I've been visiting Thailand for ages and my wife is Thai...never thought I'd be posting a Thai visa question, but here goes...
I'll be visiting Thailand for about 9 weeks, with a side trip to Mauritius a week after I first arrive there. Can I get a Thai visa before entering the first time (easy in L.A., where I live) but ask the Thai immigration agent in BKK to give me a 30 day arrival entry, and not start my visa yet, so I can "save" it for the second entry?
If not I think I'll need to get a multiple entry visa, because it would be too much hassle to get a Thai visa in Mauritius (if that's even possible), and my second visit will be for about 7 weeks. But the multiple entry visa is expensive.
If no one is sure then maybe I'd better get the expensive multiple entry visa, to make sure I'm legal on the second (longer) entry.
Anybody? Thanks in advance.
#1Williamhdc has been a member since 27/6/2017. Posts: 2
The relatively expensive/demanding METV is probably overkill. You (USA passport) can enter visa-exempt each time 30 days, and if necessary (7 weeks) visit an immigration office for 30-day extension @1900 baht. Proof of onward travel (POOT) to Mauritius will clear the way as per boarding the initial flight to Thailand.
#3Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,957
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