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Vietnam visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:48

The Tourist Visa for Vietnam must be issued before arrival and there are three typical visas aimed at tourists. A month-long single entry visa, a month-long multiple entry visa and a three-month single entry visa. Depending on the consulate or embassy that issues it, on very infrequent occasions the visa may begin to expire from the day it is issued. If you're not located anywhere near a Vietnamese embassy or consulate, Vietnamese visas can also be arranged online where you pay a travel agent a ...

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Laos visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:31

The Tourist Visa for Laos can be issued at most entry points or via a travel agency or Lao consulate. The visa should cost around US$30 -- though this may vary a little depending on your nationality. Visa on arrival is reliably available at most overland crossings between Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, including the Huay Xai, Vientiane , Savannakhet, Tha Khaek and Chong Mek entry points. It is also available at both Vientiane and Luang Prabang airports (US$30 - cash only, one passport photo) ...

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Visa and border crossing news - please read this before postting!

Posted by somtam2000 on 2/4/2006 at 14:14

Last updated January 20, 2013 Because of the length of this thread we've broken it out into separate threads to make is easier to digest. Please direct any updates or comments to the correct thread. Thanks!


Cambodian visa FAQ Indonesian visa FAQ Lao visa FAQ Malaysian visa FAQ Singapore visa FAQ Thai visa FAQ Vietnamese visa FAQ Thailand / Laos border crossings Thailand / Cambodia border crossings Thailand / Malaysia border crossings Laos / Cambodi ...

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Indonesia Visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:35

The two most popular visas for Indonesia with foreign tourists are the 30-day visa on arrival and the tourist visa. Visa on arrival Over 60 nationalities are eligible for visa on arrival which is good for 30-days, costs US$35 (payable on arrival) and, in some cases, can be extended for a second 30 days for an additional $35, or via an agent (which should cost 700,000 - 800,000 rupiah depending on the agent). The visa on arrival is available at most popular international airports (for example, ...

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Thailand visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:45

Thailand has a multitude of visa options and requirements -- you're best off going to the horse's mouth at the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the full spiel. For most regular tourists, you have two primary options: You can get a Tourist-visa in advance at a Thai embassy or consulate or you may be eligible for a visa-waiver upon arrival. This is valid for 30-days if you arrive by air but for many nationalities, only 15 days if you arrive by land. From the Travelfish blogs How to get a Tha ...

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Malaysia visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:36

Malaysia has a quite liberal visa policy for most nationalities with many granted 90 days entry visa free on arrival. Israelis are the notable exception as they are generally not permitted to enter Malaysia. You can see the full list at the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Note that if it is your first time arriving in Malaysia you may be finger-printed at immigration. Extensions Malaysian tourist visas can be extended, see this story on extending a Malaysian tourist visa for mor ...

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Cambodia visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:29

Both tourist and business visas are available on entry at the airports and at some of the international crossings. A tourist visa costs US$30, a business visa $35. There is no difference in required documents for one visa or the other -- one just costs $5 more than the other. At international airports you'll generally get the visa for the official price, at overland crossings, overcharging may happen occur. You will require a pen and one photo. You can also apply for a Cambodian visa online th ...

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Singapore visa FAQ

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/1/2013 at 23:39

Citizens of many nations are able to enter Singapore for up to 30 days visa-free -- so there's no need to get a visa in most cases -- and 30 days is more than enough to see all the sights you could possibly imagine in Singapore. Some nationalities, including the following: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Iran, the Central Asian states and Russia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen are required t ...

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Visa - Indonesia to Dubai in 2021

Posted by neharani on 9/8/2021 at 14:07

How to get Visa from Indonesia to Dubai vice versa in 2021. Any new rules and regulations are added or easy to apply as usual. ...

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Vietnam E-Visa

Posted by jgutman on 20/10/2018 at 21:27

I just saw a reference to Vietnam's E-Visa program. Has anyone used it? Was it an "ok" experience? It sounds like once you get the visa you can simply go to the Immigration line at the entry point. Is this correct? Any information anyone can provide would be great! Thanks! Jim ...

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Posted by jgutman on 20/10/2018 at 21:13

Does anyone have any firsthand experience with using with or without their "Fast Track" service? I'm curious if they are save and trustworthy - especially the part about handing over our passports to their FastTrack agent to get the visa/stamps. TIA, Jim ...

