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Hello friends, question about Tourist visa for US citizens. Is it possible to get a Tourist Visa (60 days) as a US Citizen from a Thai Embassy in a foreign country (in my case, India)?

I will be based in Madras for the month of November, studying for the GRE, and want to take my studying to Thailand next, but am hoping to avoid the Visa on Arrival's 30 day limit and instead have the two months. Thank you in advance for any help!
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I wouldn't go so far as to say "locals don't know how to drive" , they just have a different set of rules (mostly unwritten).. my style of driving is completely different in vietnam vs thailand vs canada
rkkljcxg25d
well it's more noticeable for vietnam/bali .. thailand is closer to western style but still not quite
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Hello friends, question about Tourist visa for US citizens if you don't mind :). Is it possible to get a Tourist Visa (60 days) as a US Citizen from a Thai Embassy in a foreign country (in my case, India)?

I will be based in Madras for the month of November, studying for the GRE, and want to take my studying to Thailand next, but am hoping to avoid the Visa on Arrival's 30 day limit and instead have the two months. Thank you in advance for any help!
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Hello friends, question about Thailand Tourist visa for US citizens. Does anyone know if it is possible to get a Tourist Visa (60 days) as a US Citizen from a Thai Embassy in a foreign country (in my case, India)? On the Us gov website they mention an embassy IN the states to get the tourist visa beforehand, but not if you can go to an embassy in another country.

I will be based in Madras for the month of November, studying for the GRE, and want to take my studying to Thailand next, but am hoping to avoid the Visa on Arrival's 30 day limit and instead have the two months. Thank you in advance for any help!
bcsofiblv25d
It's not a visa on arrival, it's a visa waiver. Generally what you describe (third country application) is up to the individual embassy to allow... in theory you have to do it from your home country but some embassies will overlook it.

It seems way more sensible to just enter for 30 days and get a 30 day extension
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Thanks zzxxtypbmt I was under the impression that you couldn't extend the visa waiver (previously thought to be VoA). Will dig deeper. I appreciate the help!
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"Upon entry, Thai immigration officials will place an immigration stamp in the passport permitting a 30-day stay in Thailand if arriving by air or land. This time limit may subsequently be extended for an additional 30 days by paying a 1,900 baht fee to the Thai Immigration Bureau office. "

Yep... the info was RIGHT there but i didn't read it. Damn skim reading. Thanks again!!
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Yup
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Np!
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Next question, anyone have favorite DN hotspots in Thailand (ie good places to shack up for two months to study for the GRE) ๐Ÿ˜„
amdcmyfrzbnk25d
don't even really need a hotspot, just good connectivity and a good ratio of cost of living/quality of life
enyiyqkms25d
Chiang Mai
hrhtggpny25d
It's always seemed to be a hotspot for DN's. And Bangkok too
iqhojer25d
Chiang Mai is famous for its DN and expats community.
I also like Koh Phangan if your more into islands.
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going to stay there a few months soon
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But personally I'm not a fan of BK for more than a week
tswsdixrlerw25d
Chiang Mai is definitely on our list and I've though of the DN community. Dont' really want to be in Bangkok for too long. Have thought about Koh Phangan but wasn't sure how the connectivity is there. We're in Goa right now and it's hit or miss. But man, do we love seafood
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can you get good seafood in Chiang Mai?
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I haven't done Phangan, but have done Tao quite heavily, and a bit of Samui. Tao internet is very hit and miss, Samui internet is better
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I think so....
