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1. Who needs a Visa?

Non-Thai nationals are required to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy or the Royal Consulate-General in their country of residence or at the designated Thai Embassy/ Consulate-General unless they are eligible for visa exempt schemes or come from a country whose citizens are eligible to obtain a Visa on Arrival).

Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand 

2. How to avoid disappointment?

Submit an application a month in advance.

  • Due to high volume of application, it is recommended that applicants plan their trip in advance and should submit a Visa application at least a month prior to the departure date to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.
  • Generally, the Embassy requires minimum 3 – 5 working days to process the visa after receiving all required documents. However, this is not a guarantee. The Embassy assumes no responsibility or liability if the applicants do not receive the Visa before their departure / Visa rejected /or have to reschedule/cancel their trip.
  • Documents in whole Nepali language must be translated into English and legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nepal. Documents in other languages must be translated into English and legalized by the embassies / consulate – general of countries that the documents are issued.
  • Visa processing fee may be changed without prior notice and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

3. Where to apply for a Visa?

Holders of ordinary passports

Applicants for Tourist (TR and TR-MT), Transit (TS and S) and Non-Immigrant (B / IB, ED, F, M, O, O-A, O-X and R) Visa categories are requested to submit required documents for the application at

The VFS Global at 3rd floor Chhaya Devi Complex (Chhaya Center Mall),
Amrit Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu.

Further information, please contact

Website:  https://visa.vfsglobal.com/npl/en/tha

Email:     [email protected]

Tel:         Visit VSF website and click ‘click to talk’ or +977 1525201

Holders of diplomatic, official passports and UNLP

Holders of official, diplomatic passports UNLP are requested to send email to [email protected] to make an appointment for visa application and submit required documents directly at the Embassy after receiving an appointment date.

4. List of required documents

  • Tourist Visa

Tourist TR | Tourist MT

  • Transit Visa 

Transit TS   | Transit S | Transit C

  • Non-Immigrant Visa

Non-Immigrant B / IB | Non-Immigrant ED | Non-Immigrant F
Non-Immigrant M | Non-Immigrant O | Non-Immigrant O-A
Non-Immigrant O-X | Non-Immigrant R

  • Diplomatic/Official Visa 

Diplomatic D | Diplomatic F | Official F

5. Important notice

  • The issuance of all types of visa is subject to the discretion of the Royal Thai Embassy, and consular officers reserve the rights to request any additional information or to request for an interview with the applicants as deemed necessary.
  • Applicants who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for an extension upon arriving in Thailand at

The Office of Immigration Bureau

Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7

Laksi, Bangkok 10210

Tel: 02 141-9889

or at local Immigration Bureaus.

The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of an immigration officer.

  • For Nigerian nationalities and holders of Nigerian passport, Certificate of Clearance from NDLEA and authenticated by the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Nigeria and the Royal Thai Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria is required.

6. List of countries declared as Yellow Fever Infected Areas

The Ministry of Public Health has issued regulations that applicants who have travelled from or through the countries declared as Yellow Fever Infected Areas must provide an International Health Certificate proving that they have received a Yellow Fever Vaccination.

The International Health Certificate must be submitted with a visa application form.  Travelers also have to present the said certificate to an immigration officer upon arrival at the port on entry into Thailand.

For nationals of the countries on the list but have not travelled from/through those countries, the certificate is not required. However, it is needed to show a concrete evidence that their domicile is not in an infected area. (click here for the list of countries.).