We know that we have given you enough reasons on why a trip to Thailand is worth every penny spent. But more than that the best part of planning a vacation to Thailand is that its part of 51 countries that offers visa on arrival for Indians ( Read the list of other countries here : On Arrival Visa for Indians Part 1 & Part 2.
So you can just pack your bags and head to airport with no hassle, no long waits or document submission at VFS. You can apply for a Tourist Visa in two ways based on the duration of travel.
Visa at Airport Counter
We do recommend this if you are on a short trip for 15 days or less. The visa can be stamped at the Airport counter at Thailand without any document submission at VFS. Cost : 1000 THB Vaild Upto : 15 days Documents Needed :
- Passport or travel document with a validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form (filled out) on arrival with recent photo (4cm x 6cm).
- One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant
- Round-trip air ticket within 15 days
- Hotel Booking Vouchers
- Proof of financial means (20,000 baht per person/40,000 baht per family) ( Though we did not carry it and neither were asked any questions about that )
Personal Experience : We arrived at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport . We were given the Immigration form in the plane itself. We filled all the required details and headed straight to the Immigration counter. Luckily we did not find much crowd as expected and we got our visa stamped in under 10 minutes. But this might vary if there are multiple flights from India which arrive at the airport in a short interval of each other.
Visa from Thai Embassy, India
This can be applied if your duration of stay is long and is for multiple entries. Cost (for single entry): INR 2000 (Thai visa cost) + 600 (VFS cost) Valid Upto : 3 months from date of visa at embassy Documents Needed :
- Passport with a validity not less than 6 months
- Visa application form (filled out) with recent photo (4cm x 6cm).
- One(1) recent 4x6cm. photograph of the applicant with white background
- Round-trip air ticket
- Hotel Booking vouchers
- Copy of Bank statement
Important Links :
Bangkok has 2 International Airports :
- Suvarnabhumi Airport
- Don Mueang International Airport
There are regular shuttles that connect both the airports. You can get the details and timings of shuttles from the airports.
Below are few pics of the beautiful Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok.
Hope it helps you planning your vacation and drop us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.