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How to apply for a visa

 

  • Applicant must provide and submit all required documents. Please see Type of Visas

 

  • The Royal Thai Embassy do not accept any visa application via post. Applicant can ONLY apply for a visa personally at the counter from Monday-Friday (except national holidays) between 9:00-12:00hr. For booking an appointment online, please Click here. We accept both appointments and walk-ins.

 

  • Visa application takes 5 working days after the receipt of completed documents. Incomplete documents will not be proceeded further. Therefore, applicant should apply for a visa at least 1 month or maximum 3 months before departure.

 

  • Travelers who hold a travel documents (Reiseausweis) must apply for a visa before entering Thailand and can ONLY apply for a visa at the Royal Thai Embassy in Berne.

 

  • For passport holders of nationals on the list below can ONLY apply for a visa personally at the Royal Thai Embassy in Berne.
Afghanistan
Algeria
Bangladesh
Cameroon
Central African Republic
China***
Republic of the Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Guinea
Ghana
India
Iraq*
Iran
Lebanon
Libya
Liberia
Nepal
Nigeria**
North Korea*
Pakistan
Palestine
São Tomé and Príncipe
Saudi Arabia
Sierra Leone
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Syria
Sudan
Yemen
and all other African countries

 

NOTE:

* Except Afghanistan, Iraq and North Korea which can take up to 8-12 weeks

** Nigerian national is required to submit following documents for application of all type of visas;

  1. an original criminal record from Switzerland with validity not less than 3 months 
  2. and an original Certificate of Clearance from National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of Nigeria (NDLED) with validity not less than 3 months, must be legalized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nigeria and Royal Thai Embassy, Abuja, Nigeria

*** For Chinese passport holder, if the contract is longer than 90 days, visa application must be submitted 5-10 weeks before your departure date from Switzerland

 

Do I need a visa to enter Thailand

 

* Swiss Temporary Passport (provisional passport/ emergency passport) with validity not less than 6 months upon the return to residence country is accepted by the Immigration Bureau in Thailand.

 

Nationals of the following countries may enter Thailand without a visa

For tourism purpose only

 

Tourist Visa Exemption Scheme:

* Passport or Temporary Passport with validity up to 6 months (your passport must be at least 6 months valid the day of your departure from Thailand)

Period of Stay 30 days

Andorra

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bahrain

Brunei

Canada

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

 

 

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Indonesia

Ireland

Israel

Italy*

Japan

Kuwait

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Malaysia

Maldives

Hongkong*

Mauritius

Monaco

The Netherlands

New Zealand

Norway

Oman

The Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

San Marino

Singapore

Slovak

Slovania

Spain

South Africa

South Korea*

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

UAE

UK

USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilateral Agreement:

Period of Stay 14 days (Passport only)

Cambodia                     Myanmar (International Airport only)

Period of Stay 30 days (Passport only)

Hong Kong*                     Laos                             Macau*                           Mongolia                    Russia                           Vietnam           

Period of Stay 90 days (Passport only)

Argentina                 Brazil                      Chile             South Korea*             Peru

 

*Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, we highly recommend passport holders of these following countries to apply for a visa before entering Thailand: Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, Italy, and all countries which are eligible for Visa on Arrival.