This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to perform missionary work or other religious activities with the concurrence of the Thai concerned Ministries or relevant Government agencies.
Visa processing fee
Non-refundable Visa fees of INR 5,000/- for single entry for category 'R', and INR 12,000/- for multiple entry category 'R-A'
The validity of a visa is 3 months (single entry)
Period of stay
Upon arrival, travelers with this type of visa will be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 90 days.
1. Travel Documents:
1.1 Passport or travel document with validity not less than 6 months with two blank pages. Two signed copies of front and last page of passport.
2. Evidence from organisation:
1.2 One visa application form completely filled in and signed by applicant.
1.3 Two colour photographs of the applicant with the specification 3.5 x 4.5 cm. not older than 3 Months with white background, face and eyes are in direct position to the camera, without sunglasses or hat or any other head covering, except for some religious beliefs or ethnic background.
1.4 Evidence of travel: A photocopy of confirmed one-way ticket from the airline.
2.1 Invitation letter and related documents from the Thai religious institutions/organisation.
2.2 Cover letter and related documents from the religious institutions/organisation in India
2.3 Letter of approval from the Department of Religion of Thailand.
2.4 In case of R-A category, there must be an authorisation from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand.
3.1 Proof of hotel/accommodation reservation in Thailand from the hotel/accommodation with contact number and address which should include applicant's name and/or rental agreement in Thailand with a signed copy of Thai ID cards of the lessor.
3.2 If staying at company’s accommodation, must provide the Company’s letter mentioning the address and contact information of the mentioned accommodation.
4.1 In case of sponsorship, provide letter from Sponsor, Identity Proof of Sponsor and Bank Statement of Sponsor.
4.2 Cover letter, typed and signed by a family member who sponsors the trip, and whose name is on the above bank statement along with singed photocopy of passport of the sponsor (in case of submitting the financial proof of the applicant’s sponsorship by a family member) and proof of the relationship (government issued) with MEA attestation.
4.3 Applicant's bank statement of six months (must be original and attested by the bank) with consistent balance of USD 700 per person.
1. Visa processing time at the Consulate is 3 business days for submission at centers in Chennai and 4 working days for centers outside of Chennai (not including submission date); the submission of additional documents takes another 2 working days. Incomplete information will cause application delays.
2. Visa fee is non-refundable, please check your information before submitting the documents.
3. The Royal Thai Consulate-General reserves the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary, the right to request interviews with applicants and the right to reject any application without having to provide the reason.
4. Photo specification
: Need recent and clear photograph as per point no. 1.3
Application form click here
Checklist for Non-Immigrant R/R-A (Religious) click here