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ED Visa B@ches!

Posted by Garth on Wednesday, August 6, 2008

I got it! So, as I understand it, I don't have to do anything involving Visas or borders or anything of the sort for 90 days, at which point I have to go to the Immigration office, pay 1900 baht for an extension (about an hour out of my life). Thus giving me 1 year in the Land of Smiles without having to do any sort of shitty Visa run to Ranong in a hot, cramped minivan full of farangs (about 10 hours out of my life). Let's compare the two, shall we...


Tourist (Double-Entry)
ED (Single-Entry Education)
Day 1
Visa Run to Penang
Visa Run to Penang
Cost: 13000 baht (flight, hotel, visa)
Cost: 13000 baht (flight, hotel, visa)
Time: 3 days
Time: 3 days
Day 60
Visit Immigration Office (Extension)
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Cost: 1900 baht
Time: 1 hr
Day 90
Visa Run to Ranong
Visit Immigration Office (Extension)
Cost: 1500 baht
Cost: 1900 baht
Time: 10 hrs
Time: 1 hr
Day 150
Visit Immigration Office (Extension)
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Cost: 1900 baht
Time: 1 hr
Day 180
Visa Run to Penang
Registered Mail Address Report
Cost: 13000 baht (flight, hotel, visa)
Cost: 300 baht
Time: 3 days
Time: 15 mins
Day 240
Visit Immigration Office (Extension)
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Cost: 1900 baht
Time: 1 hr
Day 270
Visa Run to Ranong
Registered Mail Address Report
Cost: 1500 baht
Cost: 300 baht
Time: 10 hrs
Time: 15 mins
Day 330
Visit Immigration Office (Extension)
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Cost: 1900 baht
Time: 1 hr
Total Cost
36600 baht
15500 baht
Total Time
About 8 days
About 3.5 days

Now all I have to do is get out of this shit hole they call Penang and back to beautiful Phuket. Too bad there's no flights tomorrow so I'm stuck here til Friday.

Sources:
http://www.thaivisa.com/279.0.html
http://www.thaivisa.com/315.0.html
http://www.thaivisa.com/272.0.html
http://www.thaivisa.com/298.0.html

2 comments:

Gregg said...

I am resisting making crude jokes about "double entry" and whatnot :)
Good to hear you are set up!

Gillian said...

"Land of Smiles" - hahahaha!

OK b@ch - while you're killin' time on the internets, DONATE ALREADY! I don't run these marathons for the good of my health... OK, that actually is part of it.

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