Australian Consulate-General
Phuket, Thailand

Thai visas and travelling to Thailand

Visas for Thailand (including visa extensions)

For information on Thai visas, including questions regarding the visa extension process or your own visa circumstances, please contact the Thai Immigration authorities directly. This applies to all visa types.

Thai Immigration website

Thai Immigration Hotline: 1178

We have been informed by the Thai authorities that a letter from the Embassy is not required and therefore the Australian Embassy no longer issues visa support letters.

You must apply for an extension of your stay directly to Thai Immigration authorities. In Bangkok you will need to make an appointment via the Immigration website. The length of time your extension will be granted is at the discretion of Thai authorities but will not exceed 60 days.

Short stayers (e.g. tourists) without visas should continue to make plans to depart Thailand OR where possible convert to a long-term visa. Long stayers with visas (e.g. expats, retirees) should ensure their visa status is compliant with Thai Immigration requirements.


Travelling to Thailand

There's a ban on overseas travel from Australia. You can’t leave Australia unless you have an exemption from the Department of Home Affairs, or are travelling to a destination that is exempt from the ban.

Australian Government’s Travel Advice for Thailand

Australian Government’s COVID-19 Travel Advice

If you are in Australia and require information on entering Thailand, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy Canberra for visa information and current entry requirements.