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Has anyone spent a year training in Thailand?
I’m thinking in a few years time ( for the dreaded big birthday, plus it gives time to get myself sorted out first ) of packing up and spending a year training, but I’m unsure of the visa, from the uk I can get 90 day visa but how many times can I re-new? Would people recommend one camp or travelling around? All I can is tourist prices are there any long term deals? Any advice or ideas is appreciated, I’m just at the very start of planning ahead
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People I know who have done this have simply renewed their visas by travelling to one of the next door countries (sorry, can't remember which one!), crossing the border, having a meal, then renewing their visa as they go back. Whether you can still do this I don't know; but it's all I can contribute! I would have thought spending a month or two at a couple of different places would be a great way to experience different training styles and techniques, and also to see different parts of the country. Good luck with it!


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Has anyone spent a year training in Thailand?
I’m thinking in a few years time ( for the dreaded big birthday, plus it gives time to get myself sorted out first ) of packing up and spending a year training, but I’m unsure of the visa, from the uk I can get 90 day visa but how many times can I re-new? Would people recommend one camp or travelling around? All I can is tourist prices are there any long term deals? Any advice or ideas is appreciated, I’m just at the very start of planning ahead
Thanks

Giiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirl, didn't you just got back home from your recent one!? LOL <3 

In regards to your questions, many of my friends do a "visa run" to neighboring countries like Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. I don't have much details on how many times per year you can do it, but that basically resets your stay. For us Canadians, its a maximum of "30 days"

 

You honestly make me want to GTFO and head to Thailand again. 


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I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve just got back to normal life that I’m suddenly dreaming of adventure and wishing I was doing something else lol
I just often feel like I’ve wasted my life and I nothing to show for it, I feel like I need a story to tell the grandkids or some kind of life other then work and being average, maybe I’m too old for a gap year, I just need to squash this constant feeling of failure and disappointment I carry around and have something to say that’s my story, that’s what I’ve done
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I’m pretty sure it’s because I’ve just got back to normal life that I’m suddenly dreaming of adventure and wishing I was doing something else lol
I just often feel like I’ve wasted my life and I nothing to show for it, I feel like I need a story to tell the grandkids or some kind of life other then work and being average, maybe I’m too old for a gap year, I just need to squash this constant feeling of failure and disappointment I carry around and have something to say that’s my story, that’s what I’ve done

That's honestly the beautiful thing about being passionate about Muay Thai. Its never too late, at all! You've already started; that is your story! Keep those pages turning! xx 


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I think Sylvie made a blog post about Thai visa runs a while back (not on the forum). I believe when I looked at US visas they had a 90 day option that would require leaving every 90 days to then re-enter Thailand. I stayed less than 30 days so I didn’t need any special visa when I went.

aaaaaaand I’m jealous! I wish I were in a place that I could go for such a stay. If you can do it, fucking go for it! Make your dreams a reality!
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Visa requirements seem to change a lot, so it's hard to keep up with it all. I do know that you are now limited to two visa runs per year by land. Any extra runs outside of those need to be done by air. There doesn't seem to be a limit there, but sometimes you're asked to provide proof of funds or onward travel.

A really good source of info for this stuff is the Thai Visa Advice facebook group. There's a ton of info there, and if you post a question, someone should get back to you pretty quickly. 


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