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One-way to Bangkok

  • soot_25

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    I am flying from Melbourne to Bangkok one-way on an Australian passport, and have been advised by my travel agent (STA) that I need a visa.

    1. Do I really need a visa? Has anyone ever been turned back at Thai immigration or at the airport check in for only having a one-way ticket and no visa?

    2. If I do need a visa, how much are they and are they hard to get in Australia?

    thanks for your help!

    #1 Posted: 24/6/2006 - 16:06

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    Hi soot_25,

    Welcome to Travelfish!

    1. Well, it depends! If you're planning on staying in Thailand for 30 days or less, then you do not need a visa -- you'll be granted a 30 day visa-free entry upon arrival. If you plan to stay longer than 30 days in a single stretch, then yes, you will need a visa. While theoretically you do need an onwards ticket, I have never ever ever been asked to show one, and regularly arrive in Thailand without one.

    2. Cost varies a little between different consulates -- contact the closest Thai consulate to you and give them a call. You can see a list of foreign Thai consulates here

    #2 Posted: 24/6/2006 - 16:26

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