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Posted 14 November 2011 - 01:38 PM

Ok so this is my second trip to Thailand coming up in december. However, I plan on staying 30 days plus an additional 14 days, I contacted the embassy in my country and they say that it's high season so I will most likely not be able to get my tourist visa (60 days stay) before I leave the country. So I have a question, last time when I went to Thailand I recieved a 30day visa at the airport. So when I arrive again they will give me a 30day visa again right? But how can I extend it to be a tourist visa and what is the price for extension?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:05 PM

Ok so this is my second trip to Thailand coming up in december. However, I plan on staying 30 days plus an additional 14 days, I contacted the embassy in my country and they say that it's high season so I will most likely not be able to get my tourist visa (60 days stay) before I leave the country. So I have a question, last time when I went to Thailand I recieved a 30day visa at the airport. So when I arrive again they will give me a 30day visa again right? But how can I extend it to be a tourist visa and what is the price for extension?


Go to Cambodia on a 5 hour trip and get 17 days extra Visa on your return... Best to go on the 29th day of your trip .. But if you fly out of BKK on the 29th day and returned on the next or second day you get 30 days visa,,,, Seeing you are planning 44 days, that means you best go on 27th or more days to cambodia.. Or fly to fifferent country on 14th day or more

Edited by jocky king, 14 November 2011 - 02:07 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:18 PM

Go to Cambodia on a 5 hour trip and get 17 days extra Visa on your return... Best to go on the 29th day of your trip .. But if you fly out of BKK on the 29th day and returned on the next or second day you get 30 days visa,,,, Seeing you are planning 44 days, that means you best go on 27th or more days to cambodia.. Or fly to fifferent country on 14th day or more


If the OP wasn't confused before I'll bet he is now. http://en.wikipedia....ki/Gobbledygook

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

Ok so this is my second trip to Thailand coming up in december. However, I plan on staying 30 days plus an additional 14 days, I contacted the embassy in my country and they say that it's high season so I will most likely not be able to get my tourist visa (60 days stay) before I leave the country. So I have a question, last time when I went to Thailand I recieved a 30day visa at the airport. So when I arrive again they will give me a 30day visa again right? But how can I extend it to be a tourist visa and what is the price for extension?


When you enter you will get a Visa Waiver/Exemption stamp for 30 days.
This is not a Visa.
The most you can extend it by without leaving Thailand is 7 days - Immigration 1900 Baht.
If you do a land border run you get another 15 days.
If you come back in by air you get the same 30 day stamp you started with.

AFAIK you can't turn Visa Waiver into a Tourist Visa without leaving the country.

Be careful counting your days and be aware of new rules for TVs from Phnom Penh or Vientiane.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:27 PM

Sorry if i confuse you like above said...

17 day Visa = Across the border and return get 17 days visa..
30 day Visa= Fly out of BKK and return to BKK get 30 days Visa
You want 44 days.. = Go Across the border on the 27th day of your expiry 30 days Visa.
Or Fly on 14th days or longer to other country and return and get another 30 days Visa but the old 30 days is expired already.

Hope that will Help..

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:33 PM

Sorry if i confuse you like above said...

17 day Visa = Across the border and return get 17 days visa..
30 day Visa= Fly out of BKK and return to BKK get 30 days Visa
You want 44 days.. = Go Across the border on the 27th day of your expiry 30 days Visa.
Or Fly on 14th days or longer to other country and return and get another 30 days Visa but the old 30 days is expired already.

Hope that will Help..


Sorry if I'm being thick but where do you get the 17 days from ?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:41 PM

Sorry if I'm being thick but where do you get the 17 days from ?


On you way back to Thailand by either Bus or car, you get 15 days visa stamped on your passport. Not 17 days as i previously said, sorry lads.

