Visa Types and Purpose of Visit

Visa Types and Purpose of Visit

5 Jun 2021

VISA TYPES AND PURPOSE OF VISIT

Visa Types

Category

Purpose of Visit

Diplomatic Visa

D

 to enter the Kingdom of Thailand for diplomatic purposes.

Official Visa

 F 

 to enter the Kingdom of Thailand for official purposes.

Transit Visa

TS

 to transit to another country or to re-enter his/her own country

S

 to participate in sports activities

 C

 the person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port

Tourist Visa

 TR

to enter for tourism purposes

 MT

 to enter for a medical treatment at hospitals / medical facilities 

Non-Immigrant Visa

NON – B 

 to work (Working)

NON – B 

 to conduct business by invitation (Business)

NON – B 

 to work as a teacher (Teaching)

 NON – IB

 to conduct business as Investor through Board of Investment (BOI)  

 NON – ED

 to study

 NON – ED

 to do an internship

 NON – F 

 to perform official duties in Thailand

 NON – M 

 to work as a film-producer

 NON – M 

 to work as journalist or reporter

 NON – O 

 to perform duty or mission in the family of an alien. 

NON – O 

 to stay with family in Thailand 

 NON – O 

 a person who used to have Thai nationality to visit Thai relatives

 NON – O 

 to perform volunteering duties

 NON – O 

 to receive medical treatment for more than 60 days

 NON – O 

 to be a sport trainer as required by the Thai Government 

 NON – O 

 to be a contestant or a witness for the judicial process

 NON – O 

 to stay in Thailand after retirement (at least 50 years of age) 

NON – O -A

 Long Stay retirement (up to 1 year) (for at least 50 years of age) 

 NON – RS 

 to conduct scientific research / training / teaching in a research institute 

 NON – R 

 to perform religious / missionary works (single entry) 

 NON – RA

 to perform religious / missionary works (Multiple entry) 

Special Entry

 SE

 Thailand Privilege Card (Elite Card) holder. 

Privilege Entry 

 PE

 Thailand Privilege Card (Elite Card) holder. 

SMART Visa

T

 to enter as high skilled professionals

 I 

 to enter as Investors in technology-based business 

 E

 to enter as Senior executives in technology-based companies

 S 

 to enter as Technology-based startup entrepreneurs

 O

 to enter as legal dependents of Smart Visa holders

 


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IMPORTANT NOTES***

1. Visa processing fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice.

2. In case of bank transfer, visa processing fees do not include service commissions that the banks may charge the applicants or the Embassy. Therefore, applicants might be requested to pay for those service commissions on top of the visa processing fees.

3. In case of visa application by post, the Embassy bears no responsibility in case of loss of passports due to postal/courier services. There is either no guarantee whether a visa will be granted or whether the visas granted will be utilized. In any cases, consequently, no compensation can be claimed or granted from the Embassy.

4. Visas granted must be utilized within the period of validity of such visa. The length of stay and requests for extension in Thailand will be determined by the Immigration Bureau.

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