Who Needs a Visa

Who needs to apply for a visa to Thailand?
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Tourist Visa Exemption 

Passport holders of the countries listed for visa exemption are NOT required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit. If such foreigners enter Thailand at immigration checkpoints, which border neighbouring countries (overland crossing), they will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time. The exemption to this is Malaysian nationals crossing overland from Malaysia who are granted a period of stay not exceeding 30 days each time.

Since 20 December 2013,Nationals of (G7) the following countries who enter via a land crossing or enter via an airport will be entitled to a 30 day visa exemption , UK, U.S.A, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan, France

Foreigners who enter Thailand under this Tourist Visa Exemption category may only do so for 30 days at one time with a maximum of 3 times in a 6 month period. (Passport or travel document must be valid for at least 1 month after the date of first entry).

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., traveller’s cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family).

Foreigners entering Thailand by any means under the Tourist Visa Exemption category are required at the port of entry to have proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date (otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained).

Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed. Travel documents for people from other countries issued by these countries are not acceptable.


  • Passport holders of any nationalities who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for longer than limited periods given below must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand.
  • Travellers entering Thailand for purposes other than tourism need a visa of specific type, such as a 
    non-immigrant visa.
  • If you are passport holders of countries appeared on the list of visa exemption (up to 30 days or 15 days examption depending on nationalities), you need to show a proved ticket of leaving Thailand within 30 days or 15 days at the immigration before entering Thailand. If you do not have the proved ticket upon arrival at the immigration, you are required to apply for the toursit visa (up to 60 days tourist visa before you travel) please see how to apply for a tourist visa 
  • Any other purposes than tourism, you are required to obtain the visa please see type of visa

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