I'm travelling to Thailand in July, and I'll be in the country for about 3 days before I travel onwards to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. I'll then come back into Thailand for 16 days. Overall my trip lasts 42 days.
When I arrive (by air) into Bangkok the first time I should get a 30-day tourist visa, and as I understand it, when I arrive back in Thailand (by land) later on in the trip, I'll get a 15-day tourist visa. If I'm staying for 16 days, then I need to apply for a visa for this second part, but looking online it seems as if I need to get a 60-day visa for the whole trip, with multiple entries, so I need to pay £25 for each entry, ie, £50 altogether, which means I have to pay £50 for just one extra day in Thailand, even though I'll only be in the country for 19 days overall. Is this correct? Is there any way I could avoid paying for this multiple entry visa since I'm actually staying for less than 30 days overall? Or do I need to get this tourist visa with multiple entries?
Any advice you could give me would be great!
Thank you, Amber