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Visa Advice

Posted by nhawker on 6/3/2012 at 10:45

Im flying to Hong Kong in June. From there im travelling to Vietnam, Laos, camodia and bankok. Can anyone give me advice on what visas i need? I know i need one for vietnam, but where is the best place to apply as there are many sites that come up when you do a search on google. ...

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Thai Visa

Posted by ttsteve on 2/5/2012 at 08:02

I am a US citizen, flying into Vietnam (have my visa already) then traveling by land through Cambodia and eventually into Thailand. I will be in Thailand from June 12 until July 1. I understand that because I'm entering Thailand by land I am only getting 15 days. Is there an Embassy in Cambodia that I can get a 30 day tourist visa? What type of visa will I need for this 18-19 day stay in Thailand? ...

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vietnam to Laos, Lao Bao

Posted by melich on 21/4/2012 at 07:10

Hello, in Hoian booking travel to Laos. Hotel suggested camel travel, tour bus to Savannakhet. First to Hue (I will spend a night or two) then Hue to Dong Ha (have? to spend night) and then through Lao Bao border and to Savannakhet. reading some bad reviews on camel, but most are old and almost all the bus reviews are bad. Any suggestions? thanks Mara ...

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60 days Indonesia visa

Posted by giba on 19/4/2012 at 06:56

Has anybody got one of these at the Embassy in BKK or Vientiane? thanks ...

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Laos visa

Posted by msimojoki on 15/4/2012 at 23:40

I'm travelling by bicycle from Thailand to Laos in July and was wondering if visa are available at the Vientiane crossing? Thanks, Mike ...

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I need up to date crossing info on Tachileik/Mae Sai

Posted by AngusW on 14/4/2012 at 20:09

Hi there, I'm planning a trip to Burma in June, and I'd like to fly from Heho to Tachileik and cross overland from there. From the information I can find, I'm told that you need to get an exit permit from the MTT in Yangon before you can exit overland. Does anyone have up to date information on this crossing? Any insight would be hugely appreciated Cheers, Angus ...

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emergengy travel document

Posted by boxee on 11/4/2012 at 06:49

hi Do you know if I can get a 2 month Thai Tourist Visa on an Emergency Travel Document in malaisya , i need to do a visa run but have no full pages left in my passport thanks danny ...

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Huay Xai to Thailand

Posted by aalarcon on 12/4/2012 at 07:47

Hello, I already visited Thailand last month and I want to come back through Laos. I am a US citizen, so there should be no problem just crossing over right? Thanks I'm advance, Andrea ...

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Nha Trang to Phonm Phem

Posted by cassgr on 31/3/2012 at 19:09

Hi im currently in Nha Trang and am hoping to get to phonm phem (cambodia) i have researched buses from Ho Chi Minh City but am hoping to by pass HCMC all together. does anyone have any information about how i can do that? ...

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15 Day extension cost?

Posted by CrankyCarrot on 21/3/2012 at 03:16

Hi, I did search around a bit first on this to no avail, so please be gentle. It's substantially cheaper for me to book a flight home from Phuket to Sydney (by hundreds of buckaroos) if I go about a week after my current tourist visa is up. So I'm thinking of buying the cheap ticket home that falls outside my visa date, then doing an overland run to Penang and back to get the extra time needed to make it. Can I literally just cross the border and turn around and go back/get stamped in to ...

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One day overstay in Vietnam

Posted by C3DRFC on 24/3/2012 at 07:21

Is there a charge for this? Our visa runs out on the 8th but we don't fly till the 9th in the Morning. Our visa has been issued from the day we applied an not the date we intended to arrive! Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you ...

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Vietnam Visa

Posted by maxmartin67 on 21/3/2012 at 03:17

Hi all, Does anyone know if I can still get a 6 month Vietnam visa from the embassy in Phnom Penh/Sihanoukville or can you only get 3 months? Thanks ...

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Proof of Onward Travel in Thailand

Posted by stumac10 on 20/3/2012 at 06:19

I know this topic has been covered quite a bit so I appologize in advance. I have a return flight from London to Bangkok and I am just wondering even though the return date is more than 30 days after arrival (32 days) will this be sufficient proof of onward travel. If not I have a flight from Laos to Vietnam booked as well as Cambodia back into Thailand will these be sufficient. I plan on travelling from Thailand to Laos over land. Thank you. ...

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Taipei to Hanoi

Posted by fenrir on 19/3/2012 at 08:23

Hi guys and girls I'm popping to Taipei at the start of May 2012 and I need to get to Vietnam from there. I was thinking that the cheapest way would be to fly from Taipei to Hanoi but the cheapest flight I found was £250. Does anybody know of a cheaper way of getting over there? whether it be a cheaper airport, by boat or by any other means? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers! ...

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Vietnam Visa

Posted by C3DRFC on 12/3/2012 at 07:30

Hi, I'm looking for some information regarding Visa's for Vietnam, coming in from Laos Where is the best place for these and how long do they take to process. We fly on Thursday to Bangkok and will have a few weeks before we enter Vietnam, by land. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks ...

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Vietnam Visa in Vientiane

Posted by maxmartin67 on 16/3/2012 at 04:09

Does anybody know if you can obtain a long term Vietnam visa in the Viet Embassy in Vientiane? Ideally a 6 month visa, also can anyone tell me the prices of individual visas from the embassy in Vientiane. Thanks ...

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Official Responce to Visa Inquiry

Posted by Twerto on 12/3/2012 at 09:15

Hi all, There have been many words of Guidence on what you require regarding Visas so I wrote to British embassay and this is what they responded with. My question:- I have been trying to find out the Visa requirements myself and a friend (we are both British Citizens) will need for some travel we are planning in SE Asia at the end of the year. The journey consists as follows. Return flights booked to Bangkok from the 3rd of September returning 14th of Oct. The time will be spilt up pretty ...

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Laptop Searching at Customs

Posted by swebb92101 on 3/3/2012 at 17:05

I've read that you cannot enter Thailand with pornography. Is there any chance they will actually search your laptop or cellphone for all images, videos, links, etc? Of course I have porn on my laptop and none of it is illegal by US standards. Does that mean I need to delete everything prior to arrival/ Thanks so much for any help. ...

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Vietnam VOA - Port of Entry

Posted by techuk on 1/3/2012 at 07:10

Hi I am travelling to Vietnam at the end of March, flying from Gatwick to Hanoi , immediately followed by a connecting flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Min (less than 2 hour wait for connection). I am in the process of applying for a Visa Invitation letter using Vietnam visa pro, my question is what Port of entry should I state? I am guessing that I will not clear immigration until I reach Ho Chi Min, but will Vietnam airlines let me board Gatwick -> Hanoi? I'm confused and considering applyi ...

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Re entering thailand and any potential problems on arrival

Posted by ryanward789 on 6/2/2012 at 18:45

Hi this maybe a very common question but i cant seem to find anything; In a summary I will be flying from London (I am a UK citizen) in to Bangkok on 13th Feb, heading to Laos, then to Cambodia, then to Vietnam. From Vietnam we hope to catch a flight back to Thailand and finish off our travels in the south, head back to bangkok and fly home 4 months after we first intially arrived on the 6th Feb. I have gathered that by re-entering Thailand by air from Vietnam I can then get a further 30 day v ...

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