How's it going? I will be in Thailand from late March and have read that I need a visa for stays over 30 days. I don't know how long I will stay (might like it and want to stay longer) but would like to look at all of my transport options when I get there. The problem is, I have also read that if I don't have an onward ticket, I will require a visa. Does anyone know if this is true or if there is a way around it. Cheers.
Flying from the UK I have never had to present an ongoing ticket to get into Thailand. However, I have read somewhere that some airlines with flights originating from Australia are not letting people board their planes unless they can prove they are leaving the country within the 30 days visa or have an onward ticket.
Phone the airline you are flying with and ask them if they will let you board a flight without a visa or a return ticket. If they won't then book a cheap flight on a budget airline (really cheap) to depart on or before your visa expiry and then just don't use the ticket. Otherwise you could book and pay for a fully refundable one way ticket from Bangkok. Then just cash it in when you arrive in Bangkok.
You could then either do a border run to renew your visa or pay for an extension at an Immigration Office
Hope this helps
Thanks Donna, I will theck those options out