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An eVisa on Arrival is required. We can assist in processing this document.

Travel Document Type

eVisa on Arrival

Government Fee

THB 2000 (approx. USD 63.00) to Pay on Arrival

Byevisa Processing Fee

USD 45.00

Processing Time

2 business days

All About the Thailand eVisa

Planning a trip to the Land of Smiles? Lucky you! Thailand possesses a unique charm along with stunning natural landscapes and thousands of temples.

The most important part of planning a successful trip is making sure all of your travel documents are in order. Thanks to the online Thailand eVisa on Arrival program, first established in 2019, gaining entry to the country is faster and easier than ever.

Byevisa provides an eVisa for Thailand that lets you skip long lines at the airport, putting you on the fast track for receiving your physical eVisa on Arrival (VoA) stamp at the port of entry.

Learn all about this travel document, discover if you are from an eligible country, and apply with Byevisa’s simple online form. We will send your eVisa directly to your email inbox.

That way, you’ll be free to devote your time to learning the full name of the Thai capital, which translates to *take a deep breath* City of Angels, Great City of Immortals, Magnificent City of the Nine Gems, Seat of the King, City of Royal Palaces, Home of Gods Incarnate, Erected by Visvakarman at Indra’s Behest. (No wonder they call it Bangkok for short!)

Visa Requirements and Eligibility

Not everyone is able to apply for a visa online. The service is only available for citizens of eligible countries who meet the requirements.

Before you apply, check to make sure that you qualify for an eVisa below.


If you have a valid passport from one of the following countries, you are eligible for an Electronic Visa on Arrival to Thailand:


Papua New Guinea
Saudi Arabia


In addition to possessing a passport from an eligible country, you must comply with the following VoA requirements when you arrive in Thailand:

  • Passport valid for more than 30 days from date of entry and containing at least 1 blank page.
  • Confirmed return ticket within 15 days.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for your stay.
    • THB 10,000 (approximately 320.00 USD) per person or THB 20,000 (approx. 640.00 USD) per family.
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if you have travelled to or through countries that have been declared a Yellow Fever Infected Area.
    • Check the World Health Organisation (WHO) website.
  • Payment of THB 2000 (approximately 63.00 USD) upon arrival at the Thai border. This is a requirement of the Thai government and cannot be paid ahead of time.
    • This payment must be made in Thai currency only (cash).
  • Please note that you must enter the country at one of the following designated airports that accept the eVisa on Arrival:
    • Suvarnabhumi International.
    • Don Mueang Airport.
    • Chiang Mai International.
    • Phuket International.
    • Hatyai International.
    • U Tapao Airport.
    • Samui Airport.
    • Sukhothai International. 
    • Chiangrai Airport.
    • Surat Thani Airport.

*Pro travel tip: It is recommended that international travellers always use a passport that is valid for at least 6 months. Some airlines might not let you fly otherwise.

Visa Exempt Countries

Nationals of many countries do not need a visa to enter Thailand as a tourist for visits lasting less than 30 days.

These visa-exempt countries include the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and most of Europe, among others. To check if this applies to you, consult our eligibility tool here.

It is recommended that travellers entering the country without a visa do so using a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the date of entry. You may also be asked to show proof of a return or onward ticket.

Thailand Visa Application Process

After an extended flight, the last thing you want to do is stand in a long and winding line at the airport to fill out paperwork. After all, the Temple of the Dawn isn’t going to visit itself!

To get out and exploring faster (or make a beeline to the spectacular beaches), you can apply to get your eVisa ahead of time with Byevisa.

How does the Electronic Visa on Arrival process work? Here are the steps to follow:

Before You Travel

  1. Fill out Byevisa’s simple online form. (See more details below in our ‘Forms and Documents’ section.)
  2. Choose how fast you want to receive your eVisa on Arrival. If you’re in a hurry, you can obtain it in 2 business days with our Highly Rapid service.
  3. Make your payment using a credit/debit card or PayPal.
  4. Check your email for confirmation that your application has been received.

