Thai Consulate Houston

Transit Visa


Purpose of Visit:

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for the following purposes:



To travel in transit through the Kingdom in order to proceed to the country of destination or to re-enter his/her own country.



To participate in sports activities. (If the stay is longer than 1 month, a Non-Immigrant Visa category O can be issued). In addition to the requirements below, a letter of invitation stating the application s participation in sports activities is requested.



The person in charge or crew of a conveyance coming to a port, station or area in the Kingdom. In addition to the requirements below, must provide a letter from their company stating the objective of the visit to Thailand.


Documents Required:


  • Passport or travel document valid for no less than 6 months.
  • One visa application form completely filled out and signed. 
  • Two passport-size color photographs (2 x2 ) taken within 6 months, with light color background and full-face view of the applicant without hat or dark glasses.
  • Copy of U.S. Permanent Resident Card or valid U.S. work visa with employment verification letter for non-U.S. citizens. If self-employed, copy of business license/registration.
  • Copy of round trip flight confirmation/reservation or ticket in and out of Thailand.
  • Copy of recent bank statement or evidence of adequate finance (minimum balance $ 700 per person and $1500 per family).



Visa Processing Fees:

Visa processing fee is $35 per entry; maximum of 3 entries.


Validity of a visa - Period of stay - Extension of stay:

The validity of a single entry visa is 3 months . Travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a maximum period of 30 days per entry. Those who wish to stay longer or change their type of visa must file an application for permission at:

Office of Immigration Bureau

Government Center, Building B

No. 120, Moo 3, Chaengwatthana Road

Thungsonghong, Laksi District, Bangkok 10120

Tel: 0-2141-9889

Fax: 0-2143-8228


The extension of stay as well as the change of type of visa is solely at the discretion of the Immigration officer.