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SETV Savannakhet - now asking for itinerary/bank statements

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jonw8uk    500

Just a note to inform others

 

Tried to submit application today for my 6th SETV (3rd from Savannakhet)

 

Got to the window - after much longer queuing time than previous  - passports being scrutinised more.

 

He appeared to count my SETVs then asked what am I doing in Thailand.

 

I told him, I dont work, I'm on an extended holiday

 

Ok, show me bank statement and 'holiday plan'

 

As I had nothing prepared, and no data signal (to show a bank balance) I left to consider my next move.

 

P.S 2 russian girls got the same treatment ahead of me

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overherebc    4,285
8 minutes ago, surinderek said:

it was coming

 

 

Will be interesting what other open doors will start closing in the future.

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jonw8uk    500
14 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

I think that was the reason they asked for the additional requirements.

I think it is time for a new passport.

 

For sure thats the reason, and if I'd prepared some paperwork, it would've been ok.

 

Probably wise to have these proofs for any SETV application going forward

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jonw8uk    500
13 minutes ago, elviajero said:

Where were the other 3 SETV's from?

 

Phnom penh x 2 and Penang (Penang my most recent)

 

If I had on onward ticket, and printed bank statement - do you think I'll get 30 day stamp on the bridge tomorrow (G7 passport)?

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ubonjoe    18,135
6 minutes ago, jonw8uk said:

If I had on onward ticket, and printed bank statement - do you think I'll get 30 day stamp on the bridge tomorrow (G7 passport)?

Unless you a lot of visa exempt entries you will not have a problem getting a 30 day entry at the bridge. They like most other crossing from Laos are friendlier than some other ones.

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jonw8uk    500
3 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

Unless you a lot of visa exempt entries you will not have a problem getting a 30 day entry at the bridge. They like most other crossing from Laos are friendlier than some other ones.

 

:shock1: I have 9 visa exempts from 2014/15

 

will find out tomorrow I guess....

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jspill    2,041
3 hours ago, surinderek said:

it was coming

 

3 hours ago, overherebc said:

Will be interesting what other open doors will start closing in the future.

 

Getting a fresh passport before one's 7th tourist visa isn't difficult. One can apply by mail near Soi Nana. 

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jspill    2,041

You can print off confirmed hotel reservations on booking.com (linked above on Thaivisa menu) without paying, you only have to pay at the hotel if you go. No credit card required. That works for 'holiday plan' proof. 

 

I'd get to an internet cafe, print those off along with some bank statements, and try again. 

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jonw8uk    500
Just now, jspill said:

 

 

Getting a fresh passport before one's 7th tourist visa isn't difficult. One can apply by mail near Soi Nana. 

 

Yes, thats what i'm thinking.  Slight worry about the turnaround over the xmas period.  Generally under 2 weeks, but could be delayed this time of year.

 

I've only ever replaced them when full or have been lost.  This passport still has lots pages left.  Am I assuming correctly that if i want a new passport I can just apply, even though my current one is ok, or do I need to damage it?!

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ubonjoe    18,135
7 minutes ago, jonw8uk said:

I've only ever replaced them when full or have been lost.  This passport still has lots pages left.  Am I assuming correctly that if i want a new passport I can just apply, even though my current one is ok, or do I need to damage it?!

I think you will find lots of people have gotten new US passports because of to many visas and stamps.

If you submit the application and pay the $110 fee you will get it.

I have heard of people applying for a new passport because they did not like the photo on the old one,

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alocacoc    2,223

My Embassy asked me why I want a new passport since the old one still had plenty of empty pages and valid for many years. I told them I plan travel a lot and don't want that the passport gets full while on traveling.

 

The next time, my passport fell in to water. Can happen. This was reason enough to get a new passport.

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BuckBee    1,268

You can also just state your appearance changed significantly so need new passport .

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