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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Would be 15 days ...


    ... when all land borders were giving 30 days instead of 15, a

    Quote Originally Posted by Phuketrichard View Post
    GOd, lots of bad info here
    .......

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    ^ In fairness to Luigi, that was my understanding also. But I didn't comment because I didn't know it for a fact.

    Last time I did a land crossing, April 2014, I got 14 days and I didn't know the rule had changed till Phuketrichard mentioned it above.

    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    He has been told if he enters from a land crossing he can only stay 15 days but he must have an air ticket leaving Thailand and according to the Thai embassy in Canberra, if he only has a return train ticket and not air ticket he maybe refused entry. I called the local Thai consulate and they said a return train ticket is ok.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Only if entering by air according to the consulate and 15 days through a land border.
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    Only if entering by air according to the consulate and 15 days through a land border.
    Yes, the consulate is wrong.

    I skim read about the nationality.

    A Kiwi passport holder should get 30 days at both air and land borders.

    If need be, this can then be extended for 30 days based on tourism, or 60 days based on family. Both cost 1,900thb and the days are counted from the end of the 15/30/90 day Visa Exemption he gets upon arrival, not from the date that he gets it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    I didn't know the rule had changed
    It depends on the nationality.

    A few get 90 days Visa Exemption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    Would hate to ever be in the humiliating situation of being denied entry to a developing country.
    Indeed.

    These TEFLER's sure have to jump through a bunch of hoops to remain here in LOS.

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    Seems to be quite a variation of opinion here. The only reason he is not flying is because he is recovering from a lung condition and has been advised not to fly by his doctor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Yes, the consulate is wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    I skim read about the nationality.
    So Australian only 15 days?
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    In fairness to Luigi, that was my understanding also.
    In "fairness" to the guy who thnks his knowledge is equal to Ubon Joe or our own resident expert, Todd? Call a spade a spade, ya gutless greaser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Call a spade a spade, ya gutless greaser.
    You know for someone who accuses most whites of being racists and likes to take a moral high tone that comment is truly terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NamPikToot View Post
    You know for someone who accuses most whites of being racists
    You'll need to back that up! Seriously, back that Lulesque rubbish up. Or, also Luluesque, ignore the challenge to verify and just keep repeating the libel.
    And what has greasing got to do with racism? Don't call a spade a digging instrument, call it a spade! FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Seems to be quite a variation of opinion here. The only reason he is not flying is because he is recovering from a lung condition and has been advised not to fly by his doctor.
    I'll make it easy for you to understand:
    If he needs more days than what he gets on the visa exemption stamp when he arrives then he can get that for 1900 baht in the nearest immigration office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    You'll need to back that up! Seriously, back that Lulesque rubbish up. Or, also Luluesque, ignore the challenge to verify and just keep repeating the libel. And what has greasing got to do with racism? Don't call a spade a digging instrument, call it a spade! FFS.
    Apologies I misinterpreted your use of the term.

    What does "back that up" mean?, is that like the kind of Mercan ghetto stuff that you "Down with the kids" types like to use?. Really that language and Pony don't really go together....just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    ^ In fairness to Luigi
    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    In "fairness" to the guy who thnks his knowledge is equal to Ubon Joe or our own resident expert, Todd? Call a spade a spade, ya gutless greaser.

    Maanaam, are you referring to me?

    You think I'm a 'gutless greaser'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Maanaam, are you referring to me?

    You think I'm a 'gutless greaser'?
    Confusing isn't it David. At least you don't frequent and partake in the Advanced Acronyms thread, he's kind of taken that over and makes up the rules as he goes along. He's made me so insecure of my English i daren't send Emails at work anymore for fear of punctuation mistakes. He's got a fukin lot to answer for, starting with that effeminate haircut.
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    I didn't bother to read the b/s wrong answers.

    No matter what you find on the inter-web the real answer is

    Since Dec 31, 2016 they stopped 15 day visa exempt entries by land and went back to 30 day ones BUT at that time they put a limit of TWO 30 day visa exempt entries by land in a calendar year.

    So a kiwi passport holder entering the country at ANY land border crossing would get stamped in for a 30 day visa exempt entry.

    They could also go to the immigration office and extend that entry for 30 more days for 1900baht OR extend it by 60 days based on marriage to a thai (without the need to show proof of funds) for the same price..

    Now with that being said; depending on the border they're thinking of entering thailand at from Malaysia the immigration officers might ask for proof of 20K baht (or the equivalent) in CASH, proof of onward travel within 30 days and proof of lodging or a confirmed hotel booking. <- Those are ALL immigration rules that people entering the country can be asked to show BUT they seem really hard core about them at the southern land borders.

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    and just in case some goof-ball poster questions my previous post here's the notice (in engrish)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    my four recent crossings.
    "Recent" is quite subjective. Do you mean you've crossed a southern border 4 times in the last month, 6 months, or year?
    Which border post? What visa do you hold?
    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    The queue (there's normally only one) flows quicky
    Really? Which border post? What day of the week?

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    According to the Thai Embassy in Canberra, on 17th September last year the land border crossing visa was changed back to 15 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    According to the Thai Embassy in Canberra, on 17th September last year the land border crossing visa was changed back to 15 days.
    Sadly, like most b/s thai consulates scattered across the globe they don't know their ass from their elbow...

    PRO TIP: don't ever trust a thai consulate in another country run by the ministry of foreign affairs about ANYTHING to do with entering thailand, visas OR extensions of stays. They don't know what they're talking about.

    AND

    don't ever trust a thai immigration office inside the country run by a division of the royal thai police about ANYTHING to do with visas that you get outside the country. They don't know what they're talking about.

    What do you want me to do? Post a 30 day visa exempt entry stamp from a land border crossing or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    Since that notice ^^^ came into effect. Not interested in your pedantic personal info arguments thanks.
    The Sadao border with Malaysia is known as a problematic border to cross. Before they used to have people put 200baht in their passports to 'grease the wheels', then someone reported it and they suddenly started asking for proof of funds, to the point they'd send people back to malaysia to use an ATM and get the required cash to enter thailand.

    Now that you didn't have any problems while anecdotally interesting (but not all that much) doesn't mean that everyone skates across the southern borders with any scrutiny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels View Post
    The Sadao border with Malaysia is known as a problematic border to cross. Before they used to have people put 200baht in their passports to 'grease the wheels', then someone reported it and they suddenly started asking for proof of funds, to the point they'd send people back to malaysia to use an ATM and get the required cash to enter thailand.

    Now that you didn't have any problems while anecdotally interesting (but not all that much) doesn't mean that everyone skates across the southern borders with any scrutiny...
    Actually, Tod, Sadao (Danok) is really good, it's the head copper at Padang Besar that demands proof of funds as he points to a home-made sign that states it as a "rule", then waits expectantly for you to reach into your pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelFarage View Post
    ^ I used both the car checkpoint and train checkpoint at Padang in 2017 and 2018 and saw nothing like that.
    OK. It never happens then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Actually, Tod, Sadao (Danok) is really good, it's the head copper at Padang Besar that demands proof of funds as he points to a home-made sign that states it as a "rule", then waits expectantly for you to reach into your pocket.
    If you're legally employed, get an annual extension based on legal employment. 1,900thb per year. No more visas. No more border runs. 1,900thb.

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