Smart visa issuance

After being notified of the result of qualification endorsement, the qualified applicant must proceed with applying for Smart Visa issuance at one of the following places, The Immigration Bureau at One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit (OSS), 18th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building, Bangkok OR the Royal Thai Embassies/the Royal Thai Consulate Generals overseas.

Procedures for visa issuance at One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit (OSS)

For your convenience, please make an appointment for Smart Visa issuance at the immigration bureau HERE

1. The applicant comes to One Stop Service Center for Visa and Work Permit (OSS) on the appointment date and time for Smart Visa issuance with required documents filled out and signed, and asks to meet with a Smart visa staff.

Documents needed to be presented at the time of Smart Visa Issuance are as follows.

2. Smart visa staff gives the applicant the documents to be submitted to the immigration and has the applicant review and correct the documents, if necessary. When all documents are ready, the Smart visa staff has the applicant sign on the document receiving logbook to confirm all documents are completely received.

3. The Smart visa staff accompanies the applicant to the immigration and submits the documents to the information counter officer. The information counter officer stamps the documents and gives them back to Smart visa staff together with queue number ticket for B.I.D counter.

4. The Smart visa staff and the applicant submit the documents to B.I.D. counter. After this point onwards, the Smart Visa staff returns to OSS while the applicant waits for their queue number to be called.

5. The applicant will be called by the immigration officer at B.I.D counter for finger scanning and photo taking. After that, the applicant waits to be called again and brings the documents to the payment counter for Smart Visa fee.

6. After the payment, the applicant shows the fee payment receipt to the B.I.D. officer in order to receive Smart visa stamp. After receiving the passport with visa stamp, the applicant returns to Smart visa unit and requests to meet with Smart visa staff again for an orientation of Smart visa such as yearly report procedures with the immigration, status report procedures with Smart visa unit, visa extension information, etc.

Procedures for visa issuance at the Royal Thai Embassies/ Royal Thai Consulate-General (overseas)

  1. After receiving Smart Visa result via email, please inform the Smart Visa Unit via email at smartvisa@boi.go.th which Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General you plan to receive Smart Visa at least one month in advance before the tentative date of flight to enter Thailand.
  2. Your notification letter will be forwarded to your selected Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General via Telex by the Department of Consular Affairs in Bangkok. When this is done, you will be informed by Smart Visa unit via email. This process normally takes around 7-14 working days.
  3. Directly contact the Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General to make an appointment for Smart Visa issuance as soon as possible and inquire about the required documents since each embassy reserves the right to request additional documents.*
  4. Please check your Smart Visa sticker as soon as you receive it. In case your Smart Visa sticker appears to contain different information from your notification letter for Smart Visa endorsement such as wrong visa type, permission dates, number of entries, etc., you must inform the consular officer immediately.
  5. Please note that failing to do so on the Smart Visa holder part, Smart Visa unit denies any responsibility for what this error might incur.

  6. Apply for the Certificate of Entry here https://coethailand.mfa.go.th after receiving your Smart Visa but prior to entering the Kingdom.
  7. For accurate and latest information on COE, please directly contact Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-general since each Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-general might have different protocols with regards to COE.**

  8. After arriving in Thailand, please check the information on the arrival stamp in the passport immediately after receiving it from the immigration officer. In case your arrival stamp appears to contain different information from your Smart Visa sticker such as wrong visa type, permission dates, etc., please inform the immigration officer immediately.
  9. Please note that failing to do so on the Smart Visa holder part, Smart Visa unit denies any responsibility for what this error might incur.

  10. Please take pictures of both the arrival stamp and Smart Visa sticker and email them to smartvisa@boi.go.th to receive the notification letter of rights for Smart Visa holders via email.

* The Smart Visa processing fee is approx. 10,000 Baht per year for visa permission. For example, the permitted duration of 6 months and 1 year and 4 months will cost 10,000 Baht and 20,000 Baht respectively and must be paid to the consular officer. Please note that the processing fee at each Royal Thai Embassy/Consulate-General may vary depending on the currency rate and the additional fee which might be applying in some countries.

** Please select option 8 – “Work permitted holders or have been granted permission to work in Thailand” (In case of Smart T,I,E,S) or “Spouses or children of Work permitted holders” (In case of Smart O) in ‘Type of Permitted Persons’ section on COE registration system.


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