Byevisa will send your eVisa on Arrival document directly to your email inbox. You are now ready to travel.

When You Travel

  1. Print out the eVisa on Arrival document and take it with you. (If you lose your printed copy, just print another one. You will have the document in your email inbox.)
  2. When you enter the country, skip the long line of people waiting to fill out the form.
  3. Present your printed document from Byevisa to the immigration officials, along with the required supporting documents. (See below for details in our ‘Forms and Document’s section.)

Your passport will be stamped with the physical Visa on Arrival. You can then enjoy up to 15 days as a tourist in Thailand.

Thailand eVisa Form and Documents

Byevisa has simplified the process by providing an online visa application form for Thailand. Filling out the form will only take a few minutes. There is usually no need to upload digital versions of any documents unless stated otherwise when you apply.

To make it even easier, we let you know exactly what to expect beforehand. As you will see below, you need to know your passport information as well as your travel and accommodation details before you apply

Travel information

  • Arrival
    • Arrival date.
    • Travelling from. (City, country.)
    • Vehicle type. (Airplane, train, car.)
    • Flight number.
    • Port of entry.
  • Departure
    • Departure date.
    • Vehicle type.
    • Flight number.
  • Local Address
    • Address of your accommodation. (Hotel, lodging with family or friend.)
    • State/Province.
    • City/Amphur.
    • District/Tambon.
    • Name and address of local person(s) of reference.

Personal Information

  • Passport number.
    • Place of Issue.
    • Date of Issue.
    • Date of Expiry.
  • Gender.
    • Surname/Family name.
    • Given name.
    • Middle name (optional).
    • Nationality.
    • Date of birth.
    • Occupation.
    • Permanent address.

Contact Information

  • Email address. (This is where you receive your eVisa.)

Processing Speed

  • You have 3 options to choose from.
    • Standard service: receive your eVisa in 6 business days for 45.00 USD.
    • Rapid service: receive your eVisa in 4 business days for 60.00 USD.
    • Highly Rapid service: receive your eVisa in 2 business days for 80.00 USD.

Payment Information

  • Valid debit or credit card.
    • Name on card.
    • Card number.
    • Expiration date.
    • 3-digit security code.
  • Paypal account.
    • Username.

Once you fill out the form and make the payment, your eVisa is sent to your email inbox according to the processing speed chosen. Print your Electronic Visa on Arrival before travelling.

There are some additional documents required for the Thailand visa. Make sure to have them prepared for when you arrive.

Supporting documents to present upon arrival

  • A printed copy of the Electronic Visa on Arrival you received via email from Byevisa.
    • 1 colour photo.
    • Thailand visa photo size is 4 x 6 cm.
    • White background, no shadows.
    • Full head and shoulders must appear.
    • You should be facing the camera and looking forward.
    • Neutral expression, mouth closed.
    • Eyes open and visible, not covered by hair, sunglasses, tinted glasses, glasses frames, glasses glare or reflection. No red eye.
    • No head covering, unless worn for religious or medical purposes.
  • Arrival Card. (Receive and fill out your card on the plane or at the port of entry.)
  • Confirmed return ticket leaving the country within the next 15 days.
  • Proof of sufficient funds for your stay.
    • THB 10,000 (approx. 320 USD) per person or THB 20,000 per family.
  • Verifiable local address. (Your accommodation details.)
  • Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if needed.
  • Payment of THB 2000 (approx. 63.00 USD) for the physical Visa on Arrival stamped in your passport.
    • This payment must be made in Thai currency only (cash).

Now you know all the ins and outs of how to get your Thailand visa.

Remember, it’s a 2-step process.

  • Step 1: Fill out the Byevisa form and receive your eVisa via email.
  • Step 2: Turn in the printed eVisa and other required documents when you enter the country.

