วันที่นำเข้าข้อมูล 23 Sep 2022
วันที่ปรับปรุงข้อมูล 22 Sep 2023
A Non-immigrant visa is a visa issued to a person under the conditions of applying for a temporary stay in the Kingdom as follows:
Important Information regarding Non-Immigrant Visas
The Visa Section at the Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago will be granted a visa according to the PURPOSE of the applicant who will travel into the Kingdom of Thailand based on the rules and regulations set forth by the Immigration Bureau of Thailand and the authorities concerned. It must be understood that we will not issue a visa beyond the category which is appropriate to the purpose of the applicant's travel to Thailand.
I. Conducting business (not including employment), the visa applicant must include with his or her visa application any such documentation the Consulate deems necessary for consideration of the visa application which includes the following:
III. Teaching [ For teaching in private schools at the levels below the university level ]
V. Religious purposes
VI. Visiting family
VII. Retirement in Thailand (O-A visa), the applicant must be at least 50 years old and must submit documents as follows :
*These documents must be certified by a Notary Public and certified true signature of the notary public by the Secretary of State.
**Additional requirement for Non-immigrant Visa “O-A” (for retirement long stay) application
As of 31 October 2019, visa applicants for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (for retirement long stay) must have health insurance that covers the whole period of stay in Thailand.
Details of the requirement for health insurance are as follows:
- For In-patient: health insurance policy must have coverage of at least 400,000 Thai Baht per policy year.
- For Out-patient: health insurance policy must have coverage of at least 40,000 Thai Baht per policy year.
In addition to the existing required documents, visa applicants for Non-Immigrant Visa “O-A” (for retirement long stay) must furnish a completed “Insurance Certificate”, as well as an original health insurance policy. A copy of the health insurance policy may only be accepted, provided that the applicant purchases the health insurance from participating Thai insurance companies as listed here http://longstay.tgia.org/.
For other purposes not listed above, please contact the Visa Section at the Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago
Non-Immigrant Visa will not be issued for such purposes as tourism, seeking employment opportunities in Thailand, looking for a school for teaching or studying purposes, etc.
For such purposes, a 60-day Tourist Visa may be granted which can be extended up to 30 or more days in Thailand through Thai Immigration. For more information on extending visas in Thailand, please see the Thai Immigration Bureau's website (see "Extension of Visa" under "Available within the Kingdom"). The holder of any category of visa to the Kingdom of Thailand may apply in Thailand to change to another visa category when you are in Thailand if you are qualified for that type of visa. The applicant can apply for changing a visa category at the Immigration Bureau Office in Thailand.
1. The Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago reserves the right to request additional documentation when considering or issuing a visa for visiting Thailand.
2. The Royal Thai Consulate General in Chicago, under International Law and Practices, assumes the right for denying or granting any type of visa to the applicant.
Office Hours: Mon - Fri
9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm (except official holidays)
Consular Hours: Mon - Fri
9.00 am - 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm (by appointment only)