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Citizens of Turkey

Traveling from Turkey to Thailand presents an exciting opportunity for discovery and adventure. For a seamless experience, Turkish nationals must be well-informed about the visa process. This guide provides essential information on visa requirements, exemptions for short stays, and options for those planning longer visits to Thailand.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Turkish passport holders benefit from visa exemptions for short tourism-related visits to Thailand. Key points include:

  • Air Travel Exemption: Turkish citizens flying into Thailand with confirmed onward or return travel within 30 days are allowed visa-free entry.
  • Land and Sea Entry: Entry into Thailand via land or sea grants a 30-day stay, limited to 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a smooth visit, Turkish travelers should:

  • Confirm their passport's validity extends at least 6 months beyond the date of entry and includes at least two blank pages.
  • Prepare evidence of intended departure within 30 days.
  • Provide proof of confirmed accommodation and sufficient financial resources for their stay.

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Turkish nationals looking to extend their exploration of Thailand beyond the short-stay exemption should consider obtaining a tourist visa from a Thai Embassy or Consulate prior to departure.

Bilateral Agreement

A significant agreement between Thailand and certain countries, including Turkey, allows nationals holding Diplomatic or Official passports visa-free entry for up to 90 days. This facilitates various types of visits, from tourism to business and official duties, thereby strengthening bilateral relations. For visits extending beyond 90 days, the appropriate visa is required.

Additional Information

It's important to note that while Royal Thai Embassies issue visas, the ultimate decision for entry lies with immigration officers at Thailand's entry points, as per the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

By understanding the visa requirements and exemptions, Turkish nationals can ensure their journey from Turkey to Thailand is both enjoyable and hassle-free.

Thailand Visa Option

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Turkey:

We may be able to assist you when you meet the eligibilities on the following:

90-day Non-Immigrant Visa

This visa caters to Turkish citizens intending to stay in Thailand for up to 90 days, whether for tourism, business meetings, or other purposes. It provides single-entry access, making it an ideal choice for those contemplating longer stays in the future.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa

Suitable for various purposes, including education (ED), business (B), family visits (O), official duties (F), and religious activities (R), this visa allows Turkish nationals a 1-year stay in Thailand. It necessitates appropriate sponsorship or documentation relevant to the visa's intended use.

Thailand Business Visa

Targeted at professionals visiting Thailand for work, this visa initially offers a 90-day single-entry permit for business setup or employment commencement. With a Thai company's sponsorship, it's extendable to a 1-year multiple-entry visa, including a work permit.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Turkish nationals married to Thai citizens can opt for the Thailand Marriage Visa, which facilitates a pathway to residency. Starting with 90 days, it's extendable to one year and renewable annually, supporting family and professional life in Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

For Turkish citizens aged 50 and above looking to retire in Thailand, this visa requires proof of financial stability. It permits an initial 90-day stay, extendable to one year, catering to retirees not seeking employment and offering a peaceful, long-term residency option.

Thailand Elite Visa

Now known as Thailand Privilege Card, is designed for Turkish citizens desiring stays from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, Thailand Elite Visa offers streamlined immigration procedures, exempts the holder from 90-day reporting, and includes multiple entry privileges, alongside a suite of luxury benefits for a comfortable, extended stay.

For Turkish citizens planning to explore or settle in Thailand, understanding these visa options is key to a smooth travel experience. Engaging professional services like Siam Legal can provide invaluable assistance, ensuring a hassle-free process from beginning to end.

For inquiries regarding the requirements for other types of non-immigrant visas and for purposes not listed above, please reach out to the Royal Thai embassy or consulate.

Royal Thai Embassy, ​​Ankara, Turkey
Gaziosmanpaşa District, Koza Sk. No:87,
06700 Çankaya/Ankara

(+90) 312 437 43 18

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