E-Visa FAQs

E-Visa FAQs

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E-Visa: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

1. WHO can apply for e-Vissa with the Royal Thai Embassy, The Hague?
  • Residents of the Netherlands (currently residing in the Netherlands) may apply for e-Visas with the Thai Embassy in The Hague. Proof of residency may be required. [e-Visa: https://thaievisa.go.th]
  • Those currently residing outside the Netherlands regardless of their nationalities should contact the Royal Thai Embassy in their respective countries/areas. 
  • Nationals of the Netherlands who are currently in Thailand or residing outside of the Netherlands cannot apply for e-Visa with the Embassy. They must first return to the Netherlands before applying.
  • Those who are already in Thailand and wish to extend their stay beyond the permitted period (granted by immigration officer upon their arrival in Thailand), please contact local Immigration Office in Thailand.
2. WHAT TYPES of e-Visa are available?
  • All types of e-visa:
    • Tourist visa; Special Tourist Visa; Transit visa; Non-Immigrant visas; Diplomatic and Official visas 
    • EXCEPT the Privilege Entry Visa for Thailand Elite members.
  • Both single and multiple entries are available, subject to prescribed conditions.
  • The e-Visa system will help you decide an appropriate type of visa to apply for.
  • More information on e-Visa categories and required documents
3. Is it possible to visit the Embassy in The Hague or at the Consulate in Amsterdam to apply for a visa instead of doing it online?
  • Unfortunately, NO. Every applicants must apply for a visa through this e-Visa system: https://thaievisa.go.th
  • EXCEPT the Privilege Entry Visa for Thailand Elite members.
4. Do I need to visit the Embassy at all for my visa OR send my passport to the Embassy?
  • NO and NO, except those who are invited for an interview.
  • Once approved, your e-Visa will be sent to the email you provided in your application.
  • IMPORTANT
    • Please make sure to provide correct email address.
    • You should print out your e-visa and keep it with you while travelling.
5. How do I pay the application processing fee (visa fee)?
  • Applicants are required to pay the application processing fee (visa fee) online through the e-Visa System. Successful payment is required to complete the application process.
  • The system accepts payment by debit or credit (VISA & Master Card) cards.
  • If the payment is successful, the application status will show "processing", and the applicants will be able to download a payment receipt.
  • If the payment is unsuccessful, there will be a notification stating that the "payment has failed or been cancelled". Please make payment using a different card.
  • IMPORTANT 
    • Once payment has been made, the application processing fee CANNOT be refuned if the application is cancelled or rejected.
  • Current application processing fee (visa fee)
6. HOW LONG is the processing time? & WHEN should I apply for an e-Visa?
  • It is expected to take 5 - 7 working days after a complete application is received.
  • You are recommended to apply for an e-Visa at least 1 month before your intended travel date BUT no longer than 1 and a half to 2 months becuase most visas have 60 - 90 days' validity.
  • Applications by certain nationals can take up to 3 months to complete the process. 
7. HOW do I apply for an e-Visa?
  • Go to https://thaievisa.go.th
  • Create an account
    • Verification link will be sent via email.
    • Your account can be used to apply for an e-Visa for yourself and your family members (up to 10 persons at a time)
    • Your account can also be used for future visa applications. 
  • Apply for a new visa
    • Check your eligibility & choose visa category
    • Upload biodata pagge of passport and a photo taken within the last 6 months (JPG / JPEG format, size not exceeding 3 MB)
    • enter personal information and travel information
    • Upload supporting documents
      • One of the required documents you have to submit when applying for any type of visa is "Declaration Form". 
    • Pay application processing fee (visa fee) online
  • Check the status of your application
    • You can track the status of your application in the e-Visa system by logging into your account.
    • You can also withdraw your application but the fee, once paid, will NOT be refunded.
8. VERY IMPORTANT NOTE from the Embassy

**VERY IMPORTANT** 

The Embassy urges all applicants to thoroughly read through the e-Visa System user's manual or watch the user's manual video clips prior to starting the application process and to exercise caution in completing their applications to avoid any possible mistakes, which could lead to cancellation or rejection of the applications. Application processing fee (visa fee) CANNOT be refunded in either case.

See: Common Mistakes

**VERY IMPORTANT**