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Thailand Visa Requirements for Tourists

by David | December 12th, 2010

Thailand’s popularity as a tourist destination has grown over the past decade, and tourism now makes up about 7% of the economy according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

There’s a lot to do in Thailand: enjoying delicious spicy curries, lounging on one of the country’s many pristine beaches, scuba diving, exploring ancient temples and much more.

Travel requirements to visit Thailand are fairly straightforward. You aren’t required to get any vaccinations to get into the country, but check with your doctor to see what he or she recommends. Of course, it should go without saying that you need a passport. Check the expiration date, as yours needs to be valid for at least 6 months after you enter the country.

What about visas? American citizens can get a visa stamp valid for 30 days when flying in to Thailand. If you enter by land, you’ll get a Thai visa stamp good for 15 days.

If you plan to remain in Thailand for more than that, you can also apply for a Thai visa valid for up to 60 days before you leave the US. Here’s what you will need to apply:

  • Your US passport
  • A completed Thailand visa application
  • 2 passport photos
  • A copy of your itinerary or round-trip ticket
  • A copy of a bank statement showing a balance of $500 per person or $1000 per family.

Depending on what your itinerary is like, you may need other visas as well, For example, if you will be stopping in other countries on your way to or from Thailand, you may need a transit visa for that country.

RushMyTravelVisa can help you determine which travel documents you need, help you with the necessary paperwork, and expedite your application. We’ll research your itinerary, walk you step by step through the application process, and then deliver your Thailand visa application to the Department of State for the fastest possible processing.

Apply for your Thailand visa with us today!

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