Hey all, I will be going to Thailand next month just for eight days, I am a UK citizen with a UK passport but I have been living in China for the last 15 months, I know (assume) I will be issued with a 30 day stamp when I arrive at Bangkok airport but will there be any issues with me living in china for the past 15 months? I wouldn't think so but just thought I would ask the question.
Obviously I will take my medical pass book with me which I get issued in China to confirm I don't have two heads or anything like that!!!
It should make no difference where you fly in from. You are a UK citizen and qualify for the 30 day entry permit. Thai Immigration may ask for proof of a air ticket out, but they rarely do. Relax and enjoy your time in Thailand.
I'll second vegasmike6's response. There should be absolutely no problem arriving in Thailand from China. All they care is that you are a UK citizen and they couldn't care less that you are living in China. Unless of course in the next month war breaks out between China and Thailand or China gets hit with some SARS-like epidemic. But as of now, you are safe and you are a UK citizen who qualifies for a 30 days stamp.
There is the fabled onward ticket requirement which I've never actually heard of being enforced and I've never been asked for one in all my trips to Thailand (including last week). But never the less, it's probably a good idea to have proof of your onward ticket just in case.
Degolasse / vegasmike6
Many thanks for your posts which has put my mind at rest! I have never beed asked for proof of the onward ticket myself but this time I will actually have one with me anyway. Looking forward to my trip and getting some sun sun sun