Thailand eVisa Requirements for Bulgarian Nationals

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In 2018, Thailand implemented a new electronic visa waiver system for Bulgarian passport holders traveling to Thailand for a short stay to expedite entry to the country.

Bulgarian citizens planning a short trip to Thailand will require an online electronic visa, also known as a Thailand eVisa, to gain authorization to enter Thailand.

To successfully apply for a Thailand eVisa you should follow the Thailand eVisa requirements for Bulgarian citizens.

Application Steps for a Thailand eVisa as a Bulgarian Citizen

To receive a Thailand eVisa for Bulgaria you are required to fill in an online application form. It is quick and easy to complete and, once it is approved, you are able to use it when you arrive in Thailand to put you in the dedicated fast-lane arrival.

Bulgarians must follow 3 simple steps when applying for the Thai electronic visa:

  • Complete the Thailand eVisa application form with basic personal data, travel details, and passport information
  • Double-check that all the information provided is accurate, true, and correct
  • Pay the Thailand online visa processing fee with a debit or credit card

Once all these steps are completed, citizens of Bulgaria must wait to receive any relevant notification and the approved eVisa via email.

Important: As a Bulgarian citizen, you should fill in the application form for a Thailand eVisa and submit it for approval prior to traveling to Thailand.

Requirements for a Thailand eVisa for Bulgarian Citizens

Bulgarian passport holders require the following documents and information when applying for Thailand eVisa:

  • A valid Bulgarian passport. You must check it is valid for a minimum of 30 days from when you arrive in Thailand
  • A digital image of the Bulgarian passport cover and the passport’s biographical page.
  • A credit or debit card to pay the Thailand eVisa processing fee.
  • An email address. This is because the approved Thailand eVisa will be sent to this address as an attachment. Once you have received it you are required to print out the eVisa and carry it with you on your trip.
  • Proof of onward travel such as a digital copy of air flight bookings and/or accommodation details.

It is also advised that you carefully check your form before submitting it in order to avoid possible mistakes and, therefore, delays in processing your Thailand eVisa. Once it is submitted you cannot edit your answers.

If you want to remain in Thailand for longer than 15 days, you must visit the Thai consulate in Sofia to find out about other types of visas and their respective entry conditions.

Visa rules for Bulgarian children visiting Thailand

Children of Bulgaria visiting Thailand also require individual eVisas, regardless of whether they are listed on a parent or guardian’s passport or they have their own passport.

Minors can be assisted by their parents or legal guardians to complete the application form.

If you are a Bulgarian passport holder planning to visit Thailand you should check the visa requirements for Bulgarian citizens before beginning your application.

Thailand eVisa processing time as a Bulgarian citizen

Bulgarians applying for a Thailand eVisa can expect to receive the visa approval within 3 business days.

Although rare, this procedure can take longer during busy periods, so passengers must ensure to apply with sufficient time before their trip.

Thailand eVisa for Bulgarian Nationals: Main Features

The Thailand eVisa for Bulgarian citizens authorizes holders to do the following:

  • Enter Thailand once (single-entry visa)
  • Stay in the country for up to 15 consecutive days
  • Travel for tourism, business, transit, academic reasons, employment, medical procedures, sports, and several other purposes

Following approval of the eVisa, you have 30 days to enter the country before the eVisa is no longer valid.

This type of electronic visa to access Thailand cannot be extended.

Bulgarian citizens granted a Thailand eVisa will receive an electronic online visa that authorizes entry to Thailand via the dedicated fast lane for the Thailand eVisa holders.

The visa policy for Thailand outlines the regulations for all types of visa policies available for foreign nationals traveling to Thailand.

Travel to Thailand from Bulgaria

The approved Thailand eVisa will be emailed to the address on your application. Travelers of Bulgaria are required to print out a copy of the Thailand eVisa to bring on to Thailand. It will be required by border officials on arrival at which point it will be stamped and form your approved Thailand visa.

You will also be required to show the passport used to apply for your Thailand eVisa. Bulgarians holding dual nationality should check they travel with the correct passport.

Allowed ports of entry to Thailand as a Bulgarian visitor

Those Bulgarians in possession of a Thailand eVisa can only enter Thailand by air, meaning this travel permit is not valid for land or sea entries.

The eVisa to Thailand for Bulgarian nationals authorizes entry at the following international airports:

  • Bangkok Don Mueang (DMK)
  • Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK)
  • Phuket International (HKT)
  • Chiang Mai International (CNX)

Entry to the country can only be granted if Bulgarians present the same passport used during the application process.

If that document is lost, stolen or damaged after the application and before entering Thailand, visitors are required to re-apply to successfully link it to the approved Thailand eVisa.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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Covid Update for Thailand

Last update: 10/01/2022

Travelers cannot enter if they have been in one of the following countries n the last 14 days: Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. The following exceptions may enter Thailand: Thai nationals and their immediate families; residents of Thailand; students; visa-exempt passengers; holders of a visa issued by Thailand, APEC Business Travel Card holders arriving from the country or region that issued said card (they must be nationals of the following countries: Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Vietnam); passengers transiting through Bangkok (BKK), passengers traveling to Phuket. All passengers entering or transiting through Thailand must prove they are free of coronavirus by presenting a negative PCR test result in English from at most 72 hours before departure (those in transit can alternatively present a vaccination certificate), as well as insurance with a minimum coverage of USD 50,000. Transit passengers who will not disembark the aircraft are exempt. Arrivals from some countries also need to show a vaccine certificate. All passengers must have a Thailand Pass QR code obtained online. Arrivals from most countries must quarantine for 10 days (7 for fully vaccinated travelers).

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