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Visa upon arrival concern

Posted by Bevatron on 14/10/2010 at 13:08

I am leaving for a 2-month SEA trip this Sunday. I was planning on doing Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. I sent the paperwork for my Vietnam Visa a few weeks ago, but due to a few problems, it got held up. Now I'm not sure I'll have it before I leave. If I have to cut Vietnam out of the trip, that's sad, but okay. But my concern now is - I was planning on doing a visa upon arrival for Thailand, which is good for 30 days; and just showing my visa/plane ticket to vietnam as proof of departure. If I don't have that, what will happen once I arrive in Thailand?

Any info is appreciated. Thanks!

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Posted by svendj on 14/10/2010 at 13:44

nothing will happen, they will just give you a 30 day visa and you're in. if they ask you where you're going next, just tell em to Cambodia or whatever.
Normally there's never trouble at the airport in BKK. I just had a 1 way ticket to BKK, no problem at all.
And if you really would ran into trouble, just tell em you will book a ticket right away out of the country (not that it will happen).

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Posted by busylizzy on 14/10/2010 at 13:58

If your Vietnam visa doesn't come through in time, you don't need to cut Vietnam out. You can apply online and in about 2-3 days you are emailed a pre-approval . You show the letter at the airport and it's all good.

The catch - you need to fly in to Vietnam; electronic visa approvals aren't accepted overland.

I used for mine - everything went very smoothly. Scroll down just past the last post on the thread and you will see a list of 'Possibly related threads' - these will have more information about this.

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Posted by Tilapia on 14/10/2010 at 19:28

Or just get your Vietnamese visa in Bangkok if you're not planning on flying there. No problem.

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Posted by Bevatron on 14/10/2010 at 22:08

Thanks everyone, this has been super reassuring. It sucks, because I've already paid for it all here, but I'll keep my fingers crossed, it still has three more days to show up.

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