What If I Cannot Get An Extension Of Stay ?
Posted 06 April 2016 - 10:04
What if I hit the worst case scenario? My visa extension runs out on 9 April and I will need to do something by that time and there will be a lot to do between now and then. What can I do? I have to figure this out quick. What I really want is to go to a nearby country and get a visa for Thailand. A country that has visa on arrival or doesn't require visa for US citizens.
If I leave the country for a week or so can I get back in for 30 days? I bet not. It seems that I remember going to Vietnam a few years ago and I think I had to stay for 15 days to get back into TLand for 30 days. Does that sound right?
Where is the best place for an American to get a proper visa for Thailand in SE Asia?? Phenom Pen? Saigon? Manila? Other?
I've never been to the Phillipines so that would be interesting, but I don't want to stay in Manila very long.
What would you do if you were in my position??
I will do some searches too, but the time is short. If I can hear some definitive answers it would be most helpful.
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This is from The Nation in 2014 after the current government took over:
"From August 13, 2014 people will not be able to re-enter the country, regardless of their choice of transport.
Those on a visa run who are allowed back in will find an "O-I" (Out-In) mark next to their latest stamp marking entry. From August 13, nobody with an O-I sign on their passport will be allowed to re-enter Thailand if they cannot produce a proper visa."
Is this all in effect at this time?
Posted 06 April 2016 - 11:52
Single Entry Tourist Visa
If the above options aren't going to work for you, then you need to get a Thai tourist visa. The traditional type of tourist visa is valid for 60 days and can be extended for a further 30 days once you are in-country, giving you a 90-day stay all up. It costs around US$30 and is a single-entry visa. It's valid from date of entry, so the 60-day clock starts ticking on the day you enter Thailand. The visa becomes void if you do not enter Thailand within 90 days from the date of issue.
Single-entry tourist visas can be applied for at virtually any Thai embassy or consulate worldwide; options within Southeast Asia include: Vientiane, Savannakhet, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kelantan, Singapore, Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Yangon, Jakarta, Denpasar (Bali), Manila and Cebu City. It generally takes two business days to apply for and receive a single-entry tourist visa.
Posted 06 April 2016 - 12:14
Posted 06 April 2016 - 16:39
Visa process pretty easy there?
Posted 06 April 2016 - 21:18
Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:43
2. Penang is a nice place
3. I think the air quality will be OK, it is only April
4. I never found a Soi Cowboy in Penang, so for the fun part, YMMV
Jim Morrison (The Doors): "Well...yes...sometimes."
Posted 07 April 2016 - 04:06
Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:17
Georgetown is also fantastic if you like Indian food. There is a small nightlife, short time style. It's fairly obvious. (Suspicious looking "hotels" with lots of Chinese girls sitting in the lobby.) Georgetown has sort of a British colonial to it even today. Fun for a couple of days. I've been there 5 or 6 times, the first visit in 1974. It's grown a lot since then, but is still easy to get around in.
Penang is the only Malaysian province with an non-Malay non-Muslim majority, and that pisses off the Malaysian Islamists.
Cheap flight on Air Asia. I've always stayed at an old style hotel for under 1,000 baht a night.
Posted 07 April 2016 - 06:59
Posted 07 April 2016 - 12:05
Best if you get one who's enthusiastic with her "Me no Ali Baba you!"
Shit Happens In Thailand. It's a recursive acronym.
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