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Vietnam to Laos, Laos to Cambodia, Visa on arrival?

Posted by Gorgonzola on 19/10/2011 at 02:16

Hey there world travelers, In just a few days I will be making my way to SEA for a 2 month trip through Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Being that I am flying into HCMC, the Vietnamese visa was easy to figure out. This being said, I've done hours upon hours of forum searching and internet perusing and still the visa info for Laos and Cambodia remains a slight enigma. The reason for this is that I had to go and make things complicated by wanting to cross into Laos by way of the Tay Trang/Sop Hun b ...

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Chinese transit visa? connecting international flights through Shanghai Pudong Airport (PVG)

Posted by sashanyc28 on 31/12/2009 at 15:09

I will be flying on United Airlines from Chicago (ORD) to Shanghai (PVG) on Friday with a connecting flight on Shanghai Airlines to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Vietnam. I will have a 6 1/2 hour layover at Shanghai Pudong airport. I hold a US passport. I understand that I do NOT need a Chinese transit visa if I am transiting through the airport for less than 48 hours in Shanghai (24 hours in any other international Chinese airport). I am a bit confused as I have read conflicting pos ...

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Visa on arrival in Thailand

Posted by alptitude on 15/10/2011 at 14:49

Hi I am struggling to find an answer to this one. I am from the UK but am planning on flying to Bangkok next week from Geneva, Switzerland. I will be in Thailand for about 6 hours before getting the overnight train to Laos. I will then be returning to Thailand from Cambodia about 4.5 weeks later. What kind of visa do i need and how do i get it??? ...

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transitting with different airlines.Do I have to enter country to retrieve bag?

Posted by sayadian on 13/10/2011 at 19:18

Flying into Suvannabhumi at 11am on 1st Nov. Then afternoon shuttle with AirAsia back to Phnom Penh .Went to the AirAsia office to enquire whether my bag could be transitted through from Kuwait Air flight to their Phnom Penh flight.She told me I have to enter Thailand pick up my bag then go back out.So, basically I have to queue to get an entry stamp then 5 minutes later queue to get an exit stamp.This seems like craziness to me.Does anyone have any experience of this problem of transitting bag ...

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Flying to Vietnam (Sigon) then departure from Bangkok 4 months later, possible???

Posted by kitingdownunder on 8/10/2011 at 16:46

Hi, Could someone please give us some advice here. We have a one way flight from Australia going to Vietnam on the 5 December. Planning on travelling around Vietnam, across to Cambodia, Laos and then Thailand, all up we will be staying for 4 -5 months doing some boardercrossing. We have booked our flight to Europe on the 4 April - leaving from Bangkok. I will soon apply for the 90 day muliple country visa online. My query is now; since we are arriving into Vietnam on a one way flight, departu ...

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Visa on arrival at Savannahket airport

Posted by frasmc on 4/10/2011 at 02:17

Can anyone confirm that it is now possible to receive a visa on arrival when entering Laos by air at Savannakhet airport? I've bought a ticket from BKK to Pakse that flies via Savannakhet and want to make sure that I won't have trouble entering Laos (I only have two days in Bangkok before the flight, so would like to avoid having to get a Laos visa beforehand). One website says I can (http://www.laos-guide-999.com/visa-on-arrival.html) , but wanted to double check. Thanks! ...

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Border crossings over Christmas

Posted by onefatmonkey on 1/10/2011 at 05:14

Hiya I was wondering whether border crossings are open over Christmas (and indeed what is / isn't generally open in SE Asia around Christmas - say 23 December to 27 December)? Do things continue pretty much as normal or do things shut down for a few days? I'm probably going to be around the border of Laos / Thailand over Christmas and will need to do a border run to renew my Visa / Visa waiver at some point. Also kinda of related... what is transport like on a Sunday in SE Asia (in particular ...

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Re-entry (multiple) permission Thailand, experiences?

Posted by helkala on 16/9/2011 at 22:38

I'll arrive in Thailand in the beginning of October and I already have a non-immigrant visa (for my studies in Bangkok). In order to travel in the neighbour countries (which I want to do) I will apparently need to apply for a re-entry permission to Thailand? Does anyone have experience from the immigration office in Bangkok and applying for a re-entry permission? I will need a multiple re-entry permission, because I will be travelling in several different countries but I don't know yet when and ...

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Price for Thai Tourist Visa

Posted by emmapatricia on 20/5/2011 at 12:21

I'm going to be applying for a 60-day double-entry tourist visa to Thailand at the end of July 2011 (I'm a US citizen, if that makes a difference) I know the fee for tourist visas was exempt until March 31, 2011 but cannot seem to find information from the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding how much this visa will cost post-March. I'll mostly likely travel to Phnom Phen or Vientiane to apply for the visa. Does anyone know how much the visa will cost me? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 9,257 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 30/9/2011 at 20:47

Indian tourist visa in Bangkok

Posted by jbarne19 on 19/8/2011 at 17:11

Hi everybody, Im currently travelling around south east asia with plans to go to India after. I know the visa application process in Bangkok takes five days. I plan to go from Cambodia back to Bangkok, then head south to Koh Pha Ngan and the other islands for 10-12 days, before coming back to Bangkok. What I am wondering is, does anyone know if I can apply for the visa before I go south, and collect it 12 days later? Or do they require you to return after five days? Thanks for any help. ...

