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Laos >30 days

Posted by ade7 on 21/4/2008 at 04:49

Hi, I have heard mixed things about the Laos Visa so I just wanted to clarify - am I right in saying that you can get the 30 day visa on arrival? I know it says on this website that that is indeed the case, but its just that Ive read different things elsewhere (these sources may have been out of date). Secondly, I understand that you can extend your visa in Vientiane, but only "on a daily basis", according to this site. I was hoping to stay for more than 30 days (perhaps more like 40 days) ...

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Help - going from Laos to Hue in Vietnam, has anyone used the Na Phao & Cha Lo border crossing?

Posted by Digitalis on 10/1/2009 at 19:03

Has anyone used the border crossing near Tha Khaek in Laos? We will be in Tha Khaek and want to cross to Hue in Vietnam. On paper this looks like the best crossing (Na Pho & Cha Lo) but we haven't found any info on whether it is accessible or not. Would it be better to go to Savannakhet and use the Dansavanh & Lao Bao crossing for Hue ? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks ...

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Ubon Ratchathani - Pakse bus travelquery

Posted by rayc101 on 31/12/2008 at 14:03

Hi all In August 2009, I hope to travel from Ubon Ratchathani (UR) to the Chong Mek/Vang Tao border crossing by public (ordinary bus). In June 2008 I caught a VIP bus from the Northern Bus Station, which cost 200ThB. I understand there is also a Southern Bus Station from which public buses leave for the Chong Mek/Vang Tao border crossing. I have consulted my Lonely Planet and Rough Guide without success. Does anyone know if public buses leave the Southern Bus Station for the border, and ...

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visa changes Thailand 09

Posted by nedz on 10/1/2009 at 08:43

Only 15 days visa stamp at boarder crossings Now, into Thailand. Flying in will get you 30 day visa at airport. Get formal visa in home country before you leave, usually 60 days .can get multiple entry but must leave and re enter country..Visa overstay fines are 500bt per day. apply in neighbouring country embasys for Thai visa... and good luck, Nedzx ...

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Another Thai-Laos Border Crossing at Ban Mo

Posted by Tilapia on 9/1/2009 at 04:28

I was in Si Chiangmai and was told by two locals there that foreigners are allowed to cross the river at Ban Mo, which is a little village just on the west side of the town. We rode to the place where the ferry crossing is and, sure enough, it is possible. At least, they told us we could cross there if we wanted to. We didn't have our visas yet, though. If you go, you MUST have a visa before you arrive in Laos. The ferry only goes twice each week, both days at the same time of day (6:00 pm ...

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Thailand visa in Hanoi?

Posted by DLuek on 2/1/2009 at 10:19

Can anyone provide info on obtaining a 3 month Thailand visa in Hanoi? Thanks, DL ...

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e-visa and the koh khong immigration scammers

Posted by sayadian on 1/1/2009 at 21:43

I go back to Cambodia next month and usually get a business visa at Poipet or Pailin.This time I would like to go via Koh Khong but have heard of the huge rip offs by immigration when issuing business or tourist visa.As I have to travel on almost immediately to Vietnam I am going to get my business visa on return. I fancy going through Koh Khong with a tourist e-visa but I distrust immigration there so much I am nervous of turning up with an e-visa. I can honestly see that bunch of scammers tel ...

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Don Khon to Phnom Penh

Posted by TravisTheTraveler on 30/12/2008 at 14:20

After visiting Laos for 2 weeks I would like to get to Phnom Penh from Don Khon. There are flights to Phnom Penh from Pakse via Vientane but geographically that doesn't make any sense. I can cross over into Cambodia from Veun Kham but does anyone know if there is a convenient connection to Phnom Penh? How long would it take? Thanks ...

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Vietnam Visa problem...

Posted by MarkHall on 28/12/2008 at 17:59

I have paid for a 30 day Visa in Vietnam but filled the leaving date in wrong saying that i would be leaving on the 2nd Jan when my flight is on the 6th. Can anyone advise me as to what will happen if i turn up at the airport and try and explain this?? ...

