There are some Thailand visitor visas which must be obtained at an Embassy or Consulate. Travelers must physically go there to complete the application process.
The eTA Thailand will be available for Chinese, French, British and Emirati nationals by the end of 2018. In 2019, the Thai Government will begin to incorporate more countries into the Thailand online visa scheme.
While applying online, some basic information will be needed such as:
The Thailand online visa will allow British, French and Emirati nationals to visit Thailand for a period of up to 60 days. This may be extended to some more days if necessary and it can be done in Thailand itself. However, visiting Thailand for a maximum period of up to 30 days does not require a tourist visa as these nationalities are included in the visa exemption program.
Chinese citizens may apply for an eVisa that will allow a total of 30 days’ stay in Thailand and also enables visa application prior to traveling. Currently, Chinese citizens can only enter Thailand when requesting a visa on arrival which only permits a 15-days stay.
The transit visas are meant for the travelers who will do a transit through Thailand to go to another destination or to go back to their country.
However, travelers transiting through Don Mueang International Airport for less than 12 hours do not need a visa (However they will need a visa if they are traveling with Thai AirAsia or Thai AirAsia, all will depend about the airline through which the person is travelling).
All the citizens of Pakistan will need a visa to transit through Thailand.
To be able to benefit from this visa, you need to have a minimum stay of 3 years in Thailand. As requirement, there are also a minimum salary you will need to have, which will also depend on your marital status.
There are different types of Non-Immigrant Visitor Visas which can be obtained from the embassy of consulate which are for purposes other than tourism. This particular visa will be for :
On your arrival, it is also possible to get a Thailand visitor visa on arrival, if you are from the list of eligible countries.
The 21 eligible countries for a visa on arrival are:
Andorra, Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan
Please note that the VOA visa will allow visitors to stay in the country for up to 15 days. VOA visas cannot be extended.
To be apply to for a VOA visa the following requirements apply:
The travelers who hold an APEC Business Travel Cards (ABTC) containing “THA” on the back of the card can enter visa-free for business reasons for up to 90 days.
These cards are issued to nationals of 18 countries including China, japan, Russia, South Korea, Singapore, and the Philippines.