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Marriage O visa in Savannakhet - 1-year multiple-entry available?

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I just checked the options for marriage visas on the Savannakhet Thai consulate's website, since I do not have a 400,000 baht deposit ready yet.

http://www.thaiembassy.org/savannakhet/th/services/104406-Visa-Fee.html

 

But their web page lists only non-immigrant O visas (single entry) valid for 3 months, costing 2,000 baht.

 

Recently, has anyone been able to get a multiple-entry non-immigrant O visa from Savannakhet that is valid for 1 year, costing 5,000 baht? If not, maybe Ho Chi Minh City could be another option?

 

A visa agency I spoke to in Chiang Mai said that the multiple-entry 1-year option is only available if done through the agency, but I am thinking that is probably unnecessary?

 

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Are any online appointments needed for the Savannakhet consulate?

How busy is it nowadays?
 

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Just as a side note, my immigration and visa run experiences tend to be different from those of most other ThaiVisa posters because I often pass as Southeast Asian and have light brown skin.

 

Last time I went to Savannakhet, a female Lao immigration officer at Savannakhet asked me if I was Lao-American and wanted to know which village I was going back to. 😜 The tuk-tuk and motorcycle drivers waiting by the Friendship Bridge also asked me if I was Lao-American.

 

In Vietnam, I usually get asked if I'm Chinese or overseas Vietnamese.

 

Also got a comment from a Chiang Mai immigration officer that I look Thai while doing my 90-day check-in. Apparently he meant that as a compliment.

 

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15 minutes ago, Falconator said:

Are any online appointments needed for the Savannakhet consulate?

How busy is it nowadays?
 

No appointment is needed.

It is only busy on Mondays and Thursdays when the visa run vans are there.

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3 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

No appointment is needed.

It is only busy on Mondays and Thursdays when the visa run vans are there.

Any recent forum reports for non-imm O visas from Savannakhet though?

 

I'm only able to dig up reports from the start of this year and 2018.

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8 minutes ago, Falconator said:

Any recent forum reports for non-imm O visas from Savannakhet though?

 

I'm only able to dig up reports from the start of this year and 2018.

You are good to go. If anyone was denied it would be reported here same day and ubon joe would know. 

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2 minutes ago, Falconator said:

How many days processing time?

Apply the morning of one day and pick up the next afternoon.

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I'am at Savannaket at the moment and will collect my passport at 14.00hrs today. Stay away from Mondays and Thursdays big visa van day..I was 3rd in the queue yesterday (Tuesday) at 08.15hrs.

No changes to  TV published requirements. I did take copies of the Lao visa on arrival and stamp. But the two guys in front of me didn't but they had no problems.

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21 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

You can still get a multiple entry non-o visa in Savannakhet without any financial proof.

Many recent reports about it.

Certainly no agent is needed.

 

And, actually, there is no option on the application form at any embassy/consulate that I am aware of to tick a box for a multi entry. So I always write it, in the area under the photo. Never a problem doing that.

In the same way I do wonder, with the on-line applications demanded at places like Paris and London that I've read do not offer the facility to ask for a multi entry, whether they are in fact actually available on-line if you can find a way to request it.

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21 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

And, actually, there is no option on the application form at any embassy/consulate that I am aware of to tick a box for a multi entry. So I always write it, in the area under the photo. Never a problem doing that.

In the same way I do wonder, with the on-line applications demanded at places like Paris and London that I've read do not offer the facility to ask for a multi entry, whether they are in fact actually available on-line if you can find a way to request it.

That's exactly what I did - hand write "multi entry visa".

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I got a multiple-O based on marriage in Savannakhet last month. Not a problem as long as you have your paperwork in order. Like other posters have already stated, stay away Mon and Thurs. and hand write "multiple entry" at the top. I went on a Tuesday, waited 15 minutes in line, picked up PP the following day at 2PM. Took all of 5 minutes.

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Any suggestions for best place to renew my yearly visa based on marriage ?

For last few years I have met the financial requirements etc but this year not able to do so . I also have the hinderance of being a wheelchair user so looking for the easiest place to get to and least hassle with no financial proof needed.

i was thinking ho chi min or Hanoi look fairly easy if I fly there drop things off and stay night or two. 

Thanks in advance for any input . 

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