Citizens of countries who have concluded visa exemption agreement with the government of Thailand may be granted with the visa exemption stamp of 30 days at the airport or 15 days if entering via any border crossing in Thailand.
(See the list of countries under the visa exemption rule here.)
Due to visa abuse in the past, however, the Thai immigration bureau has released implementation of stricter measures to control tourist entries to the country after the declaration of visa crackdown. All tourists who are traveling to Thailand are now subject to a more rigid verification by the immigration officers who check history of multiple tourist visa and visa exempt entries to the country.
The following nationalities would be allowed 30 days stay in Thailand without having to apply for a tourist visa, marriage visa or retirement visa when they are able to convince the immigration officers and prove that the purpose of their travel is solely for tourism. Other countries that are not in the list may be able to apply a visa on arrival to travel to Thailand for 15 days.
(See list of countries who are eligible to apply for visa on arrival here).
If you wish to secure a long-term visa to Thailand, we offer service and professional assistance with the application process. You may contact us any time should you need an expert advice on what visa is most suitable for your travel.