Thailand Visa for Japanese Citizens - Requirements

Thailand visa for Japanese citizens is not required when traveling to Thailand for a short visit. If you hold a passport issued by Japan which is valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival to Thailand, you can visit the Kingdom without visa by using Free Visa Exemption as long as your planned stay in Thailand doesn't exceed 30 days. For longer stays Japanese just like other nations need to get a Thailand Visa in advance.

Thailand Visa for Japanese Citizens

Thailand Visa Exemption for Japanese

Japanese citizens can visit Thailand without visa up to 30 days. The duration of visa-exempt stay is the same for the arrivals at the airports and border crossings but the number of times you can use visa exemption when crossing by land during the year is limited.

Japanese citizens can use Thailand Free Visa-Exempt Stay if meet the following requirements:

  • Have Japanese citizen passport valid for at least 6 months from the day of arrival to Thailand
  • Have a ticket for a return or onward travel out of Thailand within 30 days
  • Present correctly filled Thailand Arrival Card
  • Have enough money for traveling - at least 10,000 THB per person and 20,000 THB per family in cash (equivalent in any currency)

Thailand Tourist Visa for Japanese

If you're a citizen of Japan and you plan to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days, you should get Thailand Visa in advance. As a tourist, you have two options to choose from - Single-Entry Tourist Visa or Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa.

In Japan you can apply for Thailand visa at Thai embassy or one of Thai consulates:

Thai Single-Entry Tourist Visa for Japanese

Single-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for entering Thailand once within 3 months from visa issuance date. The allowed duration of stay is 60 days maximum (starting from the day of an entry to Thailand). Your stay can be extended once for 30 days at Immigration office in Thailand. Single-Entry Tourist Visa can be issued by any Thai embassy or consulate worldwide so for Japanese citizens it's not mandatory to apply for it in Japan.

When applying for Thai Single-Entry Tourist Visa you will need (depends on embassy / consulate):

  1. Passport valid for at least 6 months from the day of your arrival.
  2. Duly filled-in and signed Thai Visa Application Form.
  3. Two passport size (3.5 x 4.5 cm) photos.
  4. Visa fee - 4500 JPY when applying in Japan (more or less equivalent amount in other countries).
  5. A ticket for your journey to Thailand and return / onward journey ticket for leaving Thailand within 60 days.
  6. A proof of funds for traveling - an original of bank statement showing the balance of at least 20000 THB per person and 40000 THB per family (any currency).

At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well.

Thailand visa for Japanese citizens can also be issued by Thai Embassies and Thai Consulates in other countries, such as Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia etc. For more information check:

Thailand Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa for Japanese

Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa is valid for entering Thailand within 6 months from the date of application. The period of stay is 60 days maximum per stay. You may enter Thailand again as long as the visa is still valid. Japanese citizens can apply for Thailand Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa only at Thai embassy and consulates in Japan (check the list above).

When applying for Thai Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa you will need:

  1. Passport valid for at least 6 months from the day of your first arrival.
  2. Duly filled-in and signed Thai Visa Application Form.
  3. Two passport size (3.5 x 4.5 cm) photos.
  4. Visa fee - 22000 JPY.
  5. ticket for your journey to Thailand and return / onward journey ticket for leaving Thailand within 60 days for the first visit.
  6. Proof of funds - an original of bank statement showing the balance of at least 20000 THB for the period of 6 months.
  7. Proof of employment

At the time of your arrival to Thailand, you will have to submit Thailand Arrival Card as well.

Tips

Your stay in Thailand can be extended once per entry. In most cases it can be extended by 30 days. For more information check: Thai Visa Extension.