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    Current status of doing a border walk

    what is the current status of doing a border walk at a Cambodian border crossing ?

    is it best to get a cambodian visa online ?

    do you need to pay the cambodian side 100 baht ?

    how many days will you get for thailand permission to stay on return ?

    has anyone done it at Chong Chom / O'Smach ?

    anything else I have forgotten ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    is it best to get a cambodian visa online ?
    Will save a few hundred baht and some time dealing with them there.

    They'll likely insist on Thai baht, by finding fault with your USD (too old, small rip, etc.) And it will be a set THB amount, a good bit higher than the current exchange rate. Plus queuing time, etc. Mush easier to get an E-Visa. Also saves a full page in yer passy.

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    do you need to pay the cambodian side 100 baht ?
    No, but they may insist on it, using the infamous 24 hour rule. Technically there is a Cambodian immigration law stating that an alien cannot leave within 24 hours of arriving, but my Khmer reading level isn't up to scratch.

    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    how many days will you get for Thailand permission to stay on return ?
    Depends on your visa.

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    anything else I have forgotten ?
    To book flights as the Cambo land borders are utter shitholes full of scammers and criminals. Not to mention those not working there.

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    As i have never been to cambo and am thinking of going. Are you saying its better to get an e visa and FIFO than go across land border. I am thinking of going with lady cow for a look at pnom penh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    I am thinking of going with lady cow for a look at pnom penh.
    Thats more the kind of place you'd wanna visit with your mates Take her to Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat.

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    can anyone advise how may days I can extend a 30day arrival permission to stay stamp at an immigration office for 1900 baht ?

    I am pretty close to the Chong Chom office and am trying to decide what I want to do - if I can pay 1900 baht and get another month , I would rather do that than the hassle of the border walk

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    Depends on the reason.

    Staying with spouse - 60 days.
    Tourism should be 30 days.

    Go and ask or call them. +66 44 559 127
    Last edited by Luigi; 18-03-2019 at 07:27 AM.

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    I was hoping to hear from Toddzzz for the official rules or someone who had experience recently - especially at Chong Chom - though worst comes to the worst I can drive down and see them next week and ask

    it is tourism - I arrived on the 1st and got a stamp at the airport for 30 days ,so need to do something on the 30th - I am just trying to decide what.

    I was thinking that I would leave for Songkran ( fly out ) and come back after - maybe a month or so , but was looking for 30 days extension in case I stayed through Songkran

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    You can get a 30 day extension based on tourism then. It will kick in from the end of your PoS stamp, not the date that you get it. So it will be 30+30 days regardless of when you get it. Enjoy Surin Songkran. Should be sanook.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Enjoy Surin Songkran. Should be sanook.
    I do not enjoy it - a day in a village drinking beer and splashing some water around is ok , but as soon as you get away from that it does turn much darker with increasing drunken holiganism and stupidity

    I have done all varieties of it over the years and am over it

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    Posters should be aware that immigration offices should be closed for Songkran, so the week before could be hectic. If able to do whatever before that, it's advisable.

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    Visa on arrival - 30 day extension at immigration for 1900 Baht. Far easier than going to Osmach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    As i have never been to cambo and am thinking of going. Are you saying its better to get an e visa and FIFO than go across land border. I am thinking of going with lady cow for a look at pnom penh.
    no reason to get an evisa unless u want save a page in ur passport and spend $6 more.
    I always use Chom border, south of surin, as its easy, fast an efficient
    2 -3 hours from Siem Rep by car.
    been in and out of camboida since 2002 , (I lived there 2008/09) ,many times with my car, ( last entry was at chom last July) always a joy to leave and return to Thailand
    "I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol or insanity, but they've always worked for me" HST

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    no reason to get an evisa unless u want save a page in ur passport and spend $6 more.
    Do they use that day's conversion rates, if you haven't got USD? Covert it online in front of you there and then?

    Or do they say 1,x00 baht? (Depending on your nationality.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    Visa on arrival - 30 day extension at immigration for 1900 Baht.
    anyone done one recently ?

    what photocopies , photos , flight tickets , bank account statements , pokemon cards were required ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Do they use that day's conversion rates, if you haven't got USD? Covert it online in front of you there and then?

    Or do they say 1,x00 baht? (Depending on your nationality.)
    voa $30
    $$$$ ONLY

    at land borders it can be 1,000-1,200 baht for Cambodian VOA
    PLUS if u wish to just walk back to Thailand they will often charge you another 300 baht.

    for most, there is no VOA for Thailand unless ur an Indian passport or such

    other wise for THAILND its a a
    FREE 30 days Visa EXEMPT stamp

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    anyone done one recently ?

    what photocopies , photos , flight tickets , bank account statements , pokemon cards were required ?

    At my local immigration, passport, maybe a photo. Copy of first page, current visa page, arrival card. 1900B They may ask to see your TM30 as well. The form is available at immi and pretty basic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    voa $30
    $$$$ ONLY

    at land borders it can be 1,000-1,200 baht for Cambodian VOA
    PLUS if u wish to just walk back to Thailand they will often charge you another 300 baht.
    Yeah, so you have to go get USD unless you have it handy. Then they often refuse them on some whimsical basis, creased, too old, a small rip etc. So you'd have to pay the set price in Thai Baht, that's a lot higher than the real rate.


    Or.... you could simply get an E-Visa online, and walk right through without any BS. Save a passy page, no queuing for a visa and dealing with the fookers. For $6 more (which will probably be the difference in what they charge you for the Thai Baht price anyway.

    Sounds like a no brainer.

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    ^ Definitely. Got my evisa online approved within 2 hours too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    anyone done one recently ?
    Make sure you use the right website - the Govt website if doing the evisa online, i went on one, filled everything in then noticed the $99 they wanted to deduct.

    All you need is a computer in front of you, then to upload a photo of yourself which I did with my phone and then take a pic of your passport photo page and upload that.

    Piece of piss

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    ^ I am tending toward trying the 30 day extension at chong chom immigration office - 1900 baht with no border hassle

    does anyone have experience with the chong chom immigration office ?

    I will be going down close to it next week to visit some one , so I will rock up with the relevant photo copies and see what the deal is

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    Where is Chong Chom?

    At Chonburi you go in the Morning hand your shit over and pick up in the afternoon, if I remember right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcusb View Post
    At my local immigration, passport, maybe a photo. Copy of first page, current visa page, arrival card. 1900B They may ask to see your TM30 as well. The form is available at immi and pretty basic.
    I did it two years ago in CM at Promenada Mall, and the requirements were the same.

    I had to get larger size photos taken than passport size, for which there was a handy shop outside.

    Only had to wait about 30 minutes to pick it up.

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    Local immi only takes five minutes to do an extension. its not a big deal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    and the requirements were the same.
    did you need the TM30 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    larger size photos taken than passport size
    35x45 mm 0r 50x70mm ? can you remember

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