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Laos visa FAQ Sticky!

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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Vietnam visa FAQ Sticky!

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

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! Shortcuts 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 / Cambodia border c ...

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Indonesia Visa FAQ Sticky!

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 Sticky!

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 Sticky!

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 Sticky!

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 Sticky!

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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Thailand to Cambodia border crossing

Posted by Konks on 10/7/2016 at 03:46

need some help! Planning on going to Cambodia in the morning but the hostel were staying at is offering the bus from the hostel including the visa for 1700thb but says we We will still have to pay fees at the border! From what I can see all we should pay is the visa charge?!? Is he just trying to rip us off? ...

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Thailand Trip > 30 days! Visa help!

Posted by carlotafariar on 6/6/2016 at 06:48

Hi there! I need your help please! I'm a little bit confused with Thailand visa! I'm Portuguese and I'm going to Thailand on 5th of July and came back on 16th of August (= 42 days). I only have booked this flight (Emirates flight), however I pretend to visit at least one more country. I pretend to choose the country and book the flight when I'm already in Thailand due to obvious reasons: weather, date, in which city am I, ... I don't have any proof that I'm going out yet, but could this be a ...

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Calling visa -french resident with cameroonian nationality

Posted by Maeva on 9/5/2016 at 22:52

Hi My husband and I were silly enough to buy tickets and plan our 29-day honeymoon in Indonesia before the visa being granted. He can get his on arrival. I knew that I had to ask it from Paris but man that calling visa thing is such a mess. Feels like I am on kind of stinky uninteresting people list (less than 10 countries in the word are concerned)... I am asking here because I starting to feel depressed as the departure is 50 days now and I have no sponsor in Indonesia. I am looking for any n ...

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Prek Chak/Xa Xia Crossing: Cambodian & Vietnamese Visas

Posted by chriswotton on 6/4/2016 at 08:15

Hi all I'm travelling from Kep, Cambodia, (having come from Koh Tonsay) to Phu Quoc, Vietnam, later this month. It looks as though I'll be crossing into Vietnam at the Prek Chak/Xa Xia border. I'll then be spending three days/four nights on Phu Quoc, before crossing back into Cambodia at the same Prek Chak/Xa Xia border, and continuing onwards to Sihanoukville and Koh Thmei. A few questions about visa/border practicalities, if anyone can shed any light for me: 1. On the first Cambodian leg, ...

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Visa-free

Posted by RitaJardim on 20/3/2016 at 04:39

Hello guys! So I'm going from Laos to Thailand in April, crossing a land border. As a portuguese I'm visa free but only for 14 days as I read on this site. I wanted to have more days. Once in Thailand I'm flying from bkk to ko samui, would it be possible at the airport to get a 30 days visa free? I know it's not crossing a border but it is kinda of coming by air so... I don't know. Can anybody help me with is? Thank you very much! ...

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Getting a Chinese visa in Thailand

Posted by KirstyB on 14/10/2011 at 15:42

Some up to date information on getting a visa for China in Thailand as I just dropped off my passport at the Chinese embassy in Chiang Mai. The process was pretty straightforward although the application form required a bit more detail than it did last year when I applied here. The visa section is open Monday to Friday (except public holidays) 9am to 11.30am for applications and collections. According to the girl working there procedure and costs etc are the same as if you apply in Bangkok. A ...

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Le Thanh / O Yadao crossing

Posted by nickamin on 21/2/2016 at 21:18

Hello We are keen to cross the border from Vietnam to Cambodia at Le Thanh / O Yadao. Does anyone have more recent information about how easy or difficult it is to make this crossing? Ideally, we would like to take a bus from Pleiku to Ban Lung. But realise this might not be easy! The hotel we are staying in at Hoi An seems to think that this border crossing is no longer available to international travellers. We would also need a visa for Cambodia. Any information would be most appreciate ...

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Applying for Austrailian work visa in se asia

Posted by annaedsevla on 28/12/2015 at 20:57

Hi! I am going to thailand/cambodia/vietnam in the spring and wanted to apply for an Australian work visa whilst over there if possible. I was thinking it would be a good way to continue my traveling and replenish my funds so I don't have to go home as soon. Has anyone done this/would recommend this? ...

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Viewed 1,381 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by annaedsevla on 30/12/2015 at 22:10

Need to be 100% sure - Visa on arrival Thailand

Posted by ayebobe on 29/4/2015 at 09:08

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Thailand and Myanmar this summer. I booked a flight from Canada to Bangkok roundtrip july 19 to august 23 (35 days). I'm going to Myanmar from august 2 to august 10 (plane from Chiang Mai to mandalay, plane from Yangon to Bangkok). Then i'm staying in Thailand until august 23. I just want to be 100% sure on what kind of visa i need. I am Canadian. My comprehension : - Visa on arrival (free) at Bangkok airport - eVisa before the trip for Myanmar (50$ US) - Visa ...

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Viewed 2,858 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 24/12/2015 at 09:05

the fastest way to get to thailand?

Posted by gnfnzn10 on 9/12/2015 at 09:10

the fastest way to get to thailand? ...

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Getting an Indian tourist visa in Manila as UK national???

Posted by HenryBaker on 12/10/2015 at 09:09

Hi, I've researched online for hours trying to work out if I can get an Indian tourist visa in Manila and still had no luck finding a definitive answer. I haven't been back to the UK for 1 year so was unable to get a visa at home. Here is some of the relevant, but conflicting info I have come across: http://www.indembassymanila.in/eoi.php?id=Visa suggests that UK nationals CAN get a visa http://www.blsindiavisa-ph.com/forms/visa_application_process_for_eoi_website.pdf "Non-Philippine n ...

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Thailand to Myanmar to Sri Lanka to India

Posted by Mellowyellow on 23/9/2015 at 21:54

Hi, I am currently in Thailand and have applied for my visa to Myanmar in Chiang Mai. I plan in going to Sri Lanka from there and then onto India. I am having some trouble finding information in this department. Can anyone let me know what is the best way to proceed? I have heard many different things regarding crossing into Myanmar from Thailand (some borders being closed to foreigners). I was planning on crossing overland from the west (around Krabi/Phuket) but was told it is only possible f ...

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