Need urgent help--Thailand Visa on arrival
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 2, 2012 3:38 AM Last Post By: ansh_jain_97
Aug 1, 2012 11:28 PM
Need urgent help--Thailand Visa on arrivalHi People,
I am planning to go to thailand this august to meet my parents.I will be staying there for a week and am planning to go on VOA.Couple of questions regarding that:
1) can anybody please tell me the things we need to have for VOA. I know that, 2passport sied foto ona white or blue background,valid passport(atleast six month), 1000BHT , and prrof of return ticket.Please let me know if I am missing out on anything.
2) For the proof regarding ability to stay in thailand, I read that we need to have 10,000 BHT.Now that I will be visiting my parents whi work there and already have a work permit..lemme know what should I Do.Do i still need the amount as a proof??
Please help me.I am travelling tomorrow itself :( I know I am pretty late..bt still help me :(
Aug 2, 2012 12:25 AM
11. No such thing as VOA in Thailand. Visa requirements are dependant upon nationality which you have not disclosed. You may get free 30 days visa exempt status if arriving by air or 15 days by land but again this depends on your nationality. You don't need photographs and your passport no longer needs to be valid for at least 6 months, only for the length of your stay. You may need to show proof of onward travel or documentation for your next destination but this does not have to be a return air ticket.
2. I have never heard of anyone having to prove finances, a valid credit card would suffice.
Other than that you seem to have it covered.
Aug 2, 2012 12:35 AM
2Thanks a lot..
apologies for no information on nationality..I will be travelling from India to bangkok..an am an Indian.
I says it on the make my trip site which says
"Funds 20,000 Baht per Applicant or 40,000 Baht per family is essential." and also in one of the thread i read
people saying you require "Proof of ability to stay in Thailand: 10,000 Baht per person (or 20,000 Baht per family) This can be in any major currency as long as it is equivalent to the Thai currency above. I have shown them US dollars, Singapore Dollars, Japanese Yen and Chinese Renmenbi in the past and they were fine with it. They will not take this money. They just want to make sure you have enough money. They do not acknowledge Credit or Debit cards. In Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) airport there are ATMs before the immigration where you can withdraw cash."
So just wanted clarification...
what if i tell them that my parents live here and I am here to visit them.My father already has a work permit.Do I need any document to support that?
Thanks in Advance
Aug 2, 2012 1:54 AM
They get 15 days for 1000 baht and must show an outbound flight within 15 days, proof of 10,000 baht funds (or equivalent) and one photograph.
Just withdraw 10,000 baht at one of the ATMs prior to immigration. I wouldn't even mention that your parents have a work permit, they might suspect you also intend to work.
(Note: their list of countries is out of date. Hungary, Poland, Russia, Solvakia and Slovenia now qualify for visa exemption). This is more up to date http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Thailand
Aug 2, 2012 1:57 AM
4FCIGirl...correction to your post re VOA. Indian nationals (plus a number of others) can get VOA and require the following items:
The following is a list of countries whose nationals may apply for a visa at immigration checkpoints for the purpose of tourism for the period of not exceeding 15 days.
1. BHUTAN Kingdom of Bhutan
2. CHINA People's Republic of China and Taiwan
3. CYPRUS Republic of Cyprus
4. ESTONIA Republic of Estonia
5. INDIA Republic of India
To Apply Visa On Arrival Passenger Must:
- Have the purpose to traveling in the Kingdom for not over than 15 days
- Have genuine and valid passport or document used in lieu of passport
- Present the proper ticket that indicate the time to stay and leave the Kingdom within 15 days
- Not be prohibited by the Immigration Act B.E.2522 (section 12, 14 and 16)
- Carry money not less than 10,000 baht (Approx. 335 AUD) for one person and not less than 20,000 baht (Approx. 650 AUD) for one family
Things to prepare:
- One recent passport size photographs (4 x 6 cm.)
- Passport which validity not less than 6 months
- Ticket to stay and leave the Kingdom within 15 days
- A proof of accomodation in the Kingdom
- Money 10,000 baht (Approx. 335 AUD) for one person and not less than 20,000 baht (Approx. 670 AUD) for one family
- Filled in application form
- Application fee 1,000 baht (Thai money only)
Aug 2, 2012 2:03 AM
Aug 2, 2012 2:04 AM
6Visa on Arrival
A letter of support from your parents would help if you were to get questioned on arrival. The other important thing to note is the full paid ticket.
Aug 2, 2012 2:13 AM
Aug 2, 2012 3:38 AM
8When we applied for our VOA (Indians, too), the document the officer checked most thoroughly was the return ticket.
Only 1 photo (4 cm X 6 cm) is required. But our photo was 3.5 X 2.5 but wasn't any problem.
If your final destination is Bangkok- which means you'll clear immigration at BKK- you can find photo-booths there. But I don't know whether they were operational or not
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