NON-IMMIGRANT R-A (RELIGION) VISA

ELIGIBLE 

This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter Thailand for Buddhism study/Religious function/Missionary purpose.

CONDITIONS

  • The visa is valid 90 days from the date of issuance. A traveller must enter Thailand within the said 90-day period and the permit to stay in Thailand for 90 days starting from the arrival date
  •  If the visa holder breaches the entry conditions (for example, if he/she engages in work-related activities), the stay permit will be revoked and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand in the future.
  • Successful applicants are not allowed to work in Thailand.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR THE E-VISA SYSTEM

  1. Passport - a  page with your face and information on it with a validity of at least 6 months. The passport has to contain at least two empty visa pages.
  2. Photograph - size approximately 3 cm. x 5 cm. Front-facing and not older than six months. No homemade photographs.
  3. Declaration Form (click here to download)
  4. Supporting documents:

4.1 Buddhism study/Religious function - an original confirmation letter from the National Buddhism Office or the Prime Minister's Office or the Mahachulalongkorn University - an original confirmation letter from the abbot of the temple where the applicant will be studying or performing the religious function.
4.2 Missionary purpose - an original confirmation letter issued by the Religious Affairs Department or by the National Buddhism Office - an original confirmation letter and request made by the religious organization at which the applicant is stationed.

 

VISA FEE

  • 1750 SEK for multiple entry
  • The visa application fee is not refundable.

NOTE

  • Please bring the attached documents and original passport to the embassy on the appointment date (the Embassy does not provide a copy or printing service). It is also possible to send the documents and passport by post.
  • Do not apply for a visa earlier than 3 months before your arrival date to Thailand.
  • After the Embassy receives your documents, the processing time is 7 working days.
  • Applicants will receive an email approval once the visa is granted.
  • You can collect your passport from Monday to Friday between 14.30-15.30 hrs.
  • Please bring an e-appointment with you when picking up your passport.
  • Passport can be returned by a registered post. Please prepare an envelope addressed to the applicant. You can buy a registered post through PostNord.. For instruction, please click here.
  • Consular officers reserve the right to request additional documents, or an interview with the applicant, as deemed necessary, without prior notice.
  • The Royal Thai Embassy reserves the right to refuse a visa to an applicant with insufficient documents or if the reasons given are not fully supported. The visa application fee is non-refundable.