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Thailand officially opens new online visa application service in China

Bangkok, 28 January, 2019 – The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to inform all tourists and travellers in the People’s Republic of China, who are planning to visit Thailand in the near future, that they can apply for Thai visas via a new online visa application service from 15 February onwards.

Thailand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) officially opened the new system last Friday (25 January 2019) at the Royal Thai Embassy, Beijing.

The facility in the Chinese capital will start processing the first applications as of 15 February, while the system is to be extended to other Chinese cities from 1 March.

The Thai e-visa application service comprises three steps.

Step One: Applicants can complete the application form at and choose their preferred date and time via the system to submit their travel documents to their local Thai embassies and consulates.

Step Two: Applicants can pay the required visa fees through a secure e-payment system then submit their application online, anywhere and anytime.

Step Three: Applicants submit their travel documents, in person, at their local Thai embassies and consulates per the chosen date and time for official approval and to receive a Thai visa sticker affixed to the passport.

The online visa will automate and speed up the visa application process globally and will help facilitate a sustainable growth for Thailand’s tourism, according to the MFA.

Following the launch in China, the MFA is planning to expand the Thai e-visa service in phases to other countries worldwide in three years.

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