Spend more time in Thailand as of October 2022!

Now you can stay an extra 15 days in Thailand, as of October 2022 to March 31, 2023 -- without a visa. Shorter stays are easier for many people. Read on to find out more.

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As of October 2022, in an effort to increase tourism to Thailand, the government has increased the length of stay from 30 days to 45 days for Visa Exempt individuals.

Individuals from Visa On Arrival countries also have their length of stay increased from 15 days to 30 days.

This is good news if you want to stay in Thailand for a couple more weeks. But what does "Visa Exemption" and "Visa on Arrival" mean? And does it apply to your passport?

If you want to stay in Thailand longer than 30 or 45 days, please contact us to for a visa consultation.

What is a Visa Exemption?

This is when you can just fly to Thailand with your passport and get a 30 day "stamp". It is not a visa, it means you are "exempt" from needing a visa. You are also eligible for a 30 day extension. If you are from one of these countries you are eligible.

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, The Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the UAE, UK, Ukraine, and USA.  

What is a Visa on Arrival?

Visa on Arrivals mean you have to get a visa at the airport when you arrive in Thailand. Generally you could only stay in Thailand for 15 days and you were not eligible for an extension.

If you are from one of these countries, you are eligible for the extra 15 days of stay.

Bhutan, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Malta, Mexico, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Uzbekistan, and Vanuatu.

What about other countries?

Passport holders of the following countries/ territories may enter Thailand without a visa: Cambodia (14 days), Myanmar (14 days), Hong Kong (30 days), Lao PDR. (30 days), Macau (30 days), Mongolia (30 days), Russia (30 days and VOA), Vietnam (30 days), Argentina (90 days), Brazil (90 days), Chile (90 days), Korea (ROK) (90 days), and Peru (90 days).

If you want to stay in Thailand longer than 30 or 45 days, please contact us to for a visa consultation.

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