Help? visa problems

Travel Forums Asia Help? visa problems

1. Posted by amandy (Budding Member 26 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi, im hoping i can get some help with this!
I am flying into Bangkok (from the UK), then travelling overland to Cambodia and Vietnam, then back to Thailand, overland down to Bali.
When i asked in STA, they said i needed to speak to the Thai embassy and didnt offer me much help.
I phoned the Thai Consulate in Liverpool, i was hoping to make an appointment to arrange my visa but i got a recorded message telling me the times that the phone was answered, and that they do not accept phonecalls on an individual basis and if i want a visa i have to send an envelope to them.
A single visa is around £25-£30,
A multi-entry class A (not sure what the class thing means) cost £90
but i only want to enter thailand twice, so do i need a multi-entry visa or can i just get 2 single visas?
Do i need to arrange them both before i leave?
I'd be Very grateful for any information that you can give me
Amanda x

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thai visa on arrival - free.

to vietnam - get visa in Bangkok or PP

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

That's right, UK citizens do not need a visa to visit Thailand. :)

See here.

4. Posted by Manders09 (Budding Member 8 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

You get 30 days on arrival and can get a ten day extension in Koh Samui if your stuck although costs approx 2000 baht = 25 quid if you think u are going to be over the 30 days go for a double entry it allows 60 days at the airport and allows the choice of 30 extension. Depends where you are travelling first if you want to go to Cambodia etc first u need to check will u loose your double entry you may be able to go to a thai embasy and get a double entry in Laos same like Malaysia where only takes one day look up Thai embassies in Laos Cambodia and Vietnam and check u can get a double entry......hope it helps but remember the Thai's have got v strict on visa and arent happy when u overstay and do charge good luck......

5. Posted by amandy (Budding Member 26 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I have read about the visa upon entry, but i have 8 weeks in SE asia and its all overland travel, so i cant proove when im leaving Thailand.
I was lead to beleive that if you can't show a ticket to leave the country you need a visa before you arrive, is this wrong?
I have also heard about how strict the government are, i dont want to risk being turned away from my flight because i dont have the correct visa
amanda x

6. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

From what I heard, they are strict (which immigration is not?), but don't usually check for your departure tickets. If they do, just let them know that you're going overland to Malaysia or Cambodia in two weeks. Many tourists do this and they should understand.