This article has been written with direct inputs from American expat Kristi Lynn. She got the Thai Single Entry Tourist Visa from the Thai embassy in Nepal, along with her husband.
Hubby and I are Americans. We got the Thailand visa from Nepal, in the Thai embassy in Kathmandu. We have been in Thailand for a while, but let go of our Thailand retirement extension because of all the new requirements.
We were planning on leaving in 2020 so decided to do some short trips in the region and come back on Thai tourist visas. We had no problems with getting a Thai single-entry Tourist Visa in Katmandu.
What’s a Thailand 60-Day Tourist Visa?
A 60-day visa for Thailand or a Thai Single Entry Tourist Visa is the one that allows you to be in Thailand for 60 days in Thailand. You can extend Thailand Single Entry Visa for 30 more days easily.It’s a Thai embassy visa which can only be obtained in a Thailand embassy in your home country or any other country.
This is not to be confused with Thai visa on arrival or visa-exempt entry to Thailand, which allows citizens of certain countries to enter Thailand without getting a visa from a consulate of Thailand.
If you are planning on getting any other Thailand visa, here is the article on Thailand visa types.
Thai Embassy Nepal
The Thai embassy in Kathmandu is open from Monday to Friday. They only receive applications from 9:30 am-noon, and you can collect your passport from 2-4 pm only. The Embassy is be closed on official Thai and Nepali public holidays.
Address & Contact Details
167/4 Ward No. 3, Maharajgunj, Bansbari Road
P.O. Box 3333
Tel: (977 1) 4371410, 4371411
Requirements for Thailand Visa from Nepal
The Thai embassy in Nepal needs a lot of paperwork.
If you are a non-nepalese applying for a Thai visa in Nepal, they do allow you to apply for Thai tourist visas even though you are a tourist yourself in Nepal. But depending on your nationality, they might ask for extra documents.
If you are applying for a Thai non-B visa or any other visa in Nepal, and you are not a Nepalese, then you would need to submit the proof of your legal status in Nepal, such as a residence visa or permit.
1. Thai Visa Application Forms
You need to submit 3 complete visa application forms with 3 color photos (not older than 3 months) of the size of 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm.
To apply for Thailand visa for Nepalese or for any other nationality in Nepal, you can download the Thai visa application form here.
2. Confirmed Round-trip Flights
Thailand Embassy in Nepal needs to you to submit the confirmed inward and outbound travel booking.
Note that you can rent confirmed flight tickets rather than buying it.
3. Hotel Reservation in Thailand
A hotel booking or reservation in Thailand as proof of accommodation is needed to apply for a Thailand visa from Nepal.
It doesn’t have to be valid for the whole time you travel. You can book a place for the first week or the first 15 days of your travel, and explain them that you would do the additional booking after going there.
Letter of Invitation
If a Thai person has invited you, a Thai ID card is needed, and a passport and work permit if the invite was from a foreigner.
We had our son, who is a student in Thailand, invite us. We showed school records for our son instead, and gave our reason for visit as “tourism, visiting family.”
4. Bank Statements
You need to submit bank statements for the last 6 months.
These must be original and attested by the bank with an equivalent minimum current balance to 700 USD per person or above 80,000 NPRs or 1,400 USD per family (2 parents and 2 children under 18 years old) or above 160,000 NPRs.
We just printed out monthly statements from our US bank’s online account. If you are from applying for a Thailand visa as a Nepalese, you will probably need to show the attested bank statements.
How to Apply Thailand Visa in Nepal
You can show up at the Thai embassy in Nepal without any appointment. There is no need to take any prior appointments.
We showed up at 9:15 am to get a number and they checked our paperwork right then. Then we were asked to make the payment for the visa. So, I would say it’s a better idea to get your papers verified before making the payment.
It is not an option to submit the Thai visa application online in Nepal.
Thai Tourist Visa Fees in NepalYou can pay the Thai visa fees in Nepal at any branch of Bank of Kathmandu.
You need to pay the visa fees of 3,500 NPRs in the form of Manager’s Cheque at Bank of Kathmandu. (Bank of Kathmandu will charge an extra processing fee of 100 NPRs.) It’s a kind of cheque only.
You can pay at any Bank of Kathmandu branch for the Thai tourist visa. The bank is merely 15 minutes walk from the embassy. However, note that it doesn’t open until 10 am.
We got the receipt at the bank by 10.30 am and came back to the embassy. By that time there were many people waiting with numbers, but we were able to skip the queue because we had already had our paperwork checked.
Thailand Visa for Nepalese: Processing time
It takes 5 working days to process the Thai visa in Nepal, but we were able to travel by bus and air around Nepal with copies of passports plus Nepal visa.
We were gone for 10 days before coming back to the embassy to pick up our passports.
This was our first tourist visa after having Non-Immigrant O visas, and we weren’t questioned or asked to show cash when we entered at DMK in Bangkok.