Thai Visas for Citizens of Vanuatu

Thai Visa requirements for Ni-Vanuatu citizens. Tourist Visas, Retirement visa, LTR Residence Visas, Thai Elite Visas, Business Visas, Work Permits and more.
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Do Ni-Vanuatus need a Visa to enter Thailand?

Ni-Vanuatu citizens can get a "Visa on Arrival" at any Airport or Land border in Thailand. You can apply for the visa when you arrive at the airport, or apply for it online before you arrive in Thailand. This visa entitles you to stay in Thailand for up to 15 days. The fee for this Visa on Arrival is 2,000 THB. It is a good idea to apply for the visa online, so you save time at the airport.

You can also apply for a 60 day Tourist Visa either online, or at the nearest Thai Embassy or Consulate in your country.

What documents are needed to enter Thailand?

For citizens of Vanuatu, you will need the following documents:

  • A valid Ni-Vanuatu passport that expires at least 6 months or more from the date of entry into Thailand.
  • Have a return flight departing from Thailand to any other country by the expiration date of your visa.
  • Must have a valid address in Thailand (Hotel, AirBnB, Letter from friend or family who you will stay with, your own rental or condo, etc)
  • Proof of at least 20,000 THB per individual, or 40,000 THB per family.

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Can I stay in Thailand longer than my Visa expiration date?

Unless you get an extension, you are not allowed to remain in Thailand past the visa expiration date.

What happens if an Ni-Vanuatu overstays in Thailand?

"Overstaying" is when you remain in Thailand past your visa expiration date without an extension. When you are departing the airport you will pay a fine of 500 THB for each day that you overstay up to 20,000 THB. Howevever if you are caught, the consequences are more serious.

If you are caught before you depart Thailand, you can be placed in a detention center until you pay the overstay fine and depart Thailand. If you have overstayed for just a few days, please leave Thailand immediately. If you have overstayed over 90 days, then seek legal help immediately! In any case, if you are not caught, and you are departing Thailand at a land border or airport you will not be detained. Just pay the fine on your way out. If you overstay more than 90 days, you can be banned from Thailand for between 1-10 years, depending on the length of overstay. Additionally with any overstays, you could be denied future long stay visas.

How do I extend my Thai Tourist Visa?

As a citizen of Vanuatu, you may be eligible for one extension of your tourist visa, visa exemption or visa on arrival. The length of the extension will depend on what kind of visa you have and which country you are from. Additionally, it is up to the Immigration officer to give you the extension or not. Here is what you will need to do:

  • Go to the nearest Immigration office (use Google Maps)
  • Take your Ni-Vanuatu passport and departure card (if any)
  • In some cases you might need a proof of address - TM-30
  • 1,900 THB in Cash only
  • A passport size photo
  • A pen to fill out the 3 extension forms at the Immigration office
  • Copy of your Ni-Vanuatu passport ID page and the last Visa page

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Can a citizen of Vanuatu enter Thailand multiple times per year?

Yes. You can enter Thailand by land border up to 2 times pear year and by airport 7 times per year. Depending on the circumstances, these numbers can change. However if you enter in and out of Thialand to often, Immigration officers can request that you look into getting a long term visa, such as retirement, elite visa, or business visa.

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Apply for the Thailand O-A Retirement Visa

This visa is the most popular type of retirement visa for citizens of Vanuatu wanting to spend their best years in Thailand. Basic requirements are 800,000 THB in the bank, or proof of 65,000 THB income each month being deposited into a Thai bank. This visa is renewable every year and you can go in and out of Thailand at will (with a re-entry permit).

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What other Visas can Ni-Vanuatu citizens apply for?

You may be eligible for other kinds of long stay visas in Thailand. Here are some other visa types suitable for Ni-Vanuatu citizens:

  • Elite Visa
    This visa allows you to stay in Thailand for periods of 5,10,15 or 20 years at a time. Family plans are available and it's the best way to just enjoy your time in Thailand withough Visa issues.
  • LTR Visa
    The Long Term Resident Visa is a new visa that lasts for 10 years at a time. There are categories for retirement, digital nomads, wealthy global citizens and workers. You are required to make a significant investment in Thailand, or have a certain income threshold.
  • Eduation Visa
    An education visa allows you to study Thai Language, Muay Thai, Self Defense or Massage Therapy in Thailand; for in some cases, up to 1 year.
  • Business Visa
    Start a business, get a job or invest in Thailand with a Business Visa. This gets you a work permit and the ability to renew your visa once a year. With this visa you can open bank accounts, open companies and do most kinds of normal businesses in Thailand. Depending on the kind of business, your corporation can buy land in Thailand as well.

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