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Multi entry Thailand

  • lindahaughan

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    Bit confused as to what visa i will need for Thailand.

    Basically i am flying into Bankgkok in late October - probably staying 1 week in thailand then on to Cambodia and Vietnam. Back in to Thailand in early December and will need a visa for more than 30 days as leaving from Bangkok on 8th Jan 2011. Can i apply for a multi entry visa in advance?

    #1 Posted: 9/6/2010 - 19:55

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  • mikethediver

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    Thai visas are valid for 3 months from the date of issue.

    Single entry visa are much cheaper than mulitple entry. Single entry should be free, although Birmingham (UK) charge a 15 pound admin fee (not sure who else charges that). A double mulitple entry is normal price at 56.

    You could get a single entry to enter Thailand (you need that OR an air ticket out of Thailand within 30 days), and then apply for another single entry in Cambodia or Vietnam. A bit of a hassle depending on how much time you have, but it would certainly be cheaper.

    #2 Posted: 10/6/2010 - 19:30

  • lindahaughan

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    Thanks for your response Mike

    How about this - if I get a 60-day single entry tourist visa before I go, can I then head out to Thailand in October, on arrival get a 30-day free visa, then use the 60-day tourist visa when I re-enter in early December? Or will Thai immigration automatically use my 60-day visa on arrival in October?



    #3 Posted: 10/6/2010 - 21:43

  • SBE

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    Yes you can do that too. Just ask the immigration officer not to stamp the tourist visa now, explain why if necessary.

    I've done that several times, never had a problem.

    #4 Posted: 10/6/2010 - 22:31

  • ChrisiMarr

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    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Hi, sir..
    You can do that, there is no problem! It is quite simple and is not complex procedure.

    #5 Posted: 15/6/2010 - 09:27

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