Thailand Visa Status Check

After you complete the Byevisa form online and make your payment, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that the form has been submitted correctly.

Then it’s time to sit back and relax as Byevisa processes your application. You choose the processing speed when filling out the form, so you know when you can expect to receive it.

You can use this time to plan the more fun aspects of your trip, like travelling to Monkey Beach or scoping out the historic city of Ayutthaya.

However, if you wish, you can check the status of your visa application at any time. Here’s how:

  • Click on the correct button in the Byevisa menu, and enter your details and enquiry.
  • You can find out information including whether your application: (1) has been authorized, (2) remains pending, (3) remains valid, or (4) was rejected.

You can check the status of your eVisa at any time. In addition, remember that when your Electronic Visa on Arrival is ready, Byevisa will send it directly in your email inbox.

How Much is a Visa for Thailand?

The cost of your Thailand visa depends on how quickly you need it.

Byevisa offers 3 options:

  • Standard service: Receive your eVisa in 6 business days for a total of 45.00 USD.
  • Rapid service: Receive your eVisa in 4 business days for a total of 60.00 USD.
  • Highly Rapid service: Receive your eVisa in 2 business days for a total of 80.00 USD.

Remember, there is an additional Thailand visa fee on arrival in the country. It is not possible to pay this charge ahead of time.

When you enter the country, you will have to pay THB 2000 (approx. 63.00 USD) in cash for your passport to be stamped with the physical Visa on Arrival. This fee must be paid in the local currency, Thai baht.

More Thailand eVisa Questions and Information

Want to learn more about travelling to the so-called Land of the Free with an eVisa? It’s good to be prepared! Our FAQ section covers all the basic information you need.

The time it takes for you to receive your travel document depends on the processing speed you choose at the time of application. If you need it as soon as possible, select Byevisa’s Highly Rapid service and you’ll receive it via email in just 2 business days. Alternatively, choose our Standard service and obtain your document in 6 business days.
Among other things, the official website has a list of the eligible countries and documents visa applicants need to present. To make your life easier, Byevisa provides this information in an easy-to-read format all in one place, right here on this page.
The eVisa on Arrival is valid only on the day of entry. When you fill out Byevisa’s online form, you enter the date you plan to arrive. The eVisa will be valid on this day only. When you get to the country, your passport will be stamped with the physical VoA, which allows you to visit as a tourist for up to 15 days.
No, you can’t. The most economical option is to choose the Standard service for processing and obtain your eVisa for 45.00 USD.
As long as you provide true information, it is highly unlikely that your application will be denied. However, in the rare case that this happens, Byevisa will send you an email with instructions on how to proceed.
Choose the passport you will be travelling with and follow the same instructions as any person with that nationality. Make sure to travel with the same passport you used to fill out the eVisa form.
No, the Electronic Visa on Arrival is for Single Entry only. Also, you have to provide a confirmed ticket that shows you will be leaving the country within 15 days of arrival.
Yes, you must print the eVisa sent to your email and present it when you enter the country. Don’t worry if you lose the printed document, you can print it out again as many times as you need.
Only at Suvarnabhumi airport. On the second floor, at Immigration, there will be a long line for travellers who need to fill out the form to apply for the Visa on Arrival. By using Byevisa’s service beforehand, you won’t have to wait in that line. You can receive your eVisa online in as little as 2 business days.
It is not possible to renew your Electronic Visa on Arrival. It gives you permission to stay in the country for up to 15 days only and cannot be extended.
Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days after you arrive, and it’s recommended that your passport be valid for at least 6 months when travelling internationally. If your passport expires less than 30 days after you plan to enter the country, you need to apply for a new passport. You must use the new passport number to apply for your eVisa.
Here is an example of the travel document Byevisa will send to your email inbox. Remember to print a paper copy of your Electronic Visa and take it to the airport with you. Thailand eVisa on Arrival Example
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