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  1. On 11/5/2019 at 7:53 AM, BritTim said:

    Note that you will not be allowed to cross the border in a rental car, unless you are crossing with a driver who owns the car.

    All the Cambodian border crossings are OK except Aran/Poipet.

    You are correct that there is a Cambodian immigration rule that mandates an overnight stay. However, the requirement is routinely waived on payment of a 200-300 baht tip to the officials.

    Awesome thank you!

  2. 7 minutes ago, Airalee said:

    Make sure you get a seat up front.  Those rear a/c vents are useless. Would also give you a chance to interview the driver with questions such as “how is the tread on the tires?” , “what’s the fastest you have ever driven?” , “how many M-150s do you usually drink per day?”

    Lmao, thanks i'll keep that in mind. Hopefully i'll get a chance to ask those questions😂

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  3. 2 minutes ago, Airalee said:

    Are you planning on bringing the car into Cambodia?  I’d check into the restrictions on that too.  Personally, if I was going to do a video documenting a visa run, I’d want to film it in its truest form.  A bunch of sweaty foreigners crammed into a minivan hurtling itself down the highway at dangerous speeds.

    LOOLL, i guess that would make the best footage..



    and thanks i'll look into it.

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    Hi, i'm on multiple entry currently and need to do a visa run. Considering it costs 1900 baht for the 1 month extention, i'm assuming this is a great price. The next time around, i want to do the run myself by renting a car and videoing the entire experience. Would that cost me more or less? Considering you can get a car rental for 700 to 1000 baht and do i need to stay out of country for a certain period of time or can i just return back right away?


    I'm canadian btw and here's the link to the visa run website.





  5. 13 minutes ago, Caldera said:

    I once got a Thai tourist visa issued in Phnom Penh that stated that my nationality is Khmer. That was good for a laugh, but didn't cause any issues when entering the country. I'd go as far as saying that the IO probably didn't even notice it, and as long as they don't scan the machine readable data on the visa and let the computer compare that to your passport details (that they do scan), such a birthday mismatch shouldn't matter either.

    Wow haha I guess they do so many that mistakes happen. Thanks for the help!

  6. A friend is travelling to Bkk from india and his date of birth is off by 2 days. He's travelling within a day or 2. Should he risk it and travel given that he can just provide ID and his passport itself will have his correct information? or should he re apply. It'll take another week for him to get his information corrected and will miss his current schedule. Thanks for answering.

  7. 4 hours ago, MrKFC said:



    Any suggestions for what might be least expensive? 

    I checked a few, most were upwards of 2000 baht ... Hat Yai/Kuala Lumpur, Mae Hong Son/Yangon, Udon Thani/Vientiane ... 



    Type (DMK) to (KOS) flights in google then click flights below the google search bar and then choose one way. It should be a little over 1000 baht with service fee 1100ish. While you're processing they'll add luggage and insurance which will increase the cost but you can cancel it. 

  8. 1 hour ago, elviajero said:

    The websites aren't always reliable and up to date so it's worth calling them first, if applying by post. If you're going to apply in person you can show them the flight to Thailand, and although the onward flight you've already booked would be superfluous based on the website it should satisfy them if they want to see your first planned exit.

    You're right a 100%, always good to be safer than sorry. I was just re confirming it can be used as an exit re-entry since i was confused about being able to get a visa from the cambodian airport. Someone answered that question. Thank you for all your help,elviajero!

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  9. 1 hour ago, Matzzon said:

    In short, yes you will need a ticket out, to be sure if embassy, consulate, airline or Immigration suddenly feel the need to ask for it. You are the one that make a choice of putting yourself on the safe side, with no possibilities for hick-ups. However, it will be perfect with a cheap ticket to a most nearby country, sometimes even with possibility to cancel once you are here.

    You're right, better be on the safe side. I booked a cheap flight so i don't mind even if it's not used. It serves its purpose just by reducing or eliminating risk.

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  10. 4 minutes ago, elviajero said:

    The Toronto consulate website suggests they will accept just a flight to Thailand.



    "For the METV a paper copy of your flight itinerary must be submitted showing at least the applicant's first entry into Thailand. "

    Ah I see, i guess i didn't need to book the outgoing flight to get the visa but i guess it can still be used in case i want to just use it as an exit-reentry after the 60 day period.

  11. 2 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

    You seriously do not want to go to Sihanoukville. It has been completely taken over by Chinese. No hotels, restaurants etc left that cater to westerners. Many of the Chinese establishments refuse to serve non Chinese. The beach is polluted..raw sewage dumped by the casinos etc.

    Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

    I'll probably just throw it away but if i end up using it as a exit and re entry after my 2 months stay in thailand can i just book another flight out right away out of that airport without leaving the airport at all? is there a minimum stay requirement? 

  12. 3 minutes ago, Sheryl said:

    You can get Cambodian visa on arrival at any border crossing as well as the airports.

    You can also get an evisa in advance but it can only be used at I think 2 border crossings (Poipet and Koh Kong) and the airport. Saves a full page in your passport.

    Sent from my SM-J701F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app

    Oh perfect, Sihanoukville (KOS) should work then! Thanks!

  13. 7 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    Many embassies and consulates have that on their websites but will accept a one way ticket out of the country.

    Great! Also, I booked a throwaway flight to Sihanoukville (KOS) cambodia, and cambodia requires visa for entry and according to google, you can only get a visa from Phnom Penh & Siem Reap if you plan to get it upon arrival by air. Will this be an issue if i plan to throw it away or just use the ticket as a exit-reentry into thailand by later just booking another flight back same day from that airport to thailand? 


  14. 3 minutes ago, elviajero said:

    Which Embassy/consulate in Canada?


    The Ottawa Embassy website states "A copy of round-trip ticket or itinerary". Round-trip would mean return to Canada. Not sure what they would accept for "itinerary". I'd recommend you call them before you go to find out exactly what's needed. Consular websites aren't always reliable.

    Darn, i just booked a flight to cambodia and i don't think it's refundable. (DMK) to (KOS). It'll be from toronto consulate. I'll give them a call tuesday to see what i have to do. 


    I also just read that I need to buy a visa upon entry into cambodia and that only Phnom Penh & Siem Reap offer them. Is this true? and given that i'm probably going to not use this flight, do i need to worry about visa? 

  15. 10 minutes ago, elviajero said:

    I assume you're applying in the US. If so they seem to want an onward flight out of Thailand, but it can be a cheap flight to any country. Once you've received the visa you can cancel the flight as the return flight isn't necessary to check in or, in most cases, enter Thailand. I would buy a cheap ticket and throw it away once in Thailand if you can't use it.

    Oh, i should've mentioned, i'm applying from canada but it's usually the same treatment. I'll book a cheap flight out and probably throw it away I guess. 

  16. 12 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

    Have you applied for your visa yet. Most embassies and consulates will want to see at least one ticket out of the country when you apply.

    Oh darn, i haven't applied for the visa. Plan to do that tuesday. Should I book a flight same day I apply for visa, and cancel the ticket? and would it be ok to book out of country to a neighboring country? and as sheryl mentioned above, if i cancel the ticket same day will that cause a problem when checking in for the flights?

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