How to get a tourist visa for Thailand whist in the country.
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 7:44 PM Last Post By: altmtl
Nov 15, 2012 12:28 AM
How to get a tourist visa for Thailand whist in the country.Hello,
I'm sure this has been asked once or twice... possibly 100 times before on this post, but I'll ask it again (don't we all just love repetition?)
I'm flying into Bangkok on the 5th of December, and I know I have 30 days of Travel-free visa if I fly into Thailand. Am I able to get a tourist visa whilst in Thailand before the 30 days expires, if I am wanting to stay in the country longer than a month? Or, do I have to go to a neighbouring country, apply for a visa, then go back into Thailand?
As always, you're comments are much appreciated.
Nov 15, 2012 12:33 AM
Nov 15, 2012 12:54 AM
Nov 15, 2012 1:15 AM
3I have a similar problem, I am entering Thailand by land from Laos, so only get the 15 day exemption, but my flight is going to be 20 something days after I enter (more than 22 days, so the 7 day rip off thing wont work either).
I am thinking about crossing the border at Malaysia and spending some time there before returning to Thailand for my flight. Is this possible or do I have to apply for a visa for Thailand? I will be returning for less than 15 days, so the visa exemption would do, if I can get it a second time.
Nov 15, 2012 1:45 AM
Nov 15, 2012 1:45 AM
Nov 15, 2012 2:07 AM
6Jesse, either get a tourist visa at the Thai consulate in Canada or else you'll have to exit Thailand (to Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia) to get a tourist visa and come back. No Thai tourist visas issued inside Thailand.
Jonzy, you could get a tourist visa at the Thai consulate in Laos which would get you a 60-day entry. Otherwise you're looking at another border hop to get 15 more days. No practical limit on how many of these you can do though.
Nov 15, 2012 3:49 AM
7Tourist visas are normally obtained outside the country, Thailand included !
the 7 days "ripoff" extension works out to be cheaper and certainly less time consuming than doing a border run, you could of course do the smart thing an obtain a TV. Luckily the Thais have every right to set the rules for all of these western tourist and still be heaps more reasonable then many of these same western countries tread a Thai wanting to visit...
Nov 15, 2012 10:40 AM
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