PLEASE NOTE:  The information posted on the web site www.thai-la.net is NOT official information.  Please follow the instructions on our web site www.thaiconsulatela.org.
 NO SAME DAY VISA SERVICE WHEN APPLYING IN PERSON .
 VISA WALK-IN HOURS ARE MONDAY-FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS) 9:00 A.M. TO NOON .
If it has been at least 10 business days since we received your visa application and you would like to check the status, rather than calling please send an e-mail message to bernard.r@thaiconsulatela.org  Please note that with the number of applications received and the holidays processing is taking longer than normal.  If you need processing sooner than 10 business days, please submit your application in person. Thank you for your patience.

Please be aware that Thai Immigration's recent crack down on visa runners is aimed at visa runners who abuse the visa exemption program for the purpose of working in Thailand.  "Visa runners" refers to foreigners who leave Thailand to a neighboring country for a brief stay and then return to Thailand for another 15 or 30-day stay without any type of visa.  The visa exemption program is for the purpose of tourism only.  At present, Thai Immigration will take measures of warning and advising visa runners to obtain the proper visa.  However, beginning August 12, 2014, Thai Immigration will begin prohibiting visa runners from entering Thailand.  Those wishing to enter Thailand for purposes other than tourism are advised to secure the proper visa prior to their arrival in Thailand.

Please see July 31, 2014, report in The Nation regarding harsher punishment for overstaying permitted stay in Thailand - with a valid visa and the stay-without-a-visa  

We have already received reports of Thai Immigration not allowing some foreigners to enter the Kingdom of Thailand because they had previous overstays even though the foreigner had paid the overstay fine before exiting on their previous stay in Thailand.


 
  Los Angeles Consular Corps - list of Consular Offices in California provided by the County of Los Angeles  
  Thai Visa Application - Includes Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" About the Visa Form  
  List of Countries - Allowed 30-Day Stay Without a Visa ( For Tourism Only) - Passport MUST be valid for at least six more months.  
  List of Countries - Allowed 90-Day Stay Without a Visa ( For Tourism Only) - Passport MUST be valid for at least six more months.  
  List of Countries - Receiving 15-Day Visa-on-arrival ( For Tourism Only) - Passport MUST be valid for at least six more months.  
  Visa Types | Purpose of Visit  
  Validity of Visa | Period of Stay  
  Processing Time  
  Visa Fees  
  Tourist Visa Requirements for US passport holders  
  Tourist Visa Requirements for Passport Holders from Countries Other Than the United States  
  List of Countries (Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, N. Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Yemen) with Additional Requirements - Please note that we may require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before we can issue the visa. This may require additonal time (up to several weeks). Please allow enough time for processing. NOTE: Please note that we may require approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand before we can issue the visa. This may require additonal time (up to several weeks). Please allow enough time for processing.  
  Transit Visa Requirements  
  Non-Immigrant Visa  
  Non-Immigrant O-A Retirement/Long-Stay Visa  
  Important Information for Foreigners Staying in Thailand More Than 90 Days  
  Thai Visas for Media Professionals, Obtaining Media Credentials, Extending Media Visas & Credentials  
  Helpful Information on Thai Immigration Matters (Visa Procedures in Thailand)  
  Important Information on Extending Thai Visas in Thailand (Thai Immigration)  
  Thai Immigration Forms for Use in Thailand  
  Health Requirement (including Bringing Prescriptions to Thailand)  
  U.S. Customs and Border Protection - Information for travelers returning to the U.S. from abroad.  
  Bringing Pets to Thailand  
  Thai Customs Department - Thailand  
  Information on the Current Situation in Thailand  
  For U.S. Citizens - Information on marriage in Thailand (Source: U.S. Embassy - Bangkok)  
   Download Visa Application Form  
 
 
 
Royal Thai Consulate General , Los Angeles. All rights reserved. Tel : 323.962.9574 - 77

Niclas Kjellström Matseke