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1. Posted by nicola26 (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

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Hi,

What kind of visa do you get for Thailand? Do you just get it on arrival or apply for it before you go?

Im hoping to go for about 3 months.

2. Posted by emma1979 (Full Member 126 posts) 10y

you get your thai visa on arrival. it's free for 30 days - then you can either leave and re-enter the country - again free for 30 days - or you can apply for a longer visa before you arrive i think - for 90 or 60 days. it's really common in thailand for people to just leave and re-enter the country but i think the transport might be a bit pricey.

3. Posted by Eefs (Budding Member 77 posts) 10y

just be careful with the 30 day thing. As far as I know it is dependant on where you are from (wher your passport was issued). The following countries
AUSTRALIA, AUSTRIA, BAHRAIN, BELGIUM, BRAZIL, BRUNEI, CANADA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, GERMANY, GREECE (Helenic Republic), HONG KONG, INDONESIA
ICELAND, IRELAND, ISRAEL, ITALY, JAPAN KOREA, Rep. of KUWAIT LUXEMBOURG MALAYSIA NETHERLANDS NEW ZEALAND NORWAY OMAN PERUPHILIPPINES PORTUGAL QATAR SINGAPORE SOUTH AFRICA SPAIN SWEDENSWITZERLAND TURKEY UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UK US
there are other rules for the rest of em!

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4. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Just checked my passport - l got a visa on arrival in Bangkok it was valid for 1 month (30 May 04 until 28 June 04). Check with the Thai embassy for stays longer than that!

5. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 10y

Depending on country of origin you should expect to get 30 days "over the counter" on arrival.
If you are staying longer and need frequent entries over a year get a non immigrant "O" or "B" before you go. There are financial criteria associated with these.
There are some 60/90 day visas available in advance, They are 3 30days in a row but they each expire when you leave the country regardless of how many days you've been there.
Check with your consulate.
Re-entery is usually no problem. Many companies offer "visa runs" to the Cambodian border (or other neighbouring countries) and back in a day, although why you wouldn't want to have a look at Cambodia while you're there eludes me. They cost around 2000 to 2500 baht including all fees, backhanders etc...

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1653 posts) 10y

Quoting nicola26

Hi,

What kind of visa do you get for Thailand? Do you just get it on arrival or apply for it before you go?

Im hoping to go for about 3 months.

Plan your trips out of the country just before your 30 days are up and you will get another free visa when you return, if you are from the right country that is.

What ever you do DO NOT OVER STAY YOUR VISA or you will end up being in trouble and paying a big fine!

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