TYPES OF VISA

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

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

The Royal Thai Consulate Ireland is not authorised to issue visas to passport holders from the following countries:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic,The Peoples Republic of China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, Liberia, North Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Visas can only be issued for applicants currently residing in Ireland

For Immigration purposes the Royal Thai Consulate in Ireland advises that your Visa must match your Flights/Travel itinerary. 

Passport holders from 48 countries (full list available at The Royal Thai Embassy London websiteare 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.

30 days granted 

The exception 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 this Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme may only do so for 30 days at one time with a maximum of 3 times in a 6-month period by flight and 2 times a year for overland crossing. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of last entry.

Requirements

– Passport must be in good condition and must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand

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

– Those entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category are required to have proof of onward travel (confirmed air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 30 days of the arrival date.


EXTENSION OF STAY

Visitors who enter Thailand on the Tourist Visa Exemption 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

The extension of stay as well as any change to the type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.

Passport holders from 28 countries (full list available on The Royal Thai Embassy London website) may apply for a Visa on Arrival for  tourism purposes at designated immigration checkpoints  (full list available on The Royal Thai Embassy London website)  

15 days will be granted 

Requirements

– Passport must be in good condition and must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand

– An Application Form, must be completed in full ( this form can be obtained at the designated immigration checkpoints into Thailand )

– Fee of 2,000 Baht

– 1 recent and identical passport photograph. (45mm high x 35mm wide)

– Those entering Thailand under the Visa on Arrival must provide proof of adequate finances for the duration of their stay in Thailand (i.e travellers cheque or cash equivalent to 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)

– Those entering Thailand under the Visa on Arrival are required to have proof of onward travel (Fully confirmed and paid air, train, bus or boat tickets) to leave Thailand within 15 days of the arrival date. Otherwise a Tourist Visa must be obtained

**The Royal Thai Government has announced that the fee for visa on arrival will be waived temporarily until April 2020

For your convenience, please prepare documents and have them ready when apply for visa on arrival, or apply online in advance at;

https://www.evisathailand.com/

OR

https://thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com/thailand/online/home/index

 


EXTENSION OF STAY

Visitors who enter Thailand on 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

The extension of stay as well as any change to the type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.

A Tourist visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for Tourism or Medical Treatment purposes. Applicants are not permitted to enter Thailand on a Tourist Visa if the purpose of travel is for; volunteer work, business, attending a conference or business meeting.

 

SINGLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

Visa Fee: €40.50

Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand within 3 months from the date of issue ( the date the visa is placed into your passport )

Period of stay: 60 days

Processing time: Please allow at least 5 working days

 

Required Documents

– Passport must be in good condition and must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand

– An Application Form, must be completed in full

– 2  Passport Photographs (45mm high x 35mm wide).  The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months

– Visa Fee in euros in the form of Cash or Postal order

– If travelling for purposes of medical treatment in Thailand – a letter from a doctor/hospital in Thailand is required

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

 

MULTIPLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

Visa Fee: €170.50 

Validity of Visa: You must enter Thailand on your final visit within 6 months from the date of issue ( the date the visa is placed into your passport ). You may have multiple entries into Thailand over the 6 month period of validity.

Period of stay: 60 days on each entry.  You must enter Thailand on your final visit within 6 months from the date of issue

Processing time: Please allow at least 2 weeks

 

Required Documents

– Passport must be in good condition and must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand

– An Application Form, must be completed in full

– 2  Passport Photographs (45mm high x 35mm wide).  The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months

– Visa Fee in euros in the form of Cash or Postal order

– Confirmation of legal residence in Ireland e.g.Irish passport, EU national, long stay visa or residence permit is required

– Formal Bank Statement showing balance of at least €7000 for 6 months

– A letter from Employer in Ireland addressed to the Royal Thai Consulate Ireland and confirming continued employment. If self employed a Company Registration document will be required. If Retired or on Welfare, proof of Pension or Welfare Benefits over the last 3 months

– Copy of Confirmed Air Ticket to Thailand

– Proof of Accommodation in Thailand ( Hotel or Hostel Reservation or letter from Friend or Family in Thailand if staying with them

– If travelling for purposes of medical treatment in Thailand, a letter from a doctor/hospital in Thailand is required


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 any change to the type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer.

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

As of the 26th February 2018 The Royal Thai Consulate Ireland is no longer authorised to issue Multiple Entry Non Immigrant Visas, please contact The Royal Thai Embassy London to apply.  

