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I am flying in from the USA. I get the typical 30 day visa exempt upon arrival at BKK. I literally leave my return open ended on my EVA ticket. If I later make a side trip to Cambodia, when can I re-enter Thailand by land and get another visa exempt stamp? I hear that immediate exit and return turna-arounds are not being allowed, so what is being allowed? Has anybody gotten a visa exempt stamp at a border crossing at any time recently?

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u cant using Poi Pet or Palin,

O'smach ( north of Siem Rep , South of Surin) and hat lek ( west of Koh Kong, east of Trat) are still ok

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According to Thai Visa Services G7 will get 3 visa exempt stamps at Ban Laem. They offer a good service going early morning and returning same afternoon.

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You can get a 30 day extension of your visa exempt entry at an immigration office for a fee of 1900 baht.

Not sure about Poi Pet yet. Ban Pakard and Ban Laem will allow out/in visa exempt crossing if you have not exceed a limit of 90 days on visa exempt entries in a calendar yea.

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You can get a 30 day extension of your visa exempt entry at an immigration office for a fee of 1900 baht.

Not sure about Poi Pet yet. Ban Pakard and Ban Laem will allow out/in visa exempt crossing if you have not exceed a limit of 90 days on visa exempt entries in a calendar yea.

Joe

Any official word on this 90 day limit on visa exempt entries?

Will any refusal of entry be formally recorded in passports?

Does this apply to all entry points to the Kingdom?

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You can get a 30 day extension of your visa exempt entry at an immigration office for a fee of 1900 baht.

Not sure about Poi Pet yet. Ban Pakard and Ban Laem will allow out/in visa exempt crossing if you have not exceed a limit of 90 days on visa exempt entries in a calendar yea.

Joe

Any official word on this 90 day limit on visa exempt entries?

Will any refusal of entry be formally recorded in passports?

Does this apply to all entry points to the Kingdom?

The requirement has been set by immigration division 3 from info I have gotten. I it only covers the 4 southern Cambodia and Khachaturian crossings that are in their area of responsibility

More info on the rules is here on http://www.thaivisaservice.com/ website..

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You can get a 30 day extension of your visa exempt entry at an immigration office for a fee of 1900 baht.

Not sure about Poi Pet yet. Ban Pakard and Ban Laem will allow out/in visa exempt crossing if you have not exceed a limit of 90 days on visa exempt entries in a calendar yea.

Joe

Any official word on this 90 day limit on visa exempt entries?

Will any refusal of entry be formally recorded in passports?

Does this apply to all entry points to the Kingdom?

The requirement has been set by immigration division 3 from info I have gotten. I it only covers the 4 southern Cambodia and Khachaturian crossings that are in their area of responsibility

More info on the rules is here on http://www.thaivisaservice.com/ website..

Thanks I had seen that but it makes no reference to Immigration Div 3 or any other official source for their statement.

I accept that "thaivisaservice" service has,in the past been proven to provide reliable information.

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Reports suggest the 30-day visa exempt border runs are back on at all border crossings.

Some are suggesting they are now limited to 3x a calendar year, i.e. 90 days.

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Reports suggest the 30-day visa exempt border runs are back on at all border crossings.

Some are suggesting they are now limited to 3x a calendar year, i.e. 90 days.

As far as I know the 90 days is only for the crossings that were not allowing them at for a while.

It seems the Lao crossings are not putting the restrictions in place for Laotians or anybody else.

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Joe

I remain puzzled by this alleged restriction on visa exempt entries which are said to affect only a few land border crossings.

This "restriction" does not seem to accord with the Immigration Act so how can it be put in place and under whose authority.?

I realise I may be asking the unanswerable but would welcome your view(s)

http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en/doc/Immigration_Act.pdf

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Joe

I remain puzzled by this alleged restriction on visa exempt entries which are said to affect only a few land border crossings.

This "restriction" does not seem to accord with the Immigration Act so how can it be put in place and under whose authority.?

I realise I may be asking the unanswerable but would welcome your view(s)

http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en/doc/Immigration_Act.pdf

There is no mention of visa exempt entries in the immigration act. They were created by a ministerial regulation done a lot of years ago.

I don't think it effects tourists that leave that leave the county for a period of time and then re-enter. It is only meant for serial border runners going for out/in visa exempt entries at the crossing I mentioned.

Authority? Perhaps article 44 of the interim constitution.

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Joe

I remain puzzled by this alleged restriction on visa exempt entries which are said to affect only a few land border crossings.

This "restriction" does not seem to accord with the Immigration Act so how can it be put in place and under whose authority.?

I realise I may be asking the unanswerable but would welcome your view(s)

http://www.immigration.go.th/nov2004/en/doc/Immigration_Act.pdf

There is no mention of visa exempt entries in the immigration act. They were created by a ministerial regulation done a lot of years ago.

I don't think it effects tourists that leave that leave the county for a period of time and then re-enter. It is only meant for serial border runners going for out/in visa exempt entries at the crossing I mentioned.

Authority? Perhaps article 44 of the interim constitution.

Thankyou

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Reports suggest the 30-day visa exempt border runs are back on at all border crossings.

Some are suggesting they are now limited to 3x a calendar year, i.e. 90 days.

As far as I know the 90 days is only for the crossings that were not allowing them at for a while.

It seems the Lao crossings are not putting the restrictions in place for Laotians or anybody else.

Yes, but this (if confirmed and enforced) will have serious effects on Laotians who do monthly border runs from Pattaya to Cambodia, in order to stay "legal".

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Reports suggest the 30-day visa exempt border runs are back on at all border crossings.

Some are suggesting they are now limited to 3x a calendar year, i.e. 90 days.

As far as I know the 90 days is only for the crossings that were not allowing them at for a while.

It seems the Lao crossings are not putting the restrictions in place for Laotians or anybody else.

Yes, but this (if confirmed and enforced) will have serious effects on Laotians who do monthly border runs from Pattaya to Cambodia, in order to stay "legal".

Do the visa exempt entries obtained by Laotians allow them to legally work?

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Reports suggest the 30-day visa exempt border runs are back on at all border crossings.

Some are suggesting they are now limited to 3x a calendar year, i.e. 90 days.

As far as I know the 90 days is only for the crossings that were not allowing them at for a while.

It seems the Lao crossings are not putting the restrictions in place for Laotians or anybody else.

Yes, but this (if confirmed and enforced) will have serious effects on Laotians who do monthly border runs from Pattaya to Cambodia, in order to stay "legal".

Do the visa exempt entries obtained by Laotians allow them to legally work?

No.

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