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Updated April 2024

Thailand, known for its diverse culture, breathtaking scenery, and lively urban centers, ranks among the world’s most sought-after travel destinations, drawing visitors from across the globe, including Pakistan. Whether you’re preparing for a holiday, a business excursion, or any other objective, having a firm grasp of the visa prerequisites and the application procedure is essential to ensure a hassle-free and pleasurable experience in this country, often referred to as the ‘Land of Smiles.’

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Read on as Wego offers valuable insights into the visa application process and essential requirements for Pakistanis to have a seamless journey to Thailand.

Do Pakistanis need a visa for Thailand?

Yes, Pakistani citizens visiting Thailand will need a visa for entry.

There are various types of visas, depending on the purpose of the visit, including tourist visas, transit visas, non-immigration visas and more. However, the following categories of visitors are prohibited from entering the Kingdom:

  • having no genuine and valid passport or document used in lieu of passport, or having a genuine and valid passport or document used in lieu of passport without issuing visa by the Royal Thai Embassies or Consulates in foreign countries; or from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, except if a visa is not required for certain types of aliens in special instances
  • having no appropriate means of living following entrance into the Kingdom
  • having entered into the Kingdom to take occupation as a laborer, to take employment by using physical energy without skills or training, or to work in violation of the Alien Work Permit Law
  • being mentally unstable or having any of the diseases as prescribed in the Ministerial Regulations
  • having not yet been vaccinated against smallpox or inoculated or undergone any other medical treatment for protection against disease and having refused to have such vaccinations administered by the Immigration doctor
  • having been imprisoned by the judgment of the Thai Court, by a lawful injunction, or by the judgment of the Court of the foreign country, except when the penalty is for petty offense or negligence or is provided for as an exception in the Ministerial Regulations
  • having behavior which would indicate possible danger to the Public or likelihood of being a nuisance or constituting any violence to the peace or safety of the public or to the security of the public or to the security of the nation, or being under warrant of arrest by competent officials of foreign governments
  • reason to believe that entrance into the Kingdom was for the purpose of being involved in prostitution, the trading of women or children, drug smuggling, or other types of smuggling that are contrary to public morality
  • having no money or bond as prescribed by the Minister under Section 14 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522
  • being a person prohibited by the Minister under Section 16 of the Immigration Act B.E. 2522
  • being deported by the Thai Government or foreign countries, having your right to stay revoked, or being expelled at the expense of the Thai Government can lead to denial of entry unless special exemptions are considered by the Minister on a case-by-case basis

Thailand visa for Pakistani types

The following are some of the Thailand visas available for Pakistani citizens:

Tourist visa

Pakistani citizens visiting Thailand for tourism purposes can apply for the Thailand tourist visa. The Thailand tourist visa has a validity of 3 months under the single-entry scheme and 6 months of validity under the multiple-entry scheme.

Moreover, visitors can stay up to 60 days without the need for an extension of stay with the Thailand tourist visa.

Fees

According to the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, the visa costs for Thailand tourist visas from Pakistan are as follows:

  • tourist visa (single entry): PKR 13,000
  • tourist visa (multiple entry): PKR 65,000

Please note that the visa price may differ if applied through the Consulate or visa processing agencies. Hence, make sure to consult the authorities regarding the accurate visa fee.

Transit visa

A Thailand transit visa is required in case of using Thailand as a transit location or participating in a sports competition. Additionally, passengers with a layover in Thailand exceeding 12 hours are obliged to have a transit visit visa.

Fees

According to the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, the visa costs for Thailand transit visas from Pakistan are as follows:

  • transit visa (single entry): PKR 11,000
  • transit visa (double entry): PKR 22,000
  • transit visa (triple entry): PKR 33,000

Please note that the visa price may differ if applied through the Consulate or visa processing agencies. Hence, make sure to consult the authorities regarding the accurate visa fee.

Courtesy visas

Courtesy visas are available for individuals holding diplomatic passports, official passports, and UN Laissez-Passer (Blue Cover) who wish to visit Thailand for personal reasons.

The good news is that courtesy visas are issued free of charge.

However, please note that even though the visa is free, you still need to apply for it before your travel to Thailand.

Non-immigrant visa

Thailand offers several types of non-immigrant visas, such as business visas (non-immigrant B), education visas (non-immigrant ED), and other visas (non-immigrant O).

Single-entry non-immigrant visas have a validity of 3 months, whereas multiple-entry non-immigrant visas have a validity ranging between 1 and 3 years, depending on the type of visa applied for. 

Fees

According to the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, the visa costs for Thailand non-immigrant visas from Pakistan are as follows:

  • non-immigrant visa (single entry): PKR 26,000
  • non-immigrant visa (multiple entry – 1 year validity): PKR 65,000
  • non-immigrant visa (multiple entry – 3 years validity): PKR 130,000

Please note that the visa price may differ if applied through the Consulate or visa processing agencies. Hence, make sure to consult the authorities regarding the accurate visa fee.

For further details concerning each visa type, consult the Royal Thai Embassy, Islamabad’s or the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Karachi’s official websites. 

Thailand visa for Pakistani requirements

The following are some of the general documents required to apply for a Thailand visa from Pakistan:

  • personalized cover letter, including name, passport number, purpose of visit, travel date, and other vital details
  • two recent passport-size photographs (taken within the last 6 months)
  • two filled out and signed visa application forms (Royal Thai Embassy Islamabad or Royal Thai Consulate-General, Karachi) in capital letters.
  • two copies of the applicant’s CNIC card
  • two copies of the applicant’s passport, only the page containing passport holder information (first four pages)
  • bank statement covering a minimum of 1 year
  • bank account maintenance certificate
  • letter from the employing or owned organization detailing the applicant’s association, travel approval, leave dates, and essential information
  • visa request on company letterhead (required by Islamabad embassy for self-employed applicants)
  • National Tax Number – NTN
  • confirmed non-refundable flight ticket
  • proof of hotel booking or accommodation
  • one blank cross cheque and affidavit on stamp paper (required by the Karachi consulate)
  • family registration certificate – FRC (if traveling with family)
  • marriage certificate (if traveling with a spouse)
  • B-form (if accompanying children)
  • documents demonstrating the applicant’s credibility
  • any additional pertinent supporting documents

Please note that some additional documents might be required depending on the type of Thailand visa you applied for. Hence, make sure to visit the Royal Thai Embassy, Islamabad’s or the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Karachi’s official websites for more information.

How to apply for a Thailand visa from Pakistan?

According to the information provided by the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, you can apply for a Thai visa from Pakistan in any of the two following ways:

  • self-submission of the visa application form along with the other required documents at the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad, Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 11.30 AM or at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Karachi, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM. 
  • through the 12 official visa agents authorized by the Royal Thai Embassy in Islamabad. 

Please note that the decision announced by these visa processing companies will be final and valid until 11 October 2025. The Embassy reserves the right to review the list or suspend the service of these companies without prior notice or providing any reasons.

Thailand visa for Pakistani processing time

The processing time for Thailand visas for Pakistani applicants fluctuates depending on the application location and the specific visa category you require. However, according to the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate sites in Pakistan, it typically takes 5 working days to process a visa.

 

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