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Has anyone done the journey from LHR to VTE via BKK transit for a few hours?

 

I guess if i get rejected at land border crossing i return back to Laos? (I've used one VE land border this year and 2 SETV with extensions)

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your pushing the amount of time you are staying in Thailand, china southern fly lhr/vte not stopping in bkk, Malaysia would also avoid a stop over in bkk, as you posted you would be safer arriving from a surrounding country , just in case you get refused.

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I don't need to go through immigrantion during transit at bkk.  Kl seems to operate only one flight to vte in the early morning

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37 minutes ago, pantsonfire said:

I don't need to go through immigrantion during transit at bkk.  Kl seems to operate only one flight to vte in the early morning

Guess my question is, if i do the flight in the image below without having to exit bkk immigration and changing at bkk to get the next flight to laos.  Going through friendship bridge and i get rejected, i return back to laos ?

 

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If you get rejected at Laos you just go back to Laos.

Do you have a new tourist visa in your passport? Just make sure you have 20000 baht with you,  and you won't have any problems.

 

Another option,  again assuming you have a tourist visa,  would be to fly into Chiang Mai airport,  rather than bkk. There's no reports of them rejecting anyone with a valid visa.  

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6 minutes ago, mockingbird said:

If you get rejected at Laos you just go back to Laos.

Do you have a new tourist visa in your passport? Just make sure you have 20000 baht with you,  and you won't have any problems.

 

Another option,  again assuming you have a tourist visa,  would be to fly into Chiang Mai airport,  rather than bkk. There's no reports of them rejecting anyone with a valid visa.  

I have read about that and would prefer CNX but i have also read some rejections too maybe somewhere in the forum somewhere

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4 minutes ago, pantsonfire said:

I have read about that and would prefer CNX but i have also read some rejections too maybe somewhere in the forum somewhere

The reports of rejections from Chiang Mai were for people with extensive history flying in on visa exempt. In fact in 1 recent report the IO told the guy to get a visa in Kuala Lumpur,  and then come back. 

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11 minutes ago, mockingbird said:

The reports of rejections from Chiang Mai were for people with extensive history flying in on visa exempt. In fact in 1 recent report the IO told the guy to get a visa in Kuala Lumpur,  and then come back. 

I have used 1 SETV with extension and another SETV for 18 days and 1 VE via land border crossing in this calender year, so suggestion is to get another SETV and go through CNX?

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As you're in the UK, then make sure you obtain a tourist visa.  That's a no brainer.

 

There's nothing certain when it comes to dealing with Thai immigration,  but up to now,  immigration officers at CNX have not been causing problems for anyone with a tourist visa.  Your original choice of the friendship bridge is another safe option.

 

The big difference between the 2 is that in the unlikely event of refusal, you would only have to walk back into Laos, whereas in CNX you would be forced to buy a ticket back to your embarking point. 

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27 minutes ago, mockingbird said:

immigration officers at CNX have not been causing problems for anyone with a tourist visa.

Yet. After multiple posts on this forum, and if immigration do actually monitor it, expect this loophole to be closed very soon.

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It appears best that i take a transit flight to bkk without exiting immigration and go to laos to cross friendship bridge. 

 

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1 hour ago, SteveK said:

Yet. After multiple posts on this forum, and if immigration do actually monitor it, expect this loophole to be closed very soon.

It's not a loophole.  It's immigration policy at Chiang Mai.  Same as the border crossing at laos...immigration policy,  not a loophole. 

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21 hours ago, pantsonfire said:

Guess my question is, if i do the flight in the image below without having to exit bkk immigration and changing at bkk to get the next flight to laos.  Going through friendship bridge and i get rejected, i return back to laos ?

 

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To avoid having to go through immigration at BKK, you need to get both flights on the one ticket. And then you are not sure. The trouble with the flight from BKK to Vientiane is that it is operated by Thai Smile, which is a low-cost airline which generally do not accept bags from scheduled flights.

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3 hours ago, Proboscis said:

To avoid having to go through immigration at BKK, you need to get both flights on the one ticket. And then you are not sure. The trouble with the flight from BKK to Vientiane is that it is operated by Thai Smile, which is a low-cost airline which generally do not accept bags from scheduled flights.

 

I have asked two travel agents an they mention i dont need to check in again an the luggage allowance is 30kg.  I guess i an ask Thai Airways directly but i i can 90% of flights that go to VTE is from BKK

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