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Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of Taiwan

Planning a Trip to Thailand? This guide provides Taiwanese citizens with essential information on various visa options, ensuring a hassle-free travel preparation process.

Visa-Free Entry for Taiwanese Tourists

Thailand occasionally introduces temporary visa exemption programs for nationals from select countries, including Taiwan, for brief visits. These programs may vary, so verifying the latest information before planning your trip is wise.

Temporary Visa Exemption Scheme

From 10 November 2023 to 10 May 2024, Taiwanese citizens have the privilege of entering Thailand without a visa, permitted a stay of up to 30 days, aimed at tourism activities.

Entry Guidelines

To benefit from this visa exemption, Taiwanese tourists need to:

  • Show proof of onward or return travel, indicating plans to leave Thailand within 30 days of arrival.
  • Ensure their passports are valid for at least 6 months after entering Thailand and have at least two blank pages.
  • Provide proof of adequate funds and confirmed lodging for the duration of their stay.

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Taiwanese nationals looking to stay beyond the 30-day visa-free period need to secure a tourist visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate before departure or apply for an extension at a Thai immigration office if already in Thailand.

Visa on Arrival for Taiwanese Citizens After Exemption Period

Once the visa exemption period ends on May 10, 2024, Taiwanese visitors can opt for the Visa on Arrival (VoA) service. This facility is aimed at tourists from Taiwan, among others, enabling easy entry into Thailand for brief stays. Eligible visitors can remain in Thailand for up to 15 days with the VoA, providing a practical option for short-term tourism.

Documents Needed for Visa on Arrival

  • A passport valid for 6 months beyond the date of entry with at least two blank pages.
  • A recent photo (4 x 6 cm) taken in the last six months.
  • A confirmed address in Thailand, such as a hotel or apartment reservation.
  • A confirmed return ticket showing departure from Thailand within 15 days.
  • Proof of at least 10,000 THB per person or 20,000 THB per family for expenses.
  • A completed Visa on Arrival Form TM88, which can be filled out before arrival or upon entry.
  • A visa fee of 2,000 THB, payable in Thai currency. This fee may change, so checking the latest details before your trip is wise.

Application Process

Upon arrival, eligible visitors should head to the Visa on Arrival counters to submit their application, necessary documents, and visa fee. Preparing all documents in advance will facilitate a smooth process. Always stay informed of the latest travel advisories and visa rules to comply with Thailand's regulations.

Additional Information:
For Taiwanese citizens planning a trip to Thailand, Siam Legal is ready to assist with the visa application process, ensuring a smooth transition. Leveraging our deep understanding of Thai legal requirements, we aim to make your travel preparation as seamless as possible. We recommend staying informed and well-prepared for your visit to this vibrant nation.

Thailand Visa Option

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

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa Thailand Visa

Taiwanese nationals planning to visit Thailand for specific reasons such as education (ED), business (B), family visits (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R) can opt for the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa. This single-entry visa permits a stay of up to 90 days and is particularly useful for individuals intending to apply for a work permit or open a bank account, thus facilitating a productive period in Thailand.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Thailand Visa

This visa offers a multiple-entry permit valid for one year, allowing Taiwanese citizens to stay for up to 90 days with each entry. It necessitates exiting and re-entering Thailand every 90 days to obtain a new entry stamp. Suitable for purposes such as education, business, family visits, official duties, or religious activities, this visa also enables applicants to seek a work permit, open a bank account, and potentially extend their stay for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

Taiwanese individuals engaged in business activities or seeking employment in Thailand should consider the Non-Immigrant B Visa. Initially provided as a 90-day single entry, it caters to those establishing businesses or starting employment, offering a chance to upgrade to a 1-year multiple-entry visa. This upgrade, sponsored by a Thai entity, also allows for the acquisition of a work permit.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Taiwanese nationals married to Thai citizens may apply for the Thailand Marriage Visa, facilitating a pathway to residency. Starting with a 90-day entry, this visa can be extended to one year and is renewable annually, supporting the familial and professional lives of Taiwanese citizens in cross-cultural marriages, and promoting stability in Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

Tailored for Taiwanese citizens aged 50 or above looking to retire in Thailand, this visa requires proof of financial stability. It offers an initial 90-day stay, which can be extended to a year, targeting retirees not seeking employment. This option provides a serene long-term residency choice, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa presents a premium long-term residency solution for affluent Taiwanese nationals, with durations ranging from 5 to 20 years. Administered by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, it simplifies the immigration procedure, eliminates the need for 90-day reports, and includes multiple entry privileges along with a suite of exclusive benefits, perfect for those desiring an extended, opulent stay in Thailand.

By getting to know these visa options and preparing the needed paperwork, Taiwanese citizens can secure a smooth entry into Thailand. We at Siam Legal deliver expert guidance and support all through the visa application journey, promising a seamless experience. Feel free to get in touch for any help you may require.

For the information about requirements for other types of non-immigrant visa and for other purposes not listed above, kindly contact the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.

Thailand Trade and Economic Office
No. 168, 12th Floor,
Sung Chiang Road, Chungshan District,
Taipei, Taiwan 104

(+88) 62 2581 1979

(+88) 62 2581 8707
(+88) 62 2581 7384



Office Hours:
Visa and Consular Section
Applying Time:
9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon (Individual)
9:00 AM to 11:15 AM (over 9 books by group)
9:00 AM to 11:45 AM (under 10 books by group)

Collecting Passports Time:
Taiwan Passport 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (on the same day)

Local Office Numbers:
Bangkok: 02-254-8900
Phuket: 084-021-9800
Chiang Mai: 053-818-306
Pattaya: 084-021-9800
International Numbers:
US: 1 (877) 252-8831
Thailand: +66 2254-8900