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Viewed 3,179 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by wanderlustlady on 22/9/2011 at 20:04

Thailand/China visa

Posted by kitebo on 12/9/2011 at 23:38

Hi, I'm going on a 7,5 month trip to SEA and China in just over a month's time, and I'm kind of stuck with all the visa requirements. I'll probably be crossing into Thailand from Malaysia, but I'll definitely be staying in Thailand for longer than 15 days... If I apply for a Thai visa here in the Netherlands, the Thai embassy website says I need to supply my flight data, but I'm not flying either in or out of Thailand, is that a problem? Also, I'll be crossing into China from Vietnam. Getting ...

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Viewed 2,164 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by KirstyB on 13/9/2011 at 06:07

Can't find recent Thai visa post

Posted by UsTwo on 10/9/2011 at 08:31

In the last few weeks there was a new post about new rules for Thai visa, but I can't find it anywhere. It reported on a confusing situation, and there was contradictory opinion of the meaning of the new requirements. From memory, the post was originated by Somtam. I am now at the stage of applying for my visas for Thailand and Vietnam, and would like to check it out again. Thanks for any assistance. ...

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Viewed 1,473 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by UsTwo on 10/9/2011 at 09:24

Thai visa question!

Posted by Shaneo88 on 6/9/2011 at 09:19

Hi everyone! i made it here without any (major) issues thanks to everyones help and i love it. Its time now to tackle the visa issue since i will be staying longer than 60 days. So i got my 60 day visa from the states which requires i leave thailand by October 18th. Right now, i am in Chiang Rai and will be heading to Laos in the next couple days. I have paid for 2 entries on the visa. My question is, if i am back into Thailand on september 14th, will my 60 days renew so i will have until ...

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Viewed 2,746 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 7/9/2011 at 14:36

PLEASE! i need up-to-date info on the overland border Cambodia to Laos!

Posted by bizzungax on 31/8/2011 at 15:37

Please, I have read a dozen different websites, contacted a few agencies, but still I get mixed answers, so I thought that the best way to get AN ACCURATE answer would be through a fellow traveller. Can anyone, PLEASEEE tell me whether it is possible to get a VISA-ON-ARRIVAL TO LAOS, in the overland border between Cambodia (Veun Kham) and Laos (Dong Calor)? Please please please fellow travellers help me out! Thank you so much! ...

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Viewed 3,182 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 1/9/2011 at 11:51

vietnam visa in phnom penh

Posted by kaptainkano on 24/8/2011 at 16:41

Can someone tell me the current cost of getting a vietnam visa in phnom penh and maybe recommend a reliable agent to use. Also when crossing into vietnam by bus is their any additional fees at the border ot guards looking for tea money. thanks ...

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Viewed 2,726 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 26/8/2011 at 16:24

Don't shoot me....!

Posted by le1979 on 23/8/2011 at 20:53

..... it's ANOTHER Thai visa question. In my defence I'm in India on a dodgy connection which could go anytime..... We are travelling across India to Calcutta and from there we want to fly into Hanoi . All the flights go via bangkok. I'm going to be meeting my sister in bkk on the 17th November and was planning on flying in to get 30 day visa. If we got a flight from Calcutta to Hanoi via bangkok would it mean I won't be able to get the 30 visa when I meet my sister? Or can I get a transit visa ...

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Viewed 2,301 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by le1979 on 24/8/2011 at 21:41

Tourist visa questions

Posted by mudchild on 15/7/2011 at 18:24

Hi there First off this is the best website! I just have a question on the Thai Visa situation which I cant seem to find answers for. I am going to apply for a thai tourist visa with 3 entries I think as im there from sept until jan. From what I can see I have to leave every 60 days which is fine as Im planning to go to cambodia and laos. I was planning on going to cambodia first off and then laos later on. Will my next 60 days be activated if I travel overland though? Also will it make a diffe ...

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Viewed 3,151 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by mudchild on 21/8/2011 at 01:31

Returning to Thailand from Cambodia, and I lost my yellow fever certificate

Posted by Fixman on 20/8/2011 at 19:30

I'm an Argentine citizen, and while I can enter Thailand without a Visa, I need to have had the yellow fever vaccine before coming to the country. I entered Thailand with that certificate, and after a few weeks I left it and went to Cambodia. Now I was planning on staying an extra day in Bangkok, but I lost my certificate. Does anyone know if this will be a problem, even through I have a Thailand stamp already on my passport? ...

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Bad info about crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia with Vietnamese motorbike?

Posted by brand0n on 27/6/2011 at 04:53

I have heard that it is pretty hassle-free to cross into Cambodia with a Vietnamese motorbike, but one response that I got from a rental shop in Hanoi has me a bit worried: "According to me ride up through Cambodia from Vn side it is not sensible idea because Vietnamese custom not accept to ride any motorbike(even bike in your own name) to Cambodia if the bike don’t have a permit road work for crossing border. it make by ministry of communications and transport." We are planning ...

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Viewed 9,312 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by gabrielgodin on 5/8/2011 at 23:26

Overland border crossings. Onward travel tickets??

Posted by jammi100 on 5/3/2011 at 20:01

Hiya, Im planning on making as many border crossings as i can overland. Therefore the onward travel tickets for visa purposes is going to be a problem! Was planning on just using whatever transport i can find while out there and making only a couple of flights if possible. Will this be a major issue at the crossings?? Any advice?? Thanks ...

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Viewed 4,475 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by christay2009 on 5/8/2011 at 21:48


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