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Visa from Laos - Thailand on land

  • LeChron

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    I have heard that I can only get a 14 day visa entering thailand on land, is there anyway I can get a 30 day visa, if so how??
    Any help would be much appreciated, man thanks :)

    #1 Posted: 7/5/2011 - 07:03

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  • MADMAC

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    You can, but I think to do so you basically have to reside in Thailand. You might be able to get an extension in Thailand on the 15 day - I do not know for sure. You might have to leave Thailand for a second visa run. Here's a link worth reading on travelfish:

    http://www.travelfish.org/board/post/visabordercrossings/8524_extending-15-day-overland-visa-exemption--in-thailand

    #2 Posted: 7/5/2011 - 11:37

  • LeChron

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    Thanks very much Mac i've had a look at the post and it answers my question it not the answer I wanted but i'll get over it, have to change my plans slightly, but cheers for the help its much appreciated!

    #3 Posted: 8/5/2011 - 06:32

  • LeChron

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    Thanks very much Mac i've had a look at the post and it answers my question it not the answer I wanted but i'll get over it, have to change my plans slightly, but cheers for the help its much appreciated!

    #4 Posted: 8/5/2011 - 06:33

  • Captain_Bob

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    "is there anyway I can get a 30 day visa"

    1. Enter Thailand by air for a 30-day visa exemption - OR -
    2. Get a proper tourist visa in Vientiane (60-day entry, extendable 30 more)

    NB, a 15-day visa exemption by land can only be extended 7 days

    #5 Posted: 8/5/2011 - 08:43

  • LeChron

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    Thanx for the reply Bob, are you saying that once in Vientaine I can get a 60day entry visa for thailand?.....or have I completely misunderstood?

    #6 Posted: 9/5/2011 - 18:15

  • Captain_Bob

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    Yes, the Thai consulate in Vientiane issues tourist visas (single or double entry). It takes 2 days, apply 8:30am then pickup next day 1pm (monday-friday only) and costs 1000 baht per entry. This gets you a 60-day entry and is extendable 30 days at immigration offices in Thailand for 1900 baht. Don't forget to bring 2 extra passport-size photos and photocopy of your passport photo page and Laos visa/entry page(s). Usually pretty busy there so allow time for standing around waiting.

    #7 Posted: 10/5/2011 - 21:58

  • LeChron

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    ahhh brilliant cheers Bob that was very helpful! thanks for the reply really appreciate the advice! thats made my trip that much easier now, right back to my plans, nice one :)

    #8 Posted: 11/5/2011 - 19:16

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