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General information

  1. Your passport must be valid during your stay in Thailand. We recommend at least 6 months by the time of your arrival. For the validity of passport when applying for visa, please see the requirements respectively on Types of Visa
  2. You are required to obtain a visa if you are going to Thailand for business, conference, research, study etc., or if you are planning to stay for more than 30 days for tourism.
  3. For Swedish passport holders and other with passport from 48 countries who are on the TOURIST VISA EXEMPTION can stay in Thailand without a visa up to 30 days in a row (when arriving by airplane) if you have a proof of departure from Thailand within 30 days. But if you enter Thailand at the immigration checkpoints which border neighboring countries (by land or sea) you will be allowed to stay only for 15 days each time.
  4. You cannot combine these 30/15 days with all types of issued visa upon your arrival in Thailand.
  5. Generally, a foreign citizen who wishes to enter the Kingdom of Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General. However, nations of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements as follow:

    5.1  They are nationals of countries which are exempted from visa requirements when entering Thailand for tourism purposes. Such nationals will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period of not exceeding 30 or 15 days. For more information, please see Do i need a visa? (Tourist Visa Exemption)

    5.2  They are nationals of countries which hold bilateral agreements with Thailand on the exemption of visa requirements. For more information, please see List of Countries which have Concluded Agreements with Thailand on the Exemption of Visa Requirement.
  6. Nationals of certain countries may apply for visa upon arrival in Thailand. Travelers with this type of visa are permitted to enter and stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 15 days only. For more information, please see Visa on Arrival
  7. Travelers traveling from/through countries which have been declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas must acquire an International Health Certificate verifying the receiving of Yellow Fever vaccination. For more information, Please see List of Countries are Declared Yellow Fever Infected Areas
  8. Holders of Non-Swedish passport may have to submit other documents in applying for a visa to Thailand (even if the applicant has a Swedish resident with Uppehållstillstånd).
  9. Passport holders from certain countries may also have to submit the visa application at the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm only. For more information, please see Visa for certain countries
  10. Those holding Travel documents for aliens (i.e. an alien passport or certificate of identity) must apply for visa for visiting Thailand at the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm only.
  11. Application for Non-Immigrant visa "O-A" Long Stay must only be submitted at the Royal Thai Embassy in Stockholm. The Consulate in Gothenburg can no longer issue this type of visa.
  12. Please note that a visa means "a permit to enter", not "a permit to stay" and the validity of a visa is not the duration of stay in Thailand. Visa validity is the period during which a visa can be used to enter Thailand. In general, the validity of a visa is 3 months, but in some cases may be valid for 6 months to 1 year.
  13. The period of stay is granted by an immigration officer upon arrival at the port of entry in accordance with the type of visa. It is displayed on the arrival stamp which shows the entry date and the last date of permission to stay. Please look at the stamp right away to avoid overstay problems which may result in a fine in which case, the Consulate is not accountable for.
  14. ​Royal Thai Embassies and Royal Thai Consulates-General have the authority to issue visas to foreigners to travel to Thailand. The authority to permit entry and stay in Thailand, however, is with the immigration officers. In some cases, the immigration officer may not permit foreigner holding a valid visa entry into Thailand should the immigration officer find reason to believe that he or she falls into the category of aliens prohibited from entering Thailand under the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

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