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11. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

Based in England, shouldn't be a problem getting Visa on entry to thailand. Are you given the option of multi/ single entry? Its more getting into Vietnam etc im worried about

12. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

Ok, now after ive read more im worried that because I am buying a sixth month return from Bangkok. THey are going to look at my ticket and not want to give me a 30 day visa at it shows I am planning to stay for longer. I understand you need to show a return within the 30 days? Im not planning to stay in Thai for longer than a week/ two before heading down to Cambodia. Any advice oh wise travelling folk

Dan

13. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Dan,
I have a friend that flew into Suvarnabhumi last month and accepted the free 30 day visa waiver. The Thai Immigration official gave him his 30 days and never asked to see a return ticket, or show any money. This has been my experience as well. They rarely ask. Yes, it states that you must have a return ticket in the 30 day time frame, but the Thai officials rarely check. I guess if you looked like a bum or came from a country that had a history of visa abuse, then Immigration may ask to see prove of onward travel. A US or UK citizen is rarely asked.

I see 3 options. Relax and fly into Suvarnabhumi like thousands do everyday w/o an onward ticket. If the Thai official asks, (he/she won't) you will have a ticket out of Thailand in your possession plus adequate money. This is what I have done many times and never had a problem.

Second option is to get the free 60 day tourist visa from the Thai Embassy.

Third option is to buy a one way Air Asia ticket to PNH. Or HAN. If you choose this option, I would fly into HAN using the visa on arrival system (blog), head down to HCMC, into Cambo. up into Laos, tour Laos, back into Tland, fly home. You can always pick up a Thai 60 day tourist visa while in Vientiane.

Good luck with your planning Danny.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Aug-2010, at 10:20 by vegasmike6 ]

14. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

Niceone Mike,

Your ongoing help is greatly appreciated. I have been informed it may be easier to get my Cambodia visa from the internet to save hassle when I get there. After some thought I think it may be easier to get it as i cross. im not sure when I will be leaving thailand so i don't want to restrict myself to dates. I think your right, im worrying about the visa situation too much.

Thanks again,

Dan

15. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

Gonna fly straight to Bangkok as it is much cheaper than flying into Vietnam. So i think your relax option is the best!

Cheers,
Dan

16. Posted by jypsigal (Budding Member 8 posts) 6y

im going to thailand for 7weeks, but getting there, staying for 5days while i sort out vietnam visa there (it takes 3days in bangkok), will then leave thailand and go to cambodia and get visa on arrival, will then go to vietnam then back to thailand for a month (just realised as im writing does that mean i need a multi entry for cambodia?) anyway visa people said it was best to get a double entry visa for thailand which i got here (in england) and it was free, because my flight out of thailand was over 30days so wouldnt get a visa on arrival.

17. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

I think as Mike said, the fact that my flight is gonna be over the 30 days shouldn't be an issue as im obviously Western and rich looking. If this is an issue i presume i can pay for the mullti entry one at bangkok airport? Sounds like im doing very similar kind of thing to you!

18. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Quoting jypsigal

im going to thailand for 7weeks, but getting there, staying for 5days while i sort out vietnam visa there (it takes 3days in bangkok), will then leave thailand and go to cambodia and get visa on arrival, will then go to vietnam then back to thailand for a month (just realised as im writing does that mean i need a multi entry for cambodia?) anyway visa people said it was best to get a double entry visa for thailand which i got here (in england) and it was free, because my flight out of thailand was over 30days so wouldnt get a visa on arrival.

It is cheaper and faster to buy your VN visa in Phnom Penh rather than in BKK. If going overland into Cam. here is a very helpful website. Cambodia does not offer a multiple entry visa. Just tourist or business visa. Good luck with your planning.

19. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Dan,
One of my Vegas friends just got 2 free 60 day tourist visas from the LA Thai Consulate. That would really solve your visa problem. I would contact your Thai Embassy and ask for 2 tourist visas or a multiple entry visa. Good luck Dan.

[ Edit: Edited on 11-Aug-2010, at 23:50 by vegasmike6 ]

20. Posted by DannyCfree (Budding Member 69 posts) 6y

Cheers Mike,

Will have a look at that when I get home from work. Even though thats in LA will it let send my Visa forms to UK?

Dan