The Thailand Special Tourist Visa (STV) was introduced as an economic measure to help restore tourism in Thailand due to the effects of COVID-19. The STV allows foreigners to visit Thailand for up to 90-Days, which makes it perfect for those who want to travel around for a longer time. This visa is for tourism purposes only.
Foreigners from low-risk countries in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations
Provide proof of residence (and payment) for accommodation during the long visit.
This visa is valid for 90 days.
The STV is initially valid for 90 days and can be extended for another 90 days two more times providing a maximum of 270 days of validity. The extension can be done at any Immigration office in Thailand.
Nationals of all countries are qualified to apply for this visa.
Baan Smile can help with your application process. Depending on your country, you may have to visit a local consulate.
There are no special financial requirements to get the Thai Special Tourist Visa. You just need a paid reservation for accommodation for each 3 month segment of your trip.
The visa application fee is 2,000 THB per person
No, you may not convert the STV into other types of visas.
The STV is a single-entry visa. If you leave Thailand during this period, the visa will be cancelled. You would be able to re-enter Thailand under a normal tourist visa.
The end date for the application of the Thai STV is 30th September 2022. Make sure you check your local Thai embassy/consulate before you apply in case of regulation changes regarding the STV. We are not sure at this time if the STV Visa will be renewed after September 30, 2022.