Purpose of Visit:
  • To conduct business, or to work (Category “B”)
  • To study, to come on a work study tour or observation tour , to participate in projects or seminars , to attend a conference or training course (Category "ED")
  • To visit family (Category “O”)
  • To conduct scientific research or training (Category “RS”)
  • To perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai ministries or Government Departments concerned
  • To perform official duties (Category “F”)
  • Other activities (Category “O”)
Download: The Visa Section at the Royal Thai Consulate General in Vancouver will grant Visas after evaluating the purpose of the applicant's travel to the Kingdom of Thailand based on the rules and regulations set forth by the Immigration Bureau of Thailand and the authorities concerned. The Consulate will only issue a visa appropriate with the purpose of the applicant's travel to Thailand:
1. For the purpose of conducting business in Thailand (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, and which includes the following:
  • Letter from a company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand
  • Document showing correspondence with business partners in Thailand
  • Letter of invitation from companies qualified to employ foreigners
  • Employment contract indicating rationale for hiring the applicant as well as his/her salary, position and qualifications (document must be signed by authorized managing director and affixed the seal of the company)
  • Copy of Work Permit issued by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (only in cases where the applicant has previously worked in the Kingdom)
  • Copies of corporate documents including: - List of shareholders - Business registration and business license - Company profile - Details of business operation - List of foreign workers stating names, nationalities and positions - Balance sheet, statement of Income Tax and Business Tax (Por Ngor Dor 50 and Por Ngor Dor 30) of the latest year - Alien income tax return (Por Ngor Dor 91) - Value-added tax registration (Por Ngor Dor 20)
  • Copy of educational records of the applicant and letters of recommendation from the prior employers, identifying job description and length of employment
  • Document indicating the number of foreign tourists (for tourism businesses only), document indicating export transactions issued by banks (for export businesses only), or degree/certificate (for teaching English)
 2. For the purpose of employment in Thailand, the applicant must receive approval from the Ministry concerned , meaning that the employer of the applicant must first apply (using Form WP3) for and receive approval for the applicant's employment through the Alien Occupational Control Division, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, Mit-Maitree Road, Dindaeng, Bangkok 10400 - Tel. (662) 617-6578 or 617-6587 / Fax (662) 617-6576. Outside Bangkok, the employer can apply through the District Office or the Province Office. Once approval has been granted, the applicant must attach the approval to his or her visa application and submit to the Consulate.
3. For the purpose of teaching and studying in Thailand, the applicant must submit the following:
  • Visa application
  • A Valid passport (more than 6 months)
  • A Passport photograph
To be a teacher in a government school or university, the applicant must submit the following:
  • A letter from the rector of the university, requesting a visa
  • A letter from the department concerned under the Ministry of Education, or in the case of lower academic levels, a letter from the governor, requesting a visa
  • A letter of employment and a copy of the employment contract
  • Diploma and Resume of the applicant
  • If applying to the Royal Thai Consulate General in Vancouver, a criminal record check issued by Canadian authorities
To be a teacher in a private school and International school, the applicant must submit the following:
  • A letter from the rector of the university, requesting a visa
  • A letter from the department concerned under the Ministry of Education, or in the case of lower academic levels, a letter from the governor, requesting a visa
  • A letter of employment and a copy of the employment contract
  • Diploma and Resume of the applicant
  • A certified copy of the registration papers of the educational institution
  • A certified copy of the license of the educational institution
  • A certified copy of the director's license
  • A certified copy of the manager's license
  • If applying to the Royal Thai Consulate General in Vancouver, a criminal record check issued by Canadian authorities
Remarks:
  • The Applicant must sign every page of application
  • Documents of the university or private school must be certified by the proper authority
  • The visa applicant must arrange the documents in proper order, including originals
4. For the purpose of research in Thailand, the applicant must submit the following:
  • The original invitation letter from the institution concerned
  • The approval document from the Ministry or the Government University concerned
    5. For religious purposes in Thailand: , the applicant must receive approval from the Religious Affairs Department of the Ministry of Education. When the applicant is approved by the Religious Affairs Department, the religious institution must then send the approval document to the applicant and to the Consulate for consideration in issuing the visa.  
6. For the purpose of visiting family in Thailand or visiting as a spouse of a Thai national:
  • The applicant must present a valid and effective marriage certificate and a copy of the spouse's Thai Passport or Thai National I.D. card. Fiancés are not included in this category.
  • To visit as the relative of a Thai national, the applicant must show documents proving such a relationship.
  • For multiple entry: required document to proof monthly income minimum 40,000 Baht (for last two month) or Bank balance 400,000 Baht
7. For the purpose of retirement in Thailand, the applicant must be at least 50 years of age, must submit documentation showing proof of retirement, and must include his or her bank statement indicating monthly/annual income along with the visa application. Follow this link for detailed information regarding "Non-Immigrant O-A Visas (one year visa)".
8. For official purposes, such as military exercises or government assignments, the applicant must submit an original copy of his or her orders on official letterhead along with his/her official passport . Non-Immigrant Visas for Official Purposes (Category "F") will be issued only in Official Passports.
Notes:
  • For purposes not listed above, please contact the Visa Section at the Royal Thai Consulate General in Vancouver.
  • Non-Immigrant Visas 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 30 or more days in Thailand through Thai Immigration.
  • The holder of any category of visa to the Kingdom of Thailand may apply in Thailand to change to another visa category when in Thailand, and if qualified for that type of visa. The applicant can apply to change visa categories at the Immigration Bureau Office in Thailand.