What do you need to do?
iVisa’s activity revolves around customer satisfaction. Your efforts are minimal, and they will handle the bureaucracy. Your sole job is to provide some information about yourself and your trip to Thailand. Here is a list of what you need to give them:
Valid passport – getting a passport is not an issue for most people, and if you already possess one, take a look at when it expires. The document needs to keep its validity for at least another 30 days from your date of arrival to Thailand.
Return flight ticket – the Thailand visa on arrival allows you to spend only 15 days inside the country, so you need to have a confirmed return flight ticket that proves your return within those 15 days.
Proof of accommodation – you need to have a hotel reservation or a signed letter from a host that states you have accommodation during your trip to Thailand.
Valid e-mail address – once you apply on iVisa, they will send you an application form that you need to fill in before your trip. You will receive the document above via e-mail, which is why you need to make sure that the address you provide is valid. Check the spelling as well.
Means of payment – by applying online, you must pay iVisa for its services. You can make the payment using a credit or a debit card. If you have a Paypal account, you can use that as well.
At your arrival in Thailand, an immigration officer may also ask you to tell him why you wish to enter Thailand. He just wants to make sure that your visit will not exceed the allowed 15 days.
Processing time and visa fees
iVisa has an excellent offer on their services, and the prices are competitive. At the same time, the cost is established by the processing time you choose during the application process. Your options are as follows:
Standard processing – people who apply online often select this option because it is the least expensive. You will be charged $20, and your application takes just 1 business day to be processed.
Rush processing – this option shortens the previous processing time to only 2 hours. The cost, though, is a bit higher. This option costs $50.
Super Rush processing – this is the fastest option you can find. It costs $70, but your application is processed in as little as 15 minutes. It is ideal for people who want their visa fast.
You should know that iVisa will not give you the Thailand visa on arrival itself. They just send you the application form so that you can fill it in before your trip. That will save you quite some time when you arrive in Thailand. When you get there, all you need to do is pay for the visa and receive your stamp. The online application is the best alternative you have.
The Thailand visa for Mauritians costs 2000 THB, just like for anyone else. You need to pay for it at the service counter using only Thai currency. It allows a 15-day stay in Thailand, and you have multiple entries.
Note: you can apply online using iVisa only if you travel to Thailand by air and you land at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok.