Q. I plan to visit other countries around Thailand and I plan to be in Thailand for less than 30 days. However my airline ticket shows more than 30 days in Thailand. Do I need to apply for a visa
....A. Yes. If your airline ticket shows more than 30 days you must apply for a visa before entering Thailand even if you plan to obtain an airline or rail ticket to a third country upon arrival in Thailand.
Please explain this,BB? You fibber!!!!!!!!!!
Originally Posted by D-man.
These are not Tourist visas.
They are Visa Exemptions which allow you to travel into the Kingdom without a visa for 30 days if you arrive at an Airport.
But you only get 15 days at a land border due to changes a year or so ago.
My apologies FU.
It has been 3 years since I was last in Thailand. Entered on a one way ticket and crossed the land border into Cambodia and after 2 months flew into Chiang Mai where I got another 30day entry permit. No hassle at all from Thai immigration.
Have you considered flying into and out of Singapore or Malaysia and get a cheap Air Asia or Tiger Airways flight up to Thailand. They also fly to Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos. Air Asia also fly from London Stansead to KL for around 350-400 sterling return.
I am BB, and I know about that 30 day exemption. My problem is with the following part of this arrangement:
They arrive in and depart Thailand by any means of transport (air, land or sea) through immigration checkpoints, any confirmed tickets to leave Thailand within 30 days from the arrival date at the port of entry in Thailand must be obtained.
Confirmed tickets to leave Thailand within 30 days from the arrival date at the port of entry in Thailand must be obtained.
My plan is to arrive in Thailand with a 6 month return ticket(I'll have no proof that I'm leaving Thailand within 30 days).
Now I've checked other forums and they suggest, as you said, Thai immigration are pretty relaxed and rarely check if you have this ongoing ticket. However, I just happen to know from past experience that anything which has the slightest possibility of going wrong, will go wrong.
I just don't want to fly all the way out there only to be turned back.
AirAsia don't have the best reputation, but I have been looking at this as an option.
Which country are you heading to first when you leave Thailand? Also what mode of transport are you using when you leave? If you are so worried about not having proof of leaving Thailand within 30 days, consider booking a cheap one way flight to Cmabodia or where-ever for $20? Once you cross the land border, your passport details will be in the system so it should be no problem in 5/6 months when you need to re-enter Thailand for your flight home.
Yeah I have heard bad reports about Air Asia London to KL but it is a cheap option if you want to keep costs down. AA within SE Asia is excellent though.
As I said earlier, I never had any problems with Thai immigration. Only time I had grief about my visa was at Sydney airport when checking in for my flight to NZ. I was travelling on a 1way ticket and the airline was giving me grief over it. When I landed in Auckland, immigration had no problem as I have the funds to purchase a return ticket.
Sorry, are you worried about Thai immigration letting you in, or the airlines letting you on their plane without a visa.
If you're worried about Thai immigration than you've nothing to worry about.
You'll get 30 days on arrival.
You can cross into Laos (you'll get a 30 day visa), Cambodia (you'll get a 30 day visa) or even Burma (for a day). Upon returning into Thailand you'll get 15 days if overland, or 30 days at a border. These are also extendable by 7 days for 1,900thb (about 40 quid).
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Originally Posted by Fearless Urchin
Are you sure? The prices are listed on the form, and there is no mention of a free visa on the site.
Anway, if I get this visa, can I do the following;
1. Book a 6 month return ticket to Bangkok
2. Leave Thailand and travel to Cmabodia, Vietnam etc
3. Arrive back in Thailand approx 6 months later for my return flight.
No one else has managed to confirm this.
Thanks Dan, I've almost forgotten my ban.
Well it was free when I booked mine anyhoo, which would have been last April.
I sent em the cheque and they returned it.
I did the same as you, thailand, then travelling to Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Just get the three entry visa, you'll be covered on arrival and you can travel back and forth pretay much as you please with the two other entry visas which also are valid for 8 weeks, meaning you're not under any pressure to be moving in a hurry.
I only heard about going through the Embassy shortly before we left and tbh it was the easiest option on a six month jaunt thats taking in the other countries as well.