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21. Posted by jumpybongo (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

Quoting sofe1978

Hi There

This has messed up our plans too.. we are in Langkawi and only found out yesterday !! We planned to go over to Satun on Friday and spend our 30 days in Thailand before going to Laos but looks like this will have to change now! How annoying!

This may have been covered so apologies if it has but...
We are changing our plans to spend our 15 days in Thailand then head to Cambodia, visit the Thai embassy there to get a 30/60 day tourist visa for 1000baht I think it costs before heading back to Thailand to do all the things we've planned.

I have read somewhere that the embassy in PP weren't very helpful to people who want to do this? Is it more a case that they will do it but make us feel like it's a real pain that we are asking them to ;)??!! Bit of a shame if it is as they will no doubt be getting a huge rise in the number of people doing this from now on!

If someone can confirm that we are 100% able to get our tourist visa in this way that would be fab.

Sophie

cheap flight from langkawi/penang into thailand might be worth the slight extra travel cost to get a free 30 day visa?

22. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

ITS ABOUT TIME... Wait it should have been done 15 years ago, when Europe and the US are closed doors for Asian travellers.

We should all have the same rules. Last I almost kicked an very OLD white guy who was trying to molest two very young and ultra NAIVE local girls. There is too much trash in Thailand... They have a right to clean up their royal culture. I have lot o friends from Europe, but they would agree the pathetic of the species must be exterminated.
(Everything said with a Sense of Humor).

I'm just bitter, coz I can't go to Europe. Even if I have the funds.

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

Well, every cloud has a silver lining!

24. Posted by becky552 (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y

Does anyone know the rules if you are flying into Thailand and make your own way from Thailand to Singpore and not have an actual flight OUT of Thailand?

25. Posted by xxTaliaxx (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Hi,
I'm coming into thailand from laos and will exceed the 15 day visa by 2 days..
will i have to get a 30 day visa and can i purchase this at the border?

thanks x

26. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting xxTaliaxx

Hi,
I'm coming into thailand from laos and will exceed the 15 day visa by 2 days..
will i have to get a 30 day visa and can i purchase this at the border?

thanks x

Entering Thailand overland will only give you a 15-day visit pass, and there's no facility at the border for you to get a regular Tourist Visa. You must get that in advance at a Thai Embassy.

27. Posted by jumpybongo (Budding Member 15 posts) 7y

the overstay rate is 500 baht per day, so your cheapest option is probably just paying 1000 baht at customs if they notice!!

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

I haven't been there myself, but I'm told there is a Thai consulate at Vientienne or near the border where you can get a tourist (60 day) visa - I believe they are FREE at the moment ot bring in more tourists. You can then extend this at immigration in thailand for an extra 30 days.

29. Posted by xxTaliaxx (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

thank you! I'll try my luck in laos then and worse comes to worse get my flight home 2 days early :(

30. Posted by trainrider (Full Member 95 posts) 7y

Im confused!! I will be flying into Bangkok next month and will be issued with a 30day visa. Im considering travelling north and crossing the border into Laos, then travelling south thru Laos and crossing the border back into Thailand (at chong mek) in order to cross into Cambodia at the chong chom crossing. I would cross straight from Laos into Cambodia, but I would be a long way from Angkor wat. Do I need to buy a re entry visa?...... or will I be issued with a 15 day visa on re entry?