I am planning a visa run to Vientiane. How soon can I return to Thailand with a single entry tourist visa? I would like to be outside for just 3 nights. I am concerned that there might be a problem at the Nong Khai border. Do I have to stay out of the country for some (kind of) specified period of time?
I am coming to the end of an extension to a single entry tourist visa. In November, I flew into Thailand from outside of the region and received a 30 day visa exemption with my US passport. I got a 30 day extension in December. At the end of December, I did a visa run to Vientiane. I stayed one night, received a single entry tourist visa, and returned via Nong Khai. In February, I got the 30 day extension which is soon to be finished.
Prior to November, I was in Thailand for 2 weeks in August, flying from and to a country outside of the region. I was in Thailand from January until the start of May, 2018, on single entry tourist visas from Vientiane and extensions. I have never had any trouble with Immigration or visas anywhere.
On this trip, I would like to spend just 3 nights in Vientiane before returning, so I would be outside of Thailand only 2 days. Are there reports of trouble with such a short turn-around these days?
I am aware of the new requirement to register online for an appointment to submit applications. Any other recent changes in Vientiane? Have they begun to enforce a policy on onward tickets, for example?
Thanks for any help!