LDIkaros From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 177 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4462 times:
I will be leaving for SE Asia in about 2 weeks, for a total of almost 2 months. I booked a CX flight SFO-HKG-TPE-HKG-SFO, with a really long stopover in HKG before heading to TPE.
Of course, I won't stay that long in HKG. From HKG I have a one-way booking on UL to BKK, arriving in BKK in the evening of March 16. A month later, April 15, I will then head down to KUL on a one-way flight on MH. From there I booked a r/t KUL-SUB (10 days) and then a one-way on JQ SIN-HKG before continuing on to TPE.
All these flights are booked and confirmed. I anticipate that I will have to show printouts of my ongoing flights when, for example, checking in at HKG for my UL flight to BKK. I don't have any visas in my passport for any countries I will visit as I can get them on arrival (I have a German passport).
Still, I wonder if I will run into any trouble with these arrangements. Does anybody have any experience in these matters?
Also, with my current itinerary I will be staying in Thailand for 31 days. I can get a visa on arrival for 30 days and so far have not had any major problem overstaying for one day. Still, could they deny me entry for having a flight out of Thailand after 31 rather than 30 days?
Of course, I could always book a quickie flight out of BKK to, say, SIN for a few days. Still, I'd rather not unless I have to.
HOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 425 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4445 times:
Wow, that is quite an itinerary. I wonder if you have to pay a departure tax when you fly out of those countries. I know Singapore has a departure tax, but United can't tell me if it is included in my ticket price or not. Have a great trip (s)!
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 71 Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4442 times:
Quoting LDIkaros (Thread starter): Still, could they deny me entry for having a flight out of Thailand after 31 rather than 30 days?
Yes, they could - as you're not fulfilling all requirements to be issued a 30-day visa. I'd certainly check with your nearest Thai embassy on that one, you don't want to get stuck on an itinerary such as yours!
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4427 times:
Thai Immigration tends to change the visa rules frequently so you should keep an eye on this. I have travelled in and out of Thailand many, many times, often with a stamp on arrival and also with tourist visas.
I have never been asked to show proof of my onward journey at the immigration desks in Bangkok, but once I was travelling from Penang to Bangkok without a visa and I was asked to show proof of the onward journey at the check-in (this was with AirAsia).
But if you have a ticket booked where you would be overstaying one day, I don't expect this to cause any problems.
A good source for current info on Thai Immigration issues is the Thaivisa.com website.