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    30 May 2021

    Thailand visa application Centre in Hyderabad will resume operations from 31st May 2021.

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    23 May 2021

    Government of Telangana has announced further extension of lockdown till 30.05.2021, Hence our Thailand visa Application Centre at Hyderabad will remain closed until further notice.

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    29 January 2021

    Please be informed that Thailand Visa Application Centres in Chennai, Bangalore,Hyderabad and Cochin will start accepting visa application for all categories effective from 25 January 2021 between 09:00 Hours to 15:00 Hours (Monday - Friday)

    Please be informed that all Non Thai Nationals who wish to enter The Kingdom of Thailand must apply for CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY INTO THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND (COE) at THE ROYAL THAI CONSULATE-GENERAL, CHENNAI after successful visa decision at least 7 WORKING DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF INTENDED DEPARTURE.

    Please be informed that applicants should carry "COVID TEST CERTIFICATE" (tested within 72 hours) and "Fit To Travel Medical Certificate " along with all necessary documents at the time of travel

    Please find "Fit To Travel Medical Certificate" certificate below.

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    25 March 2020

    • As per the verbal update received from The Royal Thai Consulate – Chennai, Applicants applying for Business and Employment category are requested to provide 6 months bank statement with sufficient balance attested by the bank
    • As per the verbal update received from The Royal Thai Consulate – Chennai, Applicants applying for dependent category are requested to provide original marriage/birth certificate with MEA attestation
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    25 March 2020

    • As per the verbal update received from The Royal Thai Consulate – Chennai, Applicants applying for Business and Employment category are requested to provide 6 months bank statement with sufficient balance attested by the bank
    • As per the verbal update received from The Royal Thai Consulate – Chennai, Applicants applying for dependent category are requested to provide original marriage/birth certificate with MEA attestation
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    13 March 2020

    Please be informed that effective from 16 March 2020 VFS service charge would be INR 500/- per application irrespective of group size.

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    08 February 2020

    Please be informed Thailand Visa Application Centres in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin will be closed from 10 February 2020 to 12 February 2020 due to system reboot and upgrade in “The Royal Thai Consulate General – Chennai”.

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    17 June 2019

    Please be informed Thailand visa application center in Chennai will be Operational only from Monday to Friday and remains closed on Saturday - Sunday effective from 17 May 2019.

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    01 February 2019

    The closing balance amount as prescribed by The Thai Consulate (INR 35,000.00 per pax) for all Tourist applications must reflect in the bank account consistently for a minimum period of two months prior to the date of application submission. Applications which do not meet this criteria will not be processed as per instructions from the Consulate. In the event of processing an application with the recommended Bank balance not being available in the account for minimum two months, additional documents such as Pay slip, Bonafide Letter from the employer & Employment ID card , RC copy in case of Business will have to be submitted
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    20 August 2018

    "Applicants may please be informed that Thailand visa Centre in Cochin will remain closed on Monday 20 August 2018 on account of heavy floods."
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    16 August 2018

    "Applicants may please be informed that Thailand visa Centre in Cochin will remain closed on Friday 17 August 2018 on account of heavy floods."
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    07 August 2018

      Closure of Thailand Visa Center in Chennai on Wednesday 8 August 2018

      Thailand Visa Applicants may please be informed that Thailand visa Centre in chennai will remain closed on Wednesday 8 August 2018 on account of the sad demises of Kalaignar Dr.M. .Karunanidhi DMK Chief and Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

      The VAC will resume regular operations on Thursday 09 August 2018.

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    27 July 2018

      “With effect from 31 July 2018, Tourist & Transit applications accepted between 8:00 and 11:00 hours at the Chennai Visa Application Centre will be submitted to the Royal Thai Consulate-Chennai for assessment on the same day. The processed applications will be returned to VFS most likely the next working day and be available for collection”

      “With effect from 28 July 2018, Chennai Thailand Visa Application Centre will be open for application submission on all Saturday’s between 9:00 to 11:00”

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    14 March 2018

    • “Kindly be informed that with effect from 15 March 2018, there will be no levy of cash handling charges of INR 30/- per application ”.

