On 28 July 2015, the Thai Government launched the “Multiple Entry Tourist Visa (METV)” scheme. This new scheme, published in the Royal Gazette on 14 September 2015, is an addition to the already existing sixty (60) days tourist visa, and will be effective from 13 November 2015 onwards.
The METV is available to tourists of all nationalities. Applicants can apply for the METV at all Thai Embassies, Consulates-General as well as Honorary Consulates worldwide. The application fee is 250 CAD, with a visa validity of six (6) months and the duration of stay of up to sixty (60) days per visit.
The METV will, in effect, replace the tourist visas previously issued for double and triple entries which will be no longer available by November 13, 2015.
- Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months. The passport must be valid for travelling to Thailand.
- Visa application form completely filled out for each passport
- One recent official passport photograph of the applicant taken within six months of application
- An applicant has a permanent resident/a permit of stay in Canada
- A copy of a bank statement showing a deposit of the amount equal to no less than 200,000 (Baht) per person or 400,000 (Baht) per family
- A copy of round-trip ticket or itinerary for at least the first trip
- A copy of hotel reservation for at least the first trip
Visa Hours (for Drop off and Pick up)
- Day: Monday – Friday (except holidays)
- Hours: 9.30 hrs. – 12.30 hrs.
- Transit Visa $45 CAD per entry
- Single-Entry Tourist Visa $50 CAD
- Multiple-Entry Tourist Visa $250 CAD
- Non-Immigrant Visa (valid 3 months – single entry) $100 CAD
- Non-Immigrant Visa (valid 1 year – multiple entry) $250 CAD
- Non-Immigrant Visa (valid 3 years – multiple entry) $450 CAD
30-Day stay without a Visa:
Holders of regular Canadian passports are not required to obtain a visa before entering Thailand as long as they are entering Thailand for tourism purposes, and the length of the stay in Thailand is in accordance with the following guidelines:
- Canadian passport holders arriving by Air for tourism purposes may enter Thailand for up to 30 days without requiring a visa.
- Canadian passport holders arriving overland/water from neighbouring countries for tourism purposes may enter Thailand for up to 15 days without requiring a visa.
- In addition, you must have: a valid passport in good condition (with at least 6-months validity and empty visa pages), proof of confirmed air tickets confirming the 30 days-or-less stay in Thailand, no criminal history in Thailand, and at least $200 per person or $400 per family.
- Extension of stay will not be granted.
- Those holding Travel Documents for aliens (such as an alien passport or C.I.) have to apply for visa.
- The Consulate is not accepting visa applications by mail from outside Canada.
- One-Stop Service Centre for Visas and Work Permits
- MFA Media Online Service: MMOS
- Announcement on the Guidelines for Issuing Non-Immigrant Visa Category “M” (Media Visa)
- Filming in Thailand
- Importing Personal Vehicles into Thailand
- Importing Used or Secondhand Household Effects
- Customs Clearance Procedure
- Import Animals and Animal Products into Thailand
- Importation Animals and Animal Products Additional Information
- Transit Animals and Animal Products
- Transit Animals and Animal Products Additional Information
- Bring Medication to Thailand
- Guidance for Travellers to Thailand under Treatment Carrying Personal Medications Containing Narcotic Drugs/Psychotropic
Substances into/out of Thailand
- Arriving in Thailand
- Departing from Thailand
- Allowance and Relief
- List of Countries and Territories where Thai Nationals may enter without a visa/visa exemption(by Bilateral Agreement)
- Summary of Countries and Territories entitled for Visa Exemption and Visa on Arrival to Thailand
- List of countries which require International Health Certificate for Yellow Fever Vaccination