passport
      3. Photo 4 x 6 cm. (not older than 6 months)
      4. Application fee 1,900 Baht

  4. I am a French citizen staying in Bangkok. I have a 60 days tourist visa which will expire on the 23rd of October. I would like to get the 30 days extension. What documents should I bring? And should I wait the last minute to do it because I am afraid that I will loose some days if I am doing it too early.

    Are the 30 days added to the 60 days from the visa or starting the date I will come to the immigration?

    Thanks.

    1. ​You must bring the following to apply for the visa extension at the Chaengwattana Immigration Office in Bangkok.

      1. Application form TM.7 (application must be made in person)
      2. Copy of applicant’s passport
      3. Photo 4 x 6 cm. (not older than 6 months)
      4. Application fee 1,900 Baht

      ​You can apply for the extension any time before October 23 since the 30-day extension will be added on top of the 60-day tourist visa. The earlier you apply, the better as you must avoid overstaying your visa.​

  5. I’m Ukrainian. I have tourist 60 day visa which expires in December 7. I would like to stay in Thailand till January 20. What should I do to extend for such a period?

    1. You can apply for a visa extension at an immigration office in Thailand once you arrive however this is only for another 30 days on top of the 60-day tourist visa.

      If you need to stay longer, you will need to exit Thailand before the visa extension expires, re-enter and apply for a visa on arrival which is good for 15 days.

    1. Generally, you must apply for a Non Immigrant visa based on volunteer work from a Thai embassy or consulate outside of Thailand. You may inquire from an immigration office in your current location in Thailand if they are able to assist you and if so, the requirements needed for the application.

  6. I am South African and will be in Thailand on a 30 day visa on arrival visa. I will overstay that by 4 days though. Can I extend that visa in Chiang Mai?

    1. You can apply for an extension at the immigration office in Chiang Mai any time before your visa expires.

    1. Depending on the passport that you hold, you may apply for an extension at the Chaengwattana immigration office for another 7 days. You may contact their customer service hotline at 1111 for further information.

  7. Hi.

    I am from the UK and I got a 30 days VISA waver on arrival. This expires in the 5th November. I would like to extend this. what would my options be?

    Many thanks.
    Kim

    1. You can apply for a 30-day extension at an immigration office in your current location in Thailand​ for 1,900 ​THB.

  8. Hello,

    I came to Thailand with a 60-day tourist visa. I already got a 30-day extension, which is good till December 1. How many times am I allowed to get 30-day extensions? Or do I have to do a visa run after the full 90 days is up?

    1. You can only extend the tourist visa once. Before the extension expires, you will need to exit Thailand and apply for the appropriate visa before you return.

  9. Hi,
    I have a flight to Malaysia from Thailand on the 12th of November. However, my visa runs out on the 11th. I’m just wondering what’s the best option for me, to extend my visa or pay for the one day overstay.

    1. It is best to avoid having a record of overstay. However, it is up to you whether you wish to apply for an extension or not.

  10. Hello

    I’m Swiss and on the 2 months visa. If I go to Cambodia and come back to Thailand by land border, I probably will get a 15-day visa. Can I extend that one? If I extend the 2 months visa by another 30 days and after that I go to Cambodia, can I still re-enter Thailand or is there a maximum stay of 90 days within a certain period?

    Thanks for your informations!
    Best Regards

    1. The 15-day entry stamp can be extended for another 7 days.

      However, if you would like to maximize your current 2-month visa, you may apply for a 30-day extension and a re-entry permit at the immigration office in Thailand where you are currently located before leaving for Cambodia.

  11. Hello,

    I’m currently in Thailand on a 60-day tourist visa (active Sept 24th through November 22nd) and would like to get a 30-day extension. Does the thirty day extension begin the date I visit Krabi immigration? Or does it add thirty days on the 22nd, the day my visa was scheduled to expire? Also, what holidays are observed by the immigration center in mid-November? Thanks!

    1. The 30-day extension will be added on top of the 60-day tourist visa that you currently hold. For the month of November, there are no holidays according to the calendar issued by the Thai government.

  12. 1. I’m holding UK passport and plan to travel Thailand. As UK passport will get 30 days allow in Thailand. Can I pay 1,900 baht for extend 30 days after the first 30 days gone?

    2. As I know I only allowed to stay maximum of 90 days out of 6 months. If I stay 89 days, can I still get 30 days stamp after I exit Thailand? And how long do I need to away Thailand if I want another 30 days? Please advise.

