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I will be entering Thailand as a tourist and is allowed 30 days.However,what is the amount in cash i must have to satisfy immigration.

I intend  sending  money to myself, via Western Union which i will collect in Thailand .The problem is whether immigration will accept

 documentary evidence of the transfer.

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Every time I have come in to Thailand I have never been asked how much money I have with me (over one dozen entries since 1992, currently in country with a non-imm O visa, all others were 30 day visa on arrival).

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If asked to show the equivalent of 10k baht it has to be in cash or traveler's checks . 

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The fees for cashing TC's are pretty steep, I think it is 153 Baht per cheque, so if you do bring them get them in the largest denomination possible.

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It might be cheaper to change your home country currency to US Dollars (equiv. of 10000 Baht or more) and bring it in cash with you and change here in Thailand to THB to spend it.

Trade margins for USD are so small that it might come out cheaper than Western Union or TCs,

 

It migh be worth mentioning what your home country is.

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He is referring to amount of cash to satisfy immigration.

 

I know visitors from HK and China are being told they must show around 20,000 baht, in cash! 

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5 minutes ago, Thailand said:

He is referring to amount of cash to satisfy immigration.

 

I know visitors from HK and China are being told they must show around 20,000 baht, in cash! 

For a visa exempt entry it is officially 10k baht. For visas entries it is 20k baht.

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1 hour ago, arch77778 said:

I intend  sending  money to myself, via Western Union which i will collect in Thailand .The problem is whether immigration will accept

 documentary evidence of the transfer.

No they wouldn't.

 

Why on earth would you go to the hassle of sending yourself money via Western Union? Just carry it in cash, travelers cheques or get a prepaid credit/travel card.

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24 minutes ago, elviajero said:

or get a prepaid credit/travel card.

That's not much use for immigration.

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Western union is no evidence of cash as it can be cancelled at anytime before pick up.

if you have the money to send western union then just change the cash at the airport to baht before you fly, it will probably work out cheaper.

 

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I suppose they're a lot more likely to ask if you look like a hobo, or if they suspect that you intend to work. 

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7 hours ago, Upnotover said:

That's not much use for immigration.

I know and didn't say it was. I was suggesting ways of getting money in to Thailand rather than sending it via Western Union before leaving home.

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