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I want to spend four months in Thailand this winter.

I had a room but due to Covid  the contract has expired.

My landlady (lovely lady) is Thai and has no communication skills.

So my question is for suggestions for my stay without proof of accommodation (for visa) and no TM30 (for extension).

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2 x 45 day visa exempt entries and 1x 30 day extension will give you 120 days, stay a couple of days in the nearby country where you do the border bounce and your good to go. you may need a flight out with 30 days of arrival to keep airline happy. a night in a hotel that will do a tm30 registration to keep immigration happy for the extension.

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10 minutes ago, steve187 said:

2 x 45 day visa exempt entries and 1x 30 day extension will give you 120 days, stay a couple of days in the nearby country where you do the border bounce and your good to go. you may need a flight out with 30 days of arrival to keep airline happy. a night in a hotel that will do a tm30 registration to keep immigration happy for the extension.

When is 45 day visa exempt starting?

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18 hours ago, freedomnow said:

Booking.com just need 3-4 days reserved for visa.

 

 

 

For visa you require booking for the duration of your stay.

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7 minutes ago, Alidiver said:

For visa you require booking for the duration of your stay.

As already pointed out...with visa exempt going to 45 days on Oct 1. 

Enter visa exempt via air followed by border bounce for second visa exempt entry and one 30 day extension.

Equals 4 months.

Check the threads regarding options for onward flight for your first entry.

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1 hour ago, Alidiver said:

For visa you require booking for the duration of your stay.

I see.

That is why I booked 3 days and got an METV visa.

 

Thanks for the info.

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2 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

As already pointed out...with visa exempt going to 45 days on Oct 1. 

Enter visa exempt via air followed by border bounce for second visa exempt entry and one 30 day extension.

Equals 4 months.

What he said.

 

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4 hours ago, freedomnow said:

I see.

That is why I booked 3 days and got an METV visa.

 

Thanks for the info.

Really? that's contrary to everything on the RTE London website.

Was it London? Was it recent? If so, that's my answer.

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22 minutes ago, Alidiver said:

Really? that's contrary to everything on the RTE London website.

Was it London? Was it recent? If so, that's my answer.

Recent - yes.

London - yes.

 

However they look at the totality of information provided.

I did show far in excess of £5k in the bank - but honestly, I have no idea what criteria they use to churn out a visa...

 

SETV should be much easier to get than METV.

 

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On 9/13/2022 at 7:04 AM, steve187 said:

2 x 45 day visa exempt entries and 1x 30 day extension will give you 120 days, stay a couple of days in the nearby country where you do the border bounce and your good to go. you may need a flight out with 30 days of arrival to keep airline happy. a night in a hotel that will do a tm30 registration to keep immigration happy for the extension.

I intend to do the same except 5-6 months. It is better to do multiple visa exempt entries (3X45) and one 30 days extension or or 2 times (45+30)?

i don’t mind spending 3-4 days in a nearby country prior to re-enter Thailand.

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2 hours ago, DanielFR said:

I intend to do the same except 5-6 months. It is better to do multiple visa exempt entries (3X45) and one 30 days extension or or 2 times (45+30)?

i don’t mind spending 3-4 days in a nearby country prior to re-enter Thailand.

Your first entry via air visa exempt gives you 45 + extension+ border bounce visa exempt is another 45 + extension.

Equal 5 months and only one border bounce. 

Leaves you with option for longer stay if required. 

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On 9/15/2022 at 8:17 AM, DrJack54 said:

Your first entry via air visa exempt gives you 45 + extension+ border bounce visa exempt is another 45 + extension.

Equal 5 months and only one border bounce. 

Leaves you with option for longer stay if required. 

I arrived October 14, I intend to extend for 30 days, then do a border run.
 

First question, when can I go regarding the extension, after how many weeks? Do you have link to download the forms ? 
 

Second, since it was more difficult to do a border bounce from Hua Hin, I intend to be in BKK, which option would be the simplest and the most sure to be a successful re-entry?


Time/money is not the issue, assuring re-entry is.

 

thanks in advance for your help. 

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20 minutes ago, DanielFR said:

I arrived October 14, I intend to extend for 30 days, then do a border run.
 

