|S. No.||Immigration checkpoints|
|1||Suvarna Bhumi International Airport, Bangkok|
|2||Chiangmai International Airport , Chiangmai|
|3||Phuket International Airport , Phuket|
|4||Hatyai International Airport , Songkla|
|5||U Tapao Airport , Rayong|
|6||Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|7||Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|8||Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai|
|9||Betong Immigration Checkpoint , Yala|
|10||Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint , Songkla|
|11||Samui Airport , Surat Thani|
|12||Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint|
|13||Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok|
|14||Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi|
|15||Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong|
|16||Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai|
|17||Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani|
|18||Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket|
|19||Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun|
|20||Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi|
|21||Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla|
|22||Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai|
|23||Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani|
|24||Don Mueang International Airport , Bangkok|
Please Note: Visa on Arrival is not available at the popular land crossing of Poipet to Aranyaprothet while traveling from Cambodia to Thailand.
Getting Thai Visa in India: It is better to get the Thai Visa in India itself to avoid any last minute problem or long VOA queue at Bangkok Airport. Getting Thai visa in India is a really easy and hassle free process.
In Delhi, Thai Visa Application process is outsourced to VFS Global. In Delhi, VFS Center for Thai Visa is located at Tolstoy House. This is just at the end of the Janpath Market and in front of State Trading Corporation of India. VFS Center remains close on Saturday and Sunday.
For the Visa Application Center timings and contact numbers follow this link:
For North India
For South India
Update: In Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, Thai Visa Application process is outsourced to CKGS Thai Visa Application Center.
For details refer: http://www.thaiembassy.org/mumbai/en/services/17326-Visa-&-Application-Centres.html
You just go to VFS center. Security Guard outside the VFS center will give you a token number. When I went there, there were only three people for visa application including me. So, I straight went to the counter and handed over my documents to them. They were particularly concerned about the photograph. I had to take another photograph from outside as they thought that my photograph was not proper. After documents verification, you need to deposit the application fee at the counter itself and they will give you an acknowledgment receipt, which is required at the time of passport collection.
Collection of Passport after Visa: Visa collection timing at VFS is strictly between 3.00 PM -5.00 PM (from Monday to Friday). Go to the VFS with your photo identity card and VFS receipt. Security Guard will issue a token outside the center. Go inside the center. Wait for your turn. Once your token number is announced proceed to the Counter as per the token number and collect your passport with your visa stamped.
Documents Required for Transit/Tourist Visa:
Generally, for these two types of visas, documents requirements are similar. An applicant needs to submit following documents:
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with one blank page.
- Copy of Passport front and last page with stamped visa pages
- Visa Application Form completely filled out (download here For Delhi and For Chennai)
- Two recent photographs (3.5x 4.5 cm) of the applicant (preferably not older than 3 months)
- Evidence of Transportation: Confirmed air ticket with complete tour itinerary.
- Evidence of Adequate Finance: A bank statement for last three months with minimum balance of Rs. 20,000/ .(for individual) and Rs.40000 (for family) (Not applicable for applications submitted in Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad) or A Credit Card issued by a bank or financial institution.
- A complete list of all hotel reservation in Thailand.
Update (May 15,2013): From Feb.2013 onwards, Thai Visa applicants at VFS Delhi and Chennai Center can also fill their applications online. However, these applications cannot be signed digitally. You have to take the print-out of this application form after filling all the details and manually sign it to submit at VFS center. Old offline application form is also acceptable as before.
1. Photo Specifications: Color Photographs taken against a white or light blue background (my advice is white background) and Your full face should be visible. The photograph should be taken without sunglasses and without a hat or any other head covering, unless you wear such an item because of your religious beliefs or ethnic background.
2. For Visa on Arrival only one photograph is required.
3. In case of travel to Thailand with tourist visa, a confirmed return air ticket is required. If you want a transit visa, then a confirmed onward air ticket is necessary. However, if you want to enter in Laos, Cambodia or in Malaysia from Thailand by road, then an application on A4 size paper stating your onward travel to these countries is required. The application should be addressed to The Royal Thai Embassy.
