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Thai Visa in Penang on on arrival in BKK

Posted by foieslinger on 6/3/2011 at 12:45

Currently on vacation in Malaysia and hadn't planned on going to Thailand this year but I am having some dental issues. It's expensive here so I would like to head to Bangkok to see a dentist.

Can I get a tourist visa in Penang or can I fly into BKK and get a visa on arrival at the airport?

I am an American citizen and my wife is a Canadian citizen.

#1 foieslinger has been a member since 11/11/2009. Posts: 36

Posted by Captain_Bob on 6/3/2011 at 13:47

You can get a tourist visa in Penang (or KL or Kota Bharu) in Malaysia which will gain you a 60-day entry to Thailand (regardless if entering by land or air). Or you can get a tourist visa exemption (not an actual visa) on arrival to Thailand which is a 30-day entry arriving by air but only 15 days if entering by land.

So fly to Bangkok for an easy 30-day stamp or if in doubt about your timeframe get the more flexible tourist visa in advance.

#2 Captain_Bob has been a member since 27/5/2006. Location: Thailand. Posts: 1,951

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