Visa application and collection hours: 9:00 – 12:00 on embassy’s business days. See embassy’s holidays, click here.

Do I need visa to Thailand?

To travel to Thailand, whether a certain type of visas is required or not, it depends on your passports and your length of stay. The Travel Document from Norway required  visa too. You can check if you need a visa from the link here.   Click here to see if you need a visa to Thailand.

 

**Norwegian citizens with red passport are eligible to travel to Thailand as tourists for up to 30 days without visas

Visa runners
Please be aware that Thai Immigration’s recent crack down on visa runners is aimed at visa runners who abuse the visa exemption program for the purpose of working in Thailand. “Visa runners” refers to foreigners who leave Thailand to a neighboring country for a brief stay and then return to Thailand for another 15 or 30-day stay without any type of visa. The visa exemption program is for the purpose of tourism only. At present, Thai Immigration will take measures of warning and advising visa runners to obtain the proper visa. However, beginning August 12, 2014, Thai Immigration will begin prohibiting visa runners from entering Thailand. Those wishing to enter Thailand for purposes other than tourism are advised to secure the proper visa prior to their arrival in Thailand.

About visa please contact : visa@thaiembassy.no

Applying for visa

To apply for a visa, please choose different types of visa for Thailand from below. Do not apply for a visa earlier than 3 months before you will arrive in Thailand.

There are 2 ways to apply visa:
1. In person
To apply visa in person, Please follow step below:
1.1 You need to prepare all required documents and fill in application form(s)
1.2 Walk-in hours for visa application are Monday - Friday (except holidays) 9:00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m.

2. Via post
To apply visa by mail usually takes longer time to proceed. Usual process takes approximately 2 weeks or longer without mailing time. When submitting an application by mail, please include:
2.1 Filled in and signed application form(s) and all required documents
2.2 a self-addressed stamped envelope with sufficient postage stamps is required (envelope size 20 cm x 27 cm and 210 NOK of stamp with track number from Posten)

    On 25 May 2018 is the last day that the Royal Thai Embassy accepts old 100 and 200 kroner bills.

The Embassy will not be responsible for lost, damage, delay or misdirected mail.

Please note that there are some nationalities that require:
1. Additional documents (see at the bottom of this page)
2. Health Requirement (see at the bottom of this page)

Important:
A visa to enter into Thailand is considered by Thai authorities as a privilege extended to that particular applicant, not a right nor a commodity. The visa may be refused or canceled by officers in charge. When applying for visas from the Thai Embassy, it is advisable to be courteous and cooperative, failure to do so may result in delay or refusal to process your application.

Useful Information:

Thai Ministry of Public Health - Includes links to a hospital in Thailand, Health Situation and Trends in Thailand, etc.

Please do not contact the consulate for additional information regarding bringing restricted medications to Thailand. You will need to contact the Thai Food and Drug Administration directly see website: http://www.fda.moph.go.th/sites/FDA_EN/Pages/Main.aspx

Tourist visa

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for tourism (pleasure) purpose only (Category “TR”)

Validity of visa

  • Single Entry Tourist Visa will be valid within 90 days from the date of issue. The permitted length of stay is up to 60 days from the date of arrival in Thailand. Travelers should carefully check the immigration stamps in their passports regarding the exact length of stay to ensure that they do not overstay their visa.
  • Multiple Entry Tourist Visa will be valid within 180 days from the date of issue. Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand not exceeding 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months from the date of arrival in Thailand.

Required Documents

  • For Single Entry (stay up to 60 days):
    - Visa application form [ Download ] completely filled out and signed by the applicant.
    - Your original Passport. Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page.
    - A copy of Passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
    - Two (2) photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
    - A copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  • For Multiple Entries (stay up to 60 days for each entry within the period of 6 months):
    - Visa application form [ Download ] completely filled out and signed by the applicant.
    - Your original Passport. Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page.
    - A copy of Passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
    - Two (2) photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
    - A copy of  airline ticket into and out of Thailand (2) round trips.
    - A copy of bank statement showing a balance in the amount of not less than 49,000 NOK for the last 3 months.

*For non-Norwegian passport holder:
- A copy of residence card,  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa, or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway

Please note that there are some nationalities that require:
1. Additional documents (see at the bottom of this page)
2. Health Requirement (see at the bottom of this page)

Processing time

  • In person : Applications are usually processed within 3-5 working days after submitting all of the required documents. However, the processing time could take longer than 5 working days during high season (Application is to be submitted on Monday-Friday between 9-12 a.m.)
  • Via post  : To apply visa by mail usually takes longer time to proceed. Usual process takes approximately 2 weeks or longer without mailing time.
  • Applicants can check the status of their visa applications by sending email to visa@thaiembassy.no

Visa Fee (Can only be paid in cash)

  • 250 NOK for a single-entry.
  • 1,250 NOK for a multiple-entry.

    On 25 May 2018 is the last day that the Royal Thai Embassy accepts old 100 and 200 kroner bills.

If the applicant want to have their passport mailed back, please include a self-addressed stamp envelop when submitting an application. Envelope size 20 cm x 27 cm and 210 NOK of stamp with track number from Posten.

Important information

  • Regulations are subject to change without notice. Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary. Consular officers assume the right to deny or grant any type of visa to the applicant.
  • The visa expiration date is shown on the visa. Depending on the alien’s nationality, visas can be issued for any number of entries, from as little as one entry to as many as multiple (unlimited) entries, for the same purpose of travel.
  • This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel for the same purpose, when the visa is issued for multiple entry.
  • This time period from the visa issuance date to visa expiration date as shown on the visa, is called visa validity. If you travel frequently as a tourist for example, with a multiple entry visa, you do not have to apply for a new visa each time you want to travel to Thailand.
  • The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Thailand to request permission of the immigration officer to permit you to enter Thailand. The visa does not guarantee entry to Thailand.
  • The Expiration Date for the visa should not be confused with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand, given to you by the immigration officer at port-of-entry. The visa expiration date has nothing to do with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand for any given visit.
  • Each time you arrive at the port-of-entry, an immigration officer decides whether to allow you to enter and how long you can stay. Only the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter Thailand.
Transit visa

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes:

  • To travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country (category "TS")
  • To participate in sports activities (category "S") *** Those who are scheduled to stay in the Kingdom longer than one month, Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” can be issued to them.
  • The person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (category "C")

Validity of visa

This visa must be utilized within 3 months from the date of issue.

  • Period of stay

Duration of stay up to 30 days per each entry, begin on the first date you arrive in Thailand.

  • Required document
    • Your original Passport. Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page
    • 1 copy of Passport or Travel Document. (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
    • 1 application form [ Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant. Parents can sign for the minor).
    • 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months, and write your name and last name on the back of each photo).
    • 1 copy of residence card (pink card issued by UDI) or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
    • 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable. If applying for 2 entries, the ticket must show 2 entries into Thailand.
    • 1 copies of applicant’s recent bank statement

Please note that there are some nationalities that require:
1. Additional documents (see at the bottom of this page)
2. Health Requirement (see at the bottom of this page)

  • Processing time
    • In person : Applications are usually processed within 3-5 working days after submitting all of the required documents. However, the processing time could take longer than 5 working days during high season (Application is to be submitted on Monday-Friday between 9-12 a.m.)
    • Via post  : To apply visa by mail usually takes longer time to proceed. Usual process takes approximately 2 weeks or longer without mailing time.
    • Applicants can check the status of their visa applications by sending email to visa@thaiembassy.no
  • Visa fees (Can only be paid in cash)
      The visa fee is 200 NOK per entry.

If the applicant wants to have their passport mailed back, please include a self-addressed stamp envelop when submitting an application. Envelope size 20 cm x 27 cm and 210 NOK of stamp with track number from Posten.

  • Important information
    • Regulations are subject to change without notice. Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary. Consular officers assume the right to deny or grant any type of visa to the applicant.
    • The visa expiration date is shown on the visa. Depending on the alien’s nationality, visas can be issued for any number of entries, from as little as one entry to as many as multiple (unlimited) entries, for the same purpose of travel.
    • This generally means the visa is valid or can be used from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel for the same purpose, when the visa is issued for multiple entries.
    • This time period from the visa issuance date to visa expiration date as shown on the visa is called visa validity. If you travel frequently as a tourist for example, with a multiple entry visa, you do not have to apply for a new visa each time you want to travel to Thailand.
    • The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Thailand to request permission of the immigration officer to permit you to enter Thailand. The visa does not guarantee entry to Thailand.
    • The Expiration Date for the visa should not be confused with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand, given to you by the immigration officer at port-of-entry. The visa expiration date has nothing to do with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand for any given visit.
    • Each time you arrive at the port-of-entry, an immigration officer decides whether to allow you to enter and how long you can stay. Only the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter Thailand.
Non-immigrant visa (Work, Study, Long visit)

