The most sought after country in every Indian travellers' bucket list is undoubtedly Thailand. The land of turquoise beaches, amazing night life, smiling people and easiest Visa procedure for Indians.
During our college days the most envisaged place to travel after our placements was unanimously "The Pattaya City". I had heard a lot about the night life and the "FUN" that people have in this small city, from my friends. I always knew that Pattaya is a country, and little did I know that it is a small but lively city in the country, Thailand. So we got placed in different organisations and 5 years passed, our dream was covered under the work pressure but it was not dead. And one day suddenly I got a video in my YouTube suggestion saying "Sin City Pattaya". I picked up my mobile and called my friend " dude lets go to Pattaya our dream destination" And then began the search.
“TRAVELING – IT LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS, THEN TURNS YOU INTO A STORYTELLER.” – IBN BATTUTA
So for all you travel enthusiasts here is the complete breakdown for the Thailand Visa process for Indians in a nut shell.
Complete guide on Thailand Visa On Arrival for Indians
So this is the easiest and most availed visa category. Visa on arrival means that you pack your bags get a flight and reach at the Thai Immigration Office and get a Visa. Ok, so not that easy too.
Thailand offers 15 days Visa on arrival (VOA) strictly for tourism to Indian passport holders entering from 48 designated immigration checkpoints including Pattaya ( U-Tapao Airport). Depending upon the season and passengers inflow it may take from 20 - 60 mins to get VOA. Till 30th April, 2020 Visa On Arrival for all Indian Passport holders is completely free. You can enter via air as well as land borders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Malaysia.
Visa on arrival is available 24hrs at below mentioned International Airports :
Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
Phuket International Airport, Phuket
Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
U Tapao Airport, Rayong
Indian passport holders will need the below mentioned documents to avail the Visa on Arrival facility:
Complete application for visa on arrival form
One recent passport size photograph of (4 x 6 cm)
Airline Boarding Pass
Passport with at least 6 months of validity and minimum two blank pages
A confirmed return ticket showing the exit from Thailand within 15 days of the date of entry.
A completed TM6 (Arrival-Departure) card, which will be provided by your airline staff before landing in Thailand
Confirm hotel booking
Minimum cash of 10,000 TBH in case of single and 20,000 TBH for family
That's it, fulfil this basic visa on arrival formalities and you are ready to enjoy your vacation in beautiful Thailand. And thus, began my very first international trip, the journey of Thailand. Stay connected for more informational blogs.