Requirements

  • IAWG Millennium Hilton Hotel, 123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, 10600, Thailand, +66 2 442 2000

MISP Certification

All participants are required to complete the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) Distance Learning Module before the IAWG meeting. Please note that this module has been recently revised to align with the 2018 Inter-Agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings.

The MISP for SRH is a coordinated set of priority activities to be implemented at the onset of every emergency, and the module aims to increase humanitarian and development actors’ knowledge of the priority reproductive health services.

The revised module takes approximately 5 to 7 hours to complete. Scoring 80% or higher on the post-test will enable you to become certified in the MISP for SRH.


Passports & Visa

Non-Immigrant Visa

most participants

For most participants a non-immigrant visa is recommended. Some consulates issue Non-immigrant B type, while other consulates issue non-immigrant O type. Consult your Thai consulate/Embassy on this matter.

According to the website of Thai Consulate in New York, non-immigrant B will be issued to travelers “participating in an organizational/institutional meeting, training, workshop, etc.” The required documents include:

  1. Original and Copy of passport
  2. Copy of permanent residency card or visa of the country you are applying for Thai visa. For example, if you are not the US citizen but you are applying for the Thai visa at the Thai consulate in New York, please provide the copy of residency card in the US.
  3. Official letter from a company indicating the purpose of a business trip, the name of business party in Thailand, financial responsibility (if applicable) for the applicant’s business trip.
  4. Official letter from a company/organization/institution in Thailand, indicating the purpose of visit, mission, financial responsibility (if application) and address in Thailand
  5. Since UNFPA is not private sector, UNFPA could not provide company registration document, or the name list of shareholders. UNFPA is a UN agency.
  6. Confirmed air tickets and accommodation in Thailand
  7. In case of self-sponsored travel, applicant’s bank statement is required.
  8. Visa fee

Below is a list of selected nationalities with the recommended embassy to apply for a Thai visa. It is strongly recommended that you check with your respective Thai Embassy before applying to ensure the most updated information.

Where to apply for a Thai visa

NationalityApply at
Pakistan, AfghanistanThai Embassy in Islamabad
Mongolia, China, DPRKThai Embassy in Beijing
Saudi Arabia, Syria, LebanonThai Embassy in Riyadh
IsraelThai Embassy in Tel Aviv
KuwaitThai Embassy in Kuwait
QatarThai Embassy in Doha
IranThai Embassy in Tehran
Jordan, Iraq, PalestineThai Embassy in Amman
Oman, YemenThai Embassy in Muscat
BahrainThai Embassy in Manama
UAEThai Embassy in Abu Dhabi
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, TajikistanThai Embassy in Astana
South Africa, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Angola, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, MalawiThai Embassy in Pretoria
Egypt, Djibouti, Sudan, Etiopia, EritreaThai Embassy in Cairo
Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Gambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Cape Verde, Liberia, NígerThai Embassy in Dakar
Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Seychelles, Comoros, Somalia, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Democratic Republic of the CongoThai Embassy in Nairobi
NigeriaThai Embassy in Abuja

Non-Immigrant Visa Requiring Prior Authorization

(participants from Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Libya, Syria, and Yemen)

It should be noted that for certain nationalities – namely, Afghanistan, Iraq, DPRK (North Korea), Libya, Syria, and Yemen – participants must apply for prior authorization to apply for a visa from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Prior authorization is an internal process within the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs in which Thai officials communicate to their regional embassies that a traveler can apply for a visa; there are no forms or additional paperwork associated with prior authorization. Meeting participants holding these nationalities are then required to apply for a Thai visa at the locations below:

NationalityApply at
AfghanistanThai Embassy in Islamabad
IraqThai Embassy in Amman
DPRKThai Embassy in Beijing
LibyaThai Embassy in Rome
SyriaThai Embassy in Riyadh
YemenThai Embassy in Muscat

If meeting participants of the above nationalities are working in other countries, they must provide copies of their residency cards or permits of the country they are residing to explain why they do not want to apply for their visa at the specific Thai Embassy listed above. For example, an applicant who holds a Nepali passport and wishes to apply for Thai visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in Hague must present a residency or permit in the Netherlands to justify the request. A thorough written justification must be provided if you cannot apply at the embassy listed above for any other reason (i.e. security concerns), approved at the discretion of the Thai MFA.

IAWG will partner with UNFPA and UNDP in Bangkok to process prior authorization on behalf of meeting participants for a 97 USD to processing fee. Please note that this fee is in addition to any visa application fees.


Health Information

COVID-19

We are closely monitoring the impacts of COVID-19. We will share more information as the date approaches. In the meantime, individuals should monitor updates from WHO and their local and national governments for updates.

We recommend that, as you make travel plans, you check frequently any official health advisories and/or travel restrictions that may affect you. Health information regarding Thailand can be found on the CDC and WHO websites.

Vaccinations

Thailand does not require health vaccinations upon entry. It is recommended that you visit the CDC’s Health Information for Travel in Thailand for further guidance and information about health-related considerations before you travel.

Immunizations

You may be asked to produce history of immunizations for smallpox, cholera, and yellow fever if you’re coming from a known infected area.

CDC Suggestions

The CDC offers a list of suggested vaccinations and medical travel supplies. For additional information about safety and security in Thailand, please consult the Government of Australia’s country profile for travelers.