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Laos visa

Posted by tanglz on 13/9/2018 at 07:19

Am landing at BKK and then heading straight out to Laos. I take it I'll need to get a Thai visa issued at the airport as they aren't connecting flights and then head straight to departures! But, when I land in Laos, Luang Phrabang airport, do I need to pay in US dollars for the visa or local currency?? Does anyone know if there are currency exchange points before you get to the visa control as there are in BKK?? thanks ...

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Which visa for Thailand questions, METV, Tourist or visa free?

Posted by mtnmichelle on 10/7/2018 at 14:31

Hello all, I bought cheap tickets roundtrip from Seattle to Bangkok with dates from October 9 - April 12 and am planning to travel Thailand, Myanmar, more Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam with a final flight back into Thailand to fly home. I'd like my initial stay in Thailand to be longer than 30 days which is why I am pondering visa options. I was thinking of getting a multiple entry tourist visa but they are expensive and are valid from the date of issuance which means it will expire befor ...

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Border crossings Thailand to Burma E-Visa

Posted by Flossiebear1 on 29/10/2017 at 03:44

Hi Does anyone know if an E-visa is valid on all land border crossing from Thailand to Burma. I am thinking of crossing at?Phunaron (Phu Nam Ron) (Thailand – nearest town Kanchanaburi) and Htee Kee (Myanmar) and then departing by flight at Yangon . Or whether to make the trip by flying into Yangon then trip down to Htee Kee and depart Myanmar that way instead. I live in U.K. and quite a long way from the Burmese Embassy to get a visa stamped in my passport and bit reluctant to send by po ...

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How do I pay for my Laos visa?

Posted by Ruthbrain on 26/10/2017 at 02:12

I am crossing the Thai/Laos border at Chong Mek/Vang Tao. Can I pay for my visa with Thai Baht or do I need US dollars. If US dollars are required should I exchange Baht for US dollars in Ubon Ratchatani before catching the bus to Pakse ...

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Last minute booking (nothing planned)

Posted by Tommo on 12/2/2015 at 09:10

I have managed to get the chance to get 2 months off work which is an opportunity I can't really pass up, so I want to try and do travelling Thailand, loas, Vietnam and maybe Cambodia as I might never get time to do it again. I depart Glasgow on the 16th Feb and return 15th April, but as this is last minute I am unsure of the visa situations travelling through these country's apart from I know I get 30 days in Thailand with flying in. Am I over panicking about not having all these visa's sorte ...

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Travelling through South East Asia

Posted by Hennek1 on 17/8/2016 at 19:30

Hi everyone, I am new to travel-fish so please bare with me! [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] I NEED AS MUCH ADVICE AS POSSIBLE! My girlfriend and I are in the stages of planning an 8 month back-packing trip. Our route so far is: London-Beijing-Make our own way to Hong Kong-Chang Mai-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Malaysia- (Kuala Lumper)-Jakarta-make our own way to Bali-Sydney-NZ-India-London We have our dates pretty much set out to leave on May 01st 2017 and will book flights to Beijing and an outward ...

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Thialand visa question for multiple entry

Posted by Cateyze9 on 18/7/2017 at 18:36

I am arriving in Bangkok and to use the 30 exempt visa and traveling northern Thialand for a couple weeks then visiting other countries. However I am I departing southeast Asia in Bangkok so I have to re enter Thialand. My question is what visa should I get ? I cant to multi entry as I am unemployed. ...

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visa for thailand

Posted by Chrisbee62 on 18/6/2017 at 22:29

Hi - I am from australia My plan was to land in KL and make my way up to Chang Mai. However entering Thailand by land only permits a 15 day visa and I would like to spend at least 21 days in Thailand. All neighbouring borders of Thailand in the north have visa requirement. with advance notice and a fee attached. If I fly into Chang Mai (30 day visa) and work my way down, immigration requires proof of Thailand exit. Not sure how strict they are, was told depends on the day a bit. (if my ticket ba ...

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How to apply for Thai visa from the US

Posted by pobrien1902 on 6/9/2017 at 10:43

I will be traveling in Thailand for 60 days and would like to apply for a 60-day tourist visa. I am flying from the US to Bangkok so I will need to have the visa when I land. I know there is a Thai embassy in Washington, DC, but is there any other way to obtain a visa while I am still in the US? Is there an online option? I know I can get a 30-day extension on the visa-exempt/visa on arrival option, but since I don't have proof of onward travel within 30 days, I am worried I might be denied ...

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