This is the Thai Visa for Vietnamese, so see what you need to know. If you are from Vietnam then please note that that Thai Embassy in in Phnom Penh and also the Thai Embassy in Laos and the Thai Embassy in Savannakhet will no longer issue a visa for you. You need to apply for a Thai visa at the Thai Embassy in Vietnam. These rules are still in effect (June 2014).
Thai Visa for Vietnamese
Also note that the visa on arrival for Vietnamese has changed. You are now only allowed to enter Thailand 4 times with your visa on arrival before they will stop you and ask for a proper visa. This is viewed as 4 consecutive runs. The visa runs at the border change a lot so keep up to date with visa changes. See also changes at the Thai Embassy in London.
Thai Tourist Visa
This type of visa is issued solely for tourism purposes, and employment is strictly prohibited. In order to apply, the following conditions and requirements must be met:
To begin with, the Tourist Visa is valid for three months from the date of issuance. Travelers are required to enter the country within this period. Moreover, travelers are allowed to stay up to 60 days, counting from the date of entry. It is possible to extend the stay for another 30 days, with a maximum stay of 90 days, counting from the date of entry. However, travelers should note that visa extension is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer. If the entry conditions are breached. As an example by engaging in work-related activities, the stay permit will be revoked. Also the visa holder will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.
To apply for the Tourist Visa, the following documents are required: a passport or travel document with validity not less than six months, a completed Visa application form, one recent photograph affixed to the visa application form, evidence of transportation, and proof of accommodation. The requirements for proof of accommodation vary depending on the applicant’s situation, whether staying at a hotel, rented accommodation, or with friends or family members.
In addition, applicants are required to provide evidence of adequate finance. This can be shown through a bank statement in the past six months, demonstrating a minimum fund of THB 20,000 per person or THB 40,000 per family. Additional requirements may apply for certain countries, including National of certain countries who are required to apply for a visa in person only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General at their home or country of residence.
Applicants must also pay a non-refundable visa fee of USD 40.00, payable in US Dollars and by cash only. Visa processing typically takes 1-3 working days for a complete application. It is important to note that the visa fee is non-refundable regardless of the outcome. See also the Thai Consulate in Osaka and the Thai Consulate in Chennai.
Working days and hours of the consular section
Monday – Friday from 09.00 – 12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00
Tel : (84) 24 3823-5092-4 ext. 130
Direct Line 0243 823 5095
Fax: (84) 24 38235088
Visa Application :
Submission of Visa Application: Monday – Friday at 09.00 – 12.00 hrs and 13.30 – 15.00 hrs.
Visa Processing Time :
- Upon receiving the application, it takes 1-3 working days to get a visa stamp.
- Visa processing time may vary with each individual case. It can take longer for certain.
Remarks: Granting of Visa is not guaranteed.
- Thai Retirement Visa (1.000)
- Thai Marriage Visa (1.000)
- Re-Entry Permits in Thailand TM8 (1.000)
- Tourist Visa for Thailand (1.000)
- Visa on arrival in Thailand (1.000)
- Thai Immigration (1.000)
- Visa on Arrival - Rupees (1.000)