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The River Kwai in Thailand is famous for its place in History. To visit here however is a unique experience and may require a Visa, depending on where you are coming from. To ensure that you can make the most of your visit, are not delayed or disappointed then this page details some Visa information and useful links.....

River Kwai Tourist Information
Embassy and Links

Please visit the UK or your country Thai Embassy for in depth information with respect to entering Thailand and what you must need do if you are taken ill or are subject to criminal activity. Please check these links from the UK, which is very comprehensive.

Visa Details and Application

The following is general information pertaining to Touris Visas. We would recommend reading your local embassy websites to gain up to date knowledge of the rules and regulations.

Please be aware that tourists are not allowed to work or conduct business with a tourist visa. A tourist visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended 30 days at the nearest Immigration office. Please see the link at the end of this article for more updated information.

Who needs a Visa? Most western countries does not need a Tourist visa.

  • Applying for a Visa. You will need the following if you need a Visa.
    Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months
  • Visa application form completely filled out
  • One recent( 4 x 6 cm.) photograph of the applicant
  • Air ticket paid in full
  • Financial means (20,000 Baht per person and 40,000 Baht per family)
  • Consular officers reserve the rights to request for additional documents as deemed necessary

This Visa will be valid for 3 months, but not exceeding 60 continuous days of stay.

Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their status of Visa must file an application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120 , Tel (662) 287-3101-10.The extension of stay as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

Residents of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Sudan, Algeria, Libya, Yemen, Egypt and Palestinian States are need to file their applications at the Thai Embassy/Consulate-General where they have their permanent residence.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS :-
No inoculations or vaccinations are required unless applicants have been to an infected area. At present, Thailand requires a YELLOW FEVER CERTIFICATE from persons who have been to or have come from the following countries as from February 1991:-
ANGOLA, BENIN, BOLIVIA, BRAZIL BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, CHAD, COLOMBIA,
CONGO, Rep. of CONGO, Democratic of COTE D' IVOIRE, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, ECUADOR, ETHIOPIA ,FRENCH GUIANA, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA, GUINEA-BISSAU, GUYANA, KENYA, LIBERIA, MALI, MAURITANIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, PANAMA, RWANDA, SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE SENEGAL SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SUDAN, SURINAM,E TANZANIA, UNITED Rep. of TOGO, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO, UGANDA VENEZUELA

LIST OF COUNTRIES FOR ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS :-
BANGLADESH, CAMBODIA, INDIA, LAOS, MYANMAR, NEPAL, NIGERIA,
PAKISTAN, SRI LANKA, VIETNAM, MIDDLE EAST COUNTRIES,
SOCIALIST COUNTRIES

LIST OF COUNTRIES EXEMPTED FROM VISA FEES (Based on Existing Agreements) :- PHILIPPINES, Republic of (Maximum stay of 59 days) , KOREA, Republic of , MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE , TUNISIA

LIST OF COUNTRIES NOT REQUIRING VISA :-
Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa in accordance with the Inter-Governmental Agreements for a maximum stay of 30 and 90 days for purposed of Tourism and Temporary Business only :-

30 Days: LAOS, RUSSIA,VIETNAM, HONG KONG, SARMACAU, SAR
90 Days: ARGENTINA, BRAZIL,CHILE, KOREA, Republic of, PERU

Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa in accordance with Ministry of Interior's regulation for a maximum stay of 30 days for purpose of Tourism only:- AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GREECE (Helenic Republic), HONG KONG, INDONESIA, ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, JAPAN, KOREA, Rep. of, KUWAIT, LUXEMBOURG, MALAYSIA, NETHERLANDS, NEW ZEALAND, NORWAY, OMAN, PERU, PHILIPPINES, PORTUGAL, QATAR, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, SPAIN, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, TURKEY, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, VIETNAM

LIST OF NATIONALITIES ARE PERMITTED TO OBTAIN TOURIST VISA ON THEIR ARRIVAL AT THE IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINTS IN THAILAND AND ONCE THEY WERE GRANTED WITH TOURIST VISA THEY WILL BE ADMITTED INTO THE KINGDOM AND CAN STAY FOR 15 DAYS :-
BHUTAN, CHINA, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC and TAIWAN, CZECH REPUBLIC,
CYPRUS, ESTONIA, HUNGARY, Rep. of INDIA, KAZAKHSTAN, Rep. of
LATVIA, LIECHTENSTEIN, LITHUANIA, MALDIVES, MAURITIUS, OMAN,
RUSSIA, SAUDI ARABIA, SLOVAKIA, SLOVENIA, POLAND, Rep. of UKRAINE .

IMMIGRATION CHECKPOINTS IN THAILAND
  • Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok
  • Bangkok Don Maung International Airport, Bangkok
  • Chiang Mai International Airport, Chiangmai
  • Phuket International Airport, Phuket
  • Hat Yai International Airport, Songkla
  • U-tapao Airport, Rayong
  • Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Chieng Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Chieng Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiengrai
  • Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
  • Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint, Songkla
  • Sumui Airport, Surat Thani
  • Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
  • Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
  • Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
  • Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
  • Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
  • Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
  • Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
  • Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
  • Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
  • Songkhla Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
  • Chiang Rai Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Chiang Rai
  • Surat Thani Airport, Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani

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