Delegation of the European Union to Thailand

Travel to the EU from Thailand

17/05/2016 - 15:52
Travel to the EU

Useful information on travelling from Thailand to the European Union (EU), such as visas, travel restrictions and embassies, and for studying there

The Schengen Visa

1. What is the Schengen Visa?

There are currently 26 European countries in the Schengen Area, 22 of which are member states of the European Union. These 26 countries share a common visa policy, meaning that there are no checks on the borders between them.

The 26 "Schengen States" are: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden – plus the four associated countries Norway, Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

If a person receives a Schengen Visa for any of the above mentioned states, he/she will be able to travel freely to all of the 26 participating countries without the need for acquiring individual visas.

2. What are the types of Schengen Visas?

There are three types of Schengen Visas. These are:

  • Short-stay visa (Type "C") This visa is issued for one, two or several visits. Its period of validity varies. It allows stays which do not exceed three months over a six-month period.
  • Transit visa (Type "B") This visa is issued to persons who must transit through the territory of one or more Schengen States before continuing their journey to a third country. This visa may be issued for one, two or, in exceptional circumstances, several transits. The duration of each transit must not exceed five days.
  • Airport transit visas (Type "A") This visa is required for nationals of certain third countries who are flying to another third country but need to make a transfer in an airport of a Schengen State.

You will find that non member states use the same three categories of visas.

3. Where can I get a Schengen Visa?

You can apply for a Schengen Visa at any participating member state embassy in your region.

If you plan on visiting more than one country in your travels in Europe, you should visit the embassy of the country that you plan on spending the most time in. In the event of there not being a particular country where you would spend a clear majority of you time, you should apply for the Schengen Visa at the embassy of the member state you will travel to first.

4. What do I need in order to apply for a Schengen Visa?

The minimum requirements that need to be met in order to receive a Schengen Visa are as follows:

  • Complete and sign the visa application form. It is available for download and free.
  • Posses a valid passport with an expiration date that is later than your intended stay.
  • Specify the purpose of your trip.
  • Be able to show sufficient means for the time of stay.
  • Provide proof of travelers' insurance for the amount of at least 30,000 EUR.

5. What does it cost?

A typical short stay visa fee is 80 EUR. There are however circumstances where this fee can be reduced or waived.

No fees can be charged for third country nationals who are family members of an EU citizen or of a national of the EEA Agreement, who exercises his/her right of free movement.

In addition, fees are waived for children under six years of age, school pupils, post graduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake trips for the purpose of study or educational training and for researchers carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation 2005/761/EC.

For more detailed information you should contact the embassy of the destination of your choice. For a listing of EU member state embassies in the region follow the "Embassies" link on the navigation bar.


The Austrian Embassy
Q House Lumpini Building, Unit 1801, 18th Floor, No. 1
South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel +66 (0) 2105 6700
Fax +66 (0) 2401 6160


The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hanoi
5 Nui Truv Street, Van Phuc
Hanoi, Vietnam, P.O. Box 10
Tel +84 (4) 3845 2908
Fax +84 (4) 3846 0856

Czech Republic

The Embassy of the Czech Republic
71/6 Ruam Rudee Soi 2, Ploenchit Road,
Lumpini, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 2250 9223-4
Fax +66 (0) 2250 9225, +66 (0) 2253 4978 


The Consulate of the Republic of Estonia
62 Soi Yodsuwan, Pracha-Unit Road,
Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320
Tel +66 (0) 2690 3779
Fax +66 (0) 2690 3778 


The French Embassy
35 Charoenkrung Soi 36
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 2657 5100
Fax +66 (0) 2627 2100


The Embassy of the Hellenic Republic
100 North Sathorn Road,
23rd Floor, Unit 100
100/41 Sathorn Nakorn Tower
Office Condominium,
North Sathorn Road, Silom,
Bangkok 10500
Tel: +66 (0) 2667 0090-2
Fax: +66 (0) 2679 1463


