VISA

VISA

Finally! After all the wait, Thailand is finally opening borders for International Tourism.
While your excitement kicks in, kindly read below the
REGULATIONS ON ENTRY TO THAILAND & CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY (COE) APPLICATION

Latest updates as on 19 May 2021

With reference to the Royal Thai Embassy’s announcement on 22 April 2021 regarding flights to Thailand on 1, 15 and 22 May 2021, the Embassy wishes to announce that due to the COVID-19 situation in Thailand, the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) has put restrictions for non-Thai nationals who wish to enter Thailand on the aforementioned flights as follows:

  1. All COEs that have been issued to non-Thai nationals to enter into Thailand from India with the arrival date from 1 May 2021 will be cancelled.
  2. The issuance of COEs for non-Thai nationals who will be arriving in Thailand from India from 1 May 2021 onwards will be suspended until further notice.

Therefore, the Embassy will not accommodate non-Thai nationals on the flights on 1, 15 and 22 May 2021.


Latest updates as on 14 January 2020

Required Documents To Enter Thailand

To find the list of Semi-Commercial Flights click here

Latest updates as on 14 December 2020

Tourists, pensioners, short-term business travellers, NGOs volunteers are now permitted to enter Thailand, subject to having adequate insurance and a 14-day quarantine at Government-approved quarantine facilities (see more information below)

All travellers wishing to enter Thailand must apply for Visa first (unless they have valid visa / re-entry permit / or are qualified under visa exemption schemes) AND then Certificate of Entry (COE). 

Without a Visa and COE, they will be refused boarding/entry to Thailand.

 

1. TOURIST VISA (TR)

1.1 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR TR VISA

This type of visa is issued to applicants who are wishing to enter Thailand for tourism purposes only.

1.2 TR VISA CONDITIONS

1.2.1 TR Visa is valid for a single entry into Thailand for tourism purposes only. The VISA category cannot be changed afterwards.

1.2.2 TR Visa is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance. Travellers must enter Thailand within the said 3-month period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 60 days, counting from the date of entry. Extension is possible for another 30 days, with a maximum period of stay of 90 days, counting from the date of entry. 

1.2.3 If the TR Visa holder breaches the entry conditions (for example, if he/she engages in work-related activities), the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

1.3 TR VISA APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Prepare required documents as follows:

  1. Completed application form  
  2. Passport with at least two empty pages and validity not less than 6 months from the date of planned entry to Thailand
  3. One recent passport-sized photograph (4×6 cm)
  4. Copy of registration of residency of India
  5. 6-month Bank Statement with funds not less than 500,000 INR maintained THROUGHOUT 6 months with Bank attestation
  6. Itinerary/ plan of journey and estimate date of travelling along with expected flight, airline and returned date.
  7. Booking confirmation of stay in Thailand
  8. Confirmed Returned flight ticket
  9. Health insurance policy with a minimum coverage of USD 100,000 stating clearly covering treatment and medical expenses related to COVID-19 during stay in Thailand.

– Visa processing fee: 2,500 INR – 

2. SPECIAL TOURIST VISA (STV) 

2.1 ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS FOR STV

This type of visa is issued to applicants who are wishing to enter Thailand for tourism purposes only.

2.2 STV CONDITIONS

2.2.1 STV is valid for a single entry into Thailand for long-term tourism purposes only.

2.2.2 STV is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance. Travellers must enter Thailand within the said 3-month period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days, counting from the date of entry. STV may be extended twice while the visitor is in Thailand for a period of up to 90 days per each extension.

2.2.3 STV cannot be changed to any other type of visa during the duration of stay in Thailand.

2.2.4 If the STV holder breaches the entry conditions (for example, if he/she engages in work-related activities), the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

2.3 STV APPLICATION PROCEDURES

2.3.1 Prepare required documents as follows:

  • Completed application form  
  • Passport with at least two empty pages and validity not less than 6 months from the date of planned entry to Thailand
  • One recent passport-sized photograph (4×6 cm)
  • Copy of registration of residency of India
  • 6-month Bank Statement with funds not less than 500,000 INR maintained THROUGHOUT six months with Bank attestation
  • Itinerary/ plan of journey and estimate date of travelling along with expected flight, airline and returned date.
  • Evidence of long-stay accommodation: either
    A fully-paid hotel reservation in Thailand for the whole duration of intended stay in Thailand (after the 14-day quarantine). The reservation must be issued by the hotel showing the duration of stay, and hotel’s contact details and tax ID number;
    A fully-paid residential lease in Thailand for the whole duration of intended stay in Thailand (after the 14-day quarantine). The lease must be issued by the lessor showing the duration of stay, and the lessor’s contact details and tax ID number;
    A hire-purchase or mortgage agreement of immovable property; OR Condominium title deed;
  • Criminal record (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and must be duly notarised)
  • Medical certificate, issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and must be duly notarised). Download the medical certificate template here
  • A copy of valid health insurance certificate cover the whole period of stay in Thailand
  • have outpatient benefit in Thailand of not less than 40,000 THB (or 100,000 INR)
  • have inpatient benefit in Thailand of not less than 400,000 THB (or 1,000,000 INR)
  • cover all medical expenditures including COVID-19 at least USD 100,000
  • To purchase an insurance from a Thai insurer approved by the Office of Insurance Commission of Thailand, click here  

Visa processing fee: 5,000 INR

3. TR VISA / STV PROCESSING TIME

Visa processing time is usually 5-7 working days
Certain applications which require special consideration may take longer to process.

4. REMARKS

Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary.

Visa processing fee is subject to change without prior notice.

Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy.

The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants provide fraudulent documents or false information, their applications will be rejected and they may be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.

Upon receiving TR Visa/STV, the travellers must apply for the Certificate of Entry (COE). Without the COE, travellers will be refused entry to Thailand even if they hold valid visas. 

TR Visa/STV holders must prepare the following required documents to apply for COE online (APPLY HERE: https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/regis/step?language=en)

For pre-approval stage (Registration):

Copy of passport

Copy of valid TR Visa/STV

Processing Time : 3-5 days 

For final approval stage (Confirmation):

Flight confirmation

Confirmation of Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) hotel booking for a minimum of 15 nights, starting from the date of the arrival in Thailand. Please reserve the room directly with the hotel, requesting for an ASQ package. Booking may also be made here (reservation must be made for 15 nights). Booking made via other online agents without an “ASQ package” will be rejected. For a list of approved ASQ hotels visit this link

Health insurance which EXPRESSLY covers medical treatment expenditures of COVID-19, with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD during the entire stay in Thailand. Travellers are advised to purchase their health insurance which meets Thailand’s entry criteria here

Those with existing health insurance are advised to ask their insurers for “cover letter” confirming that the insurance covers COVID-19 with minimum coverage of 100,000 USD.

At check-in and upon arrival in Thailand, all travellers are required to present the following documents:

Certificate of entry 

Valid visa / re-entry permit

Fit to Fly Health Certificate issued no more than 72 hours before departure time

Medical Certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR method, which has been certified or issued no more than 72 hours before departure time

Health insurance which meets the entry requirement & ASQ hotel confirmation

 

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