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BANGKOK 19 July 2019 02:51
ThePugAndMe

SETV: Where is the best place to go? I've been recommended Malaysia but the requirements are confusing me.

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On July 9th - I'm about to do my first border run.

 

I'm British, arrived here from San Francisco so I didn't have a chance to get a visa. So I arrived here on a visa exemption for 30 days which I extended to 60 days.

 

I need to stay until September so I'm about to leave the country and re-enter.

 

I was going to Singapore but find that Malaysia is a bit cheaper.

 

But I've found two links:

 

http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/en/services/99060-Visa-Requirements-I.html which links to this document

http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/en/services/99061-Visa-Requirements-II.html which links to this document

 

They both link to different requirements. The first document is suggesting I need this:

 

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The applicant’s recent bank statement(last 3 months)certified by the bank.The bank statement must show the account name and number, balance and history of transactions

 

Seems overkill for a Single Entry Visa? My bank is Chase in the US and I lost my debit card when I got here so I've been withdrawing money from my company card (linked bank account in my corporation's name). Either way getting a certified letter in under two weeks is going to be difficult - it took me 2 months to get the replacement card shipped here (via a friend).

 

Just wondering if anyone knows the drill here?

 

 

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8 minutes ago, ThePugAndMe said:

But I've found two links:

 

http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/en/services/99060-Visa-Requirements-I.html which links to this document

http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/en/services/99061-Visa-Requirements-II.html which links to this document

 

The 2nd one would be the one for you since the UK is not a listed country.

A listed country is one whose citizens can only apply for a visa in their home country.

See: http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/contents/images/text_editor/files/listed country 2018_2.pdf

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9 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

The 2nd one would be the one for you since the UK is not a listed country.

A listed country is one whose citizens can only apply for a visa in their home country.

See: http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur/contents/images/text_editor/files/listed country 2018_2.pdf

5. A copy of reservation/confirmation of transportation ticket to and from Thailand >> Can  a train ticket (from penang) be used? since the safer option is to cross the border overland?

 

6. A copy of reservation/confirmation of accommodation for the whole stay in Thailand (If staying with a friend/relative, please submit his/her invitation letter and a copy of his/her identity card/passport.) >>  what if the rental agreement is in my name? can I use that?

 

I assumed they would require certified bank statements for SETV, but according to the checklist they need statements only for METV?

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, falangUK said:

5. A copy of reservation/confirmation of transportation ticket to and from Thailand >> Can  a train ticket (from penang) be used? since the safer option is to cross the border overland?

That would be accepted for the for trip into the country since they do not say it has to be a flight ticket . You can also get a train from KL ot the border. Same for the ticket out of the country.

 

3 hours ago, falangUK said:

6. A copy of reservation/confirmation of accommodation for the whole stay in Thailand (If staying with a friend/relative, please submit his/her invitation letter and a copy of his/her identity card/passport.) >>  what if the rental agreement is in my name? can I use that?

A rental agreement in your name and a signed copy of the owners ID card would be accepted.

 

3 hours ago, falangUK said:

I assumed they would require certified bank statements for SETV, but according to the checklist they need statements only for METV?

You assumed wrong since they do not ask for it. Perhaps the assume immigration would ask to see 20k baht when you enter the country.

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17 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

That would be accepted for the for trip into the country since they do not say it has to be a flight ticket . You can also get a train from KL ot the border. Same for the ticket out of the country.

 

A rental agreement in your name and a signed copy of the owners ID card would be accepted.

 

You assumed wrong since they do not ask for it. Perhaps the assume immigration would ask to see 20k baht when you enter the country.

Thank you SO MUCH ubonjoe,
As always I am very grateful! 

 

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On 6/25/2019 at 7:22 PM, BritTim said:

Either Kuala Lumpur or Ho Chi Minh City would be appropriate choices (avoid Singapore). Note that, should your plans change again and you decide to stay past September, you will need to start taking greater care in how you continue remaining in Thailand on tourist entries.

Thanks BritTim, has the criteria from your previous post changed? 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, falangUK said:

Thanks BritTim, has the criteria from your previous post changed? 

 

I see no reason to change the advice I gave late last year.

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On 6/26/2019 at 7:47 AM, ubonjoe said:

That would be accepted for the for trip into the country since they do not say it has to be a flight ticket . You can also get a train from KL ot the border. Same for the ticket out of the country.

 

A rental agreement in your name and a signed copy of the owners ID card would be accepted. 

  

You assumed wrong since they do not ask for it. Perhaps the assume immigration would ask to see 20k baht when you enter the country.

Ubonjoe ! ...I see you say rental agreement and signed copy of owners I'd ....I'm in an appt in Bangkok owned by a company ...the manager here tells me it's not possible to get owners I'd .

Where in the setv requirements does it say this and do you have any advice how I should get this , or get around it

Sorry to jump somebody's post

 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, philcol said:

Ubonjoe ! ...I see you say rental agreement and signed copy of owners I'd ....I'm in an appt in Bangkok owned by a company ...the manager here tells me it's not possible to get owners I'd .

Since it is a company the rental contract would show the company name so the ID card would not be needed.

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You can use train ticket for visa application in Kuala Lumpur Thai Consulate, but I wouldn’t recommend you to use train border in Padang Besar, I did it few weeks ago with single entry tourist visa, first officer refused to give me stamp and sent me to her boss, there was line with 4-5 foreigners and all of them didn’t pass that border, she only gave stamp to me but asked for paid return ticket to home country and 20k bath cash, condo contract, many other questions.

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Get someone to email a photo of your bank statement & print it off at an Internet shop,also you will need proof of a hotel or wherever you are staying, you now have to download & print out the application forms, do this as you do your bank statement, if not you can get the forms from a bloke nearby for RM10

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Thanks for the help guys, I've booked flights and an AirBNB in Malaysia. I've also got an appointment set up as well.

 

Just need to get the requirements for the Visa application now.

 

[ ] A copy of reservation/confirmation of transportation ticket to and from Thailand

Since I don't want to book the flights until later (don't know whether I'll be traveling via the US or not) - is there anyway that I can just get a train ticket or something cheap? If so, where do I book the train ticket (and to which location?)

 

[ ] A copy of reservation/confirmation of accommodation for the whole stay in Thailand

I'm booking month to month - for example, I'm in a nicer AirBNB right now, but I might try and save costs next month. Do I need something for the entire stay or will one month do?

 

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5 hours ago, ThePugAndMe said:

[ ] A copy of reservation/confirmation of transportation ticket to and from Thailand

Since I don't want to book the flights until later (don't know whether I'll be traveling via the US or not) - is there anyway that I can just get a train ticket or something cheap? If so, where do I book the train ticket (and to which location?)

They will accept a train ticket or bus ticket out of Thailand. Check here: https://12go.asia/en/about?gclid=Cj0KCQjwu-HoBRD5ARIsAPIPenfch8spfc9S-8wZNfGc5ERQLuGV9bpe0In0uvJh8OG_oOABVlb_RlAaAomYEALw_wcB

Check for a low cost for a one way flight to any nearby country from any airport here. 

 

5 hours ago, ThePugAndMe said:

[ ] A copy of reservation/confirmation of accommodation for the whole stay in Thailand

I'm booking month to month - for example, I'm in a nicer AirBNB right now, but I might try and save costs next month. Do I need something for the entire stay or will one month do?

 

Not sure if they will accept one month. You should be able book a refundable place to stay for the 2nd month.

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