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Visa on Arrival(land crossing from Thailand) - completing the form

Posted by Boohoo on 24/10/2013 at 12:04


I'm not sure if I'm concerning myself too much with this or not but I've been looking at the form online.

A couple of things:

1 - 'Duration of Stay', all I know is it will be less than 30 days but I would have no way in hell of knowing the exact duration. I'm just going with the flow and see what happens. So, how would I answer this question?

2 - 'Next Destination', will it suffice to put a country only. In my case, 'Cambodia'?

3 - 'Place of residence in respective country', I presume this refers to 'Cambodia'? I would not have a clue of the place of residence
as I will only book a day or 2 in advance to keep my plans open. What should I put on the form?

4 - 'Name and address of person to contact in Laos'? I don't have one!!

5 - 'Proposed address in Laos', I was most likely going to find somewhere when I get to Luang Prabang. All I know is I will be staying overnight at Pakbeng(doing the 2 day slow boat) but was going to sort accommodation out when I arrive that evening in Pakbeng. So, all in all, I don't have a proposed address. How do I go about answering this question?

Suppose the same concerns I have above for a Laos will repeat themselves for getting an overland visa on arrival for Cambodia.

Sorry if I'm being a bit thick in asking all this but I would be grateful for your help.


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Posted by Rufus on 24/10/2013 at 19:07

Just fill it in as best you can.

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Posted by DLuek on 24/10/2013 at 22:15 TF writer

1. Just write anything within the visa time frame.
2. Just write anything.
3. Just write anything, or don't worry about it.
4. Don't worry about it.
5. Write the name of any guesthouse in the first destination you're going to - doesn't matter if you don't actually stay there. If you don't write anything it won't be a big deal.

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Posted by Boohoo on 25/10/2013 at 12:46

Thanks for the replies.

So do they not really care at a border crossing then whatever you put? Is it ok to leave certain questions blank or should I pick a guest house out of thin air before hand in Pakbeng or Luang Prabang to put on the form just to answer the question(even if I haven't booked anything)?

Sorry for the questions but you are the experts but I'm sure once I've done it once I won't need to ask again.


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Posted by theloner on 26/10/2013 at 22:01

Just write anything. Just write anything. Just write anything. May i suggest a name for a guesthouse? How about the , Lost In Laos guesthouse. That might get a laugh.

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Posted by DLuek on 27/10/2013 at 00:07 TF writer

Better to write in any random guesthouse. My experience is that if you leave that part blank, they make you cough up an extra 100 baht or so, although they might make you cough that up regardless (tea money for the officers). But thousands of travelers say they plan to find accommodation when they arrive in Laos and it's really no big deal.

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Posted by Boohoo on 27/10/2013 at 03:23

Thanks again everyone.

Lost in Laos Guesthouse.....mmmmm great idea, since that will probably sum up what will happen to me at some point or several!

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