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Laos visa

Posted by msimojoki on 15/4/2012 at 23:40

I'm travelling by bicycle from Thailand to Laos in July and was wondering if visa are available at the Vientiane crossing? Thanks, Mike

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 17/4/2012 at 06:16

Absolutely. Hundreds of foreigners cross there daily and Laos 30-day visa on arrival is readily available. Best to pay in US dollars as they charge considerably more if in Thai baht. Bring a passport-size photo.

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Posted by msimojoki on 18/4/2012 at 07:03

Thanks a lot CB, very helpful.

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Posted by altmtl on 18/4/2012 at 18:44

Make sure you have a photo and some US$ - exact amount, it is cheaper than paying in baht. Price varies according to country.

I'd also suggest withdrawing Thai baht at an ATM in Thailand, and changing it to kip in Laos, the withdrawal limits at ATM's in Laos are quite low, hence more withdrawals and fees.

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