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Vietnam Visa BKK

Posted by bonerjams69 on 8/2/2007 at 17:14

In Bangkok a visa for Vietnam should take 1-4 days. Is it possible to get a visa in 1 day for an additional fee? Any suggestions to avoid too many days in Bankok! Thanks! ...

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Pre-organising Visa's

Posted by drutherford on 5/2/2007 at 09:06

Hi We're going to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam all by bus/train (apart from initial entry into Bangkok airport). I have read alot of threads about getting visa's at border crossings but I was wondering whether it is worth trying to pre-organise these visa's before we leave from our trip from the embassy's in Australia just for peace of mind. Also, we are planning on arriving in Thailand and spening about 2-3 weeks up North before travelling through the other countries, but then ...

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Ferrying from Saigon to Phnom Penh on Mekong Delta....

Posted by fitzlee on 7/1/2007 at 19:13

Thinking about doing the captioned soon, is it feasible? If yes, how is it? Thanks. ...

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Is it possible to cross from SW Vietnam to Thailand by boat?

Posted by juekennedy on 31/1/2007 at 09:52

I'd like to spend a few days in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam before hitting some of the islands in the Gulf of Thailand - Phu Quoc (Vietnamese) and Ko Chang (Thailand). It seems daft to return inland when the islands are so close together (plus the added expense of paying the Cambodian visa again). Does anyone know if there is a way through? Thanks very much. ...

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Cambodian Visa question re: 6 month validity on Passport requirement

Posted by bumblenut on 22/1/2007 at 19:39

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has had any issues entering Cambodia with less than 6 months validity left on their passport. My current Canadian passport expires in July and I would like to visit Cambodia next week. The Cambodian Ministry of tourism site states that a passport valid for six months is required. I have read elsewhere online that a passport valid for 4 months is required and also that only valid passport is required. I would be able to provide evidence of a return fli ...

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Thailand to Laos to Cambodia to Vietnam

Posted by kid on 17/1/2007 at 19:42

In Thailand and Feeling flustered after reading conflicting information, does anyone have up-to-date information on these boarder crossings... Thailand to Laos I am planning to cross from Thailand through Chang khong boarder and get a 30 (?) day visa for $$$? my let's go book says to obtain one at chang khong at a travel agency for same day fee around 1500 baht. Laos to Cambodia This seems a bit tricky. Can I cross at the southern end of Laos. i have read that Don Khong is closed, but t ...

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will this be allowed?!?!

Posted by cassidy123 on 16/1/2007 at 17:50

a friend and i are heading to SE asia in feb we plan to do southern laos southern vietnam and cambodia starting and finishing at bangkok, this will take about 4-5 weeks. When back in bangkok we are meeting a friend and going to chiang mai and back into nothern loas coming out at vientiane. Overall this will be two trips into laos (both under 15 days ) and 3 visits into thailand. Will this be allowed, i have this huge fear of not being let into the country at the border!!! any help will be ...

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visa for over a month in cambodia

Posted by Lisstarr on 5/1/2007 at 06:43

Arriving by air to PP International Airport in less than a week. I will be staying for over nine weeks and planned on getting my visa at the airport I thought I would get a business visa as it seems that these are easily extended. However, how do I go about extending my visa? I cannot do this at the airport when I arrive? Where do I do it? Thanks! ...

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Vietnam Visa exemptions for Phu Quoc travel?

Posted by zmerchant on 6/1/2007 at 12:23

Hello. I am planning a trip across the "Travelfish" region beginning later this month, and am about to send off my Vietnam visa app. Then I ran across this site: I think the article is from Sep, 2005. "...foreigners and Vietnamese nationals bearing foreign passports who want to enter and stay in Phu Quoc Island for less than 15 days will be exempt from visa application. Those who enter Vietnam through an international b ...

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Posted by IslandfielderTrish on 31/12/2006 at 16:54

Does anyone know what the fee (daily?) is for overstaying a Visa in Vietnam. Also - are there any other consequences? ie: might it affect a Visa application in the future? If anyone out there has experience of this, I'd appreciate a steer in the right direction. Weighing up time/etc needed when applying for extn during 3 days in Hoi An or just risking the overstay by 4 days option. Thanks in advance. ...

