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Still confused about Thai Visa

Posted by chris123 on 23/4/2007 at 17:09

I fly into Bangkok as the first stage of a RTW trip. However the next flight in our itinerary is from Singapore - we had intended to travel overland to Hanoi and get a flight from there to Singapore. This will all be in space of three weeks.

We have a similar situation on our way home, where we are again flying into Bangkok but our homeward flight, 3 weeks later, is out of Singapore. In this period, we do not plan to leave Thailand until getting a flight to S'pore.

The way I understand the current regualtions is that because we do not have onward tickets out of thailand we need to get a 2-entry visa, costing arounf £50. Do you think this is the most sensible option or will our full itinerary be proof of intention to move on within the visa period? I'm also aware that for the return journey we could book a flight to Singapore before we arrive - the only problem being that we didn't want to commit ourselves to any particular travel plan for that stay.

Any advice appreciated - Apologies if this question has been covered at length elsewhere!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/4/2007 at 18:51 admin

Hi Chris123,,

Given that you'll have a ticket ex Singapore to somewhere else in the world, I think you'll be fine. It is worth bearing in mind that the recent kerfuffle about showing a ticket out of the country appears to primarily be aimed at serial overstayers in Thailand -- not legitimate tourists like yourself. Also, at the moment this requirement only seems to be being enforced at the Poipet border crossing (the overland crossing between Bangkok and Siem Reap), so if you're not planning on using that crossing I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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Posted by skinnylatte on 3/5/2007 at 01:23

I flew singapore into krabi and bangkok and that regulation was barely enforced. I didn't even know about it until i got to the land border at Poi Pet, but even then, I-and many other people i asked-got away with it. I think you'd do fine since you are intending to fly out from singapore.

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Posted by fayeshenton on 3/5/2007 at 19:40

if your ticket outta singapore is over 2 months then u need a visa apparently.. coz it looks like your staying in thailand for over 2 months which aint allowed without a visa..

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Posted by ernieh on 4/5/2007 at 21:36

Hi Chris123,

I arrived in Bangkok on a one way ticket and I wasn't asked to supply a onward ticket. I ended up flying from Chang Mai to Luang Prabang, Laos before my tourist visa expired.

As a backup reserve a onward flight ticket through a travel agency before u arrive and get them to print the itenary. Your under no obligation to buy the ticket but u will have a piece of a paper to show immigration that u are intending to flying somewhere within one month.


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