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Visa Information and Requirements


General Information

The Royal Thai Consulate-General now employs the electronic visa (e-Visa) system to receive and process all applications for a visa to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, except for Elite Visa and ACMECS Single Visa.

A non-Thai national whose current location is in the Hong Kong SAR or the Macao SAR with valid permission of stay who wishes to obtain a visa to enter the Kingdom of Thailand must apply and settle application fees through the platform on the Thai E-Visa Official Website (https://www.thaievisa.go.th), where English, Chinese, and Video User Manuals are available.

Applicants are no longer required to submit his/her passport and original supporting documents in person at the Royal Thai Consulate-General. The new process requires an applicant to create an account, fill in the requested details, upload documents, make payment through the system, and wait for the application to be processed. Applicants may be directed to take further actions as communicated by electronic mail.

Visas will be approved, rejected, or cancelled through the system, and applicants will be notified of the result by electronic mail. Applications may be cancelled/rejected due to provision of incorrect or inconsistent information — including cases where an applicant’s personal or passport information is misspelt or misstated, or where an applicant’s travel details are inconsistent with the supporting documents provided. Applicants will be notified of the reason for application rejection, but not for application cancellation. Approved visas could be downloaded and printed out from the system for presentation to airlines and the Thai immigration authorities. Application fees are non-refundable in all cases.

Please refer to the Notes on e-Visa Application below for general guidance. Enquiries may be directed to [email protected]. Applicants should study the User Manuals on the Thai E-Visa Official Website prior to making an enquiry.

Notes on e-Visa Application

(1) Please ensure that the correct biodata and passport details are entered into the system. It is not possible to revise/edit the details after an application is submitted. The Consulate will cancel/reject all applications with incorrect biodata and passport details.

(2) In uploading supporting documents, please refer to the following guidelines:

  • All supporting documents are to be submitted in English or Thai, or accompanied with English or Thai certified translation.  The applicant can translate and certify the translation of the relevant document(s) him/herself.

  • All photo/document uploads are to be submitted in straight direction.  Inverted/rotated uploads may not be considered.

  • Applicants are responsible for checking and determining by themselves whether they need to submit Required Additional Documents for Selected Travel Document Nationalities (details below).

  • The e-Visa Declaration needs to be completely filled and signed. State the applicant’s name in English.  Applicants submitting applications on behalf of another (e.g. infant child) should indicate the relationship in parentheses.

  • Travel booking confirmation generally refers to flight document(s). e.g. air ticket(s)/receipt(s)/confirmation(s).  Holders of Group A/B/C Travel Document Nationalities are required to submit documents for both inbound and outbound flights. 

  • Proof of accommodation generally refers to hotel bookings.  Support letters and lease agreements are to be submitted together with proof of title/rights of sponsor or lessor.  Holders of Group A/B/C Travel Document Nationalities are required to submit proof of accommodation with his/her name for the entire duration of stay.

  • Financial evidence generally refers to proof of financial ability demonstrating possession or availability of sufficient liquid financial resources which can be utilized during the applicant’s stay in Thailand.  The following is generally accepted: (a) recent bank statements or pages of bankbook/passbook showing 3 months account activities, with the applicant’s name and the relevant bank branch’s contact details; (b) letter of guarantee/sponsorship issued by parent/guardian/spouse/sponsor, along with his/her ID, proof of relationship, and proof of financial ability.

  • Confirmation of legal residence, in the context of the Hong Kong SAR, generally refers to (a) Hong Kong Permanent Identity Card (“A” HKID); (b) Hong Kong Identity Card indicating right to land (“R” HKID) or unconditional stay permit (“U” HKID); or (c) valid stay permit issued by Hong Kong Immigration (for “C” HKID holders).

  • Confirmation of legal residence, in the context of the Macao SAR, generally refers to (a) Macao Permanent Resident ID Card (flip-side to be submitted along with front-side); or (b) valid stay permit issued by Macao Immigration.

  • Picture of applicant holding photo and information page of passport refers to applicant’s “selfie” with the biodata page of the passport. 

Required Additional Documents for Group A Travel Document Nationalities

Group A

Additional documents to submit:

  • Fully paid flight/vessel tickets for travel into and out of Thailand
  • Proof of fully paid accommodation for the entire duration of stay in Thailand (e.g. confirmed reservation(s) and receipt(s) of payment)
  • Guarantee/certification letter from employer/institution, stating status of applicant (e.g. employed position, employment history, student status, etc.), relevant travel dates, on-leave confirmation (if visit is for tourism), and contact details of employer/institution — For business owners and unemployed applicants, please provide an explanation letter on status, travel dates, and purpose of visit

List of Group A nationalities
China, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Required Additional Documents for Group B Travel Document Nationalities

Group B

Additional documents to submit:

  • Fully paid flight/vessel tickets for travel into and out of Thailand
  • Proof of fully paid accommodation for the entire duration of stay in Thailand (e.g. confirmed reservation(s) and receipt(s) of payment)
  • Guarantee/certification letter from employer/institution, stating status of applicant (e.g. employed position, employment history, student status, etc.), relevant travel dates, on-leave confirmation (if visit is for tourism), and contact details of employer/institution — For business owners and unemployed applicants, please provide an explanation letter on status, travel dates, and purpose of visit
  • Letter from applicant, stating information on background of applicant, detailed travel plan/itinerary for the entire duration of stay in Thailand, and reference persons/guarantors in Thailand with contact details
  • Travel document holders with Nigerian nationality are additionally required to procure and submit a Certificate of Clearance issued by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Nigeria (NDLEA) which has been legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and the Royal Thai Embassy in Abuja

List of Group B nationalities
Algeria, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, DR Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Iran, Kenya, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Required Additional Documents for Group C Travel Document Nationalities

Group C

Additional documents to submit:

  • Fully paid flight/vessel tickets for travel into and out of Thailand
  • Proof of fully paid accommodation for the entire duration of stay in Thailand (e.g. confirmed reservation(s) and receipt(s) of payment)
  • Guarantee/certification letter from employer/institution, stating status of applicant (e.g. employed position, employment history, student status, etc.), relevant travel dates, on-leave confirmation (if visit is for tourism), and contact details of employer/institution — For business owners and unemployed applicants, please provide an explanation letter on status, travel dates, and purpose of visit
  • Letter from inviting/guarantor organization in Thailand, relevant consulate-general, or HKSAR-based international organization office, stating status of applicant (e.g. employed position, employment history, student status, etc.), relevant travel dates, information on invitation/guarantee/certification, and contact details of issuing entity
  • Letter from applicant, stating information on background of applicant, detailed travel plan/itinerary for the entire duration of stay in Thailand, and reference persons/guarantors in Thailand with contact details

List of Group C nationalities
Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea