60-day family visit visa
Thailand offers a Family Visit Visa (also known as the Non-Immigrant O Visa) that allows individuals to visit their family members who are Thai nationals or foreign residents in Thailand. This visa typically allows a stay of up to 60 days, but it can be extended for an additional 30 days at a Thai Immigration Office.
Here are the general steps to apply for a 60-day Family Visit Visa in Thailand:
1. Obtain the necessary documents: Prepare the required documents for your visa application. The specific requirements may vary depending on the Thai embassy or consulate in your country, but generally, you will need:
- A valid passport with at least 6 months of remaining validity.
- Completed visa application form.
- Passport-sized photographs.
- Proof of relationship: Provide documents proving your relationship with the family member you intend to visit, such as a marriage certificate, birth certificate, or proof of kinship.
- Invitation letter: If your family member in Thailand is inviting you, they may need to provide an invitation letter stating the purpose and duration of your visit.
- Proof of accommodation: Provide details of where you will be staying in Thailand during your visit.
- Financial documents: Show proof of sufficient funds to cover your expenses during your stay in Thailand.
2. Submit your application: Visit the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country to submit your visa application or enter Thailand with 30 day visa exemption or 60 day tourist visa and then apply for 60 day family visit extension of stay the immigration office in the area that you’re staying with your family.
3. Attend an interview: In some cases, you may be required to attend an interview at the Thai embassy or consulate as part of the application process. Be prepared to answer questions regarding the purpose and details of your visit.
4. Wait for visa approval: After submitting your application, you will need to wait for the Thai embassy or consulate to process your visa. The processing time can vary, so it's advisable to apply well in advance of your intended travel dates.
5. Travel to Thailand: Once your visa is approved, you can travel to Thailand within the validity period of the visa. Make sure to bring all necessary documents, including your passport, visa, and supporting documents, for presentation to the immigration officers upon arrival.
6. Extension of stay: If you wish to stay in Thailand beyond the initial 60-day period, you can apply for 1 year Non immigrant O visa ( 1 year extension of stay). Just have to present some required documents ( see details in Non O marriage/child support visa section).