Who Needs a Visa?
(The following information has been taken from http://www.thaiembassyuk.org.uk – please check the information personally, however, to be on the safe side!)
Who needs to apply for a visa to Thailand?
- Passport holders of countries that do not appear on the lists below are required to obtain a visa before entering Thailand.
- Passport holders of any nationalities who are planning to stay in Thailand as tourists for longer than limit periods given below must obtain a tourist visa before entering Thailand.
Tourist Visa Exemption
Passport holders of the countries listed below 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 15 days each time. The exemption to this is Malaysian nationals crossing overland from Malaysia who are granted a period of stay not exceeding 30 days each time…
Please note that Tourist Visa Exemption only applies to foreigners holding passports issued by the countries listed below. Travel documents for aliens issued by these countries are not acceptable.
Visa on Arrival
Passport holders from the below 28 countries and territories may apply for visas at the immigration checkpoints on arrival for the purpose of tourism and will be granted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 15 days.
The applicant must provide proof of means of living expenses at the amount of 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family accordingly.
The applicant must possess a passport with at least 6 month validity and must present full paid onward travel tickets which are usable within 15 days of the date of entry.
Visa on arrival can be applied at 24 designated international checkpoints and applicants should submit
a completed application form with a recent photograph. The application fee is 1,000 Baht.
16. Russian Federation
17. Saudi Arabia:
22. Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
28. San Marino
PLEASE double-check the visa requirements for your own passport nationality with the relevant embassy!