Anytime we travel we like to get a solid handle on the basics of the places we are visiting. *NB: This information about travelling in Thailand was valid for us in July, 2023 as we planned our six month, 2023-2024 trip. Please take the time to double check any information at things tend to change over time.
Thai Embassy in Toronto
• Canadian citizens may travel to Thailand for tourism for 30 days without a visa
• Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months
• You must have an air ticket leaving Thailand within 30 days of your entry
• adequate finances equivalent to at least 10,000 Baht per person ($385 CAD at the time of writing this) or 20,000 Baht per family ($769 CAD)
Travellers from Canada may re-enter and stay in Thailand for a cumulative duration of 90 days within any six month period from the date of first entry. Please note that entering Thailand under the visa exemption scheme by air has no limitation for the number of entries. On the other hand, entering Thailand by land is limited to twice per per calendar year.
Extending Your Stay In Thailand
If you’d like to stay in Thailand longer than 30 days, you can apply for a Thai visa online at
Cost to apply: USD $40
The visa approval takes up to 20 business days, with no expedited service provided, once the complete application with all supporting documents has been submitted. Incomplete information will cause a delay in your application.
In the case that additional documents are requested, the visa process will take more than 20 business days. It is recommend that you apply two months before your departure date.
The Visa fee is non-refundable; please check the information to ensure everything is correct before submitting the application. Double-check all information especially if your device is using autofill or auto-correct.
The Royal Thai Embassy, Ottawa “can not” issue a visa for foreign nationals who are currently in Thailand. All travellers need to obtain a visa before entering Thailand.
After the e-Visa application has been approved, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to applicants. It is kindly requested to print a copy of the confirmation e-mail to present to airline and Thai Immigration officials to carry out checks when travelling to Thailand.
Upon arrival, travellers with this type of visa may be permitted to stay in Thailand for a period of not exceeding 60 days.
Embassy of Canada in Bangkok
15th floor, Abdulrahim Place
990 Rama IV, Bangrak
Bangkok, 10500, Thailand
Phone: +66 (0) 2646 4300
Emergency Phone: +66 (0) 2646 4300
Fax: +66 (0) 2646 4345
JCI accredited hospitals
An independent, not-for-profit organization, Joint Commission International (JCI) identifies, measures, and shares best practices in quality and patient safety around the world.
Thailand has 61 accredited hospitals. Click here to view the list.
International Society of Travel Medicine
Located in more than 90 countries, clinics offer pre-travel immunizations, counselling and medicines to help protect travellers while travelling internationally.
There are 13 ISTM medical facilities in Thailand. Click here to search.
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