Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or a Royal Thai Consulate-General.
However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follows:
- they are nationals of countries which are exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes. Such nationals will be permitted to
stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 days.
- they are nationals of countries which hold bilateral agreements with Thailand on the exemption of visa requirements.
- nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand. Travellers with this type of visa are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days.
Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Thai Consulate-General in the applicant’s country of
residence, or at the Royal Thai Embassy which has jurisdiction over his or her country of residence. Travelers are advised to enquire about authorised office for
visa issuance at any Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General before departure.