The Thailand eVisa on arrival is an electronic travel authorization, introduced in 2018, which allows eligible citizens to pre-register for a short stay in Thailand for tourism purposes.
The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand implemented eVisa Thailand in order to accelerate border control operations for travelers.
The new online process simplifies the procedure to enter Thailand by permitting travelers to apply directly online for a visa and use the dedicated fast lane for the Thailand eVisa on arrival to gain expedited entry to the country.
The online eVisa for Thailand grants a single entry stay of up to 15 days in Thailand and is valid for a total of 30 days from the date of approval.
Eligible citizens can apply through the simple Thailand eVisa application form, which only takes minutes to complete. Applicants are required to fill in basic personal, passport, and travel information and pay the Thai visa online fee to receive the approved Thai eVisa via email.
The Thailand eVisa is available for those arriving by air and can be used for entry at selected International airports in Thailand.
The government of the Kingdom of Thailand is currently waiving the additional 2,000 Baht payment required when entering Thailand with an eVisa, until the 31st of October 2019.
To visit Thailand for longer periods of time, foreign citizens are required to contact their nearest Thailand Embassy or Consulate.