Thailand Plans to Launch a Digital Nomad Visa for Extended Stays — What We Know So Far

A New Opportunity for Remote Workers

Imagine working from a beautiful beach in Thailand or a vibrant street market in Bangkok. Thailand is making this dream a reality with its new extended visa program specifically designed for digital nomads and remote workers.

What’s the Deal?

The new visa, called the Destination Thailand Visa, will let travelers stay in the country for up to 180 days at a time, which is about six months. Plus, you can leave and re-enter multiple times within that period. This was confirmed by the Royal Thai Consulate General NY in a social media post and the Tourism Authority of Thailand in a statement to Travel + Leisure.

Current Status

Although some reports mentioned that the visa became effective on June 1, the Royal Thai Consulate General NY clarified that the visa is still pending the “completion of final legal procedures.” The Tourism Authority of Thailand also confirmed that there is no set launch date yet.

How to Apply?

Details on how to apply for the new visa are not yet clear. However, you can check out Thailand’s current visa procedures on their official e-visa website for general information.

Visa-Free for Short Visits

For now, if you’re from the United States, you don’t need a visa to travel to Thailand for stays up to 60 days. But if you’re looking to stay longer, this new visa could be a great option once it’s available.

Why Thailand?

Thailand offers a plethora of activities and sights for long-term visitors. You can explore the gold-gilded temples and bustling street markets in Bangkok, relax on the stunning beaches of Koh Phi Phi, or delve into the historical ruins of Ayutthaya. There’s no shortage of things to see and do.

Global Trend

Thailand is joining a growing list of countries offering digital nomad visas. Spain, for example, introduced a similar visa last year for remote workers. Canada also allows travelers working for foreign employers to stay for up to six months at a time.


Thailand’s new Destination Thailand Visa is set to open up fantastic opportunities for digital nomads and remote workers. Keep an eye out for more details and the official launch date, and start planning your extended stay in this beautiful country. Whether you’re working from a café in Chiang Mai or a beach in Phuket, Thailand, you could be your next remote office.

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