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How do i know what visas i'll need?

Posted by Enrico_Gatti on 6/9/2006 at 20:45


I'm going on a trip around indo-china for 7 weeks spanning sept oct and nov. I'm planning on visiting Thailand Cambodia Vietnam and Burma, but only for 1 or 2 weeks each.

I'm very confused as to exactly when i need to get a visa and when i don't?

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Posted by Roving_Roo on 7/9/2006 at 00:42

It helps if you state your nationality, or the country of the passport that you will be travelling with.

Most country's residents can get a one month visa on arrival (land or air) for Cambodia for $20 (US). For Vietnam and Myanmar (Burma) you will need to get a visa before hand...if your trip is only 11 weeks then I would suggest getting the first of these two that you plan to visit at home with your approximate dates on don't want to end up waiting around in a city you don't particularly like just to get a visa. I'm not too sure about Thailand for all; British passport holders can get a 30 day visa on arrival (by land or air) but I'll leave it to others to confirm.

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Posted by exacto on 8/9/2006 at 09:14

the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs website lists the 40 countries whose nationals can get a no-cost 30 day visa on arrival. there are even a few countries whose nationals can get a 90 day visa. check it out at:

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Posted by Enrico_Gatti on 8/9/2006 at 19:30

Sorry, i'm British and have a British Passport. From the link exacto provided it looks like i should be fine on a tourist visa because i will never be in the country for longer then 3 weeks at a time.

Many thanks

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