How to Get a Transit Visa for Thailand

Thailand Transit Visa

Thailand Transit Visa

Are you traveling through Thailand en route to somewhere else?  You might need to get a Transit Visa for Thailand.

Go to my Thailand visa page for information on the different types of visas for Thailand.

I’ll break everything down for you below about how to go about getting the Transit Visa for Thailand.

Visa required for U.S. citizens before you go to Thailand: No.

  • If you are a U.S. citizen tourist staying for fewer than 30 days, you do not require a visa.
  • Your passport must be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Thailand.
  • If you enter Thailand by air without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 30 days per visit.
  • If you enter Thailand by land without a visa, you are allowed to stay in Thailand for 15 days per visit. If you want to stay for longer than 30 days, you will need a Thailand visa.

Visa required for non-U.S. citizens before you go to Thailand:  Check the links at this page here to see if you need a visa for Thailand. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Thailand also keeps a good record of who needs a visa for Thailand

1
Find your closest consulate
2
Gather documentation
  • Go to the website of the consulate or embassy you found in Step 1 as the required documents can vary from place to place.
  • The best and most organized list of required documents is at the Royal Thai Consulate General in Los Angeles, CA.
3
Visa fee
  • Double check your visa fee at the Embassy or Consulate Website you found in Step 1.
  • If you are applying in the United States, the Embassy of Thailand in Washington D.C. lists the visa fees here, and the Los Angeles Consulate lists the visa fees here.
4
Submit materials

Submit your required materials from Step 2 and visa fee from Step 3 to the Embassy or Consulate General you found in Step 1.

5
Receive your visa

Congratulations! You will receive your Thailand visa.

  • Processing time is normally 3 business days.
6
Vaccination information

Don’t get sick!  Check vaccination requirements here.

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