All visitors entering Thailand must possess valid passports.
At the time of writing this, passport holders from the 57 countries listed below can obtain a visa on arrival to enter Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand, on each visit, for a period not exceeding either 15 days if they arrive overland or 30 days if they arrive by air. Passport holders from G7 countries - U.S., U.K., France, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Japan - can obtain a 30 day visa on entry irrelevent of their method of arrival.
When entering Thailand under the Tourist Visa Exemption category the visitor must possess adequate finances for the duration of stay in Thailand i.e. cash 10,000 Baht per person and 20,000 Baht per family. Following a recent change in Thai Immigration Regulations, visitors can now visit Thailand as often as they wish without limiting their stay within a total of 90 days in a six-month period as was required previously.
If you overstay, you’ll be fined 500 baht per day up to a maximum of 20,000 baht. You also risk being held in detention, fined, deported at your own expense and black-listed from re-entering Thailand. The Thai authorities have stated that they will always enforce detention for overstays of more than 42 days and you could risk being banned from visiting Thailand for up to 10 years.
While most visitors to RedEyeThai will most probably be covered by Thailand's Tourist Visa Exemption rules outlined above, below is a listing of all Thailand's Visa types and their associated purposes.
Disclaimer: This information is for guidance only. While we try to review these articles from time to time, the regulations might change at any time and without prior notice. Please contact your nearest Thai Consulate for confirmation.
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