The Embassy of Ireland
28th Floor. (High Zone),
Q. House Lumpini Building,
1 South Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek
Sathorn, Bangkok
Tel +66 (0) 677 7500 Fax +66 (0) 677 7501


The Consulate of the Republic of Latvia
113/13 Surawong Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 2237 3585
Fax +66 (0) 2237 3589


The Consulate of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Q House Lumpini 17th Floor
1 South Sathorn Road
Tungmahamek, Sathorn
Bangkok 10120 Thailand
Tel. : +66 (0) 2677 7360
Fax: +66 (0) 2677 7364


The Royal Netherlands Embassy
15 Soi Tonson, Ploenchit Road
Lumpini, Pratumwan
Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 2309 5200
Fax +66 (0) 2309 5205


The Embassy of Portugal
26 Bush Lane (Soi New Road 30)
New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel: +66 (0) 2234 2123, 2234 0372
Fax +66 (0) 2238 4275
E-mail: (Chancellary),


The Embassy of the Slovak Republic
25/9-4 BKI/YWCA Building
South Sathorn Road,
Bangkok 10120
Tel +66 (0) 2677 3445
Fax +66 (0) 2677 3447


The Embassy of Spain
Lake Rajada Office Complex
23rd floor, Suite no. 98-99
193 Rajadapisek Rd., Klongtoey
Bangkok 10110
Tel +66 (0) 2661 8284-7
Fax +66 (0) 2661 9220


The Embassy of Belgium
16/F Sathorn Square, 98 North Sathorn Road
Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 2108 1800
Fax: +66 (0) 2108 1807
E-mail: (for visas)


The Cypriot Consulate in Bangkok
96/14 Sukhumvit 23 Road
3rd Floor, Bharani Building, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Tel +66 (0) 2261 8408-9
Fax +66 (0) 2261 8410


The Royal Danish Embassy
10 Soi Sathorn 1 (Attakarn Prasit)
South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel +66 (0) 2343 1100
Fax +66 (0) 2213 1752


The Embassy of Finland
Athenee Tower, 14th Floor, 63 Wireless Road
Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 2207 8700
Fax +66 (0) 2207 8702


The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
9 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok 10120
Tel +66 (0) 2287 9000


The Embassy of the Republic of Hungary
Park Venture Ecoplex, 14th Floor (Unit No. 1401, 1411-1412)
57 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 2118 4901
Fax +66 (0) 2117 4901


The Embassy of Italy
27th & 40th Floor, CRC Tower, All Seasons Place,
87 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330
Tel +66 (0) 2250 4970
Fax +66 (0) 2250 4985


The Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania
67 Sukhumvit Road 26
Khlong Toei,
Tel. 02 661 5599
Fax 02 661 5500


The Consulate-General of the Republic of Malta
56 Narathivas Ratchanakarin Road, Silom,
Bangrak, Bangkok 10500
Tel +66 (0) 2234 9729, 2233 6872
Fax +66 (0) 2236 6538, 2236 6540


The Embassy of the Republic of Poland
100/81-82, Vongvanit Building B,
25th Floor, Rama 9 Road, Huaykwang,
Bangkok 10310
Tel. (+66) 2-645-0367/9
Fax (+66) 2-645-0365


The Embassy of Romania
3388/41 Sirinrat Office Building, 12th floor
Rama IV Road, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei
Bangkok 10110 Thailand
Tel +66 (0)2 240 2522
Fax +66 (0)2 240 2550


The Consulate of the Republic of Slovenia
298/2 Silom Road Soi 28
Tel +66 (0) 2234 7637, 2234 2481
Fax +66 (0) 2237 1375


The Embassy of Sweden
Pacific Place, 20th Floor
140 Sukhumvit Road (between Soi 4 and 6)
Bangkok 10110
Tel +66 (0) 2263 7200
Fax +66 (0) 2263 7260

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