You must have a valid passport. It must be valid for 6 montfs after you enter the country. For a stay of over 30 -days visa , you do not need visa. (for member countries of the European community ) For a stay of more than 30 -days visa, you must ask for a tourist visa entitling you to a stay of 60 -days visa, renewable on site for 30 more days maximum on request to the immigration office. Price € : 30 . To obtain a tourist visa, You must provide : - a passport valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date you enter the country, - 2 passport photos - a visa request form. Do not stay longer than the date on your visa ! You will have to pay a fine of 500 bahts for each day after your visa has expired when you leave the country. If your visa expires and you are near the Malaysian border,, make a return trip there, and you will be given a free 15 -days visa. THAI EMBASSY IN PARIS 8, Rue Greuze 75016 PARIS Tel : 01 56 26 50 50 FRENCH EMBASSY IN BANGKOK 29, Sathon Thai Rd. 10500 Bangkok Tel : 02 657 5100 Website of the French embassy in Thailand : www.ambafrance-th.org Website of the Belgian embassy in Thailand : www.diplomatie.be Website of the Swiss embassy in Thailand : www.eda.admin.ch Website of the Canadian embassy in Thailand : www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Vaccines No mandatory vaccines Practical information Money : - Most international credit cards (Visa, American Express, Diners, MasterCard) are accepted by banks and elsewhere (Hotels, restaurants, shops). The biggest banks (Bangkok Bank, Thai Danu Bank, Kasikorn Bank and Siam Commercial Bank) will change currency . Many ATMs are available in the street for cash withdrawals at any time of day. - Travellers' cheques in dollars or euros can be exchanged in all banks and at authorised currency exchange offices. Telephone: To make calls from Thailand to France, dial 001 33 before the number you are calling . Electricity : 220 Volts, 50 Hz (as in France). In hotels and homes, the electric sockets are often mixed, meaning that they accept both flat (US type) and round (European type). plugs.Most appliances made in Thailand are fitted with flat plugs . Internet : There are many internet cafés. Due to competition, the rates are very reasonable.