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Laos visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:31

The Tourist Visa for Laos can be issued at most entry points or via a travel agency or Lao consulate. The visa should cost around US$30 -- though this may vary a little depending on your nationality. Visa on arrival is reliably available at most overland crossings between Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, including the Huay Xai, Vientiane , Savannakhet, Tha Khaek and Chong Mek entry points. It is also available at both Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports (US$30 - cash only, one passport photo) ...

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Vietnam visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:48

The Tourist Visa for Vietnam must be issued before arrival and there are three typical visas aimed at tourists. A month-long single entry visa, a month-long multiple entry visa and a three-month single entry visa. Depending on the consulate or embassy that issues it, on very infrequent occasions the visa may begin to expire from the day it is issued. If you're not located anywhere near a Vietnamese embassy or consulate, Vietnamese visas can also be arranged online where you pay a travel agent a ...

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Visa and border crossing news - please read this before postting! Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/4/2006 at 14:14

Last updated January 20, 2013 Because of the length of this thread we've broken it out into separate threads to make is easier to digest. Please direct any updates or comments to the correct thread. Thanks! Shortcuts Cambodian visa FAQ Indonesian visa FAQ Lao visa FAQ Malaysian visa FAQ Singapore visa FAQ Thai visa FAQ Vietnamese visa FAQ Thailand / Laos border crossings Thailand / Cambodia border crossings Thailand / Malaysia border crossings Laos / Cambodia border c ...

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Indonesia Visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:35

The two most popular visas for Indonesia with foreign tourists are the 30-day visa on arrival and the tourist visa. Visa on arrival Over 60 nationalities are eligible for visa on arrival which is good for 30-days, costs US$35 (payable on arrival) and, in some cases, can be extended for a second 30 days for an additional $35, or via an agent (which should cost 700,000 - 800,000 rupiah depending on the agent). The visa on arrival is available at most popular international airports (for example, ...

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Thailand visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:45

Thailand has a multitude of visa options and requirements -- you're best off going to the horse's mouth at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the full spiel. For most regular tourists, you have two primary options: You can get a Tourist-visa in advance at a Thai embassy or consulate or you may be eligible for a visa-waiver upon arrival. This is valid for 30-days if you arrive by air but for many nationalities, only 15 days if you arrive by land. From the Travelfish blogs How to get a Tha ...

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Malaysia visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:36

Malaysia has a quite liberal visa policy for most nationalities with many granted 90 days entry visa free on arrival. Israelis are the notable exception as they are generally not permitted to enter Malaysia. You can see the full list at the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Note that if it is your first time arriving in Malaysia you may be finger-printed at immigration. Extensions Malaysian tourist visas can be extended, see this story on extending a Malaysian tourist visa for mor ...

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Cambodia visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:29

Both tourist and business visas are available on entry at the airports and at some of the international crossings. A tourist visa costs US$30, a business visa $35. There is no difference in required documents for one visa or the other -- one just costs $5 more than the other. At international airports you'll generally get the visa for the official price, at overland crossings, overcharging may happen occur. You will require a pen and one photo. You can also apply for a Cambodian visa online th ...

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Singapore visa FAQ Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:39

Citizens of many nations are able to enter Singapore for up to 30 days visa-free -- so there's no need to get a visa in most cases -- and 30 days is more than enough to see all the sights you could possibly imagine in Singapore. Some nationalities, including the following: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, the Central Asian states and Russia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen are required t ...

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Applying for Austrailian work visa in se asia

Posted by annaedsevla on 28/12/2015 at 20:57

Hi! I am going to thailand/cambodia/vietnam in the spring and wanted to apply for an Australian work visa whilst over there if possible. I was thinking it would be a good way to continue my traveling and replenish my funds so I don't have to go home as soon. Has anyone done this/would recommend this? ...

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Viewed 806 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by annaedsevla on 30/12/2015 at 22:10

Need to be 100% sure - Visa on arrival Thailand

Posted by ayebobe on 29/4/2015 at 09:08

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Thailand and Myanmar this summer. I booked a flight from Canada to Bangkok roundtrip july 19 to august 23 (35 days). I'm going to Myanmar from august 2 to august 10 (plane from Chiang Mai to mandalay, plane from Yangon to Bangkok). Then i'm staying in Thailand until august 23. I just want to be 100% sure on what kind of visa i need. I am Canadian. My comprehension : - Visa on arrival (free) at Bangkok airport - eVisa before the trip for Myanmar (50$ US) - Visa ...

