Visas and Passports for Thailand

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Do I need to apply for a Visa?

Australian citizens may enter Thailand under tourism purposes for up to 30 days without obtaining a visa in advance (“visa exemption) if you arrive in Thailand through one of the international airports or up to 15 days, if you enter Thailand through a land border.

This visa is valid from the date of issue, not from your day of arrival.

Can I extend my visa and what are the costs involved?

Those on tourist visas wanting to extend their length of stay are eligible to file an application for a 30-day extension. This can be completed at most immigration offices in Thailand. The price to do so is ฿1,900. Learn more.

Customs Regulations

What are the duty free limits?

  • Alcohol – 1 litre
  • 250grams of cigars or tobacco, or 200 cigarettes
  • Those on transit visas or those eligible for a visa on arrival can bring up to ฿10,000 per person or ฿20,000 per family. For visitors on tourist visas, up to ฿20,000 per person or ฿40,000 per family is allowed in.

What is restricted and prohibited?


  • Drugs and other narcotics
  • Pornographic materials
  • Obscene literature
  • Pirated goods
  • Counterfeit banknotes/coins
  • Materials/goods with the Thai flag on them

Learn more


A permit must be obtained or the nearest embassy contacted prior to your arrival for approval of the following items.

  • Firearms, weapons and ammunition
  • Live animals and animal remains
  • Plants, seeds and foodstuffs
  • Medication


It is advised that all travellers of Thailand have at least six months validity remaining on their passport. Thai authorities may refuse a person entry to the country for not complying with these regulations.

Note: Information is current as of March 26, 2018. For up to date information please check the nearest Embassy or Consulate of Thailand.


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