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at15    12

Not so friendly anymore. I got denied for no reason as a legitimate tourist. And the place is a ghost town, only 5-6 people applying for visa and most were asean.  Should i take a bus/train to savannaket, what do they require ? 

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darrendsd    1,859

How many previous TV's have you had?

 

Vientianne is only normally busy on Mondays and Thursdays when the visa run companies arrive

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ubonjoe    18,135

Not busy today because most people don't want to wait until Monday to pickup their passports.

Savannakhet is wanting tickets out of the country and financial proof now.

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at15    12
2 minutes ago, darrendsd said:

How many previous TV's have you had?

 

Vientianne is only normally busy on Mondays and Thursdays when the visa run companies arrive

3 but none from vientiane 

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darrendsd    1,859

ThaiVisaService are not reporting any change there and they are good at this, they won't take people who are going to be denied a TV

 

You must just be unlucky or they are getting stricter with people who are not there as part of a visa run group

 

You could wait until TVS are there again on Monday and see if there staff can get you one? There number is on their website if you want to call them

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thai006    235

happend to me too in savanakhet  , my passport was empty  just one tourist visa from monaco  but they want money to show on thai bank 

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darrendsd    1,859
Just now, thai006 said:

happend to me too in savanakhet  , my passport was empty  just one tourist visa from monaco  but they want money to show on thai bank 

The rules there changed well over a month ago

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thai006    235

but i think that stupid because lucky i have child in thailand   when i ask ok so i will take non O  90  Days they say ok without show anything  but for toutist need show money and plane ticket 

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catinthehat    316
1 hour ago, ldiablo72 said:

I guarantee this has everything to do with the issuance of free tourist visas. Denials started just after the initial announcement of free tourist visas back in December .As with most corruption in the Thai and Lao society because they have to issue Tourist Visas free of charge employees and management are not able to skim large portions of the money for themselves when issuing visas so much easier to just deny the visa.

I mentioned last week here that two weeks ago when I was renewing a "B" Visa that I saw numerous applicants there told by the consular officer to "go to  the border and get your 15 day visa. Did not get a chance to ask any of these for a possible reason such as too many prior visas or such.

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Evilbaz    509

So they weren't even aware that it was now 30 days visa exempt at the border?

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seancbk    1,411

I went on the 8th Feb to Vientiane with ThaiVisaService.   The consulate was packed with people.

 

All of us got Tourist visas without any problem at all (I'd say there were 40 people with our visa company, and at the border probably 300 people waiting for it to open)

Mixture of Japanese, Brits, Russians and other Eastern Europeans, an American and a Canadian guy.   All young people.


 

 

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oilinki    7,685
4 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Not busy today because most people don't want to wait until Monday to pickup their passports.

Savannakhet is wanting tickets out of the country and financial proof now.

How much money should I have on my Thai bank? Is 30.000 enough?

 

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ubonjoe    18,135
3 minutes ago, oilinki said:

How much money should I have on my Thai bank? Is 30.000 enough?

 

Yes it is enough. They want to see at least 20k baht in the account.

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