Edited by jocky king, 14 November 2011 - 02:45 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:42 PM

Best to go to the Cambodian border with a visa run company from Pattaya. Costs around the same as a 7 day extension & only 4 hours to the border plus you'll get 15 days.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:43 PM

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17 day Visa = Across the border and return get 17 days visa..
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Sorry if I'm being thick but where do you get the 17 days from ?


It's 15 days - read my post # 4 and do the maths however it suits.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 02:50 PM

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,,,,,, and be aware of new rules for TVs from Phnom Penh or Vientiane.


What are the new rules?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

What are the new rules?


There's a thread here somewhere, but basically I think you need to show an air ticket out of Thailand and proof of a hotel reservation in Thailand.

It's about proving that you're a bona fide tourist rather than a long stayer using TVs and it is ONLY for TVs from Phnom Penh and Vientiane.i.e neighbouring countries.

Edit - However, just found this from the Pattaya Times :-

Expat applicants for tourist visas, whether applying at consulates in their home country or in Southeast Asian countries like Laos, should remember that consular staff have been instructed to strictly enforce requirements for return travel documents.


If you are planning on obtaining a 60 day tourist visa before you travel to Thailand, or are going to do a visa run while you are here, make sure that you have a confirmed flight home and that you also have confirmed hotel reservations here.
You will need to produce this information when you visit the Thai consulate in the country where you are making your application.

Yet again the Thai authorities are tightening up on their entry requirements, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bangkok has instructed all Thai Embassies and Consulates abroad to be stricter when screening applicants for 60 day visas.

All applicants will now have to supply a confirmed airline ticket with flight numbers and date of entry/exit plus confirmed hotel reservations with name and dates of checking in/out.

The required documents are one completed and signed application form, one color photo 4 x 6 cm in size, a passport valid for no less than 6 months, a hotel reservation in Thailand with name and dates of checking in/out and an airline ticket or confirmation slip with flight number and date of entry/exit.

In the absence of a required document a letter indicating and explaining the unavailability of that document must be provided.

The new requirements are currently in effect.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:35 PM

Edge,

Thanks for the very useful information
Remember I saw a thread on the issue but didn't follow and being a lazy bas...d much easier to ask :wub:
I'll sure remember proff of being ST monger incl my ticket back to reality

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 03:36 PM

There's a thread here somewhere, but basically I think you need to show an air ticket out of Thailand and proof of a hotel reservation in Thailand.


...and a bank statement showing proof of 20000B, rental agreement or address of Thai friend + copy of their ID card.

The topic is here, post 15.

http://www.pattaya-a...t-visa-changes/

Edited by El Cata, 14 November 2011 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:13 PM

The most you can extend it by without leaving Thailand is 7 days - Immigration 1900 Baht.

What happened to the 30 day extension for 1900thb from Jomtiem immigration in soi 5 ????



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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

The 60 day tourist visa can be extended by 30 days (per entry) but the 30 day visa exemption can only be extended by 7 days.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:30 PM

...and a bank statement showing proof of 20000B, rental agreement or address of Thai friend + copy of their ID card.

The topic is here, post 15.

http://www.pattaya-a...t-visa-changes/


Oh fark! I sent my application a few weeks ago without bank statement nor a copy of someones ID. But I'm taking 1 entry 60 days so hope it's all OK anyways!

with that said, I followed the instructions on the thai embassys webpage in Norway:


Requirements: You may apply for a visa by yourself at the Royal Thai Embassy or by post. The required documents are:
- Your original passport ( must be valid at least six months from the day you plan to enter Thailand)
- A photocopy of your passport (first page with picture plus any endorsement)
- One filled out application form per person.
- Two passport size photographs per person
- A copy of your confirmed ticket or booking
- Fee for the visa type you apply for.

Edited by The Viking, 14 November 2011 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:34 PM

What happened to the 30 day extension for 1900thb from Jomtiem immigration in soi 5 ????


If you put your words in my box, you should know by now I can't quote them.



............except like this :-


If you read the part you clipped, as I said, Visa Waiver/Exemption is not a Visa.

