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sotonowl    85
5 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

It's simple really so I don't understand why you're confused??

 

I'm not advising Helen to buy a throw away ticket, she specifically asked about one as she will be leaving in May, after the 60 + 30 days. How she achieves this she hasn't said and isn't relevant. That's her future problem, or not as the case may be.

 

I'm advising that as she is applying for a SETV she produce a ticket that is within the validity of the 60 days to avoid any questioning from the consulate staff. And as the ticket is throw away it is inconsequential.

 

Sorry LTL is that a reply to me? 

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LongTimeLurker    181
1 minute ago, sotonowl said:

Sorry LTL is that a reply to me? 

 

No, sorry my internet is going wonky when I was replying to you

 

If you have a UK passport you get 15 days on arrival, Thais get 30 days.

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Asiantravel    3,532
11 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

It's simple really so I don't understand why you're confused??

 

I'm not advising Helen to buy a throw away ticket, she specifically asked about one as she will be leaving in May, after the 60 + 30 days. How she achieves this she hasn't said and isn't relevant. That's her future problem, or not as the case may be.

 

I'm advising that as she is applying for a SETV she produce a ticket that is within the validity of the 60 days to avoid any questioning from the consulate staff. And as the ticket is throw away it is inconsequential.

 

 

 

I’m not confused but I believe you are giving her incorrect and wrong advice because in effect you are encouraging her to needlessly waste money.

I am disputing your claim that when applying for an SETV you have to buy an airline ticket which shows you will leave 60 days from the date you entered Thailand. It has always been my experience that the ticket can be 90 days including the 30 day extension.

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sotonowl    85
3 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

 

No, sorry my internet is going wonky when I was replying to you

 

If you have a UK passport you get 15 days on arrival, Thais get 30 days.

Yes,I understand that but my hotel has sent me a visa application form to fill in which requires 2 passport photo's for each application and it mentions getting a departure form as well. My question is, if we're only staying for 7 days do we need to fill this form in or is it a question of just getting my passport stamped when entering and leaving?

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LongTimeLurker    181
1 minute ago, Asiantravel said:

 

 

I’m not confused but I believe you are giving her incorrect and wrong advice because in effect you are encouraging her to needlessly waste money.

I am disputing your claim that when applying for an SETV you have to buy an airline ticket which shows you will leave 60 days from the date you entered Thailand. It has always been my experience that the ticket can be 90 days including the 30 day extension.

 

You are confused as she specifically asked about a throw away ticket, I am not encouraging her to get one.

 

She is leaving in May, you even did the math and worked out a SETV would take her to beginning of April.

 

So any ticket with 90 days validity would still be thrown away.

 

Understand now????

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LongTimeLurker    181
Just now, sotonowl said:

Yes,I understand that but my hotel has sent me a visa application form to fill in which requires 2 passport photo's for each application and it mentions getting a departure form as well. My question is, if we're only staying for 7 days do we need to fill this form in or is it a question of just getting my passport stamped when entering and leaving?

 

Sounds like a 'invitation letter'?

 

Tell them the law changed 2 years ago and as a UK passport holder you don't need a visa for stays less than 15 days.

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Asiantravel    3,532
5 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

 

You are confused as she specifically asked about a throw away ticket, I am not encouraging her to get one.

 

She is leaving in May, you even did the math and worked out a SETV would take her to beginning of April.

 

So any ticket with 90 days validity would still be thrown away.

 

Understand now????

 

 

Why will it be thrown away when she has to fly somewhere at the beginning of April to get another single entry visa to take up until May?

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sotonowl    85
5 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

 

Sounds like a 'invitation letter'?

 

Tell them the law changed 2 years ago and as a UK passport holder you don't need a visa for stays less than 15 days.

Yep, i'll try that but it's not easy is it, getting them to understand you that is.

When you arrived in HCMC did you have any paperwork to fill in at all?

 

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LongTimeLurker    181
10 minutes ago, Asiantravel said:

 

 

Why will it be thrown away when she has to fly somewhere at the beginning of April to get another single entry visa to take up until May?

 

If she's going to fly out to get another SETV then she may as well do it within the initial 60 days and avoid paying the 1,900 Baht extension fee!!

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Asiantravel    3,532
4 minutes ago, LongTimeLurker said:

 

If she's going to fly out to get another SETV then she may as well do it within the initial 60 days and avoid paying the 1,900 Baht extension fee!!

 

 

So it's no longer a throw away ticket?:giggle:

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LongTimeLurker    181
6 minutes ago, sotonowl said:

Yep, i'll try that but it's not easy is it, getting them to understand you that is.

When you arrived in HCMC did you have any paperwork to fill in at all?

 

 

I have a 5 year visa so have no issues with immigration.

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LongTimeLurker    181
24 minutes ago, Asiantravel said:

 

 

So it's no longer a throw away ticket?:giggle:

 

As I repeatedly say

 

Helen SPECIFICALLY ASKED ABOUT A THROW AWAY TICKET !!!:post-4641-1156693976:

Edited by LongTimeLurker

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ChomDo    42
On 12/31/2016 at 9:34 AM, Mooner said:

They also wanted proof of funds when i was there earlier in the year and wouldnt accept cash.

So what would they accept? I plan to show an ATM bank slip from my Bangkok Bank account or would it be better to have my bank book with me?

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ubonjoe    18,092
24 minutes ago, ChomDo said:

So what would they accept? I plan to show an ATM bank slip from my Bangkok Bank account or would it be better to have my bank book with me?

Your bank book and copies of it would be the best proof.

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markcm19    17

HCMC is notoriously difficult to get a Thai visa, I was turned away and saw many reports of others, despite having a ton of paperwork, from an extremely rude and unapologetic woman running the desk.

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