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visas for vitenam and cambodia

Posted by Patrickx8 on 12/11/2008 at 06:17

let me see if I get this right 1) it is best to get a Visa for Vietnam before arriving and I can best do it online or by going to the US Embassy. Cost is $65. Will I be able to enter and re-enter using the same visa if it is during the same month 2) I will be going from Vietnam to Cambodia. Am I best getting a Cambodian Visa ahead of time or is it simple and quick to get one upon entry from Vietnam Thanks for your help ...

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Posted by jungleland on 14/12/2008 at 13:58

Has anyone out there in Cambodia got a recent, say last couple of weeks, extention to there business visa. Seems there was a problem after a recent "äccident" ...

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Vietnam visa with only one way ticket

Posted by ngg18 on 6/8/2008 at 18:01

Hello, I was wondering if someone could please answer a couple of questions I have regarding Vietnam visas. 1. Is it a problem entering the country if I only have a one way ticket and have not yet planned when or how I will be leaving the country? 2. Is it possible to get a 3 month tourist visa without too much trouble or should I just get a 30 day visa and try get an extension when I am in Vietnam? 3. Is it a problem getting a visa if I have traveled to Vietnam only two months ago? ...

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Visa on arrival in Lao from China

Posted by biene on 2/12/2008 at 19:51

Hi! Does anyone know if it is possible to get the 30-day visa for Lao on the border comming from China (Yunnan Province)? Thanks for your help! Biene ...

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How long

Posted by jungleland on 3/12/2008 at 12:34

is it possible to stay in Laos using tourist visa(s)?? ...

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Bo Y border opened for international border crossings?

Posted by millionilla on 11/12/2006 at 15:31

Hello there, just read from Rough Guide Vietnam that Bo Y border (Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam border, near Vietnamese Kon Tum) should be now opened for international border crossings. But when checking Vietnam's Tourism website, I found no information about this border... Does anybody happen to know how things are at Bo Y? thanks, Milla ...

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Up - Date Please

Posted by jungleland on 14/11/2008 at 13:20

On the current regulations (regarding ticket out of China ect:) for overlanding between Lao Cai/Hekou ...

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Viewed 1,811 times, with 8 replies. Last reply by jungleland on 30/11/2008 at 15:00

Have I got this right

Posted by jungleland on 26/11/2008 at 11:57

I'm a Brit based in Cambo but am ready for a move. So I get a double entry (60 day)tourist visa (from wherever) that can be extended by by thirty days (twice) Giving me 180 consecutive days in Thailand, I will have a ticket out at the end of that period, have i got that right ? ...

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Visa entries for Thailand

Posted by rayad on 19/11/2008 at 11:54

Hi, Can anyone help out with this problem. I am currently travelling for 6 months and got a 2 entry tourist visa for Thailand before leaving. This gives me 60 days stay per time. I am now on my 2nd entry which expires in Jan 2009. I would like to visit Malaysia and have been told that I don't need a visa (I'm British), however if I went in nov./dec. would I be able to get back into Thailnad on my same visa as it won't have expired? I want to go asap rather than waiting to maybe get a 30 day t ...

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Travelling from Hanoi to Louang Prabang, Laos

Posted by Niquei193 on 11/10/2008 at 13:28

We need to travel from Hanoi to Louang Prabang. So far we have only found flying as the main option... however the flight we need isnt available on the date we require. Is there any other options to get from Hanoi to Louang Prabang? Possibly by train or bus? Anyone who can help, its greatly appreciated... ...

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Viewed 2,150 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by houska on 21/11/2008 at 09:38

no visa

Posted by cj5892 on 23/6/2008 at 20:55

Hi, I am going to Thailand for just under thirty days on the 8th of july, however the flights are flexible and depending on money i may want to stay another week. is there any way i can get a visa for the extra week when over there? or would i be able to pay a fine at the airport? many thanks ...

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