Non-Immigrant O – Accompanying Thai spouse and family members

Non-Immigrant O – Accompanying Thai spouse and family members

14 Sep 2020

NON-IMMIGRANT VISA “O”  – ACCOMPANYING THAI SPOUSE AND FAMILY MEMBERS

 

  1. Requirement:

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to accompany a Thai spouse or Thai Family members in Thailand.

  1. Document Required:

2.1. Passport with validity not less than 6 months.

2.2. Filled Visa application form

2.3. A recent 4 x 6 cm. photograph of the applicant which sticks on the visa application form

2.4. For who accompanying with;

 

      2.4.1. Thai spouse:

  • Guarantee letter from Thai Spouse, can be Thai or English
  • Copy of Thai marriage certificate

                    - If an applicant has another national marriage certificate, the document will need to be translated in English by a notary public

                    - For Vietnamese marriage certificate need to be legalized by Department of External Relation in Ho chi Minh City (Address: 6 Alexandre De Rhodes, Quận 1, TP.HCM)

  • Certified copy of Thai spouse’s ID card
  • Certified copy of house registration book
  • Other relevant document, for example copy of Thai child’s birth certificate with their passport/Id card

 

      2.4.2. Thai child(ren) 

  • Copy of Thai child’s birth certificate with their passport/Id card
  • Certified copy of house registration book

2.5. Applicant’s financial statement of adequate finance is required.

2.6. Health insurance which includes; 

  • Valued over 100,000 USD
  • Covers medical expenses in Thailand, including COVID-19
  • The duration must cover the length of your visa validity

2.7. COVID-19 (RT-PCR) free health certificate within 72 hours, please check List of Hospitals

2.8. Additional requirements for some certain countries:

  • Nationals of Certain Countries (Click) are required to apply for a visa ONLY at Thai Embassy or Consulate-General in their home/residence country. However, those who are residing in Vietnam and holding The Vietnamese Residence Card, are able to apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City. 

*N.B.

The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh reserves the rights to request additional documents, interviews, or to disapprove as deemed necessary.

An alien who receives a Non-Immigrant visa can work in Thailand once he or she is being granted a work permit. An alien in violation of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979) concerning taking up employment without work permit or the Royal Decree B.E.2522 (1979) concerning holding employment in certain restricted occupations and professions shall be prosecuted and imprisoned or fined, or shall face both penalties

  1. Visa Processing Fee (accept in USD only):

Single entry 80 USD 

Multiples entry 200 USD 

  1. Processing times:

Two working days

  1. Working hours:

9.30 - 11.30 am (Morning session only)

  1. Validity of a Visa:

The validity of a Visa is 3 months

  1. Period of Stay:

Holder of this type of visa is entitled to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 90 days. He or she may apply for an extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau and may be granted such extension for a period of one year from the date of first entry into Thailand.

  1. Additional Informations:

Upon entry into the Kingdom, applicant appointed representatives must apply for a work permit at the Office of Foreign Workers Administration, Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour in which the applicant will be obligated to pay income tax accordingly. Foreign workers must apply for a work permit at the employment office in the province, where the partner company is located.

  • Applicant’s family members are eligible to apply for a Non-Immigrant Visa (category “O” accompanying family: Click here) and will be allowed to stay for a period of 90 days but no longer than 1 year.
  • Foreign citizens who hold a Transit Visa (“TS”) or Tourist Visa (“TR”) and wish to engage in business activities in Thailand may apply for a change of type of visa (e.g., from Tourist Visa to Non-Immigrant Visa) at the Office of the Immigration Bureau Office located at Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210, Tel. 0-2141-9889, www.immigration.go.th. The granting of change of type of visa and extension of stay is at the discretion of the immigration office.

For visa application form: click