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extending visa straight away when i get to bangkok ?

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1. Posted by Durlew04 (Budding Member, 46 posts) 7 Apr '14 09:02

hi everyone

im leaving for Thailand on the 12 of may and leaving on the 12 of september. when i touch down in Bangkok can i extend my 30 day visa straight away so i don't have to go through the hassle of doing the paper work like a couple of days before it runs out ?

ps im british citizen, the reason i state is because i know its different for nationalities

thanks :)

2. Posted by CheersT (Travel Guru, 1567 posts) 7 Apr '14 09:20

As far as I'm aware there is no such thing as a 4 month Tourist Visa for Thailand. The best you can do is get a 60 day Visa from the Embassy before you depart, then extend that by 30 days once you arrive.

Then you leave the Kingdom and repeat as required. The border hops/visa runs are usually no issue, but it is of course up to the discretion of the border official whether to allow you re-entry.

Good luck with your research.

Cheers,
Terry

3. Posted by Durlew04 (Budding Member, 46 posts) 7 Apr '14 09:48

ow i know that lol but im just on about doing it straight away even though its got 60 days on it already could i get another 30 straight away ?

cheers

4. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru, 334 posts) 7 Apr '14 12:23

Quoting Durlew04

ow i know that lol but im just on about doing it straight away even though its got 60 days on it already could i get another 30 straight away ?

cheers

Hi,

I don't see anything on the Thailand website... that stops you from APPLYING straight away but there is no guarantee you would get an extension at that time.

I am assuming you have a 60 day Tourist visa but want to stay for 120 days. My take on reading the sites info is that you would only be granted a further 30 days without an income from home.
If your flight out is 120 days after arrival, they might not even let you in.

Best to use their 'Contact us' for them to put you straight.

On a side note - It was nice to see that they allow over 50's with a retirement income up to a year, with the possibility of an extension to that. Very interesting.

Steve