Extension of Visa Exemptions and Modification of Visas on Arrival for Thailand 2024

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Extension of Visa Exemptions and Modification of Visas on Arrival for Thailand 2024

All the info on the new changes to visa exemptions from 30 days to 60 days and visas on arrival for Thailand.

On May 29, 2024, the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand announced new visa measures, which will take effect upon the completion of final legal procedures. This document details the updated regulations for visa exemptions, destination visas, and visas on arrival for international visitors.

Visa Exemption (60 Days)

Nationals from 93 countries and territories are eligible for a visa exemption for tourism and short-term business engagements not exceeding 60 days.

This extension will take effect as soon as it appears in the Royal Gazette. Authorities expect the switch to 60 days to take place by the end of June or early July 2024.

Examples of eligible countries include:

- Europe: France, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany
- America: Canada, Brazil, United States
- Asia: Japan, South Korea, India

For the complete list, see the document below:

Extension of Visa Exemptions and Modification of Visas on Arrival for Thailand 2024

Destination Thailand Visa (DTV)

Eligible Foreigners:

- Remote workers, digital nomads, freelancers.
- Participants in activities such as Muay Thai courses, Thai cooking classes, sport training, medical treatment, seminars, music festivals.
- Spouses and dependent children of DTV holders.

Duration of Stay: 180 days, with a possible extension of 180 days
Visa Validity: 5 years (multiple-entry)
Visa Fee: 10,000 baht

Visa on Arrival (VoA) (15 Days)

Nationals from 31 countries and territories can apply for a visa on arrival at immigration checkpoints for tourism purposes for a period not exceeding 15 days. These include:

- Asia: India, China, Kazakhstan
- Europe: Russia, Bulgaria, Georgia
- America: Mexico, Venezuela

Conditions for Obtaining a Visa on Arrival:

- Completed application form
- Recent photograph
- Proof of sufficient funds (10,000 baht per person, 20,000 baht per family)
- Passport valid for at least 1 month with 2 blank pages
- Fully paid and usable continuation tickets within 30 days of entry
- Fee of 2,000 baht (non-refundable)

Visitors entering the Kingdom with a visa on arrival generally cannot apply for an extension of stay, except in special cases of illness preventing travel, where an application can be submitted to the Immigration Bureau.

Source: Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

Date: May 29, 2024

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