The Royal Thai Consulate in Dublin Has the honour to inform with deepest regret that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand passed away peacefully on the 13 October 2016 at 15:52, At the age of 89 in the 70th year of His Majesty's Reign.
The Consulate would like to extend its most sincere condolences to The Thai Royal Family, The People of Thailand and to all members of the Thai Community living in Ireland. The loss of such a distinguish and dedicated leader will be felt by many throughout the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Types of VISA

Types of VISA

The Royal Thai Consulate Dublin is able to process the paperwork and issue the following categories of visa:

  • Tourist Visa
  • Non-Immigrant Visa (B, ED & O)

Please see below for further information regarding application requirements.

If you are travelling for purposes other than those listed, you need to apply for a visa via the Royal Thai Embassy in London.

Please note; The Royal Thai Consulate in Dublin is not authorized to issue visas to passport holders from the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Liberia, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

The Royal Thai Consulate Dublin is not authorized to issue, renew, or amend a Thai passport or any other Thai travel documents and has no authority to perform the functions of a Thai civil registrar.
For any of these services you will need to contact the Royal Thai Embassy in London.

Tourist Visa Exemption

Passport holders from 48 countries (full list available on the Royal Thai Embassy London website) are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit.

If such foreigners enter Thailand at immigration checkpoints which border neighbouring countries (overland crossing), they will be allowed to stay for a period not exceeding 15 days on each visit. The exemption to this is Malaysian nationals crossing overland from Malaysia who are granted a period of stay not exceeding 30 days each time.

Foreigners who enter Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category and would like to leave and re-enter may only stay for a cumulative duration which does not exceed 90 days and is within a 6-month period from the date of first entry. (Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry).

Foreigners entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category must provide proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand at the port of entry (i.e., travellers cheque or cash equivalent to 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family).

Foreigners entering Thailand by any means under the Tourist Visa Exemption category are required at the port of entry to have proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days or 15 days of the arrival date (otherwise a tourist visa must be obtained).

Tourist Visa

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for Tourism or Medical Treatment purposes.

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO TOURIST VISAS
As of the 13th of November 2015 The New Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will be available. This will replace the Double and Triple Entry Tourist Visas which will no longer be available.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR SINGLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

  • Passport (Must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand).
  • Completed Visa application form.
  • 2 recent and identical passport photographs. (45mm high x 35mm wide)
  • Visa fee in the form of Cash or Postal Order.
  • ( If traveling for purposes of Medical Treatment in Thailand) A letter from a doctor/hospital in Thailand.

*Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

  • Passport (Must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand).
  • Completed Visa application form.
  • 2 recent and identical passport photographs. (45mm high x 35mm wide)
  • Visa fee in the form of Cash or Postal Order
  • Proof of Residency in Ireland. (Residency card or Utility Bill as proof of Living in Ireland )
  • Formal Bank Statement showing balance of €7000.
  • A letter from Applicant’s Employer in Ireland addressed to the Royal Thai Consulate Dublin. If Self Employed a company registration Document will be required. If Retired or on Welfare proof of Pension or Welfare Benefits.
  • Copy of Confirmed Air Ticket to Thailand.
  • Proof of Accommodation in Thailand ie Hotel or Hostel Reservation or letter from Friend or Family in Thailand if staying with them
  • ( If traveling for purposes of Medical Treatment in Thailand) A letter from a doctor/hospital in Thailand

*Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary.

VISA FEES AND VALIDITY

  1. Single Entry Tourist Visa: €35
    Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand within 3 months from the date of issue
  2. (New) Multiple Entry Tourist Visa: €145
    Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand on your final visit within 6 months from the date of issue. This will allow the holder Multiple entries into Thailand over the 6 month period of Validity)

PERIOD OF STAY

Nationals of countries which are on Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption list or have bilateral agreements on visa exemption with Thailand will be permitted to stay for a period not exceeding 60 days.
Nationals from other countries who hold a tourist visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days.

EXTENSION OF STAY

Those who wish to stay longer or wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at:

  • The Office of Immigration Bureau
  • Government Centre B
  • Chaengwattana Soi 7
  • Laksi
  • Bangkok 10210
  • Tel 0-2141-9889
  • www.immigration.go.th

The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

NOTE

The Royal Thai Consulate in Dublin is not authorized to issue visas to passport holders from the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Liberia, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Visa on Arrival

Passport holders from 26 countries (full list available on the Royal Thai Embassy London website) may apply for a visa for the purpose of tourism at immigration checkpoints on arrival in Thailand and will be granted a stay for a period not exceeding 15 days.

Visa on arrival can only be applied for at 32 designated international checkpoints (full list available on the Royal Thai Embassy London website).

The applicant must possess a passport with at least 6 month validity and should submit a completed application form with a recent photograph.

The application fee is currently 1,000 Baht (as of January 2014).

The applicant must provide proof of adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.

