Thailand to increase Visa on Arrival (VoA) fee to 2,000 THB

Starting from 27 September 2016, Thailand, by the order of Ministry of Interior No. 30 B.E. 2559 (2016) dated 1 July B.E. 2559 (2016), will increase its VoA fee from 1,000 to 2,000 THB. Tourists from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are entitled to apply for VoA at 42 designated immigration checkpoints, which will allow tourists to enter the country for the purpose of tourism and stay for up to 15 days.

Requirements for VoA are as follows;
– Completed application form
– Passport with at least 30 days validity.
– Confirmed return ticket within 15 days.
– Visa fee in Thai Baht (Cash)
– Applicant must carry sufficient funding (at least 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family) and provide proof of accommodation in Thailand.

The 42 designated immigration checkpoints to apply for the VoA are as follows;

  1. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samut Prakarn
  2. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
  3. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
  4. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  5. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
  6. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
  7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  8. Chiang Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  9. Chiang Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  11. Sadao Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  12. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
  13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  22. Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint, Songkhla
  23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
  24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  25. Sattahip Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  26. Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
  27. Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
  28. Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
  29. Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
  30. Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
  31. Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  32. Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  33. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  34. Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
  35. Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
  36. Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
  37. Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
  38. Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
  39. Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  40. Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  41. Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
  42. Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat