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Thailand Visa Application

Citizens of Belgium

Do you need a visa for Thailand?

If you're a citizen of Belgium planning a trip to Thailand, understanding the visa process is key for hassle-free entry into the country. In this guide, we'll outline the necessary steps to obtain a visa for visiting Thailand and how Siam Legal can assist you throughout this process.

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption for Short Stays

Belgian passport holders benefit from a visa exemption for stays of up to 30 days for tourism purposes. Here are the specifics:

  • Visa exemption applies to Belgian citizens arriving by airplane, with 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, capped at 2 entries per calendar year.

To ensure a smooth visit, Belgians must:

  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months upon entry
  • Present proof of exit within 30 days of arrival (60 days for those seeking extensions)
  • Show evidence of accommodation and adequate funds for the duration of their stay

Thailand Tourist Visa for Extended Stays

Belgian citizens looking to stay in Thailand beyond 30 days must apply for a tourist visa at a Thai Embassy or Consulate before departure.

Thailand and Belgium Bilateral Agreement

Under the bilateral agreement between Thailand and Belgium, Belgian nationals who possess Diplomatic or Official passports are granted visa-exempt entry into Thailand for durations not exceeding 90 days. This provision is designed to accommodate a wide range of visits, such as leisure travel, business engagements, or official duties, thereby ensuring smooth and unhindered travel for Belgian diplomatic and official personnel. This policy aims to enhance diplomatic and official interactions between Thailand and Belgium. In instances where the duration of stay surpasses the 90-day threshold, Belgian individuals are required to secure a visa suitable for the extended duration and purpose of their stay in Thailand.

Additional Information:
Royal Thai Embassies issue visas, but immigration officers have the authority to permit entry into Thailand. Denial of entry may occur if the immigration officer believes the traveler falls under prohibited categories according to the Immigration Act B.E. 2522 (1979).

At Siam Legal, we stand ready to guide you through these regulations, offering peace of mind and ensuring a seamless entry into Thailand. Our services are designed to meet all regulatory requirements, providing expert guidance from application to arrival.

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

This visa is granted to individuals intending to enter Thailand for various purposes, including education (ED), business (B), visiting family (O), official duties (F), and religious activities (R), among others. The visa is a single-entry permit, valid for 90 days, during which the holder can remain in the country for up to 90 days. It also enables the visa holder to apply for a work permit and open a bank account.

Thailand 1-Year Non-Immigrant Visa

Ideal for those planning to stay in Thailand for up to one year, this visa is typically a multiple-entry visa, valid for one year from the date of issue. It allows the visa holder to stay for 90 days per entry, necessitating a border run every 90 days to either visit a Thai Immigration Office for a new entry stamp or exit and re-enter Thailand at an immigration checkpoint. This visa not only facilitates longer stays but also enables the holder to apply for a work permit, open a bank account, and extend their stay in Thailand for up to one year on the same visa.

Thailand Business Visa

Tailored for individuals entering Thailand for work or business (B) purposes, this visa is valid for one year from the date of issuance. It permits the visa holder to stay for up to 90 days per entry, allowing for necessary border runs or extensions within Thailand. Additionally, it streamlines the process of obtaining a work permit, opening a bank account, and applying for a stay extension, making it an ideal choice for business professionals seeking to explore and expand their ventures in Thailand.

Thailand Marriage Visa

Available to Belgian citizens married to Thai nationals, this visa provides a pathway to residency in Thailand. It begins with an initial 90-day stay that can be extended to a full year and is renewable annually. For those looking to reside alongside their Thai spouse, this visa not only allows for a stay of up to one year per renewal but also empowers the holder to open a bank account and secure a work permit in Thailand. This arrangement underscores a commitment to supporting the familial and professional needs of individuals in cross-national marriages, ensuring they can embrace life together in Thailand with stability and legal support.

Thailand Retirement Visa

Tailored for individuals aged 50 and above seeking retirement in Thailand, this specialized visa mandates proof of financial stability and grants an initial stay of 90 days, with the possibility of an extension of up to one year. Intended for retirees without the intention of employment, this visa allows holders to enjoy a one-year residency in Thailand, renewable annually within the country.

Thailand Elite Visa

Offering a unique opportunity for affluent and high-earning foreigners desiring long-term residency in Thailand, this visa provides options extending from 5 to 20 years. Managed by the Thailand Privilege Card Company Limited, the Thailand Elite Visa eliminates the need for 90-day reporting, streamlines immigration processes, and grants multiple entry privileges, ensuring a seamless stay. Additionally, holders enjoy access to exclusive luxury perks, making it an unparalleled choice for those wishing to enjoy the best of Thailand's offerings over the long term.

For Belgian citizens eyeing a trip to Thailand, understanding the visa application process is the key. Knowing what visa options are available and getting your documents ready ahead of time can make your entry into Thailand smooth. At Siam Legal, we're here to help with any questions and guide you every step of the way. For the most reliable and current information, we advise contacting us directly at Siam Legal.

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