- Australian passport holders travelling to Thailand for ANY business meetings, conferences or related business activities MUST obtain a business visa unless the purpose of their business is to attend an event sanctioned by the Thai Convention and Exhibition Bureau and documentation can confirm this. Thailand’s visa-free relaxation for Australians (30 days if arriving by air and 15 days if arriving over land) ONLY covers those travelling for genuine tourism purposes and Thai immigration officers may refuse entry if they suspect the purpose of the visit is for business activities.
- Australian passport holders are not required to obtain a visa when entering Thailand for tourism purposes and will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days on each visit. Entering Thailand at immigration checkpoints which border neighbouring countries (overland crossing), however, will be allowed to stay for 15 days each time.
- The Royal Thai Consulate-General wishes to announce that, effective from 1 July B.E. 2560 (2017), Consular Service Fees will be adjusted in accordance with related Thai laws and regulations as well as the exchange rate (Thai Baht – Australian Dollar) as follows: LINK
- As of 15 August 2016, there are strict requirements regarding the issuance of Multiple Entry Non-Immigrant Visas, which will only be issued on a case by case basis. For further information, please contact us direct to discuss any such application.
- FOR NATIONALS OF: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen MUST APPLY FOR VISA WITH THE ROYAL THAI EMBASSY website http://canberra.thaiembassy.org/Home/visa
Processing Time: 2 Business Days
No appointment is necessary to apply for visa
|PURPOSE OF TRAVEL||TYPE OF VISA||DURATION |
(FROM THE DATE OF ARRIVAL)
|TRANSIT||Transit||Not exceeding 30 days per entry||Documents Require Transit||VISA FORM A|
|TOURIST||Tourist||Not exceeding 60 days per entry||Documents Require Tourist||VISA FORM A|
|EMPLOYMENT||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Employment||VISA FORM A|
|BUSINESS||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Business||VISA FORM A|
|SPOUSE||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Spouse||VISA FORM A|
|VOLUNTEER||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Volunteer||VISA FORM A|
|EDUCATION||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Education||VISA FORM A|
|THAI NATION||Non-Immigrant||Not exceeding 90 days per entry||Documents Require Thai Nation||VISA FORM A|
NOTE: The Consulate reserves the right to request more documents if required.
VISA APPLICATION WITH INCOMPLETE DOCUMENTATION OR INSUFFICIENT TIME FOR PROCESSING WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE REJECTED.
FOR RETIREMENT (O-A) VISA ONLY THE ROYAL THAI EMBASSY IN CANBERRA HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ISSUE A RETIREMENT VISA FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THEIR WEBSITE http://canberra.thaiembassy.org OR PHONE NUMBER 02-6206-0100
Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand
Starting from 27 September 2016, Thailand will increase its Visa on Arrival (VoA) fee to 2,000 THB. Tourist from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Fiji, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Mario, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan are entitled to apply for VoA at 42 designated immigration checkpoints, which will allow tourists to stay in the Kingdom up to 15 days.