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Special Tourist Visa (STV)

(Effective period 1 October 2021 – 30 September 2022)

 

1. What are the STV conditions?

    1.1 STV is valid for a single entry into Thailand for a long-term stay for tourism purpose only.

    1.2 Applicants for STV must be persons as follows:

          -Persons are not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979);

          -Persons must have no criminal record in Thailand and the Country of the applicant’s nationality and residence;

          -Persons not have prohibitive disease (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535

    1.3 Upon entering into Thailand, a stay permit will be granted to the visitor for a maximum period of 90 days. This permit may be extended while the visitor is in Thailand for a maximum of 2 times with a maximum validity of 90 days for each extension. (90+90+90 days)

    1.4 STV cannot be changed to any other type of visa during the duration of stay in Thailand.

    1.5 If the STV holder is found to be in breach of the conditions for entry into Thailand, the stay permit will be revoked immediately and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand.

 

2. Documents to apply for the STV? (Application Procedures)

(1) A passport with validity of more than 12 months from the date of entry to Thailand;

(2) A copy of passport

(3) Two recent colour photograph (4x6 cm), taken within the last 6 months;

(4) 2 Completed and signed visa application form. (Completed and signed by the applicant.)

Children must have their own visa application and the parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must sign

the form on the child's behalf;

(5) AQ fully paid reservation/ SHA Extra+ for Sandbox or Test-and-Go Schemes

(6) Proof of Accommodation payment after quarantine period. It can be:

      - A fully paid hotel reservation (after Quarantine) until the departure date issued by the hotel showing the duration of stay, and hotel’s contact details and tax ID number; or

      - A fully paid residential lease in Thailand (after Quarantine) until the departure date issued by the lessor showing the duration of stay, and the lessor’s contact details and tax ID number; or

      - Hotel booking confirmation covering all stay period in Thailand; or

      - A certificate of ownership of a property in Thailand.

(7) A copy of valid medical/health insurance certificate from Thailand indicating that:

      (1) it covers for at least 90 days (from your arrival date) or the whole period of stay in Thailand;

      (2) it has medical benefit in Thailand for outpatient which must not be less than 40,000 Baht;

      (3) it has medical benefit in Thailand for inpatient which must not be less than 400,000 Baht;

      (4) it covers all medical expenditures, including COVID-19 for the amount of at least USD 100,000.

       The applicant must buy an insurance from a company which has been approved by the Office of Insurance Commission of Thailand which can be found at https://longstay.tgia.org/home/companiesoa

(8) A medical certificate showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 (B.E. 2535) certificate shall be valid for not more than three months. Click for Sample 

(9) Confirmed Air Booking

(10) A Copy of a recent bank statement ($700 per person and $1,500 per family). The name of the applicant must be indicated clearly. In case of submitting a family bank statement, proof of relationship (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate) must be provided.

(11) A copy of certificate of criminal record clearance from country of permanent residence. The certificate must be valid not less than 3 months.

(12) Proof of relationship for spouse (Marriage certificate) and for the child/children under18 years old (Birth certificate)

(13) Application fee 80 USD.

 

** All documents in Russian / other language must be translated into English with notariesed translation **

Remarks:

- The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice.

The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants are found to provide false documents or give false information, their applications will be rejected and be reported for further determination of appropriate action and future prohibition to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.