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  1. Announcement: Acceptance of Handwritten Passports

    Please note that the CKGS Visa Application and Information Centre recommends that the applicants apply for a visa using a machine readable passport. The CKGS Visa Application and Information Centre will accept handwritten passports for processing visa application only if the passenger provides an indemnity acknowledging that the CKGS Visa Application and Information Centre and any of its representative will not be liable for non issuance of boarding pass, offloading and deportation by the authorities.

    Please note that such indemnity needs to be signed in person by the applicant at the CKGS Visa Application and Information Centre.

  2. Announcement: Thailand Tourist Single Entry Visa Fee

    Kindly note that the implementation of the temporary Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa fee exemption will end on 31st Aug 2017. Effective from 1st Sep 2017 applicants will have to pay a visa fee amounting to INR 2000.00 while applying for a Thailand Single Entry Tourist Visa. Please click here to access the notification.

  3. Announcement: Scheduling appointment for submission of Thailand Visa Applications

    On account of the increase in the number of visa applications The Royal Thai Consulate, Mumbai has directed the CKGS Visa Application and Information Centre to accept application only if an appointment is booked online for the period 29th Aug 2017 to 8th Sep 2017.

    We request all applicants and travel agency’s to kindly schedule an appointment online on our website www.th.ckgs.in. Please note that it is mandatory for applicants and travel agency to carry a copy of the appointment letter while submitting the application.

  4. Requisites to obtain a pre-approval for an Incentive Group

    Please note that for the pre-approval of an Incentive Group the company sponsoring the travel has to provide a letter which should list the following:
    • The letter needs to be on the original company letter head listing the contact details of the company i.e. address, phone number, website etc (scanned or colour printed copies will not be accepted).
    • The company’s profile along with the annual turnover.
    • The travel date, duration of stay along with the total number of applicants and the breakup of the jurisdiction to which the passports belong.
    • Cost including the return airline tickets, hotel stay, meals and all other expenses will be borne by the company.
    • A guarantee that all applicants will return to India and will not overstay in Thailand.
    • Every individual will be made aware about the itinerary of the trip and will carry either 700 USD or 20,000 Thai Baht at the time of Immigration, if the funds are insufficient or the travel details cannot be provided then the immigration has the right to deport them and The Royal Thai Consulate General, Mumbai will not be responsible for any deportation.
    • The details of the agency who has been assigned the responsibility to organise the travel arrangements.
    • The letter has to be acknowledged by the signatory and should be embossed with the company’s stamp.
    • The signatory’s designation, contact number and email id needs to be listed.
    • A numbered list of passengers name, passport numbers and place of issue.
    • Last three months of company’s bank statement.
    Also the below documents need to be provided:
    • Covering letter along with the passengers list from travel agency stating they are organising the whole tour.
    • Original Copy of Hotel confirmation mentioning check-in , check-out dates and also number of rooms been booked with confirmation code.
    • Group Ticket booking can be provided on the letter head of the airline with Name list and PNR.
    Please note that it may take two working days to obtain a pre-approval for an Incentive group. The group applications can be submitted at the Visa Application Centre from the next working day once an approval is granted by The Royal Thai Consulate General, Mumbai.
    • A copy of pre approved documents highlighting the individual passengers name, passport number, date of travel need to be attached with every application during submission.
    Outstation passports are accepted for an incentive tour if an approval is provided by the Consulate, however note that the sponsoring company should be located in Western India Jurisdiction.

  5. Notice for Bulk Application Submission

    All applicants and travel agents are hereby informed that due to peak season bulk applications (more than 20 passports) are to be submitted between 8am to 9am beginning 19th april 2017.

    If bulk applications are not submitted between 8am to 9am (submission day), the process shall be done in the consulate on the next working day and will be returned on the fourth working day.

