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Will I get back into Thailand under visa exception?

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Hello,

 

I am not sure on how everything works as it has been my first time visiting Thailand. I am 32 and from Australia.

 

My trip has been:

- I flew to Bangkok and stayed 2 weeks

- i went to Vietnam for 2 weeks

- I flew back to Bangkok for 1 month under visa exemption and then decided to extended this for another month (stayed 2 months total)

- Tomorrow I go to Vietnam for 3 days and plan to fly back to bangkok

 

Will I get back into Thailand under visa exemption?

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2 minutes ago, TheAppletons said:

Correct.  That's the real question when entering this country, isn't it?

I don't know. This is my first time.

 

What is the chance I can not return?

 

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I don't think anyone can give a certain answer... but based on your history I say you are OK. Not so many VE's or accumulated time in Thailand. Have the required cash on you, equiv to 10,000 baht, maybe 20,000 is better, and a flight booking out within 30 days.

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3 minutes ago, Andrew567 said:

What does it depend on?

There are quite a number of factors. One of the main ones is whether the immigration official thinks you might be working illegally. The airport used is a factor: some are stricter than others. There is also just the personal factor. If an official likes you, he is less likely to give you grief.

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4 minutes ago, BritTim said:

I believe you will be OK this time. Make sure you have 20,000+ baht equivalent in a major currency. It would also be better to have a flight out of Thailand within 30 days. Prepare to be questioned about what you are doing in Thailand.

 

If you extend this visa exempt entry again, you will likely not be able to shortly thereafter fly back to Thailand visa exempt.

I have 120k in Thai baht but no other currency. Is this too much cash? Do I need another currency?

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1 minute ago, Andrew567 said:

I have 120k in Thai baht but no other currency. Is this too much cash?

No... 

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Interesting.  You've spent 8 of the last 10 weeks in Thailand on two separate visa exemptions and now, after a three day border run to Vietnam, you'll be re-entering on your third consecutive visa exemption within three months' period of time, carrying 120K thb in cash?  

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1 minute ago, TheAppletons said:

Interesting.  You've spent 8 of the last 10 weeks in Thailand on two separate visa exemptions and now, after a three day border run to Vietnam, you'll be re-entering on your third consecutive visa exemption within three months' period of time, carrying 120K thb in cash?  

 

It is only $6,000 AUD. Not a lot of money.

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Just now, Andrew567 said:

 

It is only $6,000 AUD.

 

  Yeah, I'm not trying to give you a hard time....I'm trying to put myself into the position of the Immigration Officer and ask myself "what percentage of 'normal' tourists fit this profile?"

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7 minutes ago, TheAppletons said:

 

  Yeah, I'm not trying to give you a hard time....I'm trying to put myself into the position of the Immigration Officer and ask myself "what percentage of 'normal' tourists fit this profile?"

Okay I'll carry less cash. 

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So from the replies, it doesn't seem hopeful of being able to return 😢

 

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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