We know it can be extremely overwhelming when it comes to applying for a Thai visa. There are so many to choose from, and often difficult to know which one is right for you. We’re sharing some of the most common Thai visas below, to help clear things up.
Thailand offers a visa exemption to a list of 55 countries. These countries do not need any visa to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, and can stay up to 30 days.
Visa on Arval
There is a list of 21 countries that do however require a visa on arrival to enter the country. Some of these countries include China and India. Once purchased (2000bht), you will be able to stay in Thailand for up to 15 days.
Single Entry 60 Day
This is quite a common visa amongst digital nomads. You will need to go to a Thai embassy outside of Thailand and apply for the visa. Typically you apply one day, and collect it the following day. You will only be able to enter Thailand once with this visa, and can stay up to 60 days.
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa
If you plan on doing lots of travelling, whilst basing yourself in Thailand, this visa may be a better option for you. Again, you need to apply for this visa outside of Thailand, in advance of coming to Thailand. This visa lasts 60 days, but you can leave and enter as many times as you like within those 60 days. If by the end of the 60 days you decide you want to extend your stay in Thailand, you can do this by simply going to Thai immigration and extending for another 30 days.
There are little tricks you can do to help make your visa application run a lot more smoothly. By showing you have money in the bank, and an onward flight booked, you are much more likely to be let into the country with no hassle.
If you wish to extend your stay in Thailand, doing a ‘visa run’ can help prolong your visit. You just simply need to leave the Kingdom of Thailand for a day, to show that you have left. You can then reapply for a new visa in the country you are in (the most common place is Malaysia).