4. If you want to book a hotel after your arrival in Thailand to get a better bargain, then it is advisable to book your hotels at websites like agoda.com and get your confirmed reservation printouts. Later, after getting your visa, you can always cancel all these bookings with full refund (in most cases) and then re-plan your trip accordingly.
Please Note: If required, you may be requested to bring additional documents by The Royal Thai Embassy / Consulate.
Transit Visa: INR 1600 per entry. Single entry visa is valid for 3 months from date of issue (including issuing date). For double entry, it is valid for 6 months (including issuing date).
But, once you entered in the Kingdom, You are permitted to stay for a period not exceeding 30 days in each entry including date of arrival and departure both. So, if you are having double entry transit visa and want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, e.g. 51 days, then on 30th days you have to leave Kingdom for another country and then you can come back again on your second entry permit for next 30 days. But you should exercise your both entry options before the expiry of visa, i.e. 60 days from the date of issue in case of double entry visa.
Tourist Visa: INR 2000 for single entry and INR 4000 for double entry. Single entry visa is valid for 3 months from date of issue (including issuing date). For double entry, it is valid for 6 months (including issuing date).
But, once you entered in the Kingdom, You are permitted to stay for a period not exceeding 60 days in each entry including date of arrival and departure both.
What is Visa Validity and Period of Stay: At Thai visa, you will see two dates as Date of Issue and Enter Before. These dates explain the validity period of your visa. When you enter in Thailand, at immigration counter, they stamp your visa with arrival stamp and there is another date marked as Admitted Until. This date explain the period of stay.
Now, suppose on your single entry visa, Date of Issue is marked as Oct. 8 and Enter Before is marked as Jan.7 , then it means your visa is valid between these days for a entry in Thailand, but not for exit from Thailand. It means, you have to exercise your single entry option before 24:00 Hrs of Jan.7. Therefore, your visa expiry date is Jan.7 in this case. Now there are two cases for period of stay:
1. You enter in Thailand on Dec.5 and for a single entry tourist visa, you are allowed to stay upto 30 days including the date of entry and exit. Therefore, at the immigration counter, they put the entry stamp with Admitted Until date as Jan.3, but your visa expiry date is Jan.7. In this case, you have to leave Thailand before 24:00 Hrs of Jan.3, irrespective of the visa expiry date. Also note that, once you exit from the country, single entry visa will be expired.
2. You enter in Thailand on Jan.7, which is your visa expiry date. But since, you are entering in Thailand before 24:00 Hrs of Jan.7, your 30 days period of stay will be count from there. That is, you can remain in country until 24:00 Hrs of Feb.5, irrespective of your visa expiry date of Jan.7.
Note: 1. Similarly, for a double entry visa, you have to exercise both the entry options before the 24:00 Hrs of the visa expiry date.
2. Having a prior visa does not entitle you to enter in that country. It is the sole discretion of the Immigration Officer at the port of entry to allow or deny you an entry in that country.
3. In case of Visa-on-Arrival, you only get Admitted Until date as you are already entering in the country.
Extension of Stay: Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 or at Thai Immigration Bureau Website. The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer. The usual fee for a visa extension is 1900 THB.
Those issued with a standard stay of 15 or 30 days can extend their stay for seven to 10 days (depending on the immigration office) if the extension is handled before the visa expires. The 60-day tourist visa can be extended by up to 30 days at the discretion of Thai immigration authorities.
For all types of visa extensions, bring along two passport-sized photos and one copy each of the photo and visa pages of your passport. Remember to dress neatly and do all visa extensions yourself, rather than hiring a third party.
If you overstay your visa, the usual penalty is a fine of 500B per day, with a 20,000B limit. Fines can be paid at the airport or in advance at an immigration office. If you’ve overstayed only one day, you don’t have to pay. Children under 14 traveling with a parent do not have to pay the penalty.
