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4th month as a tourist - Quite urgent please

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Hi,

 

I am just going out to meet a friend who is asking for help in staying his fourth (and last) month in Thailand, so I need a quick reply if possible, so by the time I reach him I will have a solution to his problem.

Here is the situation.

He is a tourist, EU passport, he is in BKK now. He stayed 2 months and extended another month (he has no previous history of visits to Thailand).

He now has to wait a further 4 weeks for his return flight back home, so he is thinking of a visa run... the cheapest the better.

He has a EU passport, so my thinking is that he can simply go out and come back in same day and get a 30 days visa exempt stamp, right?

 

Can someone please advise on (1) whether he will have problems coming back in (2) where he should do it (Laos? Cambodia? Malasya? Myanmar?) and (3) whether by land or by air makes a difference (and which of these is best).

 

Thanks a lot.

 

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depends on passport, depends on where he is, depends on how much $$ he wants to spend

 

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4 minutes ago, phuketrichard said:

depends on passport, depends on where he is, depends on how much $$ he wants to spend

 

EU Passport, he is in Bangkok. Obviously the cheapest option is best. He prefers to go by land but can fly if required, but only to a neighbouring country. I updated the original post to include all answers to your questions.

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He just go out, come back on Tourist-VISA Excempt and voila have 30 days which can be extended with another 30 if needed... This is both by land or by air whatever he prefers. I do not know about closest or best places to do this, plse wait for another poster...

 

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The issue with a tourist visa or visa-exempt entries is that you might encounter some issues trying to re-enter same day, as several posters have mentioned on this site. Maybe if he went to Angkor Wat for a day or two before returning, then I can't see any issues with that, as long as he doesn't use the Aranyaprathet/Poipet land crossing which seems to be giving lots of people headaches.

 

Of course, I am assuming here that he not on overstay and has not had any trouble in Thailand, in which case it may be different.

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There is a thread closest land border crossing. He could search has all options covered.

I know you stated road travel however at least mention to him option of fly DM to Udon Thani and minibus run to friendship bridge. Heck spend night or two in bar area near central plaza. Chilled joint.

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3 minutes ago, SteveK said:

The issue with a tourist visa or visa-exempt entries is that you might encounter some issues trying to re-enter same day, as several posters have mentioned on this site. Maybe if he went to Angkor Wat for a day or two before returning, then I can't see any issues with that.

 

Of course, I am assuming here that he not on overstay and has not had any trouble in Thailand, in which case it may be different.

No issue with visa run agency I mentionned. Of course you can do it yourself and then easily run into issues by using the wrong border. 

 

Hint most noobs that go to Angkor Wat will come back via Poipet which is the worst land border. 

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Tell him to contact one of the visa run companies.

They know the laws and they know the current regulations and they will know how to handle this best.

 

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Thanks to all. He will do the Tesco Lotus visa run. He lives nearby and looks well organized. Thanks again.

Go to Tesco Lotus On Nut before 4am. They go to Myanmar and Cambodia everyday. Myanmar is 2000 and Cambodia I think around 3000. The website is https://www.thaivisaservice.com/
 
He will get 30 days visa exempt extendable. Max 2 land border run by calendar years. It's not worth it to try doing it yourself


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15 minutes ago, canerandagio said:

Thanks to all. He will do the Tesco Lotus visa run. He lives nearby and looks well organized. Thanks again.

 


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There are 2 borders this company uses

 

Kanchanaburi - This border used to be difficult but has recently relaxed - IMO this is the best place - he also has the added bonus of going with the visa company who should be able to sort out any issues although to be honest he shouldn't really get any anyway

 

Ban Leam - Not been for a while so not had any first hand experience lately but it used to be easy - again the Visa Company will be able to sort out any issues

 

Tell him to take the first option - it's a lot quicker also - Ban Leam is a 5 hour trip both ways

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Thanks. He will do the Kanchanaburi run indeed. He is here with me now and sends heartfelt thanks.

There are 2 borders this company uses
 
Kanchanaburi - This border used to be difficult but has recently relaxed - IMO this is the best place - he also has the added bonus of going with the visa company who should be able to sort out any issues although to be honest he shouldn't really get any anyway
 
Ban Leam - Not been for a while so not had any first hand experience lately but it used to be easy - again the Visa Company will be able to sort out any issues
 
Tell him to take the first option - it's a lot quicker also - Ban Leam is a 5 hour trip both ways


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13 hours ago, canerandagio said:

EU Passport, he is in Bangkok. Obviously the cheapest option is best. He prefers to go by land but can fly if required, but only to a neighbouring country. I updated the original post to include all answers to your questions.

EU passport makes no sense here, each passport is issued by a specific member country and some EU states do not qualify for Visa Exempt. If he comes from a country that qualifies then there is no issue. 

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

EU passport makes no sense here, each passport is issued by a specific member country and some EU states do not qualify for Visa Exempt. If he comes from a country that qualifies then there is no issue. 

Interesting thanks. He does qualify for visa exempt.

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