  6. Announcement: Commencement of Services at the new Thai VAC in Nariman Point - Mumbai

    Kindly note that the CKGS Thai visa application and processing centre - Mumbai has shifted to the below address

    Address :-
    Cox and Kings Global Services Pvt ltd.
    Dalamal Towers, A Wing, 4th Floor,
    Unit No: 410 - 412, Free Press Journal Marg,
    Nariman Point, Mumbai,
    Maharashtra 400021
    Phone: 022 – 22810531 / 22810532

  7. Visa Application for Tour Operators, Guides and Escorts

    All tour operators, escorts and guides accompanying the customer group to Thailand will have to apply for a Tourist Visa with immediate effect.
  8. All travellers to Thailand are required to carry cash of an equivalent of not less than 20,000 bath per individual or 40,000 bath per family. However, having a visa in your passport does not automatically guarantee your entry into the Kingdom of Thailand. The permission to enter the Kingdom of Thailand and the length of period of your stay rests solely with the Thai immigration Authorities.
  9. Announcement: Temporary exemption of Thailand Tourist Single Entry Visa Fee

    Kindly note a temporary single entry tourist visa fee exemption will be applicable starting from 1 March 2017- 31 August 2017. This will apply for nationals of Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China including Taiwan, Cyprus, Ethiopia, Fiji, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Papua New Guinea, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan who hold passports / travel documents of the countries / territory of their nationalities.

    However please note that the CKGS service fee will still be applicable. Please click here to access the notification.
  10. Notice for Application Submission

    All applicants and travel agents are hereby informed that due to peak season the Royal Thai Counslate General Mumbai has restricted the number of applications to be accepted between 14th - 16th Dec to 700 applications a day.

    The applications will be accepted as per the appointment scheduled for that day.
  11. Announcement: Temporary exemption of Thailand Tourist Single Entry Visa Fee

    Kindly note that all applicants applying Thailand Tourist Visa (single entry) during the period 1st Dec 2016 until 28th Feb 2016 will eligible to a temporary tourist visa fee exemption. Please note that the CKGS service fee will still be applicable. Please click to access the notification copy.
  12. Notice for Non Immigrant – Business Visa – Multiple Entry 1 / 3 Years

    Kindly note that for the approval of Non Immigrant - Business Visa - Multiple Entry 1 / 3 Years application, the applicants should submit the Invitation from the Thailand Company and the Letter of Recommendation from the Indian Company, both these documents need to list following details

    1. Date of Meeting (Distributed along 1 to 3 years)
    2. Purpose of Meeting
    3. Venue of Meeting

    If the Invitation from the Thailand Company and the Letter of Recommendation from the Indian Company does not list the above requirement then the CKGS Thai Visa Application Centre will not accept such applications.
  13. Important Notice: Old High Denomination Bank Notes

    As per the recent circular by the Government of India and Ministry of Finance the legal tender character of the High Denomination bank notes of INR500 and Rs.1000 denominations issued by Reserve Bank of India till 8th November, 2016 has been cancelled. In order to implement the above decisions of the Government and keeping in view the need to minimise inconvenience to the applicants we will accept the payment towards visa fee and service charge in Demand Draft and bank notes of INR100.00 or lower denominations.
  14. Notice for Incentive and MICE group submission

    For Incentive and MICE group submission to CKGS Thailand Visa Application Centre, All applications need to be pre approved from consulate and individually need to be supported with the following documents-

    1. Letter from the sponsoring company undertaking the Finance (Minimum USD 750 per applicant) and Travel requirement embossed with the pre approval stamp from Consulate.
    2. Passenger details list
    3. The group hotel booking voucher
    4. The group airline ticket
  15. NOTICE FOR APPLICATION SUBMISSION

    THIS IS TO INFORM ALL THE APPLICANTS AND TRAVEL AGENTS THAT DUE TO THE PEAK SEASON AND HIGH NUMBER OF VISA APPLICATIONS, THE PROCESS FOR VISA ISSUANCE WILL BE TEMPORARY EXTENDED TO 3 WORKING DAYS TILL FURTHER NOTICE i.e.. IF APPLICATIONS ARE SUBMITTED ON MONDAY, THE PASSPORT WITH ISSUED VISA WILL BE RETURNED ON WEDNESDAY.
  16. NOTICE ON PHOTOS

    ALL APPLICANTS AND TRAVEL AGENTS PLEASE BE INFORMED, THAT FOR VERIFICATION PURPOSE THE APPLICANT'S (NOT TRAVEL AGENT) SHOULD SIGN ON THE BACK OF THE PHOTOGRAPH SUBMITTED ALONG THE APPLICATION FORM.
  17. Press Release

    Thailand to increase Visa on Arrival (VoA) fee to 2,000 THB


    Starting from 27 September 2016, Thailand, by the order of Ministry of Interior No. 30 B.E. 2559 (2016) dated 1 July B.E. 2559 (2016), will increase its VoA fee from 1,000 to 2,000 THB. Tourists from Andorra, Bulgaria, Bhutan, China, Cyprus, Ethiopia, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan are entitled to apply for VoA at 42 designated immigration checkpoints, which will allow tourists to stay in the country up to 15 days.

    42 designated immigration checkpoints to apply for the VoA are as follows :     
         
    1. Suvarnabhumi Airport, Samut Prakarn
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    3. Don Muang International Airport, Bangkok
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    5. Chiangmai International Airport, Chiangmai
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    7. Phuket International Airport, Phuket
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    9. Hatyai International Airport, Songkhla
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    11. U Tapao Airport, Rayong
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    13. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
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    15. Chiang Saen Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
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    17. Chiang Khong Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
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    19. Betong Immigration Checkpoint, Yala
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    21. Sadao Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
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    23. Samui Airport, Surat Thani
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    25. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
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    27. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
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    29. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
    30.   
    31. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint, Rayong
    32.   
    33. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
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    35. Samui Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
    36.    
    37. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint, Phuket
    38.    
    39. Satun Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
    40.    
    41. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint, Krabi
    42.    
    43. Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint, Songkhla
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    45. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
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    47. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Surat Thani
    48.  
    49. Sattahip Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
    50.    
    51. Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
    52.   
    53. Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
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    55. Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
    56.    
    57. Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
    58.   
    59. Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
    60.    
    61. Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
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    63. Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
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    65. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
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    67. Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
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    69. Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
    70.    
    71. Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
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    73. Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
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    75. Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
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    77. Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
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    79. Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
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    81. Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
    82.    
    83. Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
        
     Department of Consular Affairs,
     Ministry of Foreign Affairs
     August 2016
  18. Kindly note CKGS Thai visa application and processing centre will be shifting to below address effective 18 June 2016.

    Address :-
    Cox and Kings Global Services Pvt ltd.
    Turner Morrison Building,
    16, Bank Street, Fort,
    Mumbai - 400 001.
    Phone : 022 - 22709100 / 22637500
  19. From 28 December 2015, Belarus's Diplomatic and Official passports holders will be exempted from visa for 90 days stay. For the ordinary passports, the visa is still required.
  20. Multiple entry tourist visa will be launched from 13th Novemeber 2015 onwards.
  21. Updated list of special nationalities who require in any case 4 sets of application form and supporting documents as follows:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Laos, North Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Vietnam and Yemen.

    • Pre approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand for any type of visa
    North Korea Iraq Afghanistan
    • Pre approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand for Non Immigrant visa
    China Cambodia Laos
    Vietnam    
    • Permanent residence/Permit residence for any type of visa (if no permanent residence, have to ask for approval from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand first)
    Algeria Yemen Egypt
    Iran Palestine Cuba
    Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh
    Nepal Lebanon Libya
    Syria Sudan Nigeria
    For Bangladesh: Need to be interviewed to know the exact duration of stay in Thailand.
  22. What does the Visa Expiration Date Mean?

    The visa expiration date is shown on the visa. Depending on the alien’s nationality, visas can be issued for any number of entries, from as little as one entry to as many as multiple (unlimited) entries, for the same purpose of travel.
    • This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel for the same purpose, when the visa is issued for multiple entry.

    • This time period from the visa issuance date to visa expiration date as shown on the visa, is called visa validity. If you travel frequently as a tourist for example, with a multiple entry visa, you do not have to apply for a new visa each time you want to travel to Thailand.

    • The visa validity is the length of time you are permitted to travel to a port-of-entry in Thailand to request permission of the immigration officer to permit you to enter Thailand. The visa does not guarantee entry to Thailand.

    • The Expiration Date for the visa should not be confused with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand, given to you by the immigration officer at port-of-entry. The visa expiration date has nothing to do with the authorized length of your stay in Thailand for any given visit.

    • Each time you arrive at the port-of-entry, an immigration officer decides whether to allow you to enter and how long you can stay. Only the immigration officer has the authority to permit you to enter Thailand.
  23. All Visa Applicants are hereby informed that CKGS’ Service Fees for processing Thailand Visa has been increased with effect from 1st December 2014 until further notice. The new service fees will be applicable to all five centres in Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Ahmedabad and Indore.

    CKGS Service Charge in INR ( New Prices )

    Group size of 1-24 persons Rupees 260 per application
    Group size of 25-40 persons Rupees 220 per application
    Group size of more than 41 persons Rupees 200 per application
  24. Chinese passport holders need to prepare five sets of documents including the application forms for submission
  25. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. Documents to be arrange as per checklist.

