Visas and border crossings forum

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Postdated UK passport

Posted by rudolfsun on 22/2/2012 at 04:46

Hi Im trying to find out if the Vietnamese embassy will issue a tourist visa on a postdated passport. My wife(to be) is getting a new passport in her married name, our entire trip, flights hotels etc are booked in our married name. However the passport only becomes valid on the day we get married and we fly out the day after!..Not one of the embassys seems to be able to help and the consular services never reply! Has anyone had experience in doing this and getting a visa on a postdate passpor ...

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Various Border Crossings & 60 Day Thai Visa

Posted by StephJayne165 on 7/2/2012 at 07:29

Me and a friend are planning on travelling SE Asia for around 5 months, we have a rough plan in place atm, but wanted to double check that we weren't going to come unstuck en route when it comes to visas. So far our plan is to fly into Bangkok, getting a 30day visa on arrival and stay in that area for a week or so, then heading to Cambodia via land (If anyone has a rough idea on cost/time this would also be helpful. From there we'll be spending a month in Cambodia (visa on arrival again), durin ...

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Tay Trang - Visa on arrival for Korean passport?

Posted by Autarkes on 17/1/2012 at 21:53

In a few months, I'll be traveling through both Vietnam and Laos. I am fairly sure that I will be using the Tay Trang border crossing to go from Vietnam to Laos. I have an American passport and plan on getting a visa on arrival at the border. However, my travel buddy is Korean. Are Laotian visas on arrival available for South Korean passport holders at Tay Trang? Or any other border crossing for that matter? Or is it necessary to get a visa from the embassy in advance? Many thanks, Autar ...

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Posted by xan310 on 19/1/2012 at 09:04

I just found out by calling the Chinese embassy in the country I am visiting (Spain) that if I want to apply for a chinese visa here I either have to be a citizen of Spain or a legal resident. They told me if you're not a citizen or legal resident of the country where you are applying for a visa they would not accept the application, at least these are the rules in Spain. They told me the only way to apply is to send my passport back to my home country or legal residency and have someone apply f ...

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Arriving in Thailand without a booking for onward travel

Posted by clairenz on 25/12/2011 at 11:54

Hi there, My boyfriend and I are both New Zealanders, and will be flying from Kathmandu to Bangkok on the 31st of March 2012. We then plan on travelling north and crossing into Laos at the Chiang Khong/Huayxai border crossing. We are worried that because we do not have an onward flight booked out of Thailand within 30 days, that we will be refused the visa/boarding of our plane to Bangkok. Has anybody had experience of this recently? i.e. flying into Thailand without onward travel booked? I ha ...

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Visa Clarification Questions...Thailand and Vietnam

Posted by sundevil556 on 24/1/2012 at 12:39

I will be flying into Hanoi in March from the US with the intention of traveling through Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos. I have no return flight home booked yet and do not intend to do so until I am in Asia. I have done extensive visa research and feel pretty well versed but still have a few questions. I plan on applying for the visa on arrival for Vietnam and then Laos and Cambodia seem pretty simple to obtain at border crossings so not worried there. However, Thailand is my main conc ...

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Shanghai to ANYWHERE in SE Asia

Posted by Kassassin on 12/1/2012 at 23:51

Hi, I got a REALLY cheap flight to Shanghai (PVG), but I would like to get to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia. What is the cheapest possible way to do this? I posted this in the Visa section because I'd rather not have to buy a Chinese visa, and this is posted on the Chinese Consulate website "Citizens holding passports issued by the following nations are not required to obtain a visa given he or she transit by Shanghai and stay up to 48 hours" [US citizens included]. Any way t ...

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crossing a border from Saigon to Cambodia by the mekong?

Posted by noworries on 4/1/2012 at 06:08

Hi, Does anyone know the best crossing form Saigon area to Cambodia? We would preferably like to do it via a trip up the Mekong. Thanks in advance ...

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Getting a visa for Burma (Myanmar) in Vientiane

Posted by KirstyB on 14/12/2011 at 05:51

Some up to date information on my recent experience …..... Getting to the Embassy The embassy is located about 7/8 kilometres from the centre (in the direction of the Friendship Bridge). If you take a tuk tuk, make sure the driver knows where he's going! A tuk tuk will charge up to 80,000 kip for a round trip and with hard bargaining 50,000 kip. Remember you'll need to do that twice – once to drop off and once to collect. Alternatively you can rent a bike for 10,000 kip and cycle there ...

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would like to confirm please?

