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Ban Huay Kon Muang Ngoen border open

Posted by somtam2000 on 6/5/2008 at 08:11

We've heard, second hand, of a confirmed independent crossing at the Thailand/Laos border crossing at Ban Huay Kon / Muang Ngoen. The border had been open for ages to Thais doing 4WD "adventure tours" up to Luang Prabang but we’d been told by the TAT that "there were no plans whatsoever for the crossing to be opened to foreigners at any time in the foreseeable future". So we assume somebody changed their mind! What this means is that after spending time exploring Ban Huay Kon, you can ...

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Viewed 5,654 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by robdale on 26/12/2012 at 23:30


Thailand and Cambodia announce combined tourist visa

Posted by somtam2000 on 26/12/2012 at 19:33

Bothe the Bangkok Post and The Nation have stories announcing a new combined tourist visa for Thailand and Cambodia, which in theory is commencing December 27 (today) and will be available from Thai and Cambodian embassies. The details are still vague at this stage, but it appears to be a visa which will allow 60 days of stay in each country (for a total of 120 days). On cost, the Nation story says: "the Thai embassy will charge Bt1,000 for entry into Thailand and the tourist will have t ...

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Viewed 2,666 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 26/12/2012 at 19:40

$147.29 for a 60 day thai vissa, that requires shipping??? confused...

Posted by holydinahorben on 18/12/2012 at 23:18

i need to get a 60 day thailand visitor visa. im filling out the forms on visahq.ca when i reach a shipping section.... what is being shipped? i have a new zealand work e-visa. does thailand not have this e-visa option? also, the travelfish tells me it will cost around 30 bucks, the application form is asking for $147.29? please help if you have any info... ...

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Viewed 1,962 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Xircal on 25/12/2012 at 11:13

Visa Confusion

Posted by zenz on 13/12/2012 at 17:45

Posted this in the Vietnam section before realizing there was a whole section on Visas... Apologies if this is a dumb question, but I read the FAQs and didn't find anything. This is my first time heading overseas and thus, my first time dealing with Visas. I'm flying into Hanoi in early January with plans on exploring Vietnam for ~1 month, exiting into Cambodia in the south before continuing on to Thailand. However I'm also flying out of Hanoi to come back home mid-March and am unsure of ...

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Viewed 1,510 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Xircal on 25/12/2012 at 10:49

vietnam visa approval letter

Posted by Clare1993 on 2/9/2012 at 00:09

Hi, I would like to hear from anyone who has used the Vietnam visa approval letter successfully on entry to Vietnam. I am just a bit unsure and I don't want to arrive and be told it is not valid! I am an Australian citizen. Thanks ...

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Viewed 2,713 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 19/12/2012 at 19:47

Thailand visa

Posted by daniellegee on 27/9/2012 at 11:51

I will be in Thailand/Malaysia for 34 days altogether...am I right in believing you get 30days free any time after this u have to have a travel visa?! If so how do I go about this for those extra 4days? ...

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Viewed 2,003 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by larius on 12/12/2012 at 05:38

First Time Traveller, Visa Issues

Posted by 1stTimeExplorer on 30/10/2012 at 03:58

Hi, I'm currently planning my first trip to South-East Asia in January 2013 with one other friend. The issues I'm currently having are to do with visa's and clearly up some confusion but as this is my first trip any sort of help at all is welcome. I have been reading numerous message boards online about travel in the area so I hope the questions I ask aren't too ridiculous. We are currently looking at purchasing one way flights to Bangkok than travelling North in Thailand, crossing the border ...

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Viewed 2,236 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by 1stTimeExplorer on 19/11/2012 at 04:23

15 days Thai visa expiration date and time

Posted by laurentiu on 14/11/2012 at 10:07

Hi all. I am sorry if this question has been answered before but I am not able to find an answer in the forums. Basically this should be simple: I arrive on December 1st in BKK and planning to get the 15 days visa on arrival which applies for my country. The arrival time is 2 AM. My question is which date and time exactly the visa expires? Is it at the end of day on December 15th? I bought a plane ticket to Vietnam on the 15th at around 4 PM and don't want to have any problems. Thank you so much ...

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Viewed 1,844 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by laurentiu on 15/11/2012 at 07:13

6 weeks Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia/ Thailand

Posted by HollyN on 9/9/2012 at 06:32

Hello I was wondering if anyone could help me? I will be traveling Thailand/Cambodia/Laos/Vietnam from roughly 28th December for 6 weeks, we are flying from KL/Singapore to Hanoi then making our way on land in and out of Thailand/ Camboida/ Laos/ Vietnam.. Does anyone know what visas we will need? We are only doing 2 or 3 locations in each place, then spending the last 2 weeks doing the Thailand Islands eventually getting to KL. Ive read that we can get a visa for Laos and Camboida at bo ...

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Viewed 3,976 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Keri0406Adam on 11/11/2012 at 17:50

Vietnam Visa Extension Cities

Posted by JustinC474 on 6/11/2012 at 01:16

My friend and I are about to take off to motorbike down the coast from Hanoi to HCMC. However when we leave our visas will only have about 15 days left and we feel we want more time so were not rushed. So our question is: what cities can you get a 1 month visa extension? So far I've heard Hanoi, HCMC, Hoi An and Danag but am having a hard time either confirming or denying this online. Does anyone know for sure? Thanks ...

