I'm flying into BK on July 20th, then journeying overland in Cam, Nam, and Laos, flying out of BK on 20th Sept. Because I'm both flying into, and outof, Bangkok, my travel agent says I need to apply for a 60 day visa BEFORE I leave England.
However, I'm actually away for 62 days, so a 60 day visa wouldn't suffice anyway. But, after speaking to a traveller I met at the Thai embassy yesterday (too late to speak to any officials), he reckoned I should go without a visa anyway and just apply for a 30 day visa once I landed in BK.
I'm obviously concerned about the visa situation because I don't wanna land in BK only to be told to leave immediately, so can anyone help me out. Do I need a 60 day visa before I go??
My gut feeling is that you'll be OK with the standard 30-day visa, but you must ask at the Thai representation in this country to get confirmation.
Royal Thai Embassy
(020) 7589 2944
Thai visas are usually single entry so just check your dates and trust the Embassy.
You're travel agent is incorrect.
Working on the assumption you're not going to be in Thailand for more than 30 days in a stretch (I'm assuming you'll have two shorter stays with the other countries in between), then just get the 30 visa-free pass. This is NOT the visa on arrival. What you go is just go straight to immigration and give them your passport (UK passport right?) and they'll stamp you into the country for 30 days visa free.
Always good to double check this with the Thai consulate, but I do do this almost every month!
Hope that helps
Yeh, you're right. I on being in Thailand in two occasions of less than 30 days (ie, leaving for Cam, Nam, Laos, then returning). So I don't actually get a VISA on arrival, just a 30 day period which I don't need a visa?? I'm on a UK passport, but just concerned about where I could potentially be stopped...
It sounds like Thai immigration rarely check airline tickets for outbound date, but I'm thinking when I fly out of Sydney (to go to BK) at check-in they could check whether I have a visa and potentially refuse my flight??
My response would be it would be extremely unlikely that you would have a problem, but nevertheless, you're probably well advised to check with the Thai consulate.