Sorry but can someone help me with this visa question

Travel Forums Asia Sorry but can someone help me with this visa question

1. Posted by tmmpl1 (Budding Member 8 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi there im sorry to be asking yet another visa question but I need some help. I will be travelling to Bangkok on the 9th March and I will be staying there for 2 nights after which I am taking a 30 tour with STA travel around Laos, Vietnam etc. I will be arriving back in Bangkok on the 9th April. I have a flight booked from Singapore on the 8th May to Oz.

I understand that I will be give a period of stay for 30 days when I first enter thailand but because I am leaving and re-entering overland I understand that I will only get be allowed to stay for 15 days. I had planned to travel down to Singapore from Bangkok as I will have 28 days to pass before my flight is due.

Will I need to apply for a visa?

Thanks for any help you can provide

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Quoting tmmpl1

I understand that I will be give a period of stay for 30 days when I first enter thailand but because I am leaving and re-entering overland I understand that I will only get be allowed to stay for 15 days. I had planned to travel down to Singapore from Bangkok as I will have 28 days to pass before my flight is due.

You kind of just answered your own question here. :) Your intended stay on your second entry is 28 days, which is way longer than the 15-day visit pass that you get at the border. So, yes, you need a tourist visa. Your options are:

  • If applying from home, get a double entry visa as you'll be entering the country twice.
  • If you plan to get it while travelling in one of the neighbouring countries, then a single entry is fine.
  • If you're near the border, do a visa run - get out of the country and back in before the 15 days is up.
  • Change your plan and take a flight back into Thailand instead :)