1. Non-immigrant visa

  • Purpose of visit
    • To conduct business, attend conference, or to work (Category “B”)
    • To study (Category “ED”)
    • To visit family (Category “O”)
    • To conduct scientific research or training (Category “RS”)
    • To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai ministries or Government Departments concerned (Category “R”)
    • To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter (Category “M”)
    • To perform official duties (Category “F”)
    • Other activities (Category “O”)
  • Validity of visa
    • A single-entry must be utilized within 90 days from the date of issue.
    • A multiple-entry visa must be used within 1 year from the date of issue.
  • Period of stay
    Period of stay depends on the purpose of stay in Thailand. Please see the required document in a section below.
  • Required document
    Please note that passport holders of some non-Norwegian nationalities may require additional documents and vaccine certificate for their application. Please see below.
    1. Additional documents (see at the bottom of this page)
    2. Health Requirement (see at the bottom of this page)

For the purpose of conducting business and conference (Type “B”) [not including employment]

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visa in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket) – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant's name and balance at least 3 months.
  9. An original letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in Thailand stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.
  10. A letter from the employer in Norway stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.
  11. A copy of the host’s Thai Business Registration and Thai Business License which is issued by the Department of Commercial Registration (will be requested on a case-by-case basis so it is a better idea to have it prepared)

For the purpose of employment (Type “B”) – Single-Entry only; no multiple entry visas

For information on the procedure for working in Thailand see “Standard Process for Foreigners Who Wish to Work in Thailand.”

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket (confirmed onward ticket) – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant's name and balance at least 3 months.
  9. An original letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in Thailand.
  10. A copy of the host’s Thai Business Registration and Thai Business License which is issued by the Department of Commercial Registration (will be requested on a case-by-case basis so it is a better idea to have it prepared)
  11. Employment contract indicating the rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualification.
  12. A copy of work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom).
  13. The approval letter from the Ministry Labour and Social Welfare
  14. The applicant may not be required to submit this document with his/her visa application but the employer should begin processing the request to avoid any delays in processing the Work Permit. The Visa Officer may ask for this document depending on the type of employment(The employer of the applicant should first apply for and receive the approval letter for the applicant’s employment through Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mit-Maitree Rd. Dindaeng, BKK 10400 Tel. (662) 617-6578 Fax. (662) 617-6576 in case of outside Bangkok the employer apply through the District Office /or the Provincial Office. Once the approval letter has been granted, the applicant attach this approval with his/her visa application)

Visa fees

  • 500 NOK for a single-entry
  • 1,250 NOK for a multiple-entry

Note: All employment-based Non-Immigrant Visas with or without a valid Work Permit including teaching will be issued single-entry visas.

 

For the purpose of studying (Type “ED”)

Along with the same documentation required for the Tourist visa in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket) – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of Norwegian student card (if applicable)
  8. A confirm letter from Norwegian school/university.
  9. An original letter of acceptance from the concerned accredited school, university or institution in Thailand.
  10. A copy of the school’s registration in Thailand. Please note that if the applicant is not attending a school or university as a full-time student (for example attending a dive school, Muay Thai training camp, Thai language school, massage school, etc.), we will not issue the Non-Immigrant visa unless the applicant provides a letter of approval from the Thai Ministry of Education.

 

For the purpose of visiting family, as a spouse of a Thai national. Or for the purpose of visiting Thailand as a former Thai national. Or volunteering with an NGO in Thailand (Type “O”):

Along with the same documentation required for the Tourist visa in the tab above please include:


To visit as a spouse of a Thai nationality, Fiance and Fiancee are not included in this category.

