If you are from Uzbekistan and you want to travel to Thailand, then you are in luck. Among the 21 countries whose citizens can obtain a Thai visa on arrival, there is Uzbekistan as well. As a result, a trip to a Thai diplomatic mission is no longer required. You can get your visa at one of the 48 immigration checkpoints all over Thailand. Also, you can apply online using the services provided by iVisa, but there is a catch. To enjoy the online system, you must land at Suvarnabhumi airport.
Not very much. iVisa has been founded to take all the bureaucracy off your hands. There is, however, something you must do. You need to provide some document and information about yourself and your trip. Here is a list of what you need:
Passport – getting a passport is not difficult for most travelers, and if you already have one, take a look at the expiry date. It needs to keep its status as valid for at least another 30 days from your date of arrival to Thailand.
Return flight ticket – you need to submit a confirmed return flight ticket that proves your return within a 15-day period.
Proof of accommodation – you need to submit a hotel booking confirmation or a signed letter from a host that says you have where to live 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 get it via e-mail, which is why you need to ensure that the address you provide is valid. Check the spelling as well.
When you get on Suvarnabhumi, the immigration officer will also ask you about the reason for your visit. The purpose is to ensure that you stay in Thailand only as long as the visa allows, which is 15 days.
The visa itself costs 2000 THB, and you need to pay it at the service counter once you arrive in Thailand. You can only use Thai currency. However, to get the application form that gets you the visa is released by iVisa, so you owe them a service fee. That service fee depends on what processing time you choose during the application process. You have three options:
Standard processing – people who use the online application system usually select this option because it is the least expensive. You will be charged $20, and your application takes 1 business day to be processed.
Rush processing – this option shortens the waiting time to only 2 hours. The cost, though, is a bit higher. This option costs $50.
Even if iVisa does not get you the Thailand visa for Uzbeks itself, it surely shortens the process. You will no longer be required to spend time in line to apply at the immigration checkpoint. You just hand in the application form you get from iVisa, make the payment, and you get the stamp. It is as simple as that.