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thailand visa requirements - onward journey proof?

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1. Posted by swoff (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I hope my question doesn't cause too much of an annoyance to you (as I know it must be a common one!) but I just wanted to be sure of what I need to do before I leave, in getting the right visa etc....

So I am planning on arriving in Bangkok on May 1st and spending a month and a half travelling around Thailand before going on to explore Laos and Vietnam and Cambodia. I have an onward flight already booked for 7th August from Singapore to Cairns where I will be beginning my whistlestop tour of Oz!

I'm a bit unsure on to what I need to do before I leave... I have read on other sites that you need to show proof to Thai authorities when you arrive that you will be flying out of Thailand within the limit of your visa. Would it be best for me to sort out a 60 day visa before I leave to cover the month and a half spent in Thailand and what are the chances that this will be a problem (seeing as my next flight is not until 7th August from Singapore).

I would really appreciate any help at all on this one, thanks in advance!!!

Chris :)

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3579 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I would contact your Thai Embassy and buy the tourist visa. Or a multiple entry if that fits your plans better. You can extend the 60 day visa to 90 days once there. Yes, it does state that you must have an onward airline ticket to enter Thailand legally. But in reality, the Thai Immigration officials rarely ask to see it. I have entered Thailand 14 times and never was asked for onward documents. Buy your tourist visa and enjoy your time in Thailand. I would not stress over the onward flight requirement. Good luck with your planning.

3. Posted by Curt1591 (Respected Member 230 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Until March 4, that 60 day visa would be free!