Instructions For Visa Application

 Can I Apply for Visas at the Royal Thai Embassy, Singapore?

 Nationals of the following countries must be residents of Singapore (i.e. must have long term passes issued by Singapore government) in order to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore, otherwise they may apply for Thai visas at the country in which they are residents: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Bangladesh, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Congo, Congo DRC, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Kosovo, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sao Tome Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia and  Zimbabwe.

Nationals of following countries require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant authorities in Bangkok and the Visa Application process will take approximately 4-6 weeks:

           • In all circumstances: Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea

           • For applicants who intend to stay longer than 90 days in Thailand:  China

Do I need to come in person?

Applicants who fall under the following circumstances must apply in person: 1) all China passport holders and 2) Taiwan (only for non-residents).

Applicants of nationalities other than stated above can authorise a representative to apply on their behalf (the representative must bring a letter of authorisation and a copy of his/her identity card).

For the use of visa application agencies, please note that applicants are advised to apply for visas through agencies which have been authorised by the Royal Thai Embassy.

How long does it take to apply for visa?

Normal visa application process takes 3-5 working days, whereby the applicants will be informed when to pick up their visa at the point of application.

However, there may be some exceptions which require the process to take longer, for example:

          • Applying via an application agency (10 working days),

          • O-A visa (7 working days); or

       • where the applicants are required to be further approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and authorities concerned in Bangkok due to their nationality (4-6 weeks).

What documents do I need to bring?

1. Visa Application form(s) and photograph(s): Completed the online application (, signed Visa Application form as well as bring recent photographs (size 3.5x4.5 cm). Most applicants require to present 1 Visa Application form and 1 photographexcept nationals of the following countries: 

  •          2  application forms and 2 photographs: China (for Tourist Visa/Transit Visa applicants only), Nigeria      
  •          3 application forms and 3 photographs: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China (for Non-Immigrant Visa applicants), Central Africa Republic, Congo, Congo DRC, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Guinea, India, Iraq, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Yemen 
  •         4 application forms and 4 photographs: Iran 

2. Supporting documents: depending on the type of visa applied (see: Visa requirements).     

3. Passport: must be valid for at least six months from the date of travel.

4. Singapore’s Long-term pass: If applicable, a copy of the applicant’s long-term pass (e.g. Singapore Blue IC and Re-Entry Permit Form 7 (for Singapore’s Permanent Residents), Employment Pass, Personalised Employment Pass, S Pass, Work Permit, Entry pass, Training Employment Pass, Student Pass, Dependent Pass, Long Term Social Visit Pass, or Professional Visit Pass). The passes must also be valid for at least two months. If the pass validity is less than 2 months, a letter of explanation from the guarantor (e.g. employer/spouse’s employer) is required.

5. Passport holders of certain countries are required to present yellow fever vaccination certificate (see: Yellow Fever)

6. Visa fees: must be paid in cash and in Singapore Dollars only. Please prepare exact amount of visa fee. Visa fee is non-refundable. (see: Visa Application Fees)

7. Other documents: as may be requested by Consular officers in addition to the documents above. Please note that Consular officers reserve the right to require additional documents as deemed necessary, without prior notice. The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the right not to accept any visa application whereby any required document is absent.

If the above procedures are not completed, the official will not proceed your application.

**The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the right to reject any visa application with insufficient documents or if the reasons given are not fully supported. The visa fee is non-refundable**


All documents: 

Documents in languages other than Thai or English have to be translated into either Thai or English and notarised by notary organs or relevant diplomatic/consular missions.