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. 1 copy of a valid and effective marriage certificate must be certified true copy in thai by the owner.
  9. 1 copy of Thai passport /or Thai I.D. of the spouse must be certified true copy in thai by the owner.
  10. 1 letter from the spouse verifying that the applicant and the spouse are still married and the purpose to visit Thailand (may be requested by the Embassy).


To visit as an immediate family member of a Thai nationality.

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of Passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. Documents proving such relationship with the visa application e.g., Birth Certificate and Thai Passport/ Thai I.D. of the parents who are Thai.
  9. One copy of Thai passport and or Thai ID of the family member whom are to be visited in Thailand


To visit as a volunteer for an NGO (non-government organization)
– single entry only.

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant's name and balance at least 3 months.
  9. Signed letter on the organization’s letterhead stating duration of stay, duties, etc. along with a copy of the ID card/Passport of the person who signs the document.
  10. One copy of organization’s registration.


For other purposes (such as for pensioners age above 50 years old)
– single entry only

For multiple entries please see ” O-A” below.

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  8. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant's name and balance at least 3 months.
  9. Evidence of pension payment 3 month last salary from NAV  or insurance company or Staten pengekasse (NOT selvangovelse or skatteoppgjør) of not less than 65,000 Baht (15,000 NOK)/month net  (current Thai exchange rate is available from the Bank of Thailand website) or
  10. Bank statement showing a balance in the amount of not less than 800,000 Baht, together with a confirmation of retirement 3 month last salary from Nav.

NOTE: If the applicant’s spouse will be accompanying him or her, a copy of the applicant’s valid marriage certificate must be presented as supporting documentation.

 

For the purpose of research (Type “RS”)

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. An official approval letter from the National Research Council of Thailand (for more information please see www.nrct-foreignresearcher.org)

 

For the purpose of religious activities (Type “R”) – No multiple-entry visas

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. An approval letter from the Religious Affairs Department of the Ministry of Education.

 

For the purpose of working as a film-producer, journalist or reporter (Type “M”) – Single entry visa only

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  7. An official note from the Ministry of Foreign Affair certifying the purpose of travel is required. Please see information at Guidanceforforeignpress.pdf To visit for the purpose of film-production,
  8. An official note from the FILM BOARD certifying the purpose of travel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand launched the online media accreditation website or MFA Media Online Service (MMOS) on August 16, 2010. The MMOS is a system developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to streamline and expedite the online accreditation service for members of the foreign media intending to work or reside in Thailand as well as those wishing to renew their media accreditation, to extend their visa, work permit, and press card. All members of the foreign media applying for media accreditation to work or reside in Thailand as well as those who wish to renew their visa, work permit, and press card must submit their application through the MMOS web site. The “Guidance for Foreign Journalists Who Wish to Work in Thailand” is available at mmos.mfa.go.th

 

For the purpose of official duties (Type “F”) e.g., military exercises or government assignments

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas  please include:

  1. Your original Passport. (Must not expire within 6 months and contain at least TWO completely empty visa page)
  2. 1 copy of Passport  (The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport)
  3. 2 photos  (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card  or a copy of the applicant’s Schengen visa or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. An original official letter on official letterhead certifying the purpose of travel from concerned institutes in Thailand.
  7. A signed letter on official letterhead stating purpose of trip to Thailand and/or a copy of military orders (e.g. Cobra Gold Exercises)

 

For the purpose of retirement (Type “O-A”) for 1 year  –  Multiple entries only: must apply personally at the Embassy

Qualifications of an applicant

  1. A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above. (on the date of submitting the application)
  2. Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration Act. B.E. 2522 .
  3. Having the nationality of or the residence in Norway.
  4. Having no criminal record against the security of Thailand and Norway.
  5. Not having prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535).

(Leprosy, Tuberculosis [T.B], Elephantiasis, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 3rd step of syphilis).

