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, 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 authorised 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 London.

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 website) are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes, once the period of stay is under 30 or 15 days.

 

30 days granted if arriving by air

15 days granted if arriving by land at immigration checkpoints which border neighbouring countries (overland crossing)

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 20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 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 or 15 days of the arrival date (otherwise a Tourist Visa must be obtained)

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

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

 

For convenience, visitors can apply for visa on arrival online in advance at  https://extranet.immigration.go.th/voaonline/voaonline/VoaonlineAction.do

 

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

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, study, attending a conference or business meeting.

 

 

SINGLE ENTRY TOURIST VISA

Visa Fee: €35.00

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: 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 will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 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: €145.00

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: 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 on each entry. Nationals from other countries will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 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

Applications for all Multiple Entry Tourist 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

– 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

– Proof of Residency in Ireland. ( Residency card or utility bill issued in the last 3 months )

– 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

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

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: €65.00

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)

– Thai Company Registration documents

– Letter of invitation / acceptance from organisation to perform voluntary job

 

Non-Immigrant Type O (Spouse of Thai National)

– Copy of Thai passport of spouse

– 3 months bank statement showing monthly income of more than €1700.00

– Certificate of marriage

 

Non-Immigrant Type O (Parent of Thai National)

– Copy of Thai passport of Child

– 3 months bank statement showing monthly income of more than €1700.00

– Birth Certificate of Thai Child

– Copy of Marriage Certificate to a Thai spouse or divorce paper/child custody paper (in case of divorce)

 

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)

– Thai School Company Registration documents (recognised by the Ministry of Education)

– Letter of acceptance from the University/School in Thailand

– Permission from the local Educational Authority (to allow school to accept applicant)

 

Non-Immigrant Type ED (Educational – Study)

– Transcript/Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Teach in Thailand)

– Proof of qualification (degree or higher)

– Thai School Company Registration documents (recognised by the Ministry of Education)

– Letter of acceptance from the University/School in Thailand

– Criminal record check/Police certificate not older than 6 months from Ireland

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.

 

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

– Thai Company Registration documents

– Invitation letter from conference organiser in Thailand

– Letter confirming employment in Ireland

 

Non-Immigrant Type B (Business – Work)

– Official note certifying the purpose of travel from Government Agencies /Embassies and Consulates / International Organisations / 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 company – must be 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 authorised Managing Director and affixed the seal of the company)

– Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in case the applicant has previously worked in Thailand)

– Educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from prior employers, identifying job description and length of service

– Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism business only),or document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export business only)

– Corporate documents;

  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)
  9. Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20)

For those 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.

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 Thai Consular Mission Aboard or 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.

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.