I apologize if this is a question that has been asked before. I am planning to fly from the US to BKK in dec and stay in Thailand for a month on the "free visa" and then take the train down to Penang and apply for a thai tourist visa for two months . I don't have an air ticket out of Thailand as I'm planning to take the train to Cambodia. Does this seem like a feasible plan?
Your main hurdle is boarding the flight out of the USA. Airline check-in staff will probably require either a flight ticket out of Thailand within 30 days OR a Thai tourist visa obtained from a Thai embassy/consulate in advance.
Agree with Captian Bob. If you don't have an onward ticket you will not be able to board in the US. Best to get a 60 day tourist visa in the US before arrival. Then if you need an addition 30 days you can get an extension at any immigration office once in Thailand.
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