Last Updated : Sept 4, 2023
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Thailand is a very popular tourist destination because of how affordable it is, and not to mention the amazing nature and scenery. In this blog we will take a look at how you can travel to Thailand from Canada, including all things about visas such as costs, requirements and how to apply.
Let’s get to it!
Yes and no. Fortunately, Canada is one of the many countries that are exempted from getting a visa for Thailand for 30 days of tourism, which means you can enjoy visa-free travel to Thailand for that time.
However, if you want to stay in Thailand for longer than that, you will need to apply for long-stay visas which we will discuss in this blog.
Applying for a visa can be so stressful, to the point where you don’t even want to travel anymore.
Luckily visa applications don’t have to be terrible anymore thanks to Atlys which is an app that facilitates in the visa application process, handling all your documents and the nitty-gritty details.
That way you can spend more time traveling, and less time stressing.
What Is The Thailand Visa, And Why Do I Need One?
Can Canadians Apply For A Thai Visa Online?
What Are The Types Of Visas For Thailand?
How Long Can I Stay In Thailand With A Valid Visa?
How Much Does The Thailand Visa Cost?
What Is The Thailand Visa Processing Time?
The Thailand Visa is a type of travel document that allows foreign nationals to enter Thailand for a certain period of time.
Canadians do not need one for visiting Thailand for 30 days for tourism purposes, unless they want to stay in Thailand for longer than you will need to apply for a visa.
The Thai Government offers a variety of visa options, depending on what your intent is.
The Thailand Tourist Visa is type of short term visa that is strictly used for leisure and tourism purposes. It comes as either a Single-Entry Visa that can be used once, or a Multiple-Entry Visa that can be used multiple times.
Holders of this visa can stay in Thailand for 60 days.
There are 2 types of Thailand Business Visas.
Travelers from Canada can stay in Thailand for a maximum of 30 days without a visa.
However, you can stay for much longer if you apply for a 60 day Tourist Visa.
The Thailand Visa costs 50 CAD for a Single Entry Tourist Visa, or 250 CAD for a Multiple Entry Visa.
The processing time for the Thailand Visa is roughly about 20 business days, however it can sometimes take a shorter or longer amount of time depending on the number of applicants, and when you apply for the Thailand Tourist Visa.
There are a few entry requirements or needed documents for your visa application. These are very important as without them your application will get rejected, or you will not be allowed entry into Thailand.
A Canadian passport with 6 months validity
A round-trip ticket or flight itinerary
A passport-sized photo of yourself
At least 400 CAD per person or 800 CAD per family in terms of finances
Travel insurance (beneficial but not mandatory)
This requirements are also applicable for Canadian applicants that do not need a Visa for staying in Thailand for 30 days.
Where Can I Apply For The Thailand Visa?
How To Apply For The Thailand Visa With Atlys
How To Apply For The Thailand Visa Through The Embassy
How To Apply For The Thailand Visa Online
Canadians can apply for the Thailand Visa at the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Vancouver or Royal Thai Embassy in Ottawa.
Or you can apply online through the Thai e-Visa website which is most convenient, or even better you can apply through Atlys.
Applying with Atlys is super quick and easy!
All you need to do is install the app on your phone, enter your details such as your country of residence, personal details and your travel information. The rest will be taken care of for you.
Atlys also stores your information so that you can spend less time entering all your information the next time you apply for a visa.
In order to apply for your Thailand Tourist Visa from Canada, you will need to go to the Embassy in person or contact them to make an appointment before you can apply with them.
This is because Thai Embassies in Canada are currently only providing services via appointments. I highly recommend that you still apply with Atlys to avoid the hassle.
Step 1: Create An Account
The first thing you need to do is head over to the Thai e-Visa website and create an account for your visa application if you do not already have one.
Select the “individual tab” when making an account.
If you already have an account you can just sign in.
Now you need to provide your details such as your name, family name, the country you are from, which is Canada in this case, email, and your phone number.
You will also need to create a password in addition. Then once you’re done with that click the “Create Account” button.
An email will be sent to you to verify your account.
It sometimes takes a couple of minutes for the verification email to be sent. But if you have not received yours then check your spam or junk folder. If you still have problems with this, skip the hassle and apply with Atlys.
Step 2: Complete The Application Form
Once your account has been verified, you can finally sign in and begin your application. You will be first asked to check your eligibility before proceeding with the rest of the application.
You need to complete your “Applicant Information” and your “Travel Information” which consists of:
Purpose of Visit
Number of Entries
The Date of your arrival and departure in Thailand
Accommodation in Thailand
Step 3: Upload Your Supporting Documents
The next step is to upload the respective documents which are a biometric page from your passport, a recent passport photograph, a declaration form which you can download and sign on the website when you make your application, and confirmation of your travel booking.
Step 4: Pay The Visa Fee
Next you need to pay for the visa fee online with your credit card, or any other available payment option.
Once you have paid for your visa you can sit back.
Step 5: Wait To Receive Your Visa
Congrats on making it this far, you’ve completed the hardest part of applying for a visa. All that’s left for you to do now is wait for Thai authorities to process your Thailand Tourist Visa.
Once your application has been approved of, you can download it from the e-Visa website and print it out.
You are now ready to travel to Thailand and have the trip of a lifetime! Be sure to check out the FAQ section below for more information about visiting this awesome country!
Visas can get rejected for a number of reasons such as:
Names being misspelled
Your name on the application not matching your name on the passport
Not applying for the right visa
Passport isn’t valid
Having a criminal record
Overstaying or violating visa laws from your previous visit