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112. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 2 Apr '10 22:47

Quoting damen1786

ok, i will be flying to thailand in june, travelling there, loas, cambodia and vietnam before flying out of kuala lumpur 5 month later! this is the only proof i have of onwards travel. how will i go about getting through customs?

In between your first arrival in Thailand and flying out to Kuala Lumpur, how is your itenerary like? Remember, you will get 30 days visa exemption only if you enter Thailand by air. Overland entry will give you 15 days visa exemption only. In most cases, the immigration officer would not ask for a proof of onward travel, but there are times when they will ask for it. If you want to be on the safe side, get a real cheap air ticket out of Thailand. Otherwise, apply for a 60-day tourist visa from the nearest Thai Embassy - the immigration would not ask you for proof of travel when you have a tourist visa.

113. Posted by dennism (Budding Member, 3 posts) 17 Apr '10 17:39

I will be in Thailand for 10days. Will i require a VISA?

i will be travelling from Australia to Singapore then to bangkok

114. Posted by Hien (Moderator, 3906 posts) 18 Apr '10 01:27

Quoting dennism

I will be in Thailand for 10days. Will i require a VISA?

i will be travelling from Australia to Singapore then to bangkok

Nobody will be able to answer you without knowing what passport you're holding. Anyway, the info you need is on the front page of this thread, and also in the Thailand travel guide.

115. Posted by chrisvasil (Respected Member, 102 posts) 3 May '10 20:32

I am chinese, and I need a visa to get in the country.
However, i got mine after arriving at the airport, and got a 15 day visa.
All they asked for was a photo, an application form, and a fly ticket that shows you are flying out before the visa expiry date.

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117. Posted by DOC1982 (Budding Member, 6 posts) 31 May '10 08:17

Hi I am Irish and I am flying onto Bangkok on the 1st of Jan 2011.

My flight out is the 28th March 2011.

I plan to go to Cambodia/Laos and possibly Vietnam in those three months.

I will be in South america/ New Zealand and Oz for 3 months before I head to Thailand.

I have two questions that I could really do with some answers or suggestions.

1. I have no internal flights in South east asia booked and dont plan on doing so till I get there if I decide to fly rather than bus/train it. Do I have to have evidence of outgoing flights within the 30 days or will a train/bus ticket be suffice?

2. I think getting a Thai Tourist Visa would probably solve this problem but you need to apply for one at the earliest 90 days in advance. I will be travelling south America/nz/oz at this stage. Can I get a visa in another country than Ireland? and if so do I have to wait around for a few days for same or can I go to an embassy and get one there and then?? Eg in OZ/NZ/SA????

3.Does anyone know the costs of a tourist visa at this time?

Would really appreciate and info regarding same and what would be the best for of practice.

118. Posted by algore (Full Member, 88 posts) 1 Jun '10 00:36

Heya DOC1982,

I'll try answer these questions as best I can.

Quoting DOC1982

1. I have no internal flights in South east asia booked and dont plan on doing so till I get there if I decide to fly rather than bus/train it. Do I have to have evidence of outgoing flights within the 30 days or will a train/bus ticket be suffice?

Every single time that I've entered Thailand, no one's asked me about an onward ticket. I know it states that in the conditions of the visa but I've never been asked that at the gate. On the other hand, there still is a chance that you might be asked. They're normally pretty forgiving though. At the Thai consulate in Sydney, I told them I was coming here to work, which was true anyway, and that I didn't know when I'd be flying back. They gave me the visa after that.

Quoting DOC1982

2. I think getting a Thai Tourist Visa would probably solve this problem but you need to apply for one at the earliest 90 days in advance. I will be travelling south America/nz/oz at this stage. Can I get a visa in another country than Ireland? and if so do I have to wait around for a few days for same or can I go to an embassy and get one there and then?? Eg in OZ/NZ/SA????

This really depends on the conditions for the Irish passport. I know, as an Australian citizen, that I can go to an embassy in a country other than Australia and get a visa there. For you though, I'd recommend contacting your local Thai embassy and finding out directly from them.

Quoting DOC1982

3.Does anyone know the costs of a tourist visa at this time?

The tourist visa is currently free. It's all part of a plan to boost tourism in the country.

[ Edit: Edited on 01-Jun-2010, at 00:42 by algore ]

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120. Posted by freehat (Budding Member, 11 posts) 31 Aug '10 14:42

Hi, not sure whether this thread is still active but hoping someone might be able to help with a couple of queries:

- I am from the UK and am flying to Bangkok in a few weeks, and will then be returning home from Bangkok around 2 months later. Am I right in thinking that upon arrival I should be given 30 days to stay in the country without a visa? I plan on leaving Thailand for other nearby countries within that 30 day period, but will then return to Thailand, probably via a land border crossing, after that 30 days has expired. Will I then be given the 15 day visa exemption, or will that not be allowed as I would have already been given a recent exemption? If so, would I instead need to apply for a proper, longer visa to begin with?

- I expect I will need to provide proof of return or onward travel at immigration, and as mentioned I do have a return ticket, but as the return flight lies outside of this 30 day exemption period, would I also need some kind of proof that I will be leaving Thailand before then?

Thanks for any responses.

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