Non-Immigrant Visa Category “F”

Purpose of Visit: 
This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to attend meetings with government of Thailand, foreign government or International Organization in the Kingdom.

Documents Required:

1. Passport or Travel Document.
    (Passport or Travel Document must not expire within 6 months and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page).
2. One visa application form completely filled out  (black and blue only). (Download)
3. Two passport-size photographs (2″x2″) (photocopy or photo taken from Photostat will not be accepted).
     Photographs must have a light color background with a full-face view of the person without wearing a hat
     or dark glasses and covering up shoulders Photos must be taken within 6 months.
4. Letter from applicant’s company/ university/ institution indicating the applicant’s position, length of employment,
    purpose of visit(s) to Thailand and length of stay in Thailand.
5. Letter of invitation from Thailand indicating length of stay (period of stay) and purpose of visit(s) to Thailand.
6. Official letter issued by Department State certifying the identity of the person concerned and his/her purposes
    while residing in the Kingdom, if the meetings organized by U.S. government.

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles encourages all applicants submit official letters issued by  U.S. Department of State’s Special Issuance Agency (SIA) Visa Unit.

For more info., please check , U.S. Department of State Special Issuance Agency’s website (from a USG workstation) for details on securing self-service letters:

Questions may be sent to the SIA Visa Unit at

7. A copy of flight confirmation/ reservation, showing going from US to Thailand and leaving from Thailand.
    (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly)
8. A copy of recent bank statement ($700 per person and $1,500 per family)
    (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly). 
    In case of submitting family bank statement a proof of relationship
    (i.e. birth certificate, marriage certificate) must be provided.

Processing time :
In person   1 business days
By mail      minimum 15 business days

***We do not offer expedited service***

Processing Fees:
Single entry            80 USD
Multiple entries     200 USD
Payable in money order (only) made payable to “Royal Thai Consulate”.

*** The fee is not refundable in any cases***

Period of stay:
 not exceeding 90 days.

*** Warning of overstay *** (please click)


Validity of a visa:
Single entry            3 months
Multiple entries      1 year

***A visa becomes effective from the date of issuance. Do not apply for the visa too early. If you apply too early the visa may expire before your trip and you will have to re-apply. The fee is not refundable***

Submitting application:

1. In person (Temporary suspended due to COVID-19)

Between 9am. – 4pm. (no appointment needed)

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles
611 North Larchmont Blvd., 2nd FL,
Los Angeles, CA 90004

2. By mail

(except nationalities and passport holders of the following 13 countries: Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ghana, Liberia, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, Somalia and Sudan. Applicants from the listed countries must apply in person only, and present original resident alien card or US visa)

application must include self-addressed return envelope only by these following mail service
“USPS (US Postal Service) Express Mail”  use only flat rate mailing envelope with $26.35 postage stamp
(Metered stamps will not be accepted)

Mailing address:

Visa Section
Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles
611 North Larchmont Blvd., 2nd FL,
Los Angeles, CA 90004 

***The Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss***

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles