Below you can read an in-depth article on gaining a Thailand or Phuket tourist,
long stay or education Visa upon arrival, or from any Thai Embassy around the world.
Phuket entry visas
Visa requirements are subject to change at any time. Tourists should call the consulate for up to date information.
If you/your family are simply coming to Phuket for a holiday then most nationalities can obtain visa-free entry, valid for 30 days, on arrival at an International Airport; you’ll need a current passport and a return ticket and that’s it.
Tourist Visa Exemption
The Thai government allows nationals from 41 countries and 1 special administrative region to stay in Thailand for tourism purpose for up to 30 days without an entry visa.
List of 41 countries are as follows:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bahrain, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Vietnam.
Longer-stay visas are available, for a fee, from Thai embassies and consulates around the world: specify what kind of visa you want. Normally long staying guest take a non-immigrant visa. This visa is valid 90 days but after two months of arriving to Thailand/Phuket you MUST then go to the immigration office to get the extra month
For example. For people who live or want to stay longer while they are already on Phuket the majorly go to Kuala Lumpur to get a 3 month visa. The process is simple. Simply fly to KL on a Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday and the following morning get to the Thai Embassy before 8.30am due to many people will be getting there around 9am and there will be a Que. Then once at the Embassy and it opens go into the office to pick up a non-immigrant/90 day visa form. I think you can also find these online and be able to download/print it off but check the Thai Embassies website in question before you travel. Then (Very important) remember to take the queue ticket number. Once the form is filled in, and dependant where you are in the queue, it’s a simple case of waiting for your number to come up, hand your passport, your 2 passport photo’s, the form and the visa payment to the officer and job done. All you have to do then is wait until the follow day and pick your passport (With visa) from 1pm onwards.
If you have a tourist visa you can, once in Thailand, apply for a 7 day extension. If you plan to leave Thailand temporarily during your stay and you have a single entry visa, extension of stay or permanent residence, you must get a re-entry visa, available from the Immigration Department in Phuket City. These rules are subject to change so check current regulations prior to departure.