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1. Posted by RobR (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

I'm going to thailand in the spring here but I'm going to be going in and out of the country for a few short periods. I've read that if I get a visa before I leave, that I can get a reentry permit in thailand that will allow me to leave the country and come back with out invalidating my visa. I've also read however, that the new airport no longer has their desk open which issues the reentry permits. My question is, where can you get them? I'm planning to travel over land to Laos at some point and will I be able to get a reentry permit at the chiang kong boarder?

Thanks

2. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

In Bangkok, you can stop by the immigration police office. The re-entry permit will be valid for some time.
http://tinyurl.com/d835to

Why not try for a "multiple entry" visa to begin with.

[ Edit: Edited on 12-Mar-2009, at 20:07 by Curt1591 ]

3. Posted by RobR (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting Curt1591

In Bangkok, you can stop by the immigration police office. The re-entry permit will be valid for some time.
http://tinyurl.com/d835to

Why not try for a "multiple entry" visa to begin with.

Thanks for the response. I have considered just getting a multiple entry visa but I've heard mixed messages about whether they are available or not.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Rob,
Contact the Thailand Embassy in Ottawa and buy a multiple entry visa before your trip to Asia. That will solve your re-entry problems.

5. Posted by fussy (Inactive 208 posts) 7y

do you even need a visa for thailand? Many countries don't.

6. Posted by RobR (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting fussy

do you even need a visa for thailand? Many countries don't.

Alright thanks dude, that's what I'll do I guess.

Just one other question about visa's. It says on the website that I can go to the embassy in Calgary in person. If I do that will they give me a visa while I wait there? Or do I need a prepaid address envelope to give them with it to send it back?

Thanks
Rob

7. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 7y

Rob,
Most embassies take 1-2 days for a visa. I doubt they will do it while you are standing there. If they do, problem solved. If they say a few days, leave a postage paid return envelope with them. Good luck with your planning.

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

I''ve had non immigrant "O" and "B" on the same day - in fact within the hour. It depends on the consulate.
If you are Canadian my guess is that you don't need a visa and you will get on arrival by

AIR - 30 days permission to stay stamped on your passport at immigration......

If you enter or re-enter by LAND you'll receive a 15 day permission of stay. This is now allowed for any number od visits in one year.

Go to or phone your local consulate.

[ Edit: Edited on 13-Mar-2009, at 20:55 by wildfk ]

9. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 7y

The Los Angeles consulate will let you drop off one day and pick up the next.
Living in Calgary, you can possibly do the same.
Call and ask if they do this and what days they process applications.

If you enter or re-enter by LAND you'll receive a 15 day permission of stay. This is now allowed for any number od visits in one year.

Just prior to the change to 15 days on overland entries, they changed the rules so that one could only compile 90 days in any 6 month period, without "proper" visas.

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Mar-2009, at 03:36 by Curt1591 ]

10. Posted by RobR (Budding Member 21 posts) 7y

Quoting vegasmike6

Rob,
Most embassies take 1-2 days for a visa. I doubt they will do it while you are standing there. If they do, problem solved. If they say a few days, leave a postage paid return envelope with them. Good luck with your planning.

Hey Mike. Thanks for the advice. I think that I'm just going to mail it to them with a prepaid return envelope. I'll go for a triple entry visa.

Thanks,
Robin