 

SINGLE ENTRY NON – IMMIGRANT VISAS

 

Visa Fee: €75.50 

Validity of Visa:You must enter Thailand within 3 months from the date of issue ( the date the visa is placed into your passport )

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

Processing time: Please allow at least 2 weeks Applications for 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

 

Required Documents – basic documents required by all types of Non-Immigrant Visa

– Passport, must be in good condition and must be valid for at least 6 months after date of entry in Thailand

– Photocopy of Passport

– An Application Form, must be completed in full

– 2  Passport Photographs (45mm high x 35mm wide).  The photographs must be identical and taken within the last six months

– Visa Fee in euros in the form of Cash or Postal order

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

 

Additional Documents – required for each Non Immigrant Visa type

*Please provide copy documents only. The Royal Thai Consulate Ireland will not be responsible for any original documents you send  *In the absence of a required document, a letter indicating the unavailability of such document must be provided.  

 

Non-Immigrant Type O (Volunteer in Non-Profit company / NGO)

– Registration of NGO/Charity/Association

– Letter confirming voluntary work signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signed

 

Non-Immigrant Type O (Visiting or staying with applicant’s family resided in Thailand  – more than 60 days)

– Proof of relationship to a family in Thailand, e.g. a copy of marriage certificate / birth certificate / certificate of adoption

– Personal details of a family in Thailand, e.g. ID card, Passport and the visa page or stay permit in Thailand

– Proof of accommodation in Thailand e.g. hotel bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand

– Financial evidence e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party

 

Non-Immigrant Type O (Pension)

– Applicant must be over 50 Years of Age at time of application

– Pension statement or bank statement showing pension income for the last 1 month or 3-month bank statement of at least €12,000

 


 

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Educational – Study Thai Language or Short Course)

– Letter confirming enrolment details from school signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer

– School’s registration certificate

– Approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education

 

Non-Immigrant Type ED (To study in a higher education level  – university or college)

– Academic certificate from previous education level

– Letter confirming enrolment details from university/college signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer

– University/college’s registration certificate

 

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Internship – educational)

– Letter confirming the curricular internship from the visa applicant’s university/educational institute

– Letter confirming the internship/participation in a programme from the company/international organisation

 


 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Business / Exhibition)

 – Letter confirming employment details from an employer in Ireland signed by authorised person stating the business purpose that the company will dispatch the employee to Thailand

– Copy of ID card or passport of the signer (authorised person who signed the employment letter)

– Invitation letter from the company in Thailand

– Business license of the inviting company in Thailand with the company’s stamp and authorised person’s signature

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Business – Work)

– Business license of the inviting company in Thailand with the company’s stamp and authorised person’s signature (issued by the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand)

– Company profile or details of business operations

– Letter confirming employment details from an employer in Thailand signed by authorised person 

– Copy of ID card or passport of the signer (authorised person who signed the employment letter)

– WP3 (an approval letter from the Ministry of Labour of Thailand) [In case that visa applicant is currently working in a company in Thailand and need to renew Non-B visa, a work permit will be required instead of WP3 (Japanese is waived from the requirement to submit WP3 (application for work permit).]

– Confirmation of legal residence in Ireland e.g.Irish passport, EU national, long stay visa or residence permit is required

– Copy of bank statements

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 by authority of the Regulations of the Office of Prime Minister promulgated on 30 June 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 (e.g., stay permission, re-entry permit, work permit). The Centre is located on Chamchuree Square Building, Floor 18th, Phatumwan, Bangkok.

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Internship – non educational)

– Business registration and business license of the company in Thailand

– Letter confirming the internship/participation from the company

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Teach in Thailand)

– Academic qualification certificate

– Letter confirming employment details from schools/universities signed by authorised person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the signer

– Copy of school/university’s registration

– Approval letter from concerned authority under the Ministry of Education

– Certificate of criminal record clearance from Ireland (not older than 6 months)

Once the applicant arrives Thailand, the education institution will apply a teacher license at the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of University Affairs and also apply for work permit at the Ministry of Labour for the applicant. The work permit will be issued within 7 working days.  After granted teacher license and work permit, the applicant is required to submit teacher license, work permit, employment contract and employment certificate to the Immigration Bureau in Bangkok in order to apply for visa extension to cover the term of employment.  


EXTENSION OF STAY

Certain qualified persons may apply for an additional one year stay permit, calculated from the date of entry into Thailand. Applicants wishing to stay in Thailand longer than 90 days must file their application either 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

The extension of stay as well as any change to the type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration Officer. 

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