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    22 February 2018

    • As per instructions from the Consulate with Effective from 23 February 2018 “NON- IMMIGRANT” applications will be accepted only till 11.30 at Chennai Centre .For rest centres timing remains unchanged.   

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    22 February 2018

    • With effect from 23 February 2018, VISA FEE for all categories will be accepted only in CASH mode. An additional charge of INR 30 per application will be levied towards cash handling charges.    

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    31 August 2017

    • As per the instructions from The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai the last date of the ongoing implementation of temporary tourist visa fee exemption is 31 August 2017. Therefore beginning 01 September 2017 a visa fee of INR. 2000/-(Tourist single entry) will be applicable. On arrival visa fee would be (VOA) 2000 THB (Tourist single entry).
    • The new visa fee will be applicable for applications submitted on 31 August 2017 at CHENNAI, BANGALORE and HYDERABAD CENTRES.
    • The new visa fee will be applicable for applications submitted on 30 August 2017 at COCHIN CENTRE        
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    30 June 2017

    Revised service charges and VAS charges with new rate of GST (18%) will be applicable from 01 July 2017.

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    21 June 2017

    Revised checklists

    The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai has revised the checklist of documents required for the following visa categories:

    1. Tourist multiple entry
    2. NON-Immigrant B (Employment)

    The revised checklists will be effective from 21 June 2017. Visa applications with previous checklist formats will not be accepted. Kindly refer the ‘documents required’ section of the relevant categories to view the checklists.

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    16 June 2017

    Parking information – bangalore office:

    Please note, parking facilities are not provided for applicant’s/visitor’s vehicles in the building compound of the vfs global visa application centre located in bangalore, at global tech park. We advise applicants/visitors to make transportation arrangements accordingly.

    Valet services are provided outside the building gate by teska technologies private limited (ska). You may avail the valet service, at your own risk. Vfs global is not responsible for any damages incurred.

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    31 May 2017

    Revised checklists

    The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai has revised the checklist of documents required for the following categories:

    1. Tourist visa
    2. Transit visa
    3. Non-Immigrant B (Employment)
    4. Non-Immigrant B (Business Meeting/Training/Project/Secondment)
    5. Non-Immigrant ED (Education)
    6. Non-Immigrant O (Family member/Dependent)
    7. Non-Immigrant O (Thai family member)
    8. Non-Immigrant O-A (Retirement)

    The revised checklists will be effective from 31 May 2017. Visa applications with previous checklist formats will not be accepted. Kindly refer the ‘documents required’ section of the relevant categories to view the checklists.

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    01 March 2017

    Tourist visa (single entry) fee exempted until 31 August 2017.

    The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai has announced the extension of temporary Tourist visa fee (single entry) exemption scheme and temporary Visa on Arrival(VOA) fee reduction scheme from 01 March 2017 to 31 August 2017 for applicants holding passport/travel document of the below mentioned countries/territories.

    Andorra Ethiopia Lithuania Romania
    Bulgaria Fiji Maldives San Marino
    Bhutan India Malta Saudi Arabia
    China including Taiwan Kazakhstan Mauritius Ukraine
    Cyprus Latvia Papua New Guinea Uzbekistan

    Nationals of the said countries/territories will be entitled to:

    • be exempted from visa fee when applying for Tourist Visa(single entry) to Thailand during the aforementioned period;
    • pay a fee of 1,000 Baht(decreased from 2,000 Baht) when applying for Visa on Arrival at the designated immigration checkpoints during the aforementioned period.
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    31 January 2017

    Temporary revision in visa application processing time

    The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Chennai has announced that effective from 01 February 2017 the minimum visa application processing time will be extended for 1(one) more day until further notice from the Consulate.

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    01 December 2016

    Tourist Visa (Single Entry) fee exemption(Zero visa fee) until 28 February 2017.

    The Royal Thai Consulate general Chennai has announced that the Tourist Visa (Single Entry) fee exemption(Waived off) and the decrease of Visa on arrival fee from 2000 THB to 1000 THB.

    And this will be effective  from 01  December 2016 to 28 February 2017.

