Non-Immigrant (Long visit, Study, Work)

Validity of the visa

The validity of a visa is 90 Days.

Period of Stay

The holders of this type of visa are initially granted a period of stay in the Kingdom not exceeding 90 days unless otherwise instructed by the Office of Immigration Bureau.

Visa fee(s) and Processing time

SINGLE ENTRY:          700 NOK
MULTIPLE ENTRY:    1700 NOK (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED EXCEPT FOR O-A )

Processing time: 5 WORKING DAY after the applicant submit their passport at the Embassy.

Advice

Visa applicants are suggested to submit application at least 15 working days prior to the intended travelling date to Thailand.

Non-Immigrant O

Visiting friends and family

Family of a Thai national (Immediate family includes spouse and children)

Ordinary passport holder wishing to stay with a family who is a Thai national in the following circumstances can apply for the Non-Immigrant type O Visa.
  • ● Spouse of a Thai national
  • ● Children of a Thai national (age must be under 20 years old unless they are unable to support themselves due to mental or physical condition)
  • ● Legally adopted child of a Thai national (age must be under 20 years old unless they are unable to support themselves due to a mental or physical condition)
  • ● Parent of a Thai national Applicant has no age restriction in case that the child is under 20 years old. Applicant has no age restriction in case that the child is under 20 years old.

Required Documents

  • 1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2. Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3. Financial evidence (e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party).
  • 4. Proof of relationship to a family in Thailand.
  •     ● Spouse of a Thai national:
  •    Marriage certificate
  •    A copy of a ID card of a Thai spouse
  •     ● Children of a Thai national / Legally adopted child of a Thai national:
  •    Birth Certificate / Certificate of adoption
  •    A copy of a ID card of a Thai parent
  •     ● Parent of a Thai national:
  •    Birth Certificate / Certificate of adoption
  •    A copy of a ID card of a Thai children
  • 5. Details of accommodation in Thailand
  • 6. Travel Booking confirmation
  • 7. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

Voluntary work with NGO/Charity/Association (Without salary)

Required Document

  • 1. Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2. Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3. Letter confirming voluntary work signed by authorized person together with a copy of ID card or passport of the sign.
  • 4. Registration of NGO/Charity/Association.
  • 5. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

Visiting or staying with applicant’s family resided in Thailand (more than 60 days)

Required Document

  • 1.Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2.Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3.Financial evidence, e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party).
  • 4.Personal details of a family in Thailand, e.g. ID card, Passport and the visa page or stay permit in Thailand.
  • 5.Proof of relationship to a family in Thailand, e.g. A copy of marriage certificate / birth certificate / certificate of adoption.
  • 6.Proof of accommodation in Thailand, e.g. Accommodation bookings, invitation letters from family/friends in Thailand.
  • 7.Travel booking confirmation
  • 8. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

Thai National Who have abandoned its Thai citizenship

Required Document

  • 1.Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2.Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3.Proof of having Thai citizenship.
  • 4.Travel booking confirmation.
  • 5. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

To be a contestant or a witness for the judicial process

Required Document

  • 1.Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2.Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3.Documents showing the participation in the judicial process.
  • 4.Financial evidence, e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party).
  • 5.Travel booking confirmation
  • 6. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

Medical treatment (longer than 60 days)

Required Document

  • 1.Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2.Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3.Letter of appointment from hospital/medical center.
  • 4.Copy of hospital/medical center registration certificate.
  • 5.Financial evidence, e.g. bank statements, proof of earnings, proof of sponsorship from a third party). 6. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD

Diplomat’s housekeeper

Required Document

  • 1.Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months.
  • 2.Photograph of the applicant, taken within the past six months.
  • 3.Note verbal requesting for the visa or letter confirming the employment details
  • 4.Registration of NGO/Charity/Association
  • 5. Health Insurance Policy Certificate covering all expenditures of medical treatments including COVID-19 worth at least 100,000 USD
 
For the purpose of conducting business and conference (Type “B”) [not including employment]

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visa in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant, white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card  or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket  (showing flights into and out of Thailand)
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant’s name and balance at least 3 months.
  8. An original letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in Thailand stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.
  9. A letter from the employer in Norway stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.
  10. A copy of the host’s Thai Business Registration and Thai Business License which is issued by the Department of Commercial Registration (will be requested on a case-by-case basis so it is a better idea to have it prepared)

For the purpose of employment (Type “B”) – Single-Entry only    ;    no multiple entry visas

For information on the procedure for working in Thailand see “Standard Process for Foreigners Who Wish to Work in Thailand.”

