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
Same here - in over thirty years the nearest I have had to trouble with immigration was once having to invent what hotel I would be staying at when I was only actually only in transit for three or four hours (not checked through, so had to go through immigration to collect my bag and check in for the next flight).
What, do you mean the US? Thailand is no worse than most other destinations and certainly better than the US, where everyone is treated like a potential terrorist, or the UK, which is just an inefficient shambles. I have never had any trouble with Thai immigration processing at BKK.