Business Visa Application Requirements for a Thailand Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  3. Business Cover Letter

    You are required to provide a Business Cover Letter from your U.S.-based company. All letters must be printed on company letterhead that displays a U.S. mailing address. Use the included sample Business Cover Letter to complete your letter.In addition to the language provided in the sample, your Business Cover Letter must:Note: for multiple-entry visas, the letter must include entry and exit dates of at least two visits to Thailand. The duration of each stay must be 15 days or less.

  4. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  5. Proof of Health Insurance

    Applicants must provide proof of health insurance showing a minimum medical coverage of USD 100,000 and stating the coverage of COVID-19. This must also be presented on arrival.

  6. Health Declaration

    Travelers must provide a Health Certificate on arrival issued 72 hours prior to the travel date and stating that they are not infected with COVID-19.

  7. Letter of Invitation

    You must obtain a letter of invitation. The organization you will be visiting is responsible for providing the invitation. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be written on company letterhead
    • Include the full local address and phone number of the organization or person to be visited
    • Request the same validity of visa as in the Business Introduction Letter
    • Specify the number of entries you are requesting for your visa
    Note: for multiple-entry visas, the letter must include entry and exit dates of at least two visits to Thailand. The duration of each stay must be 15 days or less.

  8. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  9. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds. Your financial details must:

    • Include a copy of your most recent bank statement, showing a minimum balance of $700.00
    • Display your full name
    • A credit card statement cannot be accepted as proof of sufficient funds

  10. Stays over 15 Days

    If you are staying over 15 days, you must provide a letter of approval from the Ministry of Labor. To obtain this letter, the company in Thailand is required to submit Form WP3 at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labor (Tel. +66 2 245 2745), or at the Provincial Employment Office in his or her respective province. More information is available at Department of Employment or www.doe.go.th.

  11. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  12. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

  13. Previously Visited a Yellow Fever Risk Area

    Applicants who have visited a Yellow Fever risk area (parts of Central and South America and Africa) within the last three months must provide a copy of a valid yellow fever certificate.

    Applicants will also be required to present the Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.

Tourist Application Requirements for a Thailand Visa

  1. Passport

    You must provide your actual signed passport. Your passport must:

    • Be valid for the next six months
    • Have at least one blank visa page (amendments and endorsement pages cannot be used to fulfill this requirement)
    • Not be frayed, torn, separating, or altered in any other way

    If your passport does not meet these requirements, please contact CIBTvisas at 800-929-2428 for further details.

  2. Photographs

    You must provide two color, passport-type photographs that meets the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high-quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be two inches by two inches
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither eyeglasses nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and it may not display evidence of adhesive tape or staples

  3. Visa Application Form

    You must provide one fully completed copy of the visa application form found in this kit. The application form must:

    • Include answers for all fields
    • Display your full name as it appears in your passport
    • Be signed

  4. Hotel Confirmation

    You must provide a confirmation of your hotel accommodations. Your confirmation must:

    • Include your intended dates of stay
    • Display your full name

  5. Proof of Health Insurance

    Applicants must provide proof of health insurance showing a minimum medical coverage of USD 100,000 and stating the coverage of COVID-19. This must also be presented on arrival.

  6. Health Declaration

    Travelers must provide a Health Certificate on arrival issued 72 hours prior to the travel date and stating that they are not infected with COVID-19.

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    You must provide proof of travel arrangements for the duration of your trip. Details of your intended arrangements must:

    • Include a copy of an itinerary or e-ticket that displays your round trip travel and entry and exit dates for your destination
    • Show the traveler's full name (as printed in his or her passport)

  8. Proof of Sufficient Funds

    You must provide proof that you possess sufficient funds. Your financial details must:

    • Include a copy of your most recent bank statement that clearly displays your full name. Print screens of bank accounts that don’t show traveler’s name will be rejected.
    • Bank statements must be from the most recent month (six months for multiple-entry visa)
    • For single entry visas, you need to show a minimum balance of $700.00
    • For multi-entry visas, you need to show a minimum balance of $7000.00

  9. Additional Documents (If Under Age 20)

    Travelers under the age of 20 must also provide the following documents:

    • A notarized copy of your birth certificate
    • A notarized copy of the parents' marriage certificate. If sole custody, a notarized copy of a court order must be provided.
    • A notarized copy of each parents' or guardians' passport or state-issued ID
    • A notarized, original letter of consent for travel signed by the traveler's parents or legal guardian(s)

  10. CIBTvisas Order Form

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

  11. Multiple Entry Visa Applicants

    Multi-entry applications need to include one of the following:

    • Letter from employer on company letterhead (letter should state traveler is employed, going to Thailand as a tourist, and will be returning to work at company)
    • Proof of self-employment (such as a business license or registration which includes your name)
    • Proof of full-time student status

  12. Urgent Applications

    If you have an urgent visa application that carries a tight deadline, CIBTvisas can help you to save valuable time and avoid expensive delays. A CIBTvisas expert will review all of your documents to certify your application is accurate, complete and ready for submission. We will contact you personally to quickly handle any mistakes ensuring your application is submitted correctly. Visit https://cibtvisas.com/visa-pre-check-service to learn more about this service.

  13. Previously Visited a Yellow Fever Risk Area

    Applicants who have visited a Yellow Fever risk area (parts of Central and South America and Africa) within the last three months must provide a copy of a valid yellow fever certificate.

    Applicants will also be required to present the Yellow Fever certificate upon arrival.

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