Do You Need a Visa to Go to Thailand?

You need a visa to go to Thailand, as long as you are not from one of the countries whose nationals are exempt from visa requirements (below).
If you have an ordinary passport issued by one of the following countries, you can travel to Thailand without a visa for up to 90 days: 
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • South Korea
  • Peru
If you have an ordinary passport issued by one of the following countries, you can travel to Thailand without a visa for up to 30 days: 
  • Andorra
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Brunei
  • Canada
  • Czechia
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mauritius
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Vietnam
If you have an ordinary passport issued by one of the following countries, you can travel to Thailand without a visa for up to 14 days:
  • Cambodia
  • Myanmar

How Do I Get a Visa for Thailand If I Need One?

If you are not exempt and you are not eligible for a Visa On Arrival, you have to apply for a Thai visa at a diplomatic mission office of Thailand (Embassy or Consulate) in your country. You have to:
1. Contact the Thailand Embassy or Consulate in your country or the one nearest to you to make an appointment and learn about any specific visa application requirements.
2. Collect the required documents for a Thai Visa.
3. Submit the documents and pay the fee. Depending on which Embassy/Consulate you apply in, you can submit the application: 
1. In-person
2. Through the post, in which case you have to enclose a pre-paid and self- addressed envelope
4. Wait for the application to be processed
5. Collect the passport and visa. If you applied by mail, they will be mailed back to you. If your Thailand Tourist Visa is approved, you have to enter the country within the time stated on your visa.