The Immigration Division
Soi Suan Phlu, Sathon Tai Rd.,
Bangkok 10120, Thailand.
Tel: (+66) 2873101-10
Visitors to Thailand may Obtain Visas on Arrival at :-
The Bangkok International Airport
The Chiang Mai International Airport
The Phuket International Airport
The Hat Yai International Airport
They must also have a fully paid ticket which enables them to travel out of the kingdom within the stipulated time. The application for a visa must be accompanied by a photograph as well as the necessary fee. Visitors from the following countries may now visit Thailand for up to 30 days without requiring visas: -
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Djibouti, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait,
Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovenian, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Vanuatu, Western Samoa and Yemen.
Validity of Visas
Every kind of visa is valid for the period from the date of issue.
Length of Stay from date of issue is :-
Transit Visa 30 days
Tourist Visa 60 days
Non-immigrant Visa 90 days
Note: Please check the period of stay stamped in your passport by the Immigration officer. Visitors who overstay their visa will, at the time of their departure, be fined 500 Baht for each excess day.
Apply for extensions at the Immigration office. Fee 1900 Baht upwards.Prices have changed since this was written.
Application fee for re-entry permit is 500 Baht.
No inoculations or vaccinations are required.
If you are coming from or passing through contaminated areas, Yellow fever certificates are required for those who are coming from 14 following countries:-
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Angola, Barkina Faso, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan and Zaire.
Note: Please check the latest regulations with your local Health Office.
Export of Antiques
Objects D'Art from The Kingdom of Thailand:
Buddha images, Bodhisattva images or fragments thereof are forbidden to be taken out of Thailand. (With the exceptions only for worshipping by Buddhists; or cultural exchanges; or studying purposes. A license must be obtained from the Department of Fine. Arts).
A license must be obtained from the Department of Fine Arts in order that such objects of antiquity or objects of art, irrespective of whether they are original, or reproductions, may be taken out of the country.
Procedure for license application:
Photograph the front view of objects and make two postcard-size prints (not more than 5 pieces in one photograph)
The passport of the applicant must be photocopied
Objects together with photographs and applicant's passport with photocopy must be taken to:
The National Museums Division, Bangkok
The Chiang Mai National Museum, Chiang Mai
The Songkhla National Museum,
Songkhla at least four to seven days before the date of shipment or departure of the applicant in order to process the application and for inspection.
For further information, telephone the Bangkok. National Museum at 2261661
Immigration checkpoints in Thailand :-
Bangkok Don Maung International Airport, Bangkok
Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiangmai
Phuket International Airport, Phuket
Hat Yai International Airport, Songkla
U-tapao Airport, Rayong
Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkla
Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Sumui Airport, Surat Thani
Sukothai International Airport, Tak
Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
Si Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Torn Harbour Dock Yatch, Surat Thani
Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
Chiang Rai Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Chiang Rai Surat Thani Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
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