Jump to content

Need advice on a Visa run to Cambodia from Thailand


Recommended Posts

Hi Everyone,

Has anyone made a visa run recently?  I need some advice.  Here's my visa situation...

I entered Thailand on a STV Visa a year ago and renewed it twice for a total of 9 months and then got two 60 day extensions. You can't convert the STV Visa to any other type of visa so I have to do a visa run in order to get a regular 30 day stamp so that I can convert that to the Retirement Visa.

My plan is to fly to Phnom Pen for a day or two and then come back.  Any thoughts on whether or not I'll have problems coming back into Thailand?  I'm afraid that applying for a visa at the Thai embassy in Phnom Pen may complicate things so I'm thing about just getting a thirty day stamp when I fly back.

I would appreciate you thoughts on this.

Thank you.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

you may have trouble entering Thailand on a visa exempt entry as you have been in Thailand for an extended stay already, if you have the 800,000 thb can you not obtain a non imm 'O' visa.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, cockneyboy said:

you may have trouble entering Thailand on a visa exempt entry as you have been in Thailand for an extended stay already, if you have the 800,000 thb can you not obtain a non imm 'O' visa.

 

Why?

 

I see no barrier to him getting the visa exempt......... he can then get converted in Thailand and do an extension from that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, Chaimai said:

Why?

I see no barrier to him getting the visa exempt......... he can then get converted in Thailand and do an extension from that.

yes he can, but only if they allow entry. your opinion differs from mine, but is no more correct

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, cockneyboy said:

yes he can, but only if they allow entry. your opinion differs from mine, but is no more correct

My opinion is more accurate because it is based on experience. Also you did not answer my question, why?  I would be fascinated to here your evidence for any possible denial of entry. I will, of course, defer to @Fazand his extensive knowledge should I be proved wrong.

 

He will have no issues with a visa exempt entry.

 

If asked about a flight out of Thailand he can then explain that he is going to visit Immigration to arrange his long stay visa/extension.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

14 hours ago, Homie said:

...

My plan is to fly to Phnom Pen for a day or two and then come back.  Any thoughts on whether or not I'll have problems coming back into Thailand?  I'm afraid that applying for a visa at the Thai embassy in Phnom Pen may complicate things so I'm thing about just getting a thirty day stamp when I fly back.

...

Remember that you will need to apply for the Thailand Pass to re-enter the country. Vaccine cert. Test and Go booking. Covid insurance.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, M.O. said:

Remember that you will need to apply for the Thailand Pass to re-enter the country. Vaccine cert. Test and Go booking. Covid insurance.

 

Hopefully, another month or two and they will drop that Thailand Pass/testing nonsense.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It has been proposed that Test and Go be cancelled from 1st May. That may or may not happen.

However, it was also mentioned that the Thailand Pass will remain in place. Covid insurance will probably remain a requirement. It is the tourist tax in disguise.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, M.O. said:

It has been proposed that Test and Go be cancelled from 1st May. That may or may not happen.

However, it was also mentioned that the Thailand Pass will remain in place. Covid insurance will probably remain a requirement. It is the tourist tax in disguise.

 

 

That I can live with....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/12/2022 at 10:00 AM, Chaimai said:

He will have no issues with a visa exempt entry.

That's a big call.

IMO the op would be best advised to obtain a tourist visa and then obtain his non O retirement at Thai immigration. 

I would not recommend returning to Thailand to enter visa exempt based on his history and planned turn around of couple of days. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, jackbendigo said:

That's a big call.

IMO the op would be best advised to obtain a tourist visa and then obtain his non O retirement at Thai immigration. 

I would not recommend returning to Thailand to enter visa exempt based on his history and planned turn around of couple of days. 

 

2
 
30-day Visa Entries Now Limited to 2
Foreigners under the Visa Exemption List who are entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted 30-day visa exemption stamp TWO times per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Chaimai said:
2
 
30-day Visa Entries Now Limited to 2
Foreigners under the Visa Exemption List who are entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted 30-day visa exemption stamp TWO times per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

OP wanna fly

Link to comment
Share on other sites

41 minutes ago, Faz said:

No 'official' limit of 30 day VE entries by air.

