- How to get Thai Tourist Visa in Singapore ?
How to get Thai Tourist Visa in Singapore ?
If you are researching on how to get Thai Tourist Visa in Singapore you probably want to stay in Thailand longer than 15 – 30 days. Or you want to get a new Visa from an easy to reach country close to Thailand. The Thai Tourist Visa application process is not as straightforward as one might think and Thai Consular employees are notorious for being very strict! You are in luck because we will walk you through the process step by step and make it all easy for you to obtain a Thai Tourist Visa. Either you are planning to obtain SETV (single entry tourist visa) or METV (multiple entry tourist visa) or any other kind of visa you have to follow the same steps.
Fill in the online form for Thai Tourist Visa
Since last year Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore accepts online visa applications. This process makes visa application easy, hassle free and fast. This is because visa applications in person take a way longer time. Also, in case you are asked for some additional documents, you will have to come back the next working day. Thai Embassy in Singapore strongly encourages online visa application process to be used. With the new online application feature, you can fill in everything online and wait until you are asked to come to the Royal Thai Embassy to provide the documentation and the 50 Singapore Dollar visa fee.
The online application system can be found here. Register and follow the instructions. For registration you will be required to provide the following documents:
- Passport copy/scan valid for at least 6 months
- Recent headshot picture on a white background
- Tickets in and out of Thailand, arriving in Thailand within next 3 months and leaving Thailand precisely 60 days later or before the 60-day limit.
- Proof of financial means 20,000 baht per person ($600) – online bank statement will suffice
- Proof of accommodation if you are applying for a METV (Multiple Entry Tourist Visa)
You can apply to all kind of Thai visas via this new online platform. Be mindful, that depending on the type of visa you are intending to get, you will have to provide different/additional documentation.
Check the online form regularly for updates
Once you apply for the Thai Tourist Visa you will see a screen like this:
Once you submit the documentation your application will be at the “Submit” phase. After that, give Embassy Officials time to review your application. There are three outcomes that can follow, either your application will be rejected, reviewed requiring additional information or accepted.
Royal Thai Embassy Officials reserves the right to deny any kind of visas without any explanations, however, if your documents are alright and you have not done anything gravely wrong, this should not be the case. Your application will have the status – reviewed but requiring additional information if one of the documents you submitted was not clear or you missed something. Then the flowchart will say in bold red letters what else you need to submit. After you submit any required documents you have to wait another day until you see if your application is accepted or not. It might bet accepted right away if you provide all the documents needed, thus that is the perfect scenario.
The whole process from the day you submit documents online until the day you have to go to the Embassy to hand in your passport and the printouts is usually 4 working days. However, keep in mind that this might take longer during public holiday. We would advise starting the online application process at least 10 days before your planned arrival to Singapore, just to be safe.
Prepare all the necessary documents for a visit to Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore
After your application is accepted you will be instructed to come to the Royal Thai Embassy. Bring a print out of the form you filled online with all the corresponding documents and your passport along with 50 Singapore dollars. Just print the form and all the documents you submitted and sign them. To get your Thai Tourist Visa in Singapore you will have to pay 50 Singapore Dollars in cash precisely.
Go to the Thai Embassy in Singapore to hand in the documents and pay
Please dress politely, so no shorts and wifebeaters, ladies should dress modestly as well. Think of the visit to the Embassy as you would think of going to the church on a Sunday. That will do!
Arrive at the Royal Thai Embassy in Singapore as early as you can to get through the process quickly. Usually, the queues are not long, but it is better to be on time. Passport submission for the Visa takes place every workday from 09.15 am-11.30 am only. If you arrive at the Embassy 9 am sharp you will be in an out within less than 30 minutes.
You just have to enter through the gate and pick a number for Visa Submission. Hand in the documents, passport and the money when your number is called. You will receive a piece of paper stating the date and time when you have to pick up your passport with a beautiful 60 day Thai Tourist Visa in it. Usually, it is the next working day. Hold on to that little piece of paper as it is your life. Because that is your passport until the next time you go to the Embassy.
Pick up your Thai Visa
Arrive to pick up your passport with a visa in it on date and time stated on that little piece of paper you have been cherishing. Visa collection is possible only from 02.00pm to 03.00 pm. So better arrive on time to collect your passport, otherwise, you will have to wait until the next day. Just enter the building and go directly to the counter to pick up your passport. Voila! Done!
Enjoy your 60 days in Thailand!
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