Tourist Visa / Visa on Arrival

Tourist Visa / Visa on Arrival

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Tourist Visa
(Consular officers reserve the rights to interview each applicant before granting the visa or request additional documents as deemed necessary.)


  • For tourism purposes (category "TR")
  • To seek a medical treatment in Thailand within 60 days (category "MT")
    Note : Those who are scheduled to seek medical treatment in Thailand longer than 60 days, please apply for Non-Immigrant Visa category “O” for the stay not exceeding 90 days.
  • For Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (category “MICE”) supported by Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) only upon instruction from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand

VALIDITY 3 months for single entry / 6 months for multiple entries (starting from the day that visa is issued)

 Not exceeding 60 days for single entry / Not exceeding 60 days for each stay for multiple entries (starting from the day that you arrive in Thailand)


For All Categories:

  • Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months 
  • A copy of passport biodata page
  • Visa application form completely filled out (click)
  • Two photographs (passport size 3.5x4.5 cm) with a white background taken within the past six months
  • Proof of employment
      - official letter from the employer or
      - in case of business owner, please submit copy/copies of the Business Registration Services, Certificate of Incorporation, Certificate of Registration, or equivalent (The Embassy reserves the right to request it to be certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the issuing country) or 
      - copy of student ID card (if applicable)
  • Duly paid round-trip flight booking confirmation 
  • Original bank statement of the applicant printed out with official stamp of the bank
      - The bank statement must be up-to-date showing a balance of at least 1,000 USD per person or 2,000 USD per family in equivalent during the past three months (for tourist visa single entry) or six months (for tourist visa multiple entry).
       - In case of using the bank statement of immediate family member, proof of kinship such as marriage certificate or birth certificate must also be attached.

Only for Category "TR":

  • Duly paid hotel booking confirmation or proof of accommodation in Thailand such as invitation letter from family or friend in Thailand with copies of passport or Thai national ID and work/stay permit (in case of non-Thai national)  

Only for Category "MT": 

  • Letter from the hospital in Thailand
  • Document proving relationship between the patient and attendants as immediate family (if applicable)
  • Proof of accommodation in Thailand such as hotel booking or invitation letter from family or friend in Thailand
      - in case of staying in the hospital, the letter from the hospital must mention that accommodation is provided in the hospital.

For Minor Child:

  • A birth certificate (original and a copy /or a notarised copy)
  • A letter of consent from a parent who will not be traveling or from both of the parents if both are not traveling (original and a copy /or a notarised copy)


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 Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel 0-2141-9889 (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.

Visa on Arrival (VoA)

Ethiopian passport holders can apply for the Visa on Arrival (VoA) at the airports in Thailand to stay in Thailand up to 15 days for the purpose of tourism. (Click to see list of eligible countries for VoA)

Requirements for VoA
(1) VoA application form (click)
(2) Photo (4cm x 6cm) of the applicant pasted on the application form
(3) Confirmed return travel ticket, which is dated within the next 15 days
(4) Proof of accommodation in Thailand
Proof of sufficient financial means for the duration of stay (At least 10,000 Thai Baht per individual or 20,000 Thai Baht per one family)

(6) Fee of 2,000 Thai Baht to be paid in cash and only in the Baht currency