Thailand releases visas on arrival to the citizens of 21 countries, and Bhutan is on that list as well. That means that Bhutanese citizens who want to take a trip to Thailand can avoid the Thai embassy entirely. What is even better is that you can apply online if you are Bhutanese. iVisa provides excellent services for people who wish to apply for a Thailand visa on arrival, and surely you will enjoy the experience.
What do you need?
This part is simple. iVisa gives you a short list of the things you need to provide so that they can apply for you. There is nothing out of the ordinary on that list, and chances are you already have everything you need. Here is what you must provide:
Valid passport – getting a passport is not difficult, and if you already possess one, take a look at its expiry date. The passport needs to maintain its validity for at least another 30 days from your date of arrival in Thailand.
Return flight ticket – the Thailand visa on arrival allows you to spend only 15 days inside the country. The immigration officer will ask you to submit a confirmed return flight ticket within the 15-day period.
Proof of accommodation – you need to have a hotel reservation or a signed letter from a host that states you have a place to stay while in the country.
Valid e-mail address – once you apply on iVisa, they will send you an application form that you need to fill in before getting to Thailand. They will send you the said document via e-mail, which is why you need to make sure that the address you provide is valid.
Means of payment – by applying online, you owe a service fee to iVisa. You can make the payment using a credit or a debit card, and if you have an account on Paypal, you can use that as well.
Once you get to Thailand, at the immigration checkpoint, you will also be asked to reveal the purpose of your visit. The officers there just need to know you will leave in 15 days.
The application form
While forms are nobody’s favorites, iVisa created a simple but thorough application form that can be completed in 10 minutes or less. If you need some help with it, you can contact the company’s support service 24/7.
There are two steps you need to complete. The first one will require you to fill in your personal information such as name, address, passport info, and some information on your trip (dates of arrival and departure.) you must also choose a processing time, but bear in mind that your choice determines the amount of money you will be charged. Here are the options iVisa comes up with:
Standard processing – It costs $20, and your application will be processed within 1 business day. It is what people usually choose because it is the least expensive.
Rush processing – this time, your application is processed within just 2 hours, and you will be charged $50.
Super Rush processing – this option is excellent for people who want their visa as fast as possible. It takes 15 minutes for the Thailand visa on arrival application form to arrive in your e-mail inbox, and you will be charged to pay $70.
The second and last step will ask you to make the payment and take a closer look at your application so that you can revise any mistakes. Keep in mind that if you make any errors and your request is processed, you cannot correct them, and you will not get a refund either.
The document you receive will spare you the trouble of spending too much time in line once you arrive in Thailand. All you must do is pay for the visa itself and get your stamp. Other than that, you are free to explore Thailand. Note: you can apply online using iVisa only if you travel to Thailand by air and you land at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.