Royal Thai Consulate-General, Sydney

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Important notice

As of 1 July 2017, Visa Fees have been adjusted in accordance with related Thai laws and regulations as well as the current exchange rate.

Visas

General information

Generally, any foreign citizen who wishes to enter Thailand is required to obtain a visa from a Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General. However, nationals of certain countries do not require a visa if they meet visa exemption requirements.

For more information and a summary of countries entitled to visa exemption and visa on arrival to Thailand, please refer to the following advice from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand

Applying for a visa

You can apply for a visa in-person or by mail. Please include a self-addressed prepaid envelope when you submit your application (we recommend a registered envelope).

The type of visa we issue will be determined by the purpose of your visit:

Visas are generally valid for 3 months, but in some cases may be granted for up to 6 months, 1 year or 3 years, depending on the type of visa.

Office hours

Monday to Friday
Except Thai and Australian public holidays
Lodging application: 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Visa collection: 2.00 pm to 2.30 pm

Visa processing time

Visa processing time is 3 working days (with complete required documentation), excluding mailing time.

Visa fee

We accept only cash, money order or bank cheque (not personal/company cheques)

Visa Type Fee for Single entry (AUD) Fee for Multiple entries (AUD)
Transit Visa 45 90 (double entries)
Tourist Visa 55 275
Non-Immigrant Visa 110 275
Retirement Visa   275
550
(for 1 year)
(for 5 years)
Working Holiday Visa   275

Required documents

Please note that we will not process your visa application if you have not submitted all required documents

Transit Visa
  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • For non-Australian or non-resident applicants, proof of an Australian Electronic Visa
  • Evidence of travel from Thailand (and for applicants applying for double-entry visa, a copy of an airline ticket showing the second entry to Thailand)
  • Evidence of adequate finances (THB 10,000 per person, or THB 20,000 per family)
  • Invitation letter (or email, etc.) to participate in sports (for Transit category “S” who will participate in sport activities only)
Tourist Visa
  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • For non-Australian or non-resident applicant, proof of an Australian Electronic Visa
  • Copy of an airline ticket indicating the date of arrival to and departure from Thailand
  • Evidence of adequate finances (THB 20,000 per person, or THB 40,000 per family)
    • For multiple entries, a certified bank’s letter of balance or official bank statement showing recent balance of no less than THB 200,000
  • Confirmed reservation of accommodation in Thailand
  • For Tourist category “MT”, a letter from the hospital in Thailand, medical history, and medical certificate
Non-Immigrant Visa

Required documents for ALL TYPES of Non-Immigrant Visa

  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • For non-Australian or non-resident applicant, proof of an Australian Electronic Visa
  • Copy of an airline ticket indicating the date of arrival to and departure from Thailand

Additional Documents Required for EACH TYPE of Non-Immigrant Visa

Non-Immigrant Visa type ED 
(for education)
  • Transcript/letter of acceptance from the host schools, universities or institutes in Thailand indicating your length of stay and field of study
Non-Immigrant Visa type B 
(for business and employment)
  • Letter from your employer stating your position, length of employment, date and purpose of visit. If you are a business owner, please provide relevant documents
  • Invitation letter (or email, etc.) from your host company/organization in Thailand indicating the length of stay and purpose of your visit
  • Letter of acceptance from your employer in Thailand
  • Copy of your work contract
  • For teachers in private schools, a letter of approval from Thai government agencies such as the Office of the Private Education Commission of the Office of the Basic Education Commission
Non-Immigrant Visa type O 
(for dependent, spouse and family visit, or spouse of Thai national)
  • Copy of the visa or work permit of a spouse or parent who is currently working in Thailand
  • Proof of your relationship, such as marriage certificate or birth certificate
  • Confirmation letter from your spouse or family member
Non-Immigrant Visa type O 
(for volunteer or NGO)
  • Invitation or acceptance letter from the host organization in Thailand indicating your position, responsibilities and length of stay in Thailand
  • Copy of the host organization’s registration or license in Thailand as a non-profit organization
  • Copy of the passport or ID card of the person who signed the invitation or acceptance letter
Non-Immigrant Visa type O-A (Australian passport holders only)
(for retirement long stay: must be 50 years of age and over)

Three sets of the following documents (1 original set and 2 copies):

  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Retirement Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • Evidence of adequate finances:
    • a deposit account of at least THB 800,000 (approximately AUD 32,000), or
    • an income statement with a monthly salary of THB 65,000 (approximately AUD 2,600), or
    • a deposit account plus monthly income of no less than THB 800,000 (approximately AUD 32,000 AUD) a year
  • Police name check certificate issued less than 3 months prior to submitting the application

Additional documents required for 5-year visa

Eligible applicants: citizens of Japan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States

  • Evidence of adequate finances:
    • a deposit account of at least THB 3,000,000 (approximately AUD 120,000), or
    • a statement of income with an annual amount of more than THB 1,200,000 (approximately AUD 48,000), or
    • a deposit account plus monthly income with a total amount of more than THB 3,000,000 (approximately AUD 120,000) per year
  • Evidence of health insurance from a Thai insurance company
Working Holiday Visa

Only for Australian citizens between 18 and 30 years of age.

  • Passport or travel document with a minimum validity of 6 months, and copy
  • Visa application form, fully completed
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm) of the applicant
  • Working and Holiday Scheme form, fully completed
  • Certificate or transcript of tertiary education
  • Bank statement showing deposits that amount to more than AUD 5,000
  • Chest X-ray report and medical examination approved by a medical doctor or GP within 3 months