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Good news for holders of UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy

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Must be the first positive change in the visa law in ages. I hope other countries will follw as I'm not a citizen of any of the mentioned above...

They do not make changes in the immigration laws for our view on them but for what they think is in the best entrest of Thailand. Lets just hope the folks who work and live here on border runs will not abuse this new change but probably wishful thinking on my part. So eventually look for a change back to 15 days down the road.

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So now for some the annual visa cost to remain in Thailand is the cost of 12 visas to Laos or some other exit/entry point?

Depending where you live! But a second class sleeper return ticket to the Malaysian border from Bangkok would cost you under Bt1500. So lets say about Bt16,000 a year works out a lot cheaper than an education visa and a lot less hassle. No visits to immigration, no more 90 day reports and you can pick up a bottle of duty free booze on the way back!

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Was just about to book a 8000THB airline ticket for next month visa via Chiang Mai - Hong Kong but now have just saved 6000THB thank you so much Thaivisa team ...

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Any idea when this comes in to effect?

It is already in effect, as confirmed by several reports from members.

Problem is, this being Thailand, some Immigration offices might decide they do not want to implement this new rule. You know the some will, some won't mentality.

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Without trying to burst bubbles or dampen spirits, when they rewrite the police order you want to hope that they don't include restrictions of how many crossings will be allowed before being refused.

Just thinking ahead.......................wink.png

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was surprised yesterday on border crossing ...

1. overstayed 4 days, so paid that fee

2. lady at the counter tells me and my wife , we got 30 days now to stay...

I say wow, maybe 30 days cause its the last border run we are allowed to do (its our fourth).
We think she is joking too, but then we actually get 30 days...

Now reading this makes sense!

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What does it mean "to land borders"?

Arriving a land border by road transport or rail.

Or on feet.-w00t.gif

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Confirmed 30 day land crossing at Chong Chom Border Crossing.

I have just had it confirmed by Kap Choeng Immigration that the nationals of UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy get a visa exempt entry of 30 days at the Chong Chom Border Crossing. BTW Unlimited entries.
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I wonder how many times you can get 30 days before they say No More! Go Home! The next move would be to stop the 90 day reporting as it serves no useful purpose at all.

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Ha, finally a bit of positive change on this old-world game of border crossings as opposed to the more rational (is there a word for that in Thai, I doubt it) idea of simply going to an office and paying a fee. My non-B has just expired and I was about to organise my every-two-weeks trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. Now.... getting 30 days like 5 years ago, GREAT NEWS! However, I recall that the one good thing about the 14-day "walk" rule was that it was unlimited, whereas the old 30 day walk had a limit to it, either 2x or 3x. I would appreciate any news on how many times one can use the 30 day visa... it may be limited again.

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So what does Thailand get in return for this gracious act.

Is it now easier for me to get a Visa for my wife to the states?

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Ha, finally a bit of positive change on this old-world game of border crossings as opposed to the more rational (is there a word for that in Thai, I doubt it) idea of simply going to an office and paying a fee. My non-B has just expired and I was about to organise my every-two-weeks trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. Now.... getting 30 days like 5 years ago, GREAT NEWS! However, I recall that the one good thing about the 14-day "walk" rule was that it was unlimited, whereas the old 30 day walk had a limit to it, either 2x or 3x. I would appreciate any news on how many times one can use the 30 day visa... it may be limited again.

According to several posters it is unlimited.

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Ha, finally a bit of positive change on this old-world game of border crossings as opposed to the more rational (is there a word for that in Thai, I doubt it) idea of simply going to an office and paying a fee. My non-B has just expired and I was about to organise my every-two-weeks trip from Chiang Mai to Mae Sai. Now.... getting 30 days like 5 years ago, GREAT NEWS! However, I recall that the one good thing about the 14-day "walk" rule was that it was unlimited, whereas the old 30 day walk had a limit to it, either 2x or 3x. I would appreciate any news on how many times one can use the 30 day visa... it may be limited again.

Confirmed 30 day land crossing at Chong Chom Border Crossing.

I have just had it confirmed by Kap Choeng Immigration that the nationals of UK, USA, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and Italy get a visa exempt entry of 30 days at the Chong Chom Border Crossing. BTW Unlimited entries.

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Any idea when this comes in to effect?

since November 1, 2013 given 30 days at land borders instead of previously only 15 days.

Read the article, it's only one line.

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