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    300 Baht "Exit Stamp"

    I had time to visit a friend in Surin. He had to do his Visa business and he asked me to go with him to O-Smach. I know of the routine already- so i warned him: They will ask you for 300 Baht to leave Cambo- and then threaten you- saying that u stay here or u pay.

    The "Official" who stamps your passport will ask you for 300 Baht as an "Exit Fee".

    I stayed within ear-shot of all of this (on the Thai side of the border), and said to the "Official" "There is no need or law to pay 300 Baht to exit here and go about our way"- That drew the attention of other customers and he knew he was out of luck (pocketing money/mia noi/etc), so he stamped my friend out very fast.

    Bottom Line: UPDATE- They still ask for 300 Baht "Exit Stamp". Don't Pay It- It's not legal, and the "Official" behind the desk knows this- it' money in his pocket. The more people know about this the better.

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    Never heard of it but thanks for the advice.

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    Same as them asking 500 baht at the Cambo border...

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    I had a experience in chongmek(laos) a few years ago, filled in the visa app, went to pay money however much it was a i think the guy asked for another 200 baht, i asked what it was for, and got told to enter the country, no i said i pay visa price, he then spoke with my wife, and she informed that if i didn't pay, maybe i would not get in, well as you imagine i paid

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    ask for a receipt.

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    No but he gave me a big smile.

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    never ever been asked for an exit tax at any land border ( laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia)

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    It's been going on for years,most pay.They will also not take $20 for the Visa as it states on most Cambodian Visa Websites ......only 1000 baht.

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    Just say no. With a big smile of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    It's been going on for years,most pay.They will also not take $20 for the Visa as it states on most Cambodian Visa Websites ......only 1000 baht.
    I used 20$ just last year. The guy did ask for baht at which time I pointed to the big Fuk off 20$ sign worked for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nokturnal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    It's been going on for years,most pay.They will also not take $20 for the Visa as it states on most Cambodian Visa Websites ......only 1000 baht.
    I used 20$ just last year. The guy did ask for baht at which time I pointed to the big Fuk off 20$ sign worked for me.
    Was that at the airport? Never had a ploplem at the airport paying $20, but at the Koh Kong crossing they've been extorting 1000 bt from 10 years ago, and were still at it 5 years ago which was my last overland trip. Can't see much being allowed to change on such a great earner, though a friend mentioned they upped it to 1100 for some holiday or festival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leemo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nokturnal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    It's been going on for years,most pay.They will also not take $20 for the Visa as it states on most Cambodian Visa Websites ......only 1000 baht.
    I used 20$ just last year. The guy did ask for baht at which time I pointed to the big Fuk off 20$ sign worked for me.
    Was that at the airport? Never had a ploplem at the airport paying $20, but at the Koh Kong crossing they've been extorting 1000 bt from 10 years ago, and were still at it 5 years ago which was my last overland trip. Can't see much being allowed to change on such a great earner, though a friend mentioned they upped it to 1100 for some holiday or festival.
    Nope it was Aranyaprathet land crossing. They ended up getting me for the couple hundred baht I saved with the 20$ deal when I forgot my exit stamp. Had to go back and there was a line of at least 50 smelly sweaty bastards, guy told me 200 baht to go to the front of the line. Then when I went back to enter Thailand the lady at the desk let me skip back to the front of a very long line

    That may have been 3 years ago now because I've had marriage visa for two years now.
    I foking hate Cambodia... True shithole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boloa View Post
    It's been going on for years,most pay.They will also not take $20 for the Visa as it states on most Cambodian Visa Websites ......only 1000 baht.
    what does the price of a Camboida visa ( which states at every border $20 and i have never paid more for) have to to with a 300 baht exit tax??

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    why do people give in to this corruption? JUST SAY NO

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    At the Had Lek border they only ask for that if you are spending less than 24 hrs in Cambo.

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