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The food in Chiang Mai is amazing though, choice for everything
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excellent excellent
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Thank you yqqdohsctx and yoqkfokk
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I've had some good grilled fish at Chiang Mai lake
nwgyxhsfwbtk25d
haha that should cover the baseline at least
wjclvmofvuef25d
We were in Ladakh for three months, in the Nubra Valley, and there was no seafood, barely even fish, so we're just trying to avoid that again ^-^
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I can't imagine you'll struggle with that many places in Thailand
hdomjljjyqqsvli25d
good enough, yeah, but better elsewhere
ujwwaekgvmlkfkf25d
Bangkok is FAR better for food, but if you'll end up driving to your dinner spot for an hour if you want something really good
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100% agree
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but just about anywhere in Thailand you can stumble around and find good enough food
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Good sushi is rare in Chiang Mai, easily available in BKK
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Just was introduced to this Youtube channel yesterday
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Raw tuna ribs and stuff are definitely not available everywhere ๐Ÿ˜‚
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The burger one that started playing is in the kitchen of the downstairs of hubbato coworking place heh
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rzoxjnbdm this guy is cooking in Hubba-To, perhaps you've seen him around
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Ah okay, I haven't been back there in ages
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We will likely be flying into BKK so i'll be scooping up all of your recs for food there. Definitely want to see it, just probably not live there
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yeah, that makes sense. We're buying tiger prawns by the kilo fresh off the boat right now in Goa, definitely not something that's possible when you're not on the ocean :)
enocucildoxg25d
mmm raw tuna ribs
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The English subtitles are pretty good.. not auto translated .. fun watch
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I'm afraid the list is too long...
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You missed a spot
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Can definitely tell my Sukhumvit bias
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Recs for neighborhoods/areas to live in Chiang Mai?
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BKK has hotel buffets with all you can eat tiger prawns for I think less than a thousand baht per person
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jkwbtwtojmnxcnfj more like thonglor/ekamai, no? ๐Ÿ˜
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tpdraauaosbvh check out nimman
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Western side of the moat beats the eastern side (i.e. Nimman + sorroundings)
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tnpddbawnlhhh look in the area around maya mall or kad suan kaew mall
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Thanks jzwnmdiym dtbxhvyalidhswcs mazigvtsn ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜„
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Tiger Prawn FIESTAAA
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I think it's a little cheaper here, but I support it anywhere!
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now that's a list you should publish
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gravel and sand are my nightmares. Bali is a landmine for dirt piles. I make sure to go suuuper slow if the road had anything on it, especially during turns. Also good to know that if you start sliding on gravel/sand to immediately let go of the break.
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if one of the draws of Goa is the music scene, then Koh Phangan would definitely be a great option. Even if that's not the draw, we love Koh Phangan. I don't think the internet is too much of issue these days compared to smaller islands like Koh Tao.
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brake*
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ko samui
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oups sorry, meant to type this in search, not here.
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spyonyxbdlxclylcaypgub just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Bangkok, #thailand
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sdpptbgvutradmowr just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Bangkok, #thailand
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<@U02KE4Q5T just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Bangkok, , #thailand
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scrawbadpffw just need to mine asteroids
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Also consuming okay we just pee/poop it out anyway = ecosystem
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asteroid mining = my ultimate entrepreneurial dream
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Hey Nomads, I want to buy a Iphone 11 Pro Max and Apple Watch 5. In Thailand they are quite expensive. Does somebody have an Idea whats the cheapest way to get one with international warranty? I thought about to fly to Japan for 8000 Baht but its more than 6h Flight and i would like to avoid it ๐Ÿ˜•
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> with international warranty
mdjahzgolxdkeog15d
otherwise could buy grey import in MBK
ozhdpoft15d
whats mbk? and how much is the saving
jdlzstkfpvrvcbs15d
uogfmnqxdoanpxk15d
these are 2 trusted vendors there
owlrvzgbmmdhpfb15d
seems like you won't get apple warranty though
jtqcenwycgflceg15d
hm they list warranty expiration dates. perhaps they mean you get apple warranty until date X and "shop warranty" thereafter
elmbtasdrmeuseu15d
Their Line account should be responsive `@aobmobile` (with the ys sign)
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Apple Watch 5 not in stock currently
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afenuokqn why Japan?! Just fly to Singapore, or if you want a dual sim iPhone fly to Hong Kong.
