Frequently Asked Questions
How long can I stay in Thailand on my Visa?
A. A Tourist Visa allows you
to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days. You may apply for a
number of entries and each entry allows you to stay for up
to 60 days. However you must leave the country and re-enter
to go onto your next entry..
Non-Immigrant Visa allows you to stay
for up to 90 days. A Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visa allows
you to stay for up to 1 year however you must leave after
each 90 day period and re-enter. These two visas cannot be
issued to Tourists.
Do I have to send my actual passport when applying for my visa?
A. Yes - the visa must be stamped
into your passport.
What do you mean by 'passport must be valid for at least 6 months'?
A. Your passport must not expire
within 6 months from the date you are due to enter Thailand.
How soon should I apply for my visa?
You may apply no earlier than 90 days
from when you plan to enter Thailand. As the visa will expire
90 days from date of issue (6 months if 2 or more entries are
issued) you do not want to apply too early. Allow at least 5
working days for the visa to be issued.
How can I extend my visa while in Thailand?
You should apply to the Thai Immigration
Office or to a local police station before your visa expires.
Whether or not your visa will be extended is strictly up to
the Thai Immigration Officer.
I plan to visit other countries around Thailand and I plan to
be in Thailand for less than 30 days. However my airline ticket
shows more than 30 days in Thailand. Do I need to apply for
Yes. If your airline ticket shows more
than 30 days you must apply for a visa before entering Thailand
even if you plan to obtain an airline or rail ticket to a third
country upon arrival in Thailand.
I will be in Thailand on business for less than 30 days. Do
I need a visa?
Yes. All business trips require a visa.
I would like to seek employment while in Thailand. Your requirements
for a Non Immigrant Visa state that I must have a letter from
the company or institution I will be working with when I apply
for my visa. If I don't have this letter can you issue a Non
Immigrant Visa so I can still look for work?
No. We cannot issue Non Immigrant Visa
for seeking employment. You would have to apply for a Tourist
Visa and when you are hired by a company in Thailand, you may
be required to leave the country to obtain an appropriate visa.
Your employer in Thailand should advise you of your requirements.
My spouse is Thai and we will be visiting his/her family for
more than 60 days. Can I obtain a Non Immigrant Visa?
Yes. You need to submit a copy of your
marriage certificate along with your application for a visa.
When paying for the visa can I use personal or company cheque?
A. No. We only accept postal order
Can I send more than one application and passport in the same
Yes. Ensure that there is enough postage
on the self addressed registered envelope for us to return them