That is why I wrote "Op wanna fly",  entering Thailand via border posts is crossing land borders

Link to comment
Share on other sites

20 minutes ago, Guest1 said:

That is why I wrote "Op wanna fly",  entering Thailand via border posts is crossing land borders

OP gotta fly, land borders closed. 😉

Link to comment
Share on other sites

11 minutes ago, Faz said:

OP gotta fly, land borders closed. 😉

yes, and this is for land border crossings. 🤨 So totally irrelevant!

30-day Visa Entries Now Limited to 2

Foreigners under the Visa Exemption List who are entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia ..."

Following logic, nothing more of a comment was needed, as "OPwanna fly"

But Malaysia Land borders are open, so at time it could be of interest for people in the south and wanna visa run/come in from Malaysia.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/12/2022 at 10:00 AM, Chaimai said:

He will have no issues with a visa exempt entry.

very bold know it all statement,

there is one recent report of a Uk passport holder having to 'buy' a visa exempt entry

Link to comment
Share on other sites

24 minutes ago, cockneyboy said:

very bold know it all statement,

there is one recent report of a Uk passport holder having to 'buy' a visa exempt entry

....when flying from Phnom Penh?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 hours ago, Chaimai said:
2
 
30-day Visa Entries Now Limited to 2
Foreigners under the Visa Exemption List who are entering Thailand via border posts at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Malaysia without securing a prior visa will now be granted 30-day visa exemption stamp TWO times per calendar year, from January 1 to December 31.

What is your point.

Entry via land borders has been limit of 2 per calendar year for some time.

Borders are currently closed.

I won't even reply to the post from another chap that Malaysia land border is open. Nup. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Malaysia-Thai land border IS open. Travellers must be fully vaccinated. Malaysia considers full vaccination to include a booster. However, entering Thailand requires the infamous Thailand Pass. Entry into Malaysia much easier. Even quarantine has been scrapped. 

Edited by M.O.
Correction
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Chaimai said:

....when flying from Phnom Penh?

The account the poster was relating was from entry visa exempt from UK after having been here in Thailand for previous year + on various visa and covid extensions.

To me his story was sus with regards to bribe got him in. Regardless there currently not many reports of entry visa exempt via air with previous long stay in Thailand. Most folk going to eg Phnom Penh are obtaining a visa and reenter no problem.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, M.O. said:

Malaysia-Thai land border IS open.

Which crossing. 

I'm unaware of land border allowing entry from Malaysia. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

On 4/11/2022 at 7:31 PM, Homie said:

  I'm afraid that applying for a visa at the Thai embassy in Phnom Pen may complicate things so I'm thing about just getting a thirty day stamp when I fly back

In the past many folk used agent to assist with tourist visa application in Phnom Penh. There are current reports of obtaining tv without agent and has been a straightforward process. It can take few days.

As I have earlier suggested in your thread....I think obtaining a TV is best option rather than return visa exempt after couple of days. Too risky. 

Edited by jackbendigo
  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 minutes ago, M.O. said:

Sadao-Danok

Note that non Malaysians will need insurance (as for Thailand entry).

Can you direct us to report of entry from Malaysia at land border. Or link. Where do they do first night hotel for TP. 

Edited by jackbendigo
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Join Thaiger Talk Today!

    Sign up in 30 seconds and join the discussion on everything Thailand!

  • Latest Posts

    1. 2

      News Forum - Friends assault teenager, anger over harmless message to Thai ex

    2. 4

      News Forum - Elderly woman abducted and sexually assaulted by drug addict

    3. 4

      News Forum - Monk arrested for sexually assulting seven year old niece

    4. 0

      Thaiger Talk Quiz #266 - Which year did it open?

    5. 57

      News Forum - Thailand ranks 32nd globally for Muslim travel

  • New Topics

  • Tell a friend

    Love Thaiger Talk? Tell a friend!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By posting on Thaiger Talk you agree to the Terms of Use