VFS Global has observed steady increase in demand for Thai e-Visa on arrival applications from India. Between March 2022, (when the Indian government restarted scheduled international flights) and October 2022, applications increased by 7 times.
In 2019, VFS Global in partnership with the Immigration Bureau of Thailand launched the eVisa On Arrival (eVOA) service. “The steady growth in eVOA applications reiterates changing customers preference towards seamless digital services. This service enables faster clearance of immigration upon arrival in Thailand through dedicated counters at major airports in Thailand,” said Noel Swain, COO – Passport, eVisa and I&CS, VFS Global.
Recently, the Royal Thai Embassy in India advised Indian travellers to obtain visas in advance to avoid long queues, when arriving in Thailand.