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BANGKOK 17 July 2019 01:21
fgw24903

Rentry to Thailand on 30 day Tourist visa question

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Hi,

    I am a UK passport holder with a 60 day visa + a 30 day extension early March to May 20 in my passport. My passport is mostly empty pages and no other Thai visas. My query is, is it fine to fly into Bangkok and get a visa on arrival for 30 days or does my previous visa history of 60+ 30 extension mean I am  treated different, flagged by their system as having spent quite a bit of time in country already? Can I just get stamped in as tourist on arrival? I am unsure about it or if I need have onward plane ticket or hotel bookings. Thanks for any info on this type of query. 

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You probably mean, "... and get a visa-exempt entry on arrival for 30 days."

 

I think it should be ok, especially if it's not back-to-back with previous.

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1 hour ago, fgw24903 said:

Can I just get stamped in as tourist on arrival? I am unsure about it or if I need have onward plane ticket or hotel bookings. Thanks for any info on this type of query. 

That should be okay.

 

You won’t be asked for onward fight or hotel bookings unless they are looking to possibly deny entry, which is highly unlikely based on your history.

 

They have a full record of your previous visits on their computer system and don’t  just go by what they see in your passport.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, elviajero said:

 

 

That should be okay.

 

You won’t be asked for onward fight or hotel bookings unless they are looking to possibly deny entry, which is highly unlikely based on your history.

 

They have a full record of your previous visits on their computer system and don’t  just go by what they see in your passport.

 

 

Thanks for your reply. 1 thing, though, I stayed for near 2 years on back to back tourist visa mid 2014-16...and been away for 3 full years, not returned and hence on new passport. I wonder if the previous passport stays would be noticed. I had no issues when here in those 2 years and lleft without being asked or denied visas, but if they did look back I guess they can see I have a history of staying a lot longer...albeit a long while ago.  

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1 hour ago, arithai12 said:

You probably mean, "... and get a visa-exempt entry on arrival for 30 days."

 

I think it should be ok, especially if it's not back-to-back with previous.

Thanks for your reply. On my old passport I had 2 year back to back tourist visas up to mid 2016 and then out of country for 3 full years and returned on a new passport. I do wonder if that might still bother them. They seem really strict nowadays. 

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1 hour ago, fgw24903 said:

Thanks for your reply. 1 thing, though, I stayed for near 2 years on back to back tourist visa mid 2014-16...and been away for 3 full years, not returned and hence on new passport. I wonder if the previous passport stays would be noticed. I had no issues when here in those 2 years and lleft without being asked or denied visas, but if they did look back I guess they can see I have a history of staying a lot longer...albeit a long while ago.  

In marginal situations, that long sojourn in Thailand three years ago could be a factor. Assuming you have few visa exempt entries since mid 2015, and no other stays in the last year other than the one you mentioned, you should be fine entering visa exempt this time.

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Posted (edited)

OP you mention onward flight ticket. You won't need one for Thai passport control. However may (most likely) need one for airline (boarding flight) without visa. 

Edited by DrJack54

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6 hours ago, BritTim said:

In marginal situations, that long sojourn in Thailand three years ago could be a factor. Assuming you have few visa exempt entries since mid 2015, and no other stays in the last year other than the one you mentioned, you should be fine entering visa exempt this time.

Thanks for your input BritTim. I think I will give it a go just arriving at the airport. It's so long since the 2 year tourist visas stay(all stickers in passport, not visa exempts in those years up t mid 2016), I wonder would they bother going back 5 years when have been out for 3 full years. I suppose the worst is I have to use card to buy onward ticket inside  terminal 🙂  and leave 

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4 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

OP you mention onward flight ticket. You won't need one for Thai passport control. However may (most likely) need one for airline (boarding flight) without visa. 

yeah, I had huge problems with that from the UK. Noted. 

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1 hour ago, fgw24903 said:

yeah, I had huge problems with that from the UK. Noted. 

Depending on how long you wish to visit los....you could buy cheap onward ticket to say Vientiane then reenter visa exempt at nong khai. 

You could even obtain another setv at say Saigon (UK being able to have 15day visa exempt)

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 I did have a really issue last time I came in despite having completed everything correctly. I have never overstayed they just didn’t like how often I’ve been to Thailand with a mixture of visas before I arrived and 30 days on arrival.

They told me next time I must get the Visa in the UK.I hope it goes well for you perhaps  a update would be helpful.

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I've been coming to Thailand every three weeks for two weeks on visa exempt for five years. Take a lot of what the forum experts say with a grain of salt.

I got advised to get a visa by a female OI last November, Ignored her advice. BUT I do put wifeys address on the TM whatever and that usually gets an OK from the Male IO's...most from Isaan I guess.

Pretty obvious from my visa pages I'm not working in Thailand. Not sure if this helps the Op.

How old are you.....might make a difference to enter the Kingdom?

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11 minutes ago, emptypockets said:

 

I've been coming to Thailand every three weeks for two weeks on visa exempt for five years. Take a lot of what the forum experts say with a grain of salt.

I got advised to get a visa by a female OI last November, Ignored her advice. BUT I do put wifeys address on the TM whatever and that usually gets an OK from the Male IO's...most from Isaan I guess.

Pretty obvious from my visa pages I'm not working in Thailand. Not sure if this helps the Op.

How old are you.....might make a difference to enter the Kingdom?

So what's that mean.."every 3 weeks for two weeks ...for 5 years"?

So, example, you enter los Jan 1 you stay to Jan 14. You leave for 3 weeks. Reenter approx Feb 7 ....wash and repeat.

So 2 week in 3 out?.

For 5 years. 

 

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