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Citizens of Austria

To ensure a smooth experience in Thailand, it's important to know the ins and outs of visa regulations and entry criteria. Here, we discuss the key points, ensuring that Austrian citizens are well-prepared for their adventure in the Land of Smiles.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Austrian passport holders are fortunate to benefit from a visa exemption for short stays, making tourism trips more accessible.

Here are the key points:

  • Visa exemption is granted to Austrian citizens arriving by air, with the condition of having proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • For those entering via land or sea from neighboring countries, a 30-day stay is permitted, with a limitation of 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a hassle-free visit, Austrian travelers must:

  • Possess a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months upon entry.
  • Show proof of intended departure within 30 days of arrival (this can be extended to 60 days for those seeking an extension).
  • Provide evidence of accommodation and sufficient funds for the stay's duration.

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Austrian nationals wishing to stay in Thailand for more than 30 days need to apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate before their departure.

Thailand and Austria Bilateral Agreement

Austrian nationals holding Diplomatic or Official passports can enjoy visa-exempt entry into Thailand for periods not exceeding 90 days. This facilitates various types of visits, including tourism, business, or official duties, ensuring smooth travel for Austrian diplomatic and official personnel. For stays extending beyond 90 days, it's necessary to obtain an appropriate visa.

Key Points to Remember

The decision to allow entry ultimately lies with the immigration officers at your point of entry into Thailand. Even with a valid visa, entry can be denied based on the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

For Austrian citizens considering travel or relocation to Thailand, it's essential to be well-informed about the available visa options to facilitate a smooth journey. Engaging professional services, such as Siam Legal, can offer invaluable support, ensuring an efficient and straightforward process from start to finish.

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of Austria:
90-day Non-Immigrant Visa

For Austrian citizens seeking specific purposes such as education, business, family visits, official duties, or religious activities, the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa is the ideal choice. This single-entry visa allows for a 90-day stay and can serve as a gateway to applying for a work permit or opening a bank account in Thailand.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa

Ideal for Austrian citizens planning extended stays, the 1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa offers multiple entries with up to 90 days per entry. However, a border run every 90 days for a new stamp is necessary. This visa supports various activities and facilitates work permit applications and bank account openings, with the option of extending the stay on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

Austria entrepreneurs or job seekers can initiate their professional goals in Thailand with the Non-Immigrant B Visa. Starting with a 90-day single-entry visa, it can be extended to a 1-year multiple-entry visa upon obtaining a work permit, sponsored by a Thai company.

Thailand Marriage Visa

For Austrian citizens married to Thai nationals, the Thailand Marriage Visa offers residency in Thailand. Beginning with 90 days, this visa can be extended to a year and renewed annually, accommodating both familial and professional needs in international marriages.

Thailand Retirement Visa

Austria citizens aged 50 and above aiming to retire in Thailand can opt for the Retirement Visa. This visa mandates proof of financial stability and provides an initial 90-day stay, extendable to one year, catering to retirees without employment intentions.

Thailand Elite Visa

An exclusive option for long-term residency ranging from 5 to 20 years, the Thailand Elite Visa offers a hassle-free immigration process, exemption from 90-day reporting, and access to luxury benefits. It's perfect for Austrian citizens seeking an extended stay in Thailand. Learn more:

Understanding these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation in advance will ensure that Austrian citizens enjoy seamless entry into Thailand. Siam Legal is committed to providing expert guidance and assistance throughout the visa application process, ensuring a stress-free travel experience. For reliable and current information, contacting Siam Legal directly is recommended.

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