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. Hey

    I’m from the UK. I stupidly forgot to get a 60-day tourist visa. I arrived two days ago into Bangkok and they have stamped my passport with a 30-day visa. I will be travelling the islands South. I go to Phuket tomorrow for 3-4 days and then will be in Koh Phi Phi for 4-5 days, Koh Toa 3-4 days, and Koh Samui at Christmas. My visa runs out 28th December. Do I have to wait till my visa is nearly up and then get the 30 days? And is it available to get from Koh Samui and all other places listed? Thank you.

    1. Yes, you can apply for the 30 days extension in Samui any time now from Monday to Friday except public holidays.

    2. He i am from Philippines I have 60 days Visa before and extent it last March for 30 days and now I dont know what to do cause because of this covid my flight cancelled and I cannot get my flight going back to the Philippines I want to ask what should I do…I be safe staying here that after no trouble staying here…cause I ask someone that always prepared my Visa application and I ask her she just told me its find but I’m not comfortable….that i know my Visa running out soon…
      Can you please help me or give some advice what i need to do…
      Thank you…

    3. Dear April,
      You will get an automatic extension and you will be allowed to stay in Thailand until July 31, 2020. After that, you must leave Thailand. You may also check with your embassy in Thailand if they arrange special flights to the Philippines.
      Thank you.

  2. I am an Australian and I entered Thailand on a 30-day tourist visa and I have already extended that for another 30 days at the Immigration office in Bangkok. Can I extend for another 30 days at the Immigration office?

    1. No, you cannot extend it any longer. You must exit Thailand and re-enter through an airport so that you will get 30 days permit to stay.

  3. Hi, my boss is visiting for 39 days. What is the process for extending his free 30 day visa for the additional 9 days?

    Many thanks,
    Chloe

    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.

  4. I am from Ireland and my visa runs out tomorrow. It’s a 30 day tourist visa. Am I able still to get an extension from immigration?

    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.

  5. Hi I am from Ireland and I have a single entry tourist visa. I extended it already for another 30 days. Can I extend for another 7 days? Thanks.

    1. No, you need to leave the country already. You can do a quick border run and you get 15 days permit to stay.

  6. Hi,

    I am from Hong Kong and holding the HKSAR passport. I would like to enter Thailand from Malaysia by bus. How many days visa I could get?

    Thanks.

  7. Hi there,

    I have a 15-day visa, because I arrived in Thailand through land. Do you think I can extend my visa for 7 days? How much is that and would it be quick? My visa is only till the 14th of December and my flight to leave Thailand is on the 20th. Thank you so much for all the info above.

  8. Hello, I am currently in Koh Lanta and my 30 days free visa is due to expire on the 14th of December. Where would be the best place to go to extend? I am also due to fly back to England on the 18th of January so would need more than another 30 days. Is this possible? Thanks.

    1. You can file for an extension from the Thai embassy immigration office in Krabi town. The fee is 1900 baht and you will submit 1 photo. After the extension, you can do a border trip and you will get 30 days or 15 days.

  9. Is it possible to get 7 more days of extention at the immigration office after already having received 30 days extension (Tourist visa Single entry)? My visa expires on 11/12 but 12/12 is a Thai Holiday and I can’t leave sooner because I need to wait for the documents of my school (ED visa).

    1. You can make a quick exit and re enter Thailand on the same day. You may be able to get 15 days or 30 days entry stamp.

  10. Hello,

    My boyfriend and I have 60 day tourist visas which expire on 30th December. However, we would like to stay in Thailand until 5th January due to our friends visiting for christmas and new year. Is there an option to extend our visas by a shorter period than 30 days? Or would we have to extend by 30 days at the cost of 1,900 baht? Also we are on Koh Lanta at the moment so would the closest immigration office be Krabi town?

    Many thanks.
    Hayley

    1. Whether it is 7 days or 30 days the fee is still 1900 baht per person. You can do the extension at the local immigration office in Krabi town.

  11. Hi,

    I want to extend my on arrival visa TR 15 for 60 days but they have stamped immigration only for 15 days. How can I do it?

    1. You cannot extend a visa on arrival inside Thailand. You Must apply for the 60-day tourist visa at the Thai embassy in your country.

  12. Hi, I entered Thailand on a 30 day visa which i extended in Koh Samui for 30 days. I then went to Malaysia for a few days and returned to Thailand on another 30 day visa. I was hoping to extend further. Can I get another 30 days in Koh Samui or do I have to now get a 60 day visa outside of Thailand? I have an Irish passport. Thank you.

