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Vixiena

Denied entry to Thailand!

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Why did Vietnam immigration charge $140 for 15 days, I was under the impression as a brit if you return to Vietnam within 30 days of last visit then its $25 for 15 day visa in that you can only have one free visa every 30 days. Did you get a receipt for this or was this a bit of hush money incase they exercised their right to refuse you?

 

Travelling by train will be safer, flight to kuala lumpur, then another flight to penang or alor setar and board the commuter train to padang beasar. 

 

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3 minutes ago, digitalnobhead said:

Why did Vietnam immigration charge $140 for 15 days, I was under the impression as a brit if you return to Vietnam within 30 days of last visit then its $25 for 15 day visa in that you can only have one free visa every 30 days. Did you get a receipt for this or was this a bit of hush money incase they exercised their right to refuse you?

 

Travelling by train will be safer, flight to kuala lumpur, then another flight to penang or alor setar and board the commuter train to padang beasar. 

 

They gave me no receipt. Under the impression they scammed me tbh. Didn't really have a choice other than to pay. They said to me when I arrived that I have 2 choices, I can pay the 140 dollars or they will send me back to England lol. 

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Just now, Vixiena said:

They gave me no receipt. Under the impression they scammed me tbh. Didn't really have a choice other than to pay. They said to me when I arrived that I have 2 choices, I can pay the 140 dollars or they will send me back to England lol. 

Sounds like it, oh well, I guess in those circumstances it's difficult to get information you need.  Good luck! 

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15 minutes ago, Vixiena said:

I'm trying to figure out how I can get baht while I'm in hanoi. I have money in my bank account, don't really want to draw out dong equivalent to 20k BAHT as I most likely can't exchange it in Thailand.

You might be able to get US dollars before leaving Vietnam. 

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7 hours ago, Vixiena said:

Guys I really need some advice here as I feel like I am being treated very unfairly. Basically I left Thailand and went to Hanoi, Vietnam for 5 days. While I was there I applied for a new Thai tourist visa. I supplied the embassy with bank statements ect. I was given my visa the next day, and headed back to bangkok. Immigration stopped me and said what are you doing here. I said traveling. The lady replied with I don't think so, you have been in and out of the country for a year now. They put me in a detentions cell over night which I had to pay for and made me pay for a flight back to Hanoi. Their reason for doing this was that I didn't have 20000 baht with me in cash? I arrived back to Hanoi and was told that I can either pay 140 dollars to stay for 15 days or pay for a flight back to the UK. The immigration in Thailand said I can come back in two weeks time. All of my belongings are there. I've wasted so much money due to them messing me around saying that I never had enough money, when most of it was in my bank account which I had told them. Anyone have some advice please?I know they are obviously just making my life difficult for me because I have had a few visas but there is no law stating how many visas you are allowed. I broke no rules, was granted a visa after showing the Thai Embassy my earnings. Yet I get told I can't come in because I don't have enough money? After being told to get out of their country and go back to my own. Tourists are Thailand's main income, and now to be honest it's put me off wanting to go back.

"All of my belongings are there".

"...saying that I never had enough money, when most of it was in my bank account..." 

"Tourists are Thailand's main income..."

Doesn't sound as though you're a tourist! 

 

"I broke no rules..."

Perhaps you did.  Perhaps you're playing the system and you've been sussed?

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2 hours ago, atyclb said:

out of curiosity would an io allow the person in question to simply withdraw the 20,000 baht at the airport atm?  perhaps security to escort the person? then they can also witness the bank balance per atm machine. 

To allow that they would have to break their own rules and allow him in with no permission to stay, or stamp him into the country.

 

The amount of money apparently in the bank is irrelevant (that could change if payments that have not yet been debited suddenly hit the account), it's the cash that he has on him that has to meet requirements!

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1 hour ago, Vixiena said:

Well I told them then money was in my bank account and they didn't seem to care. I have heard that immigration have let others to do though.

You heard wrong.

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