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1. Posted by czechow (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

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Hi

I am travelling from the UK to Thailand in March. My intention is to stay for less than 30 days, go to Cambodia and Vietnam and come back into Bangkok a few weeks later to fly down to Brisbane.

If I enter Thailand on a 30 day waiver visa, leave for 4 weeks to Cambodia/ Vietnam and come back again into Bangkok to get my flight to Brisbane, can I get away with a waiver visa (despite two entries)? Furthermore, if i spend less than 30 days in total in Thailand, can I get away with just one visa (i.e. the 30 days allocation stops when you leave the country and starts again upon re-entry)?

I am just basically trying to work out the cheapest way of getting in and out of Thailand over the period of 2 months, with 4 weeks being spent in Vietnam/Cambodia. I could easily spend less than 30 days in Thailand if that helps me out?

Alternatively, would I otherwise have to get a double entry visa? I have seen online that they are as much as £90 for 3 months double entry visas. Am I looking at expensive websites or have visas gone up (since people in forums suggest they cost £50)?

Thanks!

Andy

2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 2y

Coming from the UK with UK passport too?

With round trip ticket to Bangkok you qualify for the free 30 day Visa Exemption when you fly in. You are supposed to have a round trip ticket or a flight out of Thailand to qualify. (Proof of onward travel.) Just leave for the other countries before the first 30 days is used up.
http://thaiembassyuk.org.uk/?q=node/55

Recent change allows G7 nations to get a free 30 day Visa Exemption even when entering overland.
http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/thailand/2013/11/06/thailand-reinstates-30-day-overland-visa-free-entries-for-select-nationalities/

You shouldn't have a problem entering Thailand again. You are stamped out of the first Visa Exemption you get at the airport and when you enter again you get another free Visa Exemption. Assuming you are flying out of Bangkok with a confirmed ticket.

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Dec-2013, at 04:14 by karazyal ]

3. Posted by czechow (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

Hi

Thanks for your response!

Yes I am a UK passport holder. I should have stated this clearly. Sorry.

So basically, I get stamped for 30 days visa when arriving at the airport. I leave after 20 days and go to Vietnam/Cambodia for 25 days. Then I come back into Thailand overland for 15 days stay and get another (free) 30 days visa stamp?

So I don't have to do anything but turn up?!

Thanks!

Andy

4. Posted by czechow (Budding Member 8 posts) 2y

I also have onwards travel too, to Brisbane...

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 2y

I get stamped for 30 days visa when arriving

Yeah, should work with confirmed flight. But it is really called a VISA EXEMPTION when you enter free with a stamp in your passport at immigration.

(With UK passport you will get 30 days now even entering overland.)

[ Edit: Edited on 20-Dec-2013, at 18:10 by karazyal ]

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