Immigration Bureau Of Thailand And VFS Global Introduce New Thailand eVisa Service
VFS Global announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with the Immigration Bureau of Thailand to offer the new eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service that is applicable for travellers from 21 countries including India.
Travellers who are eligible to use the online eVOA service provided by VFS Global will receive their travel authorisation from the Immigration Bureau of Thailand prior to their departure from their country of origin. The eVOA service will be available from 14 February onwards on thailandevoa.vfsevisa.com
The new Thailand eVisa On Arrival means pre-authorised travel to Thailand and is applicable for the Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueng airports in Bangkok, as well as at Phuket and Chiang Mai airports for flights by Thai Airways as well as other airlines.
Travellers need to share the application details and upload the necessary documents online on the eVOA website and no physical passport submission is needed. Upon successful completion of the payment and once the application is processed with the pre-approved eVOA code, travellers can download and print out the eVOA application for reference and may even keep a copy of the file on their mobile phones.
VFS Global said travellers will receive their pre-departure travel authorisation online before the trip within 24 to 72 hours.
If there is an urgent visa requirement to travel to Thailand, travellers can also avail online the express eVOA service for quicker processing. By paying an additional service fee, eligible travellers can get their eVOA decision within 24 hours for any short notice travel requirements.
"?With the eVOA service, we are proud to offer a new age digital solution which enhance the overall experience for the mordern day traveller who seeks to visit Thailand from 21 countries across the globe. In our cooperation with VFS Global, we aim to effectively meet the objective of increasing tourism to the country through this solution especially taking into consideration the all-important security aspect that allows pre-check of travellers prior the arrival, as it offers time to the Immigration Bureau for effective assessment, " said Surachate Hakparn, commissioner of the Immigration Bureau.
Zubin Karkaria, CEO of VFS Global added: It is an honour to work with the Immigration Bureau of Thailand and Thai Airways to ensure a more convenient and faster service for travellers to Thailand, while maintaining the security and integrity of the visa process. With our experience and reliability in providing seamless visa application services across the world, and with the advantages of our eVisa solution, the Thailand eVOA service will further enhance ease of travel to Thailand, and thereby facilitate increase in tourism to the country."