Immigration upon entering Phuket, Thailand
Thailand Visa Requirements- Phuket Visa Requirements
Visa regulations and requirements can change without notice.
ALWAYS check with the official Thai website for immigration and visa issues: HERE.
Also check the Thai Visa page at WikiPedia.org as it may be the most current.
Temporary visitors to Thailand for the purpose of pleasure who are exempted from applying for entry visa must be of the nationality of and holding valid passports or traveling documents issued by the following countries – see chart below.
Original Source : Tourism Authority of Thailand
Temporary visitors to Thailand for the purpose of pleasure who are exempted from applying for entry visa must be of the nationality of and holding valid passports or travelling documents issued by the following countries – see below.
[in other words – if you are from these following countries and are arriving as a tourist – you do not need to apply for an entry visa before you arrive].
Republic of Korea.
United Arab Emirates.
Papua New Guinea.
They must enter the Kingdom by passenger transport such as aircraft or sea-going vessels of 500 registered tons and up, or through channels of Immigration check-points or border check-points on the Malaysian boundary, or enter by means of passenger aircraft, sea-going vessel, rail, bus, taxi, touring coach or hired motor-cycle and having:
- Fully paid ticket or other document belong to the vehicle owner or to the operator of the vehicle which is to be used for leaving the Kingdom within the period specified, or
- Documentary evidence of the owner or operator of the vehicle showing fully paid reservation for the departure from the Kingdom within the period specified.
Exempted are Malaysian nationals entering the Kingdom by means of bus, hired car, touring coach or hired motor-cycle through Immigration check-points or border check-points bordering on Malaysian territory, who need not have travelling ticket or document mentioned under Items 1 and 2 above.
Persons meeting the above conditions are exempted from visa and are permitted to remain in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding fifteen days, except for the nationals of Republic of Korea, Denmark, Finland, New Zealand and Sweden permitted to stay in Thailand for maximum 90 days from the day of entry. They are not allowed to extend their stay for more than the stipulated times, unless under unforeseen circumstances such as illness or delay of aircraft departure.
Visitors wishing to stay in the Kingdom for more than the stipulated times are advised to apply for entry visa from Thai diplomatic missions in their countries. In the event there are no Thai diplomatic missions, they may apply to missions in neighboring countries, or forward their request and supporting evidence to the Immigration Division, Soi Suan Phlu, Sathon Tai Rd., Bangkok 10120 TEL : 2873101-10.
Visa on arrival : Visitors to Thailand may obtain visas on arrival at
the Don Muang Airport.
the Chiang Mai Airport.
the Phuket Airport.
the Hat Yai Airport.
The Immigration Offices in these airports will issue tourist visas valid for 15 days to the nationals of the following countries:
AMERICAS : Antigua & Barbuda; Bahamass; Belize; Bolivai; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Grenada; Guatemala; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; St Christophor & Naviss; St Lucia; St Vince nt & the Grenadinces; Surinam; Trinidad & Tobago; Uruguay; and Venezuela.
ASIA : Bhutan; Cyprus; India and Maldives.
AFRICA : Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Cote D’lvoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Lesotho; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mauritius; Niger; R wanda; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zaire; Zambia and Zimbabwe.
PACIFIC : Kiribati; Nauru; Tonga; Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
EUROPE : Albania; Anodorra; Bulgaria; Liechtenstein; Malta; Monaco; San Marino and the Vatican.
The visitors must carry a valid passport or other travel document issued by that country.
They must also have a fully paid ticket which enables them to travel out of the kingdom within the stipulated time.
The application for a visa must be accompanied by a photograph as well as the necessary fee.
Validity of visas : Every kind of visa is valid for a 90 days period from the date of issue.
Length of stay.
Transit Visa. 30 days.
Tourist Visa . 60 days.
Non-Immigrant Visa. 90 days.
Note : Please check the period of stay stamped in your passport by the Immigration Officer.
Visa extensions : Apply for extensions of stay at the Immigration Officer. Fee does not exceed 500 baht.
Re-entry : Application fee for re-entry permit does not exceed 500 baht.
Exit visa : Not required.
Health regulations : No inoculations or vaccination are required unless you are coming from or passing through contaminated areas. In addition, yellow fever certificates are required for those who are coming from endemic or infected area . Please check the latest regulation with your local Health Office.
Source : Tourism Authority of Thailand