I'm actually planning a three-month trip to Thailand and Laos. Does someone know if it is possible to do that just with tourist-visa that you can get at the aerport/border?? First I want to spend 30 days in thailand, which should be possible just with the tourist-visa, then I would go to Laos and spend 30 days there (which should also be possible with one visa extension) and then back to thailand for another month...My question: is it as easy as that or did I forget something? My problem:arriving in thailand they could ask me to show them my tickets for my flight back home- and on it there's written the date of my departure:not 12may(what would be ok with my visa) but 12june...
I would be glad if someone could help me!!! Thank you a lot in advance, marion
I have been to Thailand twice and have never been asked to show my onward travel arrangements. As long as your country entitles you to the 30-day tourist visa you should be fine!
It's different, depending from the country where you're from. People from Republic of Austria can apply for "Visa on Arrival" when they arrive at the Bangkok Airport. However, visa on arrival is good for only 30 days and the extension will be granted for the maximum of 30 days continuing from the first one.
I would suggest that you apply for tourist visa from Thai Embassy in Austria. You will get 60 days. Aapply for re-entry permit before leaving Thailand. The extension of Thai tourist visa can be granted for another 30 days (although they usually grant only additional 10 days, I do hope that your confirmed tickets can be good evidence for 30 days extension). That makes 90 days in total, covering the period you travel around this region, so you can come back to Thailand and fly back home from here.
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Does anyone know how long it takes to get a VISA in Thailand for Cambodia and Vietnam once I arrive? (For a US Citizen).
Help!! I am debating on whether to do it here in the States or there. Since I have to mail my passport to Washington, I am less inclined to do it here.