    1. ​Yes, you may apply for a 30-day extension any time before your 30-day entry stamp expires. If you want to get another 30-day stamp after your initial entry, you can take a day trip out of Thailand and come in on the same day to receive another 30 days.

      There is no longer a limit on the number of days that you can stay within a 6-month period. As long as you have the appropriate visa or stamp, you can stay in Thailand. However, visa-free entry available to certain nationalities like yourself may be limited depending on the discretion of the immigration officer. In some cases, an officer may turn you away if you have had 4 consecutive 30-day visa-free entries to Thailand.

    2. Refer to what you mentioned. I can get another 30 days stamp by leaving Thailand then come back. Let say if I leave Thailand for few days or a week (*not return on same day) will it also count as consecutive 30 days?

    3. Regardless of how long you will be out of Thailand, you will receive a 30-day stamp from the day you enter Thailand.

  13. My 60-day tourist visa is about to expire in two days and I’ve already gotten my 30 day extension. However, my flight from Bangkok back to the USA isn’t for another 9 days. How can I avoid that seven day overstay period? Is my only option to do a border run and get a 15-day stamp?

    1. To avoid the overstay fine, you need to leave Thailand before your current visa expires and re-enter. If you hold a US passport, you will receive a 30-day stamp at the border.

  14. We are two adults and six kids (Aged 4-15). We are going to stay in Bangkok for three days. Then we fly to Siem Rep and stay there for a week. Then, we go by bus back to Thailand and stay there for 17 days. Which visa should we get and is there anything we should be aware of?

    1. You may apply for the 60-day tourist visa from the Thai embassy or consulate in your current location. Before leaving for Siem Reap, you need to apply for a re-entry permit so that your 60-day tourist visa will not be cancelled once you exit.

  15. As a German I got a free 30-day entry visa when I went to Bangkok at the 22nd of October for a (4-day) weekend trip. On the visa stamp it says that it is only valid until the 20th of November. Now, I’m planning to go back to Thailand until the end of November.

    As I left the country in the meantime, does it mean that my visa is still valid until then (as I won’t have spent 30 days in Thailand by the 20th of November)? Or do I have to apply for a visa extension?

    Thanks.

    1. If you did not obtain a re-entry permit before leaving Thailand, your 30-day entry stamp has already been cancelled. In this case, you will receive another 30-day stamp upon arrival.

  16. Hi, I’m travelling to Thailand for 10 days, 3 days in Cambodia, and then other 4 days in Thailand. What is better in terms of costs and procedure?
    1) pay the multiple entry visa
    2) get the single entry visa and then on the Bangkok Don Mueang airport get an extension for 30 days?

    How long this procedure takes? As I will be only 2.5 hours of waiting between flights. Thank you so much!

    1. You may apply for a single entry tourist visa before traveling to Thailand. Then before you leave for Cambodia, you must apply for a re-entry permit so that you can use the same visa on your next entry to Thailand without this being cancelled.

      The single re-entry permit is 1,000THB. The visa fee for the single entry tourist visa will depend on the Thai embassy or consulate where you apply.

  17. Hello,

    I am currently in Thailand on a 30 day tourist Visa but would like to extend. Would I need to do a “border run” or can I extend at my local immigration office (Surat Thani).

    Also, if I were to extend, would I be able to do by 7 days or is the 30 day extension (1900 BHT) the only option?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. You may apply for an extension at your local immigration office. The duration of extension will depend on your passport. Regardless of how long the extension is for, you will pay 1,900 THB.

  18. Hi!

    I hold an Indian passport and I am on Thailand since 1st October. My visa runs out on 28th November, but I haven’t completed my training here. I would need another 30 days visa extension. Where should I go to to extend my visa? I’m in a mess right now!

    1. Based on your passport, you can only extend your visa for another 7 days. If you need to stay longer than that, you will need to leave Thailand and apply for a visa on arrival for 15 days.

  19. Dear Sir,
    I came to Thailand with a 60-day tourist visa and now it’s nearly due. I want to extend visa for 30 days. I’m in Mae Sot and I don’t know where I have to go for visa extension. Please instruct me Sir.

    Thank You.

    1. You may visit the Tak Immigration office in Mae Sot to apply for an extension.

      Tak Immigration Office
      Address: 188 Asia Road, Amphoe Mae Sot
      Changwat Tak
      Phone: 0-5556-3000
      Email:​ ​d5_tak@immigration.go.th

  20. Hi,

    I am visiting Thailand next month and I will get 60 days tourist visa but I think there is fair chance that I have to stay longer in Thailand. Can I extend a visa in Thailand then? I am on Australian Passport.

