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1. Tourist Visa Exemption (Visa Waiver Stamp)
If you are eligible, you can enter Thailand for 30 days without a visa and receive a visa waiver stamp on arrival. No forms or payment is needed, apart from filled out the usual Arrival/Departure card that you will be given on the plane.
Notes: 1) Toursit Visa Exemptions *may* be extended ONE time, for a period of not more than 7 days, upon formal application and payment of the applicable extension fee at any office of the Immigration Bureau; this must be done on or before your current period of stay expires. 2) Applications for extensions are not automatic and are at the sole discretion of the Immigration Bureau personnel and you may be asked for documentation to support your application. 3) The application fee is NOT refunded in the case of a rejection/refusal. 4) The application fee is not pro-rated in those cases where the application is in fact granted, but is granted for a period of less than the statutory maximum 7 days.
To see which nationalities are eligible for a 30 day visa waiver stamp, check THIS LINK
2. Visa on Arrival (not the same as above)
Some nationalities can take advantage of the Visa on Arrival system; you will need to pay a fee and fill out a form before reaching immigration. There are clear signs in the airport showing you where to go to complete the form.To see which nationalities are eligible for a Visa on Arrival, check THIS LINK
3. Tourist Visa
If you are not eligible for either of the above, or you wish to stay longer than 30 days, you can apply to your local Thai Embassy or consulate for a tourist visa, which is normally valid for 60 days. You will need to complete an application form with photographs in advance, and pay a fee.