Thailand Visa Guide

Thailand Visa Guide

Thailand Visa Guide


The entry point for most of the Europeans and Westerners to the paradise of Asia. Tonnes of direct and affordable flights to Southeast Asia are heading to Thailand. I’m one of the travellers who couldn’t resist the beauty of Thailand, being a Philippines’ passport holder, my entry to Thailand was easy and smooth, although it wasn’t as easy when I had to fly out.


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Most Europeans and the west part of the world should not have a hard time obtaining a visa to Thailand. In this Thailand visa guide article, you will find out if you are free of visa to enter the country, how long you are allowed to stay for, where you can apply for one (if you need a visa), how much should it cost you, and how to extend your Thai visa.


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Thailand Visa Guide



  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • South Korea
  • Peru


These nationals may stay in Thailand for up to 30 days: Hong Kong, Laos, Macau, Mongolia, Russia, and Vietnam.


Thailand Visa Guide


*Nationals of the listed countries above may extend their visa for another 30 days.





These nationals will be allowed to stay in Thailand for 15 days (major entry points – land or air). Holders of visa on arrivals cannot be extended. Visa on arrival fee is $29 USD.


Thailand Visa Guide



If you have a connection in Thailand, find out below if you need a transit visa:

Passengers transiting through Suvarnabhumi Airport for less than 12 hours do not require a visa, unless they are travelling on Angkor Air, Cebu Pacific, Eastar Jet, Golden Myanmar Airlines, Indigo, Jeju Air, Jet Asia Airways, Jetstar Asia Airways, Jetstar Pacific, Jin Air, Juneyao Airlines, Lao Central Airlines, Tigerair Mandala, Norwegian Air, Orient Thai Airlines, Regent Airways, Shandong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, South East Asian Airlines, SpiceJet, Spring Airlines, T’way Airlines, Thai Smile, Tigerair or VietJet Air.


See? It’s given that Thailand is a great destination PLUS visa here is easy to get! I hope article of Thailand visa guide has been useful for you. Feel free to drop a line if you have any questions.




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Mary Charie
She's the person behind this blog. Torn between her itchy feet and writing, Mary found herself soaking up in the world of travel blogging. She travels in her own terms and tries to build her own world whilst pushing herself into every corner of life, breaking limit beyond her capabilities.

Mary is now trying to turn her blog site into promoting responsible tourism. She is in the process in writing articles where her readers could learn about travelling responsibly.


  • Joyce Baloco 19/10/2017 at 2:31 am

    Dear Mary,

    Me and my brother are about to book a flight to Bangkok, Im worrying about my brother because he just resigned and there’s no COE to present and he doesn’t have any Bank Statement to present only cash, could they literally inspect the amount from our wallet? Im hoping they are really a tourist friendly country.

    • Mary Charie 19/10/2017 at 10:48 am

      Hi Joyce, Are you worried about entering Thailand? I don’t think they will ask for COE, but they have been quite strict lately. Not from my experience, but they do want to see cash on hand. I’ve entered Thailand 4 times in the past year by air but was never asked to show anything.

  • kiran 22/08/2017 at 8:11 am

    Dear Mary,
    I’m planning to bring my girlfriend from Philippines to uae but it’s not allowed direct. so some travel agent told me it’s ok to bring her but she need to go first Thailand stay 1day and come to uae.
    It’s ok she can come Thailand without visa and stat for 1day please give me reply to my email.
    Thank you

    • Mary Charie 22/08/2017 at 10:28 am

      Hi Kiran, thanks for your message! Your girlfriend needs to apply for a visa in the Philippines for UAE. She can, of course, fly from the Philippines directly to UAE as long as she has the right visa.

      Hope this helps!

  • Izzay 09/08/2017 at 1:52 am

    Hi! I am a Philippine passport holder and was planning of going on a trip to Indonesia, since it’s a 30days visa free do i need to secure a visa? Thanks for your response!

    • Mary Charie 09/08/2017 at 4:04 am

      Hi Izzay, no need to secure a visa before hand! x

  • Jerick 08/07/2017 at 4:25 am

    Hello, I’m planning a trip in Thailand. I have my PH passport now. Is that ok I travel without Visa in Thailand. Because it’s Free Visa Entry. Thanks you for response.

    • Mary Charie 09/07/2017 at 5:11 am

      Hi Jerick, thanks for dropping by! yes, no need to secure a visa to Thailand, just book your flight and show up 🙂

  • ceecee 25/06/2017 at 2:00 pm

    hi mary..i just want to ask if I can still avail visa free to enter in thailand as i already arrived there last march 2017 then went to cambodia then entered to bangkok again by land after a week..i am planning to enter again early next year (feb 2018)that makes it for 12months.hoping for your responce..thank u

    • Mary Charie 26/06/2017 at 6:12 am

      Hello Ceecee!

