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We have a 60 days tourist visa, extended for another 30 days.

 

1. Can we somehow extend more when we are inside Thailand ? Couldn’t find any info.

2. If we go out the country , and try to do another 60 days visa, will there be a problem? How many times it’s allowed in a year? Is it calendar year?

 

thanks.

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2. It would be no problem to get another single entry tourist visa at a embassy or consulate.

There is no limit on how many you can get other than a limit set by the embassy or consulate that issued them.

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Thank you. Somehow I heard that there is a new limit for visa runs, I guess it’s not for a single entry right? So basically we can do it 4 times a year? ( 85 days at a time)

 

In the same subject, we talked with some school in KP they said we can get a 9 months student visa, but the cost is 6000Bhat a month.

 

are there cheaper solutions? Do I have to get the course in the same city in which I am going to live?

 

We love it here and we want to stay more, we work online.

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4 minutes ago, Rob4 said:

Thank you. Somehow I heard that there is a new limit for visa runs, I guess it’s not for a single entry right? So basically we can do it 4 times a year? ( 85 days at a time)

 

In the same subject, we talked with some school in KP they said we can get a 9 months student visa, but the cost is 6000Bhat a month.

 

are there cheaper solutions? Do I have to get the course in the same city in which I am going to live?

 

We love it here and we want to stay more, we work online.

there are a few proper long term visas for your situation.  Presumably < 50 years old, have money or means to make money.  Elite visa can be bought by just about anybody, 500k baht for 5 years, 800k baht for 10 years.  Constantly doing tourist visas and border runs method is subject to a lot of scrutiny these days.  working online is typically OK but can get you into trouble if a lot of scrutiny comes your way. 

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10 minutes ago, Rob4 said:

In the same subject, we talked with some school in KP they said we can get a 9 months student visa, but the cost is 6000Bhat a month.

No sure where KP is.

You would not get a 9 month visa from a embassy or consulate. You would first get a single entry non-ed visa that will allow a 90 day entry and then 90 day extensions at immigration  up to a total stay of 12 months including the the 90 days from the visas. The 6000 baht seems to be expensive unless that is for 2 people.

The school would have to located where your are living.

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1 hour ago, Rob4 said:

Thank you. Somehow I heard that there is a new limit for visa runs, I guess it’s not for a single entry right? So basically we can do it 4 times a year? ( 85 days at a time)

The limit for Visa-Exempt entries By Land is 2x per calendar year.  If you plan to stay longer-term in Thailand, you want to save these for cases when you are unsuccessful obtaining a new Tourist Visa.  Consulates each make up their own limits and/or qualifying rules for obtaining a Tourist Visa, and these are subject to change.  Check this forum to find out about recent changes.

 

Once you have been here most of 2x Tourist Visas in a year (just a "guess-timate" - there is no official number of days), be aware that some immigration supervisors at certain entry-points may try to prevent your entry to the country.  These border points include both Bangkok airports and the Poipet/Aranyaprathet land-border.  Some other airports may also be problematic.  There is no printed law or rule limiting "time in country" as a tourist, so the problems at those specific locations only reflect what the directors of those checkpoints want (or are being paid to want).  There appears to be no honest oversight, to ensure continuity of the rules applied (which applies to many situations regarding immigration).

 

All other land-borders are fine, provided you have a valid tourist-visa and 20K Baht worth of cash to show, if asked.  If coming back from further away, consider flying to Vientiane or Penang, entering by land, then taking a domestic flight to your final destination.

 

53 minutes ago, gk10002000 said:

In the same subject, we talked with some school in KP they said we can get a 9 months student visa, but the cost is 6000Bhat a month. 

 

are there cheaper solutions? Do I have to get the course in the same city in which I am going to live?

Up to you if attending classes regularly is preferable to getting a Visa Extension from your local immigration office (30-days added to a Tourist-Visa's 60-days) + Out for a New Visa 4x/year.   How many hours of school you must attend per-week varies by the immigration office (or district) that serves the area where you will be living / studying.

 

If you decide to go the ED route, shop around and compare prices.  Be sure to ask if the school handles your extensions for you, and if there is an "extra fee" (above and beyond tuition) for a "hassle fee extension" service (every 3 months).  In some areas, not paying that fee can result in dealing with displeased immigration officials for your extensions (you can guess why / where some of that "extra fee" goes).  This system varies by which immigration-office serves the area where you will be living / studying.

 

Also, the same rules above for entering the country with Tourist Visas applies to ED Visas / extensions.  Although you can get a re-entry permit, allowing you to leave Thailand and return without cancelling your ED visa/extension, we have seen nightmare interrogation and denial-of-entry reports from those flying back into Bangkok airports in these circumstances - so you would be wise to stick to safe land-borders, in that situation.  Entering from, for example, Vientiane to Nong Khai with your initial ED-Visa is not a problem, though it is always wise to have 20K Baht worth of cash to show, if asked, when entering the country with any Visa (asked most often at the Malaysian border).

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