Thailand Visa Application
Do You Need a Visa?
Sri Lankan citizens holding ordinary passports are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Thailand, regardless of the purpose of their visit. However, for those transiting through Thailand, a visa is not necessary if they remain within the airport's transit area and the stay does not exceed 12 hours, provided they do not pass through immigration control. If travelers need to go through immigration or if their transit lasts longer than 12 hours, a visa is required. The visa application should be made at a Thai Embassy or Consulate, with the type of visa depending on the purpose and duration of the visit.
Typical Documents Needed for Visa Application:
- A passport that is valid for at least six months after the date of entry.
- A filled-out visa application form.
- Recent photographs in passport size.
- A confirmed travel plan, including bookings for both return flights and accommodations.
- Evidence of sufficient funds to support your stay in Thailand.
Thailand and Sri Lanka Bilateral Agreement
Under the bilateral agreement between Thailand and Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan nationals holding Diplomatic or Official passports can enjoy visa-free entry into Thailand for stays not exceeding 90 days. This agreement covers various types of visits, including tourism, business meetings, and official duties, promoting smooth and unhindered travel for Sri Lankan diplomatic and official representatives. The aim is to enhance diplomatic and official exchanges between the two countries. If the visit extends beyond the 90-day limit, Sri Lankan individuals must secure an appropriate visa for the extended stay and the specific purpose of their visit to Thailand.
The final authority for entry into Thailand rests with the immigration officers at the point of entry, regardless of whether the traveler has a valid visa. Entry may be denied if the traveler is considered to fall under the prohibited categories as outlined in the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).
How Siam Legal Can Help:
Siam Legal offers comprehensive support for the Thai visa application process to ensure Sri Lankan citizens comply with all requirements for hassle-free entry into Thailand. Our services include expert advice on Thai immigration laws and visa procedures, facilitating a smooth and stress-free journey. For Sri Lankan citizens planning a trip to Thailand, understanding visa requirements and preparing your application accurately is essential. Partnering with Siam Legal gives you access to professional assistance and advice, making your travel preparations more efficient.
Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Sri Lanka:90-day Non-Immigrant Visa Thailand Visa
Ideal for Sri Lankans entering Thailand for education, business, family visits, official duties, or religious activities. This visa facilitates further applications for work permits and bank account openings in Thailand.1-Year Non-Immigrant Thailand Visa
Designed for those planning longer stays in Thailand for similar purposes. This multiple-entry visa allows a 90-day stay per entry, with the flexibility to apply for work permits and visa extensions.Thailand Business Visa
Aimed at Sri Lankans initiating business ventures or employment in Thailand. It starts as a 90-day single-entry visa, potentially leading to a 1-year multiple-entry visa after obtaining a work permit, sponsored by a Thai company.Thailand Marriage Visa
For Sri Lankans married to Thai nationals, offering a path to extended stays and residency. Initially granted for 90 days, it can be extended to one year and is renewable, supporting both family and professional needs.Thailand Retirement Visa
Available to Sri Lankans aged 50 years and above, seeking retirement in Thailand. Requires proof of financial stability and offers an initial 90-day stay, extendable to one year, aimed at retirees.Thailand Elite Visa
Offers long-term residency options for affluent Sri Lankans, with durations ranging from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, Thailand Elite Visa streamlines the immigration process and includes numerous luxury perks.
By familiarizing yourself with these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation in advance, Sri Lankan citizens can ensure a smooth and compliant entry into Thailand. Siam Legal is committed to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, guaranteeing a seamless travel experience. For the most reliable and up-to-date information, we recommend contacting Siam Legal directly.
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, Colombo, Sri Lanka
26, Sir Marcus Fernando Road,
Colombo 07, Sri Lanka
Monday - Friday (except official holidays)
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
(+9411) 752 9500-3