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Apply today for the Thailand eVOA (Electronic Visa on Arrival) with us!
Last updated: December 2023
Thailand, with its captivating blend of rich culture, stunning natural beauty, and warm hospitality, is a remarkable travel destination. Whether you're visiting for tourism, business, or visiting family and friends, the Thailand eVOA is the perfect solution for many nationalities.
Keep reading for step-by-step guidance on the application process, including the eligibility criteria, required documents, and visa fees.
What is the Thailand eVOA (Electronic Visa on Arrival)?
The Thailand Electronic Visa on Arrival) is a convenient online visa that allows eligible travelers to get a Thai visa before their arrival in the country.
This system offers a convenient and time-saving option for travelers who want to skip the traditional visa process upon arrival (no more queues!). While it’s still possible for eligible travelers to get a visa on arrival, we advise you to apply in advance to avoid any delays at the airport.
You can currently only use the eVOA to enter Thailand via the following airports:
Suvarnabhumi International Airport (Bangkok)
Phuket International Airport
Chiang Mai International Airport
What can I do with this visa?
The Thailand eVOA allows you to visit the country for:
Visiting family and/or friends
What can’t you do with this visa?
Keep in mind that you’re not allowed to work or live in the country with this Thai tourist visa.
Which nationalities can apply for the Thailand eVOA?
Currently, this visa is only available for the following nationals, but we expect more countries to be added to the list over time:
Papua New Guinea
Use our Visa Checker Tool to find out if you’re one of the eligible travelers, and apply instantly online!
Who is visa-exempt for Thailand?
Travelers from over 60 countries can enter Thailand without a visa. This includes citizens from Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, South Africa, and more.
You can check this during the online process on our website. Simply enter your nationality and Thailand as the destination! Most visa-exempt travelers can stay in Thailand without a visa for up to 30 days.
Do children and minors need to apply for this Thailand visa?
Children and infants also need to have a visa to visit Thailand if they come from an eligible country.
Parents/legal guardians can apply on their behalf. Click ‘Add another person’ during the process on our website or app to apply as a family.
How long is the Thailand eVOA valid?
This is a Single Entry tourist visa. That means that you can only enter Thailand once with this travel document.
The total permitted stay in Thailand with the eVOA is 115 days Per Entry.
Thailand Visa on Arrival (eVOA): Required documents
You only need the following documents for the online application for the Thailand eVOA:
Copy of your valid passport: Make sure it is valid for at least 30 days from your departure date from Thailand.
Passport-size photo: Use our handy digital photo service to get the perfect government-compliant picture from the comfort of your home.
Return flight confirmation: Within the validity dates of your visa.
Accommodation confirmation: To show where you’ll be staying in Thailand.
How to apply for the Thailand eVOA online with us
The visa application process only takes around 15 minutes! To get the Thailand eVOA, just follow the three simple steps below:
Step 1: Fill out your basic details and travel information on our website or download our app for an easier process from your mobile device. Then, choose your preferred processing time, based on your budget and needs.
Step 2: Double-check your info, and continue to pay visa fees. You can pay with a credit/debit card, PayPal, or Venmo.
Step 3: Upload all required documents, fill out any other required info, and submit your application!
We will contact you if we need any more information about your application. Once the eVOA is approved within the chosen time frame, you will receive the pre-arrival code via email.
Download the PDF on a mobile device and keep a printed version too to show to Thai immigration officials upon arrival.
Visa fee: Thailand eVOA costs and processing times
The cost of the Thailand eVOA may vary depending on your nationality. When applying with us, we’ll include both the iVisa processing fee and the government fee of about 2000 Thai baht (around USD $68.00).
Standard processing: This is the most affordable option, but can take longer. It’s perfect for those who have booked their Thailand holiday further in advance.
Rush processing: For those who need their visa a bit quicker, this option offers a faster processing time for an additional fee.
Super Rush processing: If you need your Thailand Visa on Arrival as soon as possible, choose this option for an express fee.
It is advisable to apply at least seven days in advance to allow for any unforeseen delays.
Do I need the Thailand eVOA to transit through the country?
We advise you to check this information with the nearest Thai embassy because the information can change over time.
Thailand entry requirements or restrictions
Thailand currently does not have any COVID-19 restrictions in place. However, you’ll need to show a return flight ticket upon arrival that complies with the validity of your visa.
Differences between the Thailand Visa on Arrival (eVOA) and other Thailand visas
The Thailand Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA), the Thailand eVisa, and the Thailand Visa on Arrival (VOA) are three different types of visas that allow foreign visitors to enter Thailand. Here are the key differences between them:
- Electronic Visa on Arrival (eVOA): The Thai eVOA can be applied for online, instead of upon arrival at designated entry points in Thailand, such as the International Airport.
This visa allows for 15 days in the country.
- Visa on Arrival (VOA): The Thai VOA is slightly different from the eVOA, and can be obtained upon arrival at designated entry points in Thailand, such as Bangkok International Airport.
The application is done at a dedicated VOA counter upon arrival, where the necessary forms and fees are processed. To avoid queues, simply apply online through us!
Like the eVOA, the VOA allows for a maximum stay of 15 days in Thailand.
- Thailand eVisa: This electronic visa is available for only certain nationalities. The Thailand eVisa requires applying online and usually involves submitting additional required documents, including a completed application form, passport, supporting documents, and payment of the visa fee.
While the requirements for e-Visa applicants are more extensive, the max. stay is 60 days.
Need more information about the Thailand eVOA?
Required Documents to Apply
Proof of Accommodation.
The Thailand eVOA eVisa is a single-entry travel document that allows you to visit the country for tourist and business purposes, or to visit family and friends.
You can get this visa on arrival, but we advise you to apply in advance to avoid any delays at the airport.
The Thailand eVOA eVisa allows you to stay in the country for 15 days and is valid for 15 days.
With iVisa you can apply 100% online in less than 20 minutes.
Your passport must be at least 30 days valid after your departure to apply.
Use our Visa Checker Tool if you want to know if you need this eVisa to visit Thailand.
Children also need this visa to enter the country and they can travel alone.
You can only enter Thailand by air with this eVisa.
You can only enter Thailand through Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Don Mueang International Airport, Chiang Mai International Airport, and Phuket International Airport with this eVisa.
We advise you to apply 5 days in advance.
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How long does it take to apply for a Thailand eVOA eVisa?
Il vous faudra seulement environ 15 minutes pour remplir notre formulaire simplifié en ligne.
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How long can I stay in Thailand with this eVisa?
What requirements does my passport need to have to apply for the Thailand eVOA eVisa?
Who can I talk to if I have more questions?
Please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service agents if you have further questions, they’re available for you 24/7.
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