Non-Immigrant Visa Type"R" (Religious purposes)

Non-Immigrant Visa Type"R" (Religious purposes)

วันที่นำเข้าข้อมูล 10 Sep 2020

วันที่ปรับปรุงข้อมูล 30 Nov 2022

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(Buddhism study/Religious function/Missionary purpose)

Required documents:

1.  Apply for E-Visa Application Platform (from 22 November 2021) at

2.  A Passport or Travel Document (validity of not less than 6 months on the arrival date in Thailand  and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page)

3.  A recent color passport photographs, 3.5 x 4.5 cm, front-view, must be taken within the last 6 months

4.  A copy of airline ticket or e-ticket. (air ticket paid in full)
Note: We do not accept airlines staff card , stand by/open flight ticket.

5. Supporting documents

5.1 Buddism study/Religious function
- an original confirmation letter from the National Buddhism Office or the Prime Minister's Office or the  
Mahachulalongkorn University
- an original confirmation letter from the abbot of the temple where the applicant will be studying or performing the
religious function.

5.2 Missionary purpose
- an original confirmation letter issued by the Religious Affairrs Department or by the National Buddhism
- an original confirmation letter and request make by the religious organization at which the applicant is

6. Consular officers reserve the rights to request additional documents as deemed necessary and also reserve the right to reject any application without having to provide reason.

Visa Fee: Fee: 80 € for a Single entry. There will be no refund if visa application is rejected, or applicants paid for multiple entry visa but only eligible to get single entry visa.   

Note: Do not apply visa more than 3 months in advance.

Validity of visa and Period of stay:
Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period not exceeding 90 days begin on the first date of arrival in Thailand.

Extension of stay:
The extension of stay permit must be done at the Immigration office where the traveler will be staying. ( The extension of stay is solely at the discretation of the Immigration officer.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (

For more information please contact the Royal Thai Embassy, Helsinki.
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