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Thai visa

  • Kennethlars-
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    Do i need to have a ticket for the returning flight to get a tourist visa in thailand, since im not sure how long im gonna stay its atleast not longer than 60 days.


    KennethLarsen,
    Norway

    #1 Posted: 26/2/2011 - 19:19

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  • Captain_Bob

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    You can't get a proper tourist visa in Thailand. Have to get one at a Thai embassy/consulate outside the country first. Your nationality qualifies for a free visa exemption when arriving in Thailand (30 days by air, 15 days by land) but when in doubt a proper tourist visa is usually the way to go. Gets you a 60-day entry and most airlines will want to see that before flying you there unless you have proof of air travel back out within 30 days.

    Suggest you read here: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1969547

    #2 Posted: 27/2/2011 - 02:40

  • Kennethlars-
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    Do i have to show ticket for for returning flight when applying for tourist visa?

    #3 Posted: 27/2/2011 - 03:59

  • Captain_Bob

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    It depends on the embassy/consulate where you get the visa. Some of them require proof of onward travel and some don't.

    See the Royal Thai embassy in Norway
    http://www.thaiembassy.no/en_visa.htm

    #4 Posted: 27/2/2011 - 15:57

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