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Offline Gino64

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Border run 9/17
« on: September 13, 2015, 11:34:21 AM »
Hi everyone going to Surin on 17th to do border run if anyone interested in coming along then let me know b4 Wednesday have car and licence can help with fuel costs would be great for both parties have a nice day everyone Ian

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 12:53:13 PM »
Hi gino, just a rumour and not confirmed yet. - but google below

Reports: Thai-Cambo border check points closed to visa runners with immediate effect
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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 05:28:16 PM »
Does this rumor  include people with multi entry non o marram visas ????

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2015, 06:12:34 PM »
I don't know what type of visa or should i say extension your after.
The post states they are accepting those with a valid Multiple Entry Non-O or Tourist Visa.

Bit more news @stickboybangkok.com

15 & 30 Day Visa Exemption Stamps Suspended At Thai-Cambodian Border

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2015, 06:27:31 PM »
Think OK then I have muti entry non o visa valid til March next year I'm going for another 90 days so hopefully be able to get extension thanks for your feedback Ian

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2015, 08:39:37 PM »
Have a safe journey and good luck m8 - keep us posted on the situation when you get back  :cheers
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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2015, 09:35:32 AM »
Gino obviously there may be changes afoot so it'll be good to see how you get on.
I've only done the 'Visa run' once for some youngsters.
BUT do you mean 'Poi Pet' past 'Sa Keaw' ? If so  the best route may be via Kabinburi.
If there is a border crossing around Surin it's not marked on my maps.
Anyway I would recommend Poi Pet. And very close to the border on the main road, (50 metres away), there is a firm of agents next door to an 'aircon Coffee Shop' - they charge Baht 500 to expedite your Visa progress but I'd recommend using them, particularly if there is any confusion, as they do seem to have the 'inside' track.
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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2015, 10:33:51 AM »
The Surin crossing is at Chong Jom, near to Prasat.
Kap Choeng is the local immigration office

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2015, 10:55:32 AM »
Thanks Jivvy for the info.
Do you think Chong Jom is a major crossing like Poi Pet which seems to have a lot of traffic ex-BKK ?
When I went to Poi Pet, the day after the military coup I think it was, the border had been closed for 24 hours and there was a 5 mile queue of lorries.
I thought Poi Pet might be closer and an easier journey ? ATB

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2015, 12:31:48 PM »
Thailand has six land crossing with Cambodia – Ban Pakard/ Phsa Prum, Ban Laem/ Daun Lem, Chong Sa Ngam/ Anlong Veng, Chong Jom/ O Smach, Hat Lek/ Ko Kong and Aranyaprathet/ Poipet – and all are said to be affected, with local variations as to who can enter and who can not.

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2015, 06:12:51 PM »
Thanks for all ur comments leaving tomorrow to see what's going on and will report the situation on here when get back tomorrow going to go to chom chom/ surin border as it's the closest to korat  keep you informed

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2015, 10:18:01 AM »
Gino.
For interest I measured the routes to Poi Pet and Chong Jom (H24) on my map and they seem about the same, (about 200km).
I haven't traveled H24 eastwards yet, but your road looks straighter actually and you will avoid that nightmare descent from Wang Nam Keaw on H304
Good trip. Good luck.

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Re: Border run 9/17
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 08:57:26 PM »
Hi back from chong chom  that's what the sign post says anyway good news everyone 30 days 60 days and 90 still available at this border but 15 days just to comfirm non o and b visa no problem tourist visa OK double entry pretty much all that has been stopped is the 15 day extention had good trip very quick in and out about 20 minutes so anyone have border would recommend surin all the best Ian

 



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