    Thank you.

    1. Yes, you may apply for a 30-day extension at an immigration office in Thailand before your current visa expires.

  21. Hello, good morning!

    I have the non immigrant B Visa, and will finish 2nd of December 2016. I have this Visa because I worked in a company here during 3 months, but after my internship, I want to travel around Thailand before come back Spain.

    What I can do? Can I extend my tourist visa? Or I have 30 tourist visa for free?
    Thank you so much!

    1. You will have to exit Thailand as soon as your current Non Immigrant B visa expires. You will then need to apply for the appropriate visa from a Thai embassy or consulate depending on how long you will travel around Thailand.

  22. Good day

    We reside in Samut Sakhon. We are in Thailand on a 60 day tourist visa from South Africa. We have to do an extension for another 30 days. Please advise where we have to do it as we have heard that you have to go to the closest office to the place where you stay.

  23. Hi. I am Zimbabwean and would like to extend my tourist visa that expires on the 8th of December. Will I get only 7 days more? Can I extend it for 1 more month?

    1. The duration of extension will be at the discretion of the immigration officer who will review your application. You may inquire directly with the immigration office in your current location regarding the duration that will be given to you.

  24. I read that my Italian visa grants me a 30-day visa on arrival, but when I crossed the border only 14 days have been given to me. Is it possible to rectify this? Also can I extend my visa after the 30 days of another 60?

    1. You may visit your local immigration office to have the stamp corrected as Italian passport holders should receive a 30-day stamp upon arrival through any port. Once this has been corrected, you may apply for a 30-day extension on your stamp.​

  25. Dear sir/ madam,

    Tomorrow, I’m flying to Chiang Mai from Mandalay. I’m on a Dutch passport. Is it possible to get a 60-day visa on arrival or only for 30 days? And what is the maximum amount of days that I can extend my visa?

    Thank you!

    1. If you arrive by plane, you will only get a 30-day stamp upon arrival. You can apply for a 30-day extension at an immigration office in Thailand.

  26. Hi,

    I’m on a 30-day tourist visa from Canada. I’d like to apply for the 30-day extension. I am in the Krabi area. Can you advise the nearest immigration office where I can make the application? Is it Phuket town?

    Thank you

    1. You may visit the Krabi Immigration office to apply for an extension on your current 30-day stamp.
      ​​
      Address: 116 Amphoe Mueang
      Changwat Krabi
      Telephone: 0-7561-1097

  27. Hello,

    We are currently in Vietnam making our way into Laos then to Thailand. We arrive in Thailand on the 8th of December and our flight back in is on the 18th January. Do we need to apply for a tourist visa before we arrive at the border or can we extend our 30-day visa on arrival? We are from the UK.

    1. You can enter on visa exemption based on holding a UK passport. You may extend the 30-day entry stamp that you receive at an immigration office once you arrive in Thailand.

  28. Mr. Sir,

    I’m an Egyptian passport holder. I got a 3 month visa. I had 2 months stay stamp in the air port from the 8th of November. So, can I extend my stay for longer period? I’m in Hua Hin now and want to explore more of Thailand. When should I apply for it, where, and for how long I can extend?

    PS: I would like to stay for 3 more months to be able to finish my tour. What are my options?

    1. You may visit an immigration office in your location to apply for an extension on your current 2-month stamp. The extension will be between 7 to 30 days.

      If you wish to stay beyond this period, you must apply for another tourist visa from a Thai embassy or consulate in your home country.

    1. You can only apply for an extension on a tourist visa once. If you wish to stay longer, you will need to leave before the 30-day extension expires and re-enter with a new visa.

  29. Hi,

    I am from Portugal and my tourist visa is finished. How long can I extend the visa? I need 7 days. Is it possible?

    Thank you.

    1. If your tourist visa has already expired, you can no longer apply for an extension. You need to exit Thailand immediately to avoid any overstay penalties. You can then enter Thailand again​ ​with a proper visa or entry stamp.​

  30. Hello I am going to down Phuket and my visa will run out on December 19. Where can I renew my visa in Phuket?

    Thank you.

    1. Renewing your visa depends on the type of visa you currently hold. You may visit the Immigration office in Phuket to inquire about renewing this.

      ​Phuket Immigration Office​

      Address: ​​482 Phuket Road, ​Muang​ ​Phuket 83000
      Tel: (66) 076​-​221​-​905 | 076​-​340​-​477 ​(​Patong Branch​)​
      Email: info@phuketimmigration.com

  31. I am Indian currently on tourist visa for 58 days. I want to extend visa for 30 days. My visa expires on 14 December. How can I extend my stay for another 30 days?