You can get a 30 day extension to a Tourist Visa for 30 days for 1900 Baht.
You can only extend from a Visa Waiver stamp for 7 days for 1900 Baht.



I just read a report that they're considering re-introducing TVs - I bet there'll be conditions applying though.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:37 PM

Oh fark! I sent my application a few weeks ago without bank statement nor a copy of someones ID. But I'm taking 1 entry 60 days so hope it's all OK anyways!

with that said, I followed the instructions on the thai embassys webpage in Norway:
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I don't know if it's changed, but initially, as I said the new rules only applied to neighbouring countries.

I haven't yet heard of them being applied back in farangland, but please let us know what happens.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:38 PM

Oh fark! I sent my application a few weeks ago without bank statement nor a copy of someones ID. But I'm taking 1 entry 60 days so hope it's all OK anyways!

with that said, I followed the instructions on the thai embassys webpage in Norway:


That only applies when applying in neighbouring SEA countries (Laos, Cambodia). Your application form should have included a self-certification form stating you have enough funds for your trip, which is sufficient when applying in your home country.

Edited by El Cata, 14 November 2011 - 04:38 PM.


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Posted 14 November 2011 - 04:41 PM

I don't know if it's changed, but initially, as I said the new rules only applied to neighbouring countries.

I haven't yet heard of them being applied back in farangland, but please let us know what happens.


Will do, said 5-10 working days when sent by mail so hopefully they send it back within this week. Didn't say if I was to send it as registered mail or not, but as it's my passport I did it registered. I guess an embassy has the power to get that delivered to the door anyhow, lol.

That only applies when applying in neighbouring SEA countries (Laos, Cambodia). Your application form should have included a self-certification form stating you have enough funds for your trip, which is sufficient when applying in your home country.


Thanks to both of you for the info, Tourist Visas and such is all to new for me. Longest I've been is 21 days, now It's 45 or so!

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:01 PM

Ok so this is my second trip to Thailand coming up in december. However, I plan on staying 30 days plus an additional 14 days, I contacted the embassy in my country and they say that it's high season so I will most likely not be able to get my tourist visa (60 days stay) before I leave the country. So I have a question, last time when I went to Thailand I recieved a 30day visa at the airport. So when I arrive again they will give me a 30day visa again right? But how can I extend it to be a tourist visa and what is the price for extension?


The Thai consulate here issues tourist visas the same day, in by 10 out by 2 and type O in 2 days, so why does Sweden ( I think that's where you are) say not even in a month? It is 5 minutes work.

And countries do not issue visas in the country itself, so you can't apply for one there. Easiest thing to do is a border run for the extra days you need.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 05:05 PM

iF You read the part you clipped, as I said, Visa Waiver/Exemption is not a Visa.



my apoligiese your right missed the visa waiver/exemption too many ciders this afternoon, got to remember stay away from computer when drunk :Banghead2:

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:01 PM

Ok wait a second, someone wrote that I have to show proof of hotel reservation when entering the country?

What if I haven't actually booked a hotel yet, but planing on booking when I arrive? Or if I have booked only for a short stay and not for my entire trip?

I figured they have a office in our capital, where I can go there in person and take all required documents with me and they fix the 60 day visa on the spot. Not sure how long it takes though, any ideas?

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 06:14 PM

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I figured they have a office in our capital, where I can go there in person and take all required documents with me and they fix the 60 day visa on the spot. Not sure how long it takes though, any ideas?


Lead time depend on work load at the embassy were you are applying, but normally 5-10 work days

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:30 PM

I don't know if it's changed, but initially, as I said the new rules only applied to neighbouring countries.

I haven't yet heard of them being applied back in farangland, but please let us know what happens.


I got my visa today, nothing has changed I guess. It doesn't state how many days I have a visa for though, as their site stated either 30 days (not likely), 60 or 90 days. Guess it's the normal 60 and that's enough for me!


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