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THAILAND VISAS:

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days;
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea & Peru 

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days if arriving by air or 15 days if arriving overland;
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Germany (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Japan (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), United States (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland) & Vietnam.

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 14 days;
Cambodia & Myanmar (by air only) Nationals from the following countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major entry points whether travel is by air or by land. The cost is THB1,000 and allows the traveler to stay for up to 15 days. Visas on arrival may not be extended; Andorra, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine & Uzbekistan.

  THAILAND visa service & travel information

General Information

THAILAND visas take 3 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 3-6 months from the date of issue.

Visa requirements

To see what visa application requirements are needed when applying for a visa, please download the correct visa application form (on the left) which applies to the type of journey you will be undertaking.

Visas for British nationals are not required for stays of less than 30 days providing a confirmed ticket of onward travel can be shown at Immigration. We advise that you obtain your visa before departure if your stay exceeds 30 days or if you do not hold onward tickets.  

You will be permtted to stay for 30 days on each entry for multiple entry visas
Nationals of the following countries MUST apply in person; Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Liberia, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome & Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

Application Fees

Visa type

Visa fee

Service charge

Total to pay

Tourist 3 month single entry Thailand visa

£25.00

£40.00

£65.00

Business 3 month single entry Thailand visa

£50.00

£40.00

£90.00

Business 6 month multiple entry Thailand visa

£125.00

£40.00

£165.00

Tourist 6 month multiple entry Thailand visa

£125.00

£40.00

£165.00

THAILAND VISAS:

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days;
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, South Korea & Peru 

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 30 days if arriving by air or 15 days if arriving overland;
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Germany (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Japan (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland), United States (can stay for 30 days if arriving overland) & Vietnam.

The following nationals do not require a visa for stays of up to 14 days;
Cambodia & Myanmar (by air only) Nationals from the following countries may obtain a visa on arrival at major entry points whether travel is by air or by land. The cost is THB1,000 and allows the traveler to stay for up to 15 days. Visas on arrival may not be extended; Andorra, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine & Uzbekistan.

THAILAND TRANSIT VISAS:

Required by all except those continuing their journey to a third country within 12 hours, provided holding tickets with confirmed reservations prior to arrival, documents required for onward journey & not leaving the airport transit lounge

THAILAND HEALTH:

Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate if arriving from infected areas. The countries & areas included in the endemic zones are considered as infected areas.  Infants under 1 year are exempt.

Recommended immunisations: Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Japanese B Encephalitis, Malaria, Polio, TB, Tetanus & Typhoid.

Risks: Malaria exists all year in rural (particularly forest and hilly) areas throughout the country mainly toward the international borders. There is no risk in cities and the main tourist resorts (eg Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket, Koh Samui). Rabies.

THAILAND WEATHER:

Rainfall is abundant throughout the country & mainly falls between Jun-Oct when it is warm, humid and cloudy. Nov-Apr is much drier with rain falling infrequently. The hottest months are Mar & May. Hot for most of the year particularly during the monsoon season between Jun-Oct. Outside the main rainy season, humidity is lower although temperatures remain high

FURTHER INFORMATION FOR THAILAND:

Location of Thailand: Asia
Local Time in Thailand: GMT+7
Capital City of Thailand: Bangkok
Population of Thailand: 62 million
Language(s) spoken in Thailand: Thai, English widely spoken, Some Chinese
Dialling Code for Thailand: 66
Emergency numbers in Thailand: Police: 191, 123, (1699 tourist police). Fire: 199. Ambulance: 252 2171/5 (Bangkok)
Driving in Thailand: Driving is on the left. International Driving Permit required
Electricity in Thailand: 220V AC 50Hz
Currency of Thailand: Baht (THB 1 = 100 Satang)
Notes: THB: 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000
Coins: THB: 1, 5, 10. Satang: 25, 50
Credit Cards/Travellers Cheques: Major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted
Opening Hours in Thailand:
Bank: 0930-1530 Mon-Fri
Office: 0800-1700 Mon-Fri, 0830-1200 & 1300-1630 Mon-Fri (Government offices)
Shops: 1000-2100 Mon-Sun, 1000-2000/2200 (department stores)
Hints in Thailand: Women should dress conventionally. Some business executives, both men and women, shake hands on meeting and taking leave. The business community generally speaks English. One should not touch the head of persons, not even that of children and soles of the feet must not be shown when sitting. Footwear should be removed before entering a chapel of a Buddhist temple, also private homes. On social occasions punctuality is appreciated. Dress as for business meetings unless otherwise indicated. The minimum drinking age is 18 years
Tipping in Thailand: 10-15% in restaurants where no service charge is included. It is customary to tip porters & hotel personnel
Hotel Classification in Thailand: There is no official hotel classification system in Thailand. Arbitrary categories of £ up to £££££ are given here based on rack rates, facilities and perceived quality which equate to the commonly used 1- to 5-star system. These categories serve only to compare relative standards within any given area.
Import Allowances in Thailand:
200 cigarettes or 250gr of cigars or tobacco
1 lit of spirits & 1 lit of wine
Goods up to the value of THB 10,000
Prohibited/Restricted in Thailand: Firearms, narcotics, obscene material & some species of wildlife. The export of antiques & Buddhist images is not permitted except where a letter of approval has been issued by the Department of Fine Arts

Airports in Thailand:

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
Chiang Mai International (CNX)
Hat Yai (HDY)
Krabi (KBV)
Phuket International (HKT) 

 
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