UK National entering Thailand by Train from Malaysia
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 20, 2012 3:59 AM Last Post By: LungPaul
Feb 19, 2012 2:20 AM
If I enter Thailand via Train from Malaysia (say Butterworth to Bangkok or 1 of the Thai Islands nearby), where and when would I be checked by immigration.
So far, my only proof of onward travel would be my Air ticket home from Singapore but that would still be several (up to 10) weeks away.
Would I be likely to encounter a problem as I just intend to stay a week or 2 here and there, generally floating around the Thai/Malaysia/Singapore/Indonesia/Aus Region.
Feb 19, 2012 4:58 AM
1You'll just get a 15 day visa exemption stamp at the border. No problem, no questions asked, no onward tickets needed.
Going by train, you'd be checked at Sadao Immigration, you get off the train, show your papers, get the stamps, get back on the train. If you want to stay longer in Thailand get a visa from the embassy/consulate in Kuala Lumpur / Penang then you will get en entry stamp of 60 days at the border.
In case you don't know you could take a Tigerline ferry direct from Langkawi island in Malaysia to Ko Lipe in Thailand. Immigration procedures are the same as the train, just carried out in a hut on the beach. Take Baht with you if you plan on staying there as there are no ATMs on the island.
Feb 19, 2012 1:04 PM
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