NON-IMMIGRANT VISA TYPE M Mass Media

NON-IMMIGRANT VISA TYPE M Mass Media

15 Feb 2021

NON-IMMIGRANT VISA TYPE “M” (Mass Media of Communication)

 

1. Eligible Applicants for Media Visa Category

  • This type of visa is issued to applicants who wish to enter the Kingdom to work as a film producer, journalist, or reporter.
  • Filming The applicant must request in advance approval from the Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport.

Please contact Thailand Film Office

TEL: +66 22166907, +66 22157430-31 FAX: +66 2216 6656, +66 2215 7432                           

WEBSITE:WWW.THAILANDFILMOFFICE.ORG

E-MAIL: FILM@THAILANDFILMOFFICE.ORG, THAILANDFILMOFFICE@TOURISM.GO.TH

  • To work as a journalist or reporter, the applicant must request in advance approval from the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand. For short term assignment, such as to cover news on natural disasters or international meetings/ sports competition which do not require media registration in advance, the applicant may apply for Non-Immigrant Visa Category “B”.

2. Media Visa Conditions

  • Media visa is valid for a single entry 90 days
  • If the Media visa holder is found to be in breach of the conditions for entry into Thailand, the stay permit will be revoked immediately and he/she will be prohibited from entering Thailand.

3. Pronouncement:

  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice.
  • The applicants must provide genuine documents and information. If the applicants are found to provide false documents or give false information, their applications will be rejected and be reported for further determination of appropriate action and future prohibition to enter the Kingdom of Thailand.
  • Visa processing time may vary depending on the demand and/or information to be reviewed which may take up to 15 working days.

4. Media Visa Application Procedures

Each applicant must submit a complete online form together with the required documents* to the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney or submit the application to the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra, please contact visa.can@mfa.mail.go.th

 

No.

*Required Documents

1.

Visa Application form

· Download form, fill, print and sign where applicable

2.

One (1) passport-sized photograph affixes to the visa application form

· Size 3.5 x 4.5 cm.

· Light background (passport standard) and no older than 6 months

3.

Passport

· A minimum validity of six months until the date of travel

· Must have at least one blank page

4.

Photocopies of

· Your passport’s data page (A4 size copy)

· Your driver license OR photo card

5.

Proof of an Australian Electronic Visa (for non-Australian)

· Visa grant OR VEVO check

6.

Approval Note from the Government Agencies concerned in Thailand  

· An approval from Thailand Film Office, Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sport                               

7.

Company registration and invitation letter

· Copies of company documents must be signed by Board of Directors and affixed the seal of the company

8.

COVID-19 health insurance

· A COVID-19 health insurance covering medical treatment expenditures of COVID-19, worth at least USD 100,000 during the entire stay in Thailand (policy must cover at least 3 months).  The insurance policy must clearly state that it includes expenditures occurring from COVID-19 treatments.

· List of recommended health insurance: Pacific Cross Health Insurance / Aetna/ Viriyah/ Navakij/ Axa / Tune/ Southeast Insurance/ LMG/ Asia Insurance/ Bangkok Insurance.

9.

Visa fee

· AUD 120 for Single Entry

· Pay by card/cash OR money order/ bank cheque paid to Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney

5. Flights to Thailand

Option 1 Semi-commercial flights to Thailand

Certain airlines are now permitted to operate semi-commercial flights to Thailand, namely, Emirates, Etihad, EVA, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airline, Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss Air, KLM, Air France and etc.

Option 2 Special chartered flights organized by the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra and the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Sydney

Due to the limit of a quota of allowable passengers to enter Thailand by specially chartered flights, please contact the Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra for information on the availability of seats. (visa.can@mfa.mail.go.th)

6. Application for the Certificate of Entry (COE)

Upon approving Media visa, the applicants will have to apply for the COE via https://coethailand.mfa.go.th/

Please note the followings:

  • Upon entry into Thailand, all applicants are required to undergo 10-day Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ). For more information, please visit http://hsscovid.com/. Evidence of reservation for ASQ for a minimum period of 10 days from the date of the arrival in Thailand will be required for COE application.
  • All the applicants are required to obtain COVID-19 health insurance covering medical treatment expenditures of COVID-19, worth at least USD 100,000 during the entire stay in Thailand as part of the application to obtain COE. The insurance policy must clearly state that it includes expenditures occurring from COVID-19 treatments. List of recommended health insurance: Pacific Cross Health Insurance / Regency Health Insurance / April International / Luma Thailand / Axa / Tune

7. At the Departure Airport and upon Entry into Thailand

All applicants with approved Media visas will be required to present the following documents to the airline check-in staff at the departure airport and concerned authorities upon arrival in Thailand:

 

No.

Required documents

7.1

Certificate of Entry (COE)

7.2

A COVID-Free medical certificate with RT-PCR laboratory result, issued no more than 72 hours before departure

7.3

Valid visa

 

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Disclaimer

 

  • The Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney officers reserve the right to request additional documents as deemed necessary as well as reject any application without prejudice. Please note, the visa processing fees is non-refundable once the processing of the application begins – regardless of its outcome.
  • All visa fees can be paid by the exact amount of cash, money order, or bank cheque address to Royal Thai Consulate-General Sydney (personal/company cheque are not acceptable)

 

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Click to download the application form HERE

Click to download the Visa checklist HERE