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7 minutes ago, inThailand said:

Is this really an issue? Us expats almost never have a return ticket, regardkess of visa type. Never been asked and never had.

Probably not arriving and expecting to get a 30 day visa exempt stamp then. 🙄

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You have several options:

1. When you plan to arrive VisaExempt, you will need an onward ticket for a flight within 30 days of your arrival.

Without such a ticket the airline might and probably will deny you boarding, and it is also required by border-immigration although they will most probably not ask for it.

So you better buy a cheap one-way throw-away ticket to be covered (one-way tickets to international destinations from Thailand can be found for approx 1.000 THB, e.g. HuaHin to KL, or DMK to Saigon).

Since you plan to visit Cambodia or Myanmar, you could even consider to look for a cheap flight-ticket to these destinations instead of having to buy the throw-away ticket.

Note: If you travel to Cambodia or Myanmar before your VisaExempt permission to stay of 30 days expires, you won't need to apply for an extension of stay of that VE entry.  Same applies when re-entering Thailand on less than 30 days before your return-flight home.

2. You could also apply for a Tourist Visa in your home-country, thus avoiding the need to buy a throw-away ticket for use within the first 30 days of your trip.

But as it would be more expensive to get than the cost of the throw-away ticket (and a possible extension of stay when wanting to stay longer than 30 days before/after (re)entering Thailand), the VisaExempt entry is in your case the most convenient option.

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Is proof of financial status required when extending a visa at Immigration. That would be the same amount any visitor needs to show on entry, 20,000THB per person isn’t it? 

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27 minutes ago, tgeezer said:

Is proof of financial status required when extending a visa at Immigration. That would be the same amount any visitor needs to show on entry, 20,000THB per person isn’t it? 

A 30 day extension requires no proof of financial status

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4 hours ago, Mr Smithy said:

A 30 day extension requires no proof of financial status

I thought so. Surprising I think. 

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