Visa Requirements

The invitation letter from the organizers can be used to apply for a visa to Thailand, if needed. Information on countries requiring a visa to Thailand as well as the contact information of the Royal Thai Embassy or Royal Thai Consulate-General in each country can be found on the website of the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

All delegates requiring visas for Thailand should contact their nearest Thai embassy or consulate in good time, allowing at least 8 weeks for your visa to process. All delegates, regardless of needing a visa or not, must hold a passport, valid for at least six months after your time of departure from Thailand. Ensure also that you have transit visas in order should it be necessary.

List of countries for Visa Exemption and Visa on arrival. CLICK HERE



Official Letter of Invitation to obtain a visa


Since your visa request needs to be accompanied by a registration confirmation, the Letter of Invitation can be downloaded during the registration procedure. Please note that this letter is not a commitment on the part of the organisers to provide any financial support. The Thai Host Committee, FIP Headquarters and MCI Amsterdam cannot be held responsible for registrations that need to be cancelled after a visa declination. Please note that terms of cancellation are applicable in all circumstances, also if a visa is officially refused to the participant. 


Arriving by Plane

- Suvarnabhumi Airport is currently the main Airport in Bangkok, regional gateway and hub for Thai Airways International, the official carrier for this Congress.The airport is located in Racha Thewa in Bang Phli district, Samut Prakan Province, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of downtown Bangkok. The name Suvarnabhumi was chosen by King Bhumibol Adulyadej and refers to the Golden Kingdom hypothesised to have been located somewhere in Southeast Asia.

- Don Mueang International Airport  (IATA: DMK, ICAO: VTBD) (or also [old] Bangkok International Airport) is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand.   Don Mueang is the main hub for Nok AirThai AirAsia,Thai Lion Air, and Orient Thai Airlines. The best and easy way to travel to the Bangkok down town from this aiport is Taxi. Taxi Stand: Located in front of the Arrival Halls International & Domestic Passenger Terminals
Fare: Based on meter plus 50 baht airport surcharge. The taxi fare rate within Bangkok and Greater Bangkok is charged by the meter plus a 50 baht airport surcharge. In addition, if taking the tollway, passengers are required to pay the tollway fee. The taxi fare rate outside Greater Bangkok and other provinces is fixed by BIA without the 50 Baht surcharge for the driver. Passengers should keep part 4 of the taxi ticket as evidence for any service complaint they may have.