Thailand visa for Chinese can be acquired quite easily, as if you're hold a passport of China and planning to visit Thailand for up to 15 days, you can get a Thailand Visa on Arrival at the time of your arrival to Thailand. This kind of Thailand Visa can be received at the airport in Thailand and you just need to prepare all the required documents for getting it.
BREAKING NEWS! Thailand on Wednesday (11 March 2020) canceled granting of Visa on Arrival for 18 countries and visa exemption for three other countries to contain the spread of the coronavirus. More information: Thailand Visa Policy Changes Due to Coronavirus.
Thailand Visa Fee for Chinese
Thailand Visa on Arrival fee for Chinese currently is 2000 THB. Visa on Arrival fee must be paid at the airport and only cash in local currency (Thai baht) is accepted. There are plenty of currency exchange booths at the airport so you just need to bring cash in Chinese Yuan or other popular currency and exchange it here for paying Thailand Visa on Arrival fee.
HOT NEWS! Thailand Visa on Arrival fee waiver is EXTENDED for 6 more months! It means that Thailand Visa on Arrival will be issued for free until April 2020. For more information check: Thailand Visa on Arrival for Free until April 2020.
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Thailand Visa on Arrival Requirements
When applying for Thailand Visa on Arrival Chinese need to provide these required documents:
- Passport issued by the People's Republic of China that is valid for at least 30 days from the day of your arrival to Thailand.
- A ticket for your journey from Thailand to China or any other foreign country. Your flight or bus ticket must be within the next 15 days from your arrival. Flights from China to Thailand can be booked here: Cheap Flights from China to Thailand.
- One passport size (4 x 6 cm) photo. If you won't bring one from China, you can get them made at the airport.
- Visa on Arrival application form that needs to be filled in English and not Chinese.
- Thailand Arrival Card that needs to be filled in English and not Chinese. This Thailand Immigration card will be provided to you during the flight.
- Visa on Arrival fee for Chinese is 2000 THB (visa fee waiver until 30 April 2020).
- Address of hotel in Thailand and booking confirmation. If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, book your hotel on Booking.com or Agoda.
- A proof that you have funds of at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family for your stay in Thailand. Funds can be shown in any currency, showing this amount in Chinese Yuan is fine too.
Where can you get Thailand Visa on Arrival?
Chinese can get Visa on Arrival at all Thailand international airports:
- Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok (Visa on Arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport)
- Don Mueang Airport, Bangkok (Visa on Arrival at Don Mueang Airport)
- Chiangmai International Airport, Chiang Mai (Visa on Arrival at Chiang Mai Airport)
- Phuket International Airport, Phuket (Visa on Arrival at Phuket Airport)
- Krabi International Airport, Krabi (Visa on Arrival at Krabi Airport)
- U Tapao Airport, Rayong (Pattaya)
- Samui Airport, Surat Thani (Koh Samui)
- Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint (Sukhothai)
- Chiangrai Airport, Chiang Rai
- Surat Thani Airport, Surat Thani (Koh Samui, Koh Phangan)
- Hua Hin Airport, Hua Hin
- Trang Airport, Trang (Koh Chang)
- Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
Full list of Immigration checkpoints issuing Visa on Arrival for Chinese can be found here: Points where you can get Thailand Visa on Arrival.
New E-Visa on Arrival Thailand
There is also a new e-Visa on Arrival Thailand online application system for Thailand Visa on Arrival being implemented at the moment. This way of application is also available for Chinese. More info about the new online application system can be found here: E-Visa Thailand (E-VoA).
Detailed information about how to how to apply for e-Visa Thailand and how to fill in e-Visa application form correctly can be found here: Thailand eVisa Application: How to Apply for Thai eVisa on Arrival.
HOT NEWS! This e-Visa Thailand system seems to have failed to live up expectations and the new Thailand eVisa on Arrival system was launched but it hardly improved the situation. More info: New Thailand eVisa on Arrival (eVOA) by VFS Global.
Other types of Thailand Visa for Chinese
If you're a citizen of China and planning to visit Thailand for more than 15 days, you should choose another type of Thailand Visa that is available for Chinese and other nationalities.
In such a case you can choose to get Thailand Single Entry Visa from Thai Embassy or Thai Consulate in China. Thailand visa for Chinese is also issued at Thai Embassies and Thai Consulates in other countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore etc.
Thailand E-Visa Application
Thailand E-Visa Application service giving an opportunity to apply for Thai visa online was recently launched. E-Visa service will make application for Thailand visa at Thai embassies and consulates much easier.
Thailand E-Visa application service is currently available for visa submission at the Royal Thai Embassy in Beijing. The service will be made available in Thai consulates in other Chinese cities soon.
More information about application for Thai visa online can be found here: Thailand E-Visa Application: Apply for Thai Visa Online.
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