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I was refused a setv at Savannakhet on the 1st of August 2019 . I travelled to Vientiane and I now would like to know if there are possibilities to make a application through agents for a setv in Vientiane.

If that is not possible could I try applying in Myanmar?

I have considered flying to Bangkok and try for a visa excempt , but I am worried about being sent out of the country as I have had one setv last year and two land border crossings this year. Most of the last 14 months has been on medical visa's due to a road accident.

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You might be able to get one in Vientiane but you need an appointment and you would have to wait about 2 weeks for your appointment date.

A far as I now there are no agents that can help you.

I think you best option is to cross the bridge to Nong Khai to get a 30 day visa exempt entry unless you have already done 2 of them at a land border crossing this year.

You can go to Udon Thani airport from Nong Khai and get a flight to Bangkok from there.

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Did you show proof of funds, outward ticket?

How long have you been in Thailand on tourist visas?

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On 8/3/2019 at 5:18 PM, ubonjoe said:

You might be able to get one in Vientiane but you need an appointment and you would have to wait about 2 weeks for your appointment date.

A far as I now there are no agents that can help you.

I think you best option is to cross the bridge to Nong Khai to get a 30 day visa exempt entry unless you have already done 2 of them at a land border crossing this year.

You can go to Udon Thani airport from Nong Khai and get a flight to Bangkok from there.

Joe, He ( The OP ) Said He's already done 2 Land Border Crossings This Year......Unusual for YOU to miss that....

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Yangon has historically been a good place to apply. You need a Myanmar visa (eVisa online is easy). If desired, you can return via VIP overnight bus to Myawaddy, crossing into Thailand at Maesot. Maesot airport with frequent flights to Bangkok is near the border.

 

Of course, a lot of changes have happened recently at various consulates. Although there are no bad reports yet from Yangon, there are no guarantees in the current climate.

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20 hours ago, BuckBee said:

Due to visa companies turning up at savannakhet they change the setv policy and trend seems be refuse anyone who already had a stay of more than 90 days .

No debate you just told no, offered 30 day transit visa at best .

Basically huge numbers and lot of less than ideal clients that turn up on new visa van runs ruined another consulate and they gone hard policy to kill the numbers .

why you think Visa Run Companies are to be blamed? Since we run to Savannakhet we know the numbers, from 400 people only around 120 used a Visa Run Company. You can blame the individuals following the companies.

 

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3 hours ago, visarunner said:

why you think Visa Run Companies are to be blamed? Since we run to Savannakhet we know the numbers, from 400 people only around 120 used a Visa Run Company. You can blame the individuals following the companies.

 

because every where visa run companies decide go with clients (majority of which are illegally working and have long visa history) causes the border and consulates to change policies .

Basically it a van full of problems and long visa use all dumped on one spot and when consulates & IO's see that volume & visa use in that sort of quantity one after the other it has negative affects . Unfortunately even more genuine use people then look suspect .

those figures don't seem accurate to me, on non van days queues are less than third the size .

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1 hour ago, michael888 said:

anybody refused SETV at Savannakhet recently?  Thanks?

Yes. Indeed, if you have recently spent a combined 90+ days in Thailand on a combination of visa exempt/tourist visas, they are likely to refuse you. Note that a single fully used tourist visa plus extension would, thus, disqualify you from getting a tourist visa there. With the massive increase in numbers applying there, they are doing everything they can think of to deter applicants.

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41 minutes ago, BritTim said:

Yes. Indeed, if you have recently spent a combined 90+ days in Thailand on a combination of visa exempt/tourist visas, they are likely to refuse you. Note that a single fully used tourist visa plus extension would, thus, disqualify you from getting a tourist visa there. With the massive increase in numbers applying there, they are doing everything they can think of to deter applicants.

Thanks for the reply.  Why is there a massive increase in numbers applying there?  Is it because Vientiane has become (reportedly (recently)) "difficult".  Thanks

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On 8/5/2019 at 12:17 AM, BritTim said:

Yangon has historically been a good place to apply. You need a Myanmar visa (eVisa online is easy). If desired, you can return via VIP overnight bus to Myawaddy, crossing into Thailand at Maesot. Maesot airport with frequent flights to Bangkok is near the border.

 

Of course, a lot of changes have happened recently at various consulates. Although there are no bad reports yet from Yangon, there are no guarantees in the current climate.

 Do you know if Yangon will still issue a tourist visa if it has the blue warning stamp from Savannakhet? I haven't seen any reports from Yangon on if they do a visual check on how many previous tourist visas you have in the passport. Seems like Savannakhet and Vientiane have stopped being the easy place to go and the only other option that has an Embassy near the Thai Border now is Yangon.

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5 minutes ago, acenase said:

 Do you know if Yangon will still issue a tourist visa if it has the blue warning stamp from Savannakhet? I haven't seen any reports from Yangon on if they do a visual check on how many previous tourist visas you have in the passport. Seems like Savannakhet and Vientiane have stopped being the easy place to go and the only other option that has an Embassy near the Thai Border now is Yangon.

Yangon isn't actually nearby the Thai border and they won't give you a tourist visa if you have a warning stamp.

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