The applicant must provide proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 15 days of the arrival date.

EXTENSION OF STAY

Visitors who enter the Kingdom with Visa on Arrival generally cannot file an application for extension of stay, except in special cases of illness which prevents them from travelling.

The application can be submitted at the Office of Immigration Bureau , Immigration Division 1, Government Centre B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel +66 (0) 2141-9889. Website www.immigration.go.th

Non-Immigrant Visa

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for the purpose of business, study, attending a conference, volunteer work, those accompanying a Thai spouse/parent/child, and for pension earners over 65 years of age.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - Basic Documents required by all types of Non-Immigrant Visa.

  • Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand)
  • Completed Visa application form
  • 2 recent passport photographs
  • Visa fee

*Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS required by each type of Non-Immigrant Visa.
Please provide copy documents only. The Royal Thai Consulate will not be responsible for any original documents you send.

Please note. Applications for All Non-Immigrant visas must be approved by the Royal Thai Embassy in London before they can be issued. Please allow additional time for the application to be processed.

Non-Immigrant Type B (Business - Conference/Meeting)

  • Invitation letter from conference organiser in Thailand
  • Company registration documents in Thailand
  • Letter confirming employment in Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type B (Business - Work)

  • Copy of work permit (when applying for multiple entry visa)
  • Official Note certifying the purpose of travel from the Government Agencies /Embassies and Consulates / International Organizations / State Enterprises in Thailand. Letter from a company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.
  • Document showing correspondence with trading partners in Thailand.
  • Letter of invitation from companies qualified to employ foreigners.
  • Employment contract indicating rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications (document must be signed by authorized managing director and affixed the seal of the company).
  • Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom ).
  • Copy of corporate documents; namely
    1. list of shareholders
    2. business registration and business license
    3. company profile
    4. details of business operation
    5. list of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions
    6. map indicating the location of the company
    7. Balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year
    8. Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91) and
    9. Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20), etc.
  • Copy of educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from the prior employers, identifying job description and length of service time.
  • Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only),or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only)

One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits: The One Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits was established on 1 July 1997. The objective of this centre is to simplify visa extension and permit issuance procedures to create a good investment environment. It aims to facilitate applications of visa extension and work permits. The Centre is located on Chamchuree Square Building, Floor 18th, Phatumwan, Bangkok. (Please see Royal Thai Embassy website for details;).

For those foreigners who wish to work in Thailand, their employer in Thailand should submit Form WP3 (Application for a work permit on behalf of an alien) at the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare.

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Educational - Conference on educational matters)

  • Invitation letter from University etc. organising conference in Thailand
  • School registration documents Thailand (recognised by Ministry of Education)
  • Letter confirming employment / school enrolment in Ireland

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Educational - Study Thai Language)

  • Letter of acceptance from the concerned school/university or institute
  • School registration documents Thailand (recognised by Ministry of Education)
  • Permission from local Educational Authority (to allow school to accept applicant)

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Educational - Study)

  • Letter of acceptance from the concerned school/university or institute
  • School registration documents Thailand (recognised by Ministry of Education)

Non-Immigrant Type B (Study Muay Thai or Diving and school is not registered with Ministry of Education)

  • Invitation letter from company/school in Thailand
  • Company registration documents Thailand

Non-Immigrant Type B (Teach in Thailand)

  • Copy of work permit (when applying for multiple entry visa)
  • Proof of qualification (degree or higher)
  • Letter of acceptance from the concerned school/university or institute
  • School registration documents Thailand (recognised by Ministry of Education)
  • Criminal record check/Police certificate not older than 6 months

Non-Immigrant Type O (Spouse / Parent / Child of Thai National)

  • Copy of Thai passport of spouse/parent/child
  • Birth Certificate (if applicable)
  • Certificate of Marriage
  • Multiple Ticket Bookings (when applying for Multiple entry visa) (Proof of multiple ticket bookings is required for the entries that are planned to be made into Thailand, If proof of only one entry can be provided only the Single entry Type O visa will be available )

Non-Immigrant Type O (Pensioner)

  • Copy of pension statement or bank statement showing pension income (3 months)
  • Multiple Ticket Bookings (when applying for Multiple entry visa) (Proof of multiple ticket bookings is required for the entries that are planned to be made into Thailand, If proof of only one entry can be provided only the Single entry Type O visa will be available )

Non-Immigrant Type O (Volunteer in non-profit Company / NGO)

  • Company registration documents Thailand.
  • Letter of invitation / acceptance from organization to perform voluntary job in Thailand.
  • Copy of Volunteer Permit (when applying for multiple entry visa)
  • Multiple Ticket Bookings (when applying for Multiple entry visa) (Proof of multiple ticket bookings is required for the entries that are planned to be made into Thailand, If proof of only one entry can be provided only the Single entry Type O visa will be available)

VISA FEES AND VALIDITY

  1. Single Entry Non-Immigrant Visa: €65
    Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand within 3 months from the date of issue
  2. Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visa: €145
    Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand on your final visit within 12 months from the date of issue.