Required documents (One original set and 2 copies)

Along with the documentation required for the type of visa, please include:

  1. 3 copies of visa application forms |Download||
  2. 6 passport-type photos (Passport-type photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
  3. 3 copies of passport (the picture page) – include the actual passport when submitting the application. Passport must be valid for at least 18 months.
  4. 3 copies of personal Data Form. ||Download||
  5. 3 copies of airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable.
  6. 3 copies of:– applicant’s bank statement showing a balance in the amount of not less than 800,000 Baht (current Thai exchange rate is available from the Bank of Thailand website).– or an income certificate with a monthly salary, after tax, of not less than 65,000 Baht/ 15,000 NOK, for example from NAV  or insurance company or Staten pengekasse (NOT selvangovelse or skatteoppgjør)– or a combination of a deposit account plus a monthly income totaling not less than 800,000 Baht a year.
  7. 3 copies of police verification stating the applicant have no criminal record issued by the Norwegian Police (in English). The verification must not be more than three months old.
  8. 3 copies of the completed medical certificate form, it must be the Royal Thai Embassy’s form ONLY ||Download|| issued from Norway, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation
  9. The visa fee for Non-Immigrant O-A Long-Stay (Retirement) visa is 1,250 Kroner (cash only).

If the applicant’s spouse will be accompanying him or her, a copy of the applicant’s valid marriage certificate must be presented as supporting documentation.

NOTE: If the applicant’s spouse is not qualified for the retirement visa (e.g. not age 50+), the spouse will be considered for the Non-Immigrant Visa Type “O” or Temporary Residents.

  1. Processing time
    • Applications are usually processed within 3-5 working day after applicants submit all of the required documents. However, the processing time could take longer than 5 working days during high season.
    • If it has been at least 10 working days since we received your visa application and you would like to check the status, rather than calling please send an e-mail message to visa@thaiembassy.no
  2. Visa fees
    • 500 NOK for a single-entry
    • 1,250 NOK for a multiple-entry
  • Visa fees can only be paid in cash.If the applicant wants to have their passport mailed back, please include a self-addressed stamp envelop when submitting an application. Envelope size 20 cm x 27 cm and 210 NOK of stamp with track number from Posten.
  1. Important information
    • Regulations are subject to change without notice. Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary. Consular officers assume the right to deny or grant any type of visa to the applicant.
    • The visa expiration date is shown on the visa. Depending on the alien’s nationality, visas can be issued for any number of entries, from as little as one entry to as many as multiple (unlimited) entries, for the same purpose of travel.
  • This generally means the visa is valid or can be used from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel for the same purpose, when the visa is issued for multiple entries.
  • This time period from the visa issuance date to visa expiration date as shown on the visa, is called visa validity. If you travel frequently as a tourist for example, with a multiple entry visa, you do not have to apply for a new visa each time you want to travel to Thailand.
  • The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Thailand to request permission of the immigration officer to permit you to enter Thailand. The visa does not guarantee entry to Thailand.
  • The Expiration Date for the visa should not be confused with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand, given to you by the immigration officer at port-of-entry. The visa expiration date has nothing to do with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand for any given visit.
  • Each time you arrive at the port-of-entry, an immigration officer decides whether to allow you to enter and how long you can stay. Only the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter Thailand.
Diplomatic visa
  • Purpose of visit
    • To enter Thailand on diplomatic or official functions.
  • Period of stay
  • Required document
    • Application Form [ Download ] completely filled out and signed.
    • A current passport with validity of over 6 months beyond the date of application.
    • A copy of passport (first page with picture)
    • Two (2) recent photos; the photo must have a passport format ( 2*2 inches), full-face capture, and a light background.
    • A copy of return plane ticket.
    • Note Verbal and/or documents issued by the foreign government or international organization certifying the identity of the person concerned and his/her purpose(s) while residing in the Kingdom.
  • Processing time
    • Applications are usually processed within 3-5 working day after submitting all of the required documents.
  • Visa fees
    • -
Additional Document

Additional documents can be required from passport holders from the list below, as Thai embassy may require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before your visa can be issued. This may require additional time up to 4-6 weeks. Please allow enough time for processing.

Applicants must apply for the visa PERSONALLY at Royal Thai Embassy Oslo.

 

Note: If applicants cannot pick up visa/passport yourself, you need to provide a READY-TO-BE-SENT return envelope to be sent back to you as a registered post (rekommandet post) with a tracking number. We recommend an envelope in size of 20 x 27 cm. and a postage stamp of 210 NOK with tracking number (sportingsnummer). If the tracking number is not provided, your return envelope will be sent back to you as a regular mail and Royal Thai Embassy will not be responsible for lost mails.

List of nationalities that required additional documents for visa application.