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Laos/Cambodia border crossing - overland

Posted by razzy on 20/12/2006 at 08:26

Hi all. I'm curious and anxious to know about people's experiences crossing the laos/cambodain border overland. My travel agent advised me not to do it, as the Cambodian side is in guerilla territory. If I have to fly, this really disturbs my itinerary, but at the same time I'm not prepared to take too many risks. Any advice/references/personal experience is very welcomed. Thanks! ...

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Into S China by barge

Posted by rayc101 on 28/6/2006 at 19:06

Hello Just wondering if anybody has travelled from say Chiang Khong (Th) to Jinghong (Ch), or the reverse trip by rice barge or slow passenger ferry or whatever. In Oct-Nov this year I plan on spending 6 weeks in N Thailand and Laos as an independant traveller, and hope to visit Jinghong via the Mekong. Am also wondering how to get my passport stamped if I'm on the Mekong - possibly after disembarking at Jinghong? Kind regards RayC ...

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Train from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet

Posted by sputnikrent on 10/12/2006 at 04:23

I'm planning on spending 18 days between Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam during the late Decemeber- mid January time period. I was looking at options for getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap and I noticed in an article that the train ride is highly recommended. Is it easy to get tickets for the train, and will there be seats on the train itself? Also the article talks about the scenic ride, can anyone who has been on the train comment? I'm just wondering if the extra time and possible hassle it t ...

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Voen Kham crossing.....updates?

Posted by bgmidnightwhite on 7/12/2006 at 10:31

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone had done the Lao/Cambodia crossing at Voen Kham recently. I've been reading that a boat trip down to Stung Treng costs around $50 USD. True? Also, can a Cambodia visa still be obtained at the border here, and if so for how much? Thanks much ...

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Visas - travelling from Thailand - Laos - Cambodia

Posted by Rachaelbb on 10/11/2006 at 03:56

Hi, I am just wondering about the best way to get my Laos and Cambodia visas. I plan to travel into northern Thailand and cross the border to Laos. Can I get my visa for Laos easily at the border crossing or would I be better to get it at a travel agent or embassy in Bangkok? Then I plan to fly from Vientiane to Phnom Phen. Can I get my Cambodia visa at the airport upon arrival or am I better to get it at a travel agent or embassy in Bangkok? Any help would be greatly appreciated! ...

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cambodia e-visa

Posted by nedbrack on 28/11/2006 at 18:16

I'm going to be flying to phnom penh from beijing at the end of dec. i'm thinking about getting an e-visa, i've heard that there are some problems with an e-visa if you're leaving from china. also my flight arrives quite late, if i don't have a visa will i be able to get one at the airport late at night? ...

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Lao visa exemption for ASEAN

Posted by skinnylatte on 23/11/2006 at 12:51

If I wasn't hallucinating, I do believe that Laos no longer requires a visa for those from my country (i.e. Singapore). That might have happened last year, though information is scarce and the Lao embassy NEVER picks up the phone. I'm sure this will be honoured if I fly in to Laos, but what are the chances that they'll insist on me getting one anyway, if I cross the land borders? That was my experience in Cambodia, when I crossed at Koh Kong and even though I didn't require a visa they made m ...

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Overstay by a few days on Thai visa

Posted by shaana on 23/11/2006 at 13:34

Hi, I was supposed to go to Cambodia mid trip, so therefore getting another 30 day visa for Thailand, but plans changed and now when I leave im going over my visa by 3 days. Does anyone know what the current overstay rate is?? I asked at Bangkok immigration on arrival and they told me 100 baht a day, but ive heard different stories from 200 to 500 baht a day. Does anyone know for definite. Ive tried looking on official Tahi websites but I cant find anything. ...

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Vietnam visas - maybe not available between 25 Oct -25 Nov

Posted by ClaireM on 8/11/2006 at 08:08

From NZ Foreign Affairs site Travel to Viet Nam 25 October-25 November 2006 Travellers to Viet Nam should be aware that no D class visitors’ visas will be issued by the Vietnamese government from 25 October to 25 November 2006. This is a precautionary security measure to cover the period of the APEC Conference to be held in Ha Noi from 12 to 19 November 2006. Those, however, intending to visit Viet Nam during this period for the purpose of work, attending a conference, cooperation, inv ...

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Laos Visa Extension

Posted by Jono on 6/11/2006 at 01:58

Hi ya Just a couple of questions about extending the Laos Visa. As I understand it I can only a 15 day visa when crossing from Chiang Khong to Huay Xai. Can I extend the visa in Luang Phabang and do I have to have it extended before the 15 days are up ? Thanks for your help and great site by the way. Jono ...

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