Visa Exemption

Visa Exemption due to the Bilateral Agreement

LIST OF COUNTRIES WHICH HAVE CONCLUDED AGREEMENTS ON THE EXEMPTION OF VISA REQUIREMENTS WITH THAILAND

I. List of Countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic or official or service/special passports with Thailand and permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 30 and 90 days

30 DAYS

1. Cambodia 5. Myanmar
2. China 6. Oman
3. Laos 7. Vietnam
4. Mongolia

90 DAYS

1. Argentina 17. Luxembourg
2. Austria 18. Malaysia
3. Belgium 19. Mexico
4. Bhutan 20. The Netherlands
5. Brazil 21. Nepal
6. Chile 22. Peru
7. Costa Rica 23. The Philippines
8. Croatia 24. Poland
9. Czech Republic 25. Romania
10. Germany 26. Russian Federation
11. Hungary 27. Singapore
12. India 28. Slovak Republic
13. Israel 29. South Africa
14. Italy (including Liechtenstein) 30. Switzerland
15. Japan 31. Tunisia
16. Korea : Republic of Korea 32. Turkey

II. List of countries which have concluded agreements on the exemption of visa requirements for holders of ordinary passports with Thailand and permitted to stay for a period of not exceeding 30 and 90 days

30 DAYS

1. Laos 4. Macau SAR
2. Vietnam 5. Russia (Since 24 March 2007)
3. Hong Kong SAR (*)

(*) According to the Agreements on Exemption of Visa Requirements between Thailand and Hong Kong SAR and between Thailand and Macau SAR, all types of Thai passports including diplomatic and offcial passports shall be exempted from visa requirements for a visit of not exceeding 30 days to Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

90 DAYS

1. Argentina 4. Republic of Korea
2. Brazil 5. Peru
3. Chile

NB : Nationals of countries which hold Agreements on Visa Exemption Requirements with Thailand intending to work or stay in Thailand beyond the agreed bilateral arrangement must apply for an appropriate visa before entry into Thailand in order to submit the application for work or stay permit.

Tourist Visa Exemption (Unilateral)

–  According to the Interior Ministerial Announcements dated 1 October B.E. 2545 (2002), 20 December B.E. 2545 (2002) ,18 October B.E. 2547 (2004) and 6 May B.E. 2548 (2005)  , passport holders from 40 countries and Hong Kong SAR do not require a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes if their stay in the Kingdom does not exceed 30 days.

–  The applicant must possess instrument of means of living expenses 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.

–  Please also be advised that ordinary passport holders of 40 countries and Hong Kong who intend to engage in certain activities are eligible to apply for a visa when entering the Kingdom if their qualifications meet the conditions set forth by the Office of Immigration Bureau. For more information, please contact the Office of Immigration Bureau, Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120, Tel. (662) 287-3101-10 or at website http://police.go.th

List of 40 countries and one region is as follows:

1. Australia   :  Commonwealth of Australia
2. Austria  :  Republic of Austria
3. Belgium  :  Kingdom of Belgium
4. Brazil  :  Federative Republic of Brazil
5. Bahrain  :  State of Bahrain
6. Brunei Darussalam  :   Negara Brunei  Darussalam
7. Canada
8. Denmark  :  Kingdom of Denmark
9. Finland  :  Republic of Finland
10. France  :  French Republic
11. Germany  :  Federal Republic  of Germany
12. Greece  :  Hellenic Republic
13. Hong Kong  :  Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
14. Iceland : Republic of Iceland
15. Indonesia  :  Republic of Indonesia
16. Ireland  :  Republic of Ireland
17. Israel   :  State of Israel
18. Italy   :  Republic of Italy
19. Japan
20. Korea  : Republic of Korea
21. Kuwait  :   State of Kuwait
22. Luxembourg :  Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
23. Malaysia
24. Netherlands :  Kingdom of the Netherlands
25. New Zealand
26. Norway  :  Kingdom of Norway
27. Oman  :  Sultanate of Oman
28. Peru  : Republic of Peru
29. Philippines  :  Republic of the Philippines
30. Portugal  :  Republic of Portugal
31. Qatar  :  State of Qatar
32. Singapore  :  Republic of Singapore
33. Spain   :  Kingdom of Spain
34. South Africa :  Republic of South Africa
35. Sweden  :  Kingdom of Sweden
36. Switzerland :  Swiss Confederation
37. Turkey  :   Republic of Turkey
38. United Arab Emirates
39. United Kingdom :  United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
40. United States of America
41. Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam