Passport and visa regulations
|Passport required||visa required||Return ticket required|
|Other EU countries||Yes||1||Yes|
Generally required, must be valid for at least 6 months and in good condition upon entry.
A visa is generally required. Nationals of the following countries listed in the table above are exempt if they can show a confirmed return or onward flight ticket and sufficient funds: (a) EU countries , Switzerland and Turkey for tourist stays with a single entry of max 30 days (the permitted length of stay is determined upon entry and can be extended by a maximum of 30 days.)  Exceptions: Citizens of Croatia require a visa, they must apply for a visa before travelling. Citizens of Bulgaria, Malta, Romania and Cyprus also require visas, they can apply for a visa upon arrival. e-Visa: For tourist stays of more than 30 days and for business purposes, nationals of the following countries, among others, must apply for an e-Visa: (a) Germany, Austria, Switzerland. (b) Turkey. Tourist visa upon entry Nationals of the following countries, who are in possession of a valid passport and confirmed onward or return tickets, and have financial means of at least 10,000 BHT per person or at least 20,000 BHT per family, can apply for a tourist visa upon entry via the Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Krabi, Phuket, Hat Yai, Samui International, Sukhothai International, Surat Tani and Utapao Airports for a maximum of 15 days. (For extension of stay see: Extension of stay):  Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta and Romania. In general, all visa-required citizens are recommended to apply for a visa before entering the country. Travelers planning to stay longer than 45 days must apply for a visa prior to arrival.
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Germany and Austria Visa fees are the same for all travelers who require a visa. There is an exception for nationals of Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Romania and Cyprus, among others, for whom the visa is free for a stay of up to 60 days. Tourist visa: €35 (stay up to 60 days; single entry), €175 (stay up to 60 days each; multiple entries, valid for 6 months). Transit visa: €30 (single), €60 (double), €90 (triple). Non-immigrant visa: €175 (up to 60 days per stay, multiple entries, valid for 1 year). Visa on Arrival: 2000 THB Switzerland Visa fees are the same for all travelers who require a visa. Tourist visa: 40 CHF (up to 60 days stay; single entry); 185 CHF (up to 60 days stay; multiple entries); Special single entry tourist visa: CHF 80 (valid for 90 days) Transit visa: CHF 60 (single entry) CHF 90 (double entry) CHF 120 (triple entry) Non-immigrant visa: CHF 80 per entry (up to 90 days stay; single entry Entry). Visa on arrival: THB 2,000 60 CHF (single entry) 90 CHF (double entry) 120 CHF (triple entry) Non-immigrant visa: 80 CHF per entry (up to 90 days stay; single entry). Visa on arrival: THB 2,000 60 CHF (single entry) 90 CHF (double entry) 120 CHF (triple entry) Non-immigrant visa: 80 CHF per entry (up to 90 days stay; single entry). Visa on arrival: THB 2,000
Visa types and costs
Including tourist, transit and non-immigrant visas (for business trips)
Anyone who does not leave the country in good time before their visa/residence permit expires must expect fines, imprisonment and deportation. “Overstay” is not a trivial offense in Thailand. Tourist Visa: Single entry: 90 days from date of issue for a stay of up to 60 days. Double/triple entry: 180 days from date of issue for a stay of up to 60 days per entry. Special Tourist Visa: single entry: 90 days stay, up to two extensions of 90 days each can be applied for at the immigration authorities. Non-Immigrant Visa: Single entry: 90 days from date of issue for a stay of up to 90 days. Multiple entry: 1 year from the date of issue for a stay of up to 90 days per entry. Note on category B non-immigrant visas: The consulates in Frankfurt/M. and Munich currently only issue these visas for a single entry with a validity period of 90 days from the date of issue. An extension can be applied for locally, as can a work permit.
Transit travelers who fly on within 12 hours, have valid papers for the onward journey and confirmed flight tickets and do not leave the transit area do not require a transit visa. Transit is only available at Suvarnabhumi International Airport. In person or by post at the consulate or the consular section of the embassy (see contact addresses) if you are applying for a visa for a stay for medical purposes. The ACMECS Single Visa can only be applied for in person. Prior appointment (e-mail: [email protected]) required. German, Austrian and Swiss nationals, among others, must apply for an e-visa for Thailand for tourist stays longer than 30 days and for all other visit purposes. The Thai government provides a guide on how to apply for the e-visa: https://thaievisa.go.th/static/English-Manual.pdf apply for a Thailand e-Visa for all other visit purposes. The Thai government provides a guide on how to apply for the e-visa: https://thaievisa.go.th/static/English-Manual.pdf apply for a Thailand e-Visa for all other visit purposes. The Thai government provides a guide on how to apply for the e-visa: https://thaievisa.go.th/static/English-Manual.pdf
Tourist Visa (single entry) (a) Application form (some nationalities require 4 application forms), downloadable from the websites of the relevant diplomatic missions. (b) 2 recent (no more than 6 months old) biometric passport photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (c) Original passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry (and copy of first page of passport). (d) Visa fee (when applying in cash, not by post, in Munich also by crossed cheque). (e) Confirmed onward or return ticket (copy); in the case of multiple entries, the corresponding tickets are required. (f) Hotel booking or letter of invitation (required for all nationalities except German). (g) Proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of the stay, bank statements for the last 3 months at least 20,000 THB / 518 € / 547 CHF credited to the account at the end of each month. (h) Non-EU citizens: valid registration certificate and residence permit for Germany, Austria or Switzerland. (i) Children under 15 years of age: copy of birth certificate and copy of parents’ passports. (j) Medical insurance with a minimum coverage of US$100,000 for Covid treatments. (k) Proof of outward and return/onward flight bookings. (l) Health certificate and certificate of fitness to fly. (m) Certificate of Entry (COE) / Thailand Passport. (n) self-addressed and stamped (6.30 CHF) envelope. Special Tourist Visa (STV – Single Entry) valid until September 30th 2022 (a) Application form (some nationalities require 4 application forms), downloadable from the websites of the relevant diplomatic missions. (b) 1-2 recent biometric passport photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm). (c) Original passport valid for at least 12 months upon entry (and two copies). (d) current certificate of good conduct, not older than 3 months. (e) Current health certificate issued by family doctor (not older than 3 months, and 1 copy. (f) International health insurance with coverage of US$100,000. (g) Proof of accommodation. (i) Proof of ownership of an apartment. Business visa/non- Immigrant Visa additionally: (a)-(h), (jl): Passport with at least 2 blank pages. (m) From the company in Germany: Declaration of assumption of costs from the company, stating the period of stay. (n) From the company in Thailand: Letter of invitation with information and period of activity, trade register, list of names of shareholders, current commercial balance sheet. (l) Foreign Insurance Certificate If the application is submitted by post, a stamped, registered return envelope must be enclosed. Documents for Visa on Arrival S. Tourist Visa on Arrival.
Representations in Germany and Austria: Usually 3-7 working days, possibly up to 4 weeks. Postal application: Up to 4 weeks. No Visa Express service in Berlin. Representations in Switzerland: 5-7 working days for personal application; Postal applications will not be accepted.
Proof of sufficient funds
Foreigners over the age of 12 must have sufficient funds during their stay (20,000 baht per person / 40,000 baht per family for a stay of up to 30 days, but in practice there is little or no screening when entering from Europe.).
Legally Required Registration
An Immigration Card (TM6 card) must be completed in block capitals while flying to Thailand.
Documents required upon entry
(a) Return or onward travel tickets and documents. (b) Sufficient funds, currently 20,000 baht (approx. €565) in cash as an individual, at least 40,000 baht as a family. (c) Immigration card (TM6 card), should be completed on the plane. (d) If applicable, vaccination certificate against yellow fever if a yellow fever infection area designated by the WHO has been visited within the last three months.
Extension of stay
Tourist and non-immigrant visas are extended by up to 30 days. Applications should only be made at the Immigration Office or at the border crossings, not through visa brokerage companies.
Entry with children
German: Machine-readable children’s passport or your own passport. Austrians: Own passport. Swiss: Own passport. Turks: Own passport. Note: The same visa requirements apply to children as to their parents. Note: Unaccompanied minors under the age of 20 must carry an official declaration of consent in English from the legal guardian who is not present on the trip, as well as copies of the parents’/guardian’s ID. Accompanying parents/legal guardians must provide evidence of the relationship/legal custody with/for the child. Since the 27th Since June 2012, children need their own travel document (passport / children’s passport) for trips abroad (including within the EU). Entries of children in the parental passport are no longer possible.
Entry with pets
A health certificate is required for pets. A rabies vaccination certificate is also required for dogs and cats. Before shipment or transit through Thailand, the following information must be given to the quarantine station at Bangkok Airport (as hand baggage Tel: 25 35 14 25 or as cargo Tel: 25 35 15 46): flight route, arrival time, information about the animals (e.g. breed, sex, number). The export of animals is only allowed with an export permit and an official health certificate, which can be obtained from the official veterinarian at Bangkok Airport. Note: Pitbull Terriers, Rottweilers and American Staffordshire Terriers are not allowed in.
Upon entry, each passenger receives an entry card (TM6 card), which must be kept in the passport until departure.