Ok thanks for the info, I think a single 60 tourist visa would be sufficient as i'd imagine its a lot cheaper.
I plan on getting a job straight away when I get there. I doubt it will take 6 months to find a job
I guess if you're eager then there would be no problem regarding that matter.
In order to have things nice and legal, what would I need to get the Non B? Currently I'm attending a Thai language school in BKK and got a Non Immigrant ED (education visa). Now there's that job confirmation but it turns out the school director is new and unexperienced in visa issues. Semester would start in about three weeks but we didn't even apply for the teacher's license yet.
As I've read before in different forums for government schools there's a good chance of getting teacherís license and work permit with an ED visa. But now - as time is running out - I'd like to do what ever I can to speed up the whole process at best. Guess I should take a flight to Vientiane as fast as possible to get a business visa. Right?
So, next to some ID photos what would I need to get the Non B at the Thai Embassy e.g. in Laos? Do I need a letter from the school director or anything else?
Thanks in advance!
For my last Visa run (last week), I took the train 77, ETA 5:05 am, it arrived at 7 am. Perfect - and I saved the 2nd night at a guesthouse.
There is a small bus for 25 Baht or 6,000 Kip taking you to the bus terminal in town. Just keep walking and turn slightly to the right. Ignore the touts.
Bring US Dollars! They rip folks off, demanding 1,500 Baht or $ 35 from Americans. Europeans pay $ 30. There is a $ 1 added on before 8 am.
FYI, some bad admin pretend the paperwork takes weeks or months. That's not true. My new school has its act together and it takes maybe half an hour plus some signatures. Get this over with asap!
There are many guesthouses in beautiful smaller towns like NAN where you will get an aircon room with free drinking water and wifi for about 4,500 a month. No deposit! Once you are here, maybe you want to get the Skype World Flatrate and buy a cheap mobile phone. A Thai can help you avoid stress with calling credit and days ending for a few Baht.
Bring some paperwork to prove you completed your studies.
Money? IMHO, 20,000 Baht should last you 6 weeks. Eat Thai food, drink water from those vending machines @ 1 Baht a liter. Even if you get a job within 2 weeks, you will have to wait a month for your first salary.
Enjoy the trip!