Regulation to enter Thailand and visa arrangement

Regulation to enter Thailand and visa arrangement

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          • E-Visa processing time is 15 business days no expedite. Incomplete information will cause a delay in your application

          • Visa fee is non-refundable, please check your information is correct before submit the application. Double check all information especially if your device is using autofill or auto correct.

          • Consular officers reserve the right to request additional docutments as deemed necessary and also reserve the right to reject any application without having to provide reason

          • Per the regulation, The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles "can not" issue a visa for foreign national who are not in Consulate's juridiction and who are currently in Thailand. All travelers need obtain a visa before entering Thailand.

          • Application will be processed only for those are applying from within the 13 states : Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming as well as all of the unincorporated territories of the United States in the Pacific such as Guam.
           Applications from outside our jurisdiction will be rejected.



Single Entry Visa
Single Entry Visa is valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. Travelers must enter Thailand within the said 3-month period. They will be allowed to stay in Thailand for a period of up to 60 days, counting from the date of entry.

*The extension is possible for another 30 days, with a maximum period of stay of 90 days, counting from the date of entry.



Since September 2021, The Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles has been implementing Stickerless e-visa service. No longer required to submit passport and original document via mail to The Royal Thai Consulate. After the E-visa application has been approved, a confirmation email will be sent to applicants. It is kindly requested to print a copy of the confirmation email to present to airline and the Thai Immigration Officials to carry out checks when traveling to Thailand.

By virtue of Section 9 of the Emergency Decree on Public Administration in Emergency Situations B.E. 2548 (2005) and Section 11 of the State Administration Act B.E. 2534 (1991), the entry to Thailand is permitted for particular persons in the exempted list. The list for non-Thai nationals includes the following:

Diplomats and International Organizations Officers    
        Persons on diplomatic or consular missions or under International organizations, or representatives of
        foreign governments or agencies performing their duties in Thailand, or any other persons in
        international agencies, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives permission pertaining to necessity,
        including their spouse, parents, or children.   
(3)    Diplomats and Officials (D / F / NON F)  (click here


Family of Thai Nationals   
         Non-Thai nationals who are spouses, parents, or children of Thai nationals.
(6)    Family of Thai Nationals (NON – O)   (click here)


Certificate of Residence Holders   
         Non-Thai nationals who have a certificate of residence, or have been permitted to take up residency
         in the Kingdom;        
(7)    Certificate of Residence Holders  (NON – O)   (click here)


Business Work Permit & Family   
         Non-Thai nationals who have a work permit or have been granted permission to work in the Kingdom
         in accordance with Thai laws, including their spouses or children;
(8)     Work permit holders or granted permission to work in Thailand  (NON-B / IB / SMART Visa)  (click here)
(8)    Spouses or Children or Work Permit Holders (NON-O) (click here)
(8)    Work permit holders – Religious / Missionary works (NON-R)  (click here)
(8)    Work permit holders – Volunteers or NGOs (click here)
(11)   Elite – Thailand Elite Card Member (Elite)  (click here)
(11)   APEC – APEC Card Holder (APEC)  (click here)


         Non-Thai nationals who are students of educational establishments in Thailand approved by Thai authorities,
         including their parents or guardians, except for students of non-formal schools in accordance with laws
         on private schools or of any other similar private educational establishments;
(9)    Students (NON-ED)   (click here)
(9)    Students (Parents / Guardians) (NON-O
(11)  Studying, training, or do internship or attending religious activities in Thailand (NON-ED) 


Medical Appointment 
        Non-Thai nationals who need to receive medical treatment in Thailand, including their accompanying persons,
        except for treatment for COVID-19;
(10)  Foreigner with Medical Appointment (TR-MT)   (click here
(10)  Accompany person of foreigners with Medical Appointment  (NON-O


Long Stay
(11)   Long Stay visitor (Retirement) (click here)


Medium Term 
(11)    Visa exemption scheme  (Exempt)   (click here)  
(11)    Medium Term  Visitor  – Tourist visa (TR) (click here)
(11)    Medium Term  Visitor  – Businessman and Investor  (NON-B)    (click here)


Tourist / Sport / Film 
(9)     Transit/Transfer Passengers at Suvarnabhumi International Airport  (click here)
(11)    Approved Film Crew Member (NON-M)  (click here)