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Best way (and cheapest) to extend 30 tourist visa

  • jg

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    I'm in Thailand and my tourist visa will expire in June.
    What are the options (I'm assuming I have to border hop) from Bangkok?
    Thanks in advanced,

    #1 Posted: 4/6/2006 - 15:42

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  • somtam2000

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    From Bangkok, the quickest and most affordable is to go to Cambodia with the overland crossing at Poipet. The train costs 48B one way and a bus is under 200B. You'll need to have a Cambodian visa ($20) in order to be able to leave and re-enter.

    #2 Posted: 4/6/2006 - 16:54

  • thaiSo

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    I have written an article on the Poipet visa run, can I add a link to that here? Sorry, I'm not sure of the rules.

    Though the Cambodia visa is 20 Dollars if you go to the border with Thai currency only you'll end up paying 1000 baht for it (25 Dollars).

    The Cambodian Immigration sometimes try to charge you some extra money if you come back the same day but they are just 'trying it on' and if you simply say you will not pay it, they wave you through anyway.

    Another charge they will ask for is for a little yellow slip which they claim is a medical form. They say that the medical form is needed otherwise you will not get stamped into the country and try to charge you anything from 20-100 baht for the service. Just wave those dudes off, tell them you know you don't need it. They don't bother you too much if you say 'no' to them once or twice.

    #3 Posted: 4/6/2006 - 17:12

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