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1. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Hi all

Is it worth getting a 60 day Thai visa before I leave the UK?

I am intending on staying in Thailand for 60 days but don't know if you can sort this out on arrival or if it's worth doing a border run after the usual 30 day visa has expired.

Any help or suggestions would be great

Ruby

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Hello Rubymurray:)

U can no longer do the border run and then get another 30 days. That rule changed last year.
Now u have to get a visa extension at one of the immigration offices in Thailand. I have never extended my visa so I dont know how easy it is or how many extra days they will give u each time and how many extensions u can get. Not sure how much extensions cost either as that might have changed recently too.
Maybe somebody who has recently extended a visa can answer these questions.

Mel

3. Posted by Rubymurray (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Cheers Mel didn't realise that had changed, good job I checked otherwise it could have messed my plans up.

Has anyone applied for a two month visa before hand? how did you go about it?

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

I think this link has the information u are looking for Rubymurray.
http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2637.php

Mel

5. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

You can do a border run and get thirty days - [up to 3 times over a period of ??? days you then have to stay out of Thailand for a period of ??? days - sorry don't have that info to hand]

However...if you're intending to stay any time longer than 30 days I think it is highly advisable to get at least the 60 day visa.....these are not added up like the 30 day permits (which are technically not visas - they are a stamp allowing you to stay in the Kingdom for up to 30 days WITHOUT a visa).

It is important that if you intend to go in and out of Thailand within that 60 day period that you find out if your 60 day visa will allow re-entry. You may have a problem here or need to buy a further "re-entry permit". The visa will probably
expire automatically on exit regardless of how long you have been in the country.

On entering gthe country again you should still be issued with a 30 non-visa permit, providing you are from one of the 40+ countries who have this "visa-less" entry agreement with Thailand.

6. Posted by MissCaswell (Budding Member 82 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

Hello Rubymurray:)

U can no longer do the border run and then get another 30 days. That rule changed last year.
Now u have to get a visa extension at one of the immigration offices in Thailand. I have never extended my visa so I dont know how easy it is or how many extra days they will give u each time and how many extensions u can get. Not sure how much extensions cost either as that might have changed recently too.
Maybe somebody who has recently extended a visa can answer these questions.

Mel

When did this change? Was it late last year or??

7. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 8y

Mel - I think you should be more careful and check up on your info...i seem to remember you have given apparently incorrect info a couple of times before