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laos visa in hanoi, April 2008

Posted by cplhsu on 22/4/2008 at 17:46

Just thought I'd let any Aussie travellers know.... the going rate for a visa in Hanoi is $45 USD, you get it the next day - and this is at the Lao embassy visa branch located at 40 P Quang Trung, near Bay Nau Lake. The address listed in the LP for Lao embassy is correct, but they dont do visas there. You can get a visa for a similar price from the travel agencies around town but they tend to quote you different figures - between $45 to 50, for a visa in 2 days. The advantage is that you dont ...

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Thai exit proof - land,sea or air?? Tourist visa exemption - 30 days!

Posted by lauraandmark on 16/9/2008 at 16:24

Hi just looked at the thai embassy UK website and it says as long as you can prove you are leaving thailand by land sea or air thats fine - has this changed recently?? is there a way to prove leaving by land if asked by officials? I have flights booked from laos to vietnam within the 30 day period - i know it actually doesnt state i'm leaving thailand but would they understand etc?? Thanks, Mark ...

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Thailand Visa - multiple entry help!

Posted by lauraandmark on 4/9/2008 at 19:38

Hi I am travelling to Bangkok (well if the political dispute is all well) on 2nd November travelling up north Thailand and across to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and then onto the Thai Islands and back to Bangkok for our flight out on 11th January - my total trip is 70 days so am I right in assuming as I wont be in Thailand for more than 30 days at any one time then I dont need any visas (apart from my vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian one?) please can you help before I tear my hair out!!!! Also if thi ...

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Obtaining vietnamese visa in Pnomh Penh

Posted by nzchanty on 24/1/2008 at 00:11

Hi everyone, Can you recommend where to get our vietnamese visas from in Pnomh Penh? We will be there for 5 days, I hope that is long enough. Do you also have a rough idea of cost? Thanks again ...

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thai visa questions

Posted by luna86 on 25/8/2008 at 04:46

im arriving in bangkok on september the 1st and then i fly out of bangkok on november 16th.....im planning to go to cambodia and vietnam straight away after i arrive in thailand....so will i be alright arriving in thailand with no visa......if i say im going to cambodia and vietnam.... ...

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Onward Travel Help!!!

Posted by Marney_47 on 27/5/2008 at 13:48

Hi there Im currently a sole English backpacker in Australia and I plan to visit Southeast Asia for 8 weeks before I head to the UK for Christmas at home… General Itinerary is Thailand – for 3 weeks Laos – for 9 days (South) Vietnam - 14 days Cambodia – 10 days My only worry that I have come across is an issue with onward travel that nobody seems to mention too much on Travelfish. I fly into Bangkok from Sydney on the 27th of October and I plan to cross the boarder in Huay ...

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Viewed 3,530 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by glitztglamtrash on 15/8/2008 at 18:33

Visa and Border Help...yes im useless!

Posted by malibu828 on 4/8/2008 at 21:50

Hi All! Im off in 8 weeks for a 6 month trip, well be in SE Asia for 13 weeks and doing a big loop, starting in Bangkok up to Northern Thailand, Laos, Nothern Vietnam down to Southern Vietnam, then across Cambodia and back to Bangkok to do the islands and Malaysia. My question is where is the best place to leave and enter each county on this route. It seems Huay Xai from Thailand to Laos makes most sense then mabe at Hue but wanted to go to Sapa so would this means lots of pointless backtr ...

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Visa? (Approval Letter) - Phnom Penh

Posted by travelman1956 on 24/7/2008 at 02:20

I've been reading all the posts regarding getting a Vietnam Visa in Phnom Penh. When getting it from a guest house/travel agency or the Vietnam Embassy itself, does that come with the approval letter? Don't like making big mistakes! I'm planning ahead for December travel. Thanks! Dick:) ...

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One Way Flight Into Thailand - Visa Issues

Posted by johnnyowen on 21/7/2008 at 00:36

Hey all. The girlfriend and I bought 2 x one way tickets from the UK to Thailand as we're planning on travelling round there, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam then staying and working in Phuket for a bit before heading down through Malaysia and Indonesia into Oz. We only bought a one-way ticket as we didnt know where we'd be flying back to the UK from and for ahow long we'd be away. I realise if we're stopped at immigration we could be in a bit of trouble but has anyone ever done this before and if ...

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Viewed 2,895 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 21/7/2008 at 08:06

Visa extension

Posted by anya_lukover on 20/7/2008 at 21:58

Hello. I'm from UK and currently in Chiang Mai on a 60 day visa. It runs out on 25th August but need to extend to a 90 day one. I don't want to do a border run. Can I get this done in Chiang Mai anywhere do you know or do I have to go back to bangkok?? Also can I fly from here to Koh Tao direct? Thanks ...

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Open and safe border crossings for visa runs for Thailand?

Posted by Kitty78 on 15/7/2008 at 20:57

Hi Everyone, I will be in Thailand for 6 months on a triple entry tourist visa from October 2008 to April 2009. I am just wondering where the best places are to get my visa re-stamped for a new entry- ie- which border crossings are currently open and safe for this type of thing. Thanks!! ...