PERIOD OF STAY

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in Thailand not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.

EXTENSION OF STAY

Those qualified persons may apply for an additional one year stay permit, counting from the date of entry in the Kingdom. The extension of stay is at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Applicants wishing to stay in the Kingdom longer than 90 days must file their application either at:

The Thai Consular Mission Aboard or at:

  • The Office of Immigration Bureau
  • Soi Suan Plu
  • off South Sathorn Road
  • Bangkok 10120
  • Tel (662) 287-3101-10
  • www.immigration.go.th

The consular officer must refer the case to the Office of Immigration Bureau for approval. Upon receiving approval, the consular officer may issue the visa as instructed by the Bureau.

Summary of Visa Regulations

  • Please submit your application 3 to 4 weeks before travelling.
  • A seperate application is needed for each person.
  • A visa is not required for entering Thailand for some EU Nationals, American, Canadian, Australian and New Zealand citizens (Tourist Visa Exemption List), provided all of the following conditions can be satisfied: a) Purpose of visit is tourism only. b) Duration of stay is less than 30 days. c) Visitor is in possession of a pre-booked flight from Thailand within 30 days

Visa Guidelines

  • Step 1. Complete and sign ONE application form. A separate form is required for each traveller regardless of age, including babies.
  • Step 2.

    Submit with a completed application form:

    • Passport - valid for at least six months from date of arrival in Thailand
    • Two recent passport size photographs stapled to top right of application form.
    • The appropriate fee ().
    • A registered self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage for the return of your passport.
  • Step 3.

    Please ensure all evidence substantiating your purpose of stay is submitted along with your application.
    Please see 'Types of Visa Page' For details of required documentation

  • Step 4. Visa Fees should be included along with the application in the form of Cash or a Postal order made payable to The Royal Thai Consulate.

    Single Entry Tourist Visa:
    €35.00

    Multiple Entry Tourist Visa:
    €145.00

    Please Note: The Double and Triple Entry Tourist Visas are No Longer Available.

    Single Entry Non-Immigrant Visa:
    €65.00
    (N.B. For non-tourists only)

    Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visa:
    €145.00
    (N.B. For non-tourists only)

  • Step 5.

    To avoid any delay in processing your visa, it is important to follow these instructions.

    • You must supply a self-addressed registered envelope with sufficient postage in order for your passport to be returned to you. Please remove covers from passports as they increase weight and therefore cost of postage. 2 or more passports will require extra postage.
    • Please note that Franked SAE's or SAE's which have postage coupons instead of stamps on them will not be accepted. Applicants from the North of Ireland should note that payment must be in Euro and must include extra to cover registered postage.
    • Apply for your visa about 3-4 weeks before the date of your departure.
    • Please allow at least 5 working days for the visa to be processed.
    • No responsibility can be accepted for financial loss associated with the application for a visa.
    • Be sure you will not need your passport while your visa application is being processed.

    Address:
    Royal Thai Consulate,
    Unit 43 O'Casey Avenue,
    Parkwest,
    Nangor Road,
    Dublin 12


    Please Note Applications may be delivered to the consulate reception at any time during consulate hours. If your application is urgent and you require a meeting with a Consulate officer, please contact the office to make an appointment. However visas will not be issued while you wait.

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News

Christmas Opening Times 2016

Please note Christmas Opening Times for  the Royal Thai Consulate Dublin

23/12/2016 Friday -Open from 9:00am until 13:00pm

24/12/2016 until the  3/01/2017 we will be Closed

04/01/2017- Normal opening hours will resume at 9:00am

Merry Christmas and a Festive Holiday Season to all.

 

 

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Important Notice Regarding Upcoming Changes to Consulate Office Hours

Please note from the 1st of March 2016 Office Hours will be as follows

Monday 9:00-17:00

Wednesday 9:00-17:00

Friday 9:00-13:00

Thank-you

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IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO TOURIST VISAS

As of the 13th of November 2015 The New Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will be available.
This will replace the Double and Triple Entry Tourist Visas which will no longer be available. Please see Tourist Visa option
for further details on the documentation required to apply for the Multiple Entry Tourist Visa.

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Contacts

Address:

Royal Thai Consulate,
Unit 43 Parkwest,
O'Casey Avenue,
Nangor Road,
Dublin 12

Tel: 00353 (0) 1 643 6468
Opening Hours:
Monday 9:00-17:00
Wednesday 9:00-17:00
Friday 9:00-13:00

Or send us a message using the form below

Please check the new bulletin section for any changes to opening times over seasonal events


Please Note Applications may be delivered to the consulate reception at any time during consulate hours. If your application is urgent and you require a meeting with a Consulate officer, please contact the office to make an appointment. However visas will not be issued while you wait.