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Updated March 2024

With its vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and rich history, Thailand is a dream destination for many travelers. If you’re a Qatar resident planning to explore the Land of Smiles, understanding the visa requirements and procedures is essential.

In this article, Wego will delve into the various types of Thailand visas available to Qatar residents, the application process, fees, and important considerations. Continue reading to learn more!

Do Qatar residents need a visa for Thailand?

No, Qatar residents usually do not require a visa to enter Thailand, because the country, Qatar, is included in the countries listed in the Visa Exemption Scheme of Thailand.

The Visa Exemption Scheme, however, only allows Qatar residents, entering Thailand by air to stay for a period of 30 days, and those entering the Kingdom by land are granted a 15-day stay. Hence, if for any reason the resident is planning to stay for more than 30 days, they will be required to apply for a Thailand Tourist visa with an extended duration of stay.

How to apply for a Thailand tourist visa for Qatar residents?

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

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Please note that applying for a visa for travelling to Thailand should be planned at least ten days before the travelling date. To apply for a Thailand visa follow the steps given below:

  • download this Thai visa application form.
  • fill in by typing all the answers or the necessary details asked in the form.
  • gather all the required documents needed for the visa application that you are to apply for.

After that, bring your visa application form and the required documents needed for the visa application to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulates located in Qatar.

Please note that the Embassy staff/employees are NOT allowed to fill out any visa application form.

Thailand tourist visa requirements for Qatar residents

As per the information provided by the Royal Thai Consulate-Doha, the following documents will be required by Qatari residents to apply for a Thailand tourist visa:

  • typed and completely filled Thai visa application form. Please note that the visa application with incomplete requirements will NOT be accepted.
  • two passport size coloured photographs of the applicant taken with a plain background.
  • original Passport, with six months of validity, or travel document, with one photocopy of each.
  • one photocopy of the Residency Permit Card, with a validity of three months, signed by the applicant (The applicant’s original Residency Permit Card must be presented to the  Visa Section official when applying for a visa). Please note that no photocopy service is available at the Embassy.
  • a Photocopy of the airline return ticket.
  • bank statement in the past three months  with a minimum balance of THB 20,000 (QAR 3,000) per person, and THB 40,000 (QAR 5,000) per family, or
  • original Letter of Certification (Salary Certificate) which indicates a salary of more than QAR 3,000, in English from the sponsor/company / or relating working organization stating the applicant’s salary and allowances. In case the applicant is not working, the sponsor could issue the letter, and attach it with:
    • a copy of their QID card/passport
    • original letter(s) of sponsor’s salary certificate (with a copy of establishment card), or
    • bank statement

Please note that the Visa application time is from 9 AM to 12 PM, and the Visa collection takes place from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Consulate will be open on official days, that is, from Sunday to Thursday (except Embassy’s official holiday).

There might be some additional documents required to be submitted by the Consulate. Please reach out to the Royal Thai Consulate in Doha through their email, or contact the Visa Section at +974 4493 4426, 4493 4432, from 2 PM to 4 PM, o get information regarding the additional documents required.

Thailand tourist visa processing time

The processing time for the Thailand tourist visa for Qatar residents is at least two working days.

Please note that the Embassy will NOT issue a visa within the same day of receiving the applicant’s visa application forms and documents.

Thailand tourist visa cost

The cost for a single-entry tourist visa in Thailand for Qatari residents is about USD 30 (QAR 109)  to USD 50 ( QAR 182) for a single-entry visa and about USD 150 (QAR 546) to USD 250 (QAR 910) for a multiple-entry tourist visa (in cash only). The visa fees are non-refundable.


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