Posted by leeturnbull82 on 5/1/2012 at 19:43

Hi Everyone, firstly a great thankyou because if it wasnt for this website EVERYTHING would be so much more difficult! Me and my gf have been saving up for just over 2 years to go travelling for hopefully around 6 months, we are looking to go to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, after reading the visa section here we have decided rather than obtaining all our visas beforehand we will just obtain them all on arrival (except the Vietnamese which we believe will be best obtained in Bangkok) I ...

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Visas and Vietnam Airlines

Posted by herbcorella on 12/11/2011 at 23:40

Recently, we went from Sydney to Vietnam, sort of 2 weeks there; on to Frankfurt and returned to Sydney (transiting through Vietnam). But, what a disaster. Sydney was very helpful and assured us that we need a visa for the stopover (going over) but no visa would be required for the trip home. Well, they should have told Germany, we flew business class and when we turned up for the return leg (Frankfurt - Hanoi - Saigon - Sydney) we were deenied boarding in Frankfurt. No visa, no boarding and ...

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vietnamese Visa in Chang MAI thailand

Posted by he on 6/1/2011 at 21:07

is anyone able to tell , if the vietnamese consulate in Chang Mai THAILAND is delivering visa ?? in how many days , for how much ?? is it possible to have it in 2/3 days ?? thanks for your help ...

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sample itinerary for 5-6weeks

Posted by davemurt on 20/12/2011 at 00:30

could anyone give me a sample itinerary for 5-6weeks in thailand,vietnam,cambodia and laos. is it even possible? in thailand,id like to see the normal places,do some climbing,do scuba course and get in a full moon more of a go and see the sights person so any highlights and info would be great.i would be on a budget as ive just lost my job so any info on cheap accomodation would also be great. also info regarding visas etc would be appreciated. i would be flying into bangkok from dubai ...

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Laos to Cambodia border

Posted by jennakuz on 17/12/2011 at 19:55

Hi everyone, I will be travelling through Laos in April of next year and plan to go South to Si Phan Don in order to travel over land to Cambodia (this was recommended to me in another forum). After looking up border crossings from Laos to Cambodia this seems trickier than I imagined. The forums I was reading were quite confusing and i was wondering if anyone could simplify the easiest/quickest way to cross the border? It was saying to book it through a travel agent in what I was reading, but t ...

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Back packing from India to Japan and back

Posted by frastam on 18/12/2011 at 00:39

I am planning for back packing from India to Japan and back ,via Myanmar-Thailand-Laos-Vietnam-Cambodia-Malaysia -Singapore-Indonesia-Philippines-Hong kong-Taiwan-Japan-South Korea -North Korea --China(Beijing-Shanghai)-Tibet-Nepal -India. Please Guide me with visa ,transport and extra information.Thanks ...

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Crossing the Laos Border near Kontum

Posted by Phiddy on 12/12/2011 at 12:30

Hi, I had a meeting with an sta agent today who basically said that travelling in the south of Laos is really dodgy especially if you're on your own and that crossing the border near Kon Tum in Vietnam is not worth doing. I highly suspect he was just saying this so I would buy some kind of sta tour around Laos (which I didn't) but it has made me a little wary as this is an area I plan on visiting. Has anyone crossed this border recently? How long did it take you / did you have any major proble ...

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Train travel Penang - Bangkok

Posted by lisyafaride on 5/12/2011 at 06:33

I plan to travel by train from Penang, Malaysia to Bangkok, Thailand. Does anyone know if it's affected by the flood? Have anyone travel experience this recently? Thanks! ...

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how many times border crossing by land?

Posted by cicerosf on 1/10/2011 at 03:18

Hello. I'm in Thailand now and I've a 30days visa, but I want to stay 75days. So, how many times can I cross the border by land? 3 times is possible? thank you. ...

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thai tourist visa in penang

Posted by ambersaffron on 22/11/2011 at 11:37

I apologize if this is a question that has been asked before. I am planning to fly from the US to BKK in dec and stay in Thailand for a month on the "free visa" and then take the train down to Penang and apply for a thai tourist visa for two months . I don't have an air ticket out of Thailand as I'm planning to take the train to Cambodia. Does this seem like a feasible plan? Thanks! ...

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Vietnam - Cambodia crossing by motorbike

Posted by crashe on 20/11/2011 at 08:21

Hi, we would like across borders between Vietnam and Cambodia and then back to Vietnam by motorbikes (vietnamese honda waves), we have just blue cards (owners card). Is needed some insurence? Did anyone this crossing between VN - CAMBODIA at Ha Tien border crossing?? Some advice and tips?? BR ...

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