All tourists traveling to Phuket and anywhere in
Thailand must possess a passport valid for at least 6
months beyond their intended length of stay (Retirement
visa requires at least 18 months validity). Thailand has
over 30 International Immigration Check points, though
most visitors to Phuket will clear immigration either at
Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi International Airport) or Phuket
International Airport. For full list of international
check points please see
for contact information.
For many tourists it is not necessary to apply for a
visa beforehand if you come from a country that is
eligible for a Visa Exemption and are not going to be in
the country for more than 30 days. Other tourists may be
able to apply for a Visa on Arrival, which costs 1,000
baht and is valid for 15 days. For everyone else, and
for those wishing to stay longer in the country for
purposes of tourism or leisure should apply for a 60-day
Tourist Visa from the Royal Thai Embassy or consulate in
the country where you reside.
(If you are coming to Phuket to work or you wish to take
up residence please see non-immigrant visa).
For more details, please visit