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1. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

If you look here...

http://www.thaiconsul-uk.com/pdfs/A%20%20Visas%20Changes%2001%20Oct%202006.pdf

It says entrants must be in a posession of a confirmed flight ticket taking them out of Thailand within the 30 days.

Now, I enter Thailand in a couple of days....I fly out of Thailand back to the UK seven weeks later. I am only staying for about 10 days, before heading to Cambodia and other countries, but have no proof of onward travel....what should I do?!?!

2. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 10y

I never bother with getting a return ticket when I go home to Thailand.Still going in on a tourist visa and never been asked for proof of having an outward bound ticket.

3. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

draggons- when did you last fly to Thailand? these rules have only been in place since October 1st.

Do you think 'proof' would have to be a flight, or would a bus ticket suffice?

4. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Does anyone have a link to a site where I could book a coach/bus ticket to Siem Reap/PP, and receive an eticket the same day?

I can't find one anywhere!

5. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Quoting philo

Does anyone have a link to a site where I could book a coach/bus ticket to Siem Reap/PP, and receive an eticket the same day?
I can't find one anywhere!

Rob,
I have a friend who flew into BKK last week. I will e-mail him about IMM. checking for onward ticket. Then PM you what he says.

There is no scheduled bus that goes BKK-PP or BKK- SR. You have to do this trip in stages. One option that is not too expensive is to book a BKK-PP flight on Air Asia. I was quoted $45 BKK-PP taxes included for Nov. 8th.

Rob, it is at the discretion of the Thai IMM official if you are given the 'permisssion to stay' 30 day entry permit. I think with your return ticket and plans to leave for Cambodia via surface transport, you will get your 30 day entry permit and all is well. I will PM you as soon as I hear from my buddy.

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Hello Philo

Although the rules say u must have proof, of onward travel, i have heard, that they rarely ask to see this proof, on the way, into Thailand.
Sometimes, if a person looks a bit scruffy, they ask for proof, so look at neat and tidy, as u can.

Mel

7. Posted by philo (Full Member 107 posts) 10y

Thanks so much! you've put my mind at ease!

I've decided that if I do get asked for proof, and don't have any, then I will just book a flight from the airport to PP.

8. Posted by HonoluluJi (Budding Member 25 posts) 10y

Aloha and Sawadee.
I did passport control on the Oct 16th and I saw no persons having to come up with their return tix. I enter the Kingdom on an O-A, retirement visa, so they are not interested im my leaving since I get 364 days ouit as my depart date.
I have seen people get the look over but it has always been the Soi Khao San types. Now, as long as we understand that we are talking about the auto visas line and not the Visa Upon Arrival section where there is a big wait etc. The Visa Upon Arrival area was vibrant and full of nervious Pakis'/Indi's/ and variopus African looking types. Any wonder why those people get screened. Just what Thailand needs is more Indi/Nepal/Paki/Nigerians arriving to prey upon we punters!
I did see people producing the boarding stubs as that info is required on your TM card!