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My TR visa is running out and I'm planning on doing a visa run. I spent a good part of 2021 and 2022 on Covid stamps and the immigration took a note of that saying I can't enter Thailand on visa exempt anymore. But what about entering on a TR visa 2 consecutive times. What are the chances of getting denied entry? Thanks!

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With a tourist visa should have no issues.

 

Where would you be planning to obtain the tourist visa and will you reentry via land or air. 

 

You mention that your tourist visa is soon to expire soon.

Assume that you are aware you can make 2 visa exempt entries via land per calendar year.

That shortly will give 45 day stay that can be extended by 30.

Why not do a border bounce. 

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22 minutes ago, DrJack54 said:

With a tourist visa should have no issues.

 

Where would you be planning to obtain the tourist visa and will you reentry via land or air. 

 

You mention that your tourist visa is soon to expire soon.

Assume that you are aware you can make 2 visa exempt entries via land per calendar year.

That shortly will give 45 day stay that can be extended by 30.

Why not do a border bounce. 

The plan is to get the visa in Phnom Penh and fly back. Samui being the entry point (apparently they’re not as strict as BKK). 

 

I don’t want to do a border bounce because when I tried doing it last time back in May, the immigration officer warned me that next time I’ll be denied entry unless I have a valid visa. Reason is my previous stay was over 4 months on Covid stamps.

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7 minutes ago, Sergach said:

The plan is to get the visa in Phnom Penh and fly back. Samui being the entry point (apparently they’re not as strict as BKK). 

 

I don’t want to do a border bounce because when I tried doing it last time back in May, the immigration officer warned me that next time I’ll be denied entry unless I have a valid visa. Reason is my previous stay was over 4 months on Covid stamps.

What border crossing did you use last time ?

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15 minutes ago, Sergach said:

The plan is to get the visa in Phnom Penh and fly back. Samui being the entry point (apparently they’re not as strict as BKK). 

 

I don’t want to do a border bounce because when I tried doing it last time back in May, the immigration officer warned me that next time I’ll be denied entry unless I have a valid visa. Reason is my previous stay was over 4 months on Covid stamps.

The immigration officer at border was a dill.

Which border BTW.

 

As for tourist visa from Phnom Penh, I assume this is your first from there.

PP (pre covid) were sometimes rejecting second/third applications.

Issue is the visa was stuck into pp with big VOID stamp.

 

Not sure about flights from Samui (Bangkok airlines) to Saigon but that's a good place for tourist visa. 

Edit: just checked flights. Nothing direct from Samui to Saigon. Forget that idea. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Sergach said:

BKK

He meant which land  border gave you a hard time. 

 

If you meant was given hard time by io at BKK airport then yes...you were lucky not to be refused entry.

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1 hour ago, DrJack54 said:

The immigration officer at border was a dill.

Which border BTW.

 

As for tourist visa from Phnom Penh, I assume this is your first from there.

PP (pre covid) were sometimes rejecting second/third applications.

Issue is the visa was stuck into pp with big VOID stamp.

 

Not sure about flights from Samui (Bangkok airlines) to Saigon but that's a good place for tourist visa. 

Edit: just checked flights. Nothing direct from Samui to Saigon. Forget that idea. 

 

 

That’s ok. I can fly back to Samui via Singapore.
 

How’s Vientiane for tourist visa, do you know? Better than Phnom Penh?

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9 minutes ago, Sergach said:

How’s Vientiane for tourist visa, do you know? Better than Phnom Penh?

Better than reports done in the past. Another advantage is you can do it overland.

Fly to Udon Thani and then a van to the bridge in Nong Khai.

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Hello,

 

Will it still be as easy to get a tourist visa at The Thai Consulate in Savannakhet,

Laos, as it used to be? Do you need to book an appointment to apply for one

there like you have to in Vientiane? Ordo you need to show an onward ticket,

a booking confirmation of your hotel room or bank statement for 20kB per

person?

 

Thank you in advance.

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12 minutes ago, Saigon said:

Will it still be as easy to get a tourist visa at The Thai Consulate in Savannakhet,

Laos, as it used to be? Do you need to book an appointment to apply for one

there like you have to in Vientiane? Ordo you need to show an onward ticket,

a booking confirmation of your hotel room or bank statement for 20kB per

person?

No need for a appointment.

No need for a onward ticket or proof of a hotel reservation.

Bank statement showing at least 20k baht in the account for the person doing the application.

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Thank you for your info, ubonjoe,

 

As for the bank statement, how long should you

get it in advance before the visa application has

been done? I have a bank account in Thailand.

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6 minutes ago, Saigon said:

As for the bank statement, how long should you

get it in advance before the visa application has

been done? I have a bank account in Thailand.

You could use a copy of your updated bank book done just before you leave Thailand and have your bank book with you if they want to see it.

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That's good to know, ubonjoe!

 

Will the process still take 1 working day like

you go to the consulate to apply for a visa

on Monday morning and collect it the next

afternoon?

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3 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Better than reports done in the past. Another advantage is you can do it overland.

Fly to Udon Thani and then a van to the bridge in Nong Khai.

What's the advantage of crossing the land border over air? Thanks.

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8 minutes ago, Sergach said:

What's the advantage of crossing the land border over air? Thanks.

Because at most border crossing the immigration officers are much less likely to deny entry. And it is very difficult for them to deny entry and send you back to the other country you were in.

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1 hour ago, Saigon said:

Will the process still take 1 working day like

you go to the consulate to apply for a visa

on Monday morning and collect it the next

afternoon?

Apparently, that will take 2 working days now,

so you won't be able to collect it till Wednesday

afternoon if you apply for one on Monday

morning, right? I thought that it would be only

1 working day, though.

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4 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Because at most border crossing the immigration officers are much less likely to deny entry. And it is very difficult for them to deny entry and send you back to the other country you were in.

Someone suggested I can do a border bounce (as long as I cross by land in Nong Khai) even with a warning I've gotten by immigration in BKK. Would you agree or it's a safer bet to cross with a new TR visa? Thanks.

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18 minutes ago, Sergach said:

Someone suggested I can do a border bounce (as long as I cross by land in Nong Khai) even with a warning I've gotten by immigration in BKK. Would you agree or it's a safer bet to cross with a new TR visa? Thanks.

Read previous posts carefully as it's getting boring.

 

It seems that you were warned at BKK airport flying in visa exempt after extensive stay.

IMO you were lucky to be allowed entry.

 

That has nothing to do with entries via land border 

You are allowed 2 visa exempt entries per calendar year via land.

 

You can enter via air and land if you obtain a tourist visa. 

 

It is possible to be refused entry via air entry even with a tourist visa but that would be very rare. 

 

Also with repeated tourist visa applications at nearby countries such as Cambodia etc you may be refused a tourist visa. 

 

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I already booked a flight to Thailand for next week but after reading the OP I started to think about what happened to me as well at Don Mueang. They told me "you can't enter Thailand visa exempt anymore".

 

Now that was about 4 years ago, but does that mean you can never enter Thailand visa exempt anymore, or did they mean just that year 2018?

 

EDIT: I'm entering visa exempt

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, thaiasia said:

 

Now that was about 4 years ago, but does that mean you can never enter Thailand visa exempt anymore, or did they mean just that year 2018

Your example is very different to OP.

When was your most recent visit to Thailand.

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13 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

No need for a appointment.

No need for a onward ticket or proof of a hotel reservation.

Bank statement showing at least 20k baht in the account for the person doing the application.

Is there any talk now about how many TR you can have back to back now?

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3 hours ago, oMega69 said:

Is there any talk now about how many TR you can have back to back now?

No

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