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I have messed up my Visa.... Advice please... AAARRRGGGHHH

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1. Posted by lfcfanuk (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

Hi Peeps

I am hopeing for a bit of advice as I have messed up with my Visa and missed my appointment to get it today as I got stuck in London for a wedding as the driver was hungover :-(

I did want to go to Thailand for around 2 months then get the train to Malaysia and then to Singapore to get my next flight to Australia.

I can not get an appointment now and even though I am in London on Tuesday for the day before I fly out the answerphone message says it takes 2 days to process there.

Can anyone let me know what they think is best.

Option 1: I was thinking of booking a flight to Cambodia within 30 days of landing so I can get the Visa on entry for 30 days. I might not go to Cambodia and thought of going on the train to Malaysia anyway but thought I don't want to spend that much time in Malaysia/ Singapore.

Option 2: Can I fly to Cambodia and then go back into Thailand after 20- 25 days and get another 15 or 30 day Visa???

Option 3: My mate said that all that happens when you over stay is you get a fine of $5 a day. I am not to fussed about paying the money but I would rather not have to deal with the whole fining experience. Does anyone know anything about this?? Also if I am on the train to Malaysia do Thai immigration check you when your leaving Thailand??

Any help or advice you can offer would be greatly appriciated

A very stressed Alex

2. Posted by lfcfanuk (Budding Member 24 posts) 6y

no longer stressed.

going to book a flight to Vietnam and staty there for a month or so.

Although can I get back into Thailand for 15 days after I have been to Vietnam if my plan is to get a train to malaysia??

[ Edit: Edited on 16-Sep-2010, at 12:16 by lfcfanuk ]

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 6y

Quoting lfcfanuk

no longer stressed.

going to book a flight to Vietnam and staty there for a month or so.

Although can I get back into Thailand for 15 days after I have been to Vietnam if my plan is to get a train to malaysia??

No problem getting a train starting in Bangkok that will take you to Malaysia and on to Singapore. I have done it. If you need a sleeper car get that request in as soon as you arrive in Bangkok. Trains can be a little cold at times so have a light jacket or long sleeve shirt.

With a UK passport entering Thailand by air you will get 30 days free at the airport. (You get a stamp in your passport allowing you to stay in Thailand for 30 days, no prior visa required.) Enter Thailand by land from any nearby country you only get 15 days entry stamp in your passport, if you are using the right passport.

You using one of these passports?
http://www.mfa.go.th/web/2482.php?id=2490

Don't leave Vietnam with their money, no one wants it after you leave the country. US dollars are used often in Vietnam as a de facto currency but shouldn't be a problem changing UK pounds to dong.

KA

4. Posted by Dodger (Inactive 875 posts) 6y

You'll easily get through two months in Vietnam and Cambodia and wish you had more. If you over stay in Thailand its not a big deal, they are more than happy to take your money when you leave for the over stay and paying it is a simple process. i over stayed a week. Ive heard if you get the right person you might not have to pay, but don't count on it.