Multiple Entry Tourist Visa for Thailand
What is a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa?
A multiple-entry tourist visa allows foreign citizens unlimited entry into Thailand for six months. It is issued to people visiting the country for tourism, leisure, or medical reasons.
A multiple-entry visa allows the holder to stay in Thailand for up to 60 days per visit. One can visit the southern islands of Thailand, relax on the beach, and learn to dive for two months, or fly to Vietnam and enjoy the sights of Saigon for a week or two. And then return to the mountains of northern Thailand to experience wildlife sanctuaries, Lan Na culture, and cook north Thai food.
A multiple-entry visa allows people to enter by air, land, or sea. Many people arrive by plane and then leave by train or ship.
After approval, the visa is valid for six months. This indicates that individuals have six months from the date their visa is accepted to use it and make as many entries into Thailand as they’d like. It is simple to mix up the duration of a ticket with time spent in the nation. The length of the visa’s validity determines when you can use it or apply for it before a new one is required. The 60-day visa is the period of authorized stay. When you arrive, a stamp for 60 days is put in your passport, allowing a traveler to enter on the last day of their visa’s validity yet still have a full 60 days to stay in Thailand.
How to apply for a Multiple Entry Tourist Visa
When applying for a visa online, applicants must create an account and apply as an individual. Once the account is created, individuals will need the following documents:
- A current passport with no less than 6 months’ validity beyond the date of departure from Thailand and at least 2 blank pages. Applicants must complete online visa applications with their given name(s) and surname matching their passports.
- Printout of visa application form submitted online, with barcode
- Travel booking confirmation
- Proof of accommodation in Thailand, e.g. hotel booking, invitation letter from family or friend in Thailand
- Financial evidence showing a balance of 200,000 Thai Baht (approx. £5000, USD$5,5000, Aud$8000). This is to prove financial stability over a 6-month period. e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, sponsorship letter from employer
- Confirmation of legal residence in the country where the application is submitted (if applicants are not nationals of these countries) e.g. long stay visa, residence permit, BRP card
If you are doubtful of your eligibility for an online visa or do not have access to the online application process, you can schedule an appointment by getting in touch with the Thai Embassy in your area. It is important to get in touch with the embassy when you are prepared to apply because immigration regulations might change at any time and many embassies won’t accept walk-ins. They will confirm the fees and documentation needed.
Minimum documents needed:
- Passport with 6 months (after the intended date of departure from Thailand) validity and at least 2 empty pages.
- Visa application form completed and signed
- Proof of travel booking
- Proof of Accommodation
- Financial evidence – Bank statement or proof of earnings (equivalent to 200,000 Thai Baht)
- Letter of acceptance from institutes or companies organizing activities (if traveling for the purpose of scuba diving, martial arts, or culinary learning)
All documents in a foreign language must be translated into English or Thai and certified before they will be approved.
Multiple Entry Tourist Visa for Thailand Cost
The cost of a multiple-entry tourist visa can vary from country to country, but the estimated cost is between US$150 and US$250. It is important to note that many embassies only accept payments in USD. Please check the cost and currency with your local embassy or consulate when making your first inquiry.
If you apply online, the e-Visa system will confirm the payment due and process the payment through your secure payment gateway.
Extending your Tourist Visa
If you decide to stay longer than 60 days before visiting another place, it is possible to extend your stay in Thailand. Visitors with a multiple-entry tourist visa can extend their stay in the country by 30 days by visiting a local Thai immigration office. An extension of stay costs 1900 Thai Baht and must be paid in cash (Thai Baht) when applying for the extension.
Extending your stay will re-stamp your passport for 30 days from the date you arrive, so it’s best to do this towards the end of your 60-day stay. You must visit the office before your current length of stay expires.
Staying in the country beyond your departure date will result in “overstaying,” and you will be fined 500 baht per day past your official departure date. An overage will be noted on your passport and may affect future visa applications. This extension of stay is only possible in Germany.
Please note that Thai immigration offices are not open on weekends.