The visa arrangements in Thailand can be complex, so if you want to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, it is important that you familiarize yourself thoroughly with the rules.
There used two types of visa, Tourist Visa and Non Immigrant Visa.
It is only necessary to apply for visas for those wishing to stay in Thailand for more than 60 days.
A tourist arriving to Thailand by air, will have the right to stay in the country for 30 days, and additional 30 days stay can be granted by the local immigration office for 1.900 THB.
A tourist visa entitles the holder to stay for 60 days, and the stay can be extended for another 30 days at the local immigration office.
A tourist visa is normally valid only for one entry into Thailand, so if you want to leave Thailand and come back again, it is important that you get a “Reentry Permit” stamp at the local immigration office.
If you want a longer stay than 90 days, you must apply for a tourist visa with multiple entries.
A tourist visa can be issued with up to three entries, and at each entry is given an additional 60 days with the possibility of 30-day extension.
This means that you can stay almost 9 months in Thailand on an ordinary tourist visa, but it is important that you remember to extend the visa at the immigration office and travel in and out of Thailand before the visa expires.
Non Immigrant Visa
There are two different types of Non Immigrant Visas, Non Immigrant Visa O and Non Immigrant Visas B.
Non Immigrant Visa O
This visa can be applied for by people over 50 who are pensioners, early retirees or people who is married to a Thai citizen.
The visa is valid for either 3 or 12 months, and application takes place at the Thai Embassy in your own country.
The visa can be extended at the local immigration office in Thailand.
Non Immigrant Visa B
This visa can be Applied by people who want to work or do business in Thailand.
A Non Immigrant Visa B does not give the right to work in Thailand, work permit must be requested separately, and it can be done before or after the issuance of the visa.
There are various requirements that must be met in order to obtain a work permit in Thailand, further information may be obtained at the Thai Embassy.
Please contact our staff if you have further questions about the Thai Visas.