Thailand Visa for Citizens of the Netherlands | Siam Legal International


Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of the Netherlands

Understanding the visa process is crucial for seamless entry into any country. This guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the steps required to obtain a visa specifically for Thailand, as well as how Siam Legal can be of any help.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

As a citizen of the Netherlands, you may benefit from a visa exemption for short stays of up to 30 days for tourism purposes. Here's what you need to know:

  • Visa exemption applies to Dutch citizens arriving by airplane, provided they have proof of onward or return travel within 30 days.
  • Entry via land or sea immigration checkpoints from neighboring countries allows for a 30-day stay, with a cap of 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a hassle-free visit, Dutch travelers must:

  • Hold a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry, with at least 2 remaining unused pages for entry and exit stamps.
  • Provide proof of exit within 30 days of arrival (or 60 days if seeking extensions).
  • Show evidence of accommodation and sufficient funds for the duration of their stay.

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

For Dutch citizens planning to stay in Thailand beyond 30 days, applying for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate before departure is necessary.

Bilateral Agreement

Under the bilateral agreement between Thailand and the Netherlands, Dutch nationals holding Diplomatic or Official passports enjoy visa-exempt entry into Thailand for stays of up to 90 days. This provision facilitates various types of visits, including leisure travel, business engagements, or official duties, ensuring smooth travel for Dutch diplomatic and official personnel. If the duration of stay exceeds 90 days, Dutch individuals must obtain a suitable visa for the extended period and purpose of their stay in Thailand.

Important Note:
While Royal Thai Embassies issue visas, immigration officers hold the authority to permit entry into Thailand. Denial of entry may occur if the traveler is deemed to fall under prohibited categories according to the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

At Siam Legal, we're here to assist you in navigating these regulations, providing peace of mind, and ensuring a seamless entry into Thailand. Our services are tailored to meet all regulatory requirements, offering expert guidance from application to arrival.

Siam Legal International offers services on the following types of visa to citizens of the Netherlands:
90-day Non-Immigrant Visa for Thailand

Dutch nationals looking to enter Thailand for specific purposes such as education (ED), business (B), family visits (O), official duties (F), or religious activities (R) can apply for the 90-day Non-Immigrant Visa. This single-entry visa allows a stay of up to 90 days and is suitable for those needing to apply for a work permit or open a bank account, facilitating a productive stay in Thailand.

1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa

Offering a multiple-entry permit valid for a year, this visa allows Dutch citizens to stay up to 90 days per entry. It requires leaving and re-entering Thailand every 90 days for a new entry stamp. Ideal for education, business, family visits, official duties, or religious activities, it enables holders to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and possibly extend their stay for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

For Dutch nationals engaging in business activities or seeking employment in Thailand, the Non-Immigrant B Visa is essential. Starting as a 90-day single entry, it serves those starting businesses or employment, with the opportunity to upgrade to a 1-year multiple-entry visa, along with a work permit, sponsored by a Thai entity.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Dutch nationals married to Thai citizens are eligible for the Thailand Marriage Visa, offering a path to residency. Beginning with a 90-day entry, it can be extended to one year and is renewable annually. This visa supports the family and professional life of Dutch citizens in international marriages, ensuring stability in Thailand.

Thailand Retirement Visa

Designed for Dutch citizens aged 50 or above wishing to retire in Thailand, this visa demands proof of financial stability. It permits an initial 90-day stay, extendable to a year, catering to retirees not looking for employment, and provides a peaceful long-term residency option, renewable annually.

Thailand Elite Visa

The Thailand Elite Visa offers a premium long-term residency option for wealthy Dutch nationals, with validity ranging from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, this visa streamlines the immigration process, waives the need for 90-day reports, and includes multiple entry privileges and a range of exclusive benefits, ideal for those seeking an extended, luxurious stay in Thailand.

By understanding these visa options and preparing the necessary documentation, Dutch nationals can ensure a smooth entry into Thailand. Siam Legal offers professional advice and support throughout the visa application process, guaranteeing a hassle-free experience. Reach out to Siam Legal for any assistance you may need.

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