Due to Aranyaprathet being such a well known border crossing it also gets very busy (many agents from Bangkok use this crossing for visa runs) and getting the paperwork completed can take some
Tourist visa's obtained prior to a stay in Thailand can be used to stay for up to 30 or 60 days, depending on the visa applied for.
These visas can be extended for 30 days at immigration offices throughout Thailand. The fee is 1,900 baht, again the process can be very frustrating.
Instead most travellers choose to do a Visa Run to the Thai-Cambodian border crossings. The most renowned border crossing is Aranyaprathet (Poi-Pet
on the Cambodian side).
The cost for a visa is 1,200 baht for the Cambodian visa and 350 baht for an exit stamp. The exit stamp has to be paid if you are leaving Cambodia on the same day that you make your visa.
Please note the following!
Travellers without visa will, from December 2008, get only 15 days of stay if they are arriving via a land border checkpoint from a neighbouring country. If you require a longer stay you should Contact
Us so we can discuss the options available to you.