    Note: Applicable only for Tourist (Single entry)  

    Even Foreign passport holders are eligible for visa fee exemption.

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    08 September 2016

    Security Alert: Karnataka Bandh on 9 September 2016 leading to VAC Closure.

    Visa Application Centre at VFS Bangalore for  Thailand missions will be closed on 9 September 2016 (Friday) due to Karnataka Bandh and will be operational on 10 September 2016 (Saturday) for full day between 08:00 to 12:00 -13:00 to 15:00 .

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    13 May 2016

    Visa application center closure on 16 May 2016

    Chennai and Cochin Thailand Visa Application Centre will be remain closed on lieu of State Assembly Elections on Monday 16 May 2016.

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    20 January 2016

    Important notification from Thailand Consulate in Chennai.

    Please be informed that The Royal Thai consulate in Chennai had announced that Nepal passport holders should provide NOC from the Nepal Embassy for applying Thailand Visa.

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    13 November 2015

    Important notification from Thailand Consulate in Chennai.

    Please be informed that The Royal Thailand Consulate in Chennai had introduced the below category with effective from 13 November 2015 and also the Thailand Consulate had stopped issuing the tourist double entry visa.

    Visa Category Fee Validity of Visa Validity of Stay
    Tourist(Multiple Entry) INR 10,000 6 Months Permitted to stay for a period not exceeding 60 Days in each entry
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    08 January 2015

    Important notification from Thailand Consulate in Chennai.

    Please be informed that the Royal Thailand Consulate in Chennai had announced that to get Thailand visa applicant should hold validity of passport for Minimum 4 months from the date of submission at VFS Centre.

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    15 October 2014

    Thailand Visa Application Centre will be closed on 22 October 2014

    Please be informed that the Royal Thailand in Chennai had announced to close application centres across south India on 22 October 2014 in lieu of Diwali. On 23 October 2014 all our application centres across South India will be working.

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    4 September 2014

    Hyderabad Visa Application Centre will be closed by 12 noon on 8 September 2014.

    Please be informed that the Royal Thailand Consulate in Chennai had announced to close Hyderabad Thailand Application Centre by 12 noon on 8 September 2014 in lieu of Ganesh Immersion.

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    13 August 2014

    Hyderabad Visa Application Centre will be closed on 19 August 2014.
    Please be informed that the Royal Thailand Consulate in Chennai had announced to close the Hyderabad Thailand Application Centre on 19 August 2014 in lieu of Government survey in Telangana districts.

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    13 August 2014

    Change of visa fees:
    Please be informed that due to the changes in foreign exchange rates the visa fees for the below categories has been revised w.e.f 1 September 2014.

    Visa category Fees
    Non Immigrant, Single entry Rs. 4000/-
    Non Immigrant, Multiple entries 1 year Rs. 10,000/-
    Non Immigrant, Multiple entries 3 years Rs. 20,000/-
    Non Immigrant, Multiple entries 3 years (APEC Countries) Rs. 10,000/-
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    14 March 2014

    Cochin Visa Application Center will operate from new premise on 17 March 2014. Please be informed that the Cochin Visa Application Center will operate from the new premise (Address : Thailand Visa Application center , S&T Arcade, Kurisupally Road, Ravipuram, Cochin-682 015) with effect from 17 March 2014.The timings of the center for the purpose of submission and passport collection remain the same.

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    14 March 2014

    Chennai Visa Application Center will operate from new premise on 31 March 2014. Please be informed that the Chennai Visa Application Center will operate from the new premise ( Address : Thailand Visa Application center , Fagun Towers, Second Floor, No 74, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai - 600 008) with effect from 31 March 2014.The timings of the center for the purpose of submission and passport collection remain the same.

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    5 December 2013

    Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin Visa Application centers will remain open on 5 December 2013. Please be informed that the Royal Thailand Consulate Chennai and the Thailand Visa Application Centers at Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin will remain open on Thursday, 5 December 2013.

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    30 December 2013

    Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin Visa application centers will be closed on 30 December 2013. Please be informed that the Royal Thailand Consulate Chennai and the Thailand Visa Application Centers Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Cochin will remain closed on 30 December 2013 on Account of New Year’s Eve.