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azdmkkjny Siam Paragon has good official Apple resellers, with real warranty
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HK (and SG?h u can get the VAT back at airport
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In HK that's 10% I think
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i send you PM
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jqmcsmgef also iPhone's according to my knowledge NEVER have international warranty, MacBook's do
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Yeah just checked never
tvqmasrqarrxnjx15d
Thereโ€™s an official apple store in Icon Siam
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HK has no VAT to begin with, so no need to claim anything in the airport
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Depending on the brand/model the cheapest vendor in HK might also just be importing from Taiwan or other places, so also no official warranty on those
illoiyzrbhcfxra15d
It's a cool experience though to buy a phone from a dude in a tiny stall with cash. Like buying a very expensive stick of grilled meat on the street
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Ah yes sry was confused w SG GST tax 7%
piazrhbhp15d
ofbeelnuezxgkpac he wants official I think, and HK has official apple stores
xorpwmikclwczzi15d
Right but even then might have to fly back to HK to get service
mfsxajmhcannusr15d
Although HK should be much cheaper flight than Japan
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CNX-HKG is r/t is cheap
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Yep absolutely have to, but any iPhone u have to fly back to country of purchase
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If u don't care about dual sim, I say go SG, always nice to visit if u need repair anywy
hsurfiuzpnaivg15d
yeah, I bought mine in NYC with apple care and both the warranty and apple care are in NYC onlyโ€ฆ
lkkwlcari15d
They rly should just add worldwide warranty like macbooks
rffuojoly15d
Altho I do have Apple Care on my Chinese iPhone I wonder if that's worldwide
stsqpjagqiddpnx15d
If you're based in TH you can consider the premium of the grey importers in MBK to be your "after market apple care" service fee
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The Chinese sales girl said smth like "yea"
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Yeah exactly if it breaks I'd just get it repaired at unofficial anyway, usually screen anyway, or buy new one
tahjlwelgkmyfwj15d
Yeah I can't be bothered to ship my gear around the world to replace a screen or battery
eiygqjanyhtbmfw15d
Totally given up on the idea of warranty, unless it's international
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cbxmrcslrdzgani15d
then you need to buy a new phone for the time you're other phone is in transit ๐Ÿ˜‚
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Thing is I only broke my iPhone once when iPhone 6 fell onto marble floor in Bali
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And i have iRing so i never rly drop it anywya
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And new iPhone X and later don't rly break screen easily
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The difference between Thailand and HKK is 150$ so its not worth the flight and accomodation. Just maybe this Dual Sim is a good Bonus. But i think ill just buy it here because the saving if there even is any is not worth the effort
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Yes prolly smart
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inwjtrudh basically between asoke and onnut on the sukhumvit/bts Line are good
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dlgkjtbjo is it near coworking places?
leccvofx15d
Thereโ€™s aisdc at phrom phong.. hubbato near Onnut/phra khanong
ghhlikbr15d
ayvyswbss Iโ€™m not used to Bangkok do you have location that can help me pinpoint the place?
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Oh ok cool! Thanks
bwpbommj15d
Take a quick look at a bts map
ndycavnr15d
Sukhumvit road is the main tourist/expat area
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More touristy west of asoke.. asoke is like the center of Bangkok
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Ok great, iโ€™ll check that out! thanks ๐Ÿ˜
rsjbmfzknugpghw15d
the area heโ€™s recommending is a double digit square km area, not a specific place
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plelknebt haha yes hipster = good
naordilcx15d
dependning what u like
sobjr15d
Kinnon Hostel. I left just a few days ago and I spent a week there, they also have some single rooms. "Desks" run along the walls and are not very deep, but in general it's a very comfortable place and they cook very well too.
