October 21, 2021
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Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (Long Stay)

Non-Immigrant Visa  O-A (Long Stay) Download required form here

This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years over who wish to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 1 year without the intention of working. 

Holder of this type of visa is allowed to stay in Thailand for 1 year. Employment of any kind is strictly prohibited.


1. Eligibility

          1.1 Applicant must be aged 50 years over (on the day of submitting application).

          1.2 Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

          1.3 Having no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicants nationality or residence.

          1.4 Having the nationality of permanent residence in the country where

applicants application is submitted.

          1.5 Not having prohibitive diseases (e.g., Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Elephantiasis, drug addiction, alcoholism, third phase of Syphilis, Coronavirus Disease) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535.


2. Summary of Documents required


          2.1 Two Completed application forms (With colored photo of white background within the last six months).

          2.2 Two copies of applicants passport with the validity more than 20 months.

          2.3 One Completed form of Additional Application form for Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (Long Stay).

          2.4 Two copies of permanent Hong Kong identity card or permanent Macau identity card.

          2.5 An original and copy of updated bank guarantee letter to Royal Thai Consulate-General, Hong Kong and one copy of bank statement showing a deposit of the amount more than 800,000 baht (or equivalent) for the last three months.

          2.6 A letter of verification issued from the country of his or her nationality or residence stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarised by notary organs or the applicants diplomatic or consular mission).

          2.7 An original and copy of updated medical certificate issued from the country where the application is submitted, showing no prohibitive diseases as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No.14 (B.E. 2535) (certificate shall be valid for not more than three months and should be notarised by notary organs or the applicants diplomatic or consular mission).

             2.8 One copy regarding Health Insurance for foreigner visa (including Health Insurance Certificate and health Insurance Schedule), after the no criminal record of Hong Kong Police has been passed. Applicants can buy a non-Thai health insurance, or a Thai online health insurance via the website longstay.tgia.org. The insurance has to cover the length of stay in the Kingdom with not less than 100,000 USD or 3,000,000 Thai Baht coverage, including coverage of COVID-19.

          2.9 One copy of address proof of applicant in Thailand.


         - If applicant have changed surname or name, related document proof is needed.

         - If surname or name is different between passport and HKID card, related document proof is needed.

         - In the case where the accompanying spouse is not eligible to apply for the Category O-A (Long Stay) visa, he or she will be considered for temporary stay under Category O visa. A marriage certificate must be provided as evidence and should be notarised by notary organs or by the applicants diplomatic or consular mission.  

         - Additional documents may be requested by consular officers in addition to the documents above. Please note that consular officers reserve the right to require additional documents, or an interview, as deemed necessary, without prior notice. The Royal Thai Consulate-General reserves the right not to accept any visa application whereby any required document is absent. The visa fee is non-refundable. 

3. Channels to submit application

          Applicant may submit their application at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong.

 4. Visa fee

          The visa fee is HK$1,500 in cash.

 5. Recommendations for foreigners with Non-Immigrant Visa O-A (Long Stay) while staying in the Kingdom


          5.1 Upon arrival, holder of this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for 1 year from the date of first entry. 

          5.2 At the end of the 90-day stay , the foreigner must report to the immigration officer in his or her residence area and report

again every 90 days during his or her stay in Thailand. The foreigner may report to the police station if there is no immigration office in his or her residence area.

          5.3 Foreigner may report to the competent authority by post and should provide the following:

               1- A copy of passport pages showing the foreigners photo, personal details,and the latest arrival visa stamp.

               2- A copy of the previous receipt of acknowledgement.

               3- A self-addressed envelope with postage affixed.

               Such documents must be sent to the Immigration Division 1, Government Center B, Chaengwattana Soi 7, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 and must be submitted 7 days before the end of every 90-day period.  A receipt of acknowledgement will be given

and should be used for future correspondence.

          5.4 Foreigner who wishes to extend his or her stay shall submit a request for extension of stay at the Office of the Immigration Bureau with document evidence of money transfer or a deposit account in Thailand or an income certificate showing an amount of not less than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate plus a deposit account showing a total amount of not less than 800,000 Baht. A one-year extension of stay shall be granted at the discretion of the immigration officer to the foreigner as long as he or she meets the above requirements.


LastUpdated : 2021-10-05 07:58:22