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    Visa Exemption Cancelled at border

    I arrived at Thai Immigration with several days remaining on my then Visa Exemption, stamped out, crossed the bridge, then processed through Laos Immigration. An hour later, I found a taxi, stamped out of Laos via the driver, crossed back over the bridge and to Thailand Immigration. It's there where it appears I received an entry stamp only to have it cancelled at the same time. The officer suggested leaving by air or applying for a proper visa outside the country. The embassy was closed due to a holiday and my options seem to include getting a flight out of the country and or applying for a visa, as I was told.

    Visa Exemption Cancelled at border

    I'm in Thailand. The new stamp with today's date and valid for 30 days has 'CANCELLED' within the stamp. Above the stamp is marked 'W-30' in black ink.
  3. I've just crossed the Laos/Thai border and was informed that I had used the allowed number of visa exemption entries and would need to obtain a proper visa outside the country. As it's a holiday weekend the embassies are closed. The I/O was polite but firm. My passport has the stamp showing the date with an exit date for next month with 'CANCELLED' stamped in blue over it. The same for the TM6. As I apparently don't have a visa, what is my status? Am I on overstay? Is a cancelled stamp a red flag in the future? Note: I have all but used up my visa pages. Maybe it's time for a new passport.

    Tourist visa from Vientiane only 30 days?

    The airport office is where I do my residence certificate updates. I noticed last week that there were lots of people doing their 90 days as well. Thanks for the help, UJ.

    Tourist visa from Vientiane only 30 days?

    It looks as though that's what happened-visa exemption was given to me. The tourist visa sticker is untouched-normally, it is voided or scribbled over upon entry. I'm in Chiang Mai, so I'll need to take care of it on Monday. Which Immigration office should I use-airport or Promenada?
  6. I've just returned from Vientiane with a new tourist visa and I notice that immigration stamped my passport with only 30 days. I've gotten tourist visas in the past in Vientiane and Seoul and was given 60 days upon entry. Am I missing something? Thanks.

    Passport pages used up

    I just received my new US passport from the consulate in Chiang Mai. $110 and was processed in a week. Additional pages are no longer available, but the new passport has more pages. The consulate in CM is fast and friendly. No pictures of the new president-as some people have asked!
  8. I'm planning a quick turnaround trip and considering Myanmar. Leave Bangkok in the morning and return the same day. It appears that a transit visa is available but the details are unclear. Has anyone done this recently? U.S. passport-first time to Myanmar. Thanks.

    Urgent: Laos border run?

    You can extend your tourist visa at immigration for 1900 Baht. Also, flying to Udon Thani and taking a minivan to the Laos border may save you money. Changing Baht to US Dollars will save as well.

    Netflix U.S.A.

    I had been using HideMyAss for years and had great service. However, when Netflix began blocking all their servers, I stopped subscribing to HMA. Best to do some research online and pay for a monthly service only-not a year in advance. Please post if you have success.

    48"samsung tv best price?

    Siam TV near the gate has been very good for me.

    Philips Sonicare Toothbrush

    Does anyone know if this Philips service center in Chiang Mai service Philips shavers?

    Sound system for new TV

    You might want to build your sound system separately and avoid the home theater in a box option. These packages often include a fair/decent receiver and cheap speakers. Start with a quality A/V receiver that has HDMA/optical/subwoofer connections then go for your speakers. Although there are 6.1 and 7.1 systems available, 5.1 should be sufficient. 2 fronts, 2 rears, center channel, and a subwoofer. A center channel speaker will greatly improve listening to dialog. This approach may cost you more, but is usually a vast improvement over the above mentioned theater-in-a-box, one size fits all method.
  14. Big C near the airport sells Hanes white t-shirts in XL. There are various colors available. 149 Baht per shirt. You may want to try one on first if you're more of an XXL.

    tourist visa renewal at Promenada

    I've done two extensions at Promenada recently and have arrived after 2pm as to avoid the potential lines. I was in and out in about 40 minutes each time.