Citizens of 19 countries can avail themselves of Thailand’s Visa on Arrival procedure which can save a lot of pre-trip hassle. It is important to be sure you have all the proper intent and documentation so that your immigration experience is expedient and stress free.
These are the requirements for the Thai Visa on Arrival
- The visit is strictly for tourism purposes.
- The passport must be genuine and should be valid for at least 30 days.
- You must have a valid address in Thailand whether a hotel or apartment that can be verified.
- You must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 30 or 15 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify. Travelling overland out of Thailand by train, bus, etc to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia (including en route to Singapore), Myanmar, etc is not accepted as proof of exiting Thailand.
- You may be asked to show your flight ticket on entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show you will be exiting Thailand within 30 or 15 days of entry you will be most likely to be refused entry.
- It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family during your stay in Thailand.
- A fee of 2,000 THB is payable upon entry and is subject to change without notice. It has to be paid in cash and Thai currency only.
These are the countries who can use the Visa on Arrival procedure in Thailand
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
Anyone who’s citizenship does not qualify them for the VISA ON ARRIVAL and VISA EXEMPTION RULE must obtain their visas with the Royal Thai Embassy prior to their visit.