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I've found most things can be paid for in Riel, but more expensive items are generally quoted in, and payment made in US dollars. However, you probably could pay in Riel, though relatively few people (especially tourists and resident expats) do.

Anyway, as other posters have stated, exchange some AUD for USD in order to pay for your visa, preferably in Thailand but there are USD ATMs located at some land border crossings as well as the international airport if you're stuck and in the case of the airport, the officials will allow you to withdraw money from an ATM located after immigration if you don't have anything to pay for your visa when you arrive.

For everything else, bring AUD to exchange into USD once you're there, otherwise make use of the ATMs which dispense USD. However, like in Thailand most ATMs will charge a surcharge, which is 5USD for ANZ ATMs, or around 4USD for most other banks. Canadia used to be free, but some reports suggest this is no longer the case.

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You can always pay in Riel in Cambodia. Though in many places the exchange rate is bad (seriously) at 4,100 Riel to the Dollar - though the majority of places exchange at 4,000 Riel to the Dollar (which is good because the official rate normally lays around 4,050 - so in theory there are tiny savings to be made by changing dollar into Riel and paying in Riel, though I can't imagine ever being bothered to do so).

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Can anyone give me clarity on this. Does my girlfriend who's coming to Siem reap with me need to pay for a visa. She's Thai national with passport.

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Yes. 100 baht for 14 days.

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Can anyone give me clarity on this. Does my girlfriend who's coming to Siem reap with me need to pay for a visa. She's Thai national with passport.

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Yes. 100 baht for 14 days.

Technically it's supposed to be free. The 100 Baht fee is unofficial and goes straight into the official's pocket.

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if she flies in it is free,

only the land borders (and not all ) will try an hit her for 100 baht

NOTE; when we drove back to Cambodia in Nov the Cambodian immigration charged my CAMBODIAN gf a 100 baht!!!

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Thais and other ASSEAN nationals get a visa exempt entry for 14 days. No visa needed unless stay will exceed 14 days.

There is no charge for the visa exempt entry, but many land borders will try to extract a bribe. Whether they do so and amount will vary with the border. If she stands firm can probably get in without paying it but the delay this will entail might not be worth it.

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Depends on which border crossing the bus goes in by. Evisa is valid at 2 border crossings: Aran/Poipet and Hat Lek/Koh Kong. As long as entering by one of thsoe two (most bus routes are via Aran/Poipet) then yes.

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Does anyone know the maximum length of time I can stay in Thailand on a triple entry tourists visa? Came in on November 16. Extended to 90 days then went to Cambodia for 5days. Back in on 16 Feb admitted till 15 April. My visa says from uk says must renter before 26 April. Does this mean I can't extend another 30 days as this will take me to 15 June. I was under the impression you could extend 3 times in a triple entry visa. Any ways round this to take me upto August when my flight is booked for. Thanks in advance.

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this is the Cambodian section but.

enter before April 26th ( when it expires)

get 60 days

extend 30 days so ur good till July 24th or so.....( give or take a day or 2)

double check the entry by date

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You are confusing visas (which allow entry into the country) with permission to stay (which is granted at the time of entry).

The dates a visa must be used by are the dates by which you have to use the visa to enter the country.

Each time you enter on a tourist visa, you will be granted a 60 day stay which can, at the discretion of the immigration Office, be extended by 30 days. This would apply to each separate entry under a multi-entry visa. So in principal, you can now extend your current permission of stay by another 30 days. However, you may face some questions from the Imm Officer about why you have been in Thailand so long given that the duration between entries was only 5 days. Basically they will be concerned that you might be trying to live and work in Thailand on a tourist visa. Showing your return ticket to the UK and explaining your tourist itinerary will help.

However, if your current permission to stay is until 15 April, you will be able to extend it only until mid May. You would then have to leave and make the third re-entry. When you say the visa says you have to re-enter by 26 April, I assume it refers to the second entry? If not - if it refers to the last re-entry - then instead of extending your current stay you should do as PhuketRichard described above and leave and make a third entry, then extend that. If you can arrange a gap between departure and entry, less chance of hassles when you request extension. They are clamping down on people using tourist visas for non-tourist purposes and prolonged back to back stays raise that suspicion.

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Thanks Sheryl and Phuket Richard. Yeh looks like it's my 3rd entry. So tourist visa is only valid for 6 months not a year? Can I get another visa to take me over August from Laos or Cambodia?

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