2 Convenient Online Systems for Travellers: "e-Visa Online Application and e-Extension Thai Stay Permit Extension"

     This is another service offered by the Department of Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that makes applying for visas more convenient for travelers with the e-Visa system. This system allows you to apply through an online platform now available in many countries including China, England, France, the United States, South Korea, Canada, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. This is aimed at facilitating foreign nationals intending to travel to Thailand.

Steps to apply for an online visa: 

  1. Apply for a visa online, scan the QR Code on the website https://thaievisa.go.th/
  2. Complete the form in English and submit the necessary documents
  3. Schedule an appointment via the system to submit your passport to the embassy or consulate
  4. ay the fee electronically through the bank's system (E-Payment), receive a receipt via email, and print out the appointment slip for reference

     After the e-Visa has been approved, an electronic mail confirmation will be sent to the applicant. Please print the confirmation document received through the electronic mail for presentation to the airline and Thai immigration officers for verification when traveling to Thailand.

     In addition to this, there's another system that adds convenience for foreign nationals in Thailand, the “e-Extension” system. This service, offered by the Royal Thai Police and Immigration Bureau, allows temporary stay extensions in the Kingdom to be processed electronically. This modernizes and sets a new standard for service delivery to foreign nationals by allowing them to apply for extensions and pay fees electronically.

     This pioneering system allows for stay extensions in Bangkok for foreigners residing or having state workplaces in Bangkok. The service covers 12 reasons or necessities for extensions such as tourism, teachers in state schools, studying in state schools, media, medical professionals.

     In the event that a foreign national transitions to using the "e-Extension" or Electronics Extension of Temporary Stay in The Kingdom: e-Extension system, they can fill in the information themselves at any time online and meet with the officer to verify their identity and receive their visa sticker in no more than 3 minutes.

Data updated on November 30, 2022
Source: Department of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel. +66 2575 1034

Data updated on November 8, 2022
Source: Immigration Bureau
Tel. +66 2572 8500


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