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I stayed there last week b/c of hoodmaps recommendation with no knowledge about Bangkok. I liked the area a lot, def nice to be away for the most tourist places and a good mix of hipster and local. I stayed near soi sukhumvit 63. Next time Iโ€™d probably go a bit more East but mainly closer to BTS as now I had to walk like 20-25 minutes and thatโ€™s no fun in the Bangkok heat
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I worked from the hive in thong lor which was really nice. Didnโ€™t try any other coworking/work cafes though
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A few weeks ago I hadnโ€™t really heard of PM2.5
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Now I have dedicated air filters in three rooms that come on on schedule
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And am looking at seeing if I can control those with IOT air quality meters
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jkyaaivdvoxwuhrl i heard that meters that can truly detect PM2.5 are really expensive, all the cheap stuff is just monitoring visibility/humidity and estimating or something like that
sfxgoqoeepxnlxc15d
Or you can look at data from a nearby measuring station
bbcymphnaucwywt15d
These are the filters I have
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mcajkeovlaekakob Iโ€™m trying to get the air filters in the house to switch on if PM2.5 goes above a certain rate
bfvianghbaxbbha15d
2 friends of mine built pm2.5 sensors and their readings matched the ones of measurement stations, donโ€™t think it cost a lot
jcmuqgxdtbptwdg15d
tbh Iโ€™m surprised you didnโ€™t notice this last year when pollution got so bad that people started making memes
xekiazapbklpsfy15d
I wasnโ€™t here for the vast majority of last year
qfyhutyrufybkci15d
Fair
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<@UP6MM1DSQ just arrived in Koh Lanta, , #thailand
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<@U02KE4Q5T just arrived in ๐Ÿฎ #chiang-mai , #thailand
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There are people in the Coworking working also before 7am or after midnight, it's a very friendly and safe place (lots of cameras in all common areas, so you can leave you laptop there without fear), during lunch break they can prepare they dish of the day for 60 baht (less than 2โ‚ฌ). And there is also a "silence room" in the coworking, and second monitors available... I gave them 10/10 on Booking, for the first time in my life ๐Ÿ™‚
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pbkupnotch iโ€™m kindda hipster without the tatoos and the mustache so that should do it ๐Ÿ˜œ
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I am full manbun
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<@UHMLGE6HX just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Bangkok, #thailand
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<@UP8G5PF51 just arrived in ๐Ÿ Phuket, #thailand
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<@UHX7J24EP just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Krabi, #thailand
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<@ULS8WHJA3 just arrived in ๐Ÿ– Pattaya, #thailand
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I was thinking to do it but I forgot, I'm doing it right now ๐Ÿ™
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<@UL6LYPQ1J just arrived in ๐Ÿฎ #chiang-mai #thailand
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Nomad invasion starting...
mgaazcu11d
damn
mjftabg11d
someone reserve me a front-seat
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I'll get the back seat thx
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anyone knows if the visa on arrival can be extended to 30 days?
ginhxpbc11d
.
sdgffdou11d
sorry no, it looks like only 7 days
lzeowfod11d
jeeze Thailand is getting real stingy
acfgzjxjxpo11d
damn you thailand
nyrftsshirl11d
they dont like my romanian passport
tqozgavlq11d
What 7 days????
kcpwcykjt11d
For EU?
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evwlikygqa Might slightly depend on the country, like Lithuania not that long ago VOA was 15 days (recently with a bunch of countries changed to regular 30 days like for everyone else)
irksbzonq11d
Oh ok im schengen so it used to be 30 arrive 30 extend
bdxozhody11d
Yeah, I'm from Schengen too, but could only get 15 days (one of the reasons why I always made sure I have a visa as they give you 60 days for cheaper).... actually it seems like we (Lithuanians) don't even need visa for stays of less than 30 days ๐Ÿค”
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`... nationals and holders of passports/travel documents of Lithuania, ..., who wish to travel to Thailand for tourism purposes are permitted to enter Thailand for thirty (30) days without a visa.` that is good to find out ๐Ÿ˜„
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As a bulgarian I can get, from the consulate in Bulgaria, a 6 months multi entry tourist visa, but have to exit every 60 days. You have to enter Thailand 90 days after date of issuing. Still more convenient for long stays than any other option as long as I have been at home to get it. shenhxpmnubh โ€” check with the embassy/consulate in Romania, you probably have the same option.
vlqrrbdwb11d
Yeah I had that 6mo multi in 2013 was super useful
yzwaagygl11d
Somehow felt like I was more official too
kwawgucim11d
With that big seal in my passport
hqsrsqgr11d
It must give a piece of of mind they wont deny you entry, especially now with the new rules
nijcyogtp11d
Yes exactly
gbdrgrjlv11d
I'd rather get that beforehand then have them pick if I can enter or not
pwcovqvng11d
Ofc I'm flying to TH in 2 days and didn't
ejgjcarmb11d
Also because I think I have to get it in my home country