Due to mutual agreements with Thailand, citizens of Brazil and South Korea get 90
days on arrival, instead of the 30 days issued to almost everyone else. Citizens
of countries not on a list of 56 countries will receive a 15 day visa on entry or
will have to apply for one.
Until the start of 2001, New Zealand citizens also received 90 days on arrival. Due
to new immigration policies in New Zealand which restricts access to Thai, this has
since been rescinded and New Zealanders now only receive the 30 days on arrival visa
like everyone else.
Even if you are eligible for a visa on arrival, it's possible to apply to the Thai
Embassy in your home country for a tourist visa. These are valid for 60 days and
are not difficult to obtain. Non-immigrant visas can be applied for if you wish to
work in Thailand and/or stay for a prolonged period of time. These are more difficult
to get, and are only issued when there is a good reason for doing so.
This is a Sample Thai music karaoke.
The beach at Khanom just north of Nakhon Si Thammarat
Looking out from a hotel balcony at Khanom