Phil is Dangerous , Difficult, Done I reckon. Had a wonderful Phil Girl but couldn’t stand the place.
All types of Thai Visa are more difficult these days. Your 30 day Visa Exempt is Extendable to 45 Days.
Then a quick weekend or one day visa run flight to say Penang gives another 45 days. Might be easier there than in West to also do a 60-90 day Tourist Visa over that weekend at Thai Consulate ?
Within Thailand and having to deal with Immigration Police (as a Non-O) I have never received anything but helpful advice and friendly ser vice.
The only trouble I have on entry at Suvarnabhumi is the cattle yard waiting for processing through the immigration kiosks. What should be fully manned on recognised times and half of them are empty.
I am considering my next entry Opting for the bribe and going VIP complete with golf buggy