    1. Yes, you are able to do 1 extension for 30 days and the fee is the same, it is 1900 baht and you submit 1 passport photo.

  13. Hi,

    I am on a Chinese passport with a 15 day tourist visa. Am I able to extend my tourist visa? And for how many days?

    Thanks.

  14. I need to extend my visa though I need 3 more days. That means I need to buy the 60 days extension for 1,900 bath, right? Am I not able to do this application at the immigration Office in Chiang Mai or Koh Samui?

    Regards,
    Alice

    1. You can file for the extension at the Thai immigration office in Chiang Mai or Koh Samui as long as you do it before the expiry of the permit to stay. The fee is 1900 baht and you will submit 1 passport photo.

    1. That depends on what type of visa do you wish to extend. Please call the immigration contact center 1111 for more information.

  15. Ok so here’s the deal. I initially came to Thailand with the 30 day stamp and extended it for another 60 days. I wanted to extend it for another 30 days but failed to arrive at the immigration office on time. A woman at the desk assured me that they pardon a technical overstay for a week even though I’ve read online they fine you 500 baht a day. She also said that I will need a flight confirmation out of Thailand even though I did not need this to extend the first time. So I have two questions:

    1) will I be fined when I try again to extend my visa?
    2) Do I need a flight confirmation (or any other type of documents) to extend from 60 to 90 days?

    1. You need to contact the lady who spoke to you. If you would ask for our advice, you will be overstay already and you cannot file for any extension. You must leave Thailand and pay for overstay fine at the airport.

  16. Hello, my visa expires on 21 December and I would like to extend it for 30 more days. Can I do it on the immigration office near fisherman village at Koh Samui? The 20,000 baht finance has to be shown in money or we can just show a comparative in euros? Thank you.

    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.

    1. Visa on arrival cannot be extended. If you need to extend due to medical reason, please contact the immigration call center at 1111.

  17. Im from Chile and I need to extend my visa for a few days because my limit is 13 December and my flight to Europe is on 18th of December. Is it possible to extend?

  18. We are a Spanish and a Polish citizens entering Thailand on a land border from Cambodia. We intend to stay in Thailand for 17 days. Do we need a tourist visa or we will be able to extend our 15 day entry visa granted on the border? If we need to extend, what would be the price? Thank you for your reply.

    1. You will only receive 15 days at the land border therefore you MUST have a proper tourist visa issued by Thai embassy in Cambodia in order for you to stay longer than 15 days.

  19. I am Danish citizen trying to extend my visa for 30 days. I arrived on bus, so I only have a two-week period. I will not be in a big city and am looking for the proper way to apply online. Is there a way?

    1. The 15-day entry stamp that you have right now can only be extended for 7 days at the local immigration office. If you wish to stay for 30 more days, you can do 2 border trips.

  20. Dear immigration,

    I’m here on a 30 day tourist visa in Chiang Mai. I would like to extend it for one week. Is there a consulate in Chiang mai for that? Is this possible and simple?

    Thanks.

    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. You may visit the immigration office at Promenade Mall in Chinag Mai.

  21. Hi,
    I extedned my thai visa for 30days. So in total im in thai for 60day. My flight to europe is cancelled and i need to exted visa for another 30 days.is it possible?

    1. If you have already used the first extension, you can still get another extension. Please contact your embassy or consulate in Thailand to provide a letter stating that you are affected by the current COVID-19 crisis and that your flights has been canceled. The embassy will request the immigration office to extend your stay for another 30 days.

  22. Dear Immigration,
    Im Vietnamese. I came to Bangkok already 20 days and I only have more 10 days to stay in Bangkok as the law for Vietnamese Passport. However, due to corona virus, I want to stay more in Bangkok for a while. How can I extend my stay in Bangkok and how long I can stay more?

    Thank you so much.

    1. To get a 30-day extension, please contact your embassy or consulate in Thailand to provide a letter stating that you are affected by the current COVID-19 crisis and that your flights has been canceled. The embassy will request the immigration office to extend your stay for another 30 days.

  23. I am iranian with iranian passport,i got a married multiple non o visa from embassy thailand and now i stay in thailand,but 4april i should to leave thailand becouse my 3month time be finish,now about covid-19 more airline be suspected and i can not leave thailand,how can i doing?can i get 30days tourist visa from immigration till to be open airlines again??
    Please guide me
    Best regards

    1. You can get a 60-day temporary visa extension based on having a Thai wife. You will apply for this extension at the your local immigration office. It is highly recommended for you to check with the local immigration office for the additional requirements since every city or province may have different rules and regulations.