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the fastest way to get to thailand?

Posted by gnfnzn10 on 9/12/2015 at 09:10

the fastest way to get to thailand? ...

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Getting an Indian tourist visa in Manila as UK national???

Posted by HenryBaker on 12/10/2015 at 09:09

Hi, I've researched online for hours trying to work out if I can get an Indian tourist visa in Manila and still had no luck finding a definitive answer. I haven't been back to the UK for 1 year so was unable to get a visa at home. Here is some of the relevant, but conflicting info I have come across: http://www.indembassymanila.in/eoi.php?id=Visa suggests that UK nationals CAN get a visa http://www.blsindiavisa-ph.com/forms/visa_application_process_for_eoi_website.pdf "Non-Philippine n ...

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Thailand to Myanmar to Sri Lanka to India

Posted by Mellowyellow on 23/9/2015 at 21:54

Hi, I am currently in Thailand and have applied for my visa to Myanmar in Chiang Mai. I plan in going to Sri Lanka from there and then onto India. I am having some trouble finding information in this department. Can anyone let me know what is the best way to proceed? I have heard many different things regarding crossing into Myanmar from Thailand (some borders being closed to foreigners). I was planning on crossing overland from the west (around Krabi/Phuket) but was told it is only possible f ...

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Sadao - visa on arrival

Posted by yongrichard on 11/11/2015 at 23:58

Hi All, I am flying to Penang (Malaysia) and travel to Sadao... do you know if I can do Visa on arrival there? Thank you Richard ...

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Burma visa in Chiang Mai?

Posted by SB1 on 9/11/2015 at 01:08

Hello all, I'm wondering if anyone here has gotten a visa for Burma in Chiang Mai since the consulate has opened up? Any info would be greatly appreciated. ...

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Le Thanh - O Yadao crossing (Pleiku - Ban Lung)

Posted by Lother on 24/6/2009 at 20:46

Hi, Has anyone crossed the Vietnamese-Cambodian border at this crossing (in this direction) more recently than the report in the sticky thread? Specifically, I'm interested in transport options from the Cambodian side of the border to Ban Lung (getting to the crossing from Pleiku seems no problem), and whether in fact Cambodian visas _are_ available on arrival at the crossing or not. Any info on this crossing would be much appreciated. ...

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Bus drivers leaving you behing at malasya-singapour border

Posted by Pokol on 1/8/2015 at 06:25

I had read about it but yesterday I experienced this. I went through immigration to entre Singapore and when I came out my bus wasnt waiting for me. There were a bunch of other western people from other buses who experienced the same thing. My company was KKKL. ...

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Prek Chak/Xa Xia border (Kep Ha Tien)

Posted by oasisbarhatien on 4/12/2011 at 00:23

Some recent developments at this crossing.1)The Cambodian entry/exit post has now been moved,so if you wish to visit the Ha Tien Vegas casino,(which is technically in Cambodia,and if you are already in Cambodia),you do not now have to show your passport,but can go directly to the casino,without leaving Cambodia or having your passport stamped.2)The age old scam of Cambodian touts hanging around the border and telling people you cannot take a motor vehicle into Vietnam is still alive and well ...

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Trip Report: Siem Reap to Vientiane

Posted by cheeco on 15/12/2009 at 15:19

Hi everyone, My husband and I just made the trip from Siem Reap to Vientiane through Thailand. We did this because we did not get our Laos Visas when we were in Phnom Penh, and didn't want to go back to get them. Therefore, we would not be allowed to cross the land border between Laos and Cambodia. We also did this because flying was really out of our budget. It may seem like a long post, but I tried to be as detailed as possible. It was so simple to do, I would recommend it to ...

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Multi entry visa for Cambodia

Posted by sgardam on 14/2/2008 at 02:35

I'm entering Cambodia twice in my trip - first through Vietnam and then through Thailand. Can I buy a multi entry visa at the border (most likely Kaam Samnor)? What does it cost? ...

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