Non-Immigration Category “O-A”

Purpose of Visit: This type of visa may be issued to applicants aged 50 years and 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. Applicant must be aged 50 years and over (on the day of submitting application)
  2. Applicant not prohibited from entering the Kingdom as provided by the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979)
  3. Having no criminal record in Thailand and the country of the applicant’s nationality or residence
  4. Having the nationality of or residence in the country where applicant’s application is submitted
  5. Not having prohibitive diseases ( Leprosy, Tuberculosis, drug addiction, Elephantiasis, third phase of Syphilis) as indicated in the Ministerial Regulation No. 14 B.E. 2535

Validity of a visa: multiple entries

***A visa becomes effective from the date of issuance***

Required Documents: (Required 3 sets; 1 original and 2 copy)

  1. Your actual Passport or Travel Document and one copy of your Passport. (Passport or Travel Document must be valid for at least 18 months and contain at least ONE completely empty visa page).
  2. Visa application form completely filled out (black and blue ink only) (Download)
  3. Addition Application form (Download)
  4. Medical certificate (must be notarized) 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 (Download)
  5. Three photo’s 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. Photos must be taken within 6 months.
  6. Bank statement or evidence of adequate finance showing a deposit of the amount equal to and not less
    than 800,000 Baht or an income certificate (an original copy) with a monthly income of not less than
    65,000 Baht, or a deposit account plus a monthly income totaling not less than 800,000 Baht In the case
    of submitting a bank statement, a letter of guarantee from the bank (an original copy) is required
  7. Letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record (verification have to valid for not more than three months and must be issued from a state or Federal Bureau of Investigation only. Online criminal record without authorizer’s signature is unacceptable )
  8. Copy of applicant’s airline tickets showing flight to Thailand.
  9. Pursuant to the Resolution of the Council of Ministers of Thailand, dated 2 April B.E. 2562 (2019),
    approving in principle for the stipulation of health insurance as an additional requirement for Non-Immigrant ‘O-A’ (Long Stay) visa application, the Royal Thai Embassy  has introduced the following requirements for the said visa application:

    Effective from 31 October 2019 , the applicant must be medically insured for the entire period of stay in Thailand with the following coverage:

    – Outpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than 40,000 THB, and

    – Inpatient benefit with a sum insured of not less than  400,000 THB

    The applicants must submit the following:

    9.1. Health insurance policy document issued by a Thai or foreign insurance company, stating that the applicant is medically insured for the period and with coverage as mentioned above:

    (a) In case of a foreign insurance company, the applicant must submit the original insurance policy document with 2 copies;

    (b) In case of a Thai insurance company, the applicant must submit 2 copies of the insurance policy document or, if available, the original insurance policy document with 2 copies. A list of Thai insurance companies participating in the scheme can be found here:

    9.2. Foreign Insurance Certificate as stipulated by the Office of Insurance Commission and Health Insurance of Thailand, which must be completed, signed and stamped by the insurance company. The form can be downloaded here: Foreign Insurance Certificate Form

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

Processing time: (with completed documents)

  • In person: 1 business days
  • By mail: minimum 15 business days

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

Visa Processing Fees: $200 USD per application.

Payable in money order (only) made payable to “Royal Thai Consulate”.


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

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., 2 nd floor, Los Angeles California 90004

    1. 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 postage stamp (Metered stamps will not be accepted)

Mailing address

Visa Section
Royal Thai Consulate General, Los Angeles
611 North Larchmont Blvd., 2 nd floor, Los Angeles California 90004

***The Royal Thai Consulate do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss***

Extension of stay: Those who wish to stay longer or may wish to change their type of visa must file an
application for permission at the Office of Immigration Bureau located on Soi Suan Plu, off South Sathorn
Road, Bangkok 10120, Tel (662) 287-3101 to 10 or at The extension of stay
as well as the change of certain type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.

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

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles

Royal Thai Consulate-General, Los Angeles