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  1. Hi guys, I'm always looking to find a good food place that survived the test of time (50 years+). Does anyone know good places in Bangkok? Chinese or Thai or any other cuisine? I was recommended Prachak Roasted Duck as having the best duck in town. It was certainly a gem to find! Very cheap, good, 100 years of history and a great atmosphere. Thanks!
  2. Hi guys, I'm in Thailand on my 4th back to back SETV. I will be going to Taiwan in 5 weeks, and I'm thinking about some options of coming back safely to Thailand. Based on few visa reports, I understand that Taipei was denying SETVs so I don't plan on applying for one there. Instead, I consider: 1) flying back directly to DMK and trying to get VEE (I have not had a VEE in more than 2,5 years; before only 1 or 2). 2) flying to Malaysia and going through the land border to TH and trying to get VEE. If not possible, I go to Penang to get SETV and re-enter 3) flying to Penang, getting SETV there and crossing via land to TH I'm thinking about VEE because I haven't had one in a long time, and I will be leaving Thailand for Christmas period anyway, so I'm fine with 60 days in Thailand this time (VEE + 30 day extension of stay). Obviously, I'd much prefer option 1 then 2, and lastly 3. I would appreciate any advice/comment. Much thanks!
  3. you're correct. Cannot edit my post anymore though.
  4. SETV Hong Kong

    Personally, I think either the address will serve just fine. If you're hesitant to fill it in, then you can ask at the embassy while applying. It will take few seconds to fill.
  5. Thanks! Then it sounds like it is in their interest to be issuing visas if they advise so. I assume not every embassy will be explicit in this regard.
  6. Visa history from the passport is available, yes, of course. My question is if consulate takes a look into its' own visa history records and potentially matches passports to see if an applicant has been applying before i.e. does getting a new passport can help with obtaining SETV?
  7. They cannot look at applicant's total visa history. They can look at applicant's history in his passport. Perhaps what they can do is retrieve visa history from that particular consulate only, but I'm not sure if they do it. Anyone knows? i.e. three SETV from Vientiane in previous passport and the person is applying with a new passport?
  8. Correct. Just want to add that ONLY in case of 30-day extension of stay, the passport holder needs to contact Immigration Office which had issued the extension to transfer it into new passport (done it last month myself)
  9. Education Visa

    I'm no expert, but I can't imagine that those warnings coming from IO are recorded in any way i.e. note in the system saying "don't let this guy in again" (?) You could have a problem next time on a visa-exempt entry or not at all (no one can predict). As others replied already it's best to get SETV & have 20k baht or equivalent in major currency on you. One thing that I read in other threads is that having thai girlfriend helps. Have her at the airport waiting for you, or at least on dial so you can call her if problem arises again.
  10. I did 3 SETV this year so far. Will be needing to do 1 more. HCMC was friendly & easy. Did it last month and will be trying to do it again.
  11. Ah, ok. I sent them an e-mail asking but no reply yet... so: 1. no need for any financial proof? 2. shall 7-day accommodation suffice? (booking.com) atm I'm staying in a condo, but the rental agreement is under someone else
  12. I figured I can piggy back on this topic, just one question -> what are the official requirements for SETV from Penang? I checked their site at http://www.thaiembassy.org/penang but the link under services/visa directs me to http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/services/1287 which doesn't provide Penang specific requirements (as opposed to Phnom Penh and Vientiane sites which have them laid out nicely)
  13. Got it, thanks ubonjoe! One last question that I'm unsure about - Does it make a difference if I apply for a 30-day extension during my 1st day in Thailand on 60 day SETV or on the 60th day? want to reconfirm my understanding
  14. Sorry for digging this topic out, but I wonder if things changed and if I understand the content of this thread. I would like to stay on my current SETV 95 days. Is it possible to get a 30-day extension, and then apply again (same day preferably) for another extension, and by getting denied obtain 7 more days on top of 30-day extension that was given? for a total of 37 days for price 2 x 1,900 baht? Thanks
  15. Thanks UbonJoe & BrtiTim! I guess Singaporean Thai Embassy also does a pretty good job on following visa news. English language version of the same site is outdated then http://www.consular.go.th/main/th/customize/62281-Summary-of-Countries-and-Territories-entitled-for.html even though it's been more than half a year between 10th February 2016, and December 30th 2016. Bit scary they're not changing the English version. Oh well. Thanks again! Friend will have an easier time then