I'll be entering Thailand by land via Malaysia and will -as far as my research goes- get a 15 day visa which is fine. But a couple weeks later I'll re-enter Thailand via land (Laos)... can I just get another land visa on arrival? Gotta admit I have no clue how those multiple entry visas work... Any help is greatly appreciated!
#1 Fangtasia has been a member since 9/1/2013. Posts: 5
It is depends upon your visa type. Which type of visa you contained during the entrance. If You have Multiple-Entry Visa then you don't need another land visa on arrival.
#2 robinwhite has been a member since 9/1/2013. Posts: 18
So if you enter by a land border - you get 14days - so yes - you when you enter via Malaysia and via Laos - each time you will get 15 days.
If you buy a tourist visa at a Thai consulate or embassy - before you enter Thailand then when you cross the border they will activate this - which will give you 60 days.
If you buy multiples of these (mostly only available in at thai consulates and embassy's that are not located in neighboring countries to Thailand) then your second entry will also give you a further 60 days.
So if you wanted to spend longer than 15 days in Thailand after any of your land border crossing then you will need to visit the Thai embassy in a country before you enter Thailand to buy one - you can do this in Malaysia and also in Laos too.
If you're referring to the free entry by land 15 days (30 by air) it is a visa exemption, not a visa. You can get a new entry each time this way but each one also expires when you leave, so technically it is single entry. This can be extended once for 7 days more for 1900 baht at any immigration office. As for tourist visas these are available at Thailand consulates abroad and available as single, double, or triple-entry depending on the consulate in question, and usually good for 60 day-entry/s with 30-day possible extension. There is no "multiple-entry" tourist visa.
@Captain_Bob - the 15/30 day visa waivers can be extended? Didn't realise that was the case. But I guess at 1,900, almost always cheaper to do a border run.
^^Yep, Visa-exempt entry (15/30) can be extended one time 7 days for 1900b, but as you say it's not always the most practical solution. If you're not close to any border and just want a few extra days though it can be the answer.