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Can I get Cambodia & Laos visas in Bangkok?

  • googookevin

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    I was wondering is it possible for me to get Cambodia & Laos visas in Bangkok? Where can I get these visas? If I get them in advance, I can exempt from the chaos and bribes-taking thing, right?


    #1 Posted: 29/4/2006 - 10:47

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    Hi googookevin,

    Welcome to Travelfish!
    Yes you can get both of those visas in Bangkok -- either by going to the embassies yourself of by working through a travel agent.

    #2 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 08:15

  • exacto

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    So the question you want to ask yourself is, "is it worth the extra time and effort to get the visas in Bangkok (or worth the extra money to pay a travel agent to get them for you)? I think it depends on how long you plan to stay in each country, and how much time you have in Bangkok to spend applying for visas.

    For me, getting the visa at the border has always been quicker, easier, and essentially the same cost (U.S. passport).

    For the record, I've travelled to Laos about a dozen times, getting a visa on arrival every time but once, and the worst thing that ever happened was that I had a grumpy Lao immigration official stamping me in. Tragic.

    Good luck to you however you decide to do it. Cheers.

    #3 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 11:52

  • hkk79

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    On top of that, you also can apply for the Cambodia eVisa online.

    #4 Posted: 30/4/2006 - 18:54

  • exacto

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    Great suggestion. Has anyone successfully used this service? Is the extra $5 service charge worth not having to wait in line for a visa on arrival?

    It looks like the eVisa is only valid at the international airports at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, so it wouldn't help anyone trying to make the overland journey to Angkor via Aranyaprathet and Poipet, for example.

    #5 Posted: 1/5/2006 - 02:43

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