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant, white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket  (showing flights into and out of Thailand)
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant’s name and balance at least 3 months.
  8. An original letter of invitation on company letterhead from the business host in Thailand.
  9. A copy of the host’s Thai Business Registration and Thai Business License which is issued by the Department of Commercial Registration (will be requested on a case-by-case basis so it is a better idea to have it prepared)
  10. Employment contract indicating the rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualification.
  11. A copy of work permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in case the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom).
  12. The approval letter from the Ministry Labour and Social Welfare
  13. The applicant may not be required to submit this document with his/her visa application but the employer should begin processing the request to avoid any delays in processing the Work Permit. The Visa Officer may ask for this document depending on the type of employment(The employer of the applicant should first apply for and receive the approval letter for the applicant’s employment through Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, Mit-Maitree Rd. Dindaeng, BKK 10400 Tel. (662) 617-6578 Fax. (662) 617-6576 in case of outside Bangkok the employer apply through the District Office /or the Provincial Office. Once the approval letter has been granted, the applicant attach this approval with his/her visa application)
  14. Health and Accident Insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand of the applicant, with coverage for Outpatient Treatment of no less than 40,000 baht and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 400,000 baht (Can be from both Thai or Foreign Insurance Company).

Visa fees

  • 700 NOK for a single-entry
  • 1,700 NOK for a multiple-entry (TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED)

REMARK: All employment-based Non-Immigrant Visas with or without a valid Work Permit including teaching will be issued single-entry visas.

For the purpose of studying (Type “ED”)   Single-Entry only

Along with the same documentation required for the Tourist visa in the tab above please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant , white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 1 copy of Norwegian student card (if applicable)
  7. A confirm letter from Norwegian school/university.
  8. An original letter of acceptance from the concerned accredited school, university or institution in Thailand.
  9. A copy of the school’s registration in Thailand. Please note that if the applicant is not attending a school or university as a full-time student (for example attending a dive school, Muay Thai training camp, Thai language school, massage school, etc.), we will not issue the Non-Immigrant visa unless the applicant provides a letter of approval from the Thai Ministry of Education.
  10. Health and Accident Insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand of the applicant, with coverage for Outpatient Treatment of no less than 40,000 baht and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 400,000 baht (Can be from both Thai or Foreign Insurance Company).

Visa fees

  • 700 NOK for a single-entry

For the purpose of visiting family, as a spouse of a Thai national. Or for the purpose of visiting Thailand as a former Thai national. Or volunteering with an NGO in Thailand (Type “O”):

Along with the same documentation required for the Tourist visa in the tab above please include:

To visit as a spouse of a Thai nationality, Fiance and Fiancee are not included in this category.

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant, white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card  or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. 1 copy of a valid and effective marriage certificate must be certified true copy in thai by the owner.
  8. 1 copy of Thai passport /or Thai I.D. of the spouse must be certified true copy in thai by the owner.
  9. 1 letter from the spouse verifying that the applicant and the spouse are still married and the purpose to visit Thailand (may be requested by the Embassy).
  10. Health and Accident Insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand of the applicant, with coverage for Outpatient Treatment of no less than 40,000 baht and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 400,000 baht.(Can be from both Thai or Foreign Insurance Company)

Visa fees

  • 700 NOK for a single-entry

 

To visit as an immediate family member of a Thai nationality.

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant,  white color background, taken within 6 months
  4. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. Documents proving such relationship with the visa application e.g., Birth Certificate and Thai Passport/ Thai I.D. of the parents who are Thai.
  8. One copy of Thai passport and or Thai ID of the family member whom are to be visited in Thailand
  9. Health and Accident Insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand of the applicant, with coverage for Outpatient Treatment of no less than 40,000 baht and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 400,000 baht.(Can be from both Thai or Foreign Insurance Company)

To visit as a volunteer for an NGO (non-government organization) – single entry only.

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant, white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket  – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. 1 copy of bank statement, it must show applicant’s name and balance at least 3 months.
  8. Signed letter on the organization’s letterhead stating duration of stay, duties, etc. along with a copy of the ID card/Passport of the person who signs the document.
  9. One copy of organization’s registration.

 

For other purposes of retirement 100% and over  50 years old 

Single entry for 90 days. 

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Photograph of the applicant, white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  5. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 1 copy of hotel bookings of your entire stay in Thailand.
  7. Evidence of pension payment 3 month last salary from NAV  or insurance company or Staten pengekasse (NOT selvangovelse or skatteoppgjør) of not less than 65,000 Baht (20,000 NOK)/month net
    OR
    Bank statement showing a balance in the amount of not less than 800,000 Baht, together with a confirmation of retirement 3 month last salary from Nav.
  8. Health and Accident Insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand of the applicant, with coverage for Outpatient Treatment of no less than 40,000 baht and Inpatient Treatment of no less than 400,000 baht (Can be from both Thai or Foreign Insurance Company).

NOTE: If the applicant’s spouse will be accompanying him or her, a copy of the applicant’s valid marriage certificate must be presented as supporting documentation.

Visa fees (cash only)    700 NOK for a single-entry for 90 days.

For the purpose of retirement 100%  (Type “O-A”) for 1 year

Multiple entries Must apply personally at the Embassy

Qualifications of an applicant

  1. A foreign national whose age is 50 years or above. (on the date of submitting the application)
  2. Not being prohibited from entering the Kingdom under the Immigration Act. B.E. 2522 .
  3. Having the nationality of or the residence in Norway.
  4. Having no criminal record against the security of Thailand and Norway.
  5. Not having prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535).

(Leprosy, Tuberculosis [T.B], Elephantiasis, Drug addiction, Alcoholism, 3rd step of syphilis).

Required documents (One original set and 1 copy)

Along with the documentation required for the type of visa, please include:

  1. 2  visa application forms |Download||
  2. Your original Passport.
  3. 2 copies of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants. Passport must be valid for at least 18 months.
  4. 2  document of Additional Application Form. ||Download||
  5. 2  copies of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  6. 2  copies of:– applicant’s bank statement showing a balance in the amount of not less than 800,000 Baht (current Thai exchange rate is available from the Bank of Thailand website).– or an income certificate with a monthly salary, after tax, of not less than 65,000 Baht/ 20,000 NOK, for example from NAV  or insurance company or Staten pengekasse (NOT selvangovelse or skatteoppgjør)– or a combination of a deposit account plus a monthly income totaling not less than 800,000 Baht a year.
  7. 2  document of police verification stating the applicant have no criminal record issued by the Norwegian Police (in English). The verification must not be more than three months old.
  8. 2  document of the completed medical certificate form, it must be the Royal Thai Embassy’s form ONLY ||Download|| issued from Norway, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation
  9. The visa fee for Non-Immigrant O-A Long-Stay (Retirement) visa is 1,700 Kroner (cash only)
  10. Pursuant to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Thailand, dated 2 April B.E. 2562 (2019),
    approving in principle for the stipulation of health insurance as an additional requirement for Non-Immigrant ‘O-A’ (Long Stay) visa application, the Royal Thai Embassy  has introduced the following requirements for the said visa application:Effective from 31 October 2019 , the applicant must be medically insured for the entire period of stay in Thailand with the following coverage:

    – Outpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than 40,000 THB, and

    – Inpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than  400,000 THB

    The applicants must submit the following:

    11.1. Health insurance policy document issued by a Thai or foreign insurance company, stating that the applicant is medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:

    (a) In case of a foreign insurance company, the applicant must submit the original insurance policy document with 2 copies;

    (b) In case of a Thai insurance company, the applicant must submit 2 copies of the insurance policy document or, if available, the original insurance policy document with 2 copies. A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here: http://longstay.tgia.org

    11.2. Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand, which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company. The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form

If the applicant’s spouse will be accompanying him or her, a copy of the applicant’s valid marriage certificate must be presented as supporting documentation.

NOTE: If the applicant’s spouse is not qualified for the retirement visa (e.g. not age 50+), the spouse will be considered for the Non-Immigrant Visa Type “O” or Temporary Residents.

Visa fees (cash only)     

  • 1,700 NOK for multiple entries for 1 year.

For the purpose of research (Type “RS”)

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Two (2) photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm , white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  7. An official approval letter from the National Research Council of Thailand (for more information please see www.nrct-foreignresearcher.org)

For the purpose of religious activities (Type “R”) 

No multiple-entry visas

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Two (2) photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm , white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  7. An approval letter from the Religious Affairs Department of the Ministry of Education.

For the purpose of working as a film-producer, journalist or reporter (Type “M”)

Single entry visa only

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas in the tab above, please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Two (2) photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm , white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. 1 copy of airline ticket – showing flights into and out of Thailand.
  7. An official note from the Ministry of Foreign Affair certifying the purpose of travel is required. Please see information at Guidanceforforeignpress.pdf To visit for the purpose of film-production,
  8. An official note from the FILM BOARD certifying the purpose of travel.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand launched the online media accreditation website or MFA Media Online Service (MMOS) on August 16, 2010. The MMOS is a system developed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to streamline and expedite the online accreditation service for members of the foreign media intending to work or reside in Thailand as well as those wishing to renew their media accreditation, to extend their visa, work permit, and press card. All members of the foreign media applying for media accreditation to work or reside in Thailand as well as those who wish to renew their visa, work permit, and press card must submit their application through the MMOS web site. The “Guidance for Foreign Journalists Who Wish to Work in Thailand” is available at mmos.mfa.go.th

For the purpose of official duties (Type “F”) e.g., military exercises or government assignments

Along with the same documentation required for Tourist Visas  please include:

  1. Your original Passport. The Passport must have validity not less than 6 months and have at least TWO available pages for visa.
  2. A copy of the Passport page with photo and details of applicants.
  3. Two (2) photos (3.5 x 4.5 cm , white color background, taken within 6 months)
  4. 1 application form [  Download ] (completed and signed by the applicant)
  5. 1 copy of residence card or other evidence to prove that the applicant is legally residing in Norway (only for non-Norwegian and  passport holders)
  6. An original official letter on official letterhead certifying the purpose of travel from concerned institutes in Thailand.
  7. A signed letter on official letterhead stating purpose of trip to Thailand and/or a copy of military orders (e.g. Cobra Gold Exercises)

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