Yes - A visa is required for travel to Thailand

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

A valid passport and business visa are required for travel to Thailand.

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Passport Requirements:

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Thailand, with at least one blank passport page available for Thailand visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for a Thai visa.

Los Angeles: Single-Entry Visas: the passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the expected return date. Multiple-Entry Visas: the passport must be valid for 6 months beyond the length of your requested visa (for example, if you are requesting a 12 month visa, your passport must be valid for 18 months).


Thailand Visa Application Form:

Two signed Thailand visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.

Chicago and Washington, DC: One signed Thailand visa application form. After placing your order, fill out the application form included in your Visa Application Kit.


Photo Requirements:

Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with the applicant in professional attire. First and last name must be written on the back of each photo.

OR - you can upload a photo when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.


Official Invitation:

Washington DC: For a stay of more than 15 days, a letter of approval from the Ministry of Labor is required. To obtain this letter, the company in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor Tel. 02-245-2745, or at the Provincial Employment Office in his or her respective province.


Letter Of Invitation:

A letter of invitation from sponsor in Thailand, on company letterhead, explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the requested number of entries, length of stay, place of stay, and contact information.
Los Angeles and Miami: the letter of invitation must be original.


Business Cover Letter:

Letter from employer or sponsoring company, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Thailand. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in host country. If applicant is requesting a multiple entry visa to Thailand, the business letter must specify that. If such statement is not included on the letter, the applicant will be issued a single entry visa.

The Consulate of Thailand requires an official business letter to support your application. To generate a Thailand Business Cover Letter on-line, simply request this service and provide your information using the simple online form in your Visa Application Kit, which you will receive once you place your order.

Chicago: Letter must be original
Washington, DC: For multiple-entry visas, the letter must include entry and exit dates of at least two visits to Thailand. The duration of each stay must be 15 days or less.


Proof of Travel Arrangements:

Computer generated flight itinerary from an airline or travel agency including the name of the traveler.
Washington DC: If requesting a multiple entry visa, the itinerary must show multiple entries into Thailand.


Medical Requirements:

Proof of Health Insurance: Applicants must provide proof of health insurance showing a minimum medical coverage of USD 100,000 and stating the coverage of COVID-19. This must also be presented on arrival.

Health Declaration: Travelers must provide a Health Certificate on arrival issued 72 hours prior to the travel date and stating that they are not infected with COVID-19.


Proof of Sufficient Funds:

Most recent bank statement with a minimum balance of $700.00 (or $1,500 per family) to show as evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in Thailand.

Chicago and New York: Evidence of sufficient funds is not required.


Other Requirements:

Los Angeles:
- A copy of the host's Business Registration and Business License issued by the Department of Commercial Registration and certified by the Department for not less than 3 months.
- A copy of company's profile of the business host in Thailand.
- A copy of the list of shareholders from the business host in Thailand.
- Balance Sheet, Statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the past 2 years.
- Documentation of correspondence with trading partners in Thailand.


This May Pertain to You:

Previously Visited a Yellow Fever Risk Area

Applicants who have visited a Yellow Fever risk area (parts of Central and South America and Africa) within the last three months must provide a copy of a valid yellow fever certificate.
Applicants will also be required to present the Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.

This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.

Click here for Thailand Consular Fees and Visa Processing Times

Visa Validity:

Thai visas are issued for single or multiple entries. A Thailand visa is usually valid for 3 months from the date of issue for a single entry visa and up to one year for a multiple entry visa, with a maximum stay of 90 days per visit, at the discretion of the Consulate of Thailand.

Register your trip with the US Embassy:

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. Registration notifies the US Embassy in each country of your travel plans and enrolls you in the State Department travel advisory and warnings program. Feel more secure about your international travels by having Travisa register your trip with the US Department of State; simply complete the form on your visa application kit after placing your order.

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

How to Apply for a Visa to Thailand

  • Review the requirements to apply for your visa
  • Gather your documents and complete the forms
  • Ship your documents to our office

Where to Apply for Your Thai Visa

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Chicago :

Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Travisa - Chicago
111 East Wacker Drive, Suite 512
Chicago, IL 60601
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Los Angeles :

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Travisa - Los Angeles
5757 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 570
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in New York :

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Travisa - New York
60 E. 42nd Street, Suite 106-107 Lobby
New York, NY 10165
Tel: 877-876-3266

Residents of these states apply for a visa in Washington, DC :

Travisa in Washington, DC is able to process visas for applicants from any jurisdiction.

Travisa - Washington, DC
4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 250
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 877-876-3266