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Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of the Philippines

Do you need a visa for Thailand?

If you're a citizen of the Philippines planning a trip to Thailand, understanding the visa process is crucial for seamless entry into the country. Here, we'll outline the essential details for obtaining a visa to visit Thailand, and how Siam Legal can assist you throughout the process.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Filipino passport holders benefit from a visa exemption for stays of up to 30 days for tourism purposes. Here are the specifics:

  • Visa exemption applies to Filipino citizens arriving by airplane, with proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • Entry via land or sea immigration checkpoints from neighboring countries allows for a 30-day stay, capped at 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a smooth visit, Filipinos must:

  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry
  • Present proof of exit within 30 days of arrival (60 days for those seeking extensions)
  • Show evidence of accommodation and adequate funds for the duration of their stay

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Filipino citizens looking to stay in Thailand beyond 30 days must apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate before departure.

Thailand and the Philippines Bilateral Agreement

Under the bilateral agreement between Thailand and the Philippines, Filipino nationals who possess Diplomatic or Official passports are granted visa-exempt entry into Thailand for durations not exceeding 90 days. This provision is designed to accommodate a wide range of visits, such as leisure travel, business engagements, or official duties, thereby ensuring smooth and unhindered travel for Filipino diplomatic and official personnel. This policy aims to enhance diplomatic and official interactions between Thailand and the Philippines. In instances where the duration of stay surpasses the 90-day threshold, Filipino individuals are required to secure a visa suitable for the extended duration and purpose of their stay in Thailand.

Additional Information:
Royal Thai Embassies issue visas, but immigration officers have the authority to permit entry into Thailand. Denial of entry may occur if the immigration officer believes the traveler falls under prohibited categories according to the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

Siam Legal offers comprehensive services, ensuring compliance with all regulations for a smooth entry into Thailand. Understanding the travel or visa requirements and procedures is essential for Filipino citizens planning to visit Thailand. By partnering with Siam Legal, you can access expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish.

Thailand Visa Option

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of the Philippines:

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa Thailand Visa

Filipino citizens looking to enter Thailand for specific purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R) are eligible to apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa. This visa is a single-entry permit valid for 90 days, allowing holders to stay in Thailand for the duration of its validity. Importantly, this visa category facilitates the application for a work permit and the opening of a bank account in Thailand, providing essential support for your stay.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Thailand Visa

Designed for Filipino citizens planning an extended stay of up to one year, this visa is typically a multiple-entry permit valid for one year. Each entry allows a stay of up to 90 days, necessitating a border run every 90 days for a new entry stamp or re-entry. This visa is ideal for purposes such as education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R), offering the flexibility to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and extend the stay for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

For Filipino citizens embarking on business ventures or seeking employment in Thailand, the Thai Non-Immigrant B Visa serves as the key to achieving their professional goals. Beginning with a 90-day single-entry visa, this initial permit is specifically designed for individuals initiating business operations or taking up employment in Thailand. It sets the stage for an extension to a 1-year multiple-entry visa following the acquisition of a work permit, facilitated through sponsorship by a Thai company.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Filipino citizens married to Thai nationals can apply for the Thailand Marriage Visa, offering a clear path to residency in Thailand. This visa begins with an initial 90-day stay, which can be extended to a full year and is renewable annually. It supports the familial and professional needs of Filipino citizens in cross-national marriages, providing stability and legal support within Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

This visa is tailored for Filipino citizens aged 50 and above who seek to retire in Thailand. Applicants must provide proof of financial stability to qualify. The visa grants an initial stay of 90 days, which can be extended up to one year and is intended for retirees without employment intentions. It allows for a serene and extended residency in Thailand, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

Offering an exclusive long-term residency option for affluent Filipino citizens, extending from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, the Thailand Elite Visa simplifies the immigration process, eliminates the need for 90-day reporting, and provides multiple entry privileges along with access to luxury perks. It represents an unparalleled choice for those wishing to enjoy an extended, hassle-free stay in Thailand.

By understanding these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation in advance, Filipino citizens can ensure a smooth entry into Thailand. Siam Legal is dedicated to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a seamless and stress-free travel experience. For the most reliable and up-to-date information, we recommend contacting Siam Legal directly.

For inquiries regarding the requirements for other types of non-immigrant visas and for purposes not listed above, please reach out to the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.

Royal Thai Embassy, Manila
107 Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1229
Metro Manila, Philippines

Consular Services:
Monday - Friday (except official holidays)
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

+63 2 8815-4219 (General)
+63 2 8815-4220; (632) 8810-3833 (Chancery)
+63 2 8810-3833 loc. 102 or 103 (Visa Section)

Email Address:


Honorary Consul of Thailand in Cebu
Eastern Shipping Lines Building, M. J. Cuenco Ave, Magallanes,
Cebu City, 6000 Cebu, Philippines

(032) 412-1688


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