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Return Flights

Posted by BTone on 1/11/2012 at 19:17

Hey, Just a quick question. I'm flying into Bangkok on Feb 3, but flying home from Hanoi in mid July. I've read a few times that you need a return flight to avoid trouble at the airport. Will the flight home from Hanoi suffice, or does it have to be from Bangkok? For the record, I'm Australian and I'm only going to spend 30 visa free days in Thailand. I hope that makes sense. Cheers, Tom ...

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Viewed 1,540 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by BTone on 5/11/2012 at 05:45

was asked to pay fees at malaysian-thai border crossing (sadao) by thai immigration?

Posted by thebigjebowski on 29/10/2012 at 17:02

I recently visited Hat Yai, Thailand with my uncle and my aunt. We took a bus from Kuala Lumpur and entered Thailand at the Sadao crossing. The Thai immigration officer asked us for RM2 each, without saying what it is for. Not wanting to cause any fuss, we paid. After all, what is 2 ringgit? Coming back into Malaysia a couple of days later, the thai immigration officer this time asked me to pay RM10, saying something about how I don't have a visa in Malaysia and that time on my malaysian stam ...

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Viewed 3,618 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by JP90 on 4/11/2012 at 10:06

Vietnamese Visa in Luang Prabang

Posted by shunter on 31/8/2008 at 07:59

Hi all, i know this question has been asked a fair bit but i havnt read a definite answer saying yes or no or information on where and how. I know i can get one in Vientiane but im hoping to bypass this city and fly straight to Luang Prabang from Thailand. And i read the thread about getting one online. would prefer to get it in person. So can i get a Vietnamese Visa in Luang Prabang? Any ideas on cost? how long will it take? Where can I get it from? Much Appreciated Shane p.s. if it make ...

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Viewed 12,507 times, with 11 replies. Last reply by kellyrose on 26/10/2012 at 00:00

New Opened Border Crossing

Posted by SiamGarden on 23/5/2012 at 23:36

Border name: Huay Khon - Muang Ngeun (Thailand-Laos) Date used: often (2011 and 2012) Opening hours: 8.00 a.m. till 5.00 p.m. Visa on arrival available: YES Your nationality (this is useful as not all nationalities get the same treatment): Italian Comments: we have a guest house in Thung Chang (Nan Province), 45 km. away from the border and our customers used this border many times ...

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Viewed 2,758 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by billytheliar on 25/10/2012 at 08:32

Quick advice needed: Visa on arrival, Laos to China

Posted by Lamar on 5/3/2008 at 12:54

Currently in Luang Namtha and looking to make a trip into China through the Boten border crossing. Does anyone know if this is possible without prior arrangement? In other words, will I be able to obtain a Chinese visa on arrival through Boten, Laos? Really appreciate the quick response, happy travels to all! ...

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Viewed 10,070 times, with 13 replies. Last reply by mariajames on 18/10/2012 at 10:59

Visas for cruise

Posted by Shriti on 12/10/2012 at 11:37

Hi there, I am an Indian resident and going on a cruise. I have following queries- 1. My cruise will start from Singapore then it will go to Malaysia and then Thailand and then back to Singapore. Once I reach back Singapore I plan to re enter Thailand and stay there for 2 months. Will I need double entry visa or single entry? 2. Do I have to book hotels for 60 days in advance as per Thai law or just booking hotel for initial 2-3 days is also fine? 3. Do I have to book return ticket from thai ...

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Viewed 1,395 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by goonistik on 12/10/2012 at 23:35

Slow boat from chau doc to PP border crossing

Posted by Amiecallie on 28/9/2012 at 09:12

Hello, a couple of questions about the slow boat crossing the border between chau doc in Vietnam and PP, Cambodia. I have read a lot in forums on here some say there is no slow boat and then some people say the slow boat is more comfortable and has a toilet and only takes 6 hours. Well we are in a dilemma with what to do, we opted for a slow boat as we are on a really tight budget and don't mind a longer boat journey. However all day today our guide has been on at us to pay a little extra and ge ...

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30 day vs 15 day visa

Posted by HollyN on 20/9/2012 at 07:38

Hello I don't know what the best option is regarding visa in Thailand. My travel plan options are: 1) fly in to Bangkok, get a free 30 day visa, traveling by train to Chaing Mai, then all overland, 1 week Laos, 1 week Vietnam, 1 week Cambodia, flying from Phnom Penh to Bangkok (£45 flight) to get another 30 free day visa, then spending 3 weeks Island hopping. or 2)Fly to Bangkok, spending 2 - 3 days here, traveling over land, 1 week Cambodia, 1 week Vietnam, 1 week Laos, over land to Cha ...

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Viewed 2,203 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 21/9/2012 at 11:18

over 21 days in Philippines

Posted by HollyN on 8/9/2012 at 06:05

Hello Me and my girlfriend will be travelling Philippines from 1st November until 3rd Jan. Can anyone offer any help on what visa we need and how we go about getting this? Also, can you get it once your actually there, or do I need to get it before I arrive? Bit worried I wont have time to do this before we leave. Thank you for any help given! Holly ...

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Viewed 2,985 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by HollyN on 19/9/2012 at 08:56

thailand visa

Posted by XxSMIL3xX on 10/9/2012 at 06:27

i ll be in thailand from 10/10/12 till 26/11/12. 46 days. then i ll return to greece for 2-3 weeks and i ll go again in thailand try to stay as more as possible. so should i try just to take a 30 days tourist visa and then fly to laos or cambodia to extend it?the extend will be for 7 or 15 days or maybe 30?if it is for 15 i really need 16.am i going to have any problem for 1 day? so for the second trip i ll be able to take a double or a triple multi entry visa? ...

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Viewed 1,438 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 10/9/2012 at 09:41


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