Thai Consulate Houston

Tourist Visa


Purpose of Visit:


This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for tourism purposes. 

Note: From 1 March to 31 August 2017, nationals of Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan will be exempted from visa fee when applying for Tourist Visa (single entry), or will pay a fee of 1,000 Baht (decreased from 2,000 Baht) when applying for Visa on Arrival at the designated immigration checkpoints.

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 round trip flight confirmation/reservation or ticket in and out of Thailand.
  • Copy of recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance (minimum balance $ 700 per person and $1500 per family).
  • Fee: $40 payable in cash or money order.


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 60 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


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