For most travelers come to Thailand, there are three important types of entry categories as you need to take note of. According to the International Air Travel Association, or IATA rulings, should your passport be valid for at least six months or more just before you can travel to Thailand.
For most travelers come to Thailand, you will find three main types of item categories that you should take note of. According to the International Air Travel Association, or IATA rulings, should your passport be valid for at least 6 months or more before you can travel to Thailand.
Before departing for Thailand, it is advisable for you to check with the Thai Embassy, Thai consulate or with a trusted travel agent on the last visa in Thailand. You may also take a look at the Thai Foreign Ministry's website if you can not find a reliable source.
over the Internet is also a large number of other sites that you can understand more about VISA issues, although they can usually unofficial sources.
Tourist Visa Exemption
For anyone who is a Westerner who has a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, you will be able to enter Thailand without applying for a visa for short stays.
So what the term tourist visa exemption means? That means you can stay up to 30 days and 15 days at a land border on arrival at an international airport in Thailand. Your passport was stamped with the time of your stay by immigration officials.
You will also need at least 10,000 baht per person or 20,000 baht per family to show proof that you have the opportunity to stay in Thailand. Although quite rare, you may be asked to board the next flight or sent to the nearest Thai Embassy if you can not do it.
Thai immigration officials would also be empowered to ask for proof of the flights leaving Thailand from you. The Thai immigration is already known to do it on the Cambodian border recently.
It will be in your interest to buy a tourist visa in advance if you only have one way ticket to Thailand. Some airlines have been known to stop you from going on board the plane without a visa.
60 days Tourist Visa
You may opt to apply for a 60 day tourist visa from the Thai Embassy and Thai consulate should you stay in Thailand for more than 15 days but less than 30 days. Usually the application process takes only a few days. What they need from you is just your passport and two photographs along with the application form. The 60-day visa costs around 28 pounds.
90 Day Non Immigrant Visa
for purposes which include studies, business and visits to family and friends that require more than 30 days, you would need to apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant visa. This visa costs around 45 pounds for single entry up to 100 pounds for more entries.
To apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant visa, is evidence required by the Thai officials. Normally people would apply for a 30 day extension to the 60-day visa in Thailand because it will be tough to apply for a 90 day visa.A warning to all travelers - no more than stay in Thailand. Every day stay, you will need to shell out a fine of 500 baht each day before you leave Thailand. For anyone who in any way involved with the police and holding an expired visa, you can be imprisoned.
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August 21, 2011 Translated text about Thailand