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I applied for a Thai visa from the consulate in Savanakkhet today.It was so crowded maybe more than 400 people.And embassy officers were getting applications very slowly,15-20 min for a person.I was lucky to arrive the embassy early in the morning at 7.00 am,however it still got so long and I am still extremely tired.Even I thought to go back home leaving embassy because of extreme hot and very slow process,I was likely to vomit... Very bad experience...

 

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13 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

You chose the wrong day to it. Mondays and Thursdays are the days the visa run vans are there.

Tuesday and Wednesdays are the best days now. Not crowded at all on those days.

Maybe a stupid question, but fridays???? Is the consulate closed that day you mean???

 

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Friend went on Friday said it was quiet. Means 3 nights in town. Maybe that is the best day if you have the time.

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I was there today as well. I got there at 630am i was one of the first 10 in line. I left at about 9:15 I didnt think it was that bad.

 

I am a little worried about tomorrow figuring everybody is going to be picking up visas. Any idea what time the visa run groups go to pick up there visas? Really dont want to be stuck behind 400 people picking up a visa.

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Posted (edited)

Does Savanahket ask from proof of funds for Non-Immi O-A? or whatever the class for retirement is, asking for a friend.

 

 

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28 minutes ago, lovesthespicy said:

I was there today as well. I got there at 630am i was one of the first 10 in line. I left at about 9:15 I didnt think it was that bad.

 

I am a little worried about tomorrow figuring everybody is going to be picking up visas. Any idea what time the visa run groups go to pick up there visas? Really dont want to be stuck behind 400 people picking up a visa.

Collections are 2pm for all I would have thought which is pretty quick unless they are still dealing with the mornings applications..

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Currently believe it is best to arrive/apply for visa on Tuesday and pickup/depart following day (which slow for application and pickup).  That way you avoid all the visa run groups application Monday and Thursday (which often run into afternoon pickup times) and long lines at border crossing.  Friday will mean Monday visa run crunch often running into pickup time and extra time in Savannakhet.

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59 minutes ago, lovesthespicy said:

I was there today as well. I got there at 630am i was one of the first 10 in line. I left at about 9:15 I didnt think it was that bad.

 

I am a little worried about tomorrow figuring everybody is going to be picking up visas. Any idea what time the visa run groups go to pick up there visas? Really dont want to be stuck behind 400 people picking up a visa.

Hi friend,did you apply for tourist visa

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Considering the plot size consulate is built on, I don't understand the building design for it's intended use...

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6 minutes ago, Lincoln88 said:

Hi friend,did you apply for tourist visa

Yup i did a tv. The guy right behind me wad saying how the tvs are really fast but the others take awhile. It did seem like the majority of people in line were there for other visas rather then tvs. 

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45 minutes ago, Baldrik said:

Does Savanahket ask from proof of funds for Non-Immi O-A? or whatever the class for retirement is, asking for a friend.

 

 

For the Non-Imm O visa based on marriage, no proof of funds are required.

 

For the Non-Imm O visa based on retirement, proof of funds are required plus proof of retirement. 

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13 hours ago, Toosetinmyways said:

Friend went on Friday said it was quiet. Means 3 nights in town. Maybe that is the best day if you have the time.

Friday will be quiet, since it's a 72 hour turnaround rather than 24. Might be worth it if interested in a little local travel. Otherwise Tuesdays and Wednesdays are currently the best days to show up. 

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14 hours ago, Lincoln88 said:

I applied for a Thai visa from the consulate in Savanakkhet today.It was so crowded maybe more than 400 people.And embassy officers were getting applications very slowly,15-20 min for a person.I was lucky to arrive the embassy early in the morning at 7.00 am,however it still got so long and I am still extremely tired.Even I thought to go back home leaving embassy because of extreme hot and very slow process,I was likely to vomit... Very bad experience...

As already stated it was the wrong choice of day to go, and I´ve been true that too. However, this forum is very good, and that is based on that most of the information in the visa section is correct. I can not for my life understand why you choose to say its minimum 400 people there and that it took 15-20 min per person. That is not possible. That would mean 100 hours to process in one day.

 

13 hours ago, glegolo said:

Maybe a stupid question, but fridays???? Is the consulate closed that day you mean???

 

glegolo

No, it´s not closed fridays. It only means that you will have to wait until monday to get your passport and visa back. Not an effective choice, and that´s why nobody want to recommend or talk about it. If you not mind a longer trip/holliday, then it will be a good day too.

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