Visa on Arrival (VOA) in Thailand

Visa on Arrival (VOA) in Thailand

If you are visiting Thailand then you can obtain a visa on arrival at the airport or at an international border crossing. This is a visa waiver and not a Thai visa. It allows you to stay in Thailand for 30 days if you arrive by plane and 15 days if you arrive via a land border.

It is always best to apply for a tourist visa in your home country before you visit Thailand. Certain countries only receive 15 days when they arrive at the airport and they have to show proof of confirmed air tickets showing 15 days or less in Thailand. At least 10,000THB per person or 20,000 THB per family to ensure that they are in Thailand for tourism. There is also a visa waiver fee of 1,000THB. The countries which are allowed the visa on arrival for 30 days their nationalities are listed below and they do not need to show any money or pay any fees.

Here are the countries that do receive 30 days on arrival at the airport:

1. Australia : Commonwealth of Australia
2. Austria : Republic of Austria
3. Belgium : Kingdom of Belgium
4. Brazil : Federative Republic of Brazil
5. Bahrain : State of Bahrain
6. Brunei Darussalam : Negara Brunei Darussalam
7. Canada
8. Denmark : Kingdom of Denmark
9. Finland : Republic of Finland
10. France : French Republic
11. Germany : Federal Republic of Germany
12. Greece : Hellenic Republic
13. Hong Kong : Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
14. Iceland : Republic of Iceland
15. Indonesia : Republic of Indonesia
16. Ireland : Republic of Ireland
17. Israel : State of Israel
18. Italy : Republic of Italy
19. Japan
20. Korea : Republic of Korea
21. Kuwait : State of Kuwait
22. Luxembourg : Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
23. Malaysia
24. Monaco : Principality of Monaco
25. Netherlands : Kingdom of the Netherlands
26. New Zealand
27. Norway : Kingdom of Norway
28. Oman : Sultanate of Oman
29. Peru : Republic of Peru
30. Philippines : Republic of the Philippines
31. Portugal : Republic of Portugal
32. Qatar : State of Qatar
33. Singapore : Republic of Singapore
34. Spain : Kingdom of Spain
35. South Africa : Republic of South Africa
36. Sweden : Kingdom of Sweden
37. Switzerland : Swiss Confederation
38. Turkey : Republic of Turkey
39. United Arab Emirates
40. United Kingdom : United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
41. United States of America
42. Vietnam : Socialist Republic of Vietnam


The following is the 15 day list which changes yearly


B Bhutan
C China + Taiwan , Cyprus
As of August 11, 2011, Czech Republic can stay 30 days without a visa.
E Estonia, Ethiopia
H As of August 11, 2011, Republic of Hungary can stay 30 days without a visa.
I India
K Kazakhstan
L Latvia , Lithuania
As of August 11, 2011, Principality of Liechtenstein can stay 30 days without a visa.
M Maldives , Mauritius
O Oman
P As of August 11, 2011, Republic of Poland can stay 30 days without a visa.
R Russia Federation can visit Thailand as a tourist for up to 30 days without a visa
S Saudi Arabia
As of August 11, 2011, Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia can stay 30 days without a visa.
U Ukraine, Uzbekistan