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Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of Vietnam

Do you need a visa for Thailand?

If you're a citizen of Vietnam planning a trip to Thailand, understanding the visa requirements is essential for a smooth entry into the country. This article will guide Vietnamese citizens through the process of obtaining a visa for Thailand and highlight how Siam Legal can assist from start to finish.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Vietnamese ordinary passport holders are eligible for a tourist visa exemption when visiting Thailand. This exemption is part of the visa waiver program that Thailand offers to citizens of certain countries, including Vietnam. Additionally, due to bilateral agreements between Thailand and Vietnam, those with diplomatic or official passports from Vietnam can visit Thailand without a visa for periods not exceeding 30 days.

Here's what Vietnamese nationals need to know:

  • The visa exemption allows Vietnamese nationals flying into Thailand to enter without a visa, on the condition they can show proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • For Vietnamese nationals entering Thailand via land or sea from neighboring countries, a 30-day stay is permitted under this exemption, subject to a limit of 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a hassle-free visit to Thailand, citizens of Vietnam must:

  • Have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon entry.
  • Show proof of departure within 30 days of arrival (this period can be extended for those seeking to stay longer, under certain conditions).
  • Provide evidence of accommodations and sufficient funds to cover the duration of the stay.

Thailand Visas for Extended Stays

Vietnamese citizens wishing to stay in Thailand beyond the 30-day exemption period are required to apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to their departure.

Additional Information:
Visas are issued by Royal Thai Embassies and Consulates; however, the final authority for entry into Thailand rests with immigration officers at the point of entry. Entry may be denied if the immigration officer has reason to believe the traveler may fall under any of the prohibited categories as outlined in the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

Siam Legal offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure compliance with Thailand's regulations for a smooth entry. Understanding the visa requirements and application process is essential for Vietnamese citizens planning a visit to Thailand. By partnering with Siam Legal, you gain access to expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience from beginning to end.

Thailand Visa Option

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Vietnam:

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa Thailand Visa

Vietnamese citizens looking to enter Thailand for specific purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R) are eligible to apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa. This visa is a single-entry permit valid for 90 days, allowing holders to stay in Thailand for the duration of its validity. Importantly, this visa category facilitates the application for a work permit and the opening of a bank account in Thailand, providing essential support for your stay.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Thailand Visa

Designed for Vietnamese citizens planning an extended stay of up to one year, this visa is typically a multiple-entry permit valid for one year. Each entry allows a stay of up to 90 days, necessitating a border run every 90 days for a new entry stamp or re-entry. This visa is ideal for purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R), offering the flexibility to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and extend the stay for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

For Vietnamese citizens embarking on business ventures or seeking employment in Thailand, the Thai Non-Immigrant B Visa serves as the key to achieving their professional goals. Beginning with a 90-day single-entry visa, this initial permit is specifically designed for individuals initiating business operations or taking up employment in Thailand. It sets the stage for an extension to a 1-year multiple-entry visa following the acquisition of a work permit, facilitated through sponsorship by a Thai company.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Vietnamese citizens married to Thai nationals can apply for the Thailand Marriage Visa, offering a clear path to residency in Thailand. This visa begins with an initial 90-day stay, which can be extended to a full year and is renewable annually. It supports the familial and professional needs of Vietnamese citizens in cross-national marriages, providing stability and legal support within Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

This visa is tailored for Vietnamese citizens aged 50 and above who seek to retire in Thailand. Applicants must provide proof of financial stability to qualify. The visa grants an initial stay of 90 days, which can be extended up to one year and is intended for retirees without employment intentions. It allows for a serene and extended residency in Thailand, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

Offering an exclusive long-term residency option for affluent Vietnamese citizens, extending from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, the Thailand Elite Visa simplifies the immigration process, eliminates the need for 90-day reporting, and provides multiple entry privileges along with access to luxury perks. It represents an unparalleled choice for those wishing to enjoy an extended, hassle-free stay in Thailand.

By understanding these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation in advance, Vietnamese citizens can ensure a smooth entry into Thailand. Siam Legal is dedicated to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience. For the most reliable and up-to-date information, we recommend contacting Siam Legal directly.

For inquiries regarding the requirements for other types of non-immigrant visas and for purposes not listed above, please reach out to the Royal Thai embassy or consulate in Vietnam.

Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City
77 Tran Quoc Thao Street,
District 3, Ho Chi Minh City

(+84) 28 3932-763 ext. 0 / (+84) 28 3932-7637 ext. 0

Consular section:



Royal Thai Embassy, Hanoi, Vietnam
Royal Thai Embassy 63-65 Hoang Dieu Street
Hoan Kiem Hanoi, Vietnam

(+84) 24 38235092-3 / (Satellite) 0-2354-6204-5

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