Transit Visa

Transit Visa

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Transit Visa

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom for the following purposes:

  • to travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country (category "TS")
  •  to participate in sports activities (sportsmen, sportswomen, etc.)(category "S") *** 
    *** Those who are scheduled to stay in the Kingdom longer than one month , Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” can be issued to them
  •  the person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom (category "C")


  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • Recent two photographs (passport size 3.5 cm. x 4.5 cm.) with a white background, taken within the past six months
  • Evidence of travel from Thailand (confirmed air ticket paid in full)
  • Original bank statement of the applicant or a print out with official stamp of the bank showing a balance of at least 1,000 USD per person or 2,000 USD per family in equivalent during the past six months. (Please note that foreigners entering Thailand might be requested at the port of entry to prove their adequate finances during the stay in Thailand, i.e. cash, traveler cheque)
  • Agents are eligible to apply on behalf of some travelers (Burundi, Comoros, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda). The identity card or passport and its copy as well as letter of consent from the travelers to act on their behalf are required to present. Consular officers reserve the rights to request for an interview.
  • The nationalities of Uganda and Seychelles living in their home countries are advised to apply Tourist and Transit visa at Royal Thai Honorary Consulate in Kampala and Victoria respectively.
  • Visa of a third country in a passport or travel document (Category “TS”)
  • Letter of invitation stating the application's participation in sports activities in the Kingdom (Category “TS”)
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary
  • Hotel booking if staying for a night.
  • Copy of biodata page of passport.

VALIDITY OF A VISA : 3 months.

Travellers coming to Thailand with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom for a period not exceeding 30 days. 

Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120 , Tel 02 287-3101-10 or at The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Nationals of certain countries are required to apply for a visa only at the Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country or at the designated Thai Embassy. Therefore, travellers are advised to contact the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate-General to find out where they may apply for a visa to Thailand before departure.