For participants who are extending their stay before or after the meeting for tourism purposes, there are several nationalities who may be able to obtain a visa exemption or visa on arrival. To check the nationality of passport holders who could obtain visa exemption and visa on arrival, please visit this link.
**Please note that we advise all meeting participants to obtain a non-immigrant visa, but ultimately the type of visa you apply for is at your own discretion.
Applicants must have a confirmed return ticket to show that they are flying out of Thailand within 30 days of entry, as appropriate. Open tickets do not qualify.
You may be asked to show your flight ticket upon entering Thailand. If you do not possess a flight ticket to show you will be exiting Thailand within 30 days of entry, you will be most likely refused entry.
It will also be necessary to prove that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person during your stay in Thailand.
Visa On Arrival
Foreign visitors to Thailand traveling with passports issued by the following countries may apply for Visa on Arrival: Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
These visitors will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a maximum of 15 days. Extension of stay is not permitted. The visitors are required to submit:
- Proof if confirmed onward tickets showing 15 days or less
- One passport-size photograph (2” x 2”) full-face view, taken within six months
- Visa fee of 1,000 Baht to be paid at the immigration checkpoints. Foreign currencies are not accepted.
Travelers can apply for their visa on arrival online at this link.