VISA

Finally! After all the wait, Thailand is finally opening borders for International Tourism.
While your excitement kicks in, kindly read below the

THAILAND PASS:

ūüďćFrom 1st November 2021 all travelers to Thailand must register on Thailand Pass at tp.consular.go.th. This portal will be replacing the COE system.
ūüďćPlease make sure to register at least 7 days before the date of departure.
 
Travelers from India ūüáģūüá≥ will have to go under quarantine as follows.

1. Test and Go (Exemption from quarantine with conditions)
– Fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by Thailand no less than 14 days before departure.
РTravellers under 12 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
– Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR method, issued within 72 hours before departure.
A confirmed payment for a 1-night stay at a SHA Extra Plus (SHA++)* accommodation, and 1 RT-PCR test.
– Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 50,000 of medical costs including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19. (For non-Thai only)

*SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) hotels are those that meet the Amazing Thailand SHA Plus standard and provide an accommodation service in partnership with certified hospitals for the RT-PCR test. The list of the SHA Extra Plus (SHA++) hotels is available here https://web.thailandsha.com/shaextraplus.

2. Blue Zone (Sandbox Program)



-A Certificate of Vaccination (fully vaccinated) with an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
-Those previously infected within 3 months must have received 1 dose of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before travelling.
-Travellers under 18 years of age, travelling with parents or guardians, are exempt from the vaccination requirement.
-A Medical Certificate with an RT-PCR lab result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected issued no more than 72 hours before travelling (all travellers)
-A confirmed payment for SHA+ accommodation, and RT-PCR test.
РAn insurance policy with coverage no less than US$50,000.

3. Alternative Quarantine (AQ) ūüŹ®
– Unvaccinated travelers
– Medical certificate with a laboratory result indicating that COVID-19 is not detected, using RT-PCR method, issued within 72 hours before departure.
– AQ hotel confirmation for 10 days
– Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 50,000 of medical costs including medical costs in the event that applicant contracts COVID-19. (For non-Thai only)

PROCESS FOR APPLYING VISA:

The Royal Thai Embassy/ Consulate resumed the issuance of all types of Visa and Thailand Pass for permitted Non-Thai nationals who are fully/partially/non-vaccinated from 1st November, 2021. All travelers are requested to comply with the Ministry¬†of Public Health’s measure and regulations. For more details, watch this video:

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
 -TR Visa is valid for a single entry into Thailand for tourism purposes only. The VISA category cannot be changed afterwards.
 -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. 
-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
-STV is valid for a single entry into Thailand for long-term tourism purposes only.
-STV is valid for 3 months from the date of issuance. Travelers 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.
-STV cannot be changed to any other type of visa during the duration of stay in Thailand.
-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
-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: INR 5,000

3. VISA ON ARRIVAL (VOA)

2.1 ELGIBLE APPLICANT:
– Single entry validity of up to 15 days and cannot be extended. Passport should hold validity of minimum 6 months from the date of expiration

2.2 DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:
-Complete Application Form
-Approved Thailand Pass QR Code
-Photograph (4x6cm)
-Sufficient Funding of THB 10,000 per person and THB 40,000 per family 
-Confirmed return ticket within 15 days
-RT-PCR Negative certificate taken less than 72 hrs before departure.

Visa Fees: THB 2000

4.PROCESSING TIME

For TR/STV 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.

Along with TR Visa/STV, the travelers must apply for Thailand Pass. Without the Thailand Pass, travelers will be refused entry to Thailand even if they hold valid visas. 

 

 

 

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