im sure this question is posted elsewhere on the forum atleast a 1000 times but do I need asingle or double entry tourist visa?
Can I get the 60 day visa and only pay for a single entry?
The thai embassy in DC has a $40 per entry fee so do I needto apply for the double entry to cover my ass till I find work and snag a NONIM B or will a single entry 60 day be fine?
[quote=yampie01;1709854]Can I get the 60 day visa and only pay for a single entry?[/quote
A single entry is 60 days, if that's what you were asking. You can also get an extension of 30 more days when you arrive , but have your return ticket present.
thanks for the quick replies.
i am leaving october 3rd and only have a one way ticket thus far. when i emailed DC embassy abou the visa they said i didnt need a round trip but as long as i had a description of my travel plans sent with the application.
if i enter with a single entry visa for 60 and apply for the 30 extension, am i only able to get a new visa from my home country or can i still do border runs if need be with a single entry? or apply for another entry once i am there?
i plan on staying for a year or more and hope to get a NON IM B
When you secured a job, you can apply for conversion of the tourist visa or extension at Immigration HQ in Bangkok. http://www.ajarnforum.net/vb/paperwo...-teachers.html (Changing a Tourist Visa or Visa Exemption into a Non-Immigrant B visa for teachers)
Slightly more along a related tangent.
IF you have a job then a single entry is adequate.
IF you need to be job hunting then get the double entry (Murphy's Law applies).
It will ensure that you have time to find a job, get your paperwork done for the non-b and change your status of sojourn with a minimum of fuss or a cheap run to the border and back rather than needing to actually get to a Thai embassy in a 3rd country and apply for a new visa.
We're only talking about $40 for the added entry. If you are so short of funds that $40 is an issue at this point in time then you may want to re-think your adventure.