Thailand Visa for Saudi Arabia Citizens: Visa on Arrival

Thailand visa for Saudi Arabia citizens is easy to obtain, as if you're hold a passport of Saudi Arabia and planning to stay in Thailand for less than 15 days, you can get a Thailand Visa on Arrival at the time of your arrival to Thailand. This type of Thailand Visa is issued at the airport in Thailand.

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 for Saudi Arabia Citizens: Visa on Arrival

Thailand Visa Fee for Saudi

Thailand Visa on Arrival fee for Saudi Arabia citizens is 2000 THB. Visa on Arrival fee needs to be paid in local currency (Thai baht) and only cash is accepted. There are plenty of currency exchange booths for you to exchange your Saudi Riyal or another popular currency for the payment of 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 citizens of Saudi Arabia need to provide these required documents:

  1. Passport issued by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days.
  2. A ticket for your travel from Thailand to Saudi Arabia or any other foreign country is required. The ticket must be within 15 days from your arrival. Flights from Saudi Arabia to Thailand can be booked here: Cheap Flights from Saudi Arabia to Thailand.
  3. One passport size (4 x 6 cm) photo. Photos can be made at the airport for a small fee.
  4. Visa on Arrival application form that needs to be filled in English.
  5. Thailand Arrival Card that needs to be filled in English. Thailand Arrival Card will be handed to you during the flight.
  6. Visa on Arrival fee for Saudi Arabia is 2000 THB (visa fee waiver until 30 April 2020).
  7. Address of hotel in Thailand and booking confirmation. If you haven’t booked your accommodation yet, book your hotel on or Agoda
  8. 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 Saudi Riyal is fine too.


Where can you get Thailand Visa on Arrival?

Citizens of Saudi Arabia can get Visa on Arrival at all Thailand international airports:


Thailand Visa on Arrival for Saudi Arabia is also issued at the border crossings when arriving by land from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Malaysia.

Full list of Immigration checkpoints issuing Visa on Arrival for citizens of Saudi Arabia can be found here: Points where you can get Thailand Visa on Arrival.

New E-Visa Thailand

There is also a new e-Visa Thailand online application system for Thailand Visa on Arrival being implemented at the moment. This way of application is also available for Saudi. More info about the new online application system can be found here: E-Visa Thailand (E-VoA).

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 Saudi

If you're a citizen of Saudi Arabia and you have a plan to visit Thailand for more than 15 days, you should get another type of Thailand Visa.

In such a case you can choose to get Thailand Single Entry Visa from Royal Thai Embassy in Riyadh or from Royal Thai Consulate in Jeddah. Thailand visa for Saudi can also be issued by Thai Embassies and Thai Consulates in other countries, such as MalaysiaSingapore etc.

Any Questions?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions about Thailand Visa on Arrival and ask your own question if it's not answered there yet.

FAQ - Thailand Visa on Arrival

COVID-19 Insurance

Foreigners traveling to Thailand must provide health insurance covering COVID-19 treatment with the policy clearly stating that the insurance is for 100,000 USD or more and COVID-19 is covered. The easiest way to meet this requirement is choosing Thai insurance company AXA that is offering a special insurance policy for this case. Getting COVID-19 insurance policy is a straightforward process as you can buy insurance online and the insurance policy with COVID-19 certificate will be sent to you instantly.

Find detailed insurance information and get a quote by clicking the button below.

Important thing to note: the statement on AXA’s website says that if you will be tested positive for COVID-19 during quarantine (a big concern for most of travelers) and won’t have any symptoms, AXA will cover medical expenses incurred based on medical necessity regardless of the showing of symptoms.