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1. Posted by mayrad (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

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Hey everyone. I see this question has popped up in different ways a few times, but still I haven't found a straight answer. :)

I fly into Bangkok, with proof of leaving about 55 days later. However, as a result of this proof, would I need a 2-month Visa on arrival? The thing is, I will be leaving Thailand within the 1st 30days for Cambodia, thus I could obtain a 30-day visa, leave the country and come back with another 30day visa. However, would the Thai authorities be happy to issue a 30-day visue when I do not have proof of leaving until 55 days later??


2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

explain it to them when asked - otherwise don't bother

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

You'll get your visa no problem. They won't ask, but if they do just tell them you intend to leave within 30 days and then return to Thailand to pick up the flight for your onward journey. I have passed through Bkk numerous times and have never been asked how long i am staying in Thai for.

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1652 posts) 11y

Quoting mayrad

Hey everyone. I see this question has popped up in different ways a few times, but still I haven't found a straight answer. :)

I fly into Bangkok, with proof of leaving about 55 days later. However, as a result of this proof, would I need a 2-month Visa on arrival? The thing is, I will be leaving Thailand within the 1st 30days for Cambodia, thus I could obtain a 30-day visa, leave the country and come back with another 30day visa. However, would the Thai authorities be happy to issue a 30-day visue when I do not have proof of leaving until 55 days later??


I've been and out of Thailand many times, you can explain that you are leaving for Cambodia within the 30 days, and will return to Thailand after.

Shouldn't be any problem. If you already have your visa for Cambodia that would make it even easier.

I have done the same thing with flights to the Philippines and Hong Kong with a return to Bangkok.

Don't forget you do have to pay a 500 baht departure tax each time you leave Thailand.

5. Posted by mayrad (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Thanks for your help everyone. I think under what I'm hearing, i'll just "risk" it..not that it even seems like much of a risk. Awesome, cheers

6. Posted by boulderman (Respected Member 418 posts) 11y

I heard of people getting turned away without a visa. I spoke to the Thai Consultate in Birmingham, I too had a fligth out on Asia after 30 days and was told to get a 30 day visa for £35, up to you, but English people have been sent on the first flight back. Big risk to take.

7. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

sure, all consulates will advice you to get visa in advance - that's how they justify their existance.

unless you overstayed your thai visa previously or unless you look like don't have any money or drug addict - there is no problem. The last time (and the only one) I was asked about a returning ticket I told them that I have an electronic ticket with KLM (which was true) - and I even didn't have any printout of my reservation.