Only got a one way to Thailand - what do I do about visas?
Replies: 23 - Last Post: Oct 15, 2012 11:02 AM Last Post By: sjaak327
Oct 9, 2012 8:33 PM
Oct 10, 2012 1:23 AM
OP the Birmingham consulate is very good also. If you want to go in person it is right opposite the Council House. I go in and just over 10 mins later out I come with my visa (sometimes a 1 year one). Passport, relevant fee, 2 photo's and form filled in correctly.
Oct 10, 2012 7:42 AM
17I can see that you are all quite keen on replying very quickly with quite a range of different levels of stupidity instead of really helping the poor guy. I thougth these forums were to share information and help travellers despite their travelling millage.
I can tell you that I´ve travelled to Thailand many times and for my next trip I had the same problem, even though I have my 60 days turist visa, my flight ticket was for 5 months and when I actually asked the embassy to clarify me if I would be allowed to get into bkk they told me that they couldnt give me a valid answer as that issue was for the inmigration police at the airport.
So to sum up, of course you need a visa to get in, but you might have problems if your ticket is only one way and maybe you have to buy another ticket to get out of thailand even though you never actually use it
Oct 10, 2012 9:17 AM
And you No18 have just exceeded anything that you criticise. You are also wrong about the guy needing a visa to get in, in the vast majority of cases people do not. What he has been, correctly, advised is that without one he MAY need proof of onward travel. Even European airlines will let you board with a one way ticket and a visa. Thai immigration is not the problem and very rarely has been in the past.
Oct 10, 2012 1:34 PM
Really? I'd have said that the OP has been given plenty of helpful advice. His question has been answered pretty comprehensively. And by people who spend a hell of a lot of time on this forum giving of their own time. Which is something that you, with 14 posts in 8 years, clearly aren't in a position to criticize.
Oct 10, 2012 1:40 PM
20Thanks all for the advice, no need for any wars!
Been given some valuable advice, even if in some places it may have been patronising - I can understand it was some people's ways of venting frustrations of people who don't google stuff in the first place and in some way abuse the forum... I did google in the first place but as mentioned before, a google search for thai visas returns a lot of crap ("buy cheap visa here!" in an adwords result - not what i'd say is reliable, and I know the net well as I'm a web developer) - I was under the impression that embassy's didn't deal with tourists, more political aspects between the countries, and have had my eyes open to the consolates in Hull/Brum etc... But all other links appreciated.
Thanks also for the link to your site mozziebite - very informative and also bookmarked :)
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