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  • michelleush-

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    Hello, Iam heading to Thailand for 3 months from U.K. After 1 month I will be crossing over to Laos then back into thailnd for last 6 weeks. Any ideas on what kinda visa I should get? I was thinking of getting a 90 day visa before I leave but it says that its single entry only......any help would be muchly appreciated.

    #1 Posted: 31/8/2006 - 20:57

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  • steviej

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    Hi Michelle,

    As you probably already know, a visa on arrival is valid for 30 days. The correct method would be to apply to the Office of Immigration Bureau in Bangkok. Although that's no guarantee you'll be issued with one.

    The old trick was to cross the border for a couple of days and return, although I'm not sure if that can still be done. I meet a UK citizen on Ko Pha Ngan in the mid 90s who had been there for 7 or 8 months, he used to ferry back to the mainland, jump a train to northern Malaysia and spend a couple of days on Langkawi. (Jammy bleeder). Then head back to his beach bungalow for MORE relaxation.


    Who wants Fat Hair............

    #2 Posted: 31/8/2006 - 21:37

  • somtam2000

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    Hi michelleusher,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    Your best best would be to get a tourist visa (which is valid for 60-90 days depending on the consulate that issues it) and which is single entry. When you return from Laos you'll be granted what is called a 30-day visa free entry (I'm assuming you're on a UK passport) which will allow you to stay in the country for 30 days which will tide you over to your departure date.

    #3 Posted: 1/9/2006 - 03:57

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