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Hi

I am from Australia.

I have changed my trip to thailand to feb on a 60 day tourist visa and will extend 1 month and my passport expires jan 10 2021... will there will be enough months left on my passport to arrive? It usually says that 6 months should be left on your passport but is that from the date of arrival or is it from the date the visa is issued? I will apply for visa in January 2020 which leaves 12 months left on passport, can someone confirm this is fine?

Also whats the process in renewing it in thailand as i am thinking of travelling asia for a few months after thailand.

Do you do it at the Australian embassy?

Whats the price?

And how long does it take?

I wont have the time to renew before i leave so any advice will be helpful. 

Cheers

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You have more than enough passport validity to enter Thailand. 

Only multiple entry visas issued at a embassy or consulate that are valid for one year require 12 months of passport validity.

If needed later your can apply for a passport at the Australian embassy in Bangkok. See: https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Australian_Passports_Page.html

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On 12/7/2019 at 12:05 PM, ubonjoe said:

You have more than enough passport validity to enter Thailand. 

Only multiple entry visas issued at a embassy or consulate that are valid for one year require 12 months of passport validity.

If needed later your can apply for a passport at the Australian embassy in Bangkok. See: https://thailand.embassy.gov.au/bkok/Australian_Passports_Page.html

Are METVs issued at those places normally valid for 1 year or is that something special?

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35 minutes ago, elgenon said:

Are METVs issued at those places normally valid for 1 year or is that something special?

A METV only requires 6 months of passport validity.

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4 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

A METV only requires 6 months of passport validity.

Thanks UJ

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Sorry guys i have to ask a couple of other questions cos i might have a different plan.

My passport expires jan 10 2021...

My 60 day visa plus 30 day extension will take me to may 4. 

On may 3 will i be able to go into laos for 2 weeks at a border crossing in ubon and then come back mid may and stay thailand 30 more days heading back to oz in mid June....will my passport have enough months left? I calculate going back into thailand mid may will leave 7 and a half months...

Also can i come back at a border crossing for 30 days or is it still 15?

Which is the best border crossing from ubon into laos?

Cheers for any  info in this....

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So you asking about something that is about a year and half in the future.

Only 6 months of passport validity is needed so no problem to enter the country.

You get a 30 day entry. The 15 day rule was rescinded about 3 years ago.

The nearest and best crossing to here is Chong Mek.

 

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3 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

So you asking about something that is about a year and half in the future.

Only 6 months of passport validity is needed so no problem to enter the country.

You get a 30 day entry. The 15 day rule was rescinded about 3 years ago.

The nearest and best crossing to here is Chong Mek.

 

Yeah ok no worries. Thanks 

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2 hours ago, johnny2times said:

Yeah ok no worries. Thanks 

Apologies ubon i wasnt specific with my dates  its Actually not a year and a half in the future...its next year wanting to re enter thailand mid may next year 2020 at a border crossing.  Passport expires jan 2021...thats 7 / 8 months left. 

I don't know if 6 months is 6 months or a grumpy IO might hassle me being so close to the 6 month mark ..im not an experienced traveler.

Cheers 

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7 minutes ago, johnny2times said:

I don't know if 6 months is 6 months or a grumpy IO might hassle me being so close to the 6 month mark ..im not an experienced traveler.

In reality there is no 6 month rule for those from many countries. A passport valid for the intended stay is all that is required.

The 6 months validity is needed for all neighboring countries and many others.

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10 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

In reality there is no 6 month rule for those from many countries. A passport valid for the intended stay is all that is required.

The 6 months validity is needed for all neighboring countries and many others.

Ok thanks ubon i  appreciate your advice / info thats good to hear

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