Non-Immigrant

Non-Immigrant Visa

Required documents for ALL TYPES of Non-Immigrant Visa

  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • For non-Australian or non-resident applicant, proof of an Australian Electronic Visa (VEVO)
  • Copy of updated bank statement providing of adequate finances (THB 20,000 per person, or THB 40,000 per family)
  • Copy of an airline ticket indicating the date of arrival to and departure from Thailand or letter stating the itinerary/ travel plan of the applicant.

Additional Documents Required for EACH TYPE of Non-Immigrant Visa

Non-Immigrant Visa type ED (for education)

  • A copy of a school’s profile, registration or license in Thailand

Transcript/Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/universities or institutes in Thailand indicating length of stay and your field of study

Non-Immigrant Visa type B (for business and employment)

  • Letter from your employer stating your position, length of employment, date and purpose of visit. If you are a business owner, please provide relevant documents
  • Invitation letter (or email, etc.) from your host company/organization in Thailand indicating the length of stay and purpose of your visit
  • Letter of acceptance from your employer in Thailand (for employment only)
  • Copy of your work contract (for employment only)
  • For teachers in private schools, a letter of approval from Thai government agencies such as the Office of the Private Education Commission of the Office of the Basic Education Commission

Non-Immigrant Visa type O (for dependent, spouse and family visit, or spouse of Thai national)

  • Copy of the visa or work permit of a spouse or parent who is currently working in Thailand
  • Proof of your relationship, such as marriage certificate or birth certificate
  • Confirmation letter from your spouse or family member

Non-Immigrant Visa type O (for volunteer or NGO)

  • Invitation or acceptance letter from the host organization in Thailand indicating your position, responsibilities and length of stay in Thailand
  • Copy of the host organization’s registration or license in Thailand as a non-profit organization
  • Copy of the passport or ID card of the person who signed the invitation or acceptance letter

Non-Immigrant Visa type O-A (Australian passport holders only) (for retirement long stay: must be 50 years of age and over)

Three sets of the following documents (1 original set and 2 copies):

  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 18 months, and copy
  • Retirement Visa application form, fully completed
  • A complete “PERSONAL DATA FORM” (this FORM can be download from our website
  • A complete “MEDICAL CERTIFICATE FORM” with rubber stamp of medical doctor to confirm its authenticity (this FORM can be download from our website)
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • Copy of updated bank statement providing of adequate finances:
    • a deposit account of at least THB 800,000 (approximately AUD 32,000), or
    • an income statement with a monthly salary of THB 65,000 (approximately AUD 2,600), or
    • a deposit account plus monthly income of no less than THB 800,000 (approximately AUD 32,000 AUD) a year
  • Police name check certificate issued less than 3 months prior to submitting the application.
  • Health Insurance certificate covering the entire period of stay in Thailand with the details of coverage as follows: In-patience, at least THB400,000/polic                                                                                                 Out-patience, at least THB40,000/policy year
  • Original health insurance policy (a copy of policy can only be accepted only if purchased from participating Thai insurance companies (http://longstay.tgia.org/))

The validity of a Visa

The validity of a visa is 12 months with multiple entries


Period of Stay

Travelers will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 12 months.

Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” (Long Stay)

On 22 November 2016, the Cabinet of Thailand approved new scheme which allows nationals from 14 countries to stay in Thailand for the maximum period of 10 years. In order to enjoy this new scheme, the applicants must apply for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-X” (Long Stay) or so called Non-O-X Visa at the Royal Thai Embassy/Royal Thai Consulate-General (when applying outside Thailand) or the Immigration Bureau (when applying in Thailand).

The purpose of this type of visa is to promote long stay for foreign traveler to Thailand. Nationals from 14 countries with the age of 50 years old or over can apply for a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa and stay in the Kingdom for the maximum period of 10 years
(5 years according to visa validity plus an extension for another 5 years). The visa fee is 500 Australia Dollar

In accordance with the Notification of the Ministry of Interior Re: Authorization for Certain Groups of Aliens to Enter the Kingdom on an exceptional case on Long-Stay Purpose in accordance with the Cabinet Resolution, dated 22 November B.E. 2559 (2016) (effective from 11 August 2017), foreigners with the following qualifications and supporting documents may apply for a multiple-entry Non-O-X visa:                       

Applicants’ qualifications

  1. Age of 50 years old or over
  2. Applicants must hold passport and nationality of (1) Japan (2) Australia (3) Denmark (4) Finland (5) France (6) Germany (7) Italy (8) Netherlands (9) Norway (10) Sweden
    (11) Switzerland (12) United Kingdom (13) Canada (14) United States of America
  3. Financial qualifications

(a) Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount               of not less than 3 million Baht; or

(b) Applicants must have money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand with the amount               of not less than 1.8 million Baht and have income with the amount of not less than 1.2                      million Baht per year. Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must have accumulated                    money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3 million Baht within 1 year.

The money in (a) and (b) must be kept in bank account at least 1 year before withdrawing and,        within another next year, the money must be left in the account with
the amount of not less than 1.5 million Baht and can only be spent in Thailand.

  1. Applicants must have no forbidden diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction and third stage of Syphilis.
  2. Applicants must have Thai medical insurance during their stay in Thailand (per the approval of the Office of Insurance Commission) and medical claims for outpatient must not be less than 40,000 Baht, for inpatient must not be less than 400,000 Baht.

Required Documentation

  1.    Passport must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel.
  2.   Three (3) application forms and 3 photographs (size 4 X 6 cm. taken within the last
    6 months)
  3.    One (1) biography
  4.    Financial evidence                                                                                                                                         4.1 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and                    bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than 3 million  Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand;

OR

4.2 Certificate of bank deposit stating bank contact information, copy of bank book and                           bank statement which shows fixed deposit with the amount of not less than
                  1.8 million Baht deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand and certificate                   of annual income with the amount of not less than 1.2 million Baht (local                       currency equivalent) per year. (Once the applicants enter Thailand, they must                            have accumulated money deposited in Thai bank located in Thailand not less than 3                          million Baht within 1 year.)

  1. Certificate of criminal record clearance from the country of nationality. In case
    the applicants have permanent residence in other country, they must provide
    the aforementioned document from both country of nationality and country of permanent residence.
  2.   Medical certificate from the country where the applicants apply visa stating that applicants don’t have any prohibited diseases according to the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E.2535) which include Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, third stage of Syphilis. The medical certificate must not be issued over 3 months.
  3.  Copy of evidence stating that applicants have insurance as per stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and health insurance of Thailand which has insurance money for outpatient not less than 40,000 Baht and for inpatient not less than 400,000 Baht.
    Please check < http://longstay.tgia.org > for more information regarding the insurance requirement.
  4.  Visa fee: 500 Australia Dollar

The validity of a Visa

The validity of a visa is 5 years with multiple entries


Period of Stay

Travelers will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 5 years.


Disclaimer

  • The Royal Thai Embassy officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.