    Kindly fill the application form as per the requirements mentioned on the form.

    • OCCUPATION
      Specify Present Position and Name of Employer / School or university.
    • PROPOSED ADDRESS IN THAILAND

      Hotel Name and Address Is Mandatory

    • NAME AND ADDRESS OF GUARANTOR IN THAILAND

      Hotel Name and Address Is Mandatory

    • NAME AND ADDRESS OF LOCAL GUARANTOR

      LOCAL ADDRESS IN INDIA

    • PASSPORT NUMBER

    • CONTACT NUMBER

    • EMAIL ADDRESS

    • PHOTOGRAPH

      Scanned photograph & photograph older than 3 months will not be accepted & photo specifications 3.5 X 4.5 matt finish white Background

      Cases with incomplete documents will be rejected

  26. CKGS Thailand Visa Application centre in Mumbai will henceforth accept applications only from those incentive tour groups whose companie's HEADQUARTERS are located in our states of jurisdiction. CKGS WILL NOT accept incentive tours even if large travel agents are located in Mumbai while the company is outside our states of jurisdiction
  27. Financial bank statement of Current month equivalent to USD 700 per Individual or USD 1400 per Family can be given under Finance confirmation.3
  28. Change in Tourist Visa Documents
  29. Nationals of the following countries, who DO NOT currently have LONG TERM INDIAN VISA / PIO CARD, are NOT eligible to apply for Thailand Visa from Mumbai. If your country is in the list mentioned below, please check the Thai embassy or Consulate that has jurisdiction over your country.

    List of Countries

    Eastern Africa

    Central Africa

    Western Africa

    Northern Africa

    Southern Africa

    Burundi

    Angola

    Benin

    Algeria

    Botswana

    Comoros

    Cameroon

    Burkina Faso

    Egypt

    Lesotho

    Djibouti

    Central African Republic

    Cape Verde

    Libya

    Namibia

    Eritrea

    Chad

    Côte d'Ivoire  (Ivory Coast)

    Morocco

    Swaziland

    Ethiopia

    Congo, Rep.  (Brazzaville)

    Gambia, The

    South Sudan

     

    Kenya

    Congo, Dem. Rep.  (Kinshasa)

    Ghana

    Sudan

     

    Madagascar

    Equatorial Guinea

    Guinea

    Tunisia

     

    Malawi

    Gabon

    Guinea-Bissau

    Western Sahara

     

    Mauritius

    São Tomé and Príncipe

    Liberia

     

     

    Mozambique

     

    Mali

     

     

    Réunion

     

    Mauritania

     

     

    Rwanda

     

    Niger

     

     

    Seychelles

     

    Nigeria

     

     

    Somalia

     

    Saint Helena

     

     

    Tanzania

     

    Senegal

     

     

    Uganda

     

    Sierra Leone

     

     

    Zambia

     

    Togo

     

     

    Zimbabwe

     

     

     

     

    • *AGENTS and APPLICANTS who have queries are not to go to the Consulate directly without a prior appointment. For an Appointment, you have to email your questions at  thaivisa.bom@ckgs.com with your contact details. We will get back to you as soon as possible with an answer or an appointment, if the same is given by the Consulate.
    • No passports accepted with less than 6 months validity.
    • No urgent cases will be considered.
    • We accept passports from states outside Western Region Jurisdiction (Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh) subject to certain terms and conditions.
    • All foreigners in India on Tourist Visa, if applying for Visa to Thailand, must submit a cover letter with Visa Application, explaining reason for not applying for Thailand Visa in their Home Country and type of travel. They must also submit a copy of their open ended ticket as proof. Passports from some African countries are accepted only, among other documents, if they have a residential permit of 1 year or more and letter of proof from the Office of the High Commissioner. We would like to request all cases to obtain the Thai Visa from Thai Embassies / Consulates in your country or nearby before travelling.
    • Please be informed that the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Mumbai issues visas according to the purpose of travel for those intending to enter the Kingdom of Thailand, provided that all relevant and complete documents are submitted upon visa request.
      However, having a visa in your passport does not automatically guarantee your entry into the Kingdom of Thailand.The permission to enter the Kindom of Thailand and the length of period of your stay rests solely with the Thai Immigration Authorities.

    Thank you for your understanding and kind co-operation.