Non-Immigration Visa Category “O”

Purpose of Visit: Applicants who wish to stay with family in Thailand (Thai Family) Applicants who wish for volunteering work with the state enterprises or social welfare organizations in
Thailand  (Volunteering)

Documents Required for Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O” (Thai Family):

  1. Your actual Passport or Travel Document and one copy of your Passport. (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 ink only)(Download)
    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.
  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. A copy of flight confirmation/reservation , showing going from US to Thailand  (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly)
  5. 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.
  6. 6.For non-US citizen, a copy of permanent resident alien card or a copy of valid US visa with a letter proof of employment ( **we don’t accept pay stubs**)
  7. If you are a former Thai citizen, proof of Thai citizen such as Thai passport or Thai identification card
  8. If you want to visit as a spouse or family member (spouse, son or daughter), proof of relationship such
    as a photocopy of marriage license or birth certificate with a proof that your spouse or family member is a Thai citizen such as as a photocopy of Thai passport or Thai identification card
  9. The letter from your spouse indicated that you both are still married and he/she acknowledges of your visit.
  10. For minor under 20 years old, please provide following documents
      • Notarized copy of a birth certificate
      • Notarized copy of marriage certificate , In case of sole custody notarized copy of court order must be
        provided.
      • Notarized copy or original passports or ID of mother and father/ legal guardian
      • Original letter of notarized consent for the minor to travel abroad from mother and father/ legal guardian

    ***All supporting materials that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations and certified by an Consulate only ***

  11. For Nigerian nationalities and passport holders, Certificate of Clearance from NDLEA and authenticated by The Ministry of Foreign Affair of Nigeria and Royal Thai Consulate in Abuja, Nigeria

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”.
NO CASH, PERSONAL and BUSINESS CHECKS ACCEPTED

*** 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***

Documents Required of Non-Immigrant Visa Category “O” (Volunteering)

  1. Your actual 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 ink only) (Download)
    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.
  3. A copy of flight confirmation/reservation , showing going from US to Thailand and leaving from Thailand (The name of the applicant must indicated clearly)
  4. 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.
  5. For non-US citizen, a copy of permanent resident alien card with employment verification or a copy of valid US visa with employment verification letter
  6. For non-US citizen, a copy of permanent resident alien card or a copy of valid US visa witha letter proof of employment ( **we don’t accept pay stubs**)/ letter proof of full-time student status
  7. Original letter of invitation or acceptance from the non profit  foundations AND foundations registration with Thai government
  8. For minor under 20 years old, please provide following documents
      • Notarized copy of a birth certificate
      • Notarized copy of marriage certificate , In case of sole custody notarized copy of court order must be provided.
      • Notarized copy of a birth certificate
      • Notarized copy or original passports or ID of mother and father/ legal guardian
      • Original letter of notarized consent for the minor to travel abroad from mother and father/ legal guardian

    ***All supporting materials that are not in English must be accompanied by certified English translations and certified by an Consulate only ***

  9. For Nigerian nationalities and passport holders, Certificate of Clearance from NDLEA and authenticated by The Ministry of Foreign Affair of Nigeria and Royal Thai Consulate in Abuja, Nigeria

 

Processing time:

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

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

Processing Fees:

    • Single entry: (only) 80 USD

Payable in money order (only) made payable to “Royal Thai Consulate”.
NO CASH, PERSONAL and BUSINESS CHECKS ACCEPTED

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

Period of stay: not exceeding 90 days.

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

Validity of a visa: The Validity of a visa is 3 months.

***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:

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 $24.70 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 http://www.immigration.go.th 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