Thailand, one of the most popular tourist destination for Indians, is now fully reopened and has removed almost every Covid-19-related travel restriction, including the requirement of a ‘Thailand Pass’ and ‘Medical Insurance’ upon international arrival.
Additionally, Thailand offers Visa On Arrival to Indian travellers, which increases demand for Thailand among Indians at a time when travellers are suffering the most from visa delays and lengthy processing times for the majority of nations.
Apart from Visa On Arrival, Thailand now offers a new E-Visa On Arrival (E-VOA), which ensures a very simple and quick arrival process in Thailand – something that every traveller desires after a long flight.
Applications for the Thailand E-VOA can be submitted online, through travel agents, or at any VFS Global Visa Application Centre.
We received a lot of questions about Thailand’s new E-VOA, so we decided to cover everything you need to know about Thailand’s E-VOA, including eligibility, how to apply, documents needed, visa fees, and more.
Thailand’s E-Visa on Arrival (E-VOA) is a combination of 2 types of very popular visas, namely the e-Visa and the Visa On Arrival (VOA).
An e-Visa is an electronic visa you can apply for that allows you to enter a country for tourism purposes. While the Visa On Arrival (VOA) is an entry permit granted when arriving at the port/borders of the country you plan to visit.
Thailand currently provides the E-VOA facility to a total of 18 nations, including India. The complete list of all 18 nations whose citizens qualify for E-VOA is as follows;
To apply for E-VOA for Thailand you must upload the following documents during the online application process.
Tip: Please keep in mind a dummy ticket cannot be submitted, you must have a valid and paid return ticket to apply for Thailand E-VOA.
You can also be asked to submit extra paperwork while applying for E-VOA, such as a birth certificate for minors. You should upload these documents online.
If you need to submit additional paperwork, you need to do it at least 3 days prior to arrival for a regular visa and at least within 24 hours of arrival for an express visa.
You must submit an application through VFS Global to start your Thailand E-VOA. After clicking the link, you must create an account and fill out the following information on your Thailand visa on arrival form:
In 3 simple steps, your Thailand E-VOA application is ready!
You must print out a copy of your completed online application for a Thailand visa on arrival and hand it in in Thai at the immigration area (along with your other supporting documents).
Your passport will be stamped once officials have approved your E-VOA, and you can then enter Thailand.
After submitting your information and the other required documents, you must pay the application fee. The E-VOA fees for a Visitor Visa are as follows (non-refundable online processing fee inclusive of all charges):
Express-Visa Service: You can also apply for an express service, to get your E-VOA decision within 24 hours.
After you pay the E-VOA fee, you will receive an email confirming your payment.
Fees can only be paid with a MasterCard, Visa, or Union Pay credit/debit card, as well as WeChat or Alipay.
It is not required that the card is in your name. Check to see if your card is a “3D Secure Card” and capable of international transactions.
The E-VOA fee will only be paid in Thai currency (THB). If you do not have a THB account, an equivalent amount in your home currency will be deducted from your account.
You must go to Visa on Arrival in the immigration zone and wait in the dedicated E-VOA lane upon arrival. Then, you must show immigration officials your valid passport and pre-approved E-VOA. You will be allowed to enter Thailand once the authorities have reviewed your required documents.
Documents to Carry
At the airport, the airport authorities will check if you are eligible to enter the country. Be aware of the documents that you must carry and avoid any hassle:
Tip: When you arrive, you will need to clear both – Thailand Immigration and Customs processes. Your airline should distribute Immigration and Customs forms for you to fill out before your arrival.
Thailand’s E-VOA typically takes between 24 and 72 hours to process. If your application has been delayed for more than five business days you can contact VFS Global. If you chose to express visa service, your Thailand E-VOA will be processed within 24 hours.
If you have not received your Thailand Visa on time and facing delays, you can always track the status of your Thailand Visa Application from this link.
All you need to do is enter your;
And click on the submit button; Once you submit the above-mentioned details the VFS Global will show the current status of your Thailand Visa application.
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