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How to Escape Thailand Without a Visa?

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Help! Stuck in Thailand

10-24-2009, 07:06 PM Post: #1

tanukihimself

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Help! Stuck in Thailand

I am on the run from the corrupt thai police. Long story with no moral. What is the best way to flee the country with an emergency passport and no visa stamps.

I am a citizen of the U.S.A. if that makes any difference one way or the other.

thanks.

10-25-2009, 02:31 AM Post: #2

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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

When you cross into Laos then there’s no computer system (at least there wasn’t 2 years ago when i was there) so if you can get the right stamp on your emergency passport that might be an option.

But i don’t know if you’re allowed to travel on an emergency passport anywhere except back ‘home’…

I’ve heard that in cases like this, a good friend or family member with a similar resemblance flies in and lets you use their passport to leave. Once you’re out they report their passport stolen.

10-25-2009, 05:07 AM Post: #3
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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

go to the southern cambodian border (near trat). you might even be able to just sneek over the border without getting bothered by the thais (just walk across confidently). you may have to bribe the cambodians when they see that you don’t have your thai exit stamp.. $100 should do it just fine. Better yet, don’t even talk with the cambodians on the other side, either, just get a taxi immediately and head for phnom penh. If you’re confident and swift no one will say anything, I’m sure of that. If they ask, say you already have all the required documents and brush them off. Get to phnom penh and you will have no problem bribing immigration there if necessary. There are jobs teaching english everywhere and you can make a living for quite awhile if necessary or you can just go to the US embassy there. I’m familiar with nearly all of thailand’s borders, and that is certainly the most fluid and open. Cambodian officials will be much easier to bribe than laotian officials. In fact, you won’t be able to bribe laotian officials… Everything depends on your confidence. As a foreigner, you are unlikely to be seriously questioned if you are confident and swift. best of luck

10-25-2009, 05:27 PM Post: #4

tanukihimself

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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

Yeah. I’m already in trat. I thought I would have to pay a boat to ferry me over.

10-26-2009, 02:42 AM Post: #5
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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

yeah, you could take a boat if you can find one, just bne fucking careful that they don’t rob you. it could be easily done… I mean, robbing you. The had lek border crossing is just a checkpoint on the road. Walk across and don’t let anyone stop you. That’s it. There’s no bridge. As soon as you cross into cambodia call for a taxi, you should be fine. i honestly think that’s simpler and porbably safer than taking a boat, but it’s your call obviously.

Yesterday, 08:24 PM Post: #6

tanukihimself

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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

Made it through. I had to bribe my way past the cambodians still no visa. I assume that the embassy might help with that.

Today, 07:42 AM Post: #7
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RE: Help! Stuck in Thailand

haha, nice. I won’t ask what the hell you did. You’ll be fine in cambodia. You’re surely not the worst scoundrel hanging out there… You might just ask around at the lakeside in PP and see who can help you out before going to the embassy. I forget the name of the guesthouse… I’d reckon the last guesthouse to the south, they can help you. (It’s also the best guesthouse on the lake). Either way, you’ll need a new passport.