VFS Service Charges: Rs. 300 (in North India) and Rs.297 (in South India) per person including all taxes up to 24 people (in South India, up to 10 people only). If there are more than 24 people (more than 10 people in case of South India) in the group, the service charges are different and slightly lower (INR 250 for 25-40 people and INR 225 for 41 and more people). In South India for 11and more people service charges are INR 222.
1. For an applicant applying at Delhi/Chandigarh application center,The visa fee is payable by demand draft favoring “Royal Thai Embassy” payable at New Delhi and in Indian Rupees Only.
2. For an applicant applying at Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad application center the visa fee is payable by demand draft favoring “’The Royal Thai Consulate General’, payable in Chennai and in Indian Rupees Only.
3. Alternate payment options are available at the VFS center for payment of visa fee at a service charge of Rs.56/- (Inclusive of service tax) per application. They already have some drafts from Deutsche Bank as application fee.
Applying through courier: Thailand visa Application center Delhi also accepts the Visa applications through blue dart (only from six location) courier service and return of passport at a nominal charge of Rs.500 (Rupees four hundred and ninety four only) in form of a Demand Draft in favor of VFS Global Services Pvt. Ltd. payable at New Delhi only per application/-(including service charges and courier).
Note: If you want to apply in person and want passport delivery at home, you can get this option at the charge of Rs.200 per application. The passport will be delivered by Blue Dart to your home.
Important Note: All fees and charges are non refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
Re-Entry Permit: If you have a Single entry visa (suppose valid for 60 days) and would like to travel outside of Thailand for a short period (suppose for 10 days in Cambodia) then a re-entry permit will be needed. If you will cross Aranyaprothet Border from Thailand to enter in Cambodia, your single entry visa will be over. To enter in Kingdom of Thailand again, you need a new visa from embassy or you can get a visa-on-arrival while returning back from Cambodia. First case will serve the purpose, but visa-on-arrival is issued only at certain immigration checkpoints and it is not being issued at famous Poipet-Aranyaprothet Border crossing between Cambodia and Thailand. So, in that case you have to fly out to Bangkok Airport to get a visa-on-arrival. Here re-entry permit comes in picture. Suppose your single entry visa in Thailand was valid until 15th April 2012 and you are going to Cambodia on 3rd April, 2012. You want to enter in Thailand again before 15th April and have your connecting flight to onward destination before 15th April. In this case, you can apply for a re-entry permit at border checkpoint by paying 1000 Thai Bath and this will help you to enter again in Thailand without getting a new visa. This way you need not to fly out to the airport to get a visa-on-arrival and you can enter in Thailand by road only. At Bangkok Suvarnbhumi Airport, a re-entry application can be made one hour prior to your departure from the airport on the same day of departure only.
When applying for a re-entry permit you will need to submit the following -
* A completed TM-8 form
* The correct fee
* A 2″ photo
* Photocopy of passport (main page, visa page and latest entry stamp)
Current fees for re-entry permit
* 1,000 Baht for single
* 3,800 Baht for multiple
Re-entry permits can be applied for in person or by an agent at Thai Immigration. If an agent is used a letter of attorney is required.
- Visa Application center contact details, timings and detailed visa related queries
- Royal Thai Embassy in India
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand
- Tourism Authority of Thailand
- Immigration Bureau, Thailand
Thai Embassy Contact Details:
Royal Thai Embassy
F-4/5 Vasant Vihar, New Delhi-110057
Tel: (+91-11) 2615 0130-34
Fax: (+91-11) 2615 0128-29
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Kolkata
18B, Mandeville Gardens, Ballygunge, Kolkata-700019
Tel: (+91-33) 2 4403229, 2 4407836, 24409723
Fax: (+91-33) 2 4406251
E-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Mumbai
First Floor, Dalamal House,Jamnalal Bajaj Marg,
Nariman Point, Mumbai-400 021
Tel: (+91-22) 2282 3535
Fax: (+91-22) 2281 0808
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Chennai
No.3, First Main Road, Vidyodaya Colony,
T.Nagar, Chennai-600 017
Tel: (+91-44) 4230 0730, 4230 0740, 4230 0780
Fax: (+91-44) 4202 0900