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This type of visa is designed for applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to work as a film-producer, journalist or reporter, Media who is assigned by his/her news agency to work for long term in Thailand. Media who is going to work for temporary or short term need to apply for non-immigrant type B.

As per instructions from the Consulate with Effective from 23 February 2018 “NON- IMMIGRANT” applications will be accepted only till 11:30 at Chennai Centre .For rest centres timing remains unchanged.


Documents Required


Passengers below age of 18 years have to submit the documents as follows

1. Letter from the parents (mentioning the details of child, parents and travel details)

2. Birth certificate with MEA attestation.

Photo Specifications

Photo Specifications
No. of Photos Size Transit Visa

3.5 x 4.5 cm
Tourist Visa

3.5 x 4.5 cm
Non-Immigrant Visa
2 3.5 x 4.5 cm

Two recent (not older than 3 months) color photographs taken against a white (clothes color should be different from background) so that your features are clearly distinguishable.
A person who always wears white for religious purpose, the photographs can be taken against a light blue background.
The Royal Thai Embassy has full right to ask applicant to change the photo due to the followings…

  1. Photo which applicant’s face and eyes are not in direct position to the camera:
  2. Photo with background color different from the above mentioned.
  3. Photo which is obviously cut or crop from other photo.
  4. Photo without teeth visible

2. The photographs should be clear and of good quality, and should be printed on normal photographic paper. Please note that we will be unable to accept photographs that do not meet these specifications.

  1. Photo which the border between applicant’s body and background is unclear no matter what reason (scanning, printer, etc.
  2. Photo which is printed by printer which generates dots or lines on the paper and make photo bad quality.

3. Your full face should be visible. The photograph should be taken without sunglasses and without a hat or any other head covering, unless you wear such an item because of your religious beliefs or ethnic background.

Kindly Note: - The Royal Thai Embassy has full right to ask applicant to change photo if the above specifications not met.

Processing Time


Indian residents and foreign nationals applying for Transit, Tourist and Non-Immigrant Visas can submit their applications at the BLS Thailand Visa Application Centre.

Thailand Visa Application Centre
BLS International Services Ltd,
Dbs house, Office Suite- 214,
31-A cathedral garden road,
Nungambakkam, Chennai – 600034

Submission Timings:

APPLICANTS – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm(Monday-Friday)

Collection Timings: - 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm (Monday-Friday)


For more Information:

Call on Helpline No.:- 0120–6917551, between 09:00 to 17:00., Monday-Friday except Holidays.


Processing Time – 3 working days from the day of submission to The Consulate

Note If there is any further verification required on the submitted documents there will be a further delay in the above mentioned processing time.

Visa fees and Logistic fees

Non-Immigrant Visa (Single Entry) INR 5,000 3 Months Permitted to stay for a period not exceeding 90 Days unless otherwise instructed by the Immigration Bureau.


Service Charges: - South India

  • Applicant applying in Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Hyderabad needs to pay the below service charges in addition to the Visa Fees ( (including GST tax @18%)
  • Kindly Note: -

  • All the charges are non refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
  • Applicants are requested to collect appropriate receipts for all the payments.
  • Optional Service Charges: -

    The below are the additional services offered in the Thailand Visa Application Center at the below locations: -

    South India (Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Hyderabad )

    Courier Passport delivery at your home / office address Rs. 300 /- per passport (Inclusive of all the taxes)
    Photocopy Photocopy of documents (At selected locations) Rs. 5/- (Inclusive of all the taxes)
    Photo booth Passport size color photograph available as per the embassy specification (At selected locations) 4 color passport size photographs in just Rs. 105/- (Inclusive of all the taxes)
    SMS Automated application status alert Rs.150/- (Inclusive of all the taxes) per application
    Form Filling Application completion with Expertise Rs.100/- (Inclusive of all the taxes) per application
    Premium Lounge (Chennai, Bangalore & Hyderabad) Sit back, relax, and submit your visa application Rs.2000/- (Inclusive of all the taxes) per application

    Kindly Note: -

    • All fees and charges are non refundable, even if the application is refused or withdrawn.
    • The above service offering are optional
    • The fees mentioned includes 18% GST tax

    Applicants are requested to collect appropriate receipts while opting for these services

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    South India

    Please check the list of requisite documents before submitting your application. The guidelines listed on this site will help you prepare your documents as accurately as possible. This will minimize chances of rejection of your Visa Application due to incorrect or inadequate documents.

    Thailand Visa Application Form for Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin & Hyderabad

    Visa form Download the Thailand Visa Application form.

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