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Thailand Visa Exemption Rule – Are You Qualified? – belgium visas
Some foreign nationals who would like to visit Thailand for a period not exceeding 30 days can enter the country without a visa provided that they hold a return ticket with them. This is referred to as the Visa Exemption Rule or Visa Exemption Scheme being implemented by the Thai Immigration. Thailand and some countries have certain diplomatic and bilateral agreements providing this visa exemption privilege to the citizens of the countries involved. Brazilians, Peruvians and South Koreans in particular can stay in Thailand for 90 days without a visa owing to their countries’ special agreement with Thailand.
Currently, there are 41 countries and two Administrative Regions whose citizens can enter Thailand via this immigration privilege for the sole purpose of tourism.
1. Australia: Commonwealth of Australia 2. Austria: Republic of Austria 3. Belgium: Kingdom of Belgium 4. Brazil: Federative Republic of Brazil 5. Bahrain: State of Bahrain 6. Brunei Darussalam: Negara Brunei Darussalam 7. Canada 8. Denmark: Kingdom of Denmark 9. Finland: Republic of Finland 10. France: French Republic 11. Germany: Federal Republic of Germany 12. Greece: Hellenic Republic 13. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 14. Iceland: Republic of Iceland 15. Indonesia: Republic of Indonesia 16. Ireland: Republic of Ireland 17. Israel: State of Israel 18. Italy: Republic of Italy 19. Japan 20. Korea: Republic of Korea 21. Kuwait: State of Kuwait 22. Luxembourg: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 23. Malaysia 24. Monaco: Principality of Monaco 25. Netherlands: Kingdom of the Netherlands 26. New Zealand 27. Norway: Kingdom of Norway 28. Oman: Sultanate of Oman 29. Peru: Republic of Peru 30. Philippines: Republic of the Philippines 31. Portugal: Republic of Portugal 32. Qatar: State of Qatar 33. Singapore: Republic of Singapore 34. Spain: Kingdom of Spain 35. South Africa: Republic of South Africa 36. Sweden: Kingdom of Sweden 37. Switzerland: Swiss Confederation 38. Turkey: Republic of Turkey 39. United Arab Emirates 40. United Kingdom: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 41. United States of America 42. Vietnam: Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Apart from the return ticket, the Thai immigration officer may ask for proof of financial support in the forms of cash which is THB 10,000 Baht per person or THB 20,000 per family. The 30-day visa is stamped at the passport control booth at any international airports in Thailand. Those who arrive by land via the border are only given 15-day visa.
If you would like to apply for a Thailand Visa you may contact either a Thai visa service center or a Thai Embassy near you.