How to apply for a visa

 

Visa application and processing time

1. Personal contact at the Embassy (No-booking)

  • Submission of visa application is ONLY between 09.00 hrs – 11.30 hrs from Monday to Friday (except official holidays). Any visa applications submitted at the Embassy after 11.30 hrs will NOT be accepted.
  • Collection of visa is ONLY between 14.00-16.00 hrs.
  • Visa applications submitted at the Embassy in person will take approximately 3 working days during the low season (March – September) and up to 5 working days during the high season (October – February).

2. Postal application

  • Visa applications sent to the Embassy by post will take up to 15 working days (3 weeks) in all seasons.
  • For visa applications sent to the Embassy by post, all the required documents must be in order.
  • Kindly enclose the visa fee in cash and a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage (registered mail only) so that the Embassy can return the passport(s). Please contact Postnord for further information on postage stamps.

Applications lacking any required documents will not be processed and will be returned to the applicant immediately.

For postal visa applications sent to the Embassy from Iceland, Lithuania, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, visa fees are to be enclosed in Danish currency only. Travelers who reside in Denmark and are expected to travel within a short time frame are strongly advised to submit the visa applications to the Embassy in person.

Please note that the Royal Thai Embassy shall be the sole authority providing visa applications by post. The Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Lithuania and the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Iceland will no longer accept visa applications by post from 1 May 2014. Kindly note also that the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Hvide Sande is permanently closed. When applying for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy, it is required that the applicants use and submit an application form from the Royal Thai Embassy only. The visa application form from the Royal Thai Honorary Consulate-General in Hvide Sande WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

As of 13 November 2015 onwards, the Royal Thai Embassy will launch the “Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV)” scheme. The new METV is an addition to the existing single entry 60 (sixty) days tourist visa, where the double and triple entries tourist visa will not be issued by the Embassy after the afore-mentioned date.

For Danish Passport holder

Any Danish passport holder is normally allowed to enter and stay in Thailand up to 30 days without a visa for tourism purpose when enter the country by air and only 15 days by land or by sea. If your stay will be longer than the mentioned period, then you need to apply for a visa.

For Applicants  listed in the countries with additional requirements

**Applicants listed in the countries with additional requirements namely; Afghanistan, Algeria, Central African Republic Bangladesh China, Republic of Cameroon, Central Africa, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Republic of Ghana, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Guinea, India, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Republic of Liberia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Federal Republic of Somalia, Republic of Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe and Yemen are requested to submit the visa applications at least four weeks prior to the travel date. More details click here

For Danish Alien’s Passport (Grey) and Danish Travel Document (Blue) Passport holder

  1. Applicants who are originally nationals of countries with additional requirements and currently holding Danish Alien’s Passport and Danish travel documents need to submit the visa application at least four weeks in advance as well. Make sure that all required documents submitted are in copies.
  2. Holders of Danish travel documents and Danish alien passports must apply for a visa regardless of how many days the applicant will stay in the Kingdom.

For Minor

In case the applicant is a minor, both parents need to sign on the child’s application as consent. In case of single parent, a supporting document of child’s full custody is required.

**The Embassy does not provide copy service and all copies must be made in A4 paper.**

Visa Catagories

The following categories are the most frequently requested visas. Click here for more information!

1.Tourist Visa

1.1 Single Entry Tourist visa (60 days stay permit) 

The single entry tourist visa has its validity of 3 months from the date of issue with the duration of 60 days stay permit.Travellers are allowed to apply for a thirty days extension of stay permit at the nearest Thai Immigration Office.

When applying for a tourist visa, applicants are requested to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

1.2 Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) 

The Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV) has a validity of 6 months from the date of issue and the duration of stay of up to 60 days per visit. You are advised to check the stamp of the immigration upon arrival.

When applying for a tourist visa, applicants are requested to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

With tourist visa, travellers are strictly prohibited to conduct in all kinds of work including volunteer work and internship.

*** Remark:Taking Thai boxing courses or diving lessons and other activities will not be considered as education but mere hobby, hence tourist visa is eligible.