  24. Hi. I am a British passport holder and effected by the covid19 situation and cannot get back to UK from Krabi. I was granted entry for 30 days under visa waiver programme, this expires on 6th April and I do not think we will be able to leave Thailand before this date. What do we need to do to avoid fine and future issues returning to Thailand.

    Any advice you can offer would be great.

    Thank you

    1. You are able to extend 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, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  25. Hello
    I am Indian citizen, My parents visited me in Rayong on tourist visa of 60 days stay in Thailnd, could i extend more 30 days stay for tourist visa,

    1. They are able to extend for another 30 days at the local immigration office. For the extension, they just have to submit one passport size photo (4cm x 6cm) with white background, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  26. Hi, I am looking to extend my visa for 10 more days and came in with a 30 day tourist with an American passport. Have any of the requirements changed due to the Covid-19 situation? Thanks.

    1. You are able to extend 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, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  27. Hello, I came to Thailand on a USA visa exemption. I can now apply for a 30 extension due to covid19. Is it possible to convert to a 30 day Tourist Visa, so in 30 more days I can extend.

    1. If you have a tourist visa or visa exemption, you are able to extend 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, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  28. Hi, I am trying to find out if I can extend my visa due to the covid-19 outbreak that we are currently dealing with.
    My flight home was from Vietnam but I cannot get to it and due to flight companies shutting down, it is making it continually more difficult for me to find a way back home.
    Please can you let me know what my options are regarding a visa extension.
    Thank you for your help

    1. If you have a tourist visa or visa exemption, you are able to extend 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, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht.

  29. I am a US citizen in a 30 day travel visa and I need to extend 30 more days.

    Do I just go to the Phuket immigration office and Pay?

    Do I need all of those requirements listed above?

    1. Yes, you will go to the Phuket Immigration if you are residing or staying in Phuket. The immigration office usually have a handout of the list of requirements, which you have to submit when you apply for the extension.

  30. Hi

    I am a Singapore citizen. I have a 30 days visa and would like to extend my visa to stay with my partner who is living in Bangkok. Due to this covid-19, It is impossible to get a flight home. Can I extend my visa?

    1. You are able to extend 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, TM6 departure card, TM30 receipt from your hotel or accommodation and pay the fee of 1,900 Thai baht. It is highly recommended for you to check with the local immigration office for the additional requirements since every city or province may have different rules and regulations.

  31. Hello, I entered Thailand with a 30days tourist visa. I successfully extended it and got another 30 days visa. Would it be possible to extend once more? Given the current circumstances, i am not sure if I can leave the country soon.

    1. If you have already used the first extension, you can still get another extension. Please contact your embassy or consulate in Thailand to provide a letter stating that you are affected by the current COVID-19 crisis and that your flights has been canceled. The embassy will request the immigration office to extend your stay for another 30 days. It is highly recommended for you to check with the local immigration office for the additional requirements since every city or province may have different rules and regulations.

  32. I hold travel visa from Hong Kong to Thailand(Bangkok) for a leisure holiday however, due to the Covid-19 is getting worse my flight back to HONG KONG is canceled and I am now stuck in Bangkok. The reason why I’m emailing the immigration is because my Travel visa has expired on 1st April 2020 and I read about the new Thai PM announced that the Visa can be automatically extend due to Covid-19 which means we do not need to visit immigration and we are authorized to be staying in Thailand. Moreover, I just want to make sure if this is correct information cause I don’t want be commit crime so would you please explain to me if this is the way to do it. Thanks

    1. Yes, if you did not apply for an extension, you are automatic extended and permitted to stay until April 30. If you applied for extension, then you are permitted to stay until the date in your visa extension stamp, if that date is beyond April 30.

  33. Hello I’m a US Citizen I have already gotten a 30 day extension, but due to COVID-19 not able to leave now I need a extension

  34. I am an Indian citizen and staying in Canada on tourist visa. my spouse has non-immigrant B visa and staying in Thailand. i would like to join my family as soon as ban on travel is lifted. i was told by Thai Embassy in Canada that i cannot apply for non-immigrant “o” visa from Canada. I will have to apply from India only. in COVID situation it is not advisable to travel to India for visa. is there any other way to obtain visa? alternatively, can i get 60 days tourist visa from Thai Embassy in Canada.

    1. The best thing to do is wait until you can return to India to obtain the Non immigrant O visa. because even though you can get a tourist visa in Thailand, you may not be able to enter Thailand as tourist soon. It may be until September or October of this year that a tourist can enter Thailand.

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