    1. Normally, you can only extend your visa for 7 days through the immigration office in your current location. If you need to stay longer, you would have to leave Thailand and apply for a new tourist visa from the Thai embassy or consulate in your home country.​

  32. Hello,

    I came from Italy and at the arrival I got a stamp with date but no expiration date. Is this a 60 days as on the page or less?

    1. Normally, if you entered on visa exemption, you will receive a 30-day stamp. If the immigration officer did not specify a date on the space which states “Valid Until”, you need to visit an immigration office near your location to have this rectified.

  33. I have 30 days visa on arrival holding Polish passport and I’m in Koh Phangan and know there is immigration office in Koh Samui. Can I extend it for another 30 days?

    1. You are able to extend this 30-day visa exemption stamp for another 30 days at the local immigration office. For the extension, you just have to submit one passport size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  34. I am Italian and I want extend my visa for 30 days more. I’m in Koh Pha Ngan, so where is the closest place where I can do this?

    1. You are able to do the extension of your 30-day entry visa stamp at the local immigration office in Koh Samui. The fee is 1900 baht and you will be given 30 days extension.

  35. My partner and I are entering Thailand on December 7th, and would like to stay for the extension of 30 days. We are from Canada and Sweden, and plan to stay on Koh Samui for the duration. Is there an immigration office on the island? Or is it safe to prepare our visa extension before we leave Bangkok?

    Also, would I be required a departure ticket when entering Thailand? Due to the unknown date of departure we have yet to purchase one.

    Thank you!

    1. You will be given 30 days entry stamp at the Bangkok airport. Yes, you are able to do the extension in Samui immigration office on the last 1 or 2 weeks of your 30-day visa stamp. The fee is 1900 baht.

  36. Dear Consultant,

    I hold a 2 month tourist visa issued at the Thai Embassy in Vietnam, expiring on December 16.

    1. I would like to apply for extension – can this be done at the Phitsanuloke office? Or in Chiang Mai as a second option?
    2. Is it possible to ask for an extension longer than 30 days? (understanding that tourist visa can be extended only once).

    Many thanks in advance.

    1. Either Phitsanulok or Chiang Mai immigration office, you are able to do the extension. The fee is 1900 baht. It is only 30 days for the extension. If you want to stay longer, you must leave Thailand after the extension, travel to nearby county and apply for a new visa to re-enter Thailand.

  37. I am here on a 60-day Tourist Visa that I extended for 30 days. I like to stay another 30 days. Do I need to go for visa run to Ranong and over to Myanmar? If I come back to Thailand, will I receive further 30 days without a visa?

    1. Yes, you definitely need to travel out of Thailand. Depending on your nationality, you are able to make border trip to Myanmar or Malaysia OR you fly out and fly into Thailand and get 30 days. Countries under G7 are able to obtain 30 days stamp at the land border.

  38. Hello,

    I am from Pakistan I have been to Thailand on tourist visa for 60 days. I’m going to visit Thailand again next month so I would like to know if I can get extension after 60 days and for how many days can I get.

    1. If you are given 60 days permit to stay stamp upon arrival, yes, you are able to get a month extension at local immigration office for a fee of 1900 baht.

  39. Hello. We are travelling to Thailand for 2 months from HK on December 18. Can we just get 60 days on arrival or do we need to apply for the tourist visa ahead of time? I am American and my wife is British.

    1. You only get 30 days at the airport. BUT, You are able to extend this 30-day visa exemption stamp for another 30 days at the local immigration office. For the extension, you just have to submit one passport size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  40. I am currently in Thailand on a 60-day visa and would like to extend another 30 days. Can I do this at the immigration office in the Kanchanaburi province?

    1. Yes, you can do this at the local immigration office in Kanchanaburi province. The fee is 1900 baht.

    1. You may go to the immigration office in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Rai or in Chiang Mai. The fee is 1900 baht.

  41. I am flying to Thailand and will be applying for 30-day extension while in Bangkok. However, I am looking to purchase a return flight for the 60 days visa. Is it possible I will have troubles with immigration at the airport entering with a 30-day visa with a return flight for 60 days?

    Thank you in advance!

    1. Just explain to the officer at the airport in case you will be asked that you will apply for 30 days extension hence your return flight is within 60 days.

  42. I am an Indian passport holder entering Thailand on visa on arrival. Please tell me can I extend it for 7 days at Pattaya. Should I produce tickets within 15 days or for the date of actual departure from Thailand?

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