First question, when can I go regarding the extension, after how many weeks? Do you have link to download the forms ? 
 

Second, since it was more difficult to do a border bounce from Hua Hin, I intend to be in BKK, which option would be the simplest and the most sure to be a successful re-entry?


Time/money is not the issue, assuring re-entry is.

 

thanks in advance for your help. 

Most folk apply for extension couple of weeks prior to expiry on stamp.

Can be done up till expiry date but not good idea.

You require a TM7 form with photo.

Most likely also a TM30.

 

Your choice of border bounce from Bangkok is also down to personal preference.

Personally I don't like vans and buses. 

 

One obscure option would be flight to Udon Thani (cheap) and one hour (straight road) to Nong Khai.

That is a good crossing.

I also like to stay at Udon Thani bar area (cheap accom) but all that is just personal choice. 

 

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On 9/13/2022 at 5:35 PM, Alidiver said:

My landlady (lovely lady) is Thai and has no communication skills.

marry her and get marriage visa.  400,000 baht I think.

 

no communication skills?  not even in Thai?   hahahahaha.     definitely marriage material

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25 minutes ago, Iamfalang said:

marry her and get marriage visa.  400,000 baht I think.

 

no communication skills?  not even in Thai?   hahahahaha.     definitely marriage material

Does she have a sister?

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22 hours ago, DrJack54 said:

Most folk apply for extension couple of weeks prior to expiry on stamp.

Can be done up till expiry date but not good idea.

You require a TM7 form with photo.

Most likely also a TM30.

 

Your choice of border bounce from Bangkok is also down to personal preference.

Personally I don't like vans and buses. 

 

One obscure option would be flight to Udon Thani (cheap) and one hour (straight road) to Nong Khai.

That is a good crossing.

I also like to stay at Udon Thani bar area (cheap accom) but all that is just personal choice. 

 

Thank you Dr Jack for your response. Can you clarify obscure reason?  
 

Secondly, travelling to Nong Khao by taxi? 
 

Where is the Udon Thani bar area ? I would not mind staying a few days to explore. 
 

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20 minutes ago, DanielFR said:

Thank you Dr Jack for your response. Can you clarify obscure reason?  
 

Secondly, travelling to Nong Khao by taxi? 
 

Where is the Udon Thani bar area ? I would not mind staying a few days to explore. 
 

I stated "obscure option" meaning it certainly wouldn't be a common suggestion.

 

The taxi to Nong Khai is from airport. However cheaper option would be by minivan.

Previously I would fly most often with AirAsia from DMK.

That airline not necessarily the cheapest now. 

 

Mini vans run from central plaza and sometimes from airport.

It's one hour and a straight flat drive.

 

As for bar area if you Google "Top Mansion hotel" that is located in the bar street. Many good cheap hotels there..

 

There is one set of bars known as "Day Night" same street. 

 

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

I stated "obscure option" meaning it certainly wouldn't be a common suggestion.

 

The taxi to Nong Khai is from airport. However cheaper option would be by minivan.

Previously I would fly most often with AirAsia from DMK.

That airline not necessarily the cheapest now. 

 

Mini vans run from central plaza and sometimes from airport.

It's one hour and a straight flat drive.

 

As for bar area if you Google "Top Mansion hotel" that is located in the bar street. Many good cheap hotels there..

 

There is one set of bars known as "Day Night" same street. 

 

Thanks for the clarification Dr Jack. One last question. Once the re-entry is done; you can pre-arrange the transportation back to hotel or simply take a taxi waiting around?

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42 minutes ago, DanielFR said:

Once the re-entry is done; you can pre-arrange the transportation back to hotel or simply take a taxi waiting around?

There are mini buses on Nong Khai side that run to airport and Udon Thani.

 

Hopefully if someone has recently done that border bounce can give updated information.

PM sent. 

 

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45 minutes ago, DanielFR said:

Thanks for the clarification Dr Jack. One last question. Once the re-entry is done; you can pre-arrange the transportation back to hotel or simply take a taxi waiting around?

If planning to stay Udon Thani, you could go there first, take train to Nong Khai and tuk tuk to the border, about 10 minutes, come back to Udon the same way.

Unlike many Thai stations Udon Thani is right in the middle and not far from the airport.

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