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Re entering thailand and any potential problems on arrival

Posted by ryanward789 on 6/2/2012 at 18:45

Hi this maybe a very common question but i cant seem to find anything;

In a summary I will be flying from London (I am a UK citizen) in to Bangkok on 13th Feb, heading to Laos, then to Cambodia, then to Vietnam. From Vietnam we hope to catch a flight back to Thailand and finish off our travels in the south, head back to bangkok and fly home 4 months after we first intially arrived on the 6th Feb.

I have gathered that by re-entering Thailand by air from Vietnam I can then get a further 30 day visa/stamp. But i have been reading that there may be a problem when I first initially land on the 13th Feb as my return flight home isn't for another 4 months and the initial visa/stamp will only be valid for 30 days.

I would really appreciate it if any one could shed some light on the matter. Is it fine my return flights are 3 months after the original visa expires? if not what will happen? or anything you would like to add would be a great help.

Thanks :D

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Posted by caseyprich on 6/2/2012 at 20:24

I've never had immigration check my return tickets, I think it is just a formality that exists on paper in case they want to use it.

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Posted by goonistik on 6/2/2012 at 23:02

You are more likely to have problems with the airline. The airlines are required to check that your travel papers are in order before allowing you to board.

Please check with your airline and explain that you plan to travel around the region. Check if the airline will require you to show a visa or an outbound-ticket within the prescribed period.

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Posted by ryanward789 on 12/2/2012 at 10:39

thanks for your help :D

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Posted by pinlee on 22/2/2012 at 05:32

Thailand tourist visa are granted to UK citizen automatically. In another words, it is visa-free to enter Thailand. In this case, airlines cruise will not bother to check your return air ticket because it is understood that you are able to do visa run legally.

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Posted by jordan88 on 25/2/2012 at 12:35

I am going to land in Bangkok for 4 days, and then head to Laos for 2 weeks returning to Bangkok for 2 months, I am buying a tourist visa I was wondering if I could use my tourist Visa when re entering from laos so I get my full 90 days intead of the 15 days I would get.
Also we wanted to go to vietnam for 3 weeks, from thailand probably by boat, and we would like to come back to thailand by boat. and stay for longer than 15 days would we have to buy yet another tourist visa to stay longer than that or would my 90 days still be in effect?
Is there anyway to make these plans work?

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