Holders of passports, or holders of Norwegian travel documents who are nationals, of countries listed below are requested to apply for Thai visa in person at the Royal Thai Embassy in Oslo:

A Afghanistan, Algeria
B Bangladesh
C Cameroon, Central African Republic, the People's Republic of China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo
E Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea
I India, Iran, Iraq
K Korea N.
L Lebanon, Liberia, Libya
N Nepal, Nigeria
P Pakistan, Palestine
S São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria
Y Yemen

 

Documents required in addition to your original passport with at least 6 months validity:

3 Copies of Passport or Travel Document, and your original passport
(The page(s) shows your photo, name, date and place or birth and the expiration date of passport)
3 Application forms |Download|(completed and signed by the applicant)
6 Photos
(Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
3 Copies of resident permit card in Norway, or a valid visa which permits applicant to reside legally in the Norway, or a registration certificate from the police stating your right to reside in Norway (in English) , or a House Registration (Bodstedsattest).
3 Copies of  airline ticket  (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable) Must contain information about the airline you travel with, the name of passenger, reference number showing that you have bought flight tickets and dates and times of your departures. The itinerary is NOT accepted. If applying for multiple entries, ticket must show at least two (2) entries into Thailand.
3 Copies of hotel bookings of your ENTIRE stay in Thailand..
3 Copies of your work contract or confirmation from your employer in English, or 3 Copies your student card, or confirmation from your school/university stating that you are studying in Norway.
3 Copies of additional information form Download
3 Copies of bank statement, it must show applicant's name and balance at least 6 months.
*If the applicant does not have his/her own bank statement, please submit the Affidavit of Support with the bank statement of the person who supports the applicant.
*If using Online Bank Statement, it must show applicant's name and balance. Please note that we may require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before we can issue the visa. This may require additonal time (up to 4-6 weeks). Please allow enough time for processing.
Additional Health Document (Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate)

An additional health document (international health certificate on yellow fever vaccination) can be required from passport holders from the list below, as Thai embassy may require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before your visa can be issued. This may require additional time up to several weeks. Please allow enough time for processing.

Note: If applicants cannot pick up visa/passport yourself, you need to provide a READY-TO-BE-SENT return envelope to be sent back to you as a registered post (rekommandet post) with a tracking number. We recommend an envelope in size of 20 x 27 cm. and a postage stamp of 210 NOK with tracking number (sportingsnummer). If the tracking number is not provided, your return envelope will be sent back to you as a regular mail and Royal Thai Embassy will not be responsible for lost mails.

LIST OF NATIONALITIES THAT REQUIRED ADDITIONAL HEALTH DOCUMENTS FOR VISA APPLICATION.

Passport holders from the countries below should be either Permanent Residents of Norway or hold valid Schengen visas:

A Angola, Argentina
B Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burudi
C Cameroon, Cabon, Central African, Chad, Columbia, Cote d' Ivore, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo
E Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia
F French-Guiana
G Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Guyana
K Kenya
L Liberia
M Mali, Mauritania
N Niger, Nigeria
P Panama, Paraguay, Peru
R Rwanda
S Suriname, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, Sudan
T The Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, Togo, Tanzania
U Uganda
V Venezuela


Documents required in addition to your original passport with at least 6 months validity:

1 Copy of Passport or Travel Document.(The page(s) shows your photo, name, date, and place of birth and the expiration date of passport) , and your original passport.
1 Application form |Download|(completed and signed by the applicant)
2 Photos (Passport photo, 2” x 2”, color, front-view, taken within 6 months)
1 Copy of resident permit card in Norway, or a valid visa which permits applicant to reside legally in the Norway, or a registration certificate from the police stating your right to reside in Norway (in English) , or a House Registration (Bodstedsattest).
1 Copy of return airline flight tickets (confirmed onward ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand. Either paper ticket or confirmed e-ticket is acceptable. An itinerary is NOT accepted. If applying for 2 entries, the ticket must show 2 entries into Thailand.
1 Copy of hotel booking (confirmed hotel booking - showing booking into and out of hotel in Thailand)
1 Copy of working contract, if you work in Norway.
1 Copy of international health certificate on yellow fever Vaccination.
1 Additional information form Download

 

VISA ON ARRIVAL

Detail of visa on arrival when entering Thailand can be found here