      Thanks for dropping by! I don’t see any reason why it should not be possbile. I’ve read about the amount of time you have to be out of Thailand or the limit of entering the country in the span of 6 months or 12 months. I’m not so sure about that. However, I personally entered Thailand 3 times in a span of a year. The two was only a month apart from each other, the third one is currently now. I used the same passport, therefore they can clearly see my Thai visa stamp.

      Hope this helps!

  • cheche 21/06/2017 at 3:27 pm

    Hi Mary,

    I am planning to go to Bangkok, Thailand coming from UAE on June 23, 2017 and fly back from BKK to UAE on June 26, 2017. I have Filipino passport and UAE visa but my passport will expire on November 2017. Will there be any issue about my passport? what are the requirments? Thank you

    • Mary Charie 22/06/2017 at 6:48 am

      Hello CheChe,

      Thanks for reading! I do believe that your passport should be valid for the next 6 months when you enter Thailand. I personally have never experienced this, therefore, I suggest you go get in touch with Thailand immigration department or even with your airline.

      Hope this helps!

  • Richmond Saloma 16/06/2017 at 10:28 pm

    Hi! I will be a first time traveler in Bangkok maybe this December. Can I go their without a visa? I only have a Ph passport and I will be staying there for a week only. Thanks and God bless!

    • Mary Charie 17/06/2017 at 8:54 am

      Hello Richmond,

      Thanks for dropping by! As stated in this article, yes, you can visit Thailand without a visa.

      Safe travels!

  • Rne 03/06/2017 at 10:19 am

    Hi Mary, I’m a Philippines passport holder. I’m on vacation here in Thailand for more than a month now and just had an extension for another 30days. My question is: Where is the best place to exit just for one day only to get additional extension? Thank you in advance!

    • Mary Charie 03/06/2017 at 11:38 am

      Hi Rne!

      Thanks for dropping by! I think either Laos or Cambodia is a good place to do a visa run. Myanmar is also an option 🙂

  • riva 29/05/2017 at 2:40 pm

    Hi Mary,i am planning to visit thailand before this year ends….is it possible to travel to UAE from Thailand???…pls let me know what documents i need so i could travel UAE frm Thailand….
    Thank you very much…


  • Lyka 24/05/2017 at 8:31 am

    Hello..could i travel thailand and im working here in azerbaijan with philippines passport…thank you my email add. Imlyka.spain@gmail .com

    • Mary Charie 24/05/2017 at 11:34 am

      Hi Lyka, yes you can travel to Thailand if you will stay not longer than 30 days.

  • Gem79 12/05/2017 at 1:00 pm

    Can I travel to Singapore/vietnam even if I’m a tourist in Thailand?

    #Filipino passport holder only


    • Mary Charie 14/05/2017 at 9:04 am

      Hello Gem! Yes you can enter and travel Singapore and Vietnam visa free 🙂

  • Evelyn 09/05/2017 at 10:56 am

    Hi mary! I have PH passport. What are the requirements i will be needing to enter thailand. Do i really dont need visa to go in and out of thailand? Im going to have vacation there with a friend but he will be from qatar and i will be coming from philippinea..
    Thank you in advance.

    • Mary Charie 09/05/2017 at 11:49 am

      Hello Evelyn,

      Thanks for reading! You don’t need a visa to enter, travel, and to get out of Thailand. However, in some cases, the immigration office of Thailand will ask for your flight out ticket and hotel reservation.

  • Norhata Kamin 28/04/2017 at 11:31 am

    I have the same question with REMPHEPS FERRER. Let me know also how could I travel Bangkok in the same situation. Thank you!

    • Mary Charie 29/04/2017 at 3:01 am

      Hello Norhata,

      Thanks for dropping by!

      Are you travelling for tourism or some other reasons?

      Let’s say it’s for tourism, as long as you have all the requirements that you need, you should be fine (return ticket, hotel bookings, tour bookings if you have any, employment cert, bank statement).

      Bangkok is tourism friendly. So no reason to worry about landing in Bangkok.

      I personally haven’t flown to Southeast Asia coming from the Philippines. I flew from somewhere else when I landed in Bangkok. But as long as you are honest with your answers and confident, you should be okay 🙂

      I hope this help you answer your questions 🙂

  • Rempheps Ferrer 11/02/2017 at 5:47 pm

    Hi Mary, I am planning to visit Bangkok any moment of this month. So, I might ask you some questions which really bothered me much, first. I have a PH Passport, but the first thing that really hesitates me to travel in bangkok is for the first time traveler like me to go out our country. Is it really possible that the immigration in our airports will get me pass in thru immigration? Secondly, what are those papers or documents that they are looking for when you get inside the immigration in our respective airports? And lastly, is it really that too easy for the first timer to get inside The bangkok. Without offloading? Thanks I hope you will acknowledging this messaged. 🙂

    • Mary Charie 23/02/2017 at 4:51 am

      Hi! I replied to your email 🙂


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