Thailand eVisa Requirements for Chinese Citizens

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If you are a Chinese national planning a trip to Thailand, you are required to have a visa to gain authorization to enter the country.

The Government of the Kingdom of Thailand implemented electronic online visas for Chinese travelers arriving in Thailand to expedite entry to the country.

To successfully apply for your Thailand eVisa, you must follow the visa requirements for Chinese nationals.

Thanks to this new electronic visa system, it has never been easier, or quicker, to apply for an eVisa to the Kingdom of Thailand.

What Is the Thailand eVisa for Chinese Citizens?

The visa policy for Thailand outlines the rules and regulations regarding visas for travel to Thailand as a Chinese citizen.

Currently, nationals from around 20 countries must apply for a Thailand eVisa before traveling to the country. China is one of those countries.

The single-entry Thailand eVisa permits the holder to enter Thailand for a stay of up to 15 consecutive days.

Once it is approved, the Chinese visa holder has 30 days to enter Thailand before the eVisa expires.

Chinese passport holders can use the Thailand online visa for several purposes such as business, holidays, medical treatments, sports reasons, transit, and/or education and employment.

Successful applicants from China will receive an online visa that authorizes them entry to Thailand via the dedicated fast lane for the Thailand eVisa.

How Do I Apply for a Thailand eVisa as a Chinese National?

The eVisa online process makes applying for a visa to enter Thailand more straightforward.

First, you simply need to fill in the form with information such as:

  • Full name
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Passport number
  • Passport expiry date
  • Passport issuance date

Second, Chinese applicants must double-check that the information provided is correct and accurate.

Third, travelers need to pay the Thailand eVisa processing fee. This can be done with a credit or debit card with sufficient funds and authorized for international, online transactions.

If you are a Chinese citizen and plan to travel to Thailand for longer than a short stay of 15 days, you are advised to contact a Thai diplomatic mission such as the consulates in Chengdu, Hong Kong, Kunming, Nanning, Qingdao, Shanghai, or Xiamen or the embassy in Beijing.

Thailand eVisa Requirements for Chinese Citizens

If you are a Chinese passport holder traveling to Thailand, it is advised that you read the travel conditions for China citizens before beginning your application.

If you make a mistake on the Thailand eVisa application form, it cannot be edited once you have submitted it. For that reason, it is advised that applicants check every detail carefully prior to submission to avoid delays with processing.

Documents required to obtain the Thai eVisa as Chinese national

The following personal documents and information are required when applying for Thailand eVisa as a Chinese passport holder:

  • A valid up-to-date Chinese passport. Please check it is valid for at least 1 month from your arrival date in Thailand
  • A digital image of the cover and the biographical page of the applicant’s passport
  • A credit or debit card with which to pay the Thailand eVisa processing fee
  • An email address. Updates to your application and the final Thailand eVisa itself will be sent to this address.
  • Airline tickets for your arrival and departure. This can be an image or copy to show proof of onward travel.

In addition to these key pieces of information, Chinese applicants may also be required to provide extra information regarding their trip to Thailand, including proof of accommodation.

Additional questions involve passport details such as your passport number, issue date and expiry date, and contact information.

When will I receive my Thailand eVisa as a Chinese national?

After submitting your application form, your Thailand eVisa is processed within 1-3 business days.

It is recommended that Chinese travelers apply for the Thai eVisa at least 5 days before traveling to the country.

Once approved, the Thailand eVisa will be sent to the email you registered your application with as an attachment. It will also be linked electronically to your Chinese passport.

Travel to Thailand from China

Applicants from China must print out a copy of their Thailand eVisa and bring it with them to present to border officials on arrival in Thailand. This will be stamped and form your approved Thailand visa.

Upon arrival in Thailand, you will be required to present that same passport used to apply for the eVisa.

Chinese travelers with dual nationality should ensure they bring the correct passport with them.

Allowed Thai ports of entry for Chinese passengers

The Thailand eVisa allows Chinese citizens to enter the country via air only. It can only be used at the following airports:

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

If you lose your Chinese passport or it’s stolen before your trip to Thailand, you must reapply for a new eVisa with your new passport details.

Application Steps

Complete online application
Confirm Payment
Receive approved Visa
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Last update: 24/11/2022

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