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Chiang Mai to Laos

Posted by Gilbert87 on 18/11/2011 at 00:40

Hi, So sorry, I been reading a lot on travel fish about this but the more i read.. the more confusing it gets. I am from Singapore. I will be in Chiang mai from 30 nov to 3 jan. I understand i only have a 30 days visa free entry and i will need to renew it in order to stay for another 3 days. I know most people travel to laos to get a renewal. I read a lot on the tours packages there and most of them seem to only offer one way trip there. a few questions: 1) What is the best and safest way of ...

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Will I need a multiple entry visa for Vietnam?

Posted by Peachula on 11/8/2011 at 09:50

So, I bought a plane ticket on a whim in June for September and didn't fully think things through when I planned it out, but upon working out my itinerary I'm unsure if I need to get a multiple entry visa or not. The situation is that my ticket is into and out of HCMC and I'm ending my trip in Bangkok, so I'll be flying from Bangkok into HCMC then catching my plane home (not leaving the airport). I'll be travelling around all of SEA for 3 months and was hoping to just get a single entry visa in ...

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Vietnam Visa - Advice

Posted by thewanderer on 20/10/2011 at 18:15

Me and my girlfriend arrive in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh - Airport) on November 28th, flying in from KL. We plan on spending about 10 days in Vietnam. What kind of advice would you give us regarding obtaining our Visas for Vietnam? Going by what others say, it might be an idea to sort it out in advance - which website is the most reliable? Any help would be much appreciated. The Wanderer ...

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Sihanoukville to Koh Chang?

Posted by misplcednotlost on 5/11/2011 at 22:32

So we are contemplating going to southern Thailand after Cambodia, and are not sure about this crossing. Has anyone done it? If I understand correctly there is the option of boat or bus? The border crossing is Hat Lek/ Koh Kong , so do we take a bus from Sihanoukville to Koh Kong or a boat? Just hoping someone has experience doing this. We are going from Cambodia to Thailand, and havent really figured out a route yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!! ...

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Cambodia-Laos border crossing accessible with floods?

Posted by brentdtjones on 4/11/2011 at 00:40

With all the recent flooding that is going on, is it still possible to get from Siem Reap to the border crossing that leads to Si Phan Don? I am in Vietnam at the moment so I will not be there for a few more weeks but I would like to know if anyone has used it recently. ...

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Size of Photo for Visa On Arrival in Cambodia??

Posted by sharoonie on 1/11/2011 at 10:53

Hi Everyone, I am reading differing things on the web about what size photo is acceptable on arrival at airport in Cambodia. Some official Cambodian sites say "passport size photo" and some say "4 x 6" photos are required. I am a Canadian citizen and our passport size photos are 50 mm X 70 mm (2 inches wide X 2 3/4 inches long), so is that good enough... or what? Thanks for your help!! ...

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Thai Tourist visa entries/length of stay

Posted by Gorey on 24/10/2011 at 23:01

Hello there, Apologies in advance if this has already been answered a hundred times, I did a search but not sure if I found my answer. My brain may have already been melted by talking to two Thai consulates today. I'm needing to be in Thailand between 1st Dec and 30th Mar and I'm a bit lost regarding the 90 days max in 6 months thing. If I applied for a 60 Day toursit visa and extended it to 90 then got a cheap return flight to make up the rest of the time would that be acceptable? I've read th ...

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Posted by fabba487 on 26/10/2011 at 09:23

Hi all, am planning a trip through Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and flying home from Bejing. I was curious as to which countries require visa's before you arrive, or can I acquire most of them on the specific border? China is a bit of a mystery to me so any help there would be much appreciated, even how expensive China is generally compared to the other South-East Asian countries? Thank you all for your time ...

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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 ( , 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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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 3,420 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 2,345 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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