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30day or tourist visa?

Posted by smithjaco on 4/7/2008 at 13:13

I plan to go to Thailand in August and am unsure whether to get a visa or not. My return ticket would be from Bangkok, but the time between arrival and departure would be 10weeks. I do intend to travel to Laos and Cambodia. Would i need to get a tourist visa, or would i be able to do it on the free 30-day visa thing? I don't intend to stay for more than 30days at a time in Thailand, but when going through immigration would they need to see a tourist visa? or telling them that i plan to travel to ...

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Vietnam Visa in Vientiane

Posted by Marney_47 on 3/7/2008 at 13:07

I am on this website most days and im sure i read on one post about getting your vietnam visa from Vientiane in Laos. We fly from there to HMNC (Saigon) so we need to get it sorted whilst staying in Laos... My main concerns are how long does it take? What to i need to take with me, and is it located in the city or is it a bit of a mission to get there? Like i said im sure i read about this somewhere but im going crazy trying to find the post... Appreciate any response Marney ...

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Viewed 2,076 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 3/7/2008 at 21:31

Another account of border crossing at Nameo-Namxoi (Feb 2007)

Posted by krisztinita on 28/2/2007 at 19:09

For those who are interested in using this border crossing, let me post our journey from Nong Khiaw in Laos to Than Hoa / Ninh Bin in Vietnam. I indicated the duration of the sangthaew/bus trips, but for the sangthaew we always waited approximately 1 hour from the 'advertised' departure time (loading bags, waiting for passangers etc..) and the number of stops really depended on the passangers. We started off at Nong Khiaw, a nice little village in 3 hours north of Luang Prabang (we did not ta ...

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Visa entry to Thailand

Posted by anya_lukover on 21/5/2008 at 17:59

Hello - can you help me please? I land in Bangkok 27th June and am working in a school for 4 weeks. I then have 2 weeks which I have not planned out yet, and then my friends are coming and we're heading down to the islands. They leave 7th September. I then plan to head to Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos for rest of Sept, Oct, coming back in to Thailand for Nov, and heading to Singapore for start of December. What is going to be the best visa option for me please? Sorry if a simialre request has been answe ...

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Viewed 3,190 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by anya_lukover on 28/5/2008 at 18:53

Prek Chak / Xa Xia crossing - Visa On Arrival

Posted by apfennell on 20/5/2008 at 23:50

I'm planning to go to Phu Quoc in mid-august for ~4days and then onto Phnom Penh. I was planning to get the boat to Ha Tien from Phu Quoc - can anyone confirm if this is actually running in August (times/cost?)? My main worry is the crossing to Cambodia and getting a visa - I emailed the Cambodian Embassy in London (I'm actually Irish but they handle Irish requests) and they said Visa On Arrival is available at that crossing. However seeing as I can find no confirmation of this online by trav ...

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Viewed 4,666 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by apfennell on 21/5/2008 at 21:51

4 entries into thailand

Posted by emielvl on 30/11/2007 at 08:43

I plan to have 4 entries into thailand on my next asia trip (each of the 4 periods of stay not exceeding 30 days). My total time in asia will be almost 6 months. Am i right if i say that i cannot do this on visa exemptions? (because a maximum of 3 is allowed, one initial entry and 2 renewable consecutive times)? What are my other options? is it perhaps possible to apply beforehand for a 1 entry tourist visa, use this one the first time and use the other 3 times a visa exemption? What about t ...

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Vietnamese visa in Seam Reap

Posted by ade7 on 5/5/2008 at 01:06

Hi, I am hoping to travel from seam reap to saigon, and was wandering whether I can get a vietnamese visa in seam reap (although i will be passing through Phnom Penh, I will only be staying one day there, so would rather get the visa in SR, where I will be staying a few days). Is there a vietnamese embassy in Seam Reap? Or will it have to be done through an agency? Any idea on how long it takes to process and how much they are to purchase? Thanks very much for any help you can offer. Cheers, ...

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Double entry tourist visa in Thailand

Posted by madindaelephant on 13/4/2008 at 09:51

Hello all, I have a double entry tourist visa (allowing me to stay in Thailand 60 days at a time) at the moment and I've already used up both entries. First entry was in February when I first entered the country and then in late March I went to Myawaddy. My passport says I have to leave the country by May 20. Before returning to the states I wanted to go to Cambodia, but I'm not sure if I would be able to re-enter Thailand (I'll stay in Bangkok 5 days until my flight). My double entry visa ...

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Want to go from Chiang Mai to Kunming in Yunna, China

Posted by gonganath108 on 1/4/2008 at 21:02

My wife and I want to travel as quickly and cheaply from Chiang Mai, Thailand to Kunming in Yunnan, China. What is the best route, means of travel and border crossing into China. We are Americans. Can we get Chinese Visas in Bangkok? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Gonga ...

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