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Well it pretty hard to believe that this would not have been asked a million times but do you reckon I can find anything recent on it!

 

So basically I'm just wanting to cross the border to cancel my OA Visa and get a stamp for 30 days visa exempt. 

 

Never done a Visa run before and probably after just company recommendations. But as I have discovered you never know what information will come to light to change your thinking, so feel free to share.

 

Oh and there seems to be some slightly contradictory information so can somebody confirm that as an Australian citizen I will get a 30-day Visa free enduring by land?

 

Cheers in advance.

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Yes you can get a visa exempt, assuming you haven't got a re entry permit on the OA.

 

I've used Maneerat a lot, they use a company that has 4 buses that go to Ban Pakard daily and are well organised and good drivers. 2300 baht. Book early.

 

maneerat 
Pattaya 13/2, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
081 863 0320
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2 hours ago, scubascuba3 said:

Yes you can get a visa exempt, assuming you haven't got a re entry permit on the OA.

An O-A is a multiple entry if still valid, so need to say expired and no re-entry Permit on last Permission to Stay. 

If the OP actually has an Extension on an O-A Visa yes.

Australians can get Visa Exempt 30 day entries at airports and land borders. 

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1 hour ago, jacko45k said:

An O-A is a multiple entry if still valid, so need to say expired and no re-entry Permit on last Permission to Stay. 

If the OP actually has an Extension on an O-A Visa yes. 

Yes sorry currently on an OA Extension with no re-entry permit. 

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visa run patts to cambo was a major headache. there is some service out of the victorian hotel on soi 6 but its expensive and takes hours on a minivan. just heresay, did not try it. rep there was a bit.ch, so just walked out.

 

another van service at some irish bar in town. could not book when i walked in (rep out) so never went back.

 

i usually just goto bkk and fly from there, but im not in a hurry.

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Be clear if you want just a fast day return with border crossings (note that you MUST also enter Camb and get that visa, then re-enter TH) or are adventurous enough to do it by yourself the leasurely way.

Assuming the 1st (most tipical for those who never leave PTY) just make the gamble, you have no precious exp. so cannot compare. ANY van/company, whatever they promise, will fill up their van to the limit, if not enough visarunners that day, then with whoever wants to go there. It wont be just the tipical beerswilling single men/mates looking desperate and totally uncomfortable without their sheila´s.  Most of those vans/staff will take care of the passpt and enter/leave Camb. for you without you doing the footwork.

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have you looked at flying from utapao to Kuala lumpur or HCMC, better than almost 7/8 hours on a minibus

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On 2/26/2020 at 9:43 PM, scubascuba3 said:

Yes you can get a visa exempt, assuming you haven't got a re entry permit on the OA.

 

I've used Maneerat a lot, they use a company that has 4 buses that go to Ban Pakard daily and are well organised and good drivers. 2300 baht. Book early.

 

I seriously doubt they have 4 vans going at the moment (if ever?)

 

The Border Run business is very quiet.

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22 hours ago, fhickson said:

visa run patts to cambo was a major headache. there is some service out of the victorian hotel on soi 6 but its expensive and takes hours on a minivan. just heresay, did not try it. rep there was a bit.ch, so just walked out.

It is the Queen Vic. on Soi 6 that 1st Class Visa Runs work out of.

 

Their Border Run to Pong Nam Ron is 2800 baht which probably is a little higher than the average, but it does include a breakfast (of sorts) and meal on your return, and IMO they have the best Minibus of all of them, which has 6 single comfortable seats ( plus one up front with the driver if you so wish)

 

They leave from the Queen Vic. at 6.45am (no going around various hotels picking passengers up) and with two short stops at Service Station to stretch the legs, you are back at the Queen Vic. around 2.30pm.

 

And both the girls that work there, are pleasant and very helpful.

 

IMHO

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Nick with NDTVi used 1st Class  Visa Runs (Queen Victoria Hotel Soi  6/1) for a Laos visa run.  His video should help you with Cambodia.  A visa run company in Bangkok canceled a Cambodia trip at the last minute when they couldn't get enough customers, so have a plan B and C.

 

(Start video at 2 min. mark)


http://www.1stclassvisaruns.com

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6 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

It is the Queen Vic. on Soi 6 that 1st Class Visa Runs work out of.

 

Their Border Run to Pong Nam Ron is 2800 baht which probably is a little higher than the average, but it does include a breakfast (of sorts) and meal on your return, and IMO they have the best Minibus of all of them, which has 6 single comfortable seats ( plus one up front with the driver if you so wish)

 

They leave from the Queen Vic. at 6.45am (no going around various hotels picking passengers up) and with two short stops at Service Station to stretch the legs, you are back at the Queen Vic. around 2.30pm.

 

And both the girls that work there, are pleasant and very helpful.

 

IMHO

Boy prices have gone up......Last time I went I payed 1,900.....But this was years ago...

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6 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

I seriously doubt they have 4 vans going at the moment (if ever?)

 

The Border Run business is very quiet.

When I've been going there has been up to 4 vans with the same boss. What's your recent actual experience?...

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7 hours ago, TaaSaparot said:

It is the Queen Vic. on Soi 6 that 1st Class Visa Runs work out of.

 

Their Border Run to Pong Nam Ron is 2800 baht which probably is a little higher than the average, but it does include a breakfast (of sorts) and meal on your return, and IMO they have the best Minibus of all of them, which has 6 single comfortable seats ( plus one up front with the driver if you so wish)

 

They leave from the Queen Vic. at 6.45am (no going around various hotels picking passengers up) and with two short stops at Service Station to stretch the legs, you are back at the Queen Vic. around 2.30pm.

 

And both the girls that work there, are pleasant and very helpful.

 

IMHO

Overrated and more expensive for nothing worthwhile. i used them twice and switched to the company in post #2. Drivers have been better than the Queen Vic driver who was going for a PB and managed to get a punchure because he was driving too fast etc

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8 hours ago, steve187 said:

have you looked at flying from utapao to Kuala lumpur or HCMC, better than almost 7/8 hours on a minibus

Yes I have considered flying out of the country but that is not without its pain in the a@#$ qualities and of course this way I will get to see a little bit of the countryside! 

 

 

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53 minutes ago, 1 said:

Yes I have considered flying out of the country but that is not without its pain in the a@#$ qualities and of course this way I will get to see a little bit of the countryside! 

 

 

when i was on a multi entry 'O' visa i used to drive myself to pong nam ron Cambodia or ban phu nam ron Myanmar, so no rush or mad drivers to contend with, i would never use minibus, they are just death traps. but horses for courses.

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