Thai Consulate Houston

Non-Immigrant Visa


 

Documents Required:

 

  • Passport or travel document valid for no less than 6 months.
  • One visa application form completely filled out and signed. 
  • Two passport-size color photographs (2”x2”) taken within 6 months, with light color background and full-face view of the applicant without hat or dark glasses.
  • Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident Card or valid U.S. work visa with employment verification letter for non-U.S. citizens. If self-employed, copy of business license/registration.
  • Copy of recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance (minimum balance $ 700 per person and $1500 per family).
  • Fee: $80 payable  in cash or money order.

 

 

Purpose of Visit:


   This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes:


 
 F

   To perform official duties.  In addition to the requirements set forth above, applicants for an F visa must provide a letter of invitation on official letterhead stating the objective of the visit


   
B

 To work (single entry only) or to conduct business.  In addition to the requirements above, applicants for a B visa must provide the following:

       (1)  Foreigners who wish to conduct business in Thailand must provide the following documents:


          · Letter from applicant’s company indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment, salary and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand
          · Letter of invitation from trading or associated partners/ companies in Thailand

          . Corporate documents of associated partners/companies in Thailand

          . Letter of the Ministry of Labour and Welfare of Thailand indicating that the Ministry has received a work permit  application from the applicant’s company



        (2) Foreigners who wish to work as teachers in Thailand (single entry only) must provide the following documents:


            · Letter of acceptance from employing institute/school in Thailand
            · Evidence of educational qualification such as diplomas or teaching certification
            · School license or business registration, list of shareholders and school profile
            · Applicant’s resume
            · Police certificate verifying that applicant has no criminal record or equivalents or letter issued by authorized agencies in applicant’s country


Additional Information:


   · Applicant’s family members (i.e. spouse, parents and children who are unmarried and under 20 years old) are eligible to apply for a Non-immigrant Visa (category “O”) and will be allowed to stay for a period of 90 days but no longer than 1 year. The documents required are following:


            - Proof of relationship with applicant such as marriage certificate or birth certificate.
            - A copy of applicant’s passport and a copy of a valid Thai visa or valid work permit.


ED

To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour, to participate in projects or seminar, to attend a conference or training course, to study as a foreign Buddhist monk.  In addition to the requirements above, applicants for an ED visa must provide the following:


      
(1) Foreigners who wish to study in Thailand must provide the following documents: 


            · Letter of acceptance from the concerned schools/ universities or institutes 
            · School license or business registration

             

       (2) Foreigners who wish to participate in projects or seminar, to attend a conference or training course in Thailand must provide the following documents: 


            · Letter from applicant’s company indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment, salary and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand 
            · Letter of invitation or acceptance from the concerned companies/ organizations or institutes with business registration or business license


M

To work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter.  Applicants for an M visa must seek approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand 


R

To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai Ministries or Government Departments concerned.  Applicants for an R visa must seek approval from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand


RS

To conduct scientific research or training or teaching in research institute. Applicants for an RS visa must also provide a letter of invitation from the concerned research institutes with the institute business registration or business license 


O

Other activities as follows: To stay with the family, perform duties for a state enterprise or social welfare organizations (single entry only for volunteer work), to receive medical treatment, to be a sport coach as required by Thai Government, to be a contestant or witness for the judicial process.


     (1) In addition to the requirements set forth above, foreigners who wish to stay with family in Thailand must provide the following documents:


        · If you are a former Thai citizen, proof of Thai citizenship such as Thai passport, Thai identification card, Thai house register or Thai birth certificate
        · If you want to visit as a spouse or family member (son or daughter), proof of relationship such as a copy of marriage license or birth certificate with a proof that your spouse or family member is a Thai citizen


     (2) Foreigners who wish to perform duties for the state enterprise or social welfare organizations (single entry only for volunteer work), to receive medical treatment in Thailand, must provide the following documents in addition to the requirements set forth above:

        · Letter of invitation or acceptance from the concerned companies/ organizations or institutes with business registration or business license


     (3) Foreigners who wish to be a sport coach as required by Thai Government, to be a contestant or witness for the judicial process in Thailand must provide the following documents in addition to the requirements set forth above:


        · Letter of invitation or acceptance from the Thai Government or concern organizations.


Validity of a visa – Period of Stay - Extension of stay:


The validity of a single entry visa is 3 months . Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days per entry. Those who wish to stay longer or change their type of visa must file an application for permission at:


Office of Immigration Bureau

Government Center, Building B

No. 120, Moo 3, Chaengwatthana Road

Thungsonghong, Laksi District, Bangkok 10120

Tel: 0-2141-9889

Fax: 0-2143-8228

Website: http://www.immigration.go.th


The extension of stay as well as the change of type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer