Important Information on the Visa Application ***

Please note that, in accordance with the current policy of the Royal Thai Government, the Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi is applying extra conditions for visa application of passport holders of following countries:

AFGHANISTAN and IRAQ : Approval of visa application for Iraqi and Afghan nationals can take up to 45 days after submission of documents at the Embassy.



By the Ministerial Regulation of the Ministry of Interior of the Kingdom of Thailand dated 10 January 2019, Thailand will implement a temporary Visa-on-Arrival (VoA) fee exemption scheme, starting from 14 January 2019 to 30 April 2019. For more information, see the link



1. All applicants who reside in UAE must have a UAE residence visa with a validity not less than 3 months before applying the visa to enter Thailand at the Royal Thai Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
2. The minimum salary certificate to apply for a tourist visa (single entry) will be changed from 4,000 Dirhams to 4,500 Dirhams.
3. For applicants who apply for a tourist visa (single entry) but receive a monthly salary less than 4,500 Dirhams, a 3-month bank statement of the applicants (with an original 3-month bank statement of the applicant showing a balance at least 4,500 Dirhams) must be submitted along with other relevant documents.
4. For applicants who apply for a tourist visa (multiple entries), a 6-month bank statement of the applicant (with an original 6-month bank statement of the applicants showing a balance at least 25,000 Dirhams) must be submitted along with other relevant documents.



Kindly note that a nationality from the list below must submit the visa at the Embassy by themselves at the Royal Thai Embassy.

1. Nigeria (A Nigerian passport holder must submit the NDLEA form with the stamp from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and attested by the Royal Thai Embassy in Abuja)
2. Cameroon
3. Republic of the Congo
4. Democratic Republic of the Congo
5. Equatorial Guinea
6. Guinea
7. Ghana
8. Liberia
9. Sao Tome and Principe
10. Sierra Leone
11. Somalia
12. The Republic of Sudan


Visa Procedures

1. The applicant must hold a full passport which must be submitted when applying for a visa. 

2. A passport must be valid for at least 6 (six) months from date of entry into Thailand. If the passport is less than 6 months, the Embassy will not be able to receive the application.

3. Non-passport documents (such as Certificate of Identity, Certificate of Registration etc.) will not be accepted.

4. Application form must be typed only. A handwritten application form is not accepted.

5. Application form must be completed fully and accurately, and all supporting documents must be submitted together with the application form. Failure to do so may result in delay or rejection from the Consular Section of the Royal Thai Embassy.

6. All supporting documents must be in English.

7. Two Application forms must be original and personally signed by the applicant.

8. Two recent (not more than 6 months) passport-sized color photograph with white background of the applicant must be submitted with the application. 

9. All applications are subjected to approval. Submission of a visa application does not necessarily mean that a visa will be granted. Visa fee cannot be refunded in any circumstance.

10. You can apply for a visa up to 3 months before your date of travel to Thailand. We expect you to plan your travel and visa application as far in advance as possible.

11.  Applicants of Iraqi and Afghani nationals whose applications need referral to the Home Security Authorities in Thailand must submit a booking of travel tickets (plane, boat or otherwise). 

12. All visa applications must be submitted in person between 09.30 am and 12.30 pm, Sunday to Thursday ONLY.

13. If granted, visa can be collected within 1-2 working days, from 09.30am - 12.30pm and 14.30pm - 16.30pm, Sunday to Thursday ONLY.

14. The granting of a visa is, in effect, only a form of pre-entry clearance. It does not grant permission to enter Thailand. Thailand Immigration authorities at the port of entry reserve the right to refuse entry into Thailand.

15. All applicants must reside in United Arab Emirates

16. All visa regulations are strictly adhered to for the good of each and every individual who wishes to visit Thailand, in order to prevent any problems and complications with regard to their entry into Thailand.

17.  The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the rights to have a personal interview with any applicant.