Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand
Important note regarding Thai Visa during COVID-19!
Currently, due to pandemic and emergency decree in place, Thai visas are not issued for tourists and no commercial flights are allowed to enter Thailand. Only foreigners with specific types of Thai visa can enter the country and must do quarantine here. Detailed information about types of foreigners who currently are allowed to enter Thailand and quarantine measures applied for them can be found here: Quarantine Measures for People Entering Thailand.
Single Entry Tourist Visa Thailand
Single-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for entering Thailand once within 3 months from the date of application. The period of stay is 60 days maximum (starting from the day you enter Thailand).
Single-Entry Tourist Visa can be applied for at any Thai embassy or consulate worldwide and costs around 30 EUR. It usually takes two business days to apply for and receive a Single-Entry Tourist Visa. Thai embassies and consulates close on public Thai holidays and the public holidays of the country they are in, so double check for holidays before planning your visit there.
Documents Needed for a Single-Entry Tourist Visa
When applying for a Single-Entry Tourist Visa you will need (list can slightly vary depending on embassy / consulate):
- Passport valid for at least six months.
- Copy of the main page of the passport.
- Duly filled-in and signed Thai Visa Application Form.
- One or two passport size (4 x 6 cm) photos.
- Visa fee (cash) or a proof of fee payment confirmed by the bank (accepted payment options depend on embassy / consulate).
- Return / onward journey air ticket for flying out of Thailand (some embassies / consulates ignore this requirement, others not).
- Hotel or apartment address in Thailand that can be verified and evidence of accommodation booking.
- A proof that you have funds of at least 20,000 THB per person and 40,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand (they rarely ask for it but better be prepared).
At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well. Learn how to fill it here: How to Fill Arrival Card Form.
Thai Embassies and Consulates Issuing Single-Entry Tourist Visa
You can apply for Single-Entry Tourist Visa at any Thai embassy or consulate worldwide. If you are staying in Thailand or traveling around Southeast Asia, these should be your top choices:
- Embassy of Thailand in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (196 Preah Norodom Boulevard, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh)
- Consulate-General of Thailand in Savannaket, Laos (9 Road Ban Huameuang N, Kaysone Phomvihane District, Savannakhet Province, Savannakhet)
- Embassy of Thailand in Vientiane, Laos (applying for visa at: Consular Section, Unit 15 Bourichane Road, Ban Phone Si Nuan,Muang Si Sattanak, Vientiane) – read more about getting Thailand Visa in Vientiane
- Consulate-General of Thailand in Kota Bharu, Malaysia (4426 Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu, Kelantan)
- Embassy of Thailand in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (206 Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur)
- Consulate-General of Thailand in Penang, Malaysia (1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Penang)
- Embassy of Thailand in Yangon, Myanmar (94, Pyay Road, Dagon Township Yangon) – read more about getting Thailand Visa in Yangon
- Embassy of Thailand in Singapore, Singapore (370 Orchard Road, Singapore)
- Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia – read more about getting Thailand visa in Bali
Thailand E-Visa Application
Thailand E-Visa Application service giving an opportunity to apply for Thai visa online was recently launched. E-Visa service will make application for Thailand visa at Thai embassies and consulates much easier.
Thailand E-Visa application service is currently available for Chinese and for visa submission at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing only. The service will be made available in Thai consulates in other Chinese cities soon.
From 1 April 2019, visa applicants in the UK and Ireland will have to apply for Thailand visa online as well. Thai embassies and consulates in other countries and cities around the world are expected to start using Thailand E-Visa application service over a three year period.
More information about application for Thai visa online can be found here: Thailand E-Visa Application: Apply for Thai Visa Online.
Thailand Immigration control procedure at the airport in Thailand is briefly described here: Thailand Immigration Control Procedure for Foreigners.
Your stay in Thailand can be extended once per entry. In most cases it can be extended by 30 days. For more information check: Thai Visa Extension.
The application of a Single-Entry Tourist Visa seems to be too much time consuming? You can opt for one of the easier ways to visit Thailand – Free visa-exempt stay or Visa on Arrival.
Planning to visit Thailand more frequently? Multi-Entry Tourist Visa should be your choice.