2. Non-immigrant Category O visa

2.1 Non immigrant Category O for retirement

Applicants applying for a non-immigrant O visa for retirement purpose must be at least 50 years of age and above and receive a monthly pension income of 65,000 baht (approximately 12,500 DKK after tax). Applicants are to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

2.2 Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O-X” (Long Stay) 

 This type of visa may be issued to applicants who are over 50 years of age and over and wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 10 years without the intention of working. Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 5 years each time with the possibility of an extension of up to 5 years at the Royal Thai Immigration Bureau (total 10 years). Read more click

2.3 Non Immigrant Category O due to familial ties

        1. Based on the ground of marriage

Any foreign nationals married to a Thai national can apply for a Non-Immigrant O visa (marriage visa). Applicants are to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

        2. As a child of a Thai parent

Applicants who are half Thai of origin (e.g. born of a Thai mother and a Danish father) can apply for a Non-Immigrant visa. Applicants are to bring the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

        3. As a former Thai citizen

Applicants who were formerly Thai citizens and currently holding other citizenship can also apply for a Non-Immigrant visa providing that they submit the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

2.4 Non Immigrant Category O for voluntary work

Applicants who wish to conduct a voluntary work in Thailand can only apply for a single entry Non-Immigrant O visa which allows him/her to stay in Thailand for 90 days. Should the work period exceed 90 days, applicants must contact the Thai Immigration Service and apply for an extension of the stay permit. Applicants are requested to submit the following documents along with the application form duly completed; Click

 Remark

  1. Kindly note that a single entry Non-Immigrant visa allows travellers to stay in the Kingdom of Thailand for three months only. An application for extension of stay permit is possible at the Thai Immigration Office provided that the applicants contact the Immigration in person with the required documents according to each category of visa.
  2. On the other hand, a multiple entries Non-Immigrant visa with one year validity allows a maximum stay in Thailand for three months per entry, meaning that travelers must leave the country every 90 days or contact the Thai Immigration for extension of stay permit.

   3. Non-Immigrant Category B

     3.1 For business purposes such as attending a conference, meetings and

            visiting business partners

Applicants who wish to travel to Thailand for a business purpose such as attending a conference should apply for Non-Immigrant B visa and only a single entry is granted at a time. The following documents along with the application form duly completed are required; Click

     3.2 For the purpose of working in Thailand

If you have been given a job offer in Thailand or the company you are currently employed is transferring you to their sister company in Thailand, it is necessary that you apply for a single entry Non-Immigrant B visa before entering the Kingdom. This visa allows the applicant to stay and work in Thailand for 90 days. During the stay, the applicant must contact the Thai Immigration Service within 30 days after arrival and apply for an extension of the stay permit. The applicant must also obtain a work permit at the Ministry of Labour. The following documents along with the application form duly completed are required; Click

      3.3 For spouse and/or children

NOTE: Should the applicant wish to relocate to Thailand with their spouse and/or children, the accompanying family members need to apply for a Non-Immigrant O visa. The following documents are required for the accompanying family members along with the application form duly completed; Click

Remark

Keep in mind that the embassy can only issue a single entry non-immigrant B visa, which allows you to work in Thailand for three months. Once you arrive in Thailand, you should contact the Ministry of Labour of Thailand to obtain a work permit and contact the Immigration Bureau to extend your stay permit if you should stay more than three months.

 4. Non-Immigrant Category ED

     4.1 For the purpose of studying in Thailand

Applicants are to apply for a Non-Immigrant ED visa if traveling to Thailand for the following educational purposes;

  1. Studying at a Thai or an International School in Thailand (completing secondary or high school)
  2. Completing an exchanged programme at a school or university in Thailand for a semester or more
  3. Being accepted by a Thai university to complete a Bachelor, Master or PHD programme

The following documents are required along with the application form duly completed; Click

      4.2. For the purpose of internship

In order to complete a Bachelor or a Master’s degree in Denmark, it is common that students are required to complete an internship at a company, hospital, NGOs and other organisations and a lot of internships usually take place overseas. When a student is accepted an internship in Thailand, she/he needs to apply for a Non-Immigrant ED visa. The following documents are required along with the application form duly completed; Click

 Remark

Taking Thai boxing courses or diving lessons and other activities will not be considered as education but mere hobby, hence tourist visa is eligible.

VISA FEES

Tourist Visa                                                  250 DKK

Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV)      1,200 DKK

Non-Immigrant Visa                                 500 DKK for single entry33

Non-Immigrant Visa                                 1,200 DKK for multiple entries

The Embassy accepts visa payment only in cash or bank check issued by a Danish bank. The Embassy does not accept credit cards, neither bank transfers nor other currencies than Danish Kroner.

NOTE:

* These are only the most common types of visa requested at the embassy. If the list does not answer your questions or you need to apply for a different type of visa, please contact the embassy staff at visa@thaiembassy.dk or call us at +45 39 62 50 10 ext.1 (13.00-15.45 hrs.)

All documents must be copied  in A4 size. Do not attempt to cut the copy of your passport into a passport size.

* In case the applicant is a minor, both parents need to sign on the child’s